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Re: My new toy.....

Post by aztecca » Sat Mar 15, 2014 2:21 pm

Awesome Trev would love one of tehm.Very nice.
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Re: My new toy.....

Post by rocky1980 » Sat Mar 15, 2014 2:22 pm

Wow it is amazing it really is. Lucky man
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Re: My new toy.....

Post by necronom » Sat Mar 15, 2014 2:30 pm

That's brilliant! A top job.
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Re: My new toy.....

Post by Black Ridge » Sat Mar 15, 2014 3:58 pm

Looks ace. I wouldnt have a clue where to start with MAME. Id love to start a little project like this one day. Like many others here, very jealous :mrgreen:

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Re: My new toy.....

Post by nokgod » Sat Mar 15, 2014 5:43 pm

nakamura wrote:I love it a little bit more today and honestly am dead jealous!

What's is actually running in terms of hardware?
dunno, ask astaroth :lol: Its a Windows XP PC that's as much as i know.
HalcyonDaze00 wrote:how much?
ah, the million dollar question. Hard to quantify exactly as labour costs didn't really count towards the total (at least in monetary terms)....lets just say it didn't break my budget limit and that was £500
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no....but you're most welcome to come round and have a go anytime you pass Blackheath :D
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Re: My new toy.....

Post by flatapex » Sat Mar 15, 2014 7:26 pm

I've been told I am not allowed one :(
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Re: My new toy.....

Post by Shinobi » Sat Mar 15, 2014 8:05 pm

That is awesome the last picture you showed me was the black cab, looks so much nicer with the Pac Man art..
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Re: My new toy.....

Post by FatTrucker » Sun Mar 16, 2014 3:07 am

Looks awesome mate.
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Re: My new toy.....

Post by Dave300 » Sun Mar 16, 2014 4:45 am

absolutely top job!!!!!
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Re: My new toy.....

Post by sscott » Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:19 am

Looks very nice!
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Re: My new toy.....

Post by astaroth » Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:16 pm

I can only apologise for how long this took in the end.

When i first started making them my social life consisted only of gaming. After about 6 months my life ramped up ten-fold and i took on quite a lot (more than i can chew really!) so this project dragged on a tad too long really. In fact i still have two of my own i still haven't finished! :D

However, i really did enjoy making this one, and like i told Trev, i wish i had made mine this shape too as i think it looks fantastic!

I cannot remember the hardware it is running. I doubt it would run Hyperspin, but for the games Trev had chosen i decided to keep the spec of the PC down in order to keep costs down too. It will easily run everything Trev wants to run. I can remember that it has 1Gb of RAM! :D

As for cost i was keeping track but lost the piece of paper i had but i reckon it was a bit shy of £300 in total. The flexi MDF for the rear was £15 on it's own!

I love the artwork. It really finishes it off. Cracking job you have done there.

Seems like so long ago that i started it (well, it was!) and i must be honest i've totally forgotten how MAME runs now. Would have to give myself a rfefresher course in order to do it again.

I'm chuffed to see you like it and it is being put to good use. It was really nice to finally meet you in person, and i really appreciate the gifts you gave me in return. As i said i didn't want paying for doing it as it was an experience for myself, but the kind gesture is much, much appreciated!

I'm glad to see everyone else seems to like it too. I hope you get many, many years use out of it!

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Re: My new toy.....

Post by jdanddiet » Wed Mar 26, 2014 2:58 am

Awesome stuff, top work asta
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Re: My new toy.....

Post by nokgod » Wed Mar 26, 2014 3:41 am

Oh its deffo getting used, asta :D My mates have all said that when they have parties its got to be there....not me....just the cab :lol: We'll be having a big gaming session on it over Whitsun too as my missus and daughter are going on a girl's trip to Disneyland Paris, whilst my son and me have to stop here and play games. Devastated, i am. :wink:

Twas great to meet you too, i'm looking forward to the pics of your man cave when its finished!

thanks again buddy, i'm a very happy nokgod 8)
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Re: My new toy.....

Post by astaroth » Wed Mar 26, 2014 3:14 pm

This was it the day you came over:

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This was it at the weekend:

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Re: My new toy.....

Post by nokgod » Wed Mar 26, 2014 5:06 pm

Now that's progress :D I'll get the loft converted one day......one day(sigh)

More pics as comes on!!
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