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7th February 2009, 09:23
hi all

im making 2 mame cabinets at the moment on for my self and one for andy (rcm) so heres some pic's
this is the first one the 2nd one is not to far off this

7th February 2009, 11:08
Looking good. Is it a table top cabinet? Or will it have a lower half with coin slot?

And are you using an LCD or traditional CRT?

I keep meaning to rebuild my MAME cabinet, and really must this year, especially with computer parts now so cheap. I'm going to use a large LCD in my rebuild, rather than the huge 21" CRT I used to have.

What controls are you using? Have you designed the control layout and marquee graphics yet?

7th February 2009, 13:09

my friend its looking great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I cannot wait to get to grips with mine.... i have a 28" 4.3 to use and it does 800x600 screen (60hz Pal) mmmmm yummy :)

its a pity i cannot help you out with an LCD my friend I do wish i could. I have found a couple on fleabay for arounf the 25 delivered.

(1024x768 - < 22ms)

what ever you decided my friend, please keep this awesome thread alive :)

Kin Hell
7th February 2009, 13:15
Acrade style Boxes....Sheesh!

I use to go in Arcades & play the original Atari Asteroids for 8 hours at a time on 1 x 10p piece if I could get away with it. Rottweiler-like Arcade Guards were a constant nightmare though & we use to go in armed with 4 or five bods & switch around from time to time! :lol:

Fun Days. :D

Best of luck with the project Jimbob. Hope the Wall mount LCD thing works out for ya! :wink:


7th February 2009, 14:32
this is a table top one iv not got any joysticks (any one got any ideas on good ones). yet just got a load of buttons off ebay and give them a clean up

iv not designed the control layout and marquee graphics yet but something will happen or if any one can help

and its got to have a lcd in there as its not very big


7th February 2009, 15:51
The Zip Stick was the best IMO, Nice round knob on the top so you could hold it how you wanted rather than the finger moulds. It was also very tough too.

7th February 2009, 21:53
I know i am supposed to be away at the mo due to other events in my life but have to post something on this subject!

@Jimbob005 if you require any marque gfx i'll sure have a go for you if u give me dimensions etc (something to keep my mind occupied)
gimmie some ideas when your ready and i'll have a bash!

just did a quick google search to answer some of your questions.

some good info on the above site : as for joysticks i remeber x-arcade & hotrod being the best but i dunno if they'd fit in with your cab etc.

also remeber seeing something about hap buttons/sticks on ebay etc hope that gives u some ideas m8!

Great looking project btw: when your done u can build me one :)

7th February 2009, 22:04
Love it! Please keep this thread updated.
Personally I have always wanted to build A MAME Cocktail Cabinet like THIS (http://www.codinghorror.com/mamecocktail/)

Thinking about it I have got the space to start doing this now, hmmm, and my bro's a chippy.

8th February 2009, 09:14
hmmm 28" crt based cocktail cabinet.....

oh man that f*cking ROX!!!!!

8th February 2009, 23:10
those projects are awesome! what PC hardware will you use? what monitor?
We need updates!!! :mrgreen:

9th February 2009, 08:47
The best solution for the controls is to buy some real happ controls and joysticks, and wire them up to an ipaq controller.

Best place to start is http://www.mameworld.net as it is a huge resource for mame fans and cabinet builders.

If you want original marquees then I have many from the original arcade machines in vector graphics format, meaning they can be printed at any size.

Also, take a look at the bundle http://www.xgaming.com/arcade_bundle.shtml $39 for this bundle is great.

And for a controller board they also sell this http://www.xgaming.com/byoarcade.shtml

Alternatively (and this is what i would use) visit http://www.ultimarc.com/ the sellers of the i-paq http://www.ultimarc.com/ipac1.html which I highly recommend as the controller to use to control and wire up your controls. And for the controls http://www.ultimarc.com/controls.html

For the actual control board, I would use MDF to mount the controls. Have a look at http://www.mameroom.com/Categories.asp?ID=CONTOLLERKIT for ideas on layouts.

14th February 2009, 14:51
ok got a screen theres not much room in there heres a dry run befor i paint it

14th February 2009, 16:29
Some damn fine work Again James!!!!!

14th February 2009, 19:37
Very nice, keep the pics coming! :mrgreen: