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Author Topic: Can anyone recommend a prebuilt Arcade Racing Mame cabinet  (Read 845 times)

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Iím looking for something that is more Arcade than Sim style setup.

The closest thing I could find was over at monsterarcades.com, but I want something that is more Arcade like, I really want to be able to drop in coins.

I guess if I drop the coin requirement then the monsterarcades one fits the bill but I want to consider other recommendations first.

Building myself is not an option, Iím possibly looking for two to link, would love to hear what you recommend.

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Re: Can anyone recommend a prebuilt Arcade Racing Mame cabinet
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2020, 11:09:49 pm »
Find two actual arcade machines and convert them.  There aren't any good pre-built arcade racing cockpits out there.

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Re: Can anyone recommend a prebuilt Arcade Racing Mame cabinet
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2020, 09:18:01 am »
Iím looking for something that is more Arcade than Sim style setup.

The closest thing I could find was over at monsterarcades.com, but I want something that is more Arcade like, I really want to be able to drop in coins.

I guess if I drop the coin requirement then the monsterarcades one fits the bill but I want to consider other recommendations first.

Building myself is not an option, Iím possibly looking for two to link, would love to hear what you recommend.

 Where are you located?

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Re: Can anyone recommend a prebuilt Arcade Racing Mame cabinet
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2020, 10:09:07 am »
Iím looking for something that is more Arcade than Sim style setup.

The closest thing I could find was over at monsterarcades.com, but I want something that is more Arcade like, I really want to be able to drop in coins.

I guess if I drop the coin requirement then the monsterarcades one fits the bill but I want to consider other recommendations first.

Building myself is not an option, Iím possibly looking for two to link, would love to hear what you recommend.

 Where are you located?
Canada, near Montreal.

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Re: Can anyone recommend a prebuilt Arcade Racing Mame cabinet
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2020, 12:43:49 pm »
What do you guys think of this from Monster Arcades, not sure where the PC would fit and unfortunately they canít modify to add a coin door.

I would remove the cup holder because I would not want beverages near the game.

Product Description
https://www.monsterarcades.com/racing-simulator-

Video walk through of build and components


Video of gameplay
https://www.facebook.com/135734729847/posts/10159778596314848/?vh=e&d=n

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Re: Can anyone recommend a prebuilt Arcade Racing Mame cabinet
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2020, 12:54:39 pm »
What do you guys think of this from Monster Arcades, not sure where the PC would fit and unfortunately they canít modify to add a coin door.

I would remove the cup holder because I would not want beverages near the game.

Product Description
https://www.monsterarcades.com/racing-simulator-

Video walk through of build and components


Video of gameplay
https://www.facebook.com/135734729847/posts/10159778596314848/?vh=e&d=n

Looks generic and uninspired IMO. Do what Howard said and get a real sit-down cab and convert it. Preferably a used Virtua Racing or Daytona USA sitdown deluve cab. Much easier and cooler.  If I ever move and get enough space I'm getting either a VR or Indy 500 sitdown deluxe cab.

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Re: Can anyone recommend a prebuilt Arcade Racing Mame cabinet
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2020, 04:52:13 pm »
I suppose it's functional, but it sure is ugly. 

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Re: Can anyone recommend a prebuilt Arcade Racing Mame cabinet
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2020, 03:48:15 pm »
They probably expect you to just put the PC beside the unit :) You could obviously Lose the cupholder and build a computer holder / coinbox and it would definitely be functional.
Question is what'ss the price coz I doubt it will be cheap and even in the UK we can still get deals on Real Sit down racing machines :) So if was me I would go with a real sit down cab.

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Re: Can anyone recommend a prebuilt Arcade Racing Mame cabinet
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2020, 04:18:36 pm »
I'm not sure why you really want a coin door.  I know this is blasphemy, but the best racers are the modern ones, not those in the arcade.  Most of the stuff prior to the 3d era doesn't hold up well other than a quick 5 minute playthrough or something.  The regular old pc racers are even better.  There are exceptions of course, but not many. 

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Re: Can anyone recommend a prebuilt Arcade Racing Mame cabinet
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2020, 10:20:10 am »
I'm not sure why you really want a coin door.  I know this is blasphemy, but the best racers are the modern ones, not those in the arcade.  Most of the stuff prior to the 3d era doesn't hold up well other than a quick 5 minute playthrough or something.  The regular old pc racers are even better.  There are exceptions of course, but not many.
Donít crush my dream, lol. I hear you, Iíve actually avoided playing any mame games on my PC for fear that Iíll be disappointed and it wonít live up to what I remember.

I actually checked some online sales in a few cities around me, and itís a bad market for arcade cabinets where I am, linked VR racers are like 7K.

I could give up the coin door requirement, would you have anything to recommend that is not an arcade cabinet but would look great and function well for both old and new?

Iíve seen some of those rigs that have hydraulics, those look fun. But not sure if they are stupid expensive.

Personally Iím not a sim racer person, but I do love a good arcade racer, those newer racing games running on TeknoParrot look great and they are current as well.

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Re: Can anyone recommend a prebuilt Arcade Racing Mame cabinet
« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2020, 11:07:00 am »
Well if you aren't willing/able to build then an old sega racing cabinet is really your best option.  There isn't anything on the market for pc racing that doesn't lean heavily towards the sim side of the hobby.  Did you look at my build?  Yeah getting the details takes time, but as for the shell itself I churned that out in a weekend.  Couple of 2x4's and a couple sheets of plywood and I was off to the races.  I just eyeballed mine from pics, but the plans for the official version are for sale. 

I do believe there is a hydraulic rig on amazon but I think that's a couple thousand. 

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Re: Can anyone recommend a prebuilt Arcade Racing Mame cabinet
« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2020, 11:45:54 am »
I'm not sure why you really want a coin door.  I know this is blasphemy, but the best racers are the modern ones, not those in the arcade.  Most of the stuff prior to the 3d era doesn't hold up well other than a quick 5 minute playthrough or something.  The regular old pc racers are even better.  There are exceptions of course, but not many.

As someone that has been on a retro kick lately, and have added dozens upon dozens of old sprite based arcade racers to my LaunchBox library, I can wholeheartedly attest to this. Despite the nostalgia I find myself always going back to the racers that came post Virtua Racing.....Daytona USA, Scud Race, Ridge Racer, Wangan Midnight, etc. Those are the golden years IMHO.

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Re: Can anyone recommend a prebuilt Arcade Racing Mame cabinet
« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2020, 11:22:29 pm »
I mean don't get me wrong there are a few that stand out.  The sega super scalers, particularly the later ones, hold up pretty well.  I would just suggest you optimize your build for new stuff rather than old stuff.... in other words get a decent pc, use a lcd panel for a monitor, ect...

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Re: Can anyone recommend a prebuilt Arcade Racing Mame cabinet
« Reply #13 on: June 03, 2020, 03:34:06 am »
https://www.dave-techguy.com/racing-sim

Has a more arcade look, and he ships world wide.

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Re: Can anyone recommend a prebuilt Arcade Racing Mame cabinet
« Reply #14 on: June 03, 2020, 09:06:07 am »
Only $2,300 us. :)

But.... it's actually pretty sweet I have to say. 

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Re: Can anyone recommend a prebuilt Arcade Racing Mame cabinet
« Reply #15 on: June 03, 2020, 09:06:30 am »
That shifter on the left though....  :o

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Re: Can anyone recommend a prebuilt Arcade Racing Mame cabinet
« Reply #16 on: June 03, 2020, 09:17:58 am »
Well he asked for pre-built.

That will not be cheap unless you want a garbage pile cab.

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Re: Can anyone recommend a prebuilt Arcade Racing Mame cabinet
« Reply #17 on: June 03, 2020, 09:23:22 am »
Only $2,300 us. :)

But.... it's actually pretty sweet I have to say.
And I can only imagine the cost of international shipping.

It certainly looks more arcade like though.

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Re: Can anyone recommend a prebuilt Arcade Racing Mame cabinet
« Reply #18 on: June 03, 2020, 01:42:18 pm »
Eh that seat is entirely too close.  Before you mention that it's adjustable, I mean the bench that it sits on is too close, so even if you adjust it back you'll hit the bottoms of your legs on the bench. 

Also what is it about people not angling the pedals properly?  Look on any sim rig and those pedals would be mounted to a board on a steep angle... to get it closer to real life.  Pc pedals aren't angled properly out of the box.  I've still got to build that part of my cab.