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Let's see pics of game rooms!


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    #10501 1 year ago
    Quoted from xbmanx:

    The Freakshow Arcade

    I love those freakshow window shades! Where did you get
    Those?

    #10502 1 year ago
    Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

    I love those freakshow window shades! Where did you get
    Those?

    i commissioned them custom from a sideshow banner painter

    #10503 1 year ago
    Quoted from xbmanx:

    i commissioned them custom from a sideshow banner painter

    What? Seriously! That is outstanding. We have a “frog boy” sandwichboard but To my dismay, i recently found out it is not original

    #10504 1 year ago
    Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

    What? Seriously! That is outstanding. We have a “frog boy” sandwichboard but To my dismay, i recently found out it is not original

    Very cool

    #10505 1 year ago
    Quoted from sleazius:

    I've got a shadowline ceiling in part of my gamesroom (with white ceiling and walls) and the leds are concealed in there. You wouldn't think it but it lights up the whole room. I agonised about how much light I was going to get from it, but in the end it didn't matter, and shadow lines are far more concealed than a cove with LEDs pointing at the ceiling.

    Thanks that does look nice but I still want only the ceiling lit.

    #10506 1 year ago
    Quoted from MustangPaul:

    Thanks that does look nice but I still want only the ceiling lit.

    If you’ve got a white ceiling and you’re using RGB LEDs you’re going to struggle as the ceiling acts as a reflector. I took inspiration from www.avsforum.com because this sort of thing is done in home theatres a lot more than games rooms.

    #10507 1 year ago
    Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

    What? Seriously! That is outstanding. We have a “frog boy” sandwichboard but To my dismay, i recently found out it is not original

    Yup Seriously - I came up with this idea to have a bunch of sideshow banners in the room and then after thinking about it for a while I said why can't the window shades BE the sideshow banners? My wife fell in love with the idea and the rest was history

    #10508 1 year ago
    Quoted from Buzz:

    Exactly some black light carpet, some purple velvet curtains, more art and neon for open wall space, and your leg light ups, will totally tie things together

    You need one of these. LOL!

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    #10509 1 year ago

    Just added a restored Embryon and firepower

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    #10510 1 year ago
    Quoted from sleazius:

    If you’ve got a white ceiling and you’re using RGB LEDs you’re going to struggle as the ceiling acts as a reflector. I took inspiration from http://www.avsforum.com because this sort of thing is done in home theatres a lot more than games rooms.

    What do you mean by struggle? I don't want to light the room just give the ceiling some colored wash, there's enough already in the room to light it. I just need to know how far down from the ceiling and far enough from the wall to get the best ceiling wash.

    #10511 1 year ago
    Quoted from tatman9999:

    Just added a restored Embryon and firepower

    I love the extras like Yoda and R2D2 or the GB logo carpet under your pins.

    #10512 1 year ago
    Quoted from MustangPaul:

    What do you mean by struggle? I don't want to light the room just give the ceiling some colored wash, there's enough already in the room to light it. I just need to know how far down from the ceiling and far enough from the wall to get the best ceiling wash.

    Because LEDs act as a point source of light, on a white ceiling in a dark room you get reflections of the LEDs in the ceiling itself - hard to describe but it doesn't look good (you don't get a solid colour wash, it more looks like individual streams of light). However, now that you've mentioned that the room will be lit, you just need a dimmer to adjust the brightness to find what suits.

    As for cove/soffit placement and concealed LED lighting, you're very unlikely to get an accurate answer here. If you go to avsforums every second home theatre has concealed LED lighting using either a cove or a soffit, and the community there is 100x the size of here, so it has been done thousands of times.

    #10513 1 year ago
    Quoted from MustangPaul:

    Who has put a Crown Molding led strip in their gr, I need to ask them a few questions.

    mustangpaul....Here are a few of pics of mine with 9ft ceiling and blue leds. Not really crown molding though,but similar just lower than normal..
    pm me for more pics or questions if you want.I Documented the entire process.

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    #10514 1 year ago

    Clearly I’m a Stern fan, with ACDC Luci due in a couple of weeks and Iron Maiden LE on order
    They just keep coming up with the best damn themes, long live Stern!

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    #10515 1 year ago
    Quoted from MustangPaul:

    What do you mean by struggle? I don't want to light the room just give the ceiling some colored wash, there's enough already in the room to light it. I just need to know how far down from the ceiling and far enough from the wall to get the best ceiling wash.

    I recently did a room with a full white drywall ceiling. I pulled the crown down ~6" from the ceiling. I used RGBW Led strips and they can light the room quite a bit but I mostly use them for accent colour so I don't get glare on the pinball machines. I use LED potlights inboard from the walls to provide some ambient light throughout the room.

    #10516 1 year ago
    Quoted from sleazius:

    Because LEDs act as a point source of light, on a white ceiling in a dark room you get reflections of the LEDs in the ceiling itself - hard to describe but it doesn't look good (you don't get a solid colour wash, it more looks like individual streams of light). However, now that you've mentioned that the room will be lit, you just need a dimmer to adjust the brightness to find what suits.
    As for cove/soffit placement and concealed LED lighting, you're very unlikely to get an accurate answer here. If you go to avsforums every second home theatre has concealed LED lighting using either a cove or a soffit, and the community there is 100x the size of here, so it has been done thousands of times.

    OK thanks for the info. I was wondering if the light would have a "hot spotting" effect.

    #10517 1 year ago

    My experience with RGBW strips is I cannot see spotting. I know there are strips with the individual dies spread out more, if they are far enough apart you would see it.

    #10518 1 year ago
    Quoted from BJM-Maxx:

    My experience with RGBW strips is I cannot see spotting. I know there are strips with the individual dies spread out more, if they are far enough apart you would see it.

    Yes and how far they are from the ceiling too.

    #10519 1 year ago
    Quoted from MustangPaul:

    Yes and how far they are from the ceiling too.

    That is the more important factor. The effect I was talking about is more prominent the closer they are to the surface they are to reflect off. You can buy smoked diffusers to stop the issue.

    These ones are for recessed strips, like in a shadow line, also they're in Australia, but it gives you some idea of what is available to reduce the effect even if you don't want to run a cove.

    http://www.sunnylighting.com.au/led-strips/channels-accessories/slt6000/product-detail.aspx

    Or like this, wall mounted up or down lighting:

    https://www.ledlighting.com.au/led-strip-profiles-led-p019/

    45 degree mount:

    https://www.ledlighting.com.au/led-strip-profiles-led-p007/

    Anyway, getting away from your original question but there are lots of things that are traditionally used in home theatres that could be used in home arcades to great effect.

    #10520 1 year ago
    Quoted from sleazius:

    That is the more important factor. The effect I was talking about is more prominent the closer they are to the surface they are to reflect off. You can buy smoked diffusers to stop the issue.
    These ones are for recessed strips, like in a shadow line, also they're in Australia, but it gives you some idea of what is available to reduce the effect even if you don't want to run a cove.
    http://www.sunnylighting.com.au/led-strips/channels-accessories/slt6000/product-detail.aspx
    Or like this, wall mounted up or down lighting:
    https://www.ledlighting.com.au/led-strip-profiles-led-p019/
    45 degree mount:
    https://www.ledlighting.com.au/led-strip-profiles-led-p007/
    Anyway, getting away from your original question but there are lots of things that are traditionally used in home theatres that could be used in home arcades to great effect.

    Thanks for the link

    #10521 1 year ago
    Quoted from sleazius:

    That is the more important factor. The effect I was talking about is more prominent the closer they are to the surface they are to reflect off. You can buy smoked diffusers to stop the issue.
    These ones are for recessed strips, like in a shadow line, also they're in Australia, but it gives you some idea of what is available to reduce the effect even if you don't want to run a cove.
    http://www.sunnylighting.com.au/led-strips/channels-accessories/slt6000/product-detail.aspx
    Or like this, wall mounted up or down lighting:
    https://www.ledlighting.com.au/led-strip-profiles-led-p019/
    45 degree mount:
    https://www.ledlighting.com.au/led-strip-profiles-led-p007/
    Anyway, getting away from your original question but there are lots of things that are traditionally used in home theatres that could be used in home arcades to great effect.

    Thanks for taking the time to post the info.

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    #10522 1 year ago

    Slowly unpacking my first basement game room! Hoping to get some time this weekend to finish it off!
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    #10523 1 year ago
    Quoted from dudah:

    Slowly unpacking my first basement game room! Hoping to get some time this weekend to finish it off!

    It will never feel like it’s finished. . Nice collection.

    #10524 1 year ago
    Quoted from dudah:

    Slowly unpacking my first basement game room! Hoping to get some time this weekend to finish it off!

    More pictures please as you "finish" it.

    #10525 1 year ago

    I think it is funny (and great IMO) that every Shadow I’ve ever seen had the alternate translite. Huge improvement. Whether or not you like Alec Baldwin the movie was “eh” and that translite art .. yuck

    #10526 1 year ago
    Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

    the alternate translite. Huge improvement.

    You got that right.

    #10527 1 year ago
    Quoted from dudah:

    Slowly unpacking my first basement game room! Hoping to get some time this weekend to finish it off!

    the best of times.

    #10528 1 year ago
    Quoted from dudah:

    Slowly unpacking my first basement game room! Hoping to get some time this weekend to finish it off!

    Four Fantastic games! Value lineup

    #10529 1 year ago

    lol. I have BSD, Congo, and Shadow in the same order in my gameroom. I have the same translite on Shadow but so does pretty much everyone. Congo is definitely near the top of my favorite pins list. Looks like you have a ton of space for pins. I'm jealous. I might be able to squeeze one more in my room but it's pretty cramped.

    #10530 1 year ago
    Quoted from jawjaw:

    lol. I have BSD, Congo, and Shadow in the same order in my gameroom. I have the same translite on Shadow but so does pretty much everyone. Congo is definitely near the top of my favorite pins list. Looks like you have a ton of space for pins. I'm jealous. I might be able to squeeze one more in my room but it's pretty cramped.

    Where can I find that shadow translite??

    #10531 1 year ago
    Quoted from Chosen_S:

    Where can I find that shadow translite??

    Aurich makes them. He seems to make small runs now and then.

    #10532 1 year ago

    i'd rock alec all day.

    #10533 1 year ago
    Quoted from weaverj:

    i'd rock alec all day.

    Yep, original here as well

    #10534 1 year ago
    Quoted from weaverj:

    i'd rock alec all day.

    Ummm...That sounds...unnatural?!??

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    #10535 1 year ago
    Quoted from dudah:

    Slowly unpacking my first basement game room! Hoping to get some time this weekend to finish it off!

    Shaping up nicely...the dog approves too!

    #10536 1 year ago
    Quoted from Blitzburgh99:

    Ummm...That sounds...unnatural?!??

    knew someone would say something .

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    #10537 1 year ago

    It’s a tad messy. But it’s my tiki cave! With a good view. Wife has limited me to one more pin. But she said nothing about arcades!!!

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    #10538 1 year ago

    Nice and cozy, with an awesome view. But gotta talk her into a few more pins

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    #10539 1 year ago

    Hate to break it to you, but the cat has defeated your security gate

    #10540 1 year ago

    Pinball Lizards personal Lizard Lounge hosting 31 members of the Duke City Pinball League on Friday night Jan 12th 2018.

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    #10541 1 year ago
    Quoted from yzfguy:

    Hate to break it to you, but the cat has defeated your security gate

    Actually made it that way so they could get away from the bull in the china shop dog! He is a 90 pound lab/boxer.

    #10542 1 year ago

    Hi, I am Albert
    This are my gamerooms:
    https://www.facebook.com/albert.medaillon/videos/1640554569314522/
    Doing videos around pinball - Thats video-clip of first tournament in my gamerooms this year


    If you like to see more pinball clips in future also using drone, would be great if you subscribe to my channel
    Greetings from Germany

    #10543 1 year ago

    Latest updates to the game room. Added a pub table (those black chairs will be replaced with bar stools) and added a table style game console. Now just looking to add a wcs94 and we will be done.....at least until I get a new pin in my sights!

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    #10544 1 year ago

    Do hypothetical game rooms count? I'm laying out the design for the house i'm going to build in a few years.

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    #10545 1 year ago

    A hypothetical square block with tens of pinball machines in a few years? Hey, you stole my idea...

    #10546 1 year ago
    Quoted from lordloss:

    Do hypothetical game rooms count? I'm laying out the design for the house i'm going to build in a few years.

    Nice but how do you get from one side of the room to the other?

    #10547 1 year ago
    Quoted from MustangPaul:

    Nice but how do you get from one side of the room to the other?

    I didn't layout any doors or stairs yet, but each pinball hall will have a set of doors on each end. Capable of holding 64 machines total.

    Quoted from AlexSMendes:

    A hypothetical square block with tens of pinball machines in a few years? Hey, you stole my idea...

    Design is still evolving, laying out the basics right right. Game will have 6 inches between them. The far right area will end up being the utilities for part of it. Its evolving as I think of more ideas.

    #10548 1 year ago
    Quoted from lordloss:

    I didn't layout any doors or stairs yet, but each pinball hall will have a set of doors on each end. Capable of holding 64 machines total.

    So you would have to walk out of the room to get from 2 rows to the other 2 rows. Sounds like a good place to put a bar and a lounge area.

    #10549 1 year ago

    Bowtech, That’s a lot of light coming in to fade your games. It’s a great looking gameroom. I just moved out of lambertville. I’ll have to get you over when my gameroom is finished. Howie

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    #10550 1 year ago

    40 Quarters Barcade

    A ten dollar roll of quarters for my 12th birthday started all this, thanks Mom.

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