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Anonymous
April 8, 2005 12:08:34 PM

Archived from groups: alt.games.mame (More info?)

Ever since I found out about MAME 6+ years ago I'm finally going to
make a dedicated cabinet for it. I quickly got hooked on MAME and then
I got into collecting full size original Video games. Bought a
warehouse full and everything got put on the back burner. Yesterday a
friend picked up a couple of used computers from the school sale. Said
he has 2 pentium 3 systems for me for free. It's a huge school system
and each year they sell off a few hundred computer systems. All the
money goes to the school's clubs. The better systems sell for $40 each
and older ones for $20. He bought them and is giving them to me because
of all the great deals I gave him on games in the past.

Now my question, what type of cabinet to make? I'm the guy who made the
Pacman cocktail and Ms pacman cocktail plans that are on the internet
for free download. I already have pacman and galaga cocktail so I might
not want another one. I have information on a bartop cabinet and also a
desktype cabinet (like centipede cocktail). Not sure which way to go. A
full size cabinet is out of the question, I already have 18 games in my
basement along with 8 pinball machines so room is very limited.

Not sure on the controls, certainly a joystick but not sure if I should
have a trackball and spinner. I already have a Multipede
(centipede/millipede) upright so I might not need a trackball. I do
love omega race so I might want a spinner for that tempest and
Arkanoid. What other games use a spinner?

Any suggestions on cabinets and controls are greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Kyle Lindstrom

new email klindstrom AT uplogon DOT com
April 9, 2005 2:36:37 AM

Archived from groups: alt.games.mame (More info?)

I have seen your plans and WILL build one one day, thanks Kyle, you did a
nice job on them, and as a great service allowing free access to them!
Kevin Steele at http://www.retroblast.com/ has several really good product
reviews on controls, spinners, panels, and cabinets you may want to read. I
myself have a customized slikstik classic with an additional 8 way top fire,
and couldn't be happier! For a cabinet, I saved a T2 upright from certain
destruction, and modified it into my mame cabinet. This solution may be too
big for you, but is a nice size for two player gaming. I would definitely go
with the trackball because its also good for controlling the PC. The spinner
I don't use too much, but don't regret having it... Good luck with your
project! Chris
Anonymous
April 10, 2005 12:54:43 AM

Archived from groups: alt.games.mame (More info?)

Chris wrote:
> I have seen your plans and WILL build one one day, thanks Kyle, you did a
> nice job on them, and as a great service allowing free access to them!
> Kevin Steele at http://www.retroblast.com/ has several really good product
> reviews on controls, spinners, panels, and cabinets you may want to read. I
> myself have a customized slikstik classic with an additional 8 way top fire,
> and couldn't be happier! For a cabinet, I saved a T2 upright from certain
> destruction, and modified it into my mame cabinet. This solution may be too
> big for you, but is a nice size for two player gaming. I would definitely go
> with the trackball because its also good for controlling the PC. The spinner
> I don't use too much, but don't regret having it... Good luck with your
> project! Chris
>

NONONONONO!!!!! Why build a MAME /cocktail/ when you can build a MAME
/coffee table/ that works like this: http://tinyurl.com/4ued2 Just
hinge a separate top at the front so that it will work as a normal
table, and shorten the back rods so that you get the proper tilt.

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Anonymous
April 10, 2005 12:53:11 PM

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Dead_Dad thought about it a bit, then said...
> Chris wrote:
> > I have seen your plans and WILL build one one day, thanks Kyle, you did a
> > nice job on them, and as a great service allowing free access to them!
> > Kevin Steele at http://www.retroblast.com/ has several really good product
> > reviews on controls, spinners, panels, and cabinets you may want to read. I
> > myself have a customized slikstik classic with an additional 8 way top fire,
> > and couldn't be happier! For a cabinet, I saved a T2 upright from certain
> > destruction, and modified it into my mame cabinet. This solution may be too
> > big for you, but is a nice size for two player gaming. I would definitely go
> > with the trackball because its also good for controlling the PC. The spinner
> > I don't use too much, but don't regret having it... Good luck with your
> > project! Chris
> >
>
> NONONONONO!!!!! Why build a MAME /cocktail/ when you can build a MAME
> /coffee table/ that works like this: http://tinyurl.com/4ued2 Just
> hinge a separate top at the front so that it will work as a normal
> table, and shorten the back rods so that you get the proper tilt.

How about a MAME /kitchen table/?

http://www.angrymods.com/mame/

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Kevin Steele
RetroBlast! Retrogaming News and Reviews
www.retroblast.com
April 10, 2005 2:02:20 PM

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Kyle,

My first cabinet was a full sized cabinet based off of plans found
around the internet. I modified them to fit my TV and it worked out
well, but it is large. If I were to do it over, I would think about a
clone of a full size Galaga cabinet. I always liked galaga and like
the appearance of that box.

My second cabinet was a modification of your Pacman plans. My mods
were to make my 19" computer monitor fit inside the box. I finished
that cabinet about a year and a half ago. It is by far my favorite of
the two machines that I built.

Thank you very much for your plans. Without them, I highly doubt that
my cocktail would look as good as it does.

I just have one question.

If you have a warehouse full of machines, why build a new cabinet?
Why not convert one into a MAME cabinet?

In any event, If you do decide to build one, I think you should do a
full size galaga set of plans, so I can realize my dreams of building
a reproduction..... 8^) (HA!)

Thanks again.


klinstrm@up.net wrote:

>Ever since I found out about MAME 6+ years ago I'm finally going to
>make a dedicated cabinet for it. I quickly got hooked on MAME and then
>I got into collecting full size original Video games. Bought a
>warehouse full and everything got put on the back burner. Yesterday a
>friend picked up a couple of used computers from the school sale. Said
>he has 2 pentium 3 systems for me for free. It's a huge school system
>and each year they sell off a few hundred computer systems. All the
>money goes to the school's clubs. The better systems sell for $40 each
>and older ones for $20. He bought them and is giving them to me because
>of all the great deals I gave him on games in the past.
>
>Now my question, what type of cabinet to make? I'm the guy who made the
>Pacman cocktail and Ms pacman cocktail plans that are on the internet
>for free download. I already have pacman and galaga cocktail so I might
>not want another one. I have information on a bartop cabinet and also a
>desktype cabinet (like centipede cocktail). Not sure which way to go. A
>full size cabinet is out of the question, I already have 18 games in my
>basement along with 8 pinball machines so room is very limited.
>
>Not sure on the controls, certainly a joystick but not sure if I should
>have a trackball and spinner. I already have a Multipede
>(centipede/millipede) upright so I might not need a trackball. I do
>love omega race so I might want a spinner for that tempest and
>Arkanoid. What other games use a spinner?
>
>Any suggestions on cabinets and controls are greatly appreciated.
>
>Thanks
>
>Kyle Lindstrom
>
>new email klindstrom AT uplogon DOT com


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Anonymous
April 10, 2005 9:09:15 PM

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The only games left from my warehouse deal are classics so I don't have
any real cabinets to convert. Plus the warehouse deal was about 4 years
ago. I do have a small cocktail table that a friend gave me that I
thought about using for MAME. It was and old Japanese Space invaders.
The only problem is that the cabinet is small and not much room inside.
So small that only video games with small boards will fit in it. I
still might convert it into MAME. I do like the bartop MAME cabinets
that some guys are making.

Kyle



Joshua wrote:
> Kyle,
>
> My first cabinet was a full sized cabinet based off of plans found
> around the internet. I modified them to fit my TV and it worked out
> well, but it is large. If I were to do it over, I would think about
a
> clone of a full size Galaga cabinet. I always liked galaga and like
> the appearance of that box.
>
> My second cabinet was a modification of your Pacman plans. My mods
> were to make my 19" computer monitor fit inside the box. I finished
> that cabinet about a year and a half ago. It is by far my favorite
of
> the two machines that I built.
>
> Thank you very much for your plans. Without them, I highly doubt
that
> my cocktail would look as good as it does.
>
> I just have one question.
>
> If you have a warehouse full of machines, why build a new cabinet?
> Why not convert one into a MAME cabinet?
>
> In any event, If you do decide to build one, I think you should do a
> full size galaga set of plans, so I can realize my dreams of building
> a reproduction..... 8^) (HA!)
>
> Thanks again.
>
>
> klinstrm@up.net wrote:
>
> >Ever since I found out about MAME 6+ years ago I'm finally going to
> >make a dedicated cabinet for it. I quickly got hooked on MAME and
then
> >I got into collecting full size original Video games. Bought a
> >warehouse full and everything got put on the back burner. Yesterday
a
> >friend picked up a couple of used computers from the school sale.
Said
> >he has 2 pentium 3 systems for me for free. It's a huge school
system
> >and each year they sell off a few hundred computer systems. All the
> >money goes to the school's clubs. The better systems sell for $40
each
> >and older ones for $20. He bought them and is giving them to me
because
> >of all the great deals I gave him on games in the past.
> >
> >Now my question, what type of cabinet to make? I'm the guy who made
the
> >Pacman cocktail and Ms pacman cocktail plans that are on the
internet
> >for free download. I already have pacman and galaga cocktail so I
might
> >not want another one. I have information on a bartop cabinet and
also a
> >desktype cabinet (like centipede cocktail). Not sure which way to
go. A
> >full size cabinet is out of the question, I already have 18 games in
my
> >basement along with 8 pinball machines so room is very limited.
> >
> >Not sure on the controls, certainly a joystick but not sure if I
should
> >have a trackball and spinner. I already have a Multipede
> >(centipede/millipede) upright so I might not need a trackball. I do
> >love omega race so I might want a spinner for that tempest and
> >Arkanoid. What other games use a spinner?
> >
> >Any suggestions on cabinets and controls are greatly appreciated.
> >
> >Thanks
> >
> >Kyle Lindstrom
> >
> >new email klindstrom AT uplogon DOT com
>
>
> --
>
> Do you want to play a game?
!