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Anyone ever build their own Arcade Cabinet?

Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by DeathStar1, Apr 13, 2003.

  1. DeathStar1

    DeathStar1 Producer

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    OK folks, I found the key to my sleepwalking problem, and it's my old Arcade Machine cabinet! Blocks the closed door like a charm and won't let me open it without waking me up first [​IMG].

    However, it got me thinking that I'd like to try and build my own cabinet and upgrade from a 2 player to a 4 player. I already have all the equipment needed. I'd just have to do a little soldering, wiring, transplanting, and construction.

    For someone who's never tried to do this before, is there a step by step instruction booklet that can help you build your own to the spec of say, a Simpsons Jamma Cabinet? Also, for others who have tried this for the first time, how long did it take to complete?

    thanks!
     
  2. BrianB

    BrianB Producer

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    The best resource for this kind of thing has got to be BYOAC - Build Your Own Arcade Controls. They have a huge amount of information on replicating the arcade experience and a /great/ forum. It's primarily aimed at MAME style replicas, but the info is applicable to both emulation & genuine arcade parts.

    It's a super site.
     
  3. Nigel McN

    Nigel McN Supporting Actor

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    yeah I am currently looking at building a set of arcade-a-like controls for my pc and will be using that site a fair bit when I do.
     

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