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
Lightguns Arcade1Up --- Bug Reports --- Site News

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

  

Author Topic: LeapinLew: Tempest Bartop - Completed! Video Added  (Read 35345 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Timstuff

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 648
  • Last login:April 16, 2014, 02:24:29 am
  • I feel asleep !!
Re: LeapinLew: Tempest Bartop
« Reply #80 on: June 24, 2008, 11:40:58 am »
The problem is that spinners are a very niche product. I'm not even sure when a game company last made a spinner game, so the people buying them are all either BYOACers, or arcade operators doing repairs to old machines. Even in the heyday of arcades, it's not like there were spinner games popping up left and right (although there were some very popular games that used them). With such a small niche to fill, it's very hard to put out a quality product at a decent price.

leapinlew

  • Some questionable things going on in this room with cheetos
  • Trade Count: (+4)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 7194
  • Last login:Today at 07:00:41 pm
Re: LeapinLew: Tempest Bartop
« Reply #81 on: June 26, 2008, 12:02:55 pm »
Well, I didn't finish it this weekend. Couldn't stay motivated and before I knew it - the weekend was gone. It's real close though.

I need to mount the plexi and secure the back door and this one will be done. Finishing pics to follow.
« Last Edit: June 26, 2008, 12:04:46 pm by leapinlew »

NIVO

  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Full Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1255
  • Last login:June 28, 2019, 10:07:57 am
  • danny_galaga is my mail man.
    • N.A.M.E. - arcade cabinet project
Re: LeapinLew: Tempest Bartop
« Reply #82 on: June 26, 2008, 08:22:51 pm »
install the tap under the control panel yet? get that keg mounted!

IG-88

  • Trade Count: (+7)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2036
  • Last login:May 21, 2019, 03:35:59 pm
  • Posts: 48,764
Re: LeapinLew: Tempest Bartop
« Reply #83 on: June 26, 2008, 09:05:56 pm »
Lew, you never did say exactly how you hot-glued your cards in  ;)
"I know what a HAL 9000 is... I was wondering if HAL 7600 was his retarded cousin or something..."
-HarumaN

leapinlew

  • Some questionable things going on in this room with cheetos
  • Trade Count: (+4)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 7194
  • Last login:Today at 07:00:41 pm
Re: LeapinLew: Tempest Bartop
« Reply #84 on: June 26, 2008, 09:07:51 pm »
Lew, you never did say exactly how you hot-glued your cards in  ;)
Sorry. I used the hot glue gun on the card where it plugs into the PCI slot. Using the glue on the spots where there were no solder points. I don't know if it even matters.

EwJ

  • Trade Count: (+6)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 356
  • Last login:June 25, 2019, 12:19:02 am
Re: LeapinLew: Tempest Bartop
« Reply #85 on: June 26, 2008, 09:32:42 pm »
Edit: removed reply to off-topic post (79) cluttering up awesome build thread
« Last Edit: June 27, 2008, 02:50:50 am by EwJ »

mountain

  • Trade Count: (+9)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1203
  • Last login:July 12, 2019, 03:21:03 pm
    • Mountain Jukeboxes
Re: LeapinLew: Tempest Bartop
« Reply #86 on: June 26, 2008, 09:37:54 pm »
Lookin great Lew! Looking forward to the final pics!  :cheers:
« Last Edit: June 27, 2008, 06:12:43 am by mountain »

EwJ

  • Trade Count: (+6)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 356
  • Last login:June 25, 2019, 12:19:02 am
Re: LeapinLew: Tempest Bartop
« Reply #87 on: June 26, 2008, 09:46:05 pm »
You're right mountain!

Awesome bartop! Best one yet! Great memories of Tempest-
and it's unique cab shape.
The artwork turned out great - especially fitting that marquee. 
Always watch your build threads - even more so on this one.

What speakers did you use?
Didn't see them in the pics so far, (unless you hid them well).
« Last Edit: June 27, 2008, 07:24:05 pm by EwJ »

ChadTower

  • Chief Kicker - Nobody's perfect, including me. Fantastic body.
  • Trade Count: (+12)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 38215
  • Last login:June 17, 2019, 10:20:06 am
Re: LeapinLew: Tempest Bartop
« Reply #88 on: June 28, 2008, 10:31:32 am »
Sorry. I used the hot glue gun on the card where it plugs into the PCI slot. Using the glue on the spots where there were no solder points. I don't know if it even matters.


Doesn't really matter anyway.  It's just a sound card... if it pops loose you pop it right back in.  It's not going to provide a whole lot of support for side to side movement which is the way a problem would present itself.  Still, only takes a minute to do, so why not?

leapinlew

  • Some questionable things going on in this room with cheetos
  • Trade Count: (+4)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 7194
  • Last login:Today at 07:00:41 pm
Re: LeapinLew: Tempest Bartop
« Reply #89 on: June 29, 2008, 12:08:26 am »
Some shots of the guts:


Speakers

They sound ok. Not great. I mean, it's not a problem with the sound coming from the bartop. I just prefer a 2.1 system. But, this sounds just fine.

I tinted the glass myself using a 35% block.

First time I ever did this. Turned out fine.


Just a slight tint. You can see the wood blocks I used to velcro the lexan with.


I cut a piece of posterboard and spray painted it black.

leapinlew

  • Some questionable things going on in this room with cheetos
  • Trade Count: (+4)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 7194
  • Last login:Today at 07:00:41 pm
Re: LeapinLew: Tempest Bartop
« Reply #90 on: June 29, 2008, 12:11:10 am »
Some shots of the back of the machine:


120mm Scythe super quiet fan. Good stuff. I wasn't concerned about the back of the machine, but I wish I cut a slot in the exposed wood. I'll probably leave it - but I may get motivated and put some molding on it.




Check this out... I was drilling a hole for the power cord and like a dummy I drilled from the inside out. I chipped up the formica pretty good. I took a fender washer I had and drilled out the hole for the power cord. Turned out to be a nice looking accident.


leapinlew

  • Some questionable things going on in this room with cheetos
  • Trade Count: (+4)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 7194
  • Last login:Today at 07:00:41 pm
Re: LeapinLew: Tempest Bartop
« Reply #91 on: June 29, 2008, 12:16:12 am »
Here she is - all done.








Bootin up!




It really has the full effect of a stand up arcade.








unlit volcano buttons. I shelved the idea to light them either constantly or when a credit is put in. Too much work, not enough reward.








The angle of the control panel can be seen here. It's a tiny detail, that took a lot of time and I'll probably be one of the only ones who plays it who appreciates it.


as you can see, the spinner ended up a little bit low in the artwork, but it turned out real nice.




leapinlew

  • Some questionable things going on in this room with cheetos
  • Trade Count: (+4)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 7194
  • Last login:Today at 07:00:41 pm
Re: LeapinLew: Tempest Bartop
« Reply #92 on: June 29, 2008, 12:23:40 am »
Big thanks to Bvicarious for vectorizing the sideart.

Also, a thanks to RandyT for providing me with a Tempest spinner knob in a lucky coincidence, and for selling the awesome TurboTwist2.

BUCKETHEAD

  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 931
  • Last login:September 08, 2014, 09:38:38 pm
  • Don't hate the player .... Hate the Game
Re: LeapinLew: Tempest Bartop - Completed!
« Reply #93 on: June 29, 2008, 12:36:10 am »
My Goodness!

That damn thing looks great!

Wonderful job !     :applaud:

patrickl

  • I cannot know for certain which will be tastiest
  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 4629
  • Last login:February 04, 2019, 02:22:51 pm
  • Yo momma llama
    • PocketGalaga
Re: LeapinLew: Tempest Bartop - Completed!
« Reply #94 on: June 29, 2008, 03:08:26 am »
Yeah really. Great result.

Great thread too. Don't think I posted much, but I love reading your progress.
This signature is intentionally left blank

Blanka

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2248
  • Last login:January 25, 2018, 03:19:28 pm
Re: LeapinLew: Tempest Bartop - Completed!
« Reply #95 on: June 29, 2008, 06:33:41 am »
Finishing touch:
Shut off the DELL boot logo  ;D

Timstuff

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 648
  • Last login:April 16, 2014, 02:24:29 am
  • I feel asleep !!
Re: LeapinLew: Tempest Bartop - Completed!
« Reply #96 on: June 29, 2008, 12:08:37 pm »
Dang, that thing is gorgeous! Well done! :applaud:

pinballwizard79

  • The above mentioned items do not expel strawberries & pretty girls
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1524
  • Last login:May 04, 2014, 09:18:00 pm
  • I sleep by my arcade every Friday
Re: LeapinLew: Tempest Bartop - Completed!
« Reply #97 on: June 29, 2008, 02:15:52 pm »
I turn 30 next Feb............you should give me that for a present.
"George Bush doesn't care about arcade people"

My FrankenPanel: http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=110312.0

My Game Room: http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=81323.0

bvicarious

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 131
  • Last login:April 04, 2016, 05:06:36 pm
Re: LeapinLew: Tempest Bartop - Completed!
« Reply #98 on: June 29, 2008, 02:50:30 pm »
Lookin gooood

leapinlew

  • Some questionable things going on in this room with cheetos
  • Trade Count: (+4)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 7194
  • Last login:Today at 07:00:41 pm
Re: LeapinLew: Tempest Bartop - Completed!
« Reply #99 on: June 29, 2008, 04:07:12 pm »
Heres a video...

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10fPGXbAjRM[/youtube]

Donkey_Kong

  • heh. I dont know what it stands for but I'm immature and thats hilarious.
  • Trade Count: (+14)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1693
  • Last login:February 24, 2019, 01:21:03 pm
    • CNC Machines
Re: LeapinLew: Tempest Bartop - Completed! Video Added
« Reply #100 on: June 29, 2008, 05:08:57 pm »
I just noticed the final pics above to. Really nice cab, great pics. You can't do them kind of closeups if you were trying to hide any screw ups! :)

Looks like it plays nice from the youtube vid.
Carved Signs, Custom Gameroom Signs, and Arcade Game Decor and now CNC MACHINES by Melissa Jones

clockwork

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 257
  • Last login:December 11, 2008, 11:15:29 pm
  • Time to play!
Re: LeapinLew: Tempest Bartop - Completed! Video Added
« Reply #101 on: June 29, 2008, 08:09:40 pm »
Very sweet, Lew. How many does this make for you?

Tempest is such a classic. When I talked to a buddy recently about starting my cab again, that's the first game he asked me about. :)
Charlie Brown: I'm still hoping that yesterday will get better.

IG-88

  • Trade Count: (+7)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2036
  • Last login:May 21, 2019, 03:35:59 pm
  • Posts: 48,764
Re: LeapinLew: Tempest Bartop - Completed! Video Added
« Reply #102 on: June 29, 2008, 10:18:25 pm »
Lew, I'm curious about the tinting. Was the cost worth the effort? What did you have to give for that roll of tint?
Also, the bezel is under the lexan right? But then its between the wood block and velcro?  ???
"I know what a HAL 9000 is... I was wondering if HAL 7600 was his retarded cousin or something..."
-HarumaN

leapinlew

  • Some questionable things going on in this room with cheetos
  • Trade Count: (+4)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 7194
  • Last login:Today at 07:00:41 pm
Re: LeapinLew: Tempest Bartop - Completed! Video Added
« Reply #103 on: June 29, 2008, 10:26:27 pm »
Lew, I'm curious about the tinting. Was the cost worth the effort? What did you have to give for that roll of tint?
Also, the bezel is under the lexan right? But then its between the wood block and velcro?  ???

I was either going to buy a tinted piece of plexi or tint it myself. Cost for the plexi was $10 at Autozone. Was it worth the effort? It didn't hurt anything, and took about 15 minutes. If I had to do it all over again, I'd tint it.

The bezel picture I have is before I cut the notches in the poster board for the velcro. The velcro is on the plexi and wood blocks. Good eye.

Minwah

  • Trade Count: (+3)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 7662
  • Last login:January 18, 2019, 05:03:20 am
    • MAMEWAH
Re: LeapinLew: Tempest Bartop - Completed! Video Added
« Reply #104 on: June 30, 2008, 04:51:34 am »
Nice, that looks ace!  :)

IG-88

  • Trade Count: (+7)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2036
  • Last login:May 21, 2019, 03:35:59 pm
  • Posts: 48,764
Re: LeapinLew: Tempest Bartop - Completed! Video Added
« Reply #105 on: June 30, 2008, 08:33:53 am »
I was either going to buy a tinted piece of plexi or tint it myself. Cost for the plexi was $10 at Autozone. Was it worth the effort? It didn't hurt anything, and took about 15 minutes. If I had to do it all over again, I'd tint it.

Thats cool. I guess what I meant to ask is if it was worth it time and $$ wise vs. buying a pre-made tinted piece of lexan. But for $10 + 15min of work I say hell yes!

And I'm surprised you can't see your Velcro and blocks, looks fantastic.  :applaud:
« Last Edit: June 30, 2008, 08:36:06 am by IG-88 »
"I know what a HAL 9000 is... I was wondering if HAL 7600 was his retarded cousin or something..."
-HarumaN

Bender

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1919
  • Last login:November 28, 2016, 08:12:21 pm
    • Happ to Tron Conversion tutorial
Re: LeapinLew: Tempest Bartop - Completed! Video Added
« Reply #106 on: June 30, 2008, 09:59:07 am »
DAMN!! thats hot

Nice work Meatbag!!!!! :applaud:

javeryh

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 6225
  • Last login:August 19, 2019, 06:48:26 pm
    • Bella's Arcade
Re: LeapinLew: Tempest Bartop - Completed! Video Added
« Reply #107 on: June 30, 2008, 10:11:12 am »
Wow lew - GREAT JOB.  This thing came together really really nice.   :cheers:

If I ever get around to building a bartop (it's on the list!) I'm going to be using this thread as a reference!

Neverending Project

  • Trade Count: (+3)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 851
  • Last login:April 06, 2015, 10:07:43 pm
    • Arcade Fixer
Re: LeapinLew: Tempest Bartop
« Reply #108 on: July 01, 2008, 11:32:00 am »
The angle of the control panel can be seen here. It's a tiny detail, that took a lot of time and I'll probably be one of the only ones who plays it who appreciates it.

I know exactly how you feel! I angled the control panel on my bartop, and while in my head I know it was necessary and wouldn't have looked right any other way, I don't think anyone else would even notice.

It looks awesome. Nice work.

DeLuSioNal29

  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (+6)
  • Full Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 4735
  • Last login:Today at 01:23:40 am
  • Build the impossible -"There is no Spoon"
    • DeLuSioNaL's YouTube Videos
Re: LeapinLew: Tempest Bartop - Completed! Video Added
« Reply #109 on: July 01, 2008, 07:59:59 pm »
Great work LeapinLew!  It looks great.

But a quick question about MAME software:  How did you get Time Pilot and Gyruss to work with the spinner?  I haven't tried it myself since I never thought it was possible.

Edit:  I did not see any "analog" controls in the "tab menu" in MAME for Time Pilot or Gyruss.  (How the heck did you do it?!?)

Also, do you have a complete list of the games that you have installed that work with your setup?

Thanks in advance and great job!

~ DeLuSioNaL
« Last Edit: July 01, 2008, 11:25:06 pm by DeLuSioNal29 »
Stop by my Youtube channel and leave a comment:

arcadefever

  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 795
  • Last login:June 03, 2009, 09:45:05 pm
  • Miami Beach Florida
Re: LeapinLew: Tempest Bartop - Completed! Video Added
« Reply #110 on: July 01, 2008, 11:11:40 pm »
OMG  :o

"leapinlew" You have done an incredible work  :notworthy: That mini Tempest is gorgeous  :D

 :applaud:

tk375

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 23
  • Last login:October 07, 2008, 01:52:18 pm
  • Know what is right and wrong.
Re: LeapinLew: Tempest Bartop - Completed! Video Added
« Reply #111 on: July 02, 2008, 05:17:42 pm »
 :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:

Simplemente Wonderful! what a difference does the T-molding makes hu? and yes, Spinners are so expensive, but they look amazing on machines,

Great Job and that Bartop Leapinlew
TK375 Why aren't you at your post? "He is building an arcade sir."

dmworking247

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 305
  • Last login:January 10, 2016, 05:35:15 pm
Re: LeapinLew: Tempest Bartop - Completed! Video Added
« Reply #112 on: July 05, 2008, 10:54:10 am »
Awesome finished product LeapinLew, well done!


Was the sideart/tempest artwork ever made available on localarcade.com ?

chris77

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 183
  • Last login:April 20, 2019, 04:14:06 am
  • Instant C
    • visual pinball
Re: LeapinLew: Tempest Bartop - Completed! Video Added
« Reply #113 on: July 05, 2008, 04:06:42 pm »
fu**ing fantastico! just awesome!!! congrats to lew!

greets
chris

BASS!

  • Just have fun.
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 837
  • Last login:August 10, 2013, 03:12:33 am
Re: LeapinLew: Tempest Bartop - Completed! Video Added
« Reply #114 on: July 27, 2008, 03:44:40 pm »
I had to jump in, I know I am late, but LEW this is AWESOME!!@!! :applaud: :applaud:
As a diehard tempest fan I just want to congratulate you. BTW are you thinking about putting Typhoon2001 on this as well? It is a tempest clone, but man is it a fun one.

Also, do you have any way of changing the sensetivity of the spinner in game or on the fly? I love tempest, but I also love arknoid and disks of tron. They all need different settings and I don't want the feeling to be too off.

dweebs0r

  • Trade Count: (+21)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 940
  • Last login:January 08, 2019, 06:26:08 pm
  • Ascendo tuum!
    • Jodys Garage Arcade
Re: LeapinLew: Tempest Bartop - Completed! Video Added
« Reply #115 on: July 27, 2008, 08:56:42 pm »
Quote
unlit volcano buttons. I shelved the idea to light them either constantly or when a credit is put in. Too much work, not enough reward.

Great bartop.  I think the buttons would look great lit though.

-D


Spaced Ace

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 295
  • Last login:November 03, 2010, 05:48:56 pm
  • "I'm surrounded by arcades!"
Re: LeapinLew: Tempest Bartop - Completed! Video Added
« Reply #116 on: July 27, 2008, 09:37:16 pm »
Super....  PM Sent....

lettuce

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1876
  • Last login:August 10, 2019, 09:16:10 am
  • Make It So!
Re: LeapinLew: Tempest Bartop - Completed! Video Added
« Reply #117 on: August 28, 2008, 12:09:51 pm »
What monitor did u use?

leapinlew

  • Some questionable things going on in this room with cheetos
  • Trade Count: (+4)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 7194
  • Last login:Today at 07:00:41 pm
Re: LeapinLew: Tempest Bartop - Completed! Video Added
« Reply #118 on: August 28, 2008, 12:52:01 pm »
What monitor did u use?

17" Ultrasharp 4:3 from Dell.

gatordad

  • Trade Count: (+11)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 822
  • Last login:June 12, 2019, 06:40:29 pm
  • This is your brain on games.
Re: LeapinLew: Tempest Bartop - Completed! Video Added
« Reply #119 on: August 28, 2008, 02:27:51 pm »
Really Nice work!


What does you game list consist of?