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Cuphead! scratch build
« on: March 30, 2018, 11:15:04 am »
The release Cuphead and Dragonball FighterZ made me regret the day i decided to sell my arcade.
However it also inspired me to build a new and better one. So, here we go! 

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Re: Cuphead! scratch build
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2018, 11:29:05 am »
The theme I landed on is Cuphead. Since it is one of my favourite games at the moment and in my opinion a great game for an arcade!
I started with the artwork which i like to be very minimal again.

Controlpanel:



Marque:



Sideart:

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Re: Cuphead! scratch build
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2018, 11:34:24 am »
Since last time I sucked at sawing and routing I decided to 3d model my sidepanels and cpo  in sketchup and send them of to a cnc routing company.
Very pleased with the result:

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Re: Cuphead! scratch build
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2018, 11:42:47 am »
I was very impatient and allready applied the artwork to the controlpanel. Still have to route the sleeve fot the T-molding so now i have to be very carefull.



Other side:



Look at that fit!

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Re: Cuphead! scratch build
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2018, 11:48:29 am »
Last one for today. I made a little splashscreen video for hyperspin. Edited the begin and the end of an original trailer for Cuphead.

Watch here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6g9oFTKw12g

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Re: Cuphead! scratch build
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2018, 11:57:40 am »
Also made a sticker with a little challenge for friends and family who come over to play.

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« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2018, 12:54:39 pm »
Since last time I sucked at sawing and routing I decided to 3d model my sidepanels and cpo  in sketchup and send them of to a cnc routing company.

Looks great!  Is that MDF?  If you don't mind, what does it cost to have something like that done?
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Re: Cuphead! scratch build
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2018, 01:05:12 pm »
Since last time I sucked at sawing and routing I decided to 3d model my sidepanels and cpo  in sketchup and send them of to a cnc routing company.

Looks great!  Is that MDF?  If you don't mind, what does it cost to have something like that done?
Mike

Yes it's MDF with two layers laminated so paint and stickers wil adhere better. The cost ofcourse depends on were you are based but here in the Netherlands I found a guy who did it for 125 euros.

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Re: Cuphead! scratch build
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2018, 08:06:57 pm »
Great price. It's a lot of fun cutting everything yourself - as long as nothing goes wrong, that is, and with the little time I have nowadays I'd chose somebody else doing it for me over doing it myself each time. Fantastic precision on the cutouts!

I like the pics you chose as artwork, but with a colourful game like Cuphead have you considered a yellow or blue background? Making it completely black seems a bit anticlimactic to me...

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Re: Cuphead! scratch build
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2018, 02:21:10 am »
Great price. It's a lot of fun cutting everything yourself - as long as nothing goes wrong, that is, and with the little time I have nowadays I'd chose somebody else doing it for me over doing it myself each time. Fantastic precision on the cutouts!

I like the pics you chose as artwork, but with a colourful game like Cuphead have you considered a yellow or blue background? Making it completely black seems a bit anticlimactic to me...

Time also played a big role in deciding to let someone else do the saw work. I'm just so busy that it would take forever for me to finish it.
I have not considered a different colour because I really liked the understated look of my previous build. I'm hoping to achieve it with this build again.

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Re: Cuphead! scratch build
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2018, 02:32:12 am »
Got the software finniking out of the way early and made a custom theme for hyperspin. Again very minimal. My pc was acting up so i had to record this GIF with my phone, sorry for the quality:

https://i.imgur.com/14hOxUt.gifv
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Re: Cuphead! scratch build
« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2018, 08:33:15 pm »
Got the software finniking out of the way early and made a custom theme for hyperspin. Again very minimal. My pc was acting up so i had to record this GIF with my phone, sorry for the quality:

https://i.imgur.com/14hOxUt.gifv

Thatís a high quality theme, nice work. I like the control panel, simple and clean and with the all black background gives it almost a 3D appearance.

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Re: Cuphead! scratch build
« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2018, 02:36:25 am »
Since last time I sucked at sawing and routing I decided to 3d model my sidepanels and cpo  in sketchup and send them of to a cnc routing company.

Looks great!  Is that MDF?  If you don't mind, what does it cost to have something like that done?
Mike

Yes it's MDF with two layers laminated so paint and stickers wil adhere better. The cost ofcourse depends on were you are based but here in the Netherlands I found a guy who did it for 125 euros.
That's cheap. Could you provide me their details?

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Re: Cuphead! scratch build
« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2018, 06:21:26 am »
Since last time I sucked at sawing and routing I decided to 3d model my sidepanels and cpo  in sketchup and send them of to a cnc routing company.

Looks great!  Is that MDF?  If you don't mind, what does it cost to have something like that done?
Mike

Yes it's MDF with two layers laminated so paint and stickers wil adhere better. The cost ofcourse depends on were you are based but here in the Netherlands I found a guy who did it for 125 euros.
That's cheap. Could you provide me their details?

No problem, the company is called Madera. Here is a link. And for straight pieces I found this great side that cuts to size dirt cheap! Link.
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Re: Cuphead! scratch build
« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2018, 06:26:33 am »
Got the software finniking out of the way early and made a custom theme for hyperspin. Again very minimal. My pc was acting up so i had to record this GIF with my phone, sorry for the quality:

https://i.imgur.com/14hOxUt.gifv

Thatís a high quality theme, nice work. I like the control panel, simple and clean and with the all black background gives it almost a 3D appearance.

Thank you  ;D

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Re: Cuphead! scratch build
« Reply #15 on: April 03, 2018, 10:03:43 am »
Took apart some computer speakers i had lying around. These will work just fine for the audio. ordered a new button for the volume control from aliexpress. Let's hope it doesn't tak 6+ weeks before it arrives like my last order.


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Re: Cuphead! scratch build
« Reply #16 on: April 03, 2018, 10:05:49 am »
Some more parts are starting to arrive.

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Re: Cuphead! scratch build
« Reply #17 on: April 03, 2018, 10:08:08 am »
Also ordered some buttons from aliexpress but in my opinion they look very cheap, so i won't be using them.


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Re: Cuphead! scratch build
« Reply #18 on: April 03, 2018, 10:13:34 am »
I have a question for anybody that had experience with powering led buttons of a laptop. Last time I used a ledcontroller but 40 euros just to power some led's is quite expensive. Does anybody have any idea how to power led buttons that is not that expensive? I'll need to light 16 led's.

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Re: Cuphead! scratch build
« Reply #19 on: April 03, 2018, 10:16:29 am »
Forget LED buttons. It is an arcade machine not a Christmas tree. It is silly to put an emphasis on minimal artwork and then light it all up.

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Re: Cuphead! scratch build
« Reply #20 on: April 03, 2018, 10:21:23 am »
Forget LED buttons. It is an arcade machine not a Christmas tree. It is silly to put an emphasis on minimal artwork and then light it all up.

Well, they are all going to be the same colour (red), and with the design being very minimal the cab can use some 'Christmas tree' elements. It looked great on my last build IMO:

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Re: Cuphead! scratch build
« Reply #21 on: April 03, 2018, 10:29:18 am »
Regular buttons would look better. That cabinet is really clean looking. Replace those buttons.

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« Reply #22 on: April 03, 2018, 10:32:04 am »
Of course a Cuphead build gets posted!

I've been working on mine for about a month now and it's finally getting close enough to start posting pics. Bummed that mine is even less original now, but I suppose great minds think alike!

Yours is looking awesome so far though! I'll be sure to let you know when I have final pics of mine posted.

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« Reply #23 on: April 03, 2018, 10:35:03 am »
Regular buttons would look better. That cabinet is really clean looking. Replace those buttons.

I sold it. Regret it. So that's why i'm building this one. I'll consider putting in normal buttons but I would still have to power the led's of the coin door, so if anybody knows a nice solution, let me know  ;D

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Re: Cuphead! scratch build
« Reply #24 on: April 03, 2018, 10:40:12 am »
Of course a Cuphead build gets posted!

I've been working on mine for about a month now and it's finally getting close enough to start posting pics. Bummed that mine is even less original now, but I suppose great minds think alike!

Yours is looking awesome so far though! I'll be sure to let you know when I have final pics of mine posted.

Nice! How far along building are you? I basically just started so I think you will finish yours before mine. Can't wait to see it. It's nice to see what others come up with within the same theme.

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« Reply #25 on: April 03, 2018, 10:49:29 am »
What voltage are the coin door lights? Are they LEDs? How are you powering everything else? That would help.

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« Reply #26 on: April 03, 2018, 10:50:23 am »
I ordered my wood from Haruman's Customs and at this point that's literally all that's left. Once it arrives it should take a couple days to paint and apply graphics and then I'll be done. I found some paint that almost exactly matches the Cuphead yellow. But I'm still split on if I should paint the whole thing yellow or keep it black with accents.

It's a bartop and looking at what you have so far I think it will actually be a pretty different build. Although we did end up both using the same joystick and iPAC.

By far the lamest thing about my build is that Cuphead isn't actually even going to be playable on the machine...

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« Reply #27 on: April 03, 2018, 10:51:51 am »
That artwork is fantastic.  This is looking like a nice clean build.   :cheers:

I would still have to power the led's of the coin door, so if anybody knows a nice solution, let me know  ;D

You can pull 5V off the USB port to power the LED's. 

http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-power-nearly-anything-off-a-USB-port/


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Re: Cuphead! scratch build
« Reply #28 on: April 03, 2018, 10:56:01 am »
That artwork is fantastic.  This is looking like a nice clean build.   :cheers:

I would still have to power the led's of the coin door, so if anybody knows a nice solution, let me know  ;D

You can pull 5V off the USB port to power the LED's. 

http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-power-nearly-anything-off-a-USB-port/

Thank you! This is what I was searching for  :cheers:

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« Reply #29 on: April 03, 2018, 11:00:29 am »

By far the lamest thing about my build is that Cuphead isn't actually even going to be playable on the machine...

Wait, what? Why?

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« Reply #30 on: April 03, 2018, 01:06:05 pm »
Well, the project didn't start as a Cuphead machine. I really just wanted a classic arcade machine to play stuff like Pac-Man and Galaga. It was actually going to be Galaga themed. So I bought and set up a Raspberry Pi to run Mame. Obviously I can't play Cuphead on a Raspberry Pi. That said, I could always buy a mini PC to replace it and upgrade the whole thing if I felt like it. But RetroPie is just so easy and great.

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« Reply #31 on: April 03, 2018, 02:09:02 pm »
Since last time I sucked at sawing and routing I decided to 3d model my sidepanels and cpo  in sketchup and send them of to a cnc routing company.

Looks great!  Is that MDF?  If you don't mind, what does it cost to have something like that done?
Mike

Yes it's MDF with two layers laminated so paint and stickers wil adhere better. The cost ofcourse depends on were you are based but here in the Netherlands I found a guy who did it for 125 euros.
That's cheap. Could you provide me their details?

No problem, the company is called Madera. Here is a link. And for straight pieces I found this great side that cuts to size dirt cheap! Link.
Bedankt!

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« Reply #32 on: April 03, 2018, 07:53:15 pm »
That theme lends itself to some great artwork options.  Looks cool so far. 

Be careful not to suck too many amps (or I should say mA) out of your USB socket.  It looks like you have the potential for a lot of LEDs and the brighter ones can draw a lot of amps.  You might consider using an old PSU if you have the space. 

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« Reply #33 on: April 03, 2018, 10:20:17 pm »
Be careful not to suck too many amps (or I should say mA) out of your USB socket.  It looks like you have the potential for a lot of LEDs and the brighter ones can draw a lot of amps.  You might consider using an old PSU if you have the space.

Agreed - you'll get there quickly.  Will you have a power strip in the cabinet?  A 5v (or 12v?) 'wall wart' transformer is another option, and you can whatever amperage you need.

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Re: Cuphead! scratch build
« Reply #34 on: April 03, 2018, 10:21:00 pm »
If you're trying to reduce current draw, you can run 12v LED buttons with a 5v power supply.

Instead of each LED drawing about 20mA @ 12v, they draw 5.83mA @ 5v.

If you do just the 6 admin buttons, that's about 35mA.

If you go full-on "Christmas tree" with 6 admin and 12 player buttons, it's about 105mA.


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« Reply #35 on: April 04, 2018, 10:45:32 am »
Guess I need a seperate power supply after all. I'm now in doubt wether I should illuminate the 6 buttons of each player and the coin door or not  :dunno

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« Reply #36 on: April 04, 2018, 10:51:14 am »
To keep a clean look, should i go with two of these:



Or go with this one:



In my opinion the door is kinda ugly. Does anybody know were to get a prettier door?
I like this one but it only has a button no coin slot:

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« Reply #37 on: April 04, 2018, 08:19:27 pm »
Thatís a standard coin door. Itís far from ugly.
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« Reply #38 on: April 04, 2018, 10:54:06 pm »
If it's going to look like an arcade cabinet, then I say make it look like a real one and put a real coin door on that puppy. 

Whatever the LED you use, it should have specs on its max current.  You can get a handy app for your phone to calculate the resistor to use with your voltage which will give you the amps.  Of course, a lot of the LED buttons have built in resistors.  In that case, just test it with a multimeter to see what one will draw.  In no event would I power them with a laptop USB.  They're not really made to do that and will likely create extra heat in your casing and possibly burn out the port.  ATX PSUs are cheap or free, or get a wall wort at the thrift store for a buck.

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« Reply #39 on: April 05, 2018, 09:51:48 am »
To keep a clean look, should i go with two of these:



Or go with this one:



In my opinion the door is kinda ugly. Does anybody know were to get a prettier door?
I like this one but it only has a button no coin slot:


I got this one: https://www.arcadeshop.de/Coin-Mech-Coin-Door-344x285-2-Entry_849.html

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« Reply #40 on: April 05, 2018, 11:44:11 am »
Did the T-molding sleeve today:



Had a little oops moment:



CPO with the T-molding applied:



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Quote
I got this one: https://www.arcadeshop.de/Coin-Mech-Coin-Door-344x285-2-Entry_849.html

Thanks! This one is better. I think i'll go with this door.

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« Reply #42 on: April 09, 2018, 10:15:36 am »
Mounted the joysticks and Ipac today, couldn't help myself and allready applied the artwork. Came out great, especially for the price. Payed about 10 bucks a piece.

Not the prettiest mounting solution but it works:





Stressfull job:













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« Reply #43 on: April 09, 2018, 10:21:05 am »
Now I have to wait again for parts  :timebomb:

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« Reply #44 on: July 17, 2018, 01:34:48 pm »
Finaly had some time to work on the project again.






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« Reply #45 on: July 17, 2018, 01:53:43 pm »
Replace the buttons with a proper coin door or go with no buttons. The way it is now looks odd.

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« Reply #46 on: July 17, 2018, 02:51:40 pm »
Replace the buttons with a proper coin door or go with no buttons. The way it is now looks odd.

+1.  To me a coin door is an essential part of any full-sized cabinet.  It looks as weird to me without one as it would if there was no marquee.  It's like $50 or less and takes 30 minutes to install - do it!   :cheers:

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« Reply #47 on: July 17, 2018, 04:39:57 pm »
   

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« Reply #48 on: September 23, 2018, 04:11:09 pm »
The project has been on pause for a while now because my girlfriend and I bought a house. Finally had (some) time to work in it again  ;D

First i wired everything up:



Gutted my old laptop:



Testing my setup, everything worked right away  :applaud:



It's starting to take its final form:



And yes I know you guys don't like the coin buttons but I currently do not have the funds to replace them with a coindoor. However in the future it will be a easy replacement.

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Re: Cuphead! scratch build
« Reply #49 on: September 23, 2018, 04:13:57 pm »
I would love some feedback on the power button. Anyone have an idea how i can extend this button to a arcade button?


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Re: Cuphead! scratch build
« Reply #50 on: September 23, 2018, 04:21:11 pm »
Why did you disassemble your laptop?

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Re: Cuphead! scratch build
« Reply #51 on: September 23, 2018, 04:29:18 pm »
Why did you disassemble your laptop?

1. ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- thermals (I'm adding a fan on the side)
2. broken screen
3. so i could extend the power button

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Re: Cuphead! scratch build
« Reply #52 on: September 23, 2018, 04:41:00 pm »
It is probably time to get a multi meter out to see what is going where so you can solder an arcade button to that mess. Or you could just set the laptop to wake on USB. Then you could just waggle a joystick to wake it up.

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Re: Cuphead! scratch build
« Reply #53 on: September 23, 2018, 04:42:45 pm »
Try touching a piece of wire or similar between each pair of legs on the power button -- try each pair until you find which pair causes the laptop to start ( figure usually on those buttons 2 of the legs will be ground and 2 power so touching a wire between one of the ground and one of the power legs will usually act like pressing the button ) - Once you know which 2 places will get it to boot then attach(solder) a wire to each of those legs and wire to your momentary switch.

IE In pic attached - touch a wire between 1 and 2 and see if it boots if not try 3 and 4 - if still not try 1 and 3 etc. till it boots - ( my guess would be 1 and 2 or 3 and 4 should do it ) - Once you know that works then just solder a wire to each spot and use those for the 2 pins on your momentary button.
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Re: Cuphead! scratch build
« Reply #54 on: September 23, 2018, 04:51:18 pm »
Try touching a piece of wire or similar between each pair of legs on the power button -- try each pair until you find which pair causes the laptop to start ( figure usually on those buttons 2 of the legs will be ground and 2 power so touching a wire between one of the ground and one of the power legs will usually act like pressing the button ) - Once you know which 2 places will get it to boot then attach(solder) a wire to each of those legs and wire to your momentary switch

Thanks! Very helpfull!

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Re: Cuphead! scratch build
« Reply #55 on: September 23, 2018, 04:53:36 pm »
It is probably time to get a multi meter out to see what is going where so you can solder an arcade button to that mess. Or you could just set the laptop to wake on USB. Then you could just waggle a joystick to wake it up.

Waggle to wake sounds cool, this will be my backup plan if i can't get it working. Thanks!

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Re: Cuphead! scratch build
« Reply #56 on: September 23, 2018, 04:55:36 pm »
Added a pic to post above to help explain what I meant.   :cheers:

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Re: Cuphead! scratch build
« Reply #57 on: September 23, 2018, 04:56:23 pm »
Added a pic to post above to help explain what I meant.   :cheers:

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Re: Cuphead! scratch build
« Reply #58 on: September 23, 2018, 09:22:04 pm »
So no images of Cuphead or Mughead on the cab?
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Re: Cuphead! scratch build
« Reply #59 on: Yesterday at 02:28:09 pm »
So no images of Cuphead or Mughead on the cab?

yes, I like the devil theme better

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Re: Cuphead! scratch build
« Reply #60 on: Today at 03:39:59 am »
I like this theme and build. I would have use a coin door though, or art on the front... And I don't know about the devil in the marquee...

But really a great job you are doing!

  
 

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