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#41 uptown47

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 10:55 AM

This is all coming together brilliantly!! Excellent work Reg!!! Great pics :)


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Posted 13 August 2017 - 08:01 PM

This is all coming together brilliantly!! Excellent work Reg!!! Great pics :)

 

Thank you !

 

Todays problem was the original cab has a completely unusable button panel as shown below...

 

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Turns out the answer to the problem is literally all around us, skirting board.

 

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Drilled four holes just to test I could secure it in...

 

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A few hours later we ended up with this, the buttons are just resting in their holes ATM...

 

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#43 cashbox1

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 08:08 PM

\looking great there Reg,fascinating stuff watching the progress with you and uptown. best of luck mate :)


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Posted 13 August 2017 - 08:14 PM

\looking great there Reg,fascinating stuff watching the progress with you and uptown. best of luck mate :)

 

Thank you sir ! :)



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Posted 13 August 2017 - 08:22 PM

Does look very nice indeed, well done so far fella :)

 

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 08:30 PM

Does look very nice indeed, well done so far fella :)

 

J

 

Thank you !

A lot of credit needs to go the pioneers of this, No1Stoney, Andy2003, Uptown and I think Spa as well who has dabbled with this.

It's the seeing the other cabinets that made me want to do this.

We've seen pinball machine in cabinets but this is the dream getting a fruit machine in one.  Imagine taking this back all those years to Fruit Forums, the would would think we're insane and the closest we ever got was RussDX making his own for a project.



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Posted 13 August 2017 - 09:46 PM

I remember when people wouldn't upgrade their monitors for better quality DX's.    Just a little imagination....   :)

 

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 09:51 PM

I built this from a sit down casino fruit machine cabinet.  Was mainly a MAME unit but the screen was touchscreen, this was back in 2012.   Wow, it doesn't seem that long ago.

 

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 11:10 PM

Holy moly,  did a fair few ton of 10ps in that game in the 80's  :)

 

that would make for a good roulette cab as well :)  lol

 

 

Good stuff seeing all these builds.......


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Posted 14 August 2017 - 05:50 PM

I built this from a sit down casino fruit machine cabinet.  Was mainly a MAME unit but the screen was touchscreen, this was back in 2012.   Wow, it doesn't seem that long ago.

 

J

 

thealteredemu2012.jpg?raw=1

 

Was just playing Phoenix on Sunday on MAME. It's a cracking game. :-)



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Posted 14 August 2017 - 05:54 PM

 

Was just playing Phoenix on Sunday on MAME. It's a cracking game. :-)

 

awesome game but i always got killed by the bloody big space birds :D


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Posted 14 August 2017 - 06:20 PM

 

awesome game but i always got killed by the bloody big space birds :D

 

Yep, don't get me wrong cash. I'm utter pants at it. I always fire my shield at the wrong time! It's just very nostalgic. That and Gauntlet..... :)



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Posted 19 August 2017 - 01:09 PM

Just a little update here.

I picked myself up an Intel I7 Dell Optiplex 9020 from eBay for £300, this looks like the ideal MFME PC that I've been working on this morning.

 

Running Windows 8.1 and not connected to anything from an internet point of view, I put mGalaxy on as a front end as I want to also allow the cab to play the odd MAME game from the USB that will be at the front.

One of my biggest concerns was powering on and off the PC.

 

These little Dell's have an option within the BIOS to power on when they get a surge of power.  So simply put, as soon as a plug goes live it powers on.  This runs a SSD and is silent.  I configured the following:

 

1. mGalaxy to load at launch.

2. Installed Hide Cursor.

3. Edited the resigstry to stop the warning message about programs being open when the power button is pressed.

4. Configured the iPAC to shut down Windows when a button is pushed and wired it into a button.

 

The £5 is on the PC just to show the size and scale.

 



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Posted 19 August 2017 - 01:30 PM

Reg, the dell looks a serious bit of kit mate...so looking forward to seeing the finished product :D


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#55 uptown47

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Posted 19 August 2017 - 01:36 PM

That looks brill! I can't believe how small the PC is. (Unless you've just got an usually large comedy fiver! :) )

 

Good to see it's all still coming together :)



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Posted 19 August 2017 - 01:42 PM

There should be a cab this Big like this massive Pacman/Galaga 😁

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Posted Yesterday, 05:24 PM

Today's work comprised of more wiring for the button panel

 

Hacking the combined USB / Audio socket so it would fit into the refill slot.  Simply put, a sharp knife and plenty of time.

 

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Putting the hacked USB / Audio socket into the machine.

 

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Drilling some holes in the frame to match the perspex, cutting a monitor hole and adding trim, spraying the frame a mixture of black / red to match the button panel.

 

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Visibly, externally, the end is soon...



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Posted Yesterday, 06:56 PM

Wow! You've done a great job of the USB and the bezel. It's always squeaky bum time when you have cut loads of holes in something and you're just on the last one in case it all goes horribly wrong!

 

Looks like it's all coming together brilliantly :)


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Posted Today, 08:54 PM

Thank you.

 

Todays work means I've got to now revisit the button panel as I am about 1cm off on the screw mountings with the panel and the perspex is place.  Now I need to lower it by 1cm.

I know how to - that is simply work for tomorrow. :)

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