Playing The Classics – Computer Style

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Back in about 1982 or 1983, 14 year old me took the proceeds from working a morning paper route, headed to Toys R Us and purchased a brand new Commodore 64 computer, complete with 1541 disk drive and 1702 monitor.

I spent a ton of time on that computer mainly playing games. Over the holidays, I had the opportunity to purchase not one, but two working Commodore 64 computers, complete with all the cabling and a 1541 disk drive and 1541-II disk drive. It was an opportunity to good to pass up.

I eagerly awaited the arrival of the huge box containing all of the goodies as well as about 200 floppy disks loaded with games and programs. Here’s a shot of my crude setup for the time being…

Unfortunately, a Commodore monitor wasn’t included so I hooked it up to the only remaini...

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Thinning the Herd

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It’s been a while since I have posted.  Unfortunately, life has taken a turn and it became time to thin the collection of arcade games.  Gone in the last several months are the following:

Missile Command
Elevator Action (Jungle Hunt)
Power Play Pinball
Grand Slam pinball

In the coming months I’ll be working on the following:

Sanyo 20EZ monitor repair
Repairing or replacing a Dig Dug wiring harness
Galaga restoration

If you’re interested, the following are still for sale:

Golden Tee 2K PCB
Pac-Man PCB
World Class Bowling PCB
1 non-working Centipede PCB

In the next few days, I’ll have a look back at the fabulous gaming on the Commodore 64.  Additionally, we will take a look at the 1Up arcade in downtown Denver (highly recommended).  Stay tuned!

 

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All Cleaned Up

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Last Saturday, I started disassembling the play field on World Cup Soccer for a good cleaning.  This wasn’t a complete tear down, but about 90% of the items were removed.  I did not remove the pop bumpers or goalie assembly but everything else essentially came off.  I cleaned the play field with Novus 2, the plastics with Novus 1 and then installed a coat of wax to the playable areas of the play field.  New rubbers were installed as well as a new set of balls.  You can see what 30 years of gunk looks like once I removed the apron at the bottom of the play field:

Someone had waxed the table previously.  Unfotunately, they didn’t do a very good job of applying or removing the wax.  Here is a shot of one of the posts with wax residue encased in the grooves...

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Light ‘Em Up

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On Friday while playing a few games, I realized that I had a number of games with bad, unlit marquee lights.  I did some work on Saturday to rectify this.  Here are the results:

Everything is finally illuminated!  I may have some news in the next day or two about my next “project”.  Stay tuned….

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