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One Player Cab... Second (Player) Thoughts
« on: November 22, 2017, 01:23:37 pm »
I am building a vertical monitor cab to play vertical classics and shmups. Originally planned to do a single player cab with a usb and joystick for player 2 if needed, but am now considering adding a second player to the panel. My biggest issue though is real estate. It is a Lowboy style cab, and my control panel width is about 22". For a single player it would be grand, but am wondering if a two player panel with a four button diamond layout would be doable without being too cramped. I have seen some mention in the past they have had tight panels, but am curious if anyone had any updates or further pointers on this issue, as I would appreciate some experienced advice on the issue.


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Re: One Player Cab... Second (Player) Thoughts
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2017, 01:45:27 pm »
I have a 2 player vertical cab on like a 25" panel. Unless you are doing rotary, I just don't see the value personally, but game-wise. Most vertical games were not 2 player simultaneous. My kids ask for a 2 player game to play, and I generally only dig out Contra or Blades of Steel.


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Re: One Player Cab... Second (Player) Thoughts
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2017, 02:37:31 pm »
Is the control panel bounded by the sides of the cabinet, or does it stick out? If it sticks out then you can put two player controls on it without a problem. If it is inside the cabinet edges then it is going to be too cramped.

Remember, a lot of common arcade cabinets had panels that were only 23" wide, you are only an inch narrower than that.
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