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Mame Arcade Cabinet

by SpaceBooger Sat Apr 05, 2008 10:08 am

I just designed plans to build my own mame arcade cabinet...
has anyone else here built one?
and does anyone have access to plans so I can compare mine...

Based on my plans it will be 67" tall, 26" wide, and 25" deep... for easily under $100.

Do those dimensions sound right?
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by Majors Mon Apr 07, 2008 7:05 pm

25" wide? What kinda monitor are you putting in? I think it's too narrow if you want two-player action.
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by SpaceBooger Tue Apr 08, 2008 6:17 am

19" monitor that gives about 4" on each side of the monitor...

The main difference between what I plan on making and a real cabinet is that the controls will not be mounted, instead I am using usp/ps2 converter and the street fighter ps2 arcade versions. These controllers will sit on the shelve so that if 2 players play they can move around comfortably.
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by Majors Tue Apr 08, 2008 6:27 pm

You talking about sticks or pads? If the control is not mounted, I fail to see the point then. Unless it's one of those "the point of the journey is not to arrive" type projects.
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by SpaceBooger Tue Apr 08, 2008 8:48 pm

no its a "arcade controls are too expensive, Ill just use PS2 arcade sticks"

The controller will be sticks and buttons, and not permanently mounted. They will be removable so that I can plug a lightgun into the PS2/USB adapter.

The controller looks like this:
http://img366.imageshack.us/img366/9850/2602264949061018f0f7b5rb2.jpg
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