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MAME Arcade Cabinet


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#41 OFFLINE   Danny R

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Posted 08 February 2004 - 08:11 PM

Actually not really more expensive than any other plans except in wood costs. I'll go with a real wood surface for the top and console faces rather than MDF. The legs for the table I'm going to convert from salvaging an older table thats got a pretty warped top.

Before I was thinking of a console with 4 players and all the controls jammed into a 4' panel. Now they will be spread out quite a bit, but the number of controls isn't all that different.

And I don't have to do them all at once either this way, as the unused stations around the table can keep an unfinished look since they won't be turned upward until needed.

And it certainly won't cost anywhere near the prices I saw today for "real" poker tables... $3000 and up. Yikes! :eek2:

Incidentally the same store, "Atlantic Billiards", also had an Arcade PC MAME cabinet they were selling for $5000 with a Hotrod control panel. I'm not certain their product was quite legal, as it had a full mame set, although the guy said it was *shrug*...

Anyway its the first one I've ever seen in real life and I spent a moment playing some Galaga. ;)

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Posted 24 May 2004 - 11:05 PM

Summer is finally here, students have graduated and school is out. With it the work load now allows for some free time to get back to this project.

I've got the electronics, buttons and parts in hand. Computer is all setup and MAME is configured properly, so all thats left is the cabinet. I've been playing a few games already and love it.

Going to pick up the wood this weekend and start making the first cuts for the table.

Anybody else made any progress?

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Posted 05 August 2004 - 02:04 PM

I finally finished my cabinet last month. Sorry for not posting this sooner.

http://www.notrica.com/arcade

Comments and suggestions will be very much appreciated.
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Posted 05 August 2004 - 02:09 PM

I have built my own MAME Machine, but have yet to build a cabinet with it.

I purchase a Hotrod joystick for that real arcade feel http://www.hanaho.co...HotRodJoystick/

I also have all the Mame Games (and am now searching for the laserdisc roms so I can play Space Ace and Dragons Lair on my computer, I see them posted to the newsgroups but I have never been able to find all the pieces to it)


Use the Russ Prince link. He sells the CDs for $5 per game. Totally worth it. He doesn't make any profit there.
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Posted 05 August 2004 - 02:13 PM

I finally finished my cabinet last month. Sorry for not posting this sooner.

I'm jealous... I haven't made nearly as much progress as I would have liked to on my own project. Enjoy your machine! What is your favorite game?

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Posted 05 August 2004 - 02:18 PM

I finally finished my cabinet last month. Sorry for not posting this sooner.

I'm jealous... I haven't made nearly as much progress as I would have liked to on my own project. Enjoy your machine! What is your favorite game?


The 5 year old loves Superman and PacMan/Ms.PacMan

The wife is addicted to Ms. PacMan and Donkey Kong.

I've been playing Track & Field and hypersports a lot. I play a bunch of the 350 I loaded.

Galaga need the "OK" in the beginning and that's gotten pretty annoying. Any idea how to avoid that? Galaga seems to have an aspect that is not true to the original.
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