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Dimensions to bartop?
« on: February 19, 2017, 09:41:58 pm »
I am having trouble figuring out dimensions to uncomfortably did two player. It is my first time doing a project like this. Any advice would be a big help. Thank you.

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Re: Dimensions to bartop?
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2017, 10:43:17 pm »
Q: How wide of a control panel is wide enough for two players?

A: Depends on the players.

Make a cardboard mockup or two.
- Print button layouts from Slagcoin so you can compare/test them.
(Install buttons if you have some available)
- Have the two largest people who might use your bartop put it to the test.

You will be able to tell pretty quickly if the panel is too narrow.


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Re: Dimensions to bartop?
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2017, 04:42:35 am »
Mine is 24 inches, 600mm wide as i am using a 24 inch widesceen monitor so it needed to be that wide. But its a very nice size in that we can sit and not bash elbows.

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Re: Dimensions to bartop?
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2017, 12:11:21 am »
Even though it might be uncomfortable with the American street fighter layout, I decided to go with that one since it was a little easier for me to measure. The panel I made was 32 inches wide by 10 inches long by 8 inches deep. I haven't made the monitor parts yet.

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Re: Dimensions to bartop?
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2017, 12:55:15 am »
I also went with 24" for the CP, whole thing is a total of 25.5" with 3/7" thick side panels.

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Re: Dimensions to bartop?
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2017, 10:53:49 am »
Yeah, I decided to make the CP wider then the monitor/cabinet I am using a 19 inch monitor.

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Re: Dimensions to bartop?
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2017, 05:25:08 pm »
Damn, I almost went with a 19" 4:3 monitor with my 24" setup.. but the screen looked so tiny in comparison with with the control panel.
Ended up with a 23" 16:10. Vertical height is about the same but it seems to just "fill out" better IMO:
https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13413639_10208470619635576_6157738264532428069_n.jpg?oh=3737cfc5b123420bb7318a127ffe3a5b&oe=5949E456

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Re: Dimensions to bartop?
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2017, 01:28:01 pm »
I decided to use 19" do to the fact I was told anything bigger would stretch out the pixels of the games. But maybe a bigger monitor shouldn't be too bad?

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Re: Dimensions to bartop?
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2017, 01:41:59 pm »
As long as you keep the game's aspect ratio and don't force a streched fullscreen you should be fine.
Do you have a monitor larger than 19" available to you? Try it, its not bad at all IMO.

  
 

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