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Author Topic: Counter Top Help, was *Bartop Help*  (Read 1272 times)

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Counter Top Help, was *Bartop Help*
« on: June 01, 2004, 09:15:19 pm »
Ok, First off, Hi, I am reptone.

Now that thats out of the way, can someone get me a tutorial on how to convert an old (not touchscreen) counter top Video Poker/ Trivia machine into a Jamma machine? This is gonna be my new project, I am really exited....
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Re:Bartop Help
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2004, 10:16:47 pm »
Pics of the machine would help.
Curls in the squat rack !?!?!

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Re:Bartop Help
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2004, 12:21:52 am »
First thing you need is a Jamma harness. Next thing is the game cabinet's existing power supply might be too small of output rating (only 5 amps on the +5 volt line). You'll want to upgrade the power supply to at least an 11 amp rating if it is not already.

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Re:Bartop Help
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2004, 02:04:13 pm »
Pics of the machine would help.

Well, something like these (these are not mine, just stock photo from ebay)


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Re:Bartop Help
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2004, 02:06:29 pm »
and make it into something like this:
(I will be using a different game, it will probably have joysticks (yep, maybe two players if I can fit them in))

Also, how much do you think it will cost me?

I changed the title so people dont get confused with the Bartop type games. I was wrong in naming them.
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Re: Counter Top Help, was *Bartop Help*
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2004, 07:52:38 pm »
So is it gonna be easy?

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Re: Counter Top Help, was *Bartop Help*
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2004, 08:15:21 pm »
As ken said, buy a jamma harness, arcade power supply (if one not already in there) wire up the buttons/joysticks to the appropriate pin on the jamma harness and away you go--should be fairly straight forward.  How much it costs depends on how much you have to work with and how much you want to do--without knowing both, there's no way we can say.  I'd be interested to see how you make out--seems like a neat idea although 2 players is pushing it i think.
its better to not post and be thought a fool, then to whip out your keyboard and remove all doubt...

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Re: Counter Top Help, was *Bartop Help*
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2004, 08:25:08 pm »
why not mame it?

not much space inside? why not stick one of these Mini-ITX motherboards in it.

http://www.mini-itx.com/

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Re: Counter Top Help, was *Bartop Help*
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2004, 10:16:11 pm »
why not mame it?


Ah, the easy question. Because I want to say its real, not just a pc in a box with a mini monitor.


The Jamma harness, how do I hook that up to the monitor (and controls I am quite new at this.)
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Re: Counter Top Help, was *Bartop Help*
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2004, 07:02:10 am »
Maybe you had better start over and tell us exactly what it is you are working with--whats in the countertop you are converting?  is there a monitor in there, power supply etc?

do a google search on jamma pinout and you'll see what pins are what in the harness.
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Re: Counter Top Help, was *Bartop Help*
« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2004, 07:58:14 am »
I think the "why not mame it" came from the sad fact that with a cab that small VERY few real game boards will fit in a cab that small.
Curls in the squat rack !?!?!

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Re: Counter Top Help, was *Bartop Help*
« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2004, 10:55:02 am »
The 3-in-one, 4-in-one, etc. Jamma classics the electronicamuse@aol.com sells would fit perfectly in small cabs like that as the board is only 8" by 8" and it's Jamma.

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Re: Counter Top Help, was *Bartop Help*
« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2004, 09:20:11 pm »
Maybe you had better start over and tell us exactly what it is you are working with--whats in the countertop you are converting?  is there a monitor in there, power supply etc?

do a google search on jamma pinout and you'll see what pins are what in the harness.

Well, I need to get one. I was just about to ask what is the best countertop that I can get?  If there was just a monitor and a powersupply, what else would I need?