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#265380 19-Jan-2020 13:45
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If anyones interested in following my slow refresh of an arcade machine I got for Xmas, feel free to take a look at the pics here - website coming back online soon and I'll try to remember to detail things as I go :)

 

Will be taking my time with it, want it to look good and last :)

 

 





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  #2401753 19-Jan-2020 19:52
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Cool! What's the end result him to be? A single jamma game? Pi or PC running mame? Pandora's box?

 

 

 

I've done a few cabinet mods. Recently converted an arcade1up to a Pandora's box. Also modded the machine at work (purchased from spacies.co.nz) with zero delay encoders, new sticks etc.


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  #2401845 19-Jan-2020 21:17
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Its running an i-Cade Jamma system at the moment (60 games), so will leave it on that for now, and if it dies then I'll swap out the screen and throw a Pi inside.

 

Current screen is vertical and correct aspect etc for all the classic shoot 'em ups etc which the board has :)

 

Has single speaker in the cabinet at a low volume, so want to turn that up and prob add a second speaker just to give it a bit more sound if I can.

 

Stripping the whole unit down at the moment to clean it all up properly and get my electrical engineer mate to give the board a going over to ensure no dodgy caps etc.

 

Will be a long and hopefully fun and rewarding process ;)

 

 





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  #2401855 19-Jan-2020 22:05
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xpd:

 

Its running an i-Cade Jamma system at the moment (60 games), so will leave it on that for now, and if it dies then I'll swap out the screen and throw a Pi inside.

 

Current screen is vertical and correct aspect etc for all the classic shoot 'em ups etc which the board has :)

 

Has single speaker in the cabinet at a low volume, so want to turn that up and prob add a second speaker just to give it a bit more sound if I can.

 

Stripping the whole unit down at the moment to clean it all up properly and get my electrical engineer mate to give the board a going over to ensure no dodgy caps etc.

 

Will be a long and hopefully fun and rewarding process ;)

 

 

 

 

You couldn't use the same screen with a VGA adaptor on the pi? or is it arcade VGA?


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  #2401933 20-Jan-2020 07:54
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Is original arcade CRT (CGA ?) - there are various adaptors out there but to keep it original, will leave as is for now, it works and I dont want to break anything trying to make it modern :)

 

 

 

 





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Thats pretty cool, I'm just in the process of gathering all the parts to make a cheap Bartop Arcade.

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  #2403301 22-Jan-2020 07:51
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Boeingflyer: Thats pretty cool, I'm just in the process of gathering all the parts to make a cheap Bartop Arcade.

 

That was my original plan as well, had spare screens, Pi/PC etc but never got off the ground really apart from getting RetoPi running and letting the kids play Donkey kong :)

 

But when I heard this was needing a home...... :)

 

 





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