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Re: Gil's No Name Mame Cabinet
« Reply #160 on: February 08, 2019, 08:41:09 am »
So I'm assuming I cannot get the nice far right image with the TV I found.  If I figure out how to get RGB directly off this Magnavox would it be closest to the RGB over YUV image which was 2nd best?

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Re: Gil's No Name Mame Cabinet
« Reply #161 on: February 08, 2019, 08:41:58 am »
So I'm assuming I cannot get the nice far right image with the TV I found.  If I figure out how to get RGB directly off this Magnavox would it be closest to the RGB over YUV image which was 2nd best?

See my edit on previous post.  Arcade games didnít use PVMís just good old standard CRTís with RGB connections.  And if you modded the TV to accept the RGB signal directly youíd get exactly that.
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Re: Gil's No Name Mame Cabinet
« Reply #162 on: February 08, 2019, 08:51:49 am »
Thanks.  I just searched for Sony PVM 20 on eBay and you can tell they know who they are targeting when they have "Retro Gaming" in the description.  At those prices yeah I think I'll research how to improve this TV.

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Re: Gil's No Name Mame Cabinet
« Reply #163 on: February 08, 2019, 08:59:04 am »
Thanks.  I just searched for Sony PVM 20 on eBay and you can tell they know who they are targeting when they have "Retro Gaming" in the description.  At those prices yeah I think I'll research how to improve this TV.

Yeah, thereís clearly a lot of people that got turned onto the PVM thing and the markups are huge.  While I donít have one to compare Iíve read a lot of people that prefer standard CRTís cause the PVM scanlines can be (depending on the model) really thick, and not authentic to what we experienced in the Arcades.
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Re: Gil's No Name Mame Cabinet
« Reply #164 on: February 10, 2019, 07:19:48 pm »
Thanks.  I just searched for Sony PVM 20 on eBay and you can tell they know who they are targeting when they have "Retro Gaming" in the description.  At those prices yeah I think I'll research how to improve this TV.

Yeah, thereís clearly a lot of people that got turned onto the PVM thing and the markups are huge.  While I donít have one to compare Iíve read a lot of people that prefer standard CRTís cause the PVM scanlines can be (depending on the model) really thick, and not authentic to what we experienced in the Arcades.

I have crt arcade monitors and broadcast monitors and I like them both for different reasons. The broadcast monitors are technically excellent with great geometry, amazing contrast and sharpness. The arcade monitors look more like what I remember from the arcades but picky players notice geometry issues at the edges sometimes.

You can still buy new CRT arcade monitors and that alone makes them worth a look over some 20 year-old heavily used pro monitor. I picked up a new 27" crt tri-sync recently to keep as a spare.

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Re: Gil's No Name Mame Cabinet
« Reply #165 on: February 10, 2019, 07:35:13 pm »
I need it to fit a Robotron bezel so 27" might be pushing it.

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Re: Gil's No Name Mame Cabinet
« Reply #166 on: April 15, 2020, 04:59:23 pm »
Is that inner frame made out of 1x4 or 1x6? I like the idea of building an inner frame. Is it sturdy?

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Re: Gil's No Name Mame Cabinet
« Reply #167 on: April 15, 2020, 11:12:50 pm »
Is that inner frame made out of 1x4 or 1x6? I like the idea of building an inner frame. Is it sturdy?

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Pretty sturdy.  You really need the outer panels to tighten it up though.

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Re: Gil's No Name Mame Cabinet
« Reply #168 on: April 16, 2020, 01:57:38 am »
Is that inner frame made out of 1x4 or 1x6? I like the idea of building an inner frame. Is it sturdy?

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Pretty sturdy.  You really need the outer panels to tighten it up though.
Thanks! Do you have a pic of the finished machine you could post?

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Re: Gil's No Name Mame Cabinet
« Reply #169 on: April 16, 2020, 09:42:45 am »
]Thanks! Do you have a pic of the finished machine you could post?

Nope...all progress has been posted. :)

I never decided on final artwork then I built a Robotron cabinet and now I'm building a Joust cabinet.  Its a little hard to go back to MAME once you play on original cabinets with CRTs and I pretty much just play Robotron daily.

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Re: Gil's No Name Mame Cabinet
« Reply #170 on: April 16, 2020, 11:08:38 am »
]Thanks! Do you have a pic of the finished machine you could post?

Nope...all progress has been posted. :)

I never decided on final artwork then I built a Robotron cabinet and now I'm building a Joust cabinet.  Its a little hard to go back to MAME once you play on original cabinets with CRTs and I pretty much just play Robotron daily.
Lol understand! Thanks!

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Re: Gil's No Name Mame Cabinet
« Reply #171 on: May 04, 2022, 09:57:10 pm »
For the guys I was talking to at ZapCon....here's that artwork I was talking about and the stack of gold coins that drove me crazy.  Put a lot of work in since I got back.  I only need to finish the castle wall background but its got a ton of detail lines in it.  The only thing I did not draw in that scene is the Daphne character.


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Re: Gil's No Name Mame Cabinet
« Reply #172 on: May 04, 2022, 11:41:47 pm »
HAS been a while since you were really working on this, hasn't it?!  :lol
This is awesome.
I have always wanted to fall in love with Dragon's Lair but couldn't justify the quarters BITD and I don't know enough about it to get into it apparently.
Maybe watching somebody play it well would be the catalyst?!
I have that whole single file load of it somewhere.

I feel you on the MAME cabinet thing Gil.
The more fpga based cabinets I build the more my desired games to play list shrinks.

Still a bunch of games I will happily rely on the MAME boxes for (because the whole thing really is remarkable) but I have found myself turning on the other machines more frequently recently.

I've always been staunchly opposed to playing things with the controls half-assed relative to original so it makes for interesting swappable multi-panel thoughts at this point.
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Re: Gil's No Name Mame Cabinet
« Reply #173 on: May 06, 2022, 11:47:30 am »
Really nice artwork    :notworthy: :notworthy:
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Re: Gil's No Name Mame Cabinet
« Reply #174 on: May 06, 2022, 04:55:38 pm »
Yep I feel the same way.  I love the stuff I put my heart into building and I love acquiring originals.  I am determined to finish this Mame can now.  But I also picked up a new addition to my collection yesterday. This cabinet was at ZapCon and the previous owner is local to me.




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Re: Gil's No Name Mame Cabinet
« Reply #175 on: May 06, 2022, 07:56:50 pm »
Nice.

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Re: Gil's No Name Mame Cabinet
« Reply #176 on: May 07, 2022, 02:17:02 am »
Nice score Gil.
That thing looks damn near perfect.

Keep at it with the mame cab!
What is the CP layout you decided on for that anyway?
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Re: Gil's No Name Mame Cabinet
« Reply #177 on: May 07, 2022, 03:50:15 pm »
The control panel photo is in post #133.  Basically 2 player with 4 buttons per joystick. I donít play fighting games.  And I have a center trackball and up top I have a section designed for Tempest and Asteroids


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Re: Gil's No Name Mame Cabinet
« Reply #178 on: May 10, 2022, 10:55:14 am »
That's a beautiful DK cab,  perfect when you swap out those buttons.  I'm jealous.

Impressed with your custom Dragon's Lair artwork too.  There's so much detail.  Keep at it.  :applaud:
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Re: Gil's No Name Mame Cabinet
« Reply #179 on: May 10, 2022, 11:51:48 am »
That DK looks awesome.  My favorite cabinet design - the colors and the shape and the art are all perfect.