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Re: CUBE: A bit like an Asteroids cabaret
« Reply #80 on: December 21, 2016, 05:40:18 pm »
It is harder than the first one but I'm preferring it at the mo.

That screenshot was from the aae emulator. I can't get mame to look as good as it does in aae - even using hlsl. It's a bit of a pain because aae is so old and doesn't allow you to do as much as mame i.e. Marquee artwork and saving high scores.

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Re: CUBE: A bit like an Asteroids cabaret
« Reply #81 on: December 21, 2016, 05:45:22 pm »
I was just getting ready to ask you if you were using AAE.  Too bad that program died.

Really nice work here.   :cheers:

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Re: CUBE: A bit like an Asteroids cabaret
« Reply #82 on: December 21, 2016, 06:25:18 pm »
Yeah it is a shame. Vector games look awesome on it.

Because it doesn't work with joypads (coming soon!) i have to run joy2key to make it work with my controls. Also because it's not mame i have to find another way to display the marquees when the game is running. Messing with pcs is always my least favourite part...

Got a good feel for how my front end is going to look at least.  Vid incoming...

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Re: CUBE: A bit like an Asteroids cabaret
« Reply #83 on: December 21, 2016, 06:33:13 pm »
Attract Mode front end.  Trying to keep it simple.



The video snaps are a lot smoother in real life - i just screen recorded at low fps...
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Re: CUBE: A bit like an Asteroids cabaret
« Reply #84 on: December 21, 2016, 07:56:16 pm »
So you changed you avatar again. Does that mean a new project?

Nevermind.  Your avatar looked different when I was on Tapatalk.  Now that I see this thread on a browser I can see I was mistaken.
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Re: CUBE: A bit like an Asteroids cabaret
« Reply #85 on: December 22, 2016, 12:12:57 am »
How does Warrior work on that control panel?



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Re: CUBE: A bit like an Asteroids cabaret
« Reply #86 on: December 22, 2016, 01:39:42 am »
Yeah it is a shame. Vector games look awesome on it.

Because it doesn't work with joypads (coming soon!) i have to run joy2key to make it work with my controls. Also because it's not mame i have to find another way to display the marquees when the game is running. Messing with pcs is always my least favourite part...

Got a good feel for how my front end is going to look at least.  Vid incoming...

Looking good, minimalistic touch fits the cab! Curious how you manage to get aae to work with the marquee setup!
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Re: CUBE: A bit like an Asteroids cabaret
« Reply #87 on: December 22, 2016, 03:17:42 am »

Also because it's not mame i have to find another way to display the marquees when the game is running. Messing with pcs is always my least favourite part...

If attract mode can send cmd lines on game launch then you could use cpwizbiz without the cpwizard part.

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Re: CUBE: A bit like an Asteroids cabaret
« Reply #88 on: December 22, 2016, 03:57:08 am »
This build is sexy.

I really like the build that are dedicated to on kind of game or a specific control panal. :applaud:

 

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Re: CUBE: A bit like an Asteroids cabaret
« Reply #89 on: December 22, 2016, 05:42:25 am »
How does Warrior work on that control panel?

Warrior is likely to be dropped. I didn't realise it was a 2 player only game. It's pretty rubbish anyway.

I've currently got the game list at about 20 games but once I've had more of a chance to play them I'll be a bit more ruthless about what I keep and what I dump.

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Re: CUBE: A bit like an Asteroids cabaret
« Reply #90 on: December 31, 2016, 03:51:39 pm »
Finished this up a couple of days ago but just got around to getting some semi decent pics done.

Had to reinstall Windows but then it was plain sailing. Attract mode frontend launches a batch file which uses infranview to display the marquee on the second monitor before running AAE. All the games on the list are playable using the controls (had to setup Joy2key because AAE requires a keyboard and the cheapy encoder I'm using acts as a joystick).

Total cost - about 90 but I had a lot of stuff laying around. I think if I had to buy everything then it would have made it around 150-200.





And a video of it running :)



A fun build overall. Definitely easier than building a full size cabinet but still has some challenges.

And Happy New Year everyone  ;D :cheers:

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Re: CUBE: A bit like an Asteroids cabaret (Complete)
« Reply #91 on: December 31, 2016, 05:54:37 pm »
Oh, that is a thing of beauty! Well done! :)

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Re: CUBE: A bit like an Asteroids cabaret (Complete)
« Reply #92 on: December 31, 2016, 08:49:10 pm »
Your builds are so clean.

How does LCD CRT compare to the original Vector? I started a thread on playing Vector game on ILDA laser projector. It's a cool idea but it seem's to not be ideal way to play as the mirror have momentum limiting there reaction time.

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Re: CUBE: A bit like an Asteroids cabaret (Complete)
« Reply #93 on: January 01, 2017, 03:29:48 am »
How does LCD compare to the original Vector?

Isn't it a CRT?
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Re: CUBE: A bit like an Asteroids cabaret (Complete)
« Reply #94 on: January 01, 2017, 06:41:07 am »
Beautiful cab, really slick and fitting!
Would love to see a vid of AAE in action on your cab. I'm currently sourcing materials for a build very much inspired by yours :D  but i'm thinking about using 2 lcd's. Do you think it would be a big compromise to run AAE on a lcd? My other cabs use CRT TVs with rgb input but it would be so much easier going the lcd route with the smaller dimensions of the cab...

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Re: CUBE: A bit like an Asteroids cabaret (Complete)
« Reply #95 on: January 01, 2017, 07:05:01 am »
Another cracking build, sir! Doing the UK proud. I too would love to see some games being played on that bad boy.

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Re: CUBE: A bit like an Asteroids cabaret (Complete)
« Reply #96 on: January 01, 2017, 01:04:11 pm »
Would love to see a vid of AAE in action on your cab. I'm currently sourcing materials for a build very much inspired by yours :D  but i'm thinking about using 2 lcd's. Do you think it would be a big compromise to run AAE on a lcd?

Here's a vid showing a couple of games - at the end of the video I zoom in a bit so you can see how it looks close up. Personally I think AAE looks better than stock MAME at vector games on an LCD - but a CRT blows it away in my opinion. The contrast is way better, blacks are proper blacks but still keep the glow of the vectors. I've never tried it on an uber nice LCD though so YMMV.


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Re: CUBE: A bit like an Asteroids cabaret (Complete)
« Reply #97 on: January 01, 2017, 01:22:27 pm »
Your builds are so clean.
How does LCD CRT compare to the original Vector?

Thanks!  :cheers:

The CRT is not as good as a vector - the brightness just can't match the vector beam - but it is infinitely better than LCD.

I had a chance to go on a real Asteroids last year and I think it's not a million miles away. I'm pretty picky when it comes to picture quality and I think it's certainly comparable. The Sony CRT I've used in this would have been a pretty decent CRT when it came out - the tube is almost black which helps a lot when your showing vectors as they stand out more.

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Re: CUBE: A bit like an Asteroids cabaret (Complete)
« Reply #98 on: January 01, 2017, 01:22:39 pm »
You make beautiful art sir.

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Re: CUBE: A bit like an Asteroids cabaret (Complete)
« Reply #99 on: January 01, 2017, 01:45:28 pm »
Please please please tell me you're going to be coming into a bunch of money soon so you can come to ZapCon, and I can buy you a beer. Well done, my friend!
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Re: CUBE: A bit like an Asteroids cabaret (Complete)
« Reply #100 on: January 01, 2017, 09:25:50 pm »
That looks dam good. :badmood:

I love the level of detail and thought you put into this. This is a good exsample of how less can be so much more.

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Re: CUBE: A bit like an Asteroids cabaret (Complete)
« Reply #101 on: October 03, 2018, 01:49:32 pm »
Hi, congratulations for this cabinet, i belive is perfect, have you got the plans in cms ? im spanish and i like make one. thanks

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Re: CUBE: A bit like an Asteroids cabaret (Complete)
« Reply #102 on: October 09, 2018, 05:06:30 am »
Hi jrss74,

Here you go - here's the side profile against a grid in centimetres. The sides are 53cm wide x 121.5cm high. The width of the cabinet (including the sides) is 50cm.

Hope this helps  :)




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Re: CUBE: A bit like an Asteroids cabaret (Complete)
« Reply #103 on: October 09, 2018, 06:58:47 am »
Thanks

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« Reply #105 on: October 10, 2018, 10:53:30 am »
thanks very much

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Re: CUBE: A bit like an Asteroids cabaret (Complete)
« Reply #106 on: February 12, 2019, 01:22:01 pm »
Not sure how much interest this will generate as most of you guys are non UK but I've decided to sell this cab to make room for the vpin project that I've been wanting to do for ages. Anyway, it's on Ebay.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Cabaret-style-MAME-arcade-cabinet-with-dynamic-marquee-Asteroids-Tempest-etc/163536079892?hash=item2613828c14:g:uM8AAOSw8IpcYFR4

Is as it was when I built it. Just need the space and itching to start something new. Ideally it would go to someone that appreciated the thought and effort I put in.

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Re: CUBE: A bit like an Asteroids cabaret (Complete) - FOR SALE - UK
« Reply #107 on: February 12, 2019, 01:30:28 pm »
Dude. You need to pass this on to someone who appreciates it - not some bored middle aged banker who'll play it a few times then use it as table for their cash-money and cigars.

Have you let them know over at UK-Vac?

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Re: CUBE: A bit like an Asteroids cabaret (Complete) - FOR SALE - UK
« Reply #108 on: February 12, 2019, 02:06:31 pm »
Dude. You need to pass this on to someone who appreciates it - not some bored middle aged banker who'll play it a few times then use it as table for their cash-money and cigars.

Have you let them know over at UK-Vac?

Yeah I know. TBH as long as I make cost of parts back then I'm happy - I just need the space (and have hit my Asty Deluxe limit!)

I'll post it over there as well. Seems mostly original cabs over there which is why I hadn't posted that way. Would much rather it went to someone who wanted it for what it it's built for than someone wondering why it doesn't play Mortal Kombat...

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Re: CUBE: A bit like an Asteroids cabaret (Complete) - FOR SALE - UK
« Reply #109 on: February 12, 2019, 02:34:25 pm »
Pull that from sale and re-list at at least twice the current price (as a bid minimum), you'd sell it no problem.  The build quality, craftsmanship and original design are worth way more than that. 

You're going to build a Vpin? Awesome.  Mini or full size?  When I travel to the UK I want to have a beer with you in Tunbridge Wells.   :cheers:

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Re: CUBE: A bit like an Asteroids cabaret (Complete) - FOR SALE - UK
« Reply #110 on: February 12, 2019, 02:56:19 pm »
It'll go for what it goes for I guess. I'll never make cost of time back but if it covers materials then I'm happy.  The main fun was the build.

My vpin is gonna be called FLiP. It will be a full size table but it's going to fold against the wall. I've got all the bits but no space hence selling this.

And defo hit me up if you're over this way. Beers on me  :cheers:

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Re: CUBE: A bit like an Asteroids cabaret (Complete) - FOR SALE - UK
« Reply #111 on: February 12, 2019, 03:10:46 pm »
Good luck with the auction!  :applaud:

If I were in the UK I'd get in on the bidding as well. I've always thought this cabinet was super classy and host some pretty great features.  :cheers:

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Re: CUBE: A bit like an Asteroids cabaret (Complete) - FOR SALE - UK
« Reply #112 on: February 12, 2019, 03:24:42 pm »
My vpin is gonna be called FLiP.

I love your work, but have you ever thought about getting a theme running regarding the naming of your cabs...

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« Reply #113 on: February 12, 2019, 05:31:38 pm »
I love your work, but have you ever thought about getting a theme running regarding the naming of your cabs...

That was the original plan. My Invaders cab was going to be called ZAP! but I couldn't find/make decent artwork to make it work.

Don't you worry though - the cab after this (which I also have bits for) will be called "Super Zelda Love-You-Long-Time Fortnight Mario 1UP". Or Blip Jr. Haven't decided yet.

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Re: CUBE: A bit like an Asteroids cabaret (Complete) - FOR SALE - UK
« Reply #114 on: February 12, 2019, 06:08:50 pm »
 :applaud: now that's more like it. You cab names are like the inside of my when I'm at work: "blip, flip, zip, blap, bop, bong..."

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« Reply #115 on: February 13, 2019, 12:23:28 pm »
Oh man - for the listing price I'd buy it myself if I was in the UK...   :cheers:

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« Reply #116 on: February 13, 2019, 06:54:46 pm »
Id keep this one and sell The Invaders. :cheers:
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Re: CUBE: A bit like an Asteroids cabaret (Complete) - FOR SALE - UK
« Reply #117 on: February 13, 2019, 07:43:44 pm »
I hope whoever ends up winning this auction appropriately appreciates one of the prettiest emulation cabinets ever built. 

Good luck on the sale!  I'd be in the running if I were anywhere near it.

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Re: CUBE: A bit like an Asteroids cabaret (Complete) - FOR SALE - UK
« Reply #118 on: February 14, 2019, 03:29:04 am »
Yeah I hope it goes to someone who appreciates it that's for sure. I've been getting some pretty decent offers for it which kinda puts me in a spot as if I say no offers to some people but then turn around and accept someone else's that seems unfair to others. Bah. I'm pretty sure it will go for less than the highest offer I've had which is fine with me.

I don't think I'll be getting rid of Invaders for a long while but it isn't a forever cab like Blip is so maybe at some point it'll go...

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Re: CUBE: A bit like an Asteroids cabaret (Complete) - FOR SALE - UK
« Reply #119 on: February 14, 2019, 06:21:27 am »
They better appreciate it. That is a great cab.