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Arc:Eden 2.... Spiritual Successor (Bartop)
« on: May 12, 2016, 06:49:06 pm »
Hey folks, long time no hear :)

As you may recall (many moons ago), I built Arc-Eden with LOTS of help from you wonderful folks. It was a truly life affirming experience (seriously) and one of the most enjoyable projects I've ever undertaken. Back then, I had a TONNE of help from my older Brother, who, sadly passed away recently.

I've been thinking about doing something else for a long time and thought it would be particularly poignant to retain the name as it reminds me of fonder times with my Bro!

Unfortunately, I literally don't have the time to produce such a cab on my own these days and so this time around I'm enlisting the services of the fantastic www.miniarcademachines.co.uk. Daniel Monk owns the company and is also a great graphics designer! To this end, I submitted a detailed brief of a fully 80's inspired design and Dan has come up with a stonking bit of art!

See below for some initial images and I'll be posting further images as we move through the build.

The Cab will be running with a Mini-ITX board, Intel G3258, 8GB, 120GB SSD and 8TB HDD (Hyperspin). Controls will be a combination J-Stick with light up ball-top, Spinner, backlit bezel buttons etc.

More detail and pics to follow..


Take care guys

Craig
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Re: Arc:Eden 2.... Spiritual Successor (Bartop)
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2016, 11:46:54 am »
Hi guys,

Update pics - it's all coming together now and the artwork looks amazing!

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Re: Arc:Eden 2.... Spiritual Successor (Bartop)
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2016, 11:49:19 am »
Further pics of the panel artwork

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Re: Arc:Eden 2.... Spiritual Successor (Bartop)
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2016, 11:51:03 am »
The Spinner top is temporary and is being replaced by the anodized blue SpinTrak knob:

http://www.arcadeworlduk.com/products/SpinTrak-Knob.html


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Re: Arc:Eden 2.... Spiritual Successor (Bartop)
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2016, 05:05:54 pm »
Looks great, love the artwork.

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Re: Arc:Eden 2.... Spiritual Successor (Bartop)
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2016, 08:35:03 am »
Nice looking bartop. The artwork is very impressive.

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Re: Arc:Eden 2.... Spiritual Successor (Bartop)
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2016, 12:03:34 pm »
That control panel is super-busy... and I love it because it's "real-world instrument panel" busy and not "'Roided-out-tough-guy-Street-Fighter-group-photo-makes-no-sense" busy.

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Re: Arc:Eden 2.... Spiritual Successor (Bartop)
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2016, 02:16:57 pm »
That control panel is super-busy... and I love it because it's "real-world instrument panel" busy and not "'Roided-out-tough-guy-Street-Fighter-group-photo-makes-no-sense" busy.

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I agree. I get tired of seeing weecade clones but the artwork on this really makes it stand out. Beautiful theme on this.


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Re: Arc:Eden 2.... Spiritual Successor (Bartop)
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2016, 02:19:42 pm »
That control panel is super-busy... and I love it because it's "real-world instrument panel" busy and not "'Roided-out-tough-guy-Street-Fighter-group-photo-makes-no-sense" busy.

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I agree. I get tired of seeing weecade clones but the artwork on this really makes it stand out. Beautiful theme on this.
I get tired of seeing generic "Arcade" or "Muticade!" artwork. I can tell by the shape of the cab and the buttons and joysticks that it plays arcade games - I don't need to be hit over the head with reminders of it.

I love original themes and concepts. This one is spot on.

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Re: Arc:Eden 2.... Spiritual Successor (Bartop)
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2016, 01:44:32 pm »
Thanks a lot guys, I'm super happy with how it all turned out. The cab is now completed and is truly a thing of beauty - the artwork is simply sublime!!

I'll post again shortly with completed pics

Cheers
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Re: Arc:Eden 2.... Spiritual Successor (Bartop)
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2016, 01:48:59 pm »
Pics of the finished article :)

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Re: Arc:Eden 2.... Spiritual Successor (Bartop)
« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2016, 01:57:36 pm »
And some more

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Re: Arc:Eden 2.... Spiritual Successor (Bartop)
« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2016, 01:59:36 pm »
No idea why some of the images are rotated as they were fine before uploading - sorry guys

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Re: Arc:Eden 2.... Spiritual Successor (Bartop)
« Reply #13 on: June 22, 2016, 02:06:16 pm »
Beautiful job.  :applaud:
I love the artwork and colors! The pics look right when you click on them to view larger. Bravo! :cheers:


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Re: Arc:Eden 2.... Spiritual Successor (Bartop)
« Reply #14 on: June 22, 2016, 02:28:33 pm »
Beautiful job.  :applaud:
I love the artwork and colors! The pics look right when you click on them to view larger. Bravo! :cheers:

Thanks a lot mate, I really appreciate that. Turned out better than I could have ever expected. The artwork is printed on vinyl and laminated before being applied.

I dedicate this cabinet to the memory of my brother, who is sadly no longer with us. He helped me build the original Arc Eden all those years ago and so this is for him

Cheers guys
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Re: Arc:Eden 2.... Spiritual Successor (Bartop)
« Reply #15 on: June 22, 2016, 02:33:51 pm »
A couple more - forgot to show off the Bally / Midway logo (inspiration from one of my favourite arcade cabinets ever - Tron!)

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Re: Arc:Eden 2.... Spiritual Successor (Bartop)
« Reply #16 on: June 26, 2016, 04:18:00 pm »
This is incredible mate!  That artwork is slick as hell.  That's one of the nicest looking control panels i've ever seen!

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Re: Arc:Eden 2.... Spiritual Successor (Bartop)
« Reply #17 on: June 27, 2016, 02:35:25 pm »
This is incredible mate!  That artwork is slick as hell.  That's one of the nicest looking control panels i've ever seen!

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Cheers Pal, it's certainly one of the best I've ever seen - all thanks to Dan! I did have come up with the design concept, but it's fully down to his amazing talent that it's been realised in with such a fantastic piece of work!

I'm over the moon with it

Cheers buddy
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Re: Arc:Eden 2.... Spiritual Successor (Bartop)
« Reply #18 on: July 18, 2016, 10:55:28 am »
Arc Eden was the most beautiful artwork ever...I lost some of the files but I think I still have a layered photoshop file..but no text overlay maybe...that machine was beautiful man and will still be the inspiration for my build I can finally complete now that I'm in my new house

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Re: Arc:Eden 2.... Spiritual Successor (Bartop)
« Reply #19 on: December 17, 2017, 09:47:20 pm »
I hate bumping this but I'd love to get the artwork/PSD files if available? I would make some changes to not be a complete carbon copy but this is exactly what I was looking for as a new retrowave themed arcade.

  
 

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