Main Restorations Software Audio/Jukebox/MP3 Everything Else Buy/Sell/Trade
Project Announcements Monitor/Video GroovyMAME Merit/JVL Touchscreen Meet Up Retail Vendors
Driving & Racing Woodworking Software Support Forums Consoles Project Arcade Reviews
Automated Projects Artwork Frontend Support Forums Pinball Forum Discussion Old Boards
Raspberry Pi & Dev Board controls.dat Linux Miscellaneous Arcade Wiki Discussion Old Archives
Lightguns Arcade1Up --- Bug Reports --- Site News

Unread posts | New Replies | Recent posts | Rules | Chatroom | Wiki | File Repository | RSS | Submit news

  

Author Topic: 3/4 Ms. Pacman 4-Way Vertical Build w/ Dynamic Marquee  (Read 252 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

JdotFite

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 6
  • Last login:November 24, 2022, 03:25:02 pm
3/4 Ms. Pacman 4-Way Vertical Build w/ Dynamic Marquee
« on: November 20, 2022, 01:51:29 pm »
This is my take on the "perfect" 3/4 size cab. I "borrowed" the side profile shape from arcade1up's Ms. Pacman and added the height of the riser into the design.

I wanted to take a slightly different approach to the theme. Everyone has the massive list of games front and center. I wanted to feature the game and make the list secondary. It will probably be hard to see in the video below, but the game list is in an "instructions" card on the right side. Still a work in progress, but I think it works well for a smaller refined list of games. 

I spent the last couple weeks designing matching bezels for the 1600x1200 on the FP2007, recording preview videos and cleaning up marquee artwork for the 1280x390 on the LTA149B780F. I think I have gotten through about 40 games so far. I have some of this work up on GitHub and will update once I finish this cab.

Video of the dynamic marquee in action:



Hardware:

Cab is built from 1/2" MDF

Main monitor: Dell FP2007 20.1"

Dynamic Marquee: LTA149B780F
https://www.amazon.com/VSDISPLAY-LTA149B780F-Controller-M-NT68676-Raspberry/dp/B07QGBL568

Vinyl: I sent my designs to GulfCoastDecals on Etsy. Great guy to work with
https://www.etsy.com/shop/GulfCoastDecals

Coin door: X-Arcade
https://shop.xgaming.com/products/double-entry-arcade-coin-door-with-coin-mech

Joystick: Pac-Pro Leaf Switches (ggg)
https://groovygamegear.com/webstore/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=402

Buttons: CLASSX w/ True-Leaf Pro (ggg)
https://groovygamegear.com/webstore/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=361

USB Encoder: Zero Delay

Speakers: BRS40
https://www.amazon.com/BOSS-Audio-BRS40-Replacement-individually/dp/B001RNNX8K

Amplifier: DY-AP3015
https://www.aliexpress.us/item/2255799962145900.html

Pi 4


Software:

RetroPie

PieMarquee2 (losernator's fork)
https://github.com/rinalim/PieMarquee2

« Last Edit: November 20, 2022, 02:35:34 pm by JdotFite »

leapinlew

  • Some questionable things going on in this room with cheetos
  • Trade Count: (+4)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 7877
  • Last login:Yesterday at 11:20:13 pm
Re: 3/4 Ms. Pacman 4-Way Vertical Build w/ Dynamic Marquee
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2022, 08:58:53 pm »
Good work! You doing all the with a Pi? That's pretty awesome.

 :applaud:

javeryh

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 7815
  • Last login:November 30, 2022, 08:09:13 pm
Re: 3/4 Ms. Pacman 4-Way Vertical Build w/ Dynamic Marquee
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2022, 09:11:43 pm »
Hey - I saw this over on Reddit.  Amazing job.  Looks like you know your way around the shop and your attention to detail is top notch.  Some questions:

What happens when you boot up your cabinet?  Does it go straight to a game or game list? 

Is the video just attract mode or is that how you scroll through games?

When you "Exit" a game back to the list is there a "Retropie" menu or is it games only?  That's the one thing I cannot get past because inevitably one of my wiener kids will screw up the settings.

What do the 3 buttons under the control panel do?

I'd love to see another video of the cabinet in action from boot up to selecting a game to exiting back out to the list etc.

 :cheers:

JdotFite

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 6
  • Last login:November 24, 2022, 03:25:02 pm
Re: 3/4 Ms. Pacman 4-Way Vertical Build w/ Dynamic Marquee
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2022, 02:43:05 pm »
Hey - I saw this over on Reddit.  Amazing job.  Looks like you know your way around the shop and your attention to detail is top notch.  Some questions:

What happens when you boot up your cabinet?  Does it go straight to a game or game list? 

Is the video just attract mode or is that how you scroll through games?

When you "Exit" a game back to the list is there a "Retropie" menu or is it games only?  That's the one thing I cannot get past because inevitably one of my wiener kids will screw up the settings.

What do the 3 buttons under the control panel do?

I'd love to see another video of the cabinet in action from boot up to selecting a game to exiting back out to the list etc.

 :cheers:

Thanks guys!!  Let me try and answer those questions.

Yeah, so the video is the cabinet booting up.  It goes straight to the arcade gamelist.  Yep, I am scrolling through the games off screen with a controller.  I wasn't going to have an actual gamelist, but when I got to 40 games, I decided it would be helpful.  The game list is in the instructions card on the right overtop of the bezel that you can see stays when I am scrolling through the games list in the video, if that makes sense.

When you exit, you get thrown back to the arcade gamelist, right where you were.   You can set retropie to boot into a specific systems gamelist in the settings.  I know what you mean, my kids were into the retropie settings like 2 seconds after I booted it up the first time. Locking everything down is actually the next item on my list of to dos.  I did turn off the press any button to change emulator settings as they would mash buttons while a rom was loading and that menu would pop up.

The three buttons are just the admin buttons.  Something like, from left to right, 1p coin, pause, 2p coin.  Maybe for adding favorites or removing them in ES.  I was hoping to use the middle button as a hot key.  Hold down middle press left button to exit game.  Something along those lines. 

Here is the video you asked for:



« Last Edit: November 24, 2022, 03:25:55 pm by JdotFite »