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post #211 of 291
Hello,

I've had The Addam's Family pinball machine for around 7 years now and I had planned to add more machines sooner, but got involved in my whole Home Theater project for the last few years and was too busy to add anymore, let alone maintain my single machine. I'm finally getting close to finishing the final touches on my HT and had a chance to open up the machine and replace bulbs, etc., and I got around to ordering two more machines as well, Twilight Zone and Star Trek: The Next Generation, which will arrive next week sometime.

It has been a pleasure seeing some of the arcade's people have shared on this thread. Thanks for posting them!

I'll post pics when everything is up and running...
post #212 of 291
Ok.
post #213 of 291
My Little Playroom so far

Olhausen 8' Pool Table, LG (42LG50) 42" 1080p LCD, Xbox 360 Pro, Dish HD Receiver, Chaplin 6oz Popcorn Popper, 1965 Moulin Rouge Pin (EM), Foot Long Master Chief =)





post #214 of 291
chiliDog: Sweet pinball machine.
post #215 of 291
Thanks, it's come a long way since I acquired it, but I'm torn on whether to mess with the original paint. The cabinet isn't looking that great, but it's original. You can see what I started with here.
post #216 of 291
Here's my small (and tightly packed) gameroom. There is also an Asteroids that isn't visible in the pics and a Speed Racer pachislo facing the Ms PacMan.




post #217 of 291
Man, I would love to have a Galaga machine. Cool stuff.
post #218 of 291
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Man, I would love to have a Galaga machine. Cool stuff.

+1. That was my favorite growing up.
post #219 of 291
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Man, I would love to have a Galaga machine. Cool stuff.

Yep, great game from those days. My kids get a kick out of watching me play it at a arcade whenever the occasion arises.

Maybe I'll have to find one to stick in the garage setup.
post #220 of 291
a quick iphone panoramic shot of my work in progress basement. i gotta get a bar down there and something on my bare walls.

post #221 of 291
Tron was my thing! Wow, i am so envious!!!!
post #222 of 291
I would love to find a Cliff Hanger, the anime laser disc game from the 80s...
post #223 of 291
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I would love to find a Cliff Hanger, the anime laser disc game from the 80s...

Cliffhanger is somewhat rare and VERY expensive, as are many of the laser games. Check out http://www.d-l-p.com for more info and classifieds.
post #224 of 291
no one plays ping pong?
post #225 of 291
Tha looks awesome!
post #226 of 291
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no one plays ping pong?

I do, but it's hard to put in a room large enough for competitive play. I have a $1,500 tournament table that's folded up in storage because I don't have enough room for it anywhere.

CJ
post #227 of 291
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You got Burgertime running on your Galaga console???? That is sweet.
post #228 of 291
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You got Burgertime running on your Galaga console???? That is sweet.

I'm running an Arcadeshop multiboard (http://www.arcadeshop.com/multi-pcb/multi-pcb.htm) in the Galaga
post #229 of 291
Some of these setups are amazing, I'm so jealous. I'll get around to posting pics of mine eventually, maybe after I add a few new things
post #230 of 291
karman, cramped and stuffy, just like the arcade!
post #231 of 291
My project has a very different focus than most of the traditional style game rooms. I wanted to build a room focused around video games. The room has 5 dell PC's that allow LAN games to be played. I usually bring a table into the room so that we can add more PC's if 5 is not enough.

It is a relatively small room (12x12), so I had to pick and choose the type of games to include. I decided upon systems that gave me a high degree of flexibility like MAME and PCs, so I could frequently update my games as my tastes change.

The following are the highlights:
A MAME machine that I built a few years ago.
A Megatouch that I bought used
5 Dell PC's - for computer gaming
Xbox 360
40" Samsung LCD
A Roku Brightsign to power 2 monitors that display game demos
A programmable LED sign by Asayo.






I'm reworking the console gaming area to make better use of the space and adding rope lighting around the rooms perimeter to add more indirect lighting.
post #232 of 291
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Outside the den is the family room with the pool table, a 55 inch HDTV, a foosball table, and the kegorator (sp). Does this room combo make a "Game Room", or is it like the home theater, where you have to have a dedicated room? (I do have a dedicated theater, upstairs).

I think any room with a kegerator is game to me.
post #233 of 291
You clock, it is lcd correct? Can you program it? Stopwatch style? What did you pay for it? Where did you get it?
Im looking for something like that for our poker league
post #234 of 291
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Okay, I FINALLY took some photos of my "gameroom". We just moved into the house, a few months back, but we are finally getting things unpacked and it's almost a home. I still need to paint the theater room and hang some pictures.

Anyway, I don't have a gameroom, I have rooms with game/fun type stuff in them. I couldn't find a house with a basement for a good price, which is what I wanted so I could have a full dedicated gameroom. So, I just used different rooms for different things.

All photos are here....http://tbas2k.com/Gameroomweb/

For those that don't like to click on links, some photos are below.








Man awesome simple yet ellegent love your style of decorating your home. I am so impressed by this i will also buy a snooker table for my living room.
post #235 of 291
man I love pinball machines
post #236 of 291
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Here's my small (and tightly packed) gameroom. There is also an Asteroids that isn't visible in the pics and a Speed Racer pachislo facing the Ms PacMan.

Wow, you have an incredible looking game room! Where did you get all those old school machines? Auctions of some sort? Online or in your community?

Are the arcade game machines hard to maintain? The main thing I would be worried about would be one of them breaking down and not being able to get it back up and running again. What is your procedure in the case of that happening?
post #237 of 291
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Wow, you have an incredible looking game room! Where did you get all those old school machines? Auctions of some sort? Online or in your community?

Are the arcade game machines hard to maintain? The main thing I would be worried about would be one of them breaking down and not being able to get it back up and running again. What is your procedure in the case of that happening?

My machines have come from a variety of places. Only one (the large T-Mek machine) came from an auction. The rec.games.video.arcade.collecting newsgroup is a place to start. People in the hobby trade games there all the time and there is bound to be some in your area (or you can ship like I did with the Star Wars/ESB machine). There is also an AVS-like forum at http://www.klov.com. After being in the hobby for a while, you will find others in your community and can buy/sell/trade with them.

As for maintenance and repair, each machine/manufacturer has its own issues. Some machines are dead reliable while others are nightmares (Pole Position). The hardware configuration varies widely between manufacturers. Each had their own way of building power supplies, etc. and you learn the ins and outs of each. Williams, for example (makers of Joust, Robotron, Defender, etc) shared a lot of their hardware with their pinball machines. As a result, their video games have separate pcbs for cpu, rom, sound, etc.

The real rub to the hobby are monitors. A nice game that may be worth $350 in good condition could have a bad or missing monitor. That monitor is going to cost between $125 and $200 to repair or replace. Do you do it? Its sort of like choosing to put a new engine in an old car. Its a no brainer on high demand titles like Centipede or Ms PacMan, but do you invest in a new monitor for a Time Pilot? The other issue is, 19" crt's are getting hard to come by. Most plants manufacturing crt's have shut down and/or converted to lcd's. As supply goes down and demand goes up, we all know what happens to price. Repair is always an option, but not if the tube is badly burned (as 20+ year-old monitors typically are after displaying only Pac Man mazes its entire life).
post #238 of 291
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Updated photos....










post #239 of 291
Picked this up last weekend.

post #240 of 291
Hey guys,

I read all post here, i am searching Xbox360 gamestation, where i can play this kind of games!!
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