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Star Wars arcade with Bench - preorder coming $499
« on: April 25, 2020, 01:24:36 pm »
This was in the works, and will probably be delayed:



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Re: Star Wars arcade with Bench - preorder coming $499
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2020, 09:40:42 am »
preorder is here:
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Star-Wars-Arcade-With-Bench-Seat-Arcade1Up/248851348

the empire strikes back marquee is probably just an early prototype.

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Re: Star Wars arcade with Bench - preorder coming $499
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2020, 09:11:50 am »
By the look of the picture, I wonder how comfortable it might be. Imagine hands/arms need to reach out to the yoke, but not really much space for legs.

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Re: Star Wars arcade with Bench - preorder coming $499
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2020, 09:21:42 am »
By the look of the picture, I wonder how comfortable it might be. Imagine hands/arms need to reach out to the yoke, but not really much space for legs.

the distance is adjustable.

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Re: Star Wars arcade with Bench - preorder coming $499
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2020, 11:40:34 am »
By the look of the picture, I wonder how comfortable it might be. Imagine hands/arms need to reach out to the yoke, but not really much space for legs.

the distance is adjustable.

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I'm aware of that. But the further you move the seat back, the further the hands have to reach. In a car like setup you would place legs beneith steering wheel/console, which here is not possible due to closed kickplate

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Re: Star Wars arcade with Bench - preorder coming $499
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2020, 12:01:56 pm »
By the look of the picture, I wonder how comfortable it might be. Imagine hands/arms need to reach out to the yoke, but not really much space for legs.

the distance is adjustable.

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I'm aware of that. But the further you move the seat back, the further the hands have to reach. In a car like setup you would place legs beneith steering wheel/console, which here is not possible due to closed kickplate

FIgure if you are modding it to make a driving cab - opening the kick plate area for your legs to go beneath the wheel is just another part of the mod that could be done if you wanted !

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Re: Star Wars arcade with Bench - preorder coming $499
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2020, 01:07:41 pm »
Yeah but you shouldn't have to mod a $500 cabinet just to make it useable.  This whole bench mode thing is just a half-assed afterthought that I doubt any of the creators even bothered to sit on the prototype before it went into production. 

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Star Wars arcade with Bench - preorder coming $499
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2020, 03:03:50 pm »
Yeah but you shouldn't have to mod a $500 cabinet just to make it useable.  This whole bench mode thing is just a half-assed afterthought that I doubt any of the creators even bothered to sit on the prototype before it went into production.
Arcade1Up enthusiasts are willingly used to it by now.
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Re: Star Wars arcade with Bench - preorder coming $499
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2020, 10:50:20 am »

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Re: Star Wars arcade with Bench - preorder coming $499
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2020, 08:44:59 am »
So...I've been out of the game for a bit since my cab is done and it's just minor software tweaks for me most of the time.  But, what's the current status re: Star Wars Yoke or replacements?  Aside from the RAM Controls debacle, I'm not aware of a solution and it seems if the cab can be had for $100 or less, it might be worth for the yoke (assuming a rebuild) alone.   

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Re: Star Wars arcade with Bench - preorder coming $499
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2020, 11:00:24 am »
what's the current status re: Star Wars Yoke or replacements?  Aside from the RAM Controls debacle, I'm not aware of a solution
There's the Alan-1 yoke that's arguably a slight improvement over the original Atari controller.   ;D

https://alan-1.com/product/alan-1-star-wars-flight-yoke/

Personally, I'd use a $5 Arduino Pro Micro with the KADE miniArcade 2.0 firmware (related post and tutorial link here) instead of their $99 USB encoder here.  YMMV.


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Re: Star Wars arcade with Bench - preorder coming $499
« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2020, 02:15:25 pm »
People are getting their shipments now:



The blue LED backlighting was visible in earlier videos, but not pointed out.

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Re: Star Wars arcade with Bench - preorder coming $499
« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2020, 10:33:17 pm »
Picture of assembled unit:



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Re: Star Wars arcade with Bench - preorder coming $499
« Reply #14 on: June 02, 2020, 06:23:37 am »
review of the bench:




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Re: Star Wars arcade with Bench - preorder coming $499
« Reply #15 on: June 04, 2020, 09:46:44 am »