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Re: Arcade1UP - Repro Arcade Cabs

by Anapan Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:32 am

If you have no skill whatsoever and you want a mame cab, you can mod this. Shortly the new images of retropie for the new Raspberry Pi model will be available. I think I already saw kits to do the conversion, and there's plenty of videos on youtube.
I don't know about installing a CRT, but I'm interested to see if the RGB-PI works on the new model straight out of the box.

For a bit more $ and no Raspberry PI you can also stick an old tower in and install lakka.
I hear they have some 240p support in the works too.

Since I'm making repro cabs from scratch with blueprints and customizing them to whichever CRT I'm building around it (super cheap), these don't interest me, but watching the videos I think anyone investing to upgrade without too much mess, space, woodworking tools, or skill will enjoy only a mild challenge.
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Re: Arcade1UP - Repro Arcade Cabs

by samsonlonghair Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:59 am

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That TMNT arcade cabinet gets me drooling. I have absolutely no room for this in my home, but I want one so badly! :mrgreen:
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Re: Arcade1UP - Repro Arcade Cabs

by marurun Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:24 pm

Same. Only problem is I'd have room for 4 players, but 3 of those spots would be eternally empty.
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Re: Arcade1UP - Repro Arcade Cabs

by samsonlonghair Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:39 pm

marurun wrote:Same. Only problem is I'd have room for 4 players, but 3 of those spots would be eternally empty.

What!? Nah, I don’t believe that. You seem like a family man to me.
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Re: Arcade1UP - Repro Arcade Cabs

by bmoc Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:38 pm

The Marvel cab is up for preorder at $399. This one is being billed as a "special edition" that has a light up marquee, Sanwa parts, and a custom riser. It will be limited to 8000 units. https://arcade1up.com/products/marvel-cabinet You could also get the regular edition one with a riser from Gamestop at $379.99 but I don't know why anyone would. The extra $20 is definitely worth the Sanwa upgrade alone.

The Star Wars cab is also up for preorder at GameStop at $499. Again, it comes with a custom riser. https://www.gamestop.com/vintage-softwa ... ser/179918

Personally I'm holding out for reviews on the TMNT cab. My kids still love playing Turtles in Time Re-Shelled. They need to experience the superior version.
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