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Author Topic: MillerCade! Now 100% complete WOOHOO  (Read 17041 times)

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Re: Introducing the MillerCade! **Updated 11/15/10**
« Reply #40 on: November 16, 2010, 02:26:17 pm »
you boys have fun! I meant it wouldn't be the first time something went over my head...I shoulda known a thread featuring piss beer would turn into a pissing match...sorry if I pissed anyone off! :cheers:

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Re: Introducing the MillerCade! **Updated 11/15/10**
« Reply #41 on: November 16, 2010, 04:20:21 pm »
I agree there's a reason cheap beers are cheap. Miller being actually what I'd get if I was broke and NEEDED beer for some reason [party/camping etc]. I guess I'm just a beer snob, but I'm ok with that.

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Re: Introducing the MillerCade! **Updated 11/15/10**
« Reply #42 on: November 19, 2010, 08:02:15 am »
Today my wife and I introduced a new member of the family into our house.  She's not done yet, but she's home.  :cry:




  
So I have the coin door and the CP art from GameOnGrafix hopefully on the way.  Once I get going on the finishing touches, I think it's going to look nice.

The plexi came in yesterday.  Here is the smoked plexi in front of the TV/monitor



I think I like it, but something in the back of my mind is saying it is too dark.  I'll install it for now, and swap it if I don't like it.

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Re: Introducing the MillerCade! **Updated 11/15/10**
« Reply #43 on: November 19, 2010, 11:19:25 am »
crank up the GAMMMMMAAAAAAAA

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Re: Introducing the MillerCade! **Updated 11/15/10**
« Reply #44 on: November 19, 2010, 12:51:11 pm »
MVC2!!!! Thats awesome, Im jealous! I dont know if Im feeling the angle of the CP though. Looks kinda steep for my taste.  ;D
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Re: Introducing the MillerCade! **Updated 11/15/10**
« Reply #45 on: November 19, 2010, 01:00:28 pm »
I think the CP looks deeper in the pics than it really is since I was taking the pictures at an upward angle.  It has a 4.5 degree slope on it, going down 2 inches from the back to front.  It's about right imo.

As long as it holds a beer without sliding, I'm happy :)

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Re: Introducing the MillerCade! **Updated 11/15/10**
« Reply #46 on: November 19, 2010, 11:52:30 pm »
Just wanted to Cosign on the Great Lakes Christmas Ale, that stuff is awesome.   Nice Cab BTW, I like the theme, and that it ties in with your last name is pretty cool.  Lol, if you ever want to change it I'd love to see a Keith Stone cab, he's so smooth  j/k.  Go Bucks!
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Re: Introducing the MillerCade!
« Reply #47 on: November 20, 2010, 06:26:45 pm »
You can find the Turtles here http://vectorlib.free.fr/TMNT/
I got the electric ice trackball because I wanted an illuminated clear trackball, and that was the best option IMO.  The U-trak didn't offer a translucent white trackball.  I am not illuminating my cab at the moment, but I will in my 'phase 2' of the arcade.

My job is taking over my life this week, so progress has slowed, but I will post updated pictures this weekend.

thanks for the link, it's too bad they don't have all 4 turtles. i was really hoping for all of them

just FYI>.the Utrak does offer a translucent white ball...it is listed as "Pearl", they just don't have any pictures of it on their site that arent lit up blue.  that is the one i bought..it has a very pearly white look to it when not lit, and is stunning when lit from below (blue and red look the best).

here it is without the light..


here it is lit up RED


and here it is BLUE


im sure the GGG model is awesome too.


where did you get the artwork (CP) I would like the same on my project.

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Re: Introducing the MillerCade! **Updated 11/15/10**
« Reply #48 on: November 20, 2010, 11:26:39 pm »
its a poster from Wal-Mart.
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Re: Introducing the MillerCade! **Updated 11/26/10**
« Reply #49 on: November 26, 2010, 07:51:35 pm »
Finally completely finished my CP using my art I ordered from gameongrafix!  It looked great.  I'll post higher res pics when I take them.  I really like the way the CP turned out.  There are imperfections if you look close...as I cracked the plexi while cutting the trackball hole  :angry:  But I'm not a perfectionist, and I really didn't want to do all that plexi cutting again.
Here are the pics!




I also installed a new 4 player Happ coin door.  I don't have pics of that on me, but I'll post them when I do.

I'm nearing the finish line!  All I have left to do is come up with marquee and side art then put it up.

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Re: Introducing the MillerCade! **Updated 11/26/10**
« Reply #50 on: November 29, 2010, 11:55:16 am »
Looks awesome man. I would have put spiderman on the left(red) side, but hey, thats my taste. Everything looks amazing! I like how you put the admin buttons on Ryu's headband.  :applaud:
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Re: Introducing the MillerCade! **Updated 11/26/10**
« Reply #51 on: November 30, 2010, 08:11:03 am »
Here it is with the new CP installed and my new coindoor!



I also cut out a spot for the volume controls (the blue light).  This needs spray painted and mounted better.  But aside from that, the control panel and below is done!

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Re: Introducing the MillerCade! **Updated 11/26/10**
« Reply #52 on: December 01, 2010, 01:00:01 pm »
looks great..i love the chrome stripe t-molding
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Re: Introducing the MillerCade! **Updated 11/26/10**
« Reply #53 on: December 01, 2010, 03:28:54 pm »
It looks amazing! I have to spout my wrath about something. A happ coindoor is definitely nice - I have one myself. But WHY DO THEY COST SO MUCH??? Obviously the answer is because people will pay it. $139 for a coin door??? Holy Crayola!

I got mine FREE with a marvel vs capcom i got for FREE. I would have bought one though, had I not gotten this one for free.


AND JUST LOOK AT THIS ONE!
http://www.happcontrols.com/coindoors/40040000.htm

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Re: Introducing the MillerCade! **Updated 11/26/10**
« Reply #54 on: December 01, 2010, 03:32:28 pm »
How in gods name did you get a marvel vs capcom for free? :o
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Re: Introducing the MillerCade! **Updated 11/26/10**
« Reply #55 on: December 01, 2010, 03:47:40 pm »
I bought the coin door that doesn't have mechs or mech holders for my potential build, then got a smoking deal on mechs, then found a great seller who got me the holders, built a fully functional Happ Coin Door... Then picked up a cab with a full functional Over/Under Door. So now I have an extra door with nothing to put it on. I guess I'll save it for a future build!
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Re: Introducing the MillerCade! **Updated 11/26/10**
« Reply #56 on: December 01, 2010, 03:53:04 pm »
Randomly!

 I was walking by some guy screaming into a cell phone next to an open garage door - inside the garage door was 6 or 7 machines. I asked what he was doing with them and apparently the sale of them had just fell through, and he was moving THAT DAY! Imagine my luck! I actually took 2 of them [both marvel vs capcom], that's all I could fit in my truck. I put one at my workplace in the lunchroom and the other I kept for myself. The one at work was in great shape, I restored the other one and it ended up having the screen smashed  :angry: my effin sister in law invited some people to a party i was having, and I caught one guy doing a line of coke off of my freezer. So I tossed him around some. On his way out he picked up a mic stand and put the weighted end through the screen. Then he ran. I was obviously less than impressed. Discouraged by the price of a new screen and thinking it a waste of space if I put an LCD in it, I tried parting it out but one guy took the whole thing for $50. I suppose it was better the arcade machine than other stuff in the room - my guitars, my drums, my recording studio equipment.

I made a plan to one day make a wicked MAME machine, and though I haven't done anything but plan it and drool at everything on this site, I still fully intend to do it.

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Re: Introducing the MillerCade! **Updated 11/26/10**
« Reply #57 on: December 01, 2010, 04:44:45 pm »
Thanks for the compliments guys.  I'm working on the marquee art now.  I want it to be ken and ryu both shooting 'hadouken' at each other with a big white explosion in the middle with the logo.  But I am having trouble finding an explosion graphic that will work  :angry:

@eds: That's crazy!  Tell your sister to make him pay for it.

Anyway, I know the Happ coindoors are expensive, but I wanted a new one, as everything else is new.

And I found one here: http://www.arcadeemulator.net/cgi-bin/shop/cp-app.cgi?usr=51F8037754&rnd=9551225&rrc=N&affl=&cip=12.150.27.130&act=&aff=&pg=prod&ref=Multi-Player+Over/Under+Door&cat=Coin+Doors&catstr=HOME:Coin+Doors
for $115

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Re: Introducing the MillerCade! **Updated 11/26/10**
« Reply #58 on: December 01, 2010, 08:09:38 pm »
@eds: That's crazy!  Tell your sister to make him pay for it.

Getting money out of that ---smurfette--- is like squeezing water from a rock. But let's not go there today.

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Re: Introducing the MillerCade! **Updated 11/26/10**
« Reply #59 on: December 07, 2010, 04:04:55 pm »
wow, that looks great.  i really dig the control panel.  miller for the win!!!

now where is my hefeweizen, did i mention hefe is the best brew in the world?  o yeah, it is sir. laughs..

i grew up on hefeweizen..  i guess its all about what you know.

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Re: Introducing the MillerCade! **Updated 11/26/10**
« Reply #60 on: December 07, 2010, 04:16:15 pm »
I enjoy Hefeweizens.  My favorite style has to be an IPA.  I'm a hop head at heart.
But Miller is my beer of choice for casual drinking with friends.

Shockingly enough, my progress on this has slowed sagnificatly once I got it all assembled and working.

...damn Zelda: A Link to the past  :angry:

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Re: Introducing the MillerCade! **Updated 11/26/10**
« Reply #61 on: December 07, 2010, 04:24:30 pm »
yeah i enjoy IPA too.. i guess i just enjoy a good brew.  yeah, i so can see playing getting in the way of building.  i read somewhere not to play a game till you have the cab done.  i can see where that logic came from now. laughs.

i just hope this wire job on the cp is not to hard.   i wont be using the LED stuff for this cab im working on now.. so just the ipac controller and usb for the trackball spinner etc..   so that should simplify it to some degree. i did order a 10 port usb hub just in case i need it.. but seems like ill only need that when i go to LED.   i hope to have all the parts to try to wire this up this weekend. 

keep up the good work, and be sure to peek in on my thread im sure ill need your help on the wire job :D

cheers,
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Re: Introducing the MillerCade! **Updated 11/26/10**
« Reply #62 on: December 07, 2010, 05:28:49 pm »
Randomly!

 I was walking by some guy screaming into a cell phone next to an open garage door - inside the garage door was 6 or 7 machines. I asked what he was doing with them and apparently the sale of them had just fell through, and he was moving THAT DAY! Imagine my luck! I actually took 2 of them [both marvel vs capcom], that's all I could fit in my truck. I put one at my workplace in the lunchroom and the other I kept for myself. The one at work was in great shape, I restored the other one and it ended up having the screen smashed  :angry: my effin sister in law invited some people to a party i was having, and I caught one guy doing a line of coke off of my freezer. So I tossed him around some. On his way out he picked up a mic stand and put the weighted end through the screen. Then he ran. I was obviously less than impressed. Discouraged by the price of a new screen and thinking it a waste of space if I put an LCD in it, I tried parting it out but one guy took the whole thing for $50. I suppose it was better the arcade machine than other stuff in the room - my guitars, my drums, my recording studio equipment.

I made a plan to one day make a wicked MAME machine, and though I haven't done anything but plan it and drool at everything on this site, I still fully intend to do it.

My god. I dont even know what to say after reading that.  :dizzy:
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Re: Introducing the MillerCade! **Updated 11/26/10**
« Reply #63 on: December 08, 2010, 02:56:04 pm »
So I finally pulled myself away from the arcade to start working on the marquee.  I first created this


But I'm thinking something is missing, but I don't know what it is

...so naturally I added an explosion!


and I decided that looks like crap.  So I'm back to square one.  I'll probably just go with the first Marquee as I'm getting to the stage where I just want to be done with this.

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Re: Introducing the MillerCade! **Updated 11/26/10**
« Reply #64 on: December 08, 2010, 03:59:08 pm »

...so naturally I added an explosion!


and I decided that looks like crap.  So I'm back to square one.  I'll probably just go with the first Marquee as I'm getting to the stage where I just want to be done with this.

Add my vote to the second one, I like the 'sposion!!! :D
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Re: Introducing the MillerCade! **Marquee art added**
« Reply #65 on: December 08, 2010, 04:52:08 pm »
wow if you think that looks like crap then i'll be interested to see what you come up with next

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Re: Introducing the MillerCade! **Marquee art added**
« Reply #66 on: December 08, 2010, 05:26:47 pm »
Heh, yea I can be hard on myself.  Maybe I will keep the explosion and make it red on Ken's side and blue on Ryu's.  That might work  :afro:

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Re: Introducing the MillerCade! **Marquee art added**
« Reply #67 on: December 08, 2010, 05:49:44 pm »
Why not tone down Ken's girly arms. We all know Ryu is stronger. Ken hits people like 5 times with the hurricane kick, Ryu just bowls them over. Same with the uppercuts.

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Re: Introducing the MillerCade! **Marquee art added**
« Reply #68 on: December 08, 2010, 06:40:37 pm »
I like Ken more than Ryu.  And it's my cab so Ken gets more muscles and is on the left  ;D

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Re: Introducing the MillerCade! **Marquee art added**
« Reply #69 on: December 08, 2010, 06:50:30 pm »
I like Ken more than Ryu.  And it's my cab so Ken gets more muscles and is on the left  ;D

I like the marquee, but if you think you can do better go for it. Right now though it's [IMO of course] a perfect balance between content and not being too busy.

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Re: Introducing the MillerCade! **Marquee art added**
« Reply #70 on: December 09, 2010, 08:00:08 am »
Yeah, the second marquee looks good IMO.   

Looking good, keep up the good  :censored: work!

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Re: Introducing the MillerCade! **Marquee art added**
« Reply #71 on: December 09, 2010, 12:57:53 pm »
So I tried working with the explosion to find something I like, and it just wasn't happening

But I tried this solution instead, and I like it better.  I think this way the MillerCade logo is more of the focal point than Ken and Ryu.  Also, the middle is less busy and looks a little cleaner. This will likely be the final rev unless I find I figure out something better.



Now on to side art!
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Re: Introducing the MillerCade! **Marquee art added**
« Reply #72 on: December 09, 2010, 01:02:40 pm »
Edit: "opps didn't mean to double post"
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Re: Introducing the MillerCade! **Marquee art added**
« Reply #73 on: December 10, 2010, 07:35:23 pm »
i watched the street fighter *the animation.. not the john von clad* movie earlier today.. i really like your idea for a marquee.  not to busy.   cool.

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Re: Introducing the MillerCade! **Marquee art added**
« Reply #74 on: December 10, 2010, 08:51:17 pm »
I like it. This new revision really makes the logo the focal point. What are you doing for side art? Logos or gonna get a little more busy?

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Re: Introducing the MillerCade! **Marquee art added**
« Reply #75 on: December 10, 2010, 10:19:52 pm »
One idea I have for sideart is make a collage of all my favorite games that the cab can play and make it semi translucent with blue on one side and red the other.  Then just put the logo where they normally go.

Not sure if I want to add characters on top of everything or not.  I really like the idea of adding all my favorite games, but want to tie it into the fighter theme.  I'll just test everything like I normally do and find what I like.

  It will definitely be busy.

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Re: Introducing the MillerCade! **Marquee art added**
« Reply #76 on: December 13, 2010, 11:47:00 am »
So I was finally able to add my bezel/plexi over the TV, and it turned out ok.

I had to cut a chunk out of the top for the aimtrak.  This is because I wasn't thinking and spray painted the entire outside bezel without thinking of leaving a non-spraypainted portion for the aimtrak.  After the fact, I tried removing the spraypaint with a sharp knife with no luck, so I just cut it out.  Not a big deal, just another little mistake I made.


The plexi I ordered was 1" too small for my opening, but it was the widest peice they offered in the grey plexi.
You can see the opening at the bottom of the screen.  This is another annoyance, but I'll live with it.  I might just cut a 1" strip of plexi to piece down there



And the last thing is I drilled the plexi to the furring strips, but now the screw heads just glare at me.  They are dark, but a little off color of the plexi.  Also, the screw heads are not flush with the plexi. 
In this picture you can easily see the hole in the bottom of the plexi, the chunk cut out of the top, and the screw heads.


Maybe spraypainting the screws black, drill bigger holes for the in the plexi (to hopefully flush the heads to the plexi), and cut the 1" strip of plexi for the bottom will fix my annoyances.  Or maybe I'll just re-do the entire thing?...although I don't want to have to do that.

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Re: Introducing the MillerCade! **Marquee art added**
« Reply #77 on: December 13, 2010, 12:26:12 pm »
DirtyDachshunds  - looks good.   i plan on getting a gun down the road.. would you recommend the aim track?  iv seen this gun, and a one other brand.    iv seen they have some kind of light bar for them.. where dose this go?  on the out side of the bezel?  would you recommend i buy the light bar kit before i finish off my bezel/plexiglass ?  as im gonna have to add some wood spacer above and below the plexiglass..  to lock the plexi into place and also  fill in dead space.   o yeah,  i used a bandsaw to cut my plexi what a mess.  of course when i found this forum.. i found you should just score the plexi and it will break clean.. doh.. 

i really dig your cab..  i really wish i would not of used OSB.. and i would not even be thinking of rebuilding mine.  laughs. 

keep up the good work.. and i can relate to being hard on one self.. i know im my worse critic.  this can be annoying, but it usually leads to quality work.  :)  as in your case it shows. 
chris.

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Re: Introducing the MillerCade! **Marquee art added**
« Reply #78 on: December 13, 2010, 12:39:02 pm »
DirtyDachshunds  - looks good.   i plan on getting a gun down the road.. would you recommend the aim track?  iv seen this gun, and a one other brand.    iv seen they have some kind of light bar for them.. where dose this go?  on the out side of the bezel?

Yes, it needs a path to the gun.  It should go through plexi just fine...Just not plexi painted black like in my case  :banghead:  It is usually mounted right above or below the monitor.

would you recommend i buy the light bar kit before i finish off my bezel/plexiglass ?  as im gonna have to add some wood spacer above and below the plexiglass..  to lock the plexi into place and also  fill in dead space.
Yea, probably.  Although it isn't necessary, just make sure you have a spot for the light bar to reach the gun ends.

o yeah,  i used a bandsaw to cut my plexi what a mess.  of course when i found this forum.. i found you should just score the plexi and it will break clean.. doh.. 
I just used a router  :dunno

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Re: Introducing the MillerCade! **Marquee art added**
« Reply #79 on: December 13, 2010, 02:22:20 pm »
thanks for the feed back. looking at your pictures a bit closer.  i see the bar is only 8" maybe wide. 

also, i see we are using the same logictec speakers.. these sound so good. also looks like you mounted them same way i did.  i think it looks good mounted that way.  the main reason i went with the logictech speaker was cause of the cable with the sound and head phone speaker jack on a pod ( them sounding so good was a bonus)..  will just Velcro that to the CP.

you making progress.  iv not decided on a marquee yet as i plan on rebuilding my cab and not sure what size it will be.  did you use a template to start your marquee? if so do you have a link.  i do have photoshop installed.. illustrator i do not.. nor do i know how to use it.   i know my way around photoshop tho for most part. 

thanks again for the feed back.

chris.