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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2009 12:13 pm 
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I'm currently in the design stage of building myself a MAME cabinet. Due to space restrictions, it's going to be a bartop, similar in design to this one;

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I've got an old 17" flat screen that isn't doing much and an x-arcade controller that I can bastardise for bits.

I've finished the artwork for the cabinet and it's going to be based loosely on the original Bomb Jack machine.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2009 6:14 pm 
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2009 7:48 pm 
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Those controls are going to have to be tiny.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2009 8:12 pm 
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TheTurnipKing wrote:
Those controls are going to have to be tiny.



That pic's not actual size. ;)

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2009 8:29 pm 
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I'm approximating based on the assumption of a 17 inch monitor. It doesn't seem like you'd have space for two full size sets of genuine arcade controls on there.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2009 9:13 pm 
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Keep us posted Trinity. I'd love to tinker about with this sort of thing but just don't have the time.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2009 10:11 pm 
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TheTurnipKing wrote:
I'm approximating based on the assumption of a 17 inch monitor. It doesn't seem like you'd have space for two full size sets of genuine arcade controls on there.



I just need to make the bezel a bit wider. I will have the capacity to change the back panel and fit a 19" monitor instead. If my drawings are correct then the controls will be no problem. 2 joysticks (probably go for Sanwa ones instead of the Happ ones on the x-arcade) with 8 buttons per player and pinball buttons to the sides.
much the same as the original x-arcade stick.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2009 10:25 pm 
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Here's the Control Panel Overlay;


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I used the original overlay from the Bombjack machine and then added the bombjack from the elite version of the game (had to give him a new arm, he only had one) then added the bombjack logo and off to go.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2009 5:24 am 
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Wouldn't it be better to pick up a big CRT? The graphics would look better and they cost next to nothing these days.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2009 8:09 am 
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mokeyjoe wrote:
Wouldn't it be better to pick up a big CRT? The graphics would look better and they cost next to nothing these days.


Not really. I'd have to make the cabinet a lot deeper and the idea was that it would be portable (which it won't now).

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2009 3:08 pm 
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If I had the resources, I'd love to attempt something like this. Good luck, dude!

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2009 6:09 pm 
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Here's a very rough mock-up.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:32 am 
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There's a guy on Football365 who's done the same thing. Shame I can't link to the topic, as it's registration only. I've been following his topic for a few weeks

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He hasn't quite finished yet though.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 7:08 pm 
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Drunken_Master wrote:
There's a guy on Football365 who's done the same thing. Shame I can't link to the topic, as it's registration only. I've been following his topic for a few weeks

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He hasn't quite finished yet though.



Have you got the pics back to front?

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:52 am 
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Id be interested to see how you get on with this, Keep us posted etc etc.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 1:08 am 
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It does seem to lend some credence to my concerns about the controls though. It looks a little cramped and the dude only has 4 buttons on there.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:35 am 
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TheTurnipKing wrote:
It does seem to lend some credence to my concerns about the controls though. It looks a little cramped and the dude only has 4 buttons on there.


The control panel overlay I've posted is actual size. It's the standard X-arcade layout.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 10:25 am 
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Trinity wrote:
TheTurnipKing wrote:
It does seem to lend some credence to my concerns about the controls though. It looks a little cramped and the dude only has 4 buttons on there.


The control panel overlay I've posted is actual size. It's the standard X-arcade layout.

Yeah, I figured. Curious as to how you get on with it.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 11:00 am 
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I hate to say this, but why would you sacrifice a SUPER MARIO BROS 3 ARCADE OMG BEST GAME IN THE UNIVERSE!!!!!!!!!! to make your custom machine?

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 11:58 am 
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I hate to say this, but why would you sacrifice a SUPER MARIO BROS 3 ARCADE OMG BEST GAME IN THE UNIVERSE!!!!!!!!!! to make your custom machine?



:lol:

Duh.

It wasn't. The whole cab was built from scratch.

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