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Anyone have experience building 2-player fighter cabinets?
« on: February 17, 2019, 10:05:57 pm »
edit: apparently they are "Viewlix" cabinets, or atleast that is a style very similar to this one.

I was at my local arcade recently and I've grown to love the 2 person fighter cabinets... so I guess it's time to build one.

They are low to the ground, speakers built in, LCD screen.  I'm not sure what kind of joysticks they use... they are 8 way, very soft feel, same for the buttons, not much feedback, probably low spring tension.

Any designs out there I can work off of?

Found another pic of a very similar cabinet.

The one pictured below is obviously a single player cabinet but they are all the same.

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Re: Anyone have experience building 2-player fighter cabinets?
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2019, 11:36:52 pm »
To my knowledge those are mostly all Japanese style joysticks and buttons.  I believe the most common joystick on the fighters is the Sanwa JLF.  Good luck with the build!

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Re: Anyone have experience building 2-player fighter cabinets?
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2019, 12:14:54 am »
To my knowledge those are mostly all Japanese style joysticks and buttons.  I believe the most common joystick on the fighters is the Sanwa JLF.  Good luck with the build!

awesome, thanks.  Those definitely do look like the one in the picture.

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Re: Anyone have experience building 2-player fighter cabinets?
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2019, 01:34:59 am »
I don't know where you can find plans, but there have been a few members here that has built these types of cabs from scratch.

The best one I've seen here is SpaceHedgehog's Vewlix Slim:
http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,95907.0.html

There might be some tips in his build thread that can steer you in the right direction.

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Re: Anyone have experience building 2-player fighter cabinets?
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2019, 03:42:29 pm »
I don't know where you can find plans, but there have been a few members here that has built these types of cabs from scratch.

The best one I've seen here is SpaceHedgehog's Vewlix Slim:
http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,95907.0.html

There might be some tips in his build thread that can steer you in the right direction.

Wow, yea this is great!

Thanks, good find.

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Re: Anyone have experience building 2-player fighter cabinets?
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2019, 05:27:34 pm »
You're welcome.  If you do end up building one, please post your progress log in the Projects forum. It's always great to see these kind of cabs being built from scratch.  :cheers:

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Re: Anyone have experience building 2-player fighter cabinets?
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2019, 05:30:27 pm »
You're welcome.  If you do end up building one, please post your progress log in the Projects forum. It's always great to see these kind of cabs being built from scratch.  :cheers:

I will, but I promise it wont look anything like his.... lol

I think I prefer the cabinet in the picture I posted as opposed to the Viewlix, it is shorter.