Ok, heres my first youtube vid
Sadly, its not the best. I attribute it to the
dark conditions needed to capture the blacklight effect and keep out glass reflections..
as well as using crappy windows encoder program. I didnt have anything else installed yet.
Sadly, the beautiful sunset turned out the worst. The cameras light sensor got confused,
and made it white and a real mess.
I will do another vid at a later time when I get everything down pat.
One thing I realized was that the lowest white tube would be completely too bright.
NOTHING like what I remember when I played it as a kid. I popped a portable
florescent bulb in there as a test, and was horrified.
Then, I decided to try something. I took 2 semi-translucent plastic blue cups, and put
the same florescent bulb inside them. I put some blue tarp scrap in the back to keep
light from leaking. Then put the cup on the coin box, which is approximately where the
blue bulb would have been.
Just about how I remembered it.
The blue light illuminates the feild just enough, but not so much as to kill the
blacklight effect. Also, the display is meant to be dark, and bluish.. as its
supposed to be night time.
Im guessing that some revisions of the game were changed. This could have
been due to the fact that bright light would have made it hard to see things
clearly. But it also could have been many other reasons too. Maybe the
middle tube was supposed to have a blue shielding, but over time, they
deteriorated... or ops tossed them out.
I will be picking up a real blue light soon, so as to have the exact color effect
as it was intended. In the bottom most tube spot, I have a large blacklight tube.
I will just keep that in there too.
The vid really doesnt do the game justice. But, at least it shows a working (mostly) game
Pic appreciated, just in case I get it wrong. Tho, do not rush. I wont be installing it
for a while.
and yes, sadly, I hear the thing fire every once in a while on its own. But, there
seems to be a spot on the PCB that if the gun touches, it will fire on its own. Again, Im
wondering if this is also a problem with the reader head being too think from wear.
I need another person to help me, cause I cant align things, and check the bottom
at the same time.