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What did you do in ''Video Game'' today ??

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Did you play, repair, restore, buy or do anything related to video games today ?
Share your stories with us, we want to know :)
The video game i want to play is always the one i don't have :FP:
Les arcades, j'suis tombé d'dans quand j'tait pti !! :-)

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I pulled out a Midway Extra Bases cocktail out of storage this morning. Debating what to do with it. Here is a nice one:
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So, mine has been stored in shitty conditions. The steel panels holding the trackballs are rusted, I found 2 mice skeletons in the coinbox, an insane amount of mouse poop in the cab bottom, and the board box is quite corroded. I have no idea if it even remotely works. I have to take a real good look at everything.

Is it a great theme? Meh. Baseball. It's ok. But I don't want to convert or part out a game just for shits and giggles...

So, more on that gem in the spring.
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Changé les caps d'un chihiro qui fonctionait pas et ... it's ALIVEEE!!
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I played Wizard of Wor and drank beer.

I can confirm that contrary to pinball, beer does NOT enhance my playing performance. Lol
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Video games are cheap compare to pinballs ha ha ha !!
New games added to the list i can play.
Star Wars
Empire Strike Back
Return of the Jedi
Also and more important to my eyes.. Paperboy and Starblade :)

The very best arcade controller ever !!! Atari Yoke replica from Alan 1, very high quality product !
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Stun runner aussi!
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Oh yeah Stun runner and also Hydra !!
The video game i want to play is always the one i don't have :FP:
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Tried a lot of mame gun games today, here's nice choices to start:



Lot of fun !!! :) :)
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Fantastic video. Great commentary throughout. I could have done without the ribbon ads but that was a minor complaint.

I had totally forgotten about the Crossbow game. I dumped so many quarters into that one. Ha! Good memories!

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Received ans installed the usb-dvg. Video game community is incredible !
Now i can play all those vector games on a real vector monitor !!
They are for most, impossible to find. Black Widow, Aztarac, Tac-Scan, Omega Race, Quantum, Space Fury, Zektor and etc, all color and B/W vector games are available and working great !! It's a miracle, Jesus walking on water is a child play compare to this ha ha ha !!

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Look what is coming for my Dragon's Lair multigame :P
Cliff Hanger now available !
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Took 20 years to finally buy a Donkey Kong, my first arcade love! Like the cocktail version , add more variety to the gameroom!
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Petite anecdote, la game fonctionne mais est "blind" pour le moment, réparation de moniteur en vue. Le vendeur est Elie de Arcademtl, il m'a dit avoir recu une offre plus élevée que la mienne mais vu que le gars lui a dit qu'il voulait la convertir au lcd, il a préféré me la vendre.

Respect mon ami, ca fait du bien de voir qqun qui comprend vraiment ce monde des machines video d'arcade! Très heureux de t'avoir rencontré!
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I am in the process of rebuilding my mame standup arcade cabinet's control panel. The actual wood panel is being slowly build as time permit.
On the menu : adding a pair of spinners, one trackball, a set of leafswitch buttons/joystick and lightguns. The CPO is almost double the one I originally made for the cabinet, nearly 10 years ago.


Recently I changed the gun on my actlab lightgun and looked at changing my VGA CRT

Yesterday I started to work on the connector that'll be installed on the front panel for the gun to reach the insides.
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I'm slowly acquiring the parts for my 25" Smash TV restore, may even get Total Carnage in it as well.
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Ce soir vu que le Canadien a gagné, j'ai trouvé la motivation pour travailler sur le moniteur de la DK.
Le proprio d'avant a changé le flyback car il avait sauté et fait un cap kit en passant mais le résultat est plus d'image du tout, avant il fonctionnait bien.
Cette semaine j'ai lu tout ce que j'ai pu trouvé a propos de ce moniteur pour essayé de le connaitre mieux.
J'ai suivi un flowchart pour un sanyo ez20 qui est similaire. Je test les fuses et c'est ok. Après beaucoup de lecture j'ai remarqué qu'une composante importante est l'ajustement du B+. Sur le flowchart il indique une fonction de HV shutdown causé par un over brightness.
Alors je suis rendu là, je check B+ qui doit etre a 105volt et il indique 144 volt. Je tourne ce pot conterclockwise au complet et je met l'écran sous tension, maintenant il indique 80 volt, trop bas mais "tabar***" je vois tout d'un coup qque chose aparaitre a l'écran, je l'ai ajusté a 104volt tel que recommandé, c'est bon signe non ?? :) :) :)
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Both 'Video Game' & 'Pinball', I finally got around to replacing those damnable Bally Pots that are always bad on my Granny & The Gators Vidiot board.
all 10k pots replaced!
all 10k pots replaced!
Makes for a beautiful, *stable* picture.
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Previous owner made the cap kit and the flyback. This second operation consist to change two broken pots and the big filter cap in the same time. Good news, i saw the picture of the game for few seconds but it disappears when i try to adjust the bad pots.
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Ça fitte!

J'ai commencé la job de le modifier (doit être noir) pour l'installation finale dans le cabinet.

Pas gigantesque, mais plus gros que le moniteur que j'avais alors c'est excellent.

Aussi, j'ai réussi à tweaker les settings pour obtenir une calibration presque parfaite sur mon lightgun. Awesome.
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c'est tu dans un armoire pis c'est le pc qu'on voit dans le premier tiroir? :shock:
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HPR Pinball wrote:
Fri Jun 04, 2021 10:27 pm
Ce soir vu que le Canadien a gagné, j'ai trouvé la motivation pour travailler sur le moniteur de la DK.
Le proprio d'avant a changé le flyback car il avait sauté et fait un cap kit en passant mais le résultat est plus d'image du tout, avant il fonctionnait bien.
Cette semaine j'ai lu tout ce que j'ai pu trouvé a propos de ce moniteur pour essayé de le connaitre mieux.
J'ai suivi un flowchart pour un sanyo ez20 qui est similaire. Je test les fuses et c'est ok. Après beaucoup de lecture j'ai remarqué qu'une composante importante est l'ajustement du B+. Sur le flowchart il indique une fonction de HV shutdown causé par un over brightness.
Alors je suis rendu là, je check B+ qui doit etre a 105volt et il indique 144 volt. Je tourne ce pot conterclockwise au complet et je met l'écran sous tension, maintenant il indique 80 volt, trop bas mais "tabar***" je vois tout d'un coup qque chose aparaitre a l'écran, je l'ai ajusté a 104volt tel que recommandé, c'est bon signe non ?? :) :) :)
Oui mais là ajuste ton screen sur le flyback pour enlever la retrace :D
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What's wrong with this picture ???
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Do you like the picture ??
Finally the problem was fairly simple to solve but it took lot of time to read and learn before i can understand what were the possible cause to this dead monitor. Ordered parts, installed new pots, make adjustments and voilà :) :)
By the way i removed the transistors and put new ''pate thermique'' to dissipate heat better than the old and dry one.
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Mrhide wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 12:37 pm
c'est tu dans un armoire pis c'est le pc qu'on voit dans le premier tiroir? :shock:
Non j'ai enlevé la vitre et le panneau de contrôle.

Le moniteur tient sur une tablette et le pc c'est un rackmount 3U que j'ai fait tenir dans le cabinet.

J'ai changé de moniteur et je suis en train de remonter un nouveau panneau de contrôle.
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Ça commence à prendre forme.
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