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'Shelfcade' will evolve into.. [G-Lix]
« on: January 25, 2023, 07:27:44 pm »
Hello!
This is the thread for my G-Lix Arcade Project

A Stand Up Vewlix-style Arcade Cabinet I will design and build during my free time

 :cheers:

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I want to create the whole electronic inside before thinking about how the Cabinet will look like and make sure everything is right and I don't forget anything
So starting my project with an LCD Monitor Marquee (28in/1920x360/60hz) I bought from Wisecoco
My goal is to make everything based on the length of this Marquee

LCD Marquee



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Re: 'Shelfcade' will evolve into.. [G-Lix]
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2023, 06:21:43 am »
Cool.  How much are those things going for these days?  Im a big fan of dynamic marquees.

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Re: 'Shelfcade' will evolve into.. [G-Lix]
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2023, 08:24:59 am »
Cool.  How much are those things going for these days?  Im a big fan of dynamic marquees.

It's around 400$ for a 28 Inch/1920x360/60hz Imported from China so cost might vary depending on your location
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Re: 'Shelfcade' will evolve into.. [G-Lix]
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2023, 01:43:10 pm »
Cool.  How much are those things going for these days?  Im a big fan of dynamic marquees.

It's around 400$ for a 28 Inch/1920x360/60hz Imported from China so cost might vary depending on your location

Damn - a little steep for me so I'll continue to mask used monitors for my dynamic marquees.  Looking forward to seeing how your project takes shape.   :cheers:

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Re: 'Shelfcade' will evolve into.. [G-Lix]
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2023, 09:25:00 pm »
[G-Lix] Update 01
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Bought the Main Monitor 31.5in 1440p/75hz IPS VESA-compatible from Acer
Refurbished on Ebay, directly from the manufacturer, you can save a lot by doing this on many products actually (and they are all often litterally new)

With Street Fighter 6 and Tekken 8 incoming, my goal with this Arcade is also to be able to play current games and locking frame rate at 75

I specifically bought a 31.5in so it fits as close as possible the length of the Marquee
Marquee is being sold as a 28in Monitor and this new one as a 31.5in but we all know this is the size of the diagonal
I used this website (www.displaywars.com) before buying it to make sure I know what is the exact size of the length without Bezel, so really pixel to pixel
So with a 31.5in, you get a length of 27.45in and the Marquee has a length of 27.50in so a very small difference of 0.05 (0.025 on each sides) for a visually perfect alignement

It also needed to be VESA compatible as this is how I will mount the monitor to the MDF panel behind

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Re: 'Shelfcade' will evolve into.. [G-Lix]
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2023, 12:00:42 am »
[G-Lix] Update 02
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Made a G-Lix Logo based on the Vewlix one might not be final but I like it 8)
Will put this at some point on the Arcade



Monitor Resolution: 2560x1440
Marquee Resolution: 1920x360
2560 / 1920 = 1.3333 ratio difference

So If I want any content to have the same size on both screens when looking at it Anything I create in 2560x1440 would need to be downscaled by 75% (100/1.3333=75)



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Re: 'Shelfcade' will evolve into.. [G-Lix]
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2023, 03:12:41 pm »
[G-Lix] Update 03
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Hi! 8)

Update on my Arcade Cabinet Design v1
This is still Work In Progress, but I'm pretty much set on what the overall look of the G-Lix Cab should be

Inspired by Vewlix cabs, but Stand-up + a Marquee/Top that reminds the American style and some T-Molding at the Bottom
Modeled in Blender using a scene set with real scale values this is mostly 3/4 MDF
I could export it as vector SVG but I will probably redo everything in Fusion360 as I want to have clean file for CNC



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Some features :
Cup holders
5-1/4" Speakers
Functional Coin Doors (microswitches for P1/P2)
LCD Marquee

This is about 6ft H

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Re: 'Shelfcade' will evolve into.. [G-Lix]
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2023, 03:11:03 am »
Looking very good so far 8)

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Re: 'Shelfcade' will evolve into.. [G-Lix]
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2023, 11:59:55 am »
Looking very good so far 8)
Thanks!
Still a long way to go before I have it playable in my living room but I like where it's going

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Re: 'Shelfcade' will evolve into.. [G-Lix]
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2023, 05:13:57 pm »
[G-Lix] Update 04
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Hi!  8)

I built a 1st version of the Control Panel and also the PC I will be using
Control panel is mainly just to test the electronic and placement etc - PCB is an I-PAC2 - this will evolve as I have already changed some stuff - hardware except the Joysticks (JLF-TPRG-8BYT-SK) are spare parts I had




I built a powerful PC as I mainly want to play current games - I'm using BigBox for the front end - I plan on creating a custom Theme later that fits better an Arcade UI (way later)
Specs:
CPU-Intel 13th gen / GPU-3080ti
2TB Nvme for OS/BigBox/Current games
6TB for all other Mame games, console emus etc
Alpine SPE-5000 speakers + Basic Amp


I also made some custom Marquee art - I plan on doing this for many games and probably animate some of them also later and make them available




My next step is to build 2 GUN4IR Lightguns :)
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Re: 'Shelfcade' will evolve into.. [G-Lix]
« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2023, 02:37:15 pm »
[G-Lix] Update 05
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Hi !

Finally got my hands on the great GUN4IR system from JayBee and built a 1st Namco GunCon1 with a couple of Custom Mods to be 3D printed
It has a Rumble + Recoil + 3 Extra Buttons

Free 3D Parts I made if you want to do this DIY mod :

Solenoid Socket : https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:5967201
Rumble Socket : https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:6012495
GX16 Connector Adapter : https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:6040053
Fisheye Lens Adapter : https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:5998635

I now know pretty much everything on how to build these so I can finally go back to my actual Cabinet project :applaud:
I plan on creating a custom Gun later on - TBC




 8)
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