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zscorp
8th June 2008, 02:49 PM
Well after looking on here for about a week or so, still having not much of an idea on what we are doing we have decided to just have a crack and see what happens. Myself and a friend are building one each and this is the build up.

We have decided to go two players on one side (for SF2) and one player opposite also for those games that flip. We will just use a switch somewhere to change between the sides.

We ordered 18mm mdf, 3 sets of joysticks and 6 buttons per stick, ordered the coins mechs and brought a couple of hinges etc.

So far we have cut out the frame, screwed it together, cut holes for the speakers and cut mesh to fit in the hole, routed some edges, and made the controller boxes and screwed them on also.

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So that's it so far, we are doing more and more each day, I will continue to post pics. Just waiting on parts to arrive.

Back to sanding for now to make it nice and smooth ready to wrap in vinyl.
We plan to add some neons too...just because we can.

DonkyKong
8th June 2008, 03:08 PM
We plan to add some neons too...just because we can.

hahaha cool.
Where will they be mounted?

DK

zscorp
8th June 2008, 03:11 PM
Not sure yet, but we will fit them in somewhere....somehow!!! LOL!

danny_galaga
8th June 2008, 03:51 PM
thats a great compromise doing the two player and one player CP's

maxpower
9th June 2008, 07:23 AM
Keep up the good work. Yell out if you need something else. I have a shed full of stuff and only an hour away...

zscorp
9th June 2008, 06:46 PM
Keep up the good work. Yell out if you need something else. I have a shed full of stuff and only an hour away...

I will, thankyou very much!! :)

Harts
9th June 2008, 09:25 PM
Hey found the thread:). Funny, im annoyed im not working tomorrow so we can do some more, first time in a long time I have been annoyed at not working lol.
Been busy researching hardware/software side of things and I am a little close to working out what im going to put in mine.

maxpower
9th June 2008, 10:16 PM
I will, thankyou very much!! :)

Anytime dude. I had a pub ring me today and wants to put one of my cabs in. $$$$ yeyyyyyyyyyyy!

zscorp
11th June 2008, 10:26 PM
Got the control panel tops made up, coin mechs in, light up coin button in also. Really waiting for controls and buttons to turn up from Arcade Gaming Australia.....we have been waiting a week so far, all been paid for yet I have heard nothing from the guy!?!?? Anyone else delt with him before?

....also purchased a computer which should be here in the next few days. I will post picks of progress tomorrow.

DonkyKong
12th June 2008, 10:12 AM
I look forward to it :)

DK

maxpower
12th June 2008, 02:40 PM
[QUOTE=zscorp;173046]Really waiting for controls and buttons to turn up from Arcade Gaming Australia.....we have been waiting a week so far, all been paid for yet I have heard nothing from the guy!?!?? Anyone else delt with him before?


Yeah I did last year and yeah he's slow.

zscorp
12th June 2008, 06:34 PM
Well here are a few more pics of what we did yesterday and today. We cut our coin mechs in and added a coin button above it so you can switch between the two if you want to pay for it or not (on a switch that will be inside the cab). We cut out two holes in the bottom of the cabs, placed a computer fan in one hole to draw the air in and added a vent at the top of the cab to vent the heat up and out. We also started to trim the cabs in vinyl. We have purchased some stripping to go on the edges also.

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DonkyKong
13th June 2008, 07:35 PM
Good One, Easy part is almost done by the looks :)

Harts
13th June 2008, 08:06 PM
Building these things is a heap of fun, its been a long long time since I was this inspired on any project:) Got some cool ideas for the monitors we were discussing just after you left today will fill you in tomorrow, a lot more work but it will be very very cool.

zscorp
13th June 2008, 09:32 PM
Building these things is a heap of fun, its been a long long time since I was this inspired on any project:) Got some cool ideas for the monitors we were discussing just after you left today will fill you in tomorrow, a lot more work but it will be very very cool.

Cool, sounds good. Here are some more pics for everyone. We finished trimming the rest of it (except the top for now), put on the aluminium strips up the side, screwed the speakers in the sides, trimed and attached the control panels and added mesh to the top vents on the sides. Also added the hinges for the lid. Still waiting on legs, controllers and computers to arrive.

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Harts
6th July 2008, 10:02 PM
Thought I would post some update pics, the machine is up and running with Game Ex, Mame and visual pinball. My machine has a Celeron 2.6, 1 gig of ram and a 400gig hard drive and i just brought a 256 meg video card. I did have some trouble getting the software working but got there in the end. The original plan was to do a cocktail cab but the monitor was going to be a real pain to find something big enough that worked flat and then I decided I wanted to be able to watch my music DVD's while having BBQ's ect so I kind of ended up with a mix of a cocktail and upright. Not real classic looking but it works well and im happy with it for a first attempt so far.
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m9/harts13/Arcade%20Machine/DSC00273.jpg
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m9/harts13/Arcade%20Machine/DSC00276.jpg

On/Off switch and volume control
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m9/harts13/Arcade%20Machine/DSC00300.jpg
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m9/harts13/Arcade%20Machine/DSC00298.jpg
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m9/harts13/Arcade%20Machine/DSC00295.jpg
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m9/harts13/Arcade%20Machine/DSC00297.jpg

And this is what you do with your 60 in 1 while you wait for ur cab, this is the bosses project:ohttp://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m9/harts13/Arcade%20Machine/DSC00299.jpg

Next step is to add a Led Wiz unit and have LED's flashing and chasing around the screen where I have left room and also trim/paint my top and then play away.
The other cab is a little different to this and we will post pics of that one soon as well.

opm881
6th July 2008, 10:18 PM
looks bloody good mate. Unique spin on a cocktail cab, love it!

Only question is, how does the screen go with the control panel on the other side?

Harts
6th July 2008, 10:35 PM
We decided to ditch the control panel on the other side, It was only going to work if we laid the screen flat. Most of the games I like are 2 player side by side anyway. This has been a great project so far, learnt heaps and still trying to work some stuff out but all has been fun.

AskJacob
6th July 2008, 11:42 PM
Thats a unique setup, and I hear you about the multi-function part - that is something I've been thinking about for my setup (which stalled years ago :))

Looks like a pretty good setup like that...

Cheers

RaMpAgE
7th July 2008, 09:52 AM
well done harts, I'll have to see it in the flesh soon. Reminds me of an oversized old IBM PC from years back. :D

Hows the sound system sound?

Foot
7th July 2008, 12:20 PM
Looks like a Lunar Lander :)

Good effort

Harts
7th July 2008, 01:49 PM
Thanks, Led Wiz ordered and found an online shop in Melbourne that sells LED's super cheap. I just grabed 70 super bright LED's and it was like $35 posted, not bad considering they were mostly blue and they are $1.50 each in shops. Even got some Hot Pink ones for my Game Ex and Mame signs that rae going to be etched and rear lighted perspex.

Gee Rampage had me guessing there for a bit as to how you were but I've worked it out:badgrin The sound system works very well, got a sub and amp in there so there is enough volume to use it as a jukebox for parties.:)