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hello guys, 

just want to share my experience building my arcade cabinet, im so exited, that i think it will be finished by the end of this month.

here are the pics of the progress: still working in the design of the buttons layout and in the art of the cabinet, thinking about paint it in black mate.

 

 

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I like the control panel layout with the extra button below....Whats the plan for that button? Many people suggest having the six button layout offset rather than flat is is better for most games and you natural finger placement.

Love the full CRT man and rhe artwork is reall nice

Following this project :)

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1 hour ago, thatman84 said:

I like the control panel layout with the extra button below....Whats the plan for that button? Many people suggest having the six button layout offset rather than flat is is better for most games and you natural finger placement.

Love the full CRT man and rhe artwork is reall nice

Following this project :)

 

Thx for your reply, and well... the extra button is mostly for SNK games and some fighting games (ex. mortal kombat, gulty gear, kof), the finger placement feels more ergonomical when playing those games specially KOF. my cabinet will be focused on beat em ups, shumps and fighting so, i came with the idea of this layout, actually the design is not mine i found it on internet but i was looking for something like that.

i wanted the real experience of the 90s, thats why decided to do it with a CRT TV, not gonna lie its a lot of extra work but the hard part its already done, actually i find more diffucult the desing of the exterior than anything else lol. right now i just have some random images, graphic design its not my cup of tea, and well i am gonna paint it all with a nice black mate color and then use some collage or something.

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White cabinets are underrated :D

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If you want a decent print you should find 150DPI/180DPI resources, 300DPI would be perfect but it's a real pain to work with and finding artwork at 300DPI is basically impossible (1mt*2mt is 22k*11k pixels).

 

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Very cool!

I'm looking forward to seeing the finished product! 

I've got a trinitron here i'm planning to decase so seeing this is giving me some good motivation.

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How is it all going and what cabinet style did you settle on?

I'm very interested to see as I have the same size CRT and I'm poking around online to try and decide on a cabinet. Are you working off an existing design or have you drawn up your own?

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Well I am so sorry about not give any updates about how this project was going, and well long short history is that the person i hired to Build the arcade cab, quitted, well not really quit just he said that he as a lot of work recently and since he told me that he wont charge me anything for it (only the material wich i already paid) that he will continúe when he has the time, and well almost 5 months have passed, i even told him that I was going to pay him (at 1st i ask for a quotation and he told me that since he liked this project he wont charge me anything), I was really sad about this, i mean i paid the hyperspin and emumovies membership, got a pc, bougth 2 graphics cards i think i spend around 400 usd on this project and it was just stored in a box, i was ready to give up, but guess what? I dont know how this happened but today i saw on facebook a sale annuncement a few blocks away from home i ran like 600 mts and i was able to get not one but 2 arcade cabs for just 100 usd, none of them work and both are modified for xbox games but im sure i can restore them, im looking for technical data, one cab its a Q-GrandAm 25 and the other one rock playintime 2, so since tomorrow i will be focused on restore them and put hyperspin on both, so wish me luck and if any of you can give me an advice i will be really happy, thanks :)

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Well bummer about the original cab but looks like you have a bit to play around with now so good luck :)

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