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Re: 2019 Chuff Thread - It IS chuffy in here!
« Reply #320 on: August 11, 2019, 03:23:16 am »
I must have walked by that game a hundred times and never thought it looked that interesting.  Based on Neph’s posts I gave it a shot at Zapcon, and I gotta say the gameplay is surprisingly good.  Graphics are still pretty crude but the interface is very satisfying.

Yeah, this is back when Midway just blatantly stole other game concepts.... it's space invaders, galaxian, and the remnants of a cancelled star trek game.

When I got it all the metal pieces were rusted or oxidized pretty bad and there was a big crack in the wood (thus the sideart replacement) but it was otherwise in good shape in terms of the cabinet itself.  The wiring harness was all cut up though and I've yet to get the boards to show any signs of life.  Messed with it a while years ago when I first got it, but for the past 10+ years I've just had an old NEC pc in there running dos and advance mame.  It started throwing up errors a few months ago though.... haven't really looked into it but considering the pc is over 20 years old I figure something has just failed.  I probably need to upgrade a bit and put a version of mame that supports outputs to get the rank lights working.   

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Re: 2019 Chuff Thread - It IS chuffy in here!
« Reply #321 on: August 11, 2019, 04:05:06 am »
Cool cab Howard!

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Re: 2019 Chuff Thread - It IS chuffy in here!
« Reply #322 on: August 11, 2019, 12:01:50 pm »
Gorf is the “sample platter” of classic era space shooters.

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Re: 2019 Chuff Thread - It IS chuffy in here!
« Reply #323 on: August 11, 2019, 04:32:14 pm »
I must have walked by that game a hundred times and never thought it looked that interesting.  Based on Neph’s posts I gave it a shot at Zapcon, and I gotta say the gameplay is surprisingly good.  Graphics are still pretty crude but the interface is very satisfying.

Yeah, this is back when Midway just blatantly stole other game concepts.... it's space invaders, galaxian, and the remnants of a cancelled star trek game.

When I got it all the metal pieces were rusted or oxidized pretty bad and there was a big crack in the wood (thus the sideart replacement) but it was otherwise in good shape in terms of the cabinet itself.  The wiring harness was all cut up though and I've yet to get the boards to show any signs of life.  Messed with it a while years ago when I first got it, but for the past 10+ years I've just had an old NEC pc in there running dos and advance mame.  It started throwing up errors a few months ago though.... haven't really looked into it but considering the pc is over 20 years old I figure something has just failed.  I probably need to upgrade a bit and put a version of mame that supports outputs to get the rank lights working.   

I'll be building a machine for Gorf soon. You can save me lots of time by telling me which version of mame is the best one for a playable version of Gorf. I remember some versions had unbearable slow downs. I know the arcade also had slow downs, but some of those mame versions were extra bad.

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Re: 2019 Chuff Thread - It IS chuffy in here!
« Reply #324 on: August 11, 2019, 09:25:19 pm »
Yeah this setup is so old it's back from when every version of mame had issues playing gorf full speed.  I'm going to try some different versions though.... I'm wondering if a pi would work... normally I hate those damn things but for a single game setup it kind of makes sense. 

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Re: 2019 Chuff Thread - It IS chuffy in here!
« Reply #325 on: August 20, 2019, 10:54:10 pm »
Eye liner on a pig project slowly continues.

Before at top, after at bottom.  Every damn one of these inserts has been removed, cleaned, flattened as best as possible with a heat gun, touched up, black rings redone on playfield, and reglued.  I have 4 more at the top of the playfield to do.

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Re: 2019 Chuff Thread - It IS chuffy in here!
« Reply #326 on: August 20, 2019, 11:23:55 pm »
Feelin’ chuffy...
I just bought a house! That is all.  ;D

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« Reply #327 on: August 21, 2019, 03:11:20 am »
Feelin’ chuffy...
I just bought a house! That is all.  ;D

Congrats man!!

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Re: 2019 Chuff Thread - It IS chuffy in here!
« Reply #328 on: August 21, 2019, 04:22:42 am »
Save a house, ride a mortgage!
Enjoy it :)

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Re: 2019 Chuff Thread - It IS chuffy in here!
« Reply #329 on: August 21, 2019, 10:38:02 am »
Feelin’ chuffy...
I just bought a house! That is all.  ;D

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Re: 2019 Chuff Thread - It IS chuffy in here!
« Reply #330 on: August 21, 2019, 11:40:00 am »
Congrats Opt, now when stuff breaks you get to call.....yourself.  Hehe, just kidding.  So does this mean you will start to build Alpha One?

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« Reply #331 on: August 21, 2019, 01:09:40 pm »
Congrats Opt, now when stuff breaks you get to call.....yourself.  Hehe, just kidding.  So does this mean you will start to build Alpha One?
It most definitely means that!
We got a 2-car garage now, so I’m finally getting my workspace back. Also the garage is already fitted as a workshop area since the previous owner was a handy man of some sorts.
 
Once we’re settled in, I’m going to throw plans together for Alpha One, which originally was a renovation project, but now I’m planning a scratch build with a unique cab design. I also have a couple smaller projects that have been on the back burner for a while.

Looking forward to contributing projects again, it’s been a while.

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« Reply #332 on: August 21, 2019, 03:33:00 pm »
Sounds exciting!!

I dream of a house with a big garage for a workshop....

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Re: 2019 Chuff Thread - It IS chuffy in here!
« Reply #333 on: August 21, 2019, 04:12:33 pm »
Congrats Opt, now when stuff breaks you get to call.....yourself.
So much truth in this statement.

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Re: 2019 Chuff Thread - It IS chuffy in here!
« Reply #334 on: August 21, 2019, 04:41:21 pm »
It's funny because one of my air conditioners (it's Houston, I have 2) took it's annual ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- and all I had to do was take a breather from texting some of you memes all night and send a text to my property manager to summon the AC guy.

Sure, I may be dying broke, childless, and alone but at least the air conditioner is someone else's problem.

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« Reply #335 on: August 21, 2019, 08:16:58 pm »


Sure, I may be dying broke, childless, and alone but at least the air conditioner is someone else's problem.

 :cheers:

Well three out of four ain't bad.  Gotta figure out how to make it someone else's problem. 

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« Reply #336 on: August 23, 2019, 12:35:15 am »
...no...more....inserts....

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« Reply #337 on: August 24, 2019, 08:57:19 pm »
My body is ready

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« Reply #338 on: August 25, 2019, 08:19:50 pm »
Awesome! Firepower is my most remembered pinball game. Multi-ball blew my mind.

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« Reply #339 on: August 28, 2019, 07:35:43 am »
Finally got my physical copy :)


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« Reply #340 on: August 29, 2019, 11:20:49 pm »
What does one do when the Aggies, Cowboys, and Texans are playing simultaneously.....?

Modern problems, modern solutions.

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Re: 2019 Chuff Thread - It IS chuffy in here!
« Reply #341 on: August 30, 2019, 01:42:37 pm »


What does one do when the Aggies, Cowboys, and Texans are playing simultaneously.....?

Modern problems, modern solutions.

 :cheers:

As a WVU fan, if there are any crazy "Dana Holgorsen got plastered and...." stories out of Houston, I'd find them amusing.

He made mistakes at WVU and learned from them, so Houston is getting a much better head coach than he was even a few years ago.

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« Reply #342 on: September 03, 2019, 12:16:54 am »
UH game wasn’t quite the slaughter I anticipated.  It’s nice to be rid of Major Applewhite as he spoiled a few seasons for me 15 years ago.  I’ve quite enjoyed my time wandering around UH so I’m happy to root for them.

The God of children and fools comes through once again as I survive an exploding tire at freeway speeds today.  Inspect those sidewalls periodically.

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« Reply #343 on: September 03, 2019, 01:10:16 pm »
That's what you call a blowout!  Never seen one that bad on anything other than a tractor trailer. 

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« Reply #344 on: September 03, 2019, 02:21:06 pm »
I've had problems with weird cracks appearing along the sidewalls on these tires. I blame the constant heat.  Anyway, Discount Tire has my next paycheck on lock and I'm back in business today.

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« Reply #345 on: September 14, 2019, 12:37:01 pm »
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« Reply #346 on: September 14, 2019, 01:15:17 pm »
The brotherhood of the travelling hat.  :cheers:

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« Reply #347 on: September 14, 2019, 05:02:19 pm »
Done a little screen replacement project today.
Came out really good imo :)


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« Reply #348 on: September 18, 2019, 02:39:31 pm »
Picked up a 20" 4:3 LCD out of the trash today... and a PC with a Xeon E5506 processor.... maybe this can run Gauntlet Legends...?

EDIT: Can't run Gauntlet Legends without a video card... back to the trash this thing goes.

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« Reply #349 on: September 21, 2019, 12:42:56 pm »
I’m chuffed that this generation brought back “bad” for something being cool.

I have movers here today, a few 20-something y/o’s and a 30-something. When they saw my arcade machines they were like “oh dang, that’s bad, man!”.

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« Reply #350 on: September 22, 2019, 03:55:36 am »
I’m chuffed that this generation brought back “bad” for something being cool.

I have movers here today, a few 20-something y/o’s and a 30-something. When they saw my arcade machines they were like “oh dang, that’s bad, man!”.

:lol full circle.

What did they describe them as when they had to move them!? :D

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« Reply #351 on: September 25, 2019, 09:58:48 pm »
Well, I cracked open an old clicking hard drive, spun the platters a few times, moved the heads back and forth... And now I'm copying the files off it. Been dead for 10 years. Lot of family photos I thought were  gone forever are  on this thing somewhere.

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« Reply #352 on: September 25, 2019, 11:17:22 pm »
I’m chuffed that this generation brought back “bad” for something being cool.

I have movers here today, a few 20-something y/o’s and a 30-something. When they saw my arcade machines they were like “oh dang, that’s bad, man!”.

:lol full circle.

What did they describe them as when they had to move them!? :D

Well luckily I had them move a cabaret and a Japanese sitdown (candy) cabinet. No full sized woody cabs.
Those cabinets are light, easy for one person to move. Plus, they made frequent use of their lift-gate.

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« Reply #353 on: September 26, 2019, 05:25:32 am »
I’m chuffed that this generation brought back “bad” for something being cool.

I have movers here today, a few 20-something y/o’s and a 30-something. When they saw my arcade machines they were like “oh dang, that’s bad, man!”.

:lol full circle.

What did they describe them as when they had to move them!? :D

Well luckily I had them move a cabaret and a Japanese sitdown (candy) cabinet. No full sized woody cabs.
Those cabinets are light, easy for one person to move. Plus, they made frequent use of their lift-gate.

You let em off easy!

Well, I cracked open an old clicking hard drive, spun the platters a few times, moved the heads back and forth... And now I'm copying the files off it. Been dead for 10 years. Lot of family photos I thought were  gone forever are  on this thing somewhere.

 :cheers:

Thats pretty damn awesome man!

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« Reply #354 on: September 26, 2019, 08:41:04 am »
Yep, pulled the documents folder and now the excavation begins.  I’m sure stuff was squirreled away in other weird directories but at least it’s a huge mental relief.  I did what could be done and already found some things so I’m good.

Now it just makes noise and won’t read.  Cracked it open and repeated my “repair” and no change.  So this was probably a one time only nuclear option....


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« Reply #355 on: September 26, 2019, 08:42:07 am »
Yep, pulled the documents folder and now the excavation begins.  I’m sure stuff was squirreled away in other weird directories but at least it’s a huge mental relief.  I did what could be done and already found some things so I’m good.

Now it just makes noise and won’t read.  Cracked it open and repeated my “repair” and no change.  So this was probably a one time only nuclear option....


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Well something is better than nothing :)

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« Reply #356 on: September 26, 2019, 08:50:03 am »
 :cheers: Awesome that got it going for a bit! Did you attempt the "shove it in a freezer" method prior to opening it up?   :dunno

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« Reply #357 on: September 26, 2019, 11:14:35 am »
Pictured -  me literally the happiest I've ever been in my life.  Blues City Cafe, Memphis, TN. 2006. 


 :lol

Found out later that's the very bench Tom Cruise sits on in The Firm for about 20 seconds.

Can't remember if I ever tried the freezer thing.  I've been carting this hard drive around during multiple moves for 10 years.

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« Reply #358 on: September 26, 2019, 07:37:06 pm »
Shiner Bock?
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« Reply #359 on: September 26, 2019, 07:58:38 pm »
Yep. That was during my 2 years in St. Louis and Shiner was a little tough to come by.

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