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Re: Custom Galaga Cabinet for my father
« Reply #40 on: November 19, 2008, 12:13:06 pm »
Oh yea... guess you're right.  No worries, I will figure it out.

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Re: Custom Galaga Cabinet for my father
« Reply #41 on: November 19, 2008, 02:47:52 pm »
I took some time and laid out the template for the CPO with the buttons and everything so I can get a good judge of placement.  I added some text for ESC, BACK, and SELECT and needed to get them just right.  I think it looks really good and can't wait to get the actual CPO.

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Re: Custom Galaga Cabinet for my father
« Reply #42 on: November 19, 2008, 03:22:10 pm »
I would consider moving the $0.25 button to the front of the CP and maybe some of the other admin buttons... looks good though!

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Re: Custom Galaga Cabinet for my father
« Reply #43 on: November 19, 2008, 03:27:51 pm »
I considered that.  It is somewhat distracting on the front.  The reason I went with it where it is was mainly aesthetic... It would have messed up my symmetry in the front.  Also, I already drilled the hole.  I could whip out a new piece of wood and redo it but I would rather not mess with it in the end.

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Re: Custom Galaga Cabinet for my father
« Reply #44 on: November 19, 2008, 03:45:27 pm »
It would have messed up my symmetry in the front. 

That is responsible for so many cabinet mistakes. Galaga itself isn't symmetric. They could've went with a middle joystick and buttons on either side, but they opted for a non-symmetric setup.

 

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Re: Custom Galaga Cabinet for my father
« Reply #45 on: November 19, 2008, 03:47:52 pm »
I meant the artwork symmetry.   I placed my joy and fire button where I did by just resting my arms on it and finding the spot that was most comfortable.  Then I marked, drilled, and tried it out.  It is in a good spot.. at least for me.. and my pop and I are pretty much the same size.

As for the artwork on the front... without the symmetry, it would drive me crazy :)

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Re: Custom Galaga Cabinet for my father
« Reply #46 on: November 19, 2008, 04:24:55 pm »

As for the artwork on the front... without the symmetry, it would drive me crazy :)

IMHO some of the best art is asymmetrical.  ;D

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Re: Custom Galaga Cabinet for my father
« Reply #47 on: November 19, 2008, 04:28:04 pm »
I can't argue with that...  I just like how it is on this one.  I can still mess with it and haven't ordered the CPO just yet.

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Re: Custom Galaga Cabinet for my father
« Reply #48 on: November 19, 2008, 05:13:36 pm »
What do the admin buttons do?

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Re: Custom Galaga Cabinet for my father
« Reply #49 on: November 19, 2008, 05:19:08 pm »
The left one is backspace and the right one is escape.  In GameEx, the backspace button is helpful if you don't want to have to navigate to the menu and escape gets you out of your game like in MAME.

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Re: Custom Galaga Cabinet for my father
« Reply #50 on: November 19, 2008, 05:20:02 pm »
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Re: Custom Galaga Cabinet for my father
« Reply #51 on: November 19, 2008, 05:22:39 pm »
That was my first layout for the most part.  I wanted to keep the buttons off the side loopy things though so I moved them around.  I also thought about putting one player button on one side and the other opposite.  In the end, I think I like it the way I have it.

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Re: Custom Galaga Cabinet for my father
« Reply #52 on: November 19, 2008, 05:24:52 pm »
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Re: Custom Galaga Cabinet for my father
« Reply #53 on: November 19, 2008, 05:46:19 pm »
I appreciate all the suggestions but I am pretty happy with the CP and don't really want to change it.  It works for me and is a simple layout.

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Re: Custom Galaga Cabinet for my father
« Reply #54 on: November 21, 2008, 10:40:19 am »

As for the artwork on the front... without the symmetry, it would drive me crazy :)

IMHO some of the best art is asymmetrical.  ;D

I agree. To hell with symmetry. It causes sleep depravation.
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Re: Custom Galaga Cabinet for my father
« Reply #55 on: November 30, 2008, 02:52:55 pm »
I got the CPO and the Sideart which I applied and it looks great!  I am just waiting on the Marquee and this thing will be done and ready for X-Mas.