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UAII Cabinet + SlikStik w/ Overlay + 27" TV
« on: January 16, 2007, 09:14:23 am »
I have finished my first MAME cabinet using the UAII kit, SlikStik controls, and a 27" TV.



I spent months researching which components to buy, the best emulators for consoles games, and finding the perfect front loader.  Please read my full article here:

http://www.tmsoft.com/article-arcade.htm

Let me know what you think!

Cheers,
Todd

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Re: UAII Cabinet + SlikStik w/ Overlay + 27" TV
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2007, 09:16:16 am »
Sorry I posted this so many times, the forums kept giving me an error and telling me to retry even though the post went through!  Hopefully the admin won't think I'm spamming :o

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Re: UAII Cabinet + SlikStik w/ Overlay + 27" TV
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2007, 09:37:01 am »
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How to build your own Arcade System
1/22/2007


According to this, you haven't built your cabinet yet.  :P

Seriously, good job. Looks great.

Btw, posts have been erroring for me like that too.
Charlie Brown: I'm still hoping that yesterday will get better.

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Re: UAII Cabinet + SlikStik w/ Overlay + 27" TV
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2007, 04:19:03 pm »
Excellent write up!  It's nice to see the example Toshiba + bezel working together, since

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Re: UAII Cabinet + SlikStik w/ Overlay + 27" TV
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2007, 12:35:43 am »
This cabinet looked so good that I decided to copy it exactly (I hope you don't mind).  I just orderd all of the parts in your instructions except the computer, TV, and speakers.  You should get a commission!  Some of the parts cost a little more than you listed including shipping.  So far, everything cost around $1400 shipped.  I felt like this is a good deal compared to buying a slikstik cabinet/controller combo for $1700 + $90 for the overlay + $300 shipping = $2100.

Originally, I was going to go with the overlay and marquee with characters on it, but after looking at other MAME box pictures on the internet, I decided that looked too gaudy and tacky.  No offense, but the mame marquee with lighting bolts seemed pretty dorky to me.  However, I could not deny how awesome your box looked, so I decided I better not risk anything and just copy exactly what you did.

The one thing I realized maybe is missing from your setup is plexiglass over the TV.  To me, that seems like an important feature.  Is there a good way to include it with this setup?

Thanks!

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Re: UAII Cabinet + SlikStik w/ Overlay + 27" TV
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2007, 10:55:37 am »
Looks awesome.  I'm wondering how well that SlikStick panel works for Robotron?  It seems like the joysticks are too far apart.

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Re: UAII Cabinet + SlikStik w/ Overlay + 27" TV
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2007, 02:52:25 pm »
Great write up!  And the cab looks really good too. 

How is the TV mounted in the cab?  Is it decased, etc?

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Re: UAII Cabinet + SlikStik w/ Overlay + 27" TV
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2007, 05:53:49 pm »
Just wanted to say thanks for posting your original article.  It inspired me to build my own MAME cabinet.  I had originally considered purchasing a Golden Tee game but I was appalled at the prices.

Your article convinced me that I could take on as much (or as little) as I wanted.  I ended up building an Ultimate Arcade II after ordering plans.  I'm still customizing everything but hope to be done by Thanksgiving.

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Re: UAII Cabinet + SlikStik w/ Overlay + 27" TV
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2007, 07:09:52 pm »
Great write-up. Another to add to my favorites ...  :applaud: