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Show us your OLD cabs that are still going strong....
« on: March 02, 2014, 07:14:38 pm »
In a recent post with Menace we were discussing an old bartop that he built WAY back in '04. I wanted to know if he still had it or what it's fate was. You can see that here:

http://tinyurl.com/lv9gxgv

I have one that I built almost 8yrs ago that is still going strong today. Which is honestly surprising to me (that it still works and that I still have it). And that got me to wondering if any other people had some old machines that they are still clinging too. If you do I would love to see and hear about them. Please post them here!

Here is mine: It was the very 1st machine I built and was obviously a learning process. Most of it was free. I just bought a joystick, buttons Tmold and an encoder IIRC. While not very pretty, I was proud of it and my family and I have had many hours of fun with it.

The specs are

300mhz cpu
64mb ram
DOS mame with Game Launcher as an FE
13" PC CRT de-cased
PC speakers de-cased
Scrap plywood and fiberboard for the "shell"
Paint and $5 worth of Husker stickers that were laying in a drawer.

Anybody else care to chime in?



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Re: Show us your OLD cabs that are still going strong....
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2014, 10:57:53 am »
Ok, have to ask...where are you from?  I know I've seen you mention Nebraska in past comments...
Omaha?

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Re: Show us your OLD cabs that are still going strong....
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2014, 11:01:48 am »
I lived in Omaha for about 2.5 years.  The local news is crazy about Husker football.  That is a lot of stickers for $5. 

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Re: Show us your OLD cabs that are still going strong....
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2014, 11:06:40 am »
I lived in Omaha for about 2.5 years.  The local news is crazy about Husker football. 

Yes, yes it is.

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Re: Show us your OLD cabs that are still going strong....
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2014, 11:45:49 am »
You paid about $4.50 too much for those stickers.  >:D
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Re: Show us your OLD cabs that are still going strong....
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2014, 02:54:23 pm »
You paid about $4.50 too much for those stickers.  >:D

$5 is the bare minimum to avoid getting CrapMAMEd.  :cheers:

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Re: Show us your OLD cabs that are still going strong....
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2014, 02:55:09 pm »
You paid about $4.99 too much for those stickers.  >:D

FTFY.

Do they need to be MAME cabs? I still have my MKII I bought like 10 years ago, and shes purrin like a kitten /jinx
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Re: Show us your OLD cabs that are still going strong....
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2014, 08:32:51 pm »
Ok, have to ask...where are you from?  I know I've seen you mention Nebraska in past comments...
Omaha?

Lincoln.

And yes, should probably be a crap mame cab, but everyone who comes over and plays it loves it. Built a couple for others, with a little more "taste" and 'style" later on. Remember it was my first one! 

@ Malenko, post it! Give us a story about it too!
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Re: Show us your OLD cabs that are still going strong....
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2014, 03:24:21 pm »
Mini Williams I built in 2006.  Second one actually.  I built another just like it the year prior as a 40th birthday gift for my friend best friend since jr high.

Mine sports:
P3 1.0ghz
384mb ram
4gb hard drive
On board video and sound
15" CRT
Heavily stripped WIN98 2nd edition
MAME 0.96
MALA
Keywiz Eco

His is running:
Pentium 75
48mb ram
1gb hard drive
DOS
Gamelauncher
Williams Arcade Classics PC version
ISA Soundblaster
Trident PCI 8mb video card
15" CRT
Hacked Powerramp Mite gamepad
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Re: Show us your OLD cabs that are still going strong....
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2014, 09:39:44 pm »
2001 for my cab, although it's gone through changes over the years (swappable -> modular, artwork)




Going through another (painful) change today with it!  Upgrading the computer, not fun especially w/ Windows 8 and UEFI.     :angry:   :hissy:

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Re: Show us your OLD cabs that are still going strong....
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2014, 11:22:46 am »
Started this in 2003 (or 2004?). Seem to remember putting the sideart on in 2007 and that was it basically finished. However it took me until late 2012 to finish the artwork for 3 out of the 4 control panels...

This pic is fairly recent but I have since painted the speaker panel with satin paint (instead of gloss), and replaced the start buttons with black ones. The coin door is gloss which I would like to sort out at some point.

Apart from replacing a microswitch on one of the joysticks the machine hasn't missed a beat!  :)

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Re: Show us your OLD cabs that are still going strong....
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2014, 12:01:47 pm »
Not built, more like assembled.  This is my Pro Play home arcade cabinet that I've had since 1988.  It's sitting next to my Mini Williams in my post above.  These pics are from the late 90's with it sitting alongside my first MAME cabinet, which was the LuSid design.  The ProPlay houses a 20" Wards TV and original NES.  My kids like to play Duck Hunt on it.  I still have the original side art that I never installed.
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Re: Show us your OLD cabs that are still going strong....
« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2014, 12:35:54 pm »
You paid about $4.99 too much for those stickers.  >:D

FTFY.

Do they need to be MAME cabs? I still have my MKII I bought like 10 years ago, and shes purrin like a kitten /jinx


Probably needs to stay DIY cabs or else a whole lot of us can post pics of really old games still working.

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Re: Show us your OLD cabs that are still going strong....
« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2014, 08:14:04 pm »
Ya, I was thinking more along the lines of scratch built machines. Especially the hardware aspects of it. It never ceases to amaze me how this electronic stuff can still function after the abuse it's had. Most of my stuff has come to me used already and then I get a-hold of it...  ::)
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Re: Show us your OLD cabs that are still going strong....
« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2014, 08:46:33 pm »
Do they need to be MAME cabs? I still have my MKII I bought like 10 years ago, and shes purrin like a kitten /jinx
Probably needs to stay DIY cabs or else a whole lot of us can post pics of really old games still working.
I was obviously being facetious, that's why after a week I didnt post about my MKII. Take captain Obvious off your impressive resume` of skills.
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Re: Show us your OLD cabs that are still going strong....
« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2014, 10:56:25 pm »
Started this in 2003 (or 2004?). Seem to remember putting the sideart on in 2007 and that was it basically finished. However it took me until late 2012 to finish the artwork for 3 out of the 4 control panels...

This pic is fairly recent but I have since painted the speaker panel with satin paint (instead of gloss), and replaced the start buttons with black ones. The coin door is gloss which I would like to sort out at some point.

Apart from replacing a microswitch on one of the joysticks the machine hasn't missed a beat!  :)

Road Blaster Cab?
         

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Re: Show us your OLD cabs that are still going strong....
« Reply #16 on: March 11, 2014, 11:17:02 pm »
Started this in 2003 (or 2004?). Seem to remember putting the sideart on in 2007 and that was it basically finished. However it took me until late 2012 to finish the artwork for 3 out of the 4 control panels...

This pic is fairly recent but I have since painted the speaker panel with satin paint (instead of gloss), and replaced the start buttons with black ones. The coin door is gloss which I would like to sort out at some point.

Apart from replacing a microswitch on one of the joysticks the machine hasn't missed a beat!  :)

What front end is it running? Hyperspin?


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Re: Show us your OLD cabs that are still going strong....
« Reply #17 on: March 11, 2014, 11:46:32 pm »
well then for the pure smack down of it
i still have a refurbed ms packman in feild making $$$
un-real as it sound's...---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- down cocktail orignal..
new  top-glass and a r-paint on the coin door,
plus new p/s took out the old nasty linear..
2.5 years and running

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Re: Show us your OLD cabs that are still going strong....
« Reply #18 on: March 13, 2014, 09:03:41 am »
Road Blaster Cab?

Scratch built but loosely based on the RoadBlasters (System 1) cabinet.

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Re: Show us your OLD cabs that are still going strong....
« Reply #19 on: March 13, 2014, 09:05:44 am »
What front end is it running? Hyperspin?

Hah you guessed it! ;)

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Re: Show us your OLD cabs that are still going strong....
« Reply #20 on: March 13, 2014, 12:18:45 pm »
Not built, more like assembled.  This is my Pro Play home arcade cabinet that I've had since 1988.  It's sitting next to my Mini Williams in my post above.  These pics are from the late 90's with it sitting alongside my first MAME cabinet, which was the LuSid design.  The ProPlay houses a 20" Wards TV and original NES.  My kids like to play Duck Hunt on it.  I still have the original side art that I never installed.

I haven't seen that cab in ages, not since Toys R Us had an end cap display of it. All the gamer kids in school saw the same cab, a few claimed to have a relative own one, but no one ever bought it. I think TRU even dropped the price down to some ridiculous amount and no one I knew ever bought it. I assumed the bulk of them got scrapped or something.

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Re: Show us your OLD cabs that are still going strong....
« Reply #21 on: March 13, 2014, 05:41:16 pm »
Quote from: SavannahLion
I haven't seen that cab in ages, not since Toys R Us had an end cap display of it. All the gamer kids in school saw the same cab, a few claimed to have a relative own one, but no one ever bought it. I think TRU even dropped the price down to some ridiculous amount and no one I knew ever bought it. I assumed the bulk of them got scrapped or something.

Yep, that's where mine came from.  It was one of two they still had on clearance at the time.  The other one oddly enough is in basement of my best friends house next to the Mini Williams I built him.  Paid $59 each for them.
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