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Mame Invaders Custom Pedestal: My current build announcement
« on: February 04, 2015, 12:20:20 am »
Hey guys. Youve all helped me so much i figured its time to atleast get a thread going on my build. I will soon update with full specs, details and tons of pictures. Its about 95% done. Mostly software to finish. Better pics as well. I had a blast building this! Criticisms welcomed!
for some reason these images keep coming up sideways. I edited them and rotated them even in photo shop, and they come up sideways lol. Ill have better pics up asap










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Re: Mame Invaders Custom Pedestal: My current build announcement
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2015, 04:52:53 am »
Nice build and I like the idea, however the artwork is a little bit to much for my personal taste.

Personally I had removed the third joystick and go for the servo sticks in order to have a 4-way option (at least I assume that it is a dedicated 4-way, else it doesn't make any sense at all). Then you would have better access to the trackball as well for correcting the aesthetic part.

The side buttons, are they for pinball games? Then I would have them in the end closest to the player. If not, what are they?

Put a video projector between the speakers and it is truly mobile :)

« Last Edit: February 04, 2015, 04:55:46 am by matsadona »
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Re: Mame Invaders Custom Pedestal: My current build announcement
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2015, 09:53:38 am »
I agree with Matsadona about the artwork. Also, -1 for using the word "mancave" on it.  >:D

Your control layout looks funny to me, especially with the 4 way joystick so close to the front of the panel. Most builders would have set everything further back so they could use most of the panel as a forearm rest. If you look at that side shot, it looks like a lot of wasted space.

Structurally, build-wise it looks solid and well-done. But I would definitely have done some things differently. But if it works for you, that's all that matters.  :cheers:
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Re: Mame Invaders Custom Pedestal: My current build announcement
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2015, 10:39:41 am »
Maybe we should go for "MAME-CAVE"?  ::)
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Re: Mame Invaders Custom Pedestal: My current build announcement
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2015, 10:42:46 am »
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Re: Mame Invaders Custom Pedestal: My current build announcement
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2015, 10:45:30 am »
I speak from experience here - when your partner is leaning over and gripping those two joysticks, that middle one is going to bruise their forehead.

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Re: Mame Invaders Custom Pedestal: My current build announcement
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2015, 10:46:23 am »
Maybe we should go for "MAME-CAVE"?  ::)

Bro, it's 2015. Including "MAME" in the title anywhere is kinda no bueno, IMHO.

Maybe we should go for "MAME-CAVE"?  ::)

No.

Man-Cade is also unacceptable.

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I speak from experience here - when your partner is leaning over and gripping those two joysticks, that middle one is going to bruise their forehead.



I like how you kept that gender neutral, bro.  :cheers:
« Last Edit: February 05, 2015, 01:15:37 am by yotsuya »
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Re: Mame Invaders Custom Pedestal: My current build announcement
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2015, 01:10:42 am »
Haha... Man-cade, wonder what kind of games that would be  :censored:
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