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My new toy.....

Post by nokgod » Fri Mar 14, 2014 6:10 pm

So, a couple of years ago i decided that i wanted a bartop MAME cab after Rinoa (i think) had one for Christmas and she posted pics of it. I looked about and decided that none of the ready made machines really took my eye. Well that meant building one from scratch....but those kind of skills are beyond me (and i'm lazy :lol: )

Up to the mark stepped astaroth...a man of many, many talents, who offered to build me a bespoke machine, so long as he could build it in his own time. So i took him up on the offer!!

This was my initial design brief....(don't laugh at my artwork):

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....and this is the finished article:

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100% brilliantly executed! It plays and sounds epic....some monster speakers in there, trust me! The stick and buttons are all top quality sanwa.

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

Here's a few in progress pics (i lost some of the earlier ones due to a hdd failure):

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A special mention for FatTrucker who helped me with a few MAME issues and found me a site that had some lovely vector images of the Paman arcade art.


Now to play it......... 8)
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Re: My new toy.....

Post by DPrinny » Fri Mar 14, 2014 6:12 pm

Dont mean to be the guy that hates but...........

Considering the button layout why Pacman?

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Re: My new toy.....

Post by nakamura » Fri Mar 14, 2014 6:13 pm

Absolutely magnificent!!
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Re: My new toy.....

Post by nokgod » Fri Mar 14, 2014 6:14 pm

DPrinny wrote:Dont mean to be the guy that hates but...........

Considering the button layout why Pacman?
Its got 5000+ games on there, a lot use 6 buttons :wink: The Pacman art is my preference over generic MAME art :)
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Re: My new toy.....

Post by Grizzly » Fri Mar 14, 2014 6:15 pm

that is wonderful. very jealous!
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Re: My new toy.....

Post by nokgod » Fri Mar 14, 2014 6:22 pm

nakamura wrote:Absolutely magnificent!!
Grizzly wrote:that is wonderful. very jealous!
Thanks guys, but really all credit must go to asta. That lad has skill(z) :mrgreen:
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Re: My new toy.....

Post by JetSetWilly » Fri Mar 14, 2014 6:29 pm

Wantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwant (if you cant guess, i really want one :D )
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Re: My new toy.....

Post by RetroBob » Fri Mar 14, 2014 6:36 pm

Wow, what a top job - great work!
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Re: My new toy.....

Post by gman72 » Sat Mar 15, 2014 6:54 am

Thats astonishingly cool, mate. :D Although I wouldn't spend too much time on Track and Field if you want that joystick to last :wink:
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Re: My new toy.....

Post by nokgod » Sat Mar 15, 2014 8:45 am

gman72 wrote:Thats astonishingly cool, mate. :D Although I wouldn't spend too much time on Track and Field if you want that joystick to last :wink:
you can use the buttons on T&F :)

Galaxian is where its at....spent a lot of time playing that the last couple of days.

When i took it to work to get the artwork sorted i walked into the office to find my gaffer sat there playing 1943 like a boss :lol: Also had a client who popped in, stay and play Phoenix for about half an hour! Said he loved it back in the day, he was pretty excited...especially once he'd looped the screens, it all came flooding back. Its a cool thing to bring those memories back to the surface. 8)
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Re: My new toy.....

Post by Lost Dragon » Sat Mar 15, 2014 9:01 am

That is bloody awesome!.

Also loved the concept-to-reality photo's there.

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Re: My new toy.....

Post by HalcyonDaze00 » Sat Mar 15, 2014 11:02 am

how much?

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Re: My new toy.....

Post by crusto » Sat Mar 15, 2014 11:12 am

Can I have it?
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Re: My new toy.....

Post by Mire Mare » Sat Mar 15, 2014 11:29 am

That's rubbish! :mrgreen:

Oh, ok... it's superb! Great looking design and execution. It Looks amazing! Still :mrgreen:

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Re: My new toy.....

Post by nakamura » Sat Mar 15, 2014 2:08 pm

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

What's is actually running in terms of hardware?
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