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Author Topic: X-Men 4-player [done]  (Read 22184 times)

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Re: X-Men 4-player [done]
« Reply #80 on: September 03, 2021, 04:07:22 pm »
A mighty fine looking cab you have there  :applaud:
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Re: X-Men 4-player [done]
« Reply #81 on: September 26, 2021, 10:46:15 am »
I'm wondering if the depth of the cab was primarily to fit the display.  It's actually pretty loyal to the original in terms of how deep CRT cabs were...so was the depth used to mimic the original or to fit the slanted angle of the LCD?

I wanted an authentic looking cab, and found build plans that match the original cabinet (https://www.classicarcadecabinets.com/x-men-4-player.html). Then I made an accurate SketchUp model of it, and started to try out various screens and how that would look and fit. A rotated 16:9 screen seemed the only way possible to get close to a 25" 4:3 picture. If this had not fit, then I would have not build this cab, but would have probably opted to do a Tempest build instead ;)

Note that I only a few actual changes to the design:
1. I pushed the back panel slightly inwards, as otherwise the pocket screws would end up interfering with the t-molding.
2. I added casters at the back
3. The control panel construction differs, as the original design was crazy complicated

In the end I do need most of this depth to make the screen fit, though I could probably removed 5cm or so, but then the original artwork would have no longer fit ...

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Re: X-Men 4-player [done]
« Reply #82 on: October 04, 2021, 12:23:30 pm »
who wants to start selling this kit

lets go lol :notworthy:

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Re: X-Men 4-player [done]
« Reply #83 on: November 26, 2021, 02:40:25 pm »
who wants to start selling this kit

lets go lol :notworthy:

:lol that made me laugh

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Re: X-Men 4-player [done]
« Reply #84 on: December 30, 2021, 08:03:42 am »
House renovation time. Movers are coming later today to pick up and store the cab and everything else really. Somewhat nervous about it, as last time I had to move, my Magneto cab's side art got damaged. Would hate to have that happen to this cab.

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Re: X-Men 4-player [done]
« Reply #85 on: December 30, 2021, 09:09:29 am »
I remember being very impressed with your Magneto build. Just came across this one now.
Awesome job. Clean from start to finish.

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Re: X-Men 4-player [done]
« Reply #86 on: December 30, 2021, 02:29:25 pm »
Thanks! Doing this for the third time now, means I am a lot more confident. I also learned to take it slow(er), and with better tools am able to be more precise with less hassle.

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Re: X-Men 4-player [done]
« Reply #87 on: January 14, 2022, 05:52:19 pm »
Great job Edekoning, the wood work on this was top notch!!

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Re: X-Men 4-player [done]
« Reply #88 on: August 03, 2022, 10:59:05 pm »
Stumbled on your build browsing through the forum. Awesome job it looks amazing!
I have a question related to the wood joinery, I'm just getting started with wood working.
I always thought the purpose of the batons was to add more support between the two pieces of wood the baton was adjacent to.
I see that you have both pocket hole screws and batons (like in the pic below). Is there a particular reason to use both?


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Re: X-Men 4-player [done]
« Reply #89 on: September 18, 2022, 08:31:03 am »
So I did not really trust pocket screws, feared thing would drift while I was screwing things down :o
Hey it was the first really using them for something that mattered and I did not want to screw up.
Hence I added these batons that allowed me to align and clamp down the wood panel that I wanted to attach.

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Re: X-Men 4-player [done]
« Reply #90 on: January 24, 2023, 08:04:00 pm »
Hey edekoning - been rereading some old(ish) builds I really liked and was wondering if there is a guide somewhere showing how to get MAME to output the image to your rotated monitor rxactly where you want it or maybe it's a simple setting in MAME itself?  Are you able to fine tune the location?

Love this build!   :cheers: