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Author Topic: My new Mame Machine (resurrecting dead games) {update w/ photos}  (Read 3300 times)

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Hey everyone, I have been a lurker of these forums for a while now and have gotten a ton of useful information about building my own arcade. So Iíd like to thank you all for documenting all of your hardwork. Since this forum has helped me so much I  have decided to register and give back to this forum. I have collected all of my parts and have just started to put my mame machine together. The design that I went with was a slimmer machine and has similarities to Knievelís Neon Mame machine.

The Products that I am putting into this machine are:

Emachines T3642 :
 -2.6GHz AMD Athlon 64 4000+ processor
 -250GB Hard Drive
 -2GB of RAM
 -Nvidia GeForce 8300gs Graphics Card

Logitech X-240 speakers

HP L2025 20" LCD 4:3 monitor

X-arcade Tankstick
 (I wish now that I wouldnít have bought this because after buying the Project Arcade Book and    reading these forums, I know that I could build the controls myself. Well thereís always the next   project.)

I have also decided to build a small cabinet to go behind the X-arcade Tankstick so I can access the buttons on the back and also hold two logitech playstation controllers for other games and emulators.

Below is the plans that Iím using and also some pictures of my progress.

Here are the Plans


Picture of the machine, controller and monitor



Picture of cabinet open but not hinged yet



Close up on speaker holes



Back side of speaker holes, where I routed out an area for the speakers to fit

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Re: My new Mame Machine (resurecting dead games)
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2008, 11:09:10 am »
Looking good, keep taking plenty of pictures.

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Re: My new Mame Machine (resurecting dead games)
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2008, 12:16:47 pm »
Looks great, but that X-arcade has got to go...

Can they be taken apart and assembled into a new CP?
It looks like you have the skillz to do that.

Good job so far.
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Re: My new Mame Machine (resurecting dead games)
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2008, 01:14:53 pm »
I agree with Bobby G,

If Not Ebay it and get the stuff to build your own! They're really not that hard at all! Other then that It looks great!!! Keep it up!  :cheers: I want to see more pics!!

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Re: My new Mame Machine (resurecting dead games)
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2008, 02:30:18 pm »
I think I will open it up and take all the parts out and remake the control panel. I will post more pics after the weekend when I have time to work on it again.

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Re: My new Mame Machine (resurecting dead games)
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2008, 08:57:42 am »
Sorry no additional pics but I thought I update anyway.

I finished the monitor shelf, keyboard tray (I cut out the cover for the keyboard tray but that still needs to be hinged. and I hinged the cabinet behind the control panel. I have also cut out the front cabinet door; but I still have to cut out the spot for the coin door and also drill holes for the subwoofer.

I have used wood filler for all the screw and joint holes and hopefully should be painting by this weekend.

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Re: My new Mame Machine (resurecting dead games)
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2008, 01:41:26 pm »
Another quick update.

I routed out the side of the cabinet so I can place the T-molding
I also painted the control panel and upper cabinet area.

I think that I should have it all painted and put together so it can run by the beginning of next week.
Things I have left to do.
-Mount front cabinet door that covers the keyboard
-Mount front cabinet door (cut area for coin door)
-Put on back access door
-Buy Plexiglass and paint for bezel
-Finish artwork for machine.

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Re: My new Mame Machine (resurecting dead games)
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2008, 01:58:38 pm »
Artwork makes a good machine into a GREAT machine!
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Re: My new Mame Machine (resurecting dead games)
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2008, 02:28:14 pm »
not all cabinets that use x-arcade look like they used one, for instance the project mame arcade used an x-arcade. http://www.koenigs.dk/mame/eng/


Edit: nvm i just now re read it to notice he did away with the x-arcade.
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Re: My new Mame Machine (resurrecting dead games)
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2008, 08:56:52 am »
Ok, here is an update with new pics. All doors and drawers are on and painted, coindoor inserted and I have cut the bezel out of lexan and need to apply the paint. It's getting close to being ready for the artwork.