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Hello from a long time gamer looking to build his 1st cab.

Post by tonystarks1311 » September 14th, 2014, 6:53 pm

Hi, my name is tonystarks1311 and I am from the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

I have some questions:
Where can I download roms?
When is wangan midnight maximum tune going to be emulated on MAME?

Only kidding

My plan is to build a final fight cab using these plans: http://www.arcadecab.com/Projects/Arcad ... Plans2.pdf

My budget is $500 max. I will be working on the cab intermittently due to work/family constraints and also so it is harder for my mrs to work out how much money I have spent on it.

Thank you for the great resource! I hope I can contribute to it while I bumble through the construction of my own cab.

Cheers

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Re: Hello from a long time gamer looking to build his 1st ca

Post by Hierophant » September 14th, 2014, 7:45 pm

G'day mate :hello:

Haha! I nearly disapproved your post instantly when I saw the "where do I get roms" bit. I'm glad you were only joking.

Welcome and greetings from Wollongong.

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Post by tonystarks1311 » September 14th, 2014, 11:41 pm

Thank you. Do you reckon $500 is a reasonable estimate? That's including all the artwork, marquee etc. I was hoping to use 12mm MDF as I think 16mm plywood is a bit over the top for my 1st cab.

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Post by Incito » September 15th, 2014, 8:26 pm

COncidering that you are not counting the PC and monitor.

Does this include the controller / control panel? If so, what do you plan to use?

You will be cutting it pretty close at $500. Xarcade sales an arcade kit for that price, and it might include the controller?????

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Post by tonystarks1311 » September 16th, 2014, 1:46 am

Cool I will check out xarcade.

Speakers, computer, monitor, plexiglass, caster wheels, screws are already sorted for a grand total of $5. If I have money left I may upgrade the speakers and monitor.

I have decided on 16mm MDF as I was advised 12mm will be too flimsy.

I was planning on building the CP, I can source the parts for it locally but the CP and the artwork, marquee etc from gameongrafix are the most costly items.

Cheers

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Post by PantherUK » September 17th, 2014, 1:15 am

It would be great if you document your build with pictures and post it in the "Arcade Cabinets And More" section, good luck with it mate...
Ooer... No pictures...

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Re: Hello from a long time gamer looking to build his 1st ca

Post by tonystarks1311 » September 17th, 2014, 8:25 am

Thanks Panther, I will definitely document my progress. Space to actually assemble/work on the cab is quite limited so I am going to gradually acquire all the components, get the PC fully loaded and working correctly then lastly get the MDF to start construction.

I have joined this forum for a couple of reasons:

To find some like minded people who share a common interest with myself who can help me get a better understanding of how MAME works and how I can utilize it effectively;

To keep me motivated and thinking about the task at hand.

I may not start construction for a while but this is something I have wanted to do for ages.

Cheers

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