Building MAME Arcade Macine

FlyingFischer

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Well as the title says I am in the process of building a MAME arcade machine. It is going to be a low profile(vewlix clone) with a 32" tv for the monitor. Painting it with a silver metallic paint and wrapping the control panel and some other accent pieces with 3M Di-NOC carbon fiber film.

I'm in need of a Name for it so I can start designing some artwork for it. I'm horrible with creative names and need your minds to come up with one. Only name I have in mind is "A Fist Full of Quarters" haha
 

Wex

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Dec 4, 2011
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Keep us upto date on the progress and build. One day I would like to make a full size cabinet too.
 

FlyingFischer

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Wex said:
Keep us upto date on the progress and build. One day I would like to make a full size cabinet too.

Will do! Once I get all the wood cut I'll snap some pics of the pieces and the process of building it.:wootwoot:

Parts list as of now -

Computer
- Acer M1100
- AMD Athlon 64X2 4400+ Dual Core
- 4GB DDR2
- 320GB Main HDD (OS, Misc. Software)
- 2TB Second HDD (Arcade software, emulators, and roms)
- EVGA Geforce GT 610 SC 2GB

Control Panel
- UltiMarc I-Pac 2 Interface
- Ultralux Clear RGB Illuminated Pushbuttons
- Player 1 & 2 White PushButtons
- Happ Competition Joysticks
- UltiMarc PacLED64 Advanced LED Controller
- U-Trak Flush Mount Arcade Trackball w/RGB Illumination Kit

Monitor
- Insignia NS-32E440A13 32" LED TV 1080P

Misc. Cabinet Parts
- 2 Player Coin Door w/Working Coin Mechs.
- Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 Speaker System
- Utilitech 5-Light Cabinet LED Light Bar for Marquee Back Light

Wishlist/Future Parts
- AimTrak Light Guns
 

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fletch09

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FlyingFischer said:
Well as the title says I am in the process of building a MAME arcade machine. It is going to be a low profile(vewlix clone) with a 32" tv for the monitor. Painting it with a silver metallic paint and wrapping the control panel and some other accent pieces with 3M Di-NOC carbon fiber film.

I'm in need of a Name for it so I can start designing some artwork for it. I'm horrible with creative names and need your minds to come up with one. Only name I have in mind is "A Fist Full of Quarters" haha

suppose it depends on what games your going to have on it.
with arcade games i think of, astroids, cenipede, frogger etc. all the old atari, nintendo games.
if thats the case, "retro" "classic" come to mind. if your going to market it.
if just for personal enjoyment, "FEED ME" or with the clint theme "DO YOU FEEL LUCKY PUNK" come to mind
just some thoughts.
 

FlyingFischer

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fletch09 said:
suppose it depends on what games your going to have on it.
with arcade games i think of, astroids, cenipede, frogger etc. all the old atari, nintendo games.
if thats the case, "retro" "classic" come to mind. if your going to market it.
if just for personal enjoyment, "FEED ME" or with the clint theme "DO YOU FEEL LUCKY PUNK" come to mind
just some thoughts.

It's just for personal use. It's going do in my "Man Cave" :cool:

Here is the lists of systems I have on it.

ATARI 2600
ATARI 5200
ATARI 7800
ATARI JAGUAR
ATARI LYNX
ATOMISWAVE
COLECO VISION
DAPHNE LASERDISC
INTELLIVISION
MAME
MUGEN
NEO GEO
NEO GEO Pocket
Nintendo SNES
Nintendo NES
Nintendo N64
Nintendo GBA
Nintendo Gameboy
Nintendo Gameboy Color
Panasonic 3DO
Sega Genesis
Sega CD
Sega 32x
Sega Game Gear
Sega Master System
Sega Dreamcast
Sega M2 Arcade Games
Sega M3 Supermodel Arcade
Sega NAOMI Arcade
Turbo Grafx-1
 

fletch09

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WOW !
then how about "FLYING FISCH MEGACADE" :twocents:
i'm trademaking it, as we type :rotfl:
a flying fish as the main grafix
 

TollKeeper

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This is something I want when I build my 2 man caves.. Bigger garage, and basement.
 

FlyingFischer

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willn513 said:
How about Omni Time Waster Deluxe. Seriously though, can I come over?

Anybody is welcome to join. It will be a long trek for you though. :crazy:
 

silverunicorn

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Dec 4, 2011
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Wish I were closer, I could check it out when you're done :smile:

Good luck with the buid. I was thinking of a MAME machine for the basement gameroom, but have not gotten there yet. NOt really sure why, would love it to just boot direct to Pac Man or Galaga.

Maybe some day. Right now I am on a pinball kick again :smile:

Chris
 

ScarabEpic22

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Geez man, I brought your that PC back in October and you're still NOT DONE??!! WTF is up with that? :rotfl:

Cant wait to see it done man, have to pick a Saturday where we can BS, talk trucks, have a few brews, and play some video games. Sounds highly productive to me! :biggrin:
 

FlyingFischer

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ScarabEpic22 said:
Geez man, I brought your that PC back in October and you're still NOT DONE??!! WTF is up with that? :rotfl:

Cant wait to see it done man, have to pick a Saturday where we can BS, talk trucks, have a few brews, and play some video games. Sounds highly productive to me! :biggrin:

The reason it's not done yet is work and always have to leave some free time for partying. 2 full time jobs, finished school, and now a business owner.:crazy:
 

FlyingFischer

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FlyingFischer

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Update: Marquee and control panel artwork.
 

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Wex

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FlyingFischer said:
Here are some update photos. Need to paint and drill the hole for the joystick and buttons.

That looks really nice. More light in the upcoming pics please.
 

FlyingFischer

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Wex said:
That looks really nice. More light in the upcoming pics please.

Thanks! I'll see what I can do about the light. Only have 4 can lights in the whole room so i'll see what I can use to get more.

In the mean time, my artwork showed up and I just taped up the marquee and laid the CP piece to see what it looks like. Off to Lowe's now to get some metallic paint for the cabinet.:wootwoot:

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