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GURU need help

Post by kuba » Tue Nov 21, 2006 12:41 pm

http://www.mameworld.net/gurudumps/

19th November, 2006
I have located one of the rarest early 80's Taito games ever made, which has become available from a collector. But as you're aware, rare always means expensive. The Dumping Project has been actively purchasing PCBs for dumping for a long time and all of our money has been completely exhausted. This means we are unable to come up with the purchase price of US$1300. I can't mention the name of the game yet, but the fact that it is EXTREMELY expensive, one of the Most Wanted Taito games out there and is EXTREMELY rare should give you some idea of the importance of securing this PCB now.
I'm hoping everyone who enjoys MAME will donate a few bucks towards it so we can preserve this rare PCB for everyone.

I've made it very easy, just click the PAYPAL donate button to the right to donate directly to the Dumping Project's Financial Controller.
Alternatively, you can donate to Mameworld via their PAYPAL link, stating your donation is for The Dumping Project. Every little bit counts so please help us out if you can. Thanks!!

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Post by Chad » Tue Nov 21, 2006 1:19 pm

can't mention the name of the game, yet? wouldn't mentioning the name of game give you more opportunity to get donations?
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Post by The TJT » Tue Nov 21, 2006 2:08 pm

Yeah, thats bit strange. Maybe there is some potential competition from "collectors". Could be a fixed buy now price at ebay, and again avoiding competition.

Good chance for you to give back to MAME project though. Bonus is knowing that money goes to purchasing early 80's rare game and not for romkidz faves...

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Post by mahlemiut » Tue Nov 21, 2006 5:57 pm

Many collectors have the opinion that MAME is evil incarnate, and will do practically anything to stop a PCB from falling into the hand of someone related to the MAME project.

Collectors often have more money than sense. :)
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Re: GURU need help

Post by Weehawk » Tue Nov 21, 2006 9:28 pm

kuba wrote:I can't mention the name of the game yet, but the fact that it is EXTREMELY expensive, one of the Most Wanted Taito games out there and is EXTREMELY rare should give you some idea of the importance of securing this PCB now.
Looking over the "most-wanted" dumps list of Taito games, eliminating any not from the early 80's, clones, and laserdisc games, gives me this list (games listed by KLOV are linked):

"Astro Zone" (1980, 8080bw hardware)
"Astro Zone" (on "Safari" hardware, 1980)
"Big Combat" (1982)
"Black Beetles" (1980)
"Black Widow" (1981?) -- only about 50 made, first game on Qix/Zookeeper hardware
"Change Colors" (1984)
"Cosmopolis" (ever finished/released?, c. 1984) -- developed by Taito America, not the same as the Sun Electronics game
"Frog and Spiders" (1981)
"Outer Zone" (1984)
"Rumba Lumber" (1984)
"Seafly" (1984)
"Space Cyclone" (1980, "Safari" hardware)
"Speed Race GP V" (1980)
"Steel Worker" (1980)
"Super Speed Race GP V" (1980)
"Tri-Attacker" (1981)
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Post by Weehawk » Fri Nov 24, 2006 3:03 am

In http://tinyurl.com/uhxru Mr. Goodwraith wrote:The "rare Taito game" the Dumping Project was after was a "Steel Worker" PCB that a Japanese seller put up for sale last week; probably the one game from the classic era that's anticipated more than any other. The Project's Japanese contact informed the rest of the Project personnel immediately, and you guys responded to Guru's appeal for funds in heroic fashion. Your contributions were sent to the Japanese contact, who began withdrawing them from PayPal (which takes a couple of days to process in Japan) and asked the seller if the Project could make a downpayment on the board, with full purchase to follow soon.

The seller (who AFAIK is still advertising the PCB for sale) responded, "Sorry, the board is not available."
In http://tinyurl.com/y58bye Guru1 wrote:Thanks for the explanation. My apologies to everyone for not being able to acquire this rare PCB. The final outcome was out of my control. It's a sad day in emulation history :(
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Post by Zhorik » Fri Nov 24, 2006 3:32 am

Weehawk wrote:
In http://tinyurl.com/uhxru Mr. Goodwraith wrote:The "rare Taito game" the Dumping Project was after was a "Steel Worker" PCB that a Japanese seller put up for sale last week; probably the one game from the classic era that's anticipated more than any other. The Project's Japanese contact informed the rest of the Project personnel immediately, and you guys responded to Guru's appeal for funds in heroic fashion. Your contributions were sent to the Japanese contact, who began withdrawing them from PayPal (which takes a couple of days to process in Japan) and asked the seller if the Project could make a downpayment on the board, with full purchase to follow soon.

The seller (who AFAIK is still advertising the PCB for sale) responded, "Sorry, the board is not available."
In http://tinyurl.com/y58bye Guru1 wrote:Thanks for the explanation. My apologies to everyone for not being able to acquire this rare PCB. The final outcome was out of my control. It's a sad day in emulation history :(
I have to consume massive quantities of vodka every night just to get to sleep knowing that Steel Worker isn't in MAME yet. I can only imagine how the rest of the MARP community similarly suffers.

You have to figure the PCB holder(s) know that ROM values drop once a game has been MAMEd. What did the bid get up to when they refused to honor the auction?

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Post by The TJT » Fri Nov 24, 2006 3:53 am

Zhorik wrote: I have to consume massive quantities of vodka every night just to get to sleep knowing that Steel Worker isn't in MAME yet. I can only imagine how the rest of the MARP community similarly suffers.
Life has been hell since news broke out.

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Post by Weehawk » Fri Nov 24, 2006 8:34 pm

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Post by The TJT » Tue Nov 28, 2006 2:40 pm

Guru wrote: 28th November, 2006
Some good news! Regarding the PCB mentioned below, we have located another one from a different place. We are organising the deal now and I will keep you posted about it's progress :-)
Also, a B-I-G thanks to all of the generous people who donated towards acquiring it.
Here you can see a clip of the steel worker in action. In the backrow, second from the left.

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Re: GURU need help

Post by Weehawk » Fri Jun 19, 2009 9:21 am

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With the release of 0.132u1 George will have to find another excuse for the vodka consumption.

Tough game for me to pick up using directional keys. Perhaps it will be easier with a gamepad.
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