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my 99% finished M.A.M.E cabinet

Discussion in 'Games' started by fritoking, Jan 31, 2010.

  1. fritoking

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    Well , its almost done. A few things could have been better, but all in all i think it turned out well.

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    marquee is on order and will be installed when it arrives, various game characters will be painted in the white circles on each side.

    front view w/ keyboard tray.
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    nicely done
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    I actually know nothing about them...

    very cool man, nice work :)
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    niiice!
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    Wow. Looks awesome, can't wait to see it finished.:)
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    YEEEEAH!

    That's frickin' sweet!

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    Specs?
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    wow nice job!

    now you just need a place to put the quarters :laugh:
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    That's awesome i never thought about using a computer to make a real arcade machine

    Where the hell did you catch a lemon shark in ohio?
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    Neat concept! I like it!
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    well i was on a tight budget so i didnt want to spend the 60 bux for the coin slots.....may paint them on..lol
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    I caught that at flamingo bay marina in everglades national park.... night fishing in the actual marina...lol
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    i have a athlon 3800x2 w/ 1 gb of ram and a gforce 7300 256 mb video card. not sure if it will be enough horsepower to run some of the chd games i will add later tho.
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    Very nice fritoking! And a lot of time and effort gone into that project. Cool stuff.

    But may I ask you why you didnt just refurb an existing cabinet, OR, redesign making it slimmer; retro but up-to-date. After all, they were originally designed so deep to house the CRT VDU. With your flatscreen solution you could have built a much slimmer version, and at the same time, much more house friendly!

    Perhaps consider a breakdown, recut, and rebuild?
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    thats because the extra space comes in handy for hiding the bodies :roll:
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    Good Work, now what software will you have on it?
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    well, an existing cabinet was way too pricey..at least 2x what i have in this..... and that is not a flat screen in it..its a 19 inch kds crt that a friend gave me.... i just took a sheet of glass cut to fit the cabinet and taped off the monitor position and painted the back side black.i may have 250 in this total
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    That is truelly awesome. I wish i had the skills for a project like that. =/
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    mame plus! with mala as a front end. im trying to find a way to run all my nes,snes,genesis and n64 rom from one interface...but,sadly, i just am not that good w/ software configuration
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    there are alot of websites with help for running everything emulatory, although we aren't really allowed to talk about it here sorry.gif shame ey

    still nice work ;)
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    Can you find an old Atari front?
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    well... due to the 14 inches of snow friday night , my artist sister in law was unable to come down for the paint work on the side. Did get the marquee on and here is a video of it in action......if it works...lol. still having trouble getting the front end i want to use to work w/ the xarcade.... i want to have the snap files and marquees visible while scrolling thru the games..

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    erocker says thanks.
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    Nice work! This is a project I have been considering for the longest time ever since I got into playing the MAME32 ROMS. Where did you get the cabinet from? Most cabinets I see don't have the speakers built on the cabinet like that.

    The X-Gaming Controller is pretty sweet although a shame you didn't get the trackball for Golden Tee and MArble Madness.
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    its all home built. as for the controller, i was on a tight budget and found this one on andantech for about 40 less than a new one. a friend wants to build one so i may sell him this one and buy the trackball contoller.

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