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Author Topic: Finally finished - 1p Metal Slug bartop  (Read 4364 times)

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ChurchOfSolipsism

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Finally finished - 1p Metal Slug bartop
« on: February 05, 2011, 08:09:26 am »
Well to tell you the truth it's about 97% percent finished, but here goes...
I started the thing almost two years ago. The games are run via mame but I can also connect an Xbox360 which was especially important to me as all the super awesome arcade shooters were released on the Xbox. I mainly play those, which is why the monitor's tilted (you can tilt it back, though). Did the artwork myself, used Metal Slug motives but tried to give the whole thing a darker, more menacing look.
Specs:

- lame-ass Samsung laptop
- Seimitsu LS-32-01 (for precise movements in shmups)
- white Sanwa 32mm & transparent Seimitsu 32mm buttons (all of them are lighted with LEDs connected to a PacDrive)
- hacked PS1 and Xbox pads
- 20" 4:3 screen (as big as I could get, from 21" upwards it's 16:9 or similar)
- cheap old pair of PC speakers

(Sorry for the crappy pics, I don't have a digicam)













As for the LCD screen, maybe one day I'll get myself a scanline generator for that true old school look but for now I'm satisfied with the scanline filter options mame offers.

There are money smaller and a couple of bigger flaws, but it was the first machine we built and we were on a budget (we even used OSB, fancy that). It's still the best video game machine I have ever had, the angle of the screen, the button config, everything that has to do with gameplay is just perfect.

Cheers everyone on the forum and especially Saint for his fantastic book, you're a bunch of helpful guys.

Coming up next: my mini Donkey Kong bartop... let's hope this won't take another two years to finish...

jipp

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Re: Finally finished - 1p Metal Slug bartop
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2011, 09:12:45 am »
looks good to me what did you choose to pic fore the mame pc?

ChurchOfSolipsism

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Re: Finally finished - 1p Metal Slug bartop
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2011, 10:47:10 am »
It doesn't even have a built-in PC because I only have one laptop which I use for everything. It's a Samsung NP R40. For what I want it to play (no fancy 3d games, just old school bitmap goodness) it's sufficient.

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Re: Finally finished - 1p Metal Slug bartop
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2011, 11:01:43 am »
Looks like a solid gaming station. DDP-DFK looks great on that screen! :applaud:

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Re: Finally finished - 1p Metal Slug bartop
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2011, 12:14:30 pm »
Very Slick! It deserves better photos! ;)

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Re: Finally finished - 1p Metal Slug bartop
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2011, 04:16:16 pm »
I don't see the Metal Slug references, but I do think it's nice. Perfect for some shmups.
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Re: Finally finished - 1p Metal Slug bartop
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2011, 04:53:09 pm »
I don't see the Metal Slug references, but I do think it's nice. Perfect for some shmups.

Hehe, well the pics are crappy... the two skeletons on the control panel are praying to a giant gun, then we've got skulls (you gotta admit skulls belong in every piece of exploitation war fiction) and the skull in the marquee has carvings in it, which makes it look like an alien skull. And the little things along the edges are bullets.
Yeah, explaining how a cab is supposed to look is really lame... I wish I had a proper camera.


Very Slick! It deserves better photos! ;)

Cheers. In a couple of weeks I'm moving to my friend's place who's a photographer. We'll see about better pics then.

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Re: Finally finished - 1p Metal Slug bartop
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2011, 08:22:15 am »
I don't see the Metal Slug references

I was just thinking the same thing.  ;)

Good work though.

  
 

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