Star Wars (Atari, 1983, color vector)
Got this October 20, 2001.
Fantasies has new art for the marquee and the controller.
(My controller looks like it was taken off of a Return of the
Jedi--the color is wrong.)
- A Star
Wars/Empire Strikes Back multi-game kit is available
from Clay Cowgill. I have been too distracted by my
Twilight Zone to get around to installing
fixes some problems with the WG6100 monitor that I
have. My game was sold to me with a LV2000 already in
Replaced the X2212 NOVRAM, which was toast when I got the
game. It's not easy to get to that socket!
Replaced the missing coin mechanism with Coin Controls
parts scavenged from an Arkanoid that I never really liked
anyway. Replaced switch, too, since the one on the Star
Wars isn't quite right. The game is, of course, on free
play, so this is irrelavant.
Someone replaced the coin mechanisms at some point in the
past and did a rotten job. I re-soldered the wires and
covered with heat-shrink tubing. They look better, and at
least I know it's not a hack job in there. (18 Feb 02)
Replaced microswitch for left thumb button with one
scrounged from a joystick that Bob E at Halted pointed out.
Much better: four buttons that do the same thing instead of
three, but now no one tells me that there's a broken button.
(18 Feb 02)
Replaced the vertical pot on the controller. The part isn't
ideal, but it centers okay. Got it from Radio Shack, so it
cost a tenth of what Happ wants. Had to buy a hacksaw to
get a shorter shaft on it, just like the old part. Any
excuse to buy a hacksaw, really.
Controller went goofy for vertical movements; my scores
decreased dramatically. Set screw for Y-axis was not tight.
Two wires in the coin door wiring harness are undocumented
and just hanging there. I suppose they're for lockout
coils, which my mechanisms don't have.
Back panel is screwed in; lock can be twisted. (I have the
hardware to fix this.)
Side art is mediocre, marquee has a rip, and the controller
cover is from a Return of the Jedi, not a Star Wars.
last modified by tjs at Wed Feb 5 14:35:29 2003