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Let's see pics of game rooms!

By erak

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    #19751 3 months ago
    Quoted from Gornkleschnitzer:

    Part two of this story. There was something I absolutely HAD to do before I could let Matti rearrange the basement lounge, and it was very much the perfect time of the year to do it.
    Shown here is a photo of me and the pinball machine I made - almost exactly twenty years ago, March 7, 2002.
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    As much as things change, some things just never do. Here is a photo of me and the pinball machine I made - today, March 11, 2022.
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    My grandma of course couldn't be in the second picture, but the photo on the desk fills in the memory. So get this... see those angle pieces sitting on the desk in the present-day photo? They are foamcore covered in tin foil. Now look at the older photo, specifically the left rear leg of the machine. Look familiar? While I was digging around the workshop room to see what I was getting with the house, I found my original pinball legs stored up in the rafters. My grandma had saved them for all this time.
    As cozy as the room is, I can't really keep games in there. The ceiling is low enough to interfere with raising the playfield for service, and VB! will of course need lots more service, considering it still has only half its wiring. In other news, bringing one game down the stairs taught me the important details I need to iron out before I bring the rest down here. Volcano Blast is as light as an EM without a relay board, so the two of us were able to survive pushing back against gravity to get the game down the stairs on a cart. I will be constructing an entryway winch system for the rest of the games, as doing the same thing with TZ would probably result in catastrophic failure.

    Awesome pics. With the passage of time, some things do not change.

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    #19752 3 months ago

    My 4-year-old learning to appreciate women in swimsuits.

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    #19753 3 months ago

    I know lots of you guys have drop ceilings. Took my son to a comic book store today that had this on the ceiling. I could see doing this with tracing from a projector. Just some ideas for you folks.

    Took my son to a comic con too. Lots of cheap local nerd art. Got a few things I'll hang and post pics of later. Custom art there was almost cheaper than the store. If I ever do a home brew pinball I think I found the guy for the playfield.

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    #19754 3 months ago
    Quoted from sataneatscheese:

    I know lots of you guys have drop ceilings. Took my son to a comic book store today that had this on the ceiling. I could see doing this with tracing from a projector. Just some ideas for you folks.
    Took my son to a comic con too. Lots of cheap local nerd art. Got a few things I'll hang and post pics of later. Custom art there was almost cheaper than the store. If I ever do a home brew pinball I think I found the guy for the playfield.
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    Damn! That took some talent and time!

    Here's another idea. MY wife and I had originally thought about doing a number of panels of different side art but it's tough to find just one side decal for sale.

    I've posted this before but maybe some new guys have never seen it. It's simply an exploded view of an AFM.

    Needless to say, this all had to be custom cut to fit 2x4 and 2x2 spaces.

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    #19755 3 months ago

    I used to collect arcade cabinets. Back then, I had two game rooms. One in my garage and one in a secondary dining room. All that has changed.

    My garage is now a home gym for me and my wife. What qas the primary game room is now the "back" dining room.

    What you see now is my gameroom. Only enough room from 3 pinball machines, an Arcade 1Up, and a turntable/stereo set up. It's not much.20220312_101301 (resized).jpg

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    #19756 3 months ago

    ^
    Looks very nice. Where'd you get the GnR rug?

    #19757 3 months ago
    Quoted from solid_snake:

    ^
    Looks very nice. Where'd you get the GnR rug?

    Here you go
    https://inkteeshop.com/product/guns-n-roses-area-rug-amazon-best-seller-sku-2182-rug/?attribute_color=Colorful&attribute_size=Small

    If you sign up to the site, you get 15% off your first order.

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    #19758 3 months ago

    Well finally got my stairs finished. Almost completely done the addition and new game room.

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    #19759 3 months ago

    That’s pretty great! Who doesn’t want a hidden room?!

    Quoted from erak:Well finally got my stairs finished. Almost completely done the addition and new game room.
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    #19760 3 months ago

    No more room.

    Getaway getting restored, wonder where I will put it.

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    #19761 3 months ago
    Quoted from Apollyon:

    Made a few new additions since my last post so here are some updated pics. [quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

    That Putt championship is a fun game. But a bear to keep working.

    #19762 3 months ago

    Forgive me if this isn’t the right forum but I’m toying with the idea of converting unfinished storage space in my basement (that has the HVAC) into a finished game room mainly for pins. Is there a list of do/do nots I should consider before having contractors come out to give estimates?

    Are recess lights a bad idea due to potential glare? There’s concrete now so should I go with epoxy or tile/laminate (don’t think carpet is appropriate due to no other carpeting in the basement). Thoughts?

    #19763 3 months ago
    Quoted from briyau15:

    Forgive me if this isn’t the right forum but I’m toying with the idea of converting unfinished storage space in my basement (that has the HVAC) into a finished game room mainly for pins. Is there a list of do/do nots I should consider before having contractors come out to give estimates?
    Are recess lights a bad idea due to potential glare? There’s concrete now so should I go with epoxy or tile/laminate (don’t think carpet is appropriate due to no other carpeting in the basement). Thoughts?

    This is a great place to ask, if the questions keep coming, you can then point people to a new thread to discuss further. I wanted to make the point that you really want to experiment with where your ceiling lighting will be and see what glare it makes. I put some flat led pot lights in my room and played with where they would go to avoid shining on the glass, I wound up with it about 2 feet behind where I stand. Anywhere above the machine created tons of glare.

    #19764 3 months ago

    Man, some of your houses (let alone game rooms) are massive.
    How do you keep them clean and dusted? Cleaning service or what?

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    #19765 3 months ago
    Quoted from briyau15:

    Forgive me if this isn’t the right forum but I’m toying with the idea of converting unfinished storage space in my basement (that has the HVAC) into a finished game room mainly for pins. Is there a list of do/do nots I should consider before having contractors come out to give estimates?
    Are recess lights a bad idea due to potential glare? There’s concrete now so should I go with epoxy or tile/laminate (don’t think carpet is appropriate due to no other carpeting in the basement). Thoughts?

    I have flush mount, warm flat led lights on dimmers. While playing I shut off the ones on the outside edges of the room. Then put the center room lights on the dimest. I would just never put a light directly over a machines glass. The light over the heads in the pic makes tons of glare. I use it more for working on them or cleaning.

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    #19766 3 months ago

    Wow! Very nice set up!

    Quoted from erak:I have flush mount, warm flat led lights on dimmers. While playing I shut off the ones on the outside edges of the room. Then put the center room lights on the dimest. I would just never put a light directly over a machines glass. The light over the heads in the pic makes tons of glare. I use it more for working on them or cleaning.[quoted image][quoted image]

    #19767 3 months ago
    Quoted from SuperGrafx:

    Man, some of your houses (let alone game rooms) are massive.
    How do you keep them clean and dusted? Cleaning service or what?

    Can't afford a massive space and a cleaning service...

    #19768 3 months ago

    oh my gosh Fireball Island

    #19769 3 months ago
    Quoted from briyau15:

    Forgive me if this isn’t the right forum but I’m toying with the idea of converting unfinished storage space in my basement (that has the HVAC) into a finished game room mainly for pins. Is there a list of do/do nots I should consider before having contractors come out to give estimates?
    Are recess lights a bad idea due to potential glare? There’s concrete now so should I go with epoxy or tile/laminate (don’t think carpet is appropriate due to no other carpeting in the basement). Thoughts?

    I’d recommend you do it yourself. I didn’t know the first thing about construction but with a $100 streaming service, some tools and some time, my Dad and I finished mine.

    For flooring, I did both. Carpet in the game room where you are standing to play and laminate in the rest of the space where I’m sitting.

    You’ll want to do a moisture test before putting down laminate. I have a thread where I documented my build that might help answer some questions.

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    #19770 3 months ago
    Quoted from briyau15:

    Are recess lights a bad idea due to potential glare?

    Gotta have work mode and play mode lighting. Use ambient light all around the room for play time. TV's, neon/LED signs, popcorn machine, lava lamps and the pins themselves do a great job. But overhead lighting is a must when working on games.

    #19771 3 months ago

    Ive been looking for one of them refrigerators for the last 10 years! I doubt I will ever find one.

    #19772 3 months ago
    Quoted from fabsj82:

    V's, neon/LED signs, popcorn machine, lava lamps and the pins themselves do a great job.

    Great looking Game Room! Love it when all the games are on and working!

    #19773 3 months ago
    Quoted from fabsj82:

    Gotta have work mode and play mode lighting. Use ambient light all around the room for play time. TV's, neon/LED signs, popcorn machine, lava lamps and the pins themselves do a great job. But overhead lighting is a must when working on games.

    Love your gameroom. Just walking around and hearing the classic arcade sounds is enough to put nostalgia in your heart. Great job!

    #19774 3 months ago
    Quoted from fabsj82:

    Gotta have work mode and play mode lighting. Use ambient light all around the room for play time. TV's, neon/LED signs, popcorn machine, lava lamps and the pins themselves do a great job. But overhead lighting is a must when working on games.

    Punch out, best nes game

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    #19775 3 months ago
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    #19776 3 months ago
    Quoted from Bryan_Kelly:

    Damn! That took some talent and time!
    Here's another idea. MY wife and I had originally thought about doing a number of panels of different side art but it's tough to find just one side decal for sale.
    I've posted this before but maybe some new guys have never seen it. It's simply an exploded view of an AFM.
    Needless to say, this all had to be custom cut to fit 2x4 and 2x2 spaces.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

    I have a drop ceiling in my game room if you want a place for your AFM panels when you sell.

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    #19777 3 months ago
    Quoted from TimBoch:

    I have a drop ceiling in my game room if you want a place for your AFM panels when you sell. [quoted image]

    Check back with me in a couple months. House goes up for sale in a couple months or so and I have no idea whether that's something the new owners will want or not.

    #19778 3 months ago
    Quoted from Lymes:

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    What kind of black lights are you using? I assume they have pretty good coverage for having so few of them?

    #19779 3 months ago
    Quoted from Rico_Roughneck:

    What kind of black lights are you using? I assume they have pretty good coverage for having so few of them?

    I have the black lights installed on the tops and bottoms of the walls which gives surprisingly good coverage. There's optional sizes for different areas referenced in the amazon link I purchased from:

    amazon.com link »

    #19780 3 months ago
    Quoted from Lymes:

    I have the black lights installed on the tops and bottoms of the walls which gives surprisingly good coverage. There's optional sizes for different areas referenced in the amazon link I purchased from:
    amazon.com link »

    Thanks! I’m gonna look into those.

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    #19781 3 months ago

    My wife’s favorite game

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    #19782 3 months ago
    Quoted from locksmith:

    My wife’s favorite game
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    I’ve never seen that! I want one now!

    #19783 3 months ago
    Quoted from locksmith:

    My wife’s favorite game
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    are they linked in some way?

    #19784 3 months ago
    Quoted from Zartan:

    I’ve never seen that! I want one now!

    Me too!!!

    #19785 3 months ago

    They appear to be very sturdily built from the pic and have that retro diner table metal trim on them, loving it!

    #19786 3 months ago
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    #19787 3 months ago
    Quoted from locksmith:

    My wife’s favorite game
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    Fantastic game! Great for the whole family. 50's Themed bowling with great graphics, music and gameplay. We have had ours for years. Definitely a keeper.

    #19788 3 months ago

    I had one they're great but we seldom used it so I let it go to a lady in a wheelchair that could wheel up to play that but not fit in front of a pinball in her chair. The music is the best part it sounds like innocent 50's music but actually has some questionable lyrics.

    #19789 3 months ago
    Quoted from Puffdanny:

    I had one they're great but we seldom used it so I let it go to a lady in a wheelchair that could wheel up to play that but not fit in front of a pinball in her chair.

    Awesome!

    But what are the questionable lyrics? I have to know.

    #19790 3 months ago
    Quoted from ExSquid:

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    It's the new Godzilla topper. Lol

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    #19791 3 months ago

    #19792 3 months ago

    That’s awesome!

    #19793 3 months ago

    This is the topic for Bowl-O-Rama, in case anyone in this thread got interested in the machine: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/namco-rockin-bowl-o-rama-

    #19794 3 months ago
    Quoted from playtwowin:

    Awesome!
    But what are the questionable lyrics? I have to know.

    I don't remember exactly but I seem to remember a bunch of them were about womanizing,nothing raunchy but no longer "pc".

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    #19795 3 months ago

    Wall mounted a pair of Sonos play5 today. Wow….They sound incredible.

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    #19796 3 months ago

    Here’s a wide shot. Just made some space for the TOTAN arriving next week. I’ll be away til mid April and I have a feeling my brother isn’t going to wait for my return to set it up.

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    #19797 3 months ago
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    #19798 3 months ago

    Very nice game room!

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    #19799 3 months ago
    Quoted from cysnake:

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    Fantastic space. It makes me happy to see only original cabs in there mixed in with the pins and other games.

    #19800 3 months ago
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    Love the carpet! Also love classic Nintendo arcade cabinets

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