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  1. 10 points
    Kid A

    Got me a Ms. Pac-Man cab!

    So a buddy of mine calls me up and asked me if I wanted his non working Ms Pac-Man cab. The deal was that if I fixed it, he could play it whenever he came down, which I had no problem with. This is what the cab looked like when I got it. The cab was pretty beat up. Just running my hand across the sides made the paint fall off of it. Someone had painted the entire cab black. As you can see the cab was in pretty bad shape. So even before I tried to make the thing actually work, I painted it black. I primered it first before doing so. At this point I actually tried to make it work. I found some wires that looked like they were spliced into. I figured these were the connections for power. There was no power plug when I got it. I got a PC power cable, cut the end off and spliced it into the existing cuts in the wiring. When I plugged it in, it powered on...however with some problems.. The screen was all distorted. I had found 10 different knobs in the back of the arcade. I turned all of them to see if it would fix it. Nothing did. I thought maybe they all have to be dialed in perfect. After 3 days of messing with these knobs, I was getting frustrated. I was staring at the back of the cab when I saw this metal bracket with a hole in it. I shined a flashlight through the hole and I saw a potentiometer with a screwdriver slot on it. I grabbed a screwdriver and turned it clockwise and it made it worse. So I went counterclockwise all the way and it made the screen totally clear! ...with some minor distorted on the right part of the screen . Just had to slightly turn it back clockwise to get rid of the distortion After that I spent a few minutes to dial in the colors properly. At this point, I got a proper power cable for the cab and installed it. The control panel overlay was pretty dirty and torn so that got replaced. Put some new buttons too. When I got done with that, I wanted to go all out. I ended up getting a repro glass bezel and installed it. The repro is very high quality. Very happy with it. My friend had got this thinking if he couldn't fix it, he was going to keep the Marquee and get rid of it. Knowing that I got this machine for free, I got a new Marquee and gave him the original. Got a high score save kit as well. Last thing I got was the panel art and new T molding. When I got the art in, I realized that if I were to install the front part as is, the coin door chop off the forehead of Ms. Pac-Man. So I had to raise the coin door 4.5 inches. I also was able to hide the bolts that hold the coin bucket in place below the surface of the wood so I didn't have to shove them to the front of the artwork. Once that was done I installed the art along with the new t molding. When I installed the cab was finally finished! I wish the color of the panel art was a closer match to the control panel overlay, but in the end, I think it came out pretty awesome. I'm forever grateful that my buddy gave me this arcade. It's definitely in my top 3 favorite arcade games of all time. It was a lot of work putting this thing together Here's a side by side of the before and after!
  2. 5 points
    nosweargamer

    NSG's October Giveaway!

    Congrats @LSGreger! You won the drawing! Please send me your address within a week to claim your prize! πŸ‘
  3. 4 points
    Justin

    Squad Challenge - Spy Hunter (NES)

    Congratulations RadioPoultry! Congratulations @RadioPoultry on your fantastic score! I hope you guys enjoyed that super spy action in Spy Hunter! I hadn't played this game in years, it was nice to pick it up after such a long time. It was always one of my favorite games to play on the NES growing up. You guys posted some seriously impressive scores on a very challenging game. @RadioPoultry posted an astronomical score of 100,715 points! Unreal! I ranked 2nd place on the board with a score of 64,330 points, @kamakazi20012 took the 3rd position with his A-game of 39,470 points, @RickR took 4th with a solid showing of 22,125 points, and @Atari Creep rounds things out with an impressive 15,510 points. Congrats to @RadioPoultry and everyone who jumped in to play in this squad challenge and shared a score! Radio should be very proud of his accomplishment and I'd like to encourage him to post his new high score on the Scoreboard, and let's make sure this Challenge continues on! NOTE: Our next High Score Squad Challenge will be a Halloween challenge for the TurboGrafx-16. Be there! SPY HUNTER FINAL STANDINGS 1 RADIOPOULTRY 100,715 2 JUSTIN 64,330 3 KAMAKAZI20012 39,470 4 RICKR 22,125 5 ATARI CREEP 15,510
  4. 4 points
    RickR

    NSG's October Giveaway!

    The first time those chainsaw guys start chopping heats in RE4 appear....cleanup on aisle 2. Scary stuff.
  5. 3 points
    StormSurge

    StormSurge's Extra Life Giveaway

    Sooooo... πŸ˜€ Several of you have already been kind enough to donate to my Extra Life fundraiser this year. You guys got me off to a great start (I'm currently at 41% of my goal) but I'm always looking to do more. The event is coming up in a few weeks (November 2) and while you can still donate through the end of the year, I want to make another push to exceed my goal on or before gameday. Therefore, I've decided to do a raffle similar to what @Atari Creep did for his Alzheimer's Walk fundraiser. For every dollar donated (retroactive for all of you who have already donated!), you will receive one entry into the drawing. Now you must be wondering, "What are the damn prizes??" That's a great question. Stay tuned & I will be posting them here over the next couple of days. I have some ideas already and they include gift certificates relevant to the retro gaming scene, some classic toys and who knows what else I can find. Mainly, it will be gift certificates since you guys already wiped out my excess retro game collection. Here's the link to donate: Storm's Extra Life Page (Our own @fergojisan is part of my fundraising team. You can join too and together, we can rule the fundraising galaxy not as father and son but rather as good pals.) Disclaimer: Only those who let me know that they donated for the giveaway will be entered into the drawing. Again, those Atari.IO members who have already given are already entered but none of the other donors from outside Atari.IO who have already donated will be. That said, with @Justin's blessing, I may open it up to other retrogamers, nerds, etc. from my Twitter & IG followers and possibly the very few posters who know of me at AA. ----------- What is Extra Life?? It's a 24 hour gaming marathon (EDIT: 25 hours! Daylight Savings Time!!) to raise money for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Since its inception in 2008, Extra Life has raised over $50 million for sick & injured kids. I'm raising money for the Connecticut Children's Medical Center (yes, I know I live in NY now, but it's basically CT. It's a long story.) All donations are tax-deductible.
  6. 3 points
    kamakazi20012

    Got me a Ms. Pac-Man cab!

    I'm with StormSurge. Once of these days. Galaxian is what I'm after but I'd settle for any decent one...even if it has to be restored. That would be the fun part.
  7. 3 points
    btbfilms76

    Got me a Ms. Pac-Man cab!

    Wonderful work! We need more of this and less of the mini arcade movement. Let’s keep these machines alive and kicking.
  8. 3 points
    chas10e

    Got me a Ms. Pac-Man cab!

    When I first saw this thread I thought "ugh-oh" ..... it turned out exactly as I imagined. super - nice :)
  9. 3 points
    Yes! The last missing Atari released game has now been dumped and is playable on Stella 6.0.1!! Pursuit of Pink Panther from Probe 2000 (1983) has been released! Game instructions can be found here: http://www.atariprotos.com/2600/software/pinkpanther/pinkpanther.htm Enjoy!! UPDATE: Pink Panther works on: Stella 6.0.1 or 6.0.2 (claims Stella 4.0 or higher work) Retron 77 console does NOT work on: Harmony cart Harmony Encore cart UNO cart Atari Flashback Portable Pursuit of the Pink Panther.bin
  10. 3 points
    briggsy911

    NSG's October Giveaway!

    I don't play scary games now, but Tutankham on the Atari 2600 was spooky to me when I was a kid.
  11. 3 points
    Quick thoughts: The graphics are really nice Sounds are fine. I like the PP theme music. Well done Several screens! And they are pretty varied in the gameplay. Controls. Well...it is a prototype I guess. The jumping is very difficult to master. They should have skipped the tail wag and made the button jump. Overall: Fun! It's so cool that this came to light after all these years.
  12. 3 points
    Admin Note: Merged two identical threads into one
  13. 3 points
    Pretty cool. I'm loading up the new version of Stella now to give this a shot.
  14. 3 points
    First and foremost I have NOTHING to do with this but just noticed this over on AtariAge. I know some here are members there and some not so I wanted to be sure the news reached all of those who would appreciate the ROM to use in emulation or Harmony / Flashcart. PLEASE if you ARE a member over on AA be sure to stop by and give thanks to user Dutchman2000 😎🍻I am sure he will appreciate it, ORIGINAL THREAD HERE : https://atariage.com/forums/topic/297125-pursuit-of-the-pink-panther-rom-released/?tab=comments#comment-4368826 Rom attached below or of course in the link to the original thread above, your choice to make it easy! 😜 Pursuit of the Pink Panther.bin
  15. 3 points
    Cool. I managed to get the cart for this when it was released in AA but it is cool to have the binary.
  16. 3 points
    rampage

    NSG's October Giveaway!

    Splatterhouse for TG-16 is probably my favorite, but for a game that legit scared me when I was young - Friday the 13th for the NES
  17. 2 points
    StormSurge

    StormSurge's Extra Life Giveaway

    No way! If people don't trust me, that's tough for them. When I do the drawing, I will do it live & record it. I can tell you right now that I will be shuffling the list 12 times, as that's my favorite number. Also, I'll make sure I have enough prizes for everyone who donates. The winner of the giveaway will have the first pick, then the next in line will have the second, etc. until everything is gone.
  18. 2 points
  19. 2 points
    Splatterhouse TurboGrafx-16 Controller: CONTROLLER / KEYBOARD / PLAYER'S CHOICE Difficulty Level: Default (Press Run To Play) Play on: Real Hardware / Dedicated Console / MAME / Emulation OK! βœ” Squad Challenge ends 11:59 pm PST October 31st, 2019 πŸŽƒ OBJECTIVE: Play for the highest possible score using the difficulty settings defined in the challenge. Post a photo or video of your score in this thread. Scores must be achieved between October 15th through October 31st, 2019. Screen captures are not allowed as they are easily manipulated for falsified scores. Multiple submissions are permitted. The player with the highest score at the end of the competition is the victor! πŸŽƒ ELIGIBILITY: Anyone can join in. All players are welcome! πŸŽƒ PLAY RULES: Games may be played on real hardware, Flashback or emulation, using any controller or keyboard, following rules and game settings as delineated in the Squad Challenge. Enhancements, rewinds and hacked versions of this game are not allowed. πŸŽƒ DIFFICULTY LEVEL: Default. Press Run to Play. Splatterhouse is based on the "damage" system. You start the game with 3 "Ricks." Each Rick has 5 "hearts." If you lose all of your hearts, one Rick will disappear. If you lose all of your Ricks, the game is over. πŸŽƒ FAIR PLAY: Players should play fairly, be honest, and have fun! Falsified scores will result in your immediate removal from the site. It goes without saying that no use of cheats, hacks, cartridge frying, enhancements, rewinds, Photoshop, subterfuge, or any other unfair advantage is allowed. Everybody hates a cheater. πŸŽƒ MORE: To review detailed rules on how to play, please visit the High Score Squad page here: πŸŽƒ MESSAGE: Welcome to our 71st Squad Challenge! We're getting into the spooky spirit of Halloween by playing Splatterhouse, an absolutely horrific game on TurboGrafx-16. This is one of the TG's best! Splatterhouse was a big draw to players first coming over to the TurboGrafx-16 from NES. This is NOT a Single Life Run, play it full-out and enjoy the spookiness. Remember, you can play TurboGrafx HuCards on TurboGrafx-16, TurboExpress, and TurboDuo! I hope you guys enjoy this Squad Challenge and have a great October. ROM and Instruction Manual are provided below. Good luck to everyone playing! πŸŽƒ NOTE: Our next High Score Squad Challenge will be for the Nintendo Game Boy. Be there! Splatterhouse.pdfSplatterhouse.pce
  20. 2 points
    ZMan Games has announced its second board/card game based on Choose Your Own Adventure Books from the 80s. I bought the "House of Danger" game and the game is played with cards and a small board. It is set up into five chapters with objectives to complete each chapter. You can make decisions, but you sometimes will need to make a 6D roll on a certain attribute to beat the "Danger Index". You also have a Psychic meter which will progress you into certain areas of the game. There are also several items you can collect to help you through the game. It combines the old quirky humor the R. A. Montgomery was known for in his books so it relates to all generations. I recommend 1-4 players and you cooperatively try to finish the chapters. It combines simple, easy to learn gameplay while not being bogged down by reading the story all the time. The new game is called "War with the Evil Power Master" and looks like it will play a little differently, but will definitely be on my wish list.
  21. 2 points
    kamakazi20012

    Got me a Ms. Pac-Man cab!

    It would probably take a while but I don't see why you can't build one from scratch buying used parts (motherboard, monitor, etc.) and such. It would take a while longer but the end result would be about the same thing...wouldn't it or am I wrong?
  22. 2 points
    nosweargamer

    NSG's October Giveaway!

    I'm rotating where my viewers can enter my monthly giveaways. This month's giveaway will be right here! Hopefully, it will help some new users join the site! GIVEAWAY RULES Must have a US Address. Not responsible for lost or damaged mail. Must reply to this post by telling me your favorite spooky/scary video game by Monday, October 14th 2019 @ 11:59 pm est. One entry per person. After the winner is selected at random, they have one week to give me their address through the forum messenger. If they don't respond in time, I can select another winner. Watch this video for more details:
  23. 2 points
    RickR

    Squad Challenge - Spy Hunter (NES)

    It says in the manual that pressing start calls the truck. So mash that button before the road widens.
  24. 2 points
    How'd I manage 3rd place? I was expecting a much lower position. I couldn't even get close to the score I posted again so I gave up LOL. That game is brutal. One fatal mistake ruins the whole thing. You can obtain extra lives but those are very difficult to get. And that timer counts so fast that it is up before you realize it. All of that makes for the perfect ingredients for an excellent arcade game. And a great port on the NES didn't miss a thing. I do believe if you hit either the Select or Start buttons it can sometimes call up a weapon truck. Sometimes. Seems random. Congrats to everyone! A well played game.
  25. 2 points
    I got this tv 2 days ago and just got it cleaned and the NES hooked up last night. Great job RadioP.
  26. 2 points
    greenween

    Squad Challenge - Spy Hunter (NES)

    Wow, terrible pic. It was hard to get a picture before the screen changed.50,810 played on real hardware. Always an arcade favorite of mine, the NES version is one of the best arcade ports of all time in my opinion.
  27. 2 points
    I thought this ended tonight. D'oh! I managed to get this score a minute ago
  28. 2 points
    StormSurge

    Got me a Ms. Pac-Man cab!

    That is AMAZING!!! Great job!!! One of these days I will have a cabinet.
  29. 2 points
    Atari Creep

    Got me a Ms. Pac-Man cab!

    YES!!!!!
  30. 2 points
    Well, that one went better. 100,715
  31. 2 points
    Justin

    Got me a Ms. Pac-Man cab!

    Dude that is so sweet! That's just to cool! Tremendous job!! πŸ™Œ Great to see you breathe new life into this beauty!
  32. 2 points
    Justin

    Squad Challenge - Spy Hunter (NES)

    Best I can do! This was a really fun game. I don't want to win this! One of you guys has to top this score tonight! My High Score: 64,330
  33. 2 points
    Atari Creep

    Got me a Ms. Pac-Man cab!

    DUDE!!!!!! Amazing work bringing her back to life. WOW!
  34. 2 points
    BlackCatz40

    Got me a Ms. Pac-Man cab!

    It is a marked improvement from its pre-restoration state. Looking spiffy!
  35. 2 points
    TrekMD

    Got me a Ms. Pac-Man cab!

    Wow, quite the restoration! Looks great!
  36. 2 points
    kamakazi20012

    Got me a Ms. Pac-Man cab!

    That's nice! Another arcade saved from sudden doom. Nice work. I keep hoping I'll run across my favorite cab to restore someday but I haven't found one yet.
  37. 2 points
    RickR

    Got me a Ms. Pac-Man cab!

    I love this so much. Great work!
  38. 2 points
    Slendermansteve

    NSG's October Giveaway!

    My favorite horror game is twisted metal 2012 for the ps3 mainly because of the live action cut scencs. Twisted-Metal
  39. 2 points
    Just seen this over on AA πŸ™„sadly my initial post suggested using the ROM in emulation OR Flash / Harmony cart but apparently it is NOT compatible with the HARMONY. To remedy this user Batari has provided a Harmony only version with custom back switched code added to the rom itself ( his words, I don't know what any of it means πŸ˜› ) I have not seen anyone respond or confirm YET so take it as you will, I will give it a go when I have the time, likely not anytime soon but if you have a Harmony Cart and are curious to try yourself the rom is attached OR see the link below for original thread should you wish to go thank batari yourself (or update if it works or not etc) πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘πŸ» https://atariage.com/forums/topic/297126-pink-panther-support/?do=findComment&comment=4369706 Pink_panther_harmony.bin
  40. 2 points
    RickR

    Thrift Store Finds

    A very good day yesterday. I found a bunch of good stuff as seen below. Check out this incredible Pac Man record I found. Copyright is 1980. I mostly bought it just for the artwork on the sleeve. Overall, in poor condition, but it will look nice on my game room shelf. The Imagic games were a really lucky find, as I had those two games' boxes in very bad shape and with no plastic insert. So I created my own cardboard inserts and cleaned them up as best I could. And now I've got 5 boxed Imagic titles.
  41. 2 points
    FYI - This title will be available at Free Play Florida 2019 (Nov. 22-24) in Orlando from Scott Dayton of NEO Games. https://www.facebook.com/groups/Atari2600homebrew/permalink/739730566448112/
  42. 2 points
    I guess I could have put it in the Atari 2600 forum instead of the homebrew forum, though its a prototype and not a homebrew. I'm just used to covering homebrews and hacks. πŸ˜‰
  43. 2 points
    Hoping someone hacks it, after they fix it for the Harmony carts.
  44. 2 points
    Not a problem! You guys are posting great content and I'm grateful to have you guys here! πŸ™Œ Sometimes we just need to tidy up a bit when we have duplicate threads on the same topic.
  45. 2 points
    Ah thanks Justin, sorry I honestly did not see Arenafoot's posting. DOH! Well, just shows we all want to make sure everyone is informed and aware! My understanding though just to update is it is NOT playable on a Harmony Cart? At least a couple people over on AA said it is a no go. Still, emulation is fine and cool to finally be able to experience a game most of us never would have otherwise. 🍻
  46. 2 points
    Justin

    NSG's October Giveaway!

    Great idea @nosweargamer! I'd like to offer a special WELCOME to everybody who just joined our community! And a huge thank you to NSG for hosting his October Giveaway here! W E L C O M E E V E R Y B O D Y !
  47. 2 points
    nosweargamer

    NSG's October Giveaway!

    Really great to see some of you post on the site for the first time! If you want, you can also introduce yourself to everyone here: https://forums.atari.io/forum/59-introduce-yourself/ There's also a lot of content on the forums for you to browse. Enjoy and Good Luck!
  48. 2 points
    jmjustin6

    NSG's October Giveaway!

    My favorite scary game? Man that's a tough one. Its gotta be either resident evil 4 or resident evil 7. When resident evil 4 came out I was blown away at how good it was. I think I have beaten it more times than any other game I've played. I wanna say I've beaten it about 20 or more times. Now resident evil 7 was amazing and very scary. I was on the edge of my seat the entire time I played. so suspenseful! The part where you are in the garage with the dad and you literally kill him about 3 or 4 times and keeps getting back up even after the car he was in exploded. Man I had a blast playing that one
  49. 2 points
    RickR

    NSG's October Giveaway!

    Cool! My favorite scary game is Atari "Haunted House". Honorable mentions to Dreamcast "Typing of the Dead" and Intellivsion "Dracula". Thanks!
  50. 2 points
    TrekMD

    New Atari 2600 Homebrew - Galaga!

    Development has continued and I think this will be available at PRGE.
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