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  1. just picked this up as another ground up resto. won't touch until the grande domino is completely finished. around 4 weeks will be working nearly 100%, will be finished on the restore. all new part and new bglass installed. this will then move into the queue. have already started chasing down parts for her.
    3 points
  2. Hi all - this DOT Enviro cab has been moved around and in storage for 20 years now! Thankfully no major damage and the external cabinet overall has been kept in excellent condition due to the previous owners installing perspex over the outside of the cab. It has all original components including lenticular rear marquee and backglass. The main boards look to be in great condition, not sure about the power board.. my bro and I co-own it - we did fire it up about 4 years ago and it didn't sound great, so don't want to try it again just yet. Not sure where to actually start - I will be reviewing the work that @The_debs has done on his cabinet, it's looking great! The control panel absolutely needs some TLC and there's quite a bit of a rust. This project will take a while, but I thought I'd share some of the pics of the current condition! Enjoy and feel free to ask questions or offer advice, it's appreciated. (not sure why orientation is off with the pics!?)
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  3. Congratulations Legin on taking out VPGL23. RusstyT just holding out a fast finishing Crackers for 2nd Place. Thankyou to Capp & Almorte for holding up the book ends to keep this competition ticking over. It has been a challenging year for a lot of us with house moves, family illness and equipment failures so most importantly I hope everyone is OK. While being involved with game club central with my game has given me an appreciation for just how good the format of this comp is. I really like how it gives us the opportunity to learn so many different games that I would have just passed by. I really want to preserve this. I'm still looking at ways of sharing a games night through discord, not to displace this competition but to add to the fun. Cheers Leaders Board Finally legin 893 1 RusstyT 889 2 Crakkers 887 3 Capp 484 4 Almorte 294 5
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  4. Day 17/17... Final results... Exed Exes was last played 7 years ago... Congrats to everyone who played this game... Terencew and HAL1973 both got over 300,000 points for a nice 8th and 7th place. Pessimeister and mappy24 both got over 500,000 points for 6th and 5th place. Arcadinator scored over 700,000 points for a great 4th place. DBH scored over 800,000 points for a superb 3rd place. Germano D' Alessandro scored over 1,000,000 points for an amazing 2nd place Well done. Congrats to OOO for winning Game 5, with an outstanding score of 5,993,400 and has beat the previous Exed Exes 1st place score, Nice shooting πŸ™‚ Crazy Kong Vigilante and Roc'n Rope are still in play Game 9 will be posted soon...
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  5. Day 17/17.... Final results... Dockman is a 1982 game by Tatio and has never been played before in MGL history.... Congrats to everyone who played this game πŸ™‚ Great effort from everyone in 18th to 10th place for getting over 20k. Gamers: Shahbaz, lasice, thejudge, terencew and ZNC all got over 30k well done. DaLar and HAL1973 both got over 40k for a nice 3rd and 4th place. DBH score over 100,000 points amazing score well done. Congrats to PG3 for winning Game 4, with an astonishing score of 236,890, That's a lot of parcel collecting, This was PG3s 3rd MGL win after Cadillaces and Dinosaurs and Ponpoko. Crazy Kong Vigilante and Roc'n Rope are still in play Game 9 will be posted soon...
    2 points
  6. brings out the survey draftsman in me from the early 80s. love using those old skills to make a copy off the flyer on a3 and rescaling it all back. get the stencils done by eye and scale, putting it together just like a jigsaw..with a dash of maths. hope some of these photos show how the game is going.
    2 points
  7. I actually bought one of these and although I haven’t found a permanent place for it yet they look fantastic lit up and are really well packed for safe transit πŸ‘
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  8. Finally after a long wait and many false leads I have this little beauty in the shed. Been wanting for an EM in my small collection for a few years now. Such a beautiful game. I initially started looking for an Aquarius...as I was born in 1970 and an Aquarius myself! But it's no where as pretty as this. I initially saw the game online and checked out alot of EM's. Then I was lucky to play Jimmy's from Netherworld one casual arvo at Dave's house and was in love at first site. The art and game to me is 10/10 and I am very grateful to finally own one.....Thanks PC for the quick and easy transaction with no stuffing around and the elusive Bill for the delivery. Unlike my normal approach..I'm leaving this fairly untouched as it plays beautifully and everything is very nice. I relit and rubbered it all and a clean up here and there and will maybe add some more very subtle cleaning and polishing. Happy Saturday AA'ers!
    1 point
  9. 11240 A coin muncher and not much fun or maybe it’s just me. Seems like the β€œI suck at this game-o-meter” for MGL53 is running at about 50% so far. As always I will keep trying when I get time and there is time left on the clock.
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  10. weather was too good to miss out on today. waited for the sun to go down then got the other side and the front for the main colour of yellow.
    1 point
  11. Great find!! There're still out there! Good luck with the resto!
    1 point
  12. Pessimeister: 43, 740 Level 3 boss and the approach still seems to have my measure.
    1 point
  13. Wow, that's an amazing find for Aus, and in great condition. Congrats! First thing to do would be to check the state of the mains wiring, and double check that the fuses are the correct ones for the job. The manual on these is pretty comprehensive. Second thing to do is to check you have continuity from any metal parts of the cabinet to the ground pin on the mains plug. Basically any metal part that is connected to any part of the game system, CP, coin door etc should grounded. You should be able to buzz through to the ground pin on the plug with your multimeter. If those are both true the cab should be safe to run, I've met plenty of cab's that are just one fault away from being lethal because things were unhooked or bypassed over their 40 year life span.
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  14. I thought I'd done enough, but then Legin comes screaming around the bend and does a Bradbury, pipping me with a score from an entirely different game! I wasn't expecting that! 😁
    1 point
  15. I've had this cabinet for years and years. I originally did a quick and nasty Mame/Sega M2 conversion using an old Playstation Wheel and Pedals. With the pedals I wired the existing pots into the PSX pedal set cable interface. This set up worked great but only really for 270 degree steering games as that's what the PSX Wheel was with self-centering. I hated the wheel as it was plastic and flimsy as hell. I'm not really sure if the cab was an original or not. Definitely not a dedicated Pole Position 1 or 2 cabinet but that's the last game that was in it before disposal. The cabinet had no original boards or monitor in it when I got it and since the Pole Position boards are notoriously flaky and difficult to keep working I was not going to bother with an original board. First up was a clean and tidy of the cabinet. I started by stripping all the parts from the seat half of the cab. Yes this unit is in 2 parts that bolt together. The seat portion also contains the shifter which is a basic High/Low setup. Note the seat needs to be reupholstered which I will do eventually. I cleaned the entire unit inside and out then masked off the white portion so I could repaint the base. I used a matt black as that's what it looks like originally. I didn't bother doing any filling etc as I like a used look on a cab, especially one this old. I then ripped off the old carpet. Looks like carpet tiles were used as it wasn't wide enough to completely fit so was done in 2 parts just like the other portion of the cab. I replaced the grey carpet with new black stuff that was large enough to fit without seams. Spread carpet glue down and 15 mins later after it got tacky layed the cut portion down. I weighed it down a little and left it to set overnight. Once set I then trimmed to the edges. The steel edge trims were cleaned polished and then replaced completing the original look. Next up was the shifter. The shifter base plate was not in great shape but turns out it was just grime. I was originally going to replace the label with a new one but I didn't like how plain the new one was compared to the original and once I'd cleaned the original it looked great. I just masked off the label, cutting around the edges and resprayed the base plate. This shifter works just with a micro-switch. Low is switch Off and High is Switch stuck on. The wires for the microswitch actually connect to the cabinet connector sockets. The cabinet is bolted together using metal plates. The positive and ground wires are screwed into the bolt sockets on either side. The front harness wires are then connected to the the front side bolt sockets forming a connection. Very handy way of doing it without having to disconnect any wiring when moving or transporting. Here is the final result I then just repeated the process for the front half of the cabinet including the back and rear panel. Check out the documents on the inside of the back panel. The original control panel was in bad shape. Coated in a faded black textured paint coating that was flaking away on some areas. I was unsure on wether I wanted it black again or not and given the texture decided on a hammertone finish to mask the underlying texture. The problem is that hammertone paint is generally like a semi-gloss and black imo would have been too shiny and not suited the look of the cabinet so I opted for a siler/grey instead. I think it turned out okay though still not 100%. The original panel had 2 coin mechs, the wheel and a single start button. Since this is a dedicated racer it doesn't need many buttons. I've opted to use the Wheel for Game Selection, the Accelerator Pedal for Game Start. The single button on the panel can be Exit Game. I just need to sort our Coin Entry. I'm missing one of the coin mech holders to match so may make a custom panel to fit with a coin entry button. I'd like to restore the second coin mech and rig it for Insert Coin but I'll dwell on that. The actual steering wheel is a heavy cast metal. The metal itself is fine, unfortunately the rubber grip is broken and missing in several places but will do for now. Note I have not cleaned the wheel yet. I had real issues with the steering opto board. I had hoped to use the original opto board with a u-hid however despite deciphering the pin-out with help from Arcade King it simply didn't work at all. Didn't even register as a device. I suspect either the board is dead or the extra components on it for interfacing to the original Pole Position PCB interfered with it all. Opto Board Pins 1 = 5 volt 2 = Unused 3 = Switch 4 = Unused 5 = Ground 6 = Ground 7 = Switch 8 = Unused 9 = 5 volt 10 = Unused Instead I pulled apart an old arcade trackball I've had for years. This has 2 opto encoders in it. I disassembled it, took one out and tested in on the wheel and success! I then had to work out a way to mount it to the original steel assembly which was done successfully! Next up is all the wiring which I'll document soon. Brad
    1 point
  16. Now I might try autofire and see how far I get. You know... just because.
    1 point
  17. 137,620.........another late entry.
    1 point
  18. 5,870,820......a late entry.
    1 point
  19. Hugely productive day today Not πŸ€ͺ I 3d printed this hinge spacer. I did have to replace the power supply in the printer first.
    1 point
  20. 713,600 I think I've had enough of this game. I've forgotten how brutal it was actually.
    1 point
  21. Final update on this project. After selling my Royal Flush to make room, I was able to move this pin from the garage into the house to add to my playing collection. I had been getting a few odd problems happening on the playfield and couldn't see why, so I decided to change the connectors to the pascal 4-1 board. This is something that I normally do but hadn't done for this pin. Unfortunately, due to the Ukrainian war, Docent Electronics were not sending packages to AUS for some reason, so I had to wait until they did, which happen a few weeks ago. So, after installing all the new connectors, everything worked as it should. Note to self to always replace the connectors πŸ™‚. I just had to replace one target reset coil and a dodgy display all was done. I am very happy with the final result even though this "quick" project took over 2 years to complete.
    1 point
  22. I don't have that version RusstyT. I think I am running a version from VPinball.com which is now no longer available. My version seems to play like normal, no real issues.
    1 point
  23. Not quite sure what you mean there Russty. I'd have to put JPs's version on my cab and compare them. Won't get a chance to do that until Saturday or Sunday.
    1 point
  24. Welcome to AA, enjoy the ride
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  26. Hi Aeioux, welcome and enjoy !!!
    1 point
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