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Author Topic: New 4 players Cabinet Build: Gaudium Maxima - worklog  (Read 5343 times)

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Re: New 4 players Cabinet Build: Gaudium Maxima - worklog
« Reply #40 on: September 15, 2018, 12:05:04 pm »
Iíd say the goal is to prevent other people from doing it the wrong way.
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Re: New 4 players Cabinet Build: Gaudium Maxima - worklog
« Reply #41 on: September 15, 2018, 12:55:57 pm »
Iíd say the goal is to prevent other people from doing it the wrong way.
Yup exactly.
Clearly the OP isnít going to change his mind, despite multiple experienced members telling him itís wrong, AND even official original 4P cabinets mounted them straight.
But for any other members reading this, hereís a prime example of how a nicely build cabinet can be wasted on a bad playability.

Ps. Itís a good thing Konami didnít base their designs on 10 year old kidís opinions or we wouldnít have one of the most successful quarter sucking games of all time...



...next to X-men:


Even the 6-player cab, with Dazzler and Cyclopsí positions at extreme angles to the monitor has them mounted straight.


But hey, what do we and official arcade manufactures know?
« Last Edit: September 15, 2018, 01:48:16 pm by opt2not »

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Re: New 4 players Cabinet Build: Gaudium Maxima - worklog
« Reply #42 on: September 15, 2018, 01:52:50 pm »
No, it ***was*** a standard BITD. You wonít find a single original 4 player cab with angled joysticks. Thatís a BYOAC thing.

I mean, if it works for you and your kids, great- but itís just good that you know in case the first time you have a party and your buddies comment that something doesnít feel right. And to be fair, youíre right - at least you didnít route the area out - you can adjust and remount fairly easily.
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Re: New 4 players Cabinet Build: Gaudium Maxima - worklog
« Reply #43 on: September 16, 2018, 01:18:04 am »
You wonít find a single original 4 player cab with angled joysticks.
Before making an absolute claim like that, you may want to look at the Captain America & the Avengers flyer here.  The bolts on P4's stick are clearly angled.

There was some disagreement on this list by DM, but you might be able to confirm/disprove using flyers because companies aren't likely to use crappy conversion cabs in an ad.

You can also add the much-maligned 2-player titles Virtua Fighter and Virtua Fighter 2 to DM's list. (image from VF2 manual)



Shponglefan understands this ongoing discussion.
Seriously, why do you guys care so much what people do with their own arcades in their own homes?



Bottom line: A few cabs came from the factory with angled sticks, but the vast majority, including the most popular and well-received titles, did not.


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New 4 players Cabinet Build: Gaudium Maxima - worklog
« Reply #44 on: September 16, 2018, 03:01:36 am »
Good luck with your build
« Last Edit: September 16, 2018, 03:13:28 am by yotsuya »
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Re: New 4 players Cabinet Build: Gaudium Maxima - worklog
« Reply #45 on: September 18, 2018, 10:58:58 am »
Added a video of the initial work on the illumination system


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Re: New 4 players Cabinet Build: Gaudium Maxima - worklog
« Reply #46 on: September 18, 2018, 04:21:10 pm »
Good luck with your build

Tnx for the tip, if someone start complaining about the angle, I will put it right.


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Re: New 4 players Cabinet Build: Gaudium Maxima - worklog
« Reply #47 on: September 18, 2018, 04:44:57 pm »
Added a video of the initial work on the illumination system

The buttons look great! Would you mind sharing a link to the buttons you used and which RGB LEDs to go with them. Pretty sure I want those exact buttons for my C.P.

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Re: New 4 players Cabinet Build: Gaudium Maxima - worklog
« Reply #48 on: September 18, 2018, 06:21:18 pm »
Added a video of the initial work on the illumination system

The buttons look great! Would you mind sharing a link to the buttons you used and which RGB LEDs to go with them. Pretty sure I want those exact buttons for my C.P.

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The button are the iL PSL-L Translucent with Black Concave, and convex for the pinball buttons. (industrias lorenzo from arcade paradise)
The LEDs are my own creation, I did a hole on the button, and added a 5mm LED, but you can get the 12v ones that also fit perfectly.
The software is LEDSpicer, a program for linux, in development right now by me, but I will post more details when I get it into beta stage (very soon).


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Re: New 4 players Cabinet Build: Gaudium Maxima - worklog
« Reply #49 on: September 18, 2018, 09:28:43 pm »
Added a video of the initial work on the illumination system

The buttons look great! Would you mind sharing a link to the buttons you used and which RGB LEDs to go with them. Pretty sure I want those exact buttons for my C.P.

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The button are the iL PSL-L Translucent with Black Concave, and convex for the pinball buttons. (industrias lorenzo from arcade paradise)
The LEDs are my own creation, I did a hole on the button, and added a 5mm LED, but you can get the 12v ones that also fit perfectly.
The software is LEDSpicer, a program for linux, in development right now by me, but I will post more details when I get it into beta stage (very soon).
Ok, I found the buttons...
https://paradisearcadeshop.com/home/controls/buttons/buttons-il-industrias-lorenzo/il-psl-l-transparent/2309_il-psl-l-translucent-with-black-concave-plunger?search_query=PSL-L+Translucent&results=179#/choose_a_microswitch-75_gram_cherry_microswitch/pushbuttons-white

But if I want the same RGB LED effect without making my own, like you have done, do you think this is what I would need?
https://paradisearcadeshop.com/home/electrical/leds/button-leds/100_il-lumination-rgb-5vdc-led-#idTab5


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Re: New 4 players Cabinet Build: Gaudium Maxima - worklog
« Reply #50 on: September 19, 2018, 01:11:59 am »
Ok, I found the buttons...
Excellent!
But if I want the same RGB LED effect without making my own, like you have done, do you think this is what I would need?
https://paradisearcadeshop.com/home/electrical/leds/button-leds/100_il-lumination-rgb-5vdc-led-#idTab5
What platform you going to use on your machine?
I will finish the program soon and you will be able to use it, but only if you run on Linux.
Right now is working fine, but still on alpha stage (finishing stuff and fixing bugs).


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Re: New 4 players Cabinet Build: Gaudium Maxima - worklog
« Reply #51 on: September 19, 2018, 06:26:04 am »
Ok, I found the buttons...
Excellent!
But if I want the same RGB LED effect without making my own, like you have done, do you think this is what I would need?
https://paradisearcadeshop.com/home/electrical/leds/button-leds/100_il-lumination-rgb-5vdc-led-#idTab5
What platform you going to use on your machine?
I will finish the program soon and you will be able to use it, but only if you run on Linux.
Right now is working fine, but still on alpha stage (finishing stuff and fixing bugs).
I'll be using Windows 10 with either LaunchBox or HyperSpin. So I'll use LEDBlinky

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Re: New 4 players Cabinet Build: Gaudium Maxima - worklog
« Reply #52 on: December 15, 2018, 12:10:29 am »
Wow! Great job!! I'm new to the cabinet builds and really like this design. How does one go about getting the designs for something like this? Would like to build something like it if I can.

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Re: New 4 players Cabinet Build: Gaudium Maxima - worklog
« Reply #53 on: December 15, 2018, 07:57:11 pm »
super nice cab!

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Re: New 4 players Cabinet Build: Gaudium Maxima - worklog
« Reply #54 on: December 16, 2018, 12:58:57 pm »
Good build..

Now, about the 4 player joystick angles, on the original cabs, (not this project), why are the buttons for players 3 and 4 angles different while the joysticks are not?

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Re: New 4 players Cabinet Build: Gaudium Maxima - worklog
« Reply #55 on: December 16, 2018, 01:09:56 pm »
Good build..

Now, about the 4 player joystick angles, on the original cabs, (not this project), why are the buttons for players 3 and 4 angles different while the joysticks are not?

Because your hands change position when off to the sides so moving the buttons plays more comfortably -  but your mind still tells you that up is toward the screen even if you are standing sideways to it !