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
Site News

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


  

Author Topic: Donkey Kong - Mame Project (Finished)  (Read 12360 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

BUCKETHEAD

  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 931
  • Don't hate the player .... Hate the Game
Donkey Kong - Mame Project (Finished)
« on: April 17, 2008, 07:50:05 pm »
Here's the scoop.

Received this cabinet empty, It was a POPEYE at one point.

The bottom corners looked like a WOODCHUCK had been chewing on it.

Full of spiderwebs and the usual..

Another words, Anything at this point would be an improvement!  ;D

I"ll let the pictures tell the rest of the story!
« Last Edit: May 17, 2008, 06:50:37 am by BUCKETHEAD »

BUCKETHEAD

  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 931
  • Don't hate the player .... Hate the Game
Re: From Empty Popeye to Donkey Kong (Mame Project)
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2008, 07:53:23 pm »
Here the WOODCHUCK chewed corners have been fixed.

And cab is primed.

BUCKETHEAD

  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 931
  • Don't hate the player .... Hate the Game
Re: From Empty Popeye to Donkey Kong (Mame Project)
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2008, 07:58:01 pm »
Here red painted is starting to be applied..

And coin door painted and installed.

BUCKETHEAD

  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 931
  • Don't hate the player .... Hate the Game
Re: From Empty Popeye to Donkey Kong (Mame Project)
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2008, 08:09:13 pm »
Here is the Bezel, Stickers, Marquee, T-Molding and Control Panel installed.

And pics of the sony 21" monitor decased, mounted and installed.

BUCKETHEAD

  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 931
  • Don't hate the player .... Hate the Game
Re: From Empty Popeye to Donkey Kong (Mame Project)
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2008, 08:12:16 pm »
Here is the Monitor Mounted ..

And the Area around it starting to be painted black.

BUCKETHEAD

  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 931
  • Don't hate the player .... Hate the Game
Re: From Empty Popeye to Donkey Kong (Mame Project)
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2008, 08:16:13 pm »
Here is the PC installed, 733mhz with a Pentium III

Purchased a old set of IBM pc speakers from a thrift store.

Pulled the AMP out of them, And wired it to the original speaker.

Sounds great !
« Last Edit: April 17, 2008, 08:19:44 pm by BUCKETHEAD »

BUCKETHEAD

  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 931
  • Don't hate the player .... Hate the Game
Re: From Empty Popeye to Donkey Kong (Mame Project)
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2008, 08:29:45 pm »
Here is the finished product, Running.

I have MALA installed, With a DK theme and have about 28 Vertical games to play.

My ESC, PAUSE and COIN buttons are under the control panel box (out of site)

And the volume knob and PC power button are accessible through the coin door.

This is my first mame machine, And i am very pleased with how it turned out.

« Last Edit: April 17, 2008, 08:32:21 pm by BUCKETHEAD »

Kevin Mullins

  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 4504
    • Me on Myspace
Re: From Empty Popeye to Donkey Kong (Mame Project) PLEASE MOVE !!!!
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2008, 10:07:19 pm »
Nicely done !!   :cheers:
Glad to see you went with the red cabinet.   ;D
Not a technician . . . . just a DIY'er.

BUCKETHEAD

  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 931
  • Don't hate the player .... Hate the Game
Re: From Empty Popeye to Donkey Kong (Mame Project)
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2008, 06:24:48 am »
Yes, i have always loved the original red ones.

Thanks so much !   :)

Bond007

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 53
Re: From Empty Popeye to Donkey Kong (Mame Project)
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2008, 09:14:14 am »
Looks good.  :applaud:

javeryh

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 6006
    • Bella's Arcade
Re: From Empty Popeye to Donkey Kong (Mame Project)
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2008, 11:26:04 am »
Holy crap!  Awesome job!!!  Looks like a very clean build.  How did you come across the old Popeye cab?  I've been trying to find a Nintendo cabinet to convert to a DK but I'm not having much luck. 

Also, how did you apply the paint?   :cheers:

BUCKETHEAD

  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 931
  • Don't hate the player .... Hate the Game
Re: From Empty Popeye to Donkey Kong (Mame Project)
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2008, 01:01:03 pm »
Quote
Holy crap!  Awesome job!!!  Looks like a very clean build.  How did you come across the old Popeye cab?  I've been trying to find a Nintendo cabinet to convert to a DK but I'm not having much luck.

Also, how did you apply the paint?



Thanks so much!

One of my friends had too many projects, So he said i could have the empty cab.

I just used a foam roller from lowes.

The paint is Radiant Red from lowes also.

Thanks again ..




amadama

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 201
Re: From Empty Popeye to Donkey Kong (Mame Project)
« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2008, 08:42:40 pm »
Fantastic build!
I'm very glad you posted the pics on how you mounted the monitor on the MDF. I have a very similar monitor and was afraid that mounting it like you did the MDF would give out and the monitor would rip right off!
Is the shelf on the bottom of the monitor helping to support the weight of it?
Alex

BUCKETHEAD

  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 931
  • Don't hate the player .... Hate the Game
Re: From Empty Popeye to Donkey Kong (Mame Project)
« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2008, 09:48:10 pm »
Quote
Is the shelf on the bottom of the monitor helping to support the weight of it?

Thanks for the compliment!

No actually the shelf is not supporting the weight.

it was already in the cabinet.

I just move it down a bit, Because it was in the way.

Actually the MDF is stronger than you think.

Zeosstud

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 321
  • I want to build my own arcade controls!
Re: From Empty Popeye to Donkey Kong (Mame Project)
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2008, 09:42:52 am »
Looks Great to me, dont know how anyone could even tell it wasnt the real deal just by looking.  Hiding the admin buttons was a great idea.  The repair work on the corners appears to have worked out very well.  Always liked the nintendo cabs, feel pretty silly for selling the Donkey Kong I had.

Zeosstud

BUCKETHEAD

  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 931
  • Don't hate the player .... Hate the Game
Re: From Empty Popeye to Donkey Kong (Mame Project)
« Reply #15 on: April 24, 2008, 04:34:55 am »
Man, i gotta say.

Since finishing it. I play it everyday.  :)

Thanks for the compliments.

BUCKETHEAD

  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 931
  • Don't hate the player .... Hate the Game
Re: From Empty Popeye to Donkey Kong (Mame Project)
« Reply #16 on: May 17, 2008, 06:49:38 am »
Had someone ask me about my Mala DK layout.

Wanted it kinda simple looking for an old school feel.

Here are the links below.


http://rapidshare.com/files/115519067/standardV.jpg.html

http://rapidshare.com/files/115519249/standardstartV.jpg.htm
« Last Edit: May 17, 2008, 07:01:28 am by BUCKETHEAD »

Timstuff

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 648
  • I feel asleep !!
Re: Donkey Kong - Mame Project (Finished)
« Reply #17 on: May 17, 2008, 10:42:51 am »
As far as MAMEings go, this one looks like it's quite respectful to the original cab, so you get a thumbs up from me. Good job. :applaud:

TOK

  • Trade Count: (+4)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 3604
  • The Game Always Wins
Re: Donkey Kong - Mame Project (Finished)
« Reply #18 on: May 17, 2008, 08:53:49 pm »
Real nice job. Looks like one of the original Radar Scope to DK conversions.  :applaud:

Namco

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 606
  • Now addicted to Williams pins... all of them.
    • Freddo Mame Project
Re: Donkey Kong - Mame Project (Finished)
« Reply #19 on: May 17, 2008, 11:22:09 pm »
Good god man, that thing looks great. You could stick that in Steve Wiebe's garage and Brian Kuh wouldn't even bat an eyelash. It's exactly what I would do if I were to get a Nintendo cab. Great work.  :applaud:
« Last Edit: May 18, 2008, 03:05:57 am by Namco »

BUCKETHEAD

  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 931
  • Don't hate the player .... Hate the Game
Re: Donkey Kong - Mame Project (Finished)
« Reply #20 on: May 18, 2008, 08:44:36 am »
Quote
As far as MAMEings go, this one looks like it's quite respectful to the original cab, so you get a thumbs up from me. Good job.

Don't worry, I would never destroy a classic cabinet.

I grew up playing these era machines.

I love them! 



Thanks guys! Very much.  :)

The only thing I'm not happy about.

Is that the monitor sticks out the back.

There was no way around it!   :(

The original Sanyo monitors had a special shaped frame to prevent this.

My only option would be to cut a square in the back door.

And black spray paint a plastic square bowl, And screw it down over the cut.

Kinda like a PAC-MAN or MS. PAC-MAN cabaret.

If you have ever seen one of those?


Right now, I just have the back door off.

As I'm not wild about cutting a hole in the backdoor.

I'm trying to keep this cab original as possible.
« Last Edit: May 18, 2008, 09:01:43 am by BUCKETHEAD »

BUCKETHEAD

  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 931
  • Don't hate the player .... Hate the Game
Re: Donkey Kong - Mame Project (Finished)
« Reply #21 on: May 18, 2008, 06:03:54 pm »
Request fill for -------> barrel_hopper.

The back edges of my cabinet.

These are the best pics i could get.

Hope it helps ?

barrel_hopper

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 91
Re: Donkey Kong - Mame Project (Finished)
« Reply #22 on: May 19, 2008, 07:02:30 am »
Wow that looks great! Thanks for the pics my friend.  :applaud:

fjl

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1152
  • Pixels Rule!
Re: Donkey Kong - Mame Project (Finished)
« Reply #23 on: June 11, 2008, 04:07:13 am »
Was Red the original color of DK cabs?

BUCKETHEAD

  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 931
  • Don't hate the player .... Hate the Game
Re: Donkey Kong - Mame Project (Finished)
« Reply #24 on: June 11, 2008, 04:50:51 am »
Nintendo made a game called RADARSCOPE which cabinets were RED.

The game bombed in AMERICA.

DK was created to replace RADARSCOPE.

DK was placed in the RADARSCOPE's cabinets.

Making early DK's RED.    :)

golfboyusa

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 102
  • Kinda tired....think I'll go home now.....
    • Ted's Arcade
Re: Donkey Kong - Mame Project (Finished)
« Reply #25 on: June 11, 2008, 09:57:52 pm »
 :applaud:
Bravo! Nice to see more Donkey Kongs coming back. This game is the reason I got turned onto MAME in the first place. I'm going to keep my eye out for a cabinet myself......

BUCKETHEAD

  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 931
  • Don't hate the player .... Hate the Game
Re: Donkey Kong - Mame Project (Finished)
« Reply #26 on: June 29, 2008, 12:32:15 am »
Quote
Bravo! Nice to see more Donkey Kongs coming back. This game is the reason I got turned onto MAME in the first place. I'm going to keep my eye out for a cabinet myself......


Yes!  You gotta love Donkey Kong !  :applaud:

javeryh

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 6006
    • Bella's Arcade
Re: Donkey Kong - Mame Project (Finished)
« Reply #27 on: May 14, 2009, 03:25:50 pm »
Sorry to bump an old thread but I'm curious if you have any more pictures of this thing - specifically the hidden admin buttons for MaLa.  I am planning to do the exact same thing you did (Mame + MaLa and a game list of only 1 button 4-way verticals) and the more info the better!

Great job!   :cheers:

BUCKETHEAD

  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 931
  • Don't hate the player .... Hate the Game
Re: Donkey Kong - Mame Project (Finished)
« Reply #28 on: May 17, 2009, 07:02:58 pm »
I have 3 buttons.

ESC, COIN, PAUSE.

Should have put the power button down there too.

Instead i put it inside the coin door. (What was i thinking?)  :dunno

javeryh

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 6006
    • Bella's Arcade
Re: Donkey Kong - Mame Project (Finished)
« Reply #29 on: May 18, 2009, 10:45:48 am »
Thanks - that's exactly where I plan on placing some admin buttons on mine (exit, pause and probably coin).  I'm also probably going to use your MaLa layout (if you don't mind).

BUCKETHEAD

  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 931
  • Don't hate the player .... Hate the Game
Re: Donkey Kong - Mame Project (Finished)
« Reply #30 on: May 18, 2009, 01:40:31 pm »
Don't forget the power button down there!  You will thank yourself later!

Sure you can use my MALA layout!

Im honored!   :cheers:

ratzz

  • Guest
  • Trade Count: (0)
Re: Donkey Kong - Mame Project (Finished)
« Reply #31 on: May 18, 2009, 02:59:33 pm »
The cab looks fantastic -- I wish I had the confidence in myself to try one!  :applaud:

This isn't a critisism, but does the t-molding only go half way round the bottom of the cab? Is this authentic?

I only ask, because I really haven't seen this before.


BUCKETHEAD

  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 931
  • Don't hate the player .... Hate the Game
Re: Donkey Kong - Mame Project (Finished)
« Reply #32 on: May 18, 2009, 04:31:12 pm »
Quote
This isn't a critisism, but does the t-molding only go half way round the bottom of the cab? Is this authentic?

I only ask, because I really haven't seen this before.


Yes, I promise you it's Authentic.

It was once a POPEYE Cabinet.

So, Yes that is the way Nintendo of America built it.

retrofuture

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 215
    • RetroFuture
Re: Donkey Kong - Mame Project (Finished)
« Reply #33 on: May 18, 2009, 05:11:37 pm »
Quite beautiful.

How far does the monitor stick out of the back?
The future isn't what it used to be.

Xevious BartopRetroFuture

ratzz

  • Guest
  • Trade Count: (0)
Re: Donkey Kong - Mame Project (Finished)
« Reply #34 on: May 18, 2009, 05:34:19 pm »
Quote
This isn't a critisism, but does the t-molding only go half way round the bottom of the cab? Is this authentic?

I only ask, because I really haven't seen this before.


Yes, I promise you it's Authentic.

It was once a POPEYE Cabinet.

So, Yes that is the way Nintendo of America built it.

Well, you learn something new every day -- I never knew that. That is attention to detail for you!

Congrats again on a great cab ... :notworthy:

BUCKETHEAD

  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 931
  • Don't hate the player .... Hate the Game
Re: Donkey Kong - Mame Project (Finished)
« Reply #35 on: March 30, 2013, 07:02:25 pm »
Quite beautiful.

How far does the monitor stick out of the back?

I can't get the back door on. But oh well.
I still have the back door saved.
Maybe a monitor change some day?

Slydsho

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 106
  • Always Learning
Re: Donkey Kong - Mame Project (Finished)
« Reply #36 on: March 30, 2013, 08:25:38 pm »
that looks amazing. was the coin door complete? the one i have is missing one of the quarter mechanisms, any ideas where i might be able to find the quarter mech for it?

BUCKETHEAD

  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 931
  • Don't hate the player .... Hate the Game
Re: Donkey Kong - Mame Project (Finished)
« Reply #37 on: March 31, 2013, 05:19:26 pm »
that looks amazing. was the coin door complete? the one i have is missing one of the quarter mechanisms, any ideas where i might be able to find the quarter mech for it?

http://www.mikesarcade.com/cgi-bin/store.pl?sku=TKGU-01-02
« Last Edit: March 31, 2013, 05:21:06 pm by BUCKETHEAD »

bsam

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 6
  • Greetings from Denmark
Re: From Empty Popeye to Donkey Kong (Mame Project)
« Reply #38 on: April 01, 2013, 04:17:04 pm »
very nice
love to see machine so near to the orginal
awesome artwork

Here is the finished product, Running.

I have MALA installed, With a DK theme and have about 28 Vertical games to play.

My ESC, PAUSE and COIN buttons are under the control panel box (out of site)

And the volume knob and PC power button are accessible through the coin door.

This is my first mame machine, And i am very pleased with how it turned out.

BUCKETHEAD

  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 931
  • Don't hate the player .... Hate the Game
Re: From Empty Popeye to Donkey Kong (Mame Project)
« Reply #39 on: April 01, 2013, 05:33:03 pm »
very nice
love to see machine so near to the orginal
awesome artwork


Thanks i appreciate it!
I updated the menu last week.
Looks much better.
« Last Edit: April 03, 2013, 07:36:27 pm by BUCKETHEAD »

  
 

Sitemap 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31