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Raitsa
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« on: July 14, 2009, 05:09:20 PM »


Howdy guys.
Just bought my first dedicated cabinet, a Pit-Fighter in quite good shape.
Made by Atari in Ireland in 1990.
Now i just have to organize some shipping for it...

Any opinions, is this one worth restoring or shall i just go for full on Mameing...?
Honestly, I am more interested in Mame as a whole than i am playing just one beat-em up game.

http://www.klov.com/game_detail.php?game_id=9034
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« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2009, 06:50:03 PM »

to confirm your first thinking...

pit fighter is just one of the worst game ever.
So as the game isn't worth it, I would even remove all the pit fighter artworks,
and replace it with some nicer ones.

I hope you didn't pay too much for it and that the screen is working good either.
Anyway, it's a good 3 players panel, and that's cool for a jamma mamecab.

This cab has the good taste to be a jamma cab, so plug a mame computer shouldn't be too painful.

 
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« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2009, 07:31:14 PM »

Same as Funky' ... I don't think they are many Pit Fighters around anyway Roll Eyes Tongue

But don't forget the major rule regarding a dedicated cab : If you change something, assure you that you'll be able to roll back : keep the original parts somewhere for example...

But maybe this rule is not applicable with this Pit Fighter ?!  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Tongue  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2009, 05:23:37 PM »

This cab is PERFECT for Mame !!!!
Or to run Jamma games....

You already have 3 joysticks, nice monitor ...is it working ?
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« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2009, 09:55:11 PM »

Thanks guys for the feedback and suggestions.

Its working smoothly as far as i know, i have tested it briefly at the seller´s place while i was around there with a smaller car.

I will Mame the cabinet with a possibility of a (future owner) restore someday.
I have a spare X-arcade dual joystick controller that i might disassemble and use the parts for a new control panel.
Mame is definitely the games thing for me, i would probably get bored in a week for just Pit-Fighting.

Gonna go pickup the cabinet tomorrow btw, a total of 450km drive.

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« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2009, 08:36:09 PM »


Gonna go pickup the cabinet tomorrow btw, a total of 450km drive.


First rule : never forget your digital camera during a road trip  Wink

Be careful tomorrow  Cool
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« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2009, 09:45:08 PM »

Yeah, roadtrip journals are always welcome in this forum if you ask me  Cool

goodluck with the pick-up!
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« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2009, 10:51:38 PM »

Thanks a lot guys, the roadtrip was smooth sailing all the way, sunny day and no problems at all.

Here are a few pics of the trip on a sunny day in southern Finland, 454km´s total.
Now the Pit-Fighter has been played by 3 players at the same time and awaiting for a Mame PC in the garage.

Interestingly, the game has a counter in the coin door, which was showing over 44.500 plays Smiley
Where´s the money?!!

Starting the trip:


Perfect weather for a arcade roadtrip:


All packed up on the car:


On the garage waiting for Mame´ing starting right away:


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« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2009, 02:02:53 AM »

man, what kind of car do you have? there seems to be enough space for more than one game  shock

got luck with the mame-ification  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2009, 09:11:15 AM »

Hey Superully, the car was an Opel Vivaro, a loaner from friend who is in to old school games as well.
I just had to pay for the gas.

Here is the car, the bigger one below:

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« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2009, 04:51:03 PM »

Nice pics! , looks like perfect weather !

Goodluck mame-ing it!

Pictures from the progress of mame-ing belong here  Wink
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