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« on: February 07, 2009, 07:13:59 PM »




Following this road trip  arrow



...the time is come to bring this ...bad guy? playable again  Roll Eyes Grin

Ok, here's the cabinet... inside the V2  arrow



As you can see... no monitor  confused

...and this time, this will be a big problem because the original monitor is a medium resolution (24K), and so, I won't be able to put a TV... OK... I'll come back on this later...  Wink



The control panel is in good shape... only dust as you see (*almost* uncleaned yet  opppsarrow



The original board is there... and... when I got the game more than one year ago, we plugged the game, and we heard the game... let's hope it's still working... but at least, it looks complete  arrow



...spider webs... as usual...



You gonna die very soon... sorry  oppps  arrow



Let's check the identity of the cab'  arrow



How many games played? Notice the sound board on the picture... yes, under a ton of dust  confused  arrow



OK, let's start with a good cleaning of the inside  arrow



Now, let's plug the game...and see what happens?  pacman

One right part of the marquee is lightening up.



...the board is up too...



I press the coin switch... and ... YES  Smiley I can play the game... I'm blind ... but I can hear the sounds during my actions (accelerate, siren), the music and the sounds/speaks of the game.
Well, maybe everything on screen would be garbage graphics, bug, or even no display... but at this point, I still have hope  Cool

Let's check how the board sends the pictures. Here's the cable  arrow



As you can see, one of the previous owners of this cab has been changed something... the connector has been modified.

Anyway, it won't change anything because... I don't have a medium resolution monitor...  Embarrassed ... and I don't think I'll be able to found one near to me...ultra difficult to get in Europe,  I mean of this specific size (I'm not talking about monitors for Sega Racing games for example!)  Evil...  so what?

Here's my solution  arrow



Stay Tuned  Roll Eyes Tongue
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« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2009, 08:18:38 PM »

ooooh looking interesting bruno....this is a great wee game Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2009, 09:00:09 AM »

Ok, everything is ready for the first test  Wink  arrow



Power on :



Opsss... what the @#!?

Ok, let's inverse the vertical / horizontal  sync wires, and let's try again  arrow


(click on picture to see the video test)

YEAH  Kiss Kiss Kiss
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« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2009, 11:44:22 AM »

the size of the original atari boards always frightens me  oppps

good job, Bruno
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« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2009, 02:49:26 PM »

the size of the original atari boards always frightens me  oppps

I was thinking the same thing!

Good job btw, you always seem to find a neat solution when a new problem occurs Wink The 24khz to 31khz converter this time. I didn't even know that existed, I've only heard of a 15khz to 31khz converter and vice versa.
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« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2009, 08:06:42 PM »

the size of the original atari boards always frightens me  oppps

Yes...very impressive... the boards from 'Indiana Jones & the temple of Doom' (System1) are huge too... very scaring  Ghost But for the moment, all that stuff is working (fingers crossed)  Tongue Kiss  arrow



I didn't even know that existed, I've only heard of a 15khz to 31khz converter and vice versa.

Yes, this interface is very impressive... it can do anything  Smiley ...and it has all the connectors, see  arrow



From left to right : GND, S (I believe it's a composite signal?, or maybe a negative Sync?), Vertical Sync, Horizontal Sync, Blue, Green, Red  Kiss

I love this 9" monitor... so useful as you can see  Grin  arrow



First game played here  arrow



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« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2009, 08:56:48 PM »



This picture is so funny, the steering wheel looks bigger than that 9" monitor Grin Wink

Altough it is nice to have such a small monitor for testing purposes.


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« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2009, 08:03:27 AM »

For information, a 'seat' option was available for that cabinet, see the fixation here  arrow



...I don't have the seat, but I don't care... 'coz, back the Days, I didn't played that game on a seat  Cool

Ok, so the next step is... put a monitor here :



'until I will find a 'medium resolution' 20" monitor, I'll use this VGA screen  arrow



Same one, but 'naked'  Tongue  arrow



After a small adjustment in the wood... it fits  Cool



Because I don't have the original frame, I'm fixing the monitor like this  arrow





Cool, I'll let the 'geometry/color setting' control panel attached, like this  arrow



It will be hidden by the bezel  Cool

OK, quick test... power on  Roll Eyes  arrow



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« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2009, 09:20:19 AM »

so simple with a converter...  Roll Eyes

the image doesn't seem too bad.
maybe beacause the gap isn't that important between 24K and 31K monitors
than with 15K and 31K  roll eyes
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« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2009, 09:33:37 AM »

@bruno: do you have a room full of tv / computer monitors where you can always pick the one you need? it seems as if you your supply of spare parts like monitors or computers is ENDLESS ...  shock
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« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2009, 07:57:03 PM »

@bruno: do you have a room full of tv / computer monitors where you can always pick the one you need? it seems as if you your supply of spare parts like monitors or computers is ENDLESS ...  shock

Yes, I've some *spare* parts, like TV/monitor  Roll Eyes Tongue  :

 

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« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2009, 09:36:29 PM »

oh my god, i can't believe that. did they fall off a truck or something? you're crazy, bruno. take this as a compliment!
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« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2009, 05:47:18 AM »

Great Substitution!  Finding those vertical monitors must be hard!  (I guess those are no longer made either, huh?)   Cry

Great Work!!!!!!!!!!!!  Cheesy


BTW,  I was always Fired, and thrown in the Trash Can LOL  lol
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« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2009, 05:20:37 PM »

And here's the final run  Cool

Let's put back the bezel  arrow



Let's find a good location for the video converter... mhhhh... why not here ...



Yes! Easy access, just in case  Tongue



Ok, it's time to put back the control panel.



One of the bulb is broken...



... the easiest fix on this cab  Grin  arrow



..and guess what???

YES !!! THIS IS IT!!! NO MORE WORK TO DO ON THIS ONE  Kiss Kiss Kiss


...just playing it of course  Grin

Ok, more pictures... 'on location' and 'in action'  Cool









and... as usual...

THE SOUVENIR VIDEO FAN : (tm)


(pop up the volume and click on the picture to watch the video^^)


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« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2009, 08:03:44 AM »

Great Job!!

You're Under Arrest!!  Tongue lol
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