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Obtained an X-Men 6 Player cab!
« on: January 25, 2009, 09:37:28 pm »
I scored one for a great price.  The owner tells me that it powers on but doesn't work.  Both monitors are intact with no burn in (so he says).  It's the rare 6-player version.   :applaud:

Here's my question.  I'm about to pick it up, but will it fit in a standard doorway?  Does it come apart?  That thing is HUGE!  I'm suspecting that the front part (control panel and coin door part) comes off from the rear part with the monitors, but it's so hard to tell from the pictures.

Anyone know?

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Obtained an X-Men 6 Player cab!
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2009, 09:48:00 pm »
I scored one for a mere $200 bucks.  The owner tells me that it powers on but doesn't work.  Both monitors are intact with no burn in (so he says).  It's the rare 6-player version.   :applaud:

Here's my question.  I'm about to pick it up, but will it fit in a standard doorway?  Does it come apart?  That thing is HUGE!  I'm suspecting that the front part (control panel and coin door part) comes off from the rear part with the monitors, but it's so hard to tell from the pictures.

Anyone know?

Thanks in advance!

~ DeLuSioNaL

Congrats on your cab...I wonder if it could be MAME'ized easily? I don't have the dimensions off hand of the cab but here is another pic of it for comparison purposes:


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Re: Obtained an X-Men 6 Player cab!
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2009, 10:35:54 pm »
I scored one for a mere $200 bucks.  The owner tells me that it powers on but doesn't work.  Both monitors are intact with no burn in (so he says).  It's the rare 6-player version.   :applaud:

Here's my question.  I'm about to pick it up, but will it fit in a standard doorway?  Does it come apart?  That thing is HUGE!  I'm suspecting that the front part (control panel and coin door part) comes off from the rear part with the monitors, but it's so hard to tell from the pictures.

Anyone know?

Thanks in advance!



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Re: Obtained an X-Men 6 Player cab!
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2009, 10:41:14 pm »

Congrats on your cab...I wonder if it could be MAME'ized easily? I don't have the dimensions off hand of the cab but here is another pic of it for comparison purposes:


And I wonder if your head can come off your neck easily.  Let's find out.

That doesn't sound like a good idea?  Neither does Maming that cab!

The cab does come apart, IIRC.  CP area from monitor area, and one of the monitors in the back also detaches.  It's in a large box in the back.  Be careful, and have help nearby.  It's a beast.

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« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2009, 01:12:14 am »
congrats....thats an awesome cabinet to have.
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Re: Obtained an X-Men 6 Player cab!
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2009, 01:15:01 am »
I scored one for a mere $200 bucks.  The owner tells me that it powers on but doesn't work.  Both monitors are intact with no burn in (so he says).  It's the rare 6-player version.   :applaud:

Here's my question.  I'm about to pick it up, but will it fit in a standard doorway?  Does it come apart?  That thing is HUGE!  I'm suspecting that the front part (control panel and coin door part) comes off from the rear part with the monitors, but it's so hard to tell from the pictures.

Anyone know?

Thanks in advance!

~ DeLuSioNaL

HUGE! Good luck with that thing. Can't wait to see what you do with it  :applaud:
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« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2009, 06:35:50 am »

Congrats on your cab...I wonder if it could be MAME'ized easily? I don't have the dimensions off hand of the cab but here is another pic of it for comparison purposes:


And I wonder if your head can come off your neck easily.  Let's find out.

That doesn't sound like a good idea?  Neither does Maming that cab!


It makes sense if the mainboard is not serviceable and he can't find a replacement for it  :banghead:

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Re: Obtained an X-Men 6 Player cab!
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2009, 07:26:18 am »

Congrats on your cab...I wonder if it could be MAME'ized easily? I don't have the dimensions off hand of the cab but here is another pic of it for comparison purposes:

And I wonder if your head can come off your neck easily.  Let's find out.

That doesn't sound like a good idea?  Neither does Maming that cab!

It makes sense if the mainboard is not serviceable and he can't find a replacement for it  :banghead:

Before you bang your head too much, perhaps you should explain what you mean by "MAMEize" (tm?) ?

It doesn't make much sense to turn it into a generalized MAME cab, which is the image that your suggestion evokes. Do you mean something less destructive ?
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Re: Obtained an X-Men 6 Player cab!
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2009, 04:57:30 pm »
I think it would make a great MAME cab.

There's a few ways you could go with it.

Idea #1: Replace the two monitors with one widescreen monitor and use it to play widescreen arcade games like Street Fighter IV, Tekken 6, Virtua Fighter 5, or  Blaz Blue. 

Idea #2:  Keep both monitors and double the image on both screens.  This would still make the cab great for a 4-player situation, or for players to have separate monitors.  Also, you could potentially play Nintendo VS games in it.

Idea #3:  Use the ginormous control panel to make one hell of a frankenstein.  You've got room for just about every control imaginable.

Idea #4 Make it two cabinets. 

The fact that it is so big isn't really that much of an issue .  If he's got the room for it in his garage or basement, and it will let you have a satisfactory gameplay experience, then it's fine IMO.

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« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2009, 06:42:11 pm »
Nice grab, That thing is a beast.

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Re: Obtained an X-Men 6 Player cab!
« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2009, 09:00:58 pm »
For novelty value I'd advise against any kind of MAME conversion unless it's a cheap way to replace the damaged original game. As it's such a unique cab, at the very least leave the shell/controls intact and have it as a dedicated 4-player game MAME cab as these games used less buttons and the extra space this cab offers will help, plus you can have the true 6-player gameplay of X-Men when you want it.

Even though the game was a bit so-so as far as fighters went, it would be a nice cab to preserve or restore if you can befor considering a conversion.

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« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2009, 06:16:28 am »
What about a total reversible mame conversion, i mean just replacing the board with a PC that runs only the game that you are replacing (you will need 2 Jpac or Jammasd , or build your own protection for from the 31kHz to do that anyhow), you will have to build an adapter that feed the video signal from jamma ( or VGA)  to the screens and a keyboard encoder that will read the buttons .
You can use this solution until you find a working board. but avoid any  modification on  the cab.
Just build and use use converters and please don't cut/hack anything.

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« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2009, 07:19:54 am »
Why would you have to MAME it at all?  Every part is available for sale.  If it's a monitor problem get them repaired.  If it's a PCB problem buy a new one (I just bought an XMEN PCB for $41 shipped off eBay.).  If it's a power supply problem then replace the PSU with a nice cheap $20 switcher.

If you aren't trying to keep it original and just MAME it go ahead, you will just make every other 6 player in existence worth more.


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« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2009, 09:09:00 am »
I'd like to point out that DeLuSioNal29 hasn't said one word about converting his new cabinet into anything.  All he asked about was taking it apart to get it inside his place.

I'm thinking it's gonna be fun to see the pictures of him getting it into a truck and hauling it, let alone moving it inside.   ;D

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« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2009, 11:19:32 am »
Wow, thats an amazing find!

I remember going down to the local comic book shop and playing that arcade almost every day! I have it on my MAME cab, but to have the full 6 player version would be awesome.

Hope you have a lot of friends to help!

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« Reply #15 on: January 27, 2009, 01:10:40 pm »
While I certainly played this one back in the day I always wished Capcom had written the actual game. I like the art style from the Capcom X-men fighters quite a bit better along with the some nice Final Fight style beatemup game play.

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Re: Obtained an X-Men 6 Player cab!
« Reply #16 on: January 27, 2009, 02:35:20 pm »
Wow that looks awesome, good luck moving it though.
I hope you have some french doors somewhere in your house.

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« Reply #17 on: January 28, 2009, 02:35:36 am »
I have a very large cab.
I had to remove door and door jam to get it in.
good luck.
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« Reply #18 on: January 28, 2009, 03:02:26 am »
I'd mame that sucker with a 42"+ widescreen LCD and bezel it to 4:3 in a heartbeat :P
But then again, I never did get the itch for restoring originals. I'd have purchased that monster for the same reason I purchased my showcase.

I believe Delusional already has a mame setup though, having two would be kinda redundant, no?

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« Reply #19 on: January 28, 2009, 01:28:59 pm »
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Re: Obtained an X-Men 6 Player cab!
« Reply #20 on: January 28, 2009, 02:30:40 pm »
Great idea, I hadn't thought of a PC in the interim.  Good idea.   :applaud:  But I do have some solutions up my sleeve.  I will try to re-seat all of chips first on the original PCB.  Also, I am working on obtaining a backup PCB as well that is working.   ;D

As far as "MAMEing" it into something else though:  Definitely out of the question.  I want to restore it to it's original glory!

I took a look at it last night.  Wow, huge is an understatement!  It's monstrous!  But it does indeed come apart as Peale suggested.  The front panel has 6 screws holding it on that are accessible by lifting up the hinged control panel and climbing inside (yeah, an adult would fit in there without any issues).  The monitor on the back also has a box which is also removable.  I plan to grab it in two stages.  The Control panel in the back of my SUV and the other chunk in a friend's pick-up (not full size unfortunately, which is why we have to take it apart).

But I'm having trouble locating the replacement CPO for it.  Anyone have any ideas?  Mamemarquees.com only has the 2 or 4 player versions, not the 6.

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What about a total reversible mame conversion, i mean just replacing the board with a PC that runs only the game that you are replacing (you will need 2 Jpac or Jammasd , or build your own preotection for from the 31khz to do that anyhow), you wiill have to build an adavper that feerd the viseo siognal from jamma ( or vga)  to the screens and a keyboard encoder that will read the buttons . You  can use this solution until you find a working board. but avoid any  modification on  the cab. Just use converters and please don't cut/hack anything.
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« Reply #21 on: January 28, 2009, 02:35:01 pm »
I believe it's a feature originally integrated on the the PCB.  I've seen auctions on the 6 player PCB and most images that are displayed on the "test monitor" that people show have the image cropped.
Does this cab splits the image of any video source or is that feature integrated with the game board?
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« Reply #22 on: January 28, 2009, 02:40:38 pm »
Found this image, but still no way of obtaining it yet.

Edit:  Scott at Mamemarquees.com supplied me with the high quality Photoshop file of the 4 player version.  I just need to edit that one into a 6 player version.  (if anyone would like to assist let me know... It's tough to find the original graphics of the characters).

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« Reply #23 on: January 28, 2009, 03:25:03 pm »
Let's make this 2 religious debates in one:
Are the outer joysticks angled on that thing?   :laugh2:

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« Reply #25 on: January 28, 2009, 06:09:59 pm »
It would be an interesting idea to have 2 consoles side by side, such as with an Xbox and the Xlink cable.  However, again, I'm looking to restore it to it's original state.

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« Reply #26 on: January 28, 2009, 06:35:28 pm »
man that old CP is freaking pimp 

I love those button labels, it'd be great to add some more buttons that said like BIFF >>>, BOOM >>>>, POW>>>

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« Reply #27 on: January 28, 2009, 06:55:25 pm »
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« Reply #28 on: January 28, 2009, 09:17:55 pm »
haha yeah!  I'd hook up 2 xboxes in this thing.  I believe *all* the xbox based x-port emulators support netplay, so you can get a nice multiplayer game of sonic and knuckles going lol.  More likely you'd be playing mk2, bomberman etc.  You could also bring some xbox controller ports out so you could plug those in and play halo 2 / crimson skies etc head to head. 

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« Reply #29 on: January 28, 2009, 10:37:26 pm »
Dont forget that one monitor is down below and is projected onto a mirror.  So you would have to wire out an inverted image on whatever secondary device you put in.  So yeah more trouble than its worth considering he simply wants to keep it as an 6 player X-men

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« Reply #30 on: January 28, 2009, 11:28:08 pm »
I wouldn't think twice about MAMEing that beast. I am actually surprised that so many on a forum like this are against it. But I'm not for keeping things original just for the sake of it. If I had an old car I'd put a new more powerful engine in it and new tires and better suspension. Not keep it with inferior tires engine and poor handling. I would not want a cab with one game taking up a huge amount of space in my home. But that is just me.

MAME that sucker. Use one big TV for a monitor. Congrats on the find!

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« Reply #31 on: January 29, 2009, 03:56:11 am »
I wouldn't think twice about MAMEing that beast. I am actually surprised that so many on a forum like this are against it. But I'm not for keeping things original just for the sake of it. If I had an old car I'd put a new more powerful engine in it and new tires and better suspension. Not keep it with inferior tires engine and poor handling. I would not want a cab with one game taking up a huge amount of space in my home. But that is just me.

MAME that sucker. Use one big TV for a monitor. Congrats on the find!

The idea is to preserve unique cabinets so the original look and feel of the game remains in-tact as it's creators intended it. Especially since over time they get rarer and rarer. I definitely respect the notion of preservation, but I'll leave that up to the museums  >:D

I'm 29 and come from a generation that grew up with Street Fighter II and look-a-like dynamo cabinets and conversions. I was socially trained not to give much attention to what the cabinet looked like... just what game was running on it. About the only cabinet I ever fell in love with as a kid were the showcase cabinets, and those were non-game specific. I also have been falling in love with candy cabs as an adult, and those are also non-game specific. It'll probably always be Mame for me.

...alright, alright I have to admit... if I ever restore any game it'd be a Dragon's Lair II cab.

Delusional, please keep us posted and share a picture or two of your new baby when you get it moved in!  :cheers:

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« Reply #32 on: January 29, 2009, 09:44:50 am »
My suggestion (pretty bad exposed also)  was only to play the game until it can be restored with the original replacement parts, to mame a generic/knokoff cabnet is Ok,  doing that  (in a way that doesn't allow you to revert back to the original status)  on a rare specimen like this one would be a crime against the preservation idea that is behind mame concept itself.
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« Reply #33 on: February 03, 2009, 07:01:54 pm »
Dont forget that one monitor is down below and is projected onto a mirror.  So you would have to wire out an inverted image on whatever secondary device you put in.  So yeah more trouble than its worth considering he simply wants to keep it as an 6 player X-men
I actually looked into this... Yes, you would have to wire out an inverted image, since (for whatever reason) MAME does not invert the image.  (Select MAME games do... I could have sworn I saw the option somewhere, but I can't remember which game it was?).

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« Reply #34 on: February 03, 2009, 07:09:02 pm »
OK,

Here are some photos.  I've only moved half of the cabinet in (the control panel).  I am going to pick up the rest of (the monitors in the second chunk) next week.  Although I did take a couple of pics of the monitors at the guys place (covered with tarp underneath a covered porch, so it was limited).

The control panel is so huge that when it opens up it requires a metal rod (just like a car) to hold it up.  The coin mechs are intact (Happ 3 player coin doors on each side).

The cabinet came apart in 3 chunks.  Control Panel, Monitors and the monitor on the back has a box which come off with bolts.

Edit: I also noticed that there was a painted piece of tape on the left side of the control panel.  I peeled off the tape and realized that they painted over the side art.  Probably not worth trying to save it, since they must have painted it for a reason.  Also on the front art, it looks as if there are 2 layers of the side art.  It was probably re-ordered and stuck over the original messed up art.

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« Reply #35 on: February 03, 2009, 07:13:33 pm »
More pics of the monitor box on the back and the inside of the cabinet.

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« Reply #36 on: February 03, 2009, 07:17:22 pm »
Pretty cool and very colossal, though I would have imagined the rear of the control panel box to have been solid to add strength and resist vandalism.

A lick of paint, some replacement artwork and a few switches here and there should see it back in a playable and presentable state.

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Re: Obtained an X-Men 6 Player cab!
« Reply #37 on: February 03, 2009, 07:21:54 pm »
I can't wait until the weather improves so that I can get started.  In the meantime, I need to get it to a playable state, as only the montiors turn on but the game does not fire up.  I'm guessing it's some loose wires/fuses somewhere or the PSU.  The PCB looks brand spanking new (it's very clean as seen in the pics), so I doubt it's defective.

But I feel I am doing a great service to the arcade community by restoring it.  :)  I would not have it any other way.

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« Reply #38 on: February 04, 2009, 12:33:32 am »
Awesome pics Delusional. That's huuuuuge >_< Thanks for sharing and keep us posted on how it goes. Your videos on arcades have helped me a ton in the past and I'm sure this will give the community more material on how to do it right  :applaud:

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« Reply #39 on: February 04, 2009, 09:50:22 am »
Wow, look at the size of that coffin, er control panel. 

Great find and a great project.  I am sure you will do it justice. 

I have a couple of questions, not really familiar with the game or the cabinet.  Why is one of the monitors mounted down below and projected onto a mirror?  I am sure there is plenty of room in there to have two monitors normally mounted.  Also with the two outside players I guess #1 and #6, are their joysticks mounted so that towards the monitor is up?  At such an extreme angle I would think that would be difficult.


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« Reply #40 on: February 04, 2009, 04:54:59 pm »
You could gut that cab and rent it out as a room!
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« Reply #41 on: February 05, 2009, 12:01:51 am »
nice find! my kids love that game. its one of the reasons why I still won a 4-player jamma version  ;D

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Re: Obtained an X-Men 6 Player cab!
« Reply #42 on: February 05, 2009, 12:15:19 am »
I have a couple of questions, not really familiar with the game or the cabinet.  Why is one of the monitors mounted down below and projected onto a mirror?  I am sure there is plenty of room in there to have two monitors normally mounted.  Also with the two outside players I guess #1 and #6, are their joysticks mounted so that towards the monitor is up?  At such an extreme angle I would think that would be difficult.

I had thought the same thing, until I took another look at it in person and then it made sense.  If you were to have two monitors normally mounted, then you would see the borders of the monitors in between.  They would not be "seamless".  However, by mirroring one from the bottom (the one on the left is on the bottom facing up towards the mirror) and by having the monitor on the right normally mounted [it can be seen through a one way mirror (very high tech for it's time)], that allows the images to "overlap" when you look at it head on so that it appears as one wide image.  Problem solved.

I'm not quite sure about the joystick question, as it's been ages since I played this game in the arcades.  However, I would imagine that to move the character up, you would move the joystick towards the screen.  It seems the most natural.
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Re: Obtained an X-Men 6 Player cab!
« Reply #43 on: February 07, 2009, 12:27:12 pm »

I had thought the same thing, until I took another look at it in person and then it made sense.  If you were to have two monitors normally mounted, then you would see the borders of the monitors in between.  They would not be "seamless".  However, by mirroring one from the bottom (the one on the left is on the bottom facing up towards the mirror) and by having the monitor on the right normally mounted [it can be seen through a one way mirror (very high tech for it's time)], that allows the images to "overlap" when you look at it head on so that it appears as one wide image.  Problem solved.

I'm not quite sure about the joystick question, as it's been ages since I played this game in the arcades.  However, I would imagine that to more the character up, you would move the joystick towards the screen.  It seems the most natural.
Congrats on the purchase! The joysticks on the extreme ends of the control panel are still oriented with up being towards the monitor so yes it is a bit awkward when playing as Dazler or Cyclops, especially with 6 people playing. I'm glad to see that you plan to keep it original, but I'm almost always much more in favor of preservation, especially when a game is nearly complete or working. So do you get anything on the screen at all? The game normally boots up with a rom check, but if the screens are only showing raster, I would meter the power supply voltage to see if it's working or not. You can grab drop in replacements for about 50 bucks on eBay.

http://cgi.ebay.com/POWER-SUPPLY-150-FOR-KONAMI-AND-NEO-GEO-SNK-GAMES_W0QQitemZ120369566688QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item120369566688&_trksid=p4634.c0.m14

Edit: I can't resist sharing a picture of my 6 player X-Men. I got mine for 175 from a local arcade before they closed down. It was a nightmare to move it downstairs, but I think the stairway looks better with that opened up wall.  ;D
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Re: Obtained an X-Men 6 Player cab!
« Reply #44 on: February 07, 2009, 04:20:01 pm »
It was a nightmare to move it downstairs, but I think the stairway looks better with that opened up wall.  ;D

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Re: Obtained an X-Men 6 Player cab!
« Reply #45 on: February 07, 2009, 09:25:53 pm »
Update:  I tried the X-men PCB on my other Jamma machine and everything is working perfectly.  I could only see the right side of the screen, since it's the 6 player version, but I'm sure the left will work just fine once I get it all running.  So although I purchased it as "non-working", it looks like I got a good bargain.

I took the control panel apart yesterday and discovered that the joysticks are all in pretty bad shape.  They were Happ competitions and a few were shot and didn't move smoothly (one even had soda spilled into it which dried and I had to take a hammer to it to get it out of the base.)  So I will have to order some replacements for them.   The buttons were also mixed and matched (some leaf switches, some micro switches).  So I will probably replace those too.

As for the control panel, I'm still working with Scott at Mamemarquees.com who confirmed that he can print something that big!   :applaud:  I'm about halfway done with reproducing the artwork on the CPO.

Super Gun Guru, yours look nice and clean (by the way, where are you located?).  Did you buy it like that or did you re-do the decals on it.  Where did you obtain all of the decals if so?  Your CPO looks mint too.  Did you reproduce it yourself or order it?  On the manual it says you can order decals and it lists the part numbers so  I gave the guys at Konami a call and left a message.  Hopefully they will get back to me soon.  In the meantime though,  would you be willing to scan the characters on the CPO for me?  I have the rest of the CPO including the logos, X-men purple print and arrows for the buttons.  But my characters are in bad shape, although I scanned them to touch them up.  But yours are perfect...  Let me know.   :applaud:

I still have to pick up the rest of it (I only have the control panel part).  I should be able to pick it up early next week.  Can't wait!

One more thing...  Anyone know what joysticks this game uses?  They appear to be ball tops with various colors.  The closest I could find were the "Sanwa  LB-35 Joystick Ball Tops" at Lizardlick's website:  http://www.lizardlickamusements.com/pages/joysticks.shtml

But they require the "Sanwa  JLW-TM-8 Ball Handle Joystick, 4 & 8-Way Adjustable" joytick, which goes for about $20 each.  Yikes, that's $120 plus the cost of the colored ball top replacements.  However, I did see the "iL 8-Way Eurojoysticks" which come in 6 different colors which will do the trick.  They go for $10 each.  What do you guys think?  Any others out there?

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« Reply #46 on: February 07, 2009, 09:41:45 pm »
Super Gun Guru, yours look nice and clean (by the way, where are you located?).  Did you buy it like that or did you re-do the decals on it.  Where did you obtain all of the decals if so?  Your CPO looks mint too.  Did you reproduce it yourself or order it?  On the manual it says you can order decals and it lists the part numbers so  I gave the guys at Konami a call and left a message.  Hopefully they will get back to me soon.  In the meantime though,  would you be willing to scan the characters on the CPO for me?  I have the rest of the CPO including the logos, X-men purple print and arrows for the buttons.  But my characters are in bad shape, although I scanned them to touch them up.  But yours are perfect...  Let me know.   :applaud:
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I'm not really setup to scan the artwork on the cp, but would a closeup photo of each character help? Mine is completely original with no repro artwork on it. I can give it a try if so LMK.

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Re: Obtained an X-Men 6 Player cab!
« Reply #47 on: February 07, 2009, 09:58:00 pm »
If you lived close by I would not mind making a trip there with my scanner and laptop.   :P  But sure, any details would be great.  Perhaps a tripod can help?  I scanned my entire CPO by removing the lid of my flatbed scanner (it's USB with no power cord and super thin) and placing it upside down on my panel.  In a sense I turned it into a gigantic handheld scanner.  LOL.  I am still in the process of stitching it together.

Also, I am missing the marquee glass with the character abilities on it and the left side sticker above the coin door.  Pics of that would help too.  Use my first pic as a reference as to what I am missing.

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« Reply #48 on: February 07, 2009, 11:31:45 pm »
If you lived close by I would not mind making a trip there with my scanner and laptop.   :P  But sure, any details would be great.  Perhaps a tripod can help?  I scanned my entire CPO by removing the lid of my flatbed scanner (it's USB with no power cord and super thin) and placing it upside down on my panel.  In a sense I turned it into a gigantic handheld scanner.  LOL.  I am still in the process of stitching it together.

Also, I am missing the marquee glass with the character abilities on it and the left side sticker above the coin door.  Pics of that would help too.  Use my first pic as a reference as to what I am missing.

Again, thanks for the help!

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Sorry forgot to mention in my previous post I'm in Michigan. Anyway, I'll see what I can do in terms of borrowing a scanner or getting good pictures of the CP characters.

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Re: Obtained an X-Men 6 Player cab!
« Reply #49 on: February 08, 2009, 04:27:29 pm »
That sounds great thanks!

P.S. - Once this is done I plan to let Scott at Mamemarquees.com have the final graphic.  Then he can post it in his store for fellow 6-player X-men owners out there.

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« Reply #50 on: February 08, 2009, 08:22:22 pm »
I think the original joysticks are Wicos.  Not sure if they're leaf or microswitch.

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« Reply #51 on: February 08, 2009, 11:15:44 pm »
Yep, looks like those are the ones.  I noticed that Quarterarcade.com carries some used ones, but they don't have all the colors.  Anyone know where else I can find them?
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« Reply #52 on: February 09, 2009, 07:28:45 am »
Update:
One more thing...  Anyone know what joysticks this game uses?  They appear to be ball tops with various colors.  The closest I could find were the "Sanwa  LB-35 Joystick Ball Tops" at Lizardlick's website:  http://www.lizardlickamusements.com/pages/joysticks.shtml

But they require the "Sanwa  JLW-TM-8 Ball Handle Joystick, 4 & 8-Way Adjustable" joytick, which goes for about $20 each.  Yikes, that's $120 plus the cost of the colored ball top replacements.  However, I did see the "iL 8-Way Eurojoysticks" which come in 6 different colors which will do the trick.  They go for $10 each.  What do you guys think?  Any others out there?

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I wouldn't go with the JLW joysticks.  They are overkill for this game.  Any old 8-way joystick should work, as long as it can use the existing mounting holes.

Sets of joysticks and buttons are always on sale on ebay.  They are usually Chinese clones of Japanese parts.

and of course, that eternally underused place of miracles, the BST section.  Post up exactly what you need and I guarantee you will find the best deal available there, or at the analogous section of another videogame forum like shoryuken.com, shmups.com, arcadeotaku.com, or neo-geo.com
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« Reply #53 on: February 09, 2009, 08:28:16 am »
WOW!

That thing is massive!  :afro:

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« Reply #55 on: February 10, 2009, 12:45:08 pm »
Well, I got the rest of it last night.  I had a friend with a pick-up truck help me out.  We removed the monitor from the back (was very easy with 6 bolts holding it in place) and the monitor was inside of a wooden box, so no dangerous parts were exposed.  I put the monitor in my SUV and he had the cabinet (laying on it's side) in his truck strapped down.

The move was relatively painless, since no stairs were involved (yet).  It's sitting in my garage, but I don't think it will fit into the side garage door into the game room, since it will not have enough "turn radius" to go in that way since it's so bulky.  But the good news is that it should fit through the front door (which has a few steps on the front stoop and then goes down into the basement via 5 or 6 steps down).  But plenty of room since it goes straight down without any turns.

I'll post pics once I take them of the rest of the unit.

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Re: Obtained an X-Men 6 Player cab!
« Reply #56 on: February 15, 2009, 07:40:44 pm »
I think I finally found some nice joysticks that will match the originals:

http://www.therealbobroberts.net/parts.html#joysticks



I'm not too familiar with joystick sizes, but will these clear the 3/4" MDF?

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« Reply #57 on: February 15, 2009, 11:27:59 pm »
Anything will clear will some router work.  ;)

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« Reply #58 on: February 18, 2009, 04:34:12 pm »
Delusional - what a find...congrats. If you're married please give us some advice on how you managed to convince your wife to bring that beast within 5 miles of your house. Seriously though, I'm subscribing to this thread, I'm eager to watch your progress.

One point I'll mention - I've heard nothing but BAD things about the $10 knock off joysticks from China. You've already got some projects under your belt here and know how expensive this hobby becomes (I'm well over $2K deep myself on the first build and we're not done yet) - opting for the cheaper sticks might save you $60-70...but you're going to be spending much more than that on artwork, buttons and other parts to make this thing look great.

Just my two cents - the Sanwa sticks are great and will hold up to lots of wear and tear that you and your buddies will give this thing :)

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« Reply #59 on: February 19, 2009, 03:52:23 pm »
Yeah, I'm married... But here's how I did it:

I kind of broke it to her in stages.  First I told her that I was going to look at a cab, which I did.  Then she questioned where I was going to get the money for it.  That's where I whipped out the "secret stash" of money that I put aside for just such an occasion.  :)    I then proceeded to get rid of some junk that was cluttering up my game room such as a futon which we never really sat on or used in the room.

But most importantly, I ended up bringing it home in "chunks".  I think if I brought it home in one shot she would have freaked.  But when she saw the panel and noted that it wasn't so bad she didn't really say anything.  That's when i said, "You should see the whole thing... it's a monster".  A week later, I got the rest of it (the monitor portion is still in the garage).  She saw the rest of it and just shook her head and rolled her eyes and chuckled, but didn't complain.  True love!

I'm guessing once I move it in the game room she will realize how much room it takes up, but it will be too late.   ;D

Honestly though, she probably secretly thinks that I am just going to fix it up and then re-sell it.   :angel:

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« Reply #60 on: February 19, 2009, 03:58:48 pm »
Haha - hilarious, and your approach is noted for my own personal use in the future. My build-in-progress cabinet is up in my friend's shop and will be eventually migrating to my basement. It's no 6 person cab, but it's a still pretty big - we've had one "discussion" on it thus far, and I think I'm in the clear. The second and third cabinets that I buy/build though...

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« Reply #61 on: February 23, 2009, 09:47:53 am »
Next step for you is to aquire a taito "ninjawarriors" or "darius" or even a "top landing"
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« Reply #62 on: February 23, 2009, 04:14:59 pm »
Yeah, I'm married... But here's how I did it:

I kind of broke it to her in stages.  First I told her that I was going to look at a cab, which I did.  Then she questioned where I was going to get the money for it.  That's where I whipped out the "secret stash" of money that I put aside for just such an occasion.  :)    I then proceeded to get rid of some junk that was cluttering up my game room such as a futon which we never really sat on or used in the room.

But most importantly, I ended up bringing it home in "chunks".  I think if I brought it home in one shot she would have freaked.  But when she saw the panel and noted that it wasn't so bad she didn't really say anything.  That's when i said, "You should see the whole thing... it's a monster".  A week later, I got the rest of it (the monitor portion is still in the garage).  She saw the rest of it and just shook her head and rolled her eyes and chuckled, but didn't complain.  True love!

I'm guessing once I move it in the game room she will realize how much room it takes up, but it will be too late.   ;D

Honestly though, she probably secretly thinks that I am just going to fix it up and then re-sell it.   :angel:

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« Reply #63 on: February 23, 2009, 04:40:09 pm »
Honestly though, she probably secretly thinks that I am just going to fix it up and then re-sell it.   :angel:

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« Reply #64 on: April 21, 2009, 05:44:18 pm »
So, it's been a while, but I've finally returned to this project, now that the weather it nicer outside.  (I live in New York).  The main reason I waited until nicer weather:  The other "chunk" of the cab is in the garage since I attempted to move it into the house and it did not fit.   D'oh!  :hissy:  So I had to wait until it got warmer out in order to work on it in the garage.

In the meantime though, I have been working on the graphics portion.  I've managed to reproduce the control panel overlay in photoshop and I'm about 80% done with that.  I've been working with Scott at Mamemarquees.com who was very generous in helping me obtain the 4 player artwork so that I could convert it. 

Great news for fellow 6 player X-men cab owners:  Once I finish the design, Scott at Mamemarquees.com is going to offer it in his store for printing.  :-)  It will actually be an improvement over the original, since it will be laminated with the "ultra" finish that he offers.  Very durable.

I'm hoping to finish up the CPO artwork this weekend.  Then while I wait for it, I can work on re-connecting the PCB board and wiring.  Again, the machine didn't work when I first bought it, but I stuck the PCB in my other Jamma machine and it worked great.  So I'm hoping it's just a matter of wiring.

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« Reply #65 on: April 21, 2009, 05:53:59 pm »
Keep up with the good work.  It's one of my favorite cabs of all-time.

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Re: Obtained an X-Men 6 Player cab!
« Reply #66 on: April 21, 2009, 07:20:12 pm »
Ditto - I loved this game as a kid...look forward to seeing progress shots!

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Re: Obtained an X-Men 6 Player cab!
« Reply #67 on: April 23, 2009, 11:14:39 am »
Congrats man- huge score.  I'll be glued to your progress as this is one of my grails, I'm glad to see you're restoring it! :applaud:

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Re: Obtained an X-Men 6 Player cab!
« Reply #68 on: April 24, 2009, 04:26:19 am »
 ;D nice.... wish i had the room for some thing like that lol ....

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Re: Obtained an X-Men 6 Player cab!
« Reply #69 on: April 27, 2009, 04:48:14 pm »
I'm having a hard time vectorizing the characters on the control panel.  Is anyone out there good at this and willing to do it for free?  It would make a great addition to the artwork archives for the community.  I can supply hi-res scans of the characters on the control panel.

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Re: Obtained an X-Men 6 Player cab!
« Reply #70 on: April 27, 2009, 04:54:25 pm »
Delusional - have you tried this?

http://vectormagic.com/home

You can sign up and get a few images free - I used it for my CP and it worked perfectly.

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Re: Obtained an X-Men 6 Player cab!
« Reply #71 on: April 27, 2009, 05:40:35 pm »
I'm having a hard time vectorizing the characters on the control panel.  Is anyone out there good at this and willing to do it for free?  It would make a great addition to the artwork archives for the community.  I can supply hi-res scans of the characters on the control panel.

Thanks in advance!

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  If no one else volunteers, I would be happy to take a look at it. I feel certain that there are many members here that are more talented than I (You might consider posting this request in the artwork section); however, I might be able to do it.

  Without being able to see how detailed the characters are, I can't guarantee anything, but I would love to try.


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Re: Obtained an X-Men 6 Player cab!
« Reply #72 on: April 27, 2009, 06:28:57 pm »
Delusional - have you tried this?

http://vectormagic.com/home

You can sign up and get a few images free - I used it for my CP and it worked perfectly.
Funny that you mention that.  Actually, I was just checking the wiki and I came across that program after I posted this.  I will have to take a look at it.

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Re: Obtained an X-Men 6 Player cab!
« Reply #73 on: April 27, 2009, 06:30:43 pm »
  If no one else volunteers, I would be happy to take a look at it. I feel certain that there are many members here that are more talented than I (You might consider posting this request in the artwork section); however, I might be able to do it.

  Without being able to see how detailed the characters are, I can't guarantee anything, but I would love to try.
That would be great.  I scanned them in at a very high resolution.  I can also rescan if necessary.

PM me your e-mail and I will send you the files.

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Re: Obtained an X-Men 6 Player cab!
« Reply #74 on: April 29, 2009, 05:27:38 pm »
keep it original you all ready have a sweet Mame cabinet

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Re: Obtained an X-Men 6 Player cab!
« Reply #75 on: April 29, 2009, 08:32:50 pm »
keep it original you all ready have a sweet Mame cabinet

Yeah, this started out as a pretty sad thread with all the people wanting to mame this cab.  Looks like it would be a blast to play 6 player.  Keep up the good work on restoring this one.
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Re: Obtained an X-Men 6 Player cab!
« Reply #76 on: May 04, 2009, 01:09:05 pm »
Yep, looks like those are the ones.  I noticed that Quarterarcade.com carries some used ones, but they don't have all the colors.  Anyone know where else I can find them?

I'm just seeing this thread for the first time.  Anyway, if you go with 8-way wicos, Wu over at forums.arcade-museum.com has a whole bunch of NOS wico sticks.  He may have the colors you are looking for.  He also sells the sticks all the time on ebay.

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Re: Obtained an X-Men 6 Player cab!
« Reply #77 on: May 04, 2009, 07:53:17 pm »
Wow this is a beast I think my uncle has one of these for his rinks.... its a monster great haul!

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Re: Obtained an X-Men 6 Player cab!
« Reply #78 on: May 04, 2009, 08:14:24 pm »
nice :cheers:

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Re: Obtained an X-Men 6 Player cab!
« Reply #79 on: May 05, 2009, 07:38:54 pm »
there are 2 classic cabinets that it is one of my dreams to own....a dedicated MK1 cabinet....and this one.

You bastard.  ;)

I look forward to seeing this beast in full working order when you're done with it. Its friggin awesome.   :cheers:

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« Reply #80 on: May 07, 2009, 08:38:31 pm »
I would love to own one of these along with Ninja Turtles :)

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Re: Obtained an X-Men 6 Player cab!
« Reply #81 on: May 27, 2009, 09:13:01 pm »
Nice find. I just got the four player version on Monday. Played the six player at the local bowling alley when i was a kid, great game.

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Re: Obtained an X-Men 6 Player cab!
« Reply #82 on: May 28, 2009, 03:11:02 pm »
Hey DeLuSioNal29,

     I just picked this up at the Dallas Super Auction.  The art is in a terrible state.  The CPO is nice, but the side and front graphics need to be replaced.  How the art project coming along?  I'd definitely be interested in a set, once you get it done!  I sill have quite a bit of work to get it running.  It looks like a rat made a nest in the rear monitor box. :angry:  It's gonna need some serious clean up.  Rat ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- everywhere!!!! :banghead:

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Re: Obtained an X-Men 6 Player cab!
« Reply #83 on: June 10, 2009, 07:36:19 pm »
A quick update:  I'm still working on the control panel artwork.  Flip_Willie has been doing some amazing vectorization of the characters.  I'm currently working on Cyclops but I'm at a standstill.  I just realized his face is missing from my original scan of my CPO.   ???

Can someone out there take a pic of their Cyclops character and post it here?  I just need a reference to build it manually in Photoshop.

And as for other owners of the 6-players version of X-men, once all of my artwork is done I plan on donating it to mamemarquees.com.  So it will be available for printing.   :applaud:

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Re: Obtained an X-Men 6 Player cab!
« Reply #84 on: June 12, 2009, 01:18:05 am »




PM me your email, if you need it bigger.  Photobucket won't allow the original size.  They're huge pics.

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« Reply #85 on: June 12, 2009, 01:27:53 am »
Btw, DeLuSioNal, is there any way you(or anyone with a 6 player cab) could snap a few pics of the bottom of the cab?  Preferably of the isolation transformers, ground straps, and where the straps connect.  I had to take everything out and clean and paint the inside.  It was pretty hacked up down there, too.  I know where most of it goes, but not all of it.  It would be nice to get it as close to original as possible.  I'd appreciate it!!

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Re: Obtained an X-Men 6 Player cab!
« Reply #86 on: June 14, 2009, 09:50:51 pm »
Thanks for the help warmeister.  Still a ways for me to go but that helps tremendously.

Anyone else up for helping out with the vectorization?  Colossus in particular is proving challenging, since he is very detailed.  Any help would be great.  Flip_Willie has been a great help and has vectorized, Dazzler, Storm and Wolverine so far.  He should be starting Nightcrawler soon.  I'm still working on Cyclops, but I'm an amateur at this so it is taking longer than expected.

The background (X-men logos) took a while, but it's now perfect, along with the 6 player instructions on either end.  The huge yellow X-men logo is also done.

Once the characters are done, I'll need to work on the "Attack", "Mutant Power" and "Jump" stuff.  I actually have them in high res, so I don't need to vectorize them.  However, I'm not sure if I should include these on the CPO design itself, or if I should get them as separate stickers to be placed afterwards.  I'm nervous about not lining them up properly if they are printed on the CPO.  Thoughts?

And Warmmeister, your setup is probably better than mine.  There are unconnected wires everywhere, as I bought it in a "non-working" state.  Although I tested the board and it works (along with the monitors) everything is in shambles and I'll have to refer to the manual when I assemble it.  I have the original manual if you need it.  I can always scan it in.

Also, I have NO bezel at the moment.  So I don't even have a reference for those graphics, AT ALL.  Anyone?

edit:  I meant to type in bezel, not marquee above.

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Re: Obtained an X-Men 6 Player cab!
« Reply #87 on: June 15, 2009, 03:20:56 pm »

Anyone else up for helping out with the vectorization?  Colossus in particular is proving challenging, since he is very detailed.  Any help would be great.  Flip_Willie has been a great help and has vectorized, Dazzler, Storm and Wolverine so far.  He should be starting Nightcrawler soon.  I'm still working on Cyclops, but I'm an amateur at this so it is taking longer than expected.


Sorry for disappearing, but I am still working on the project -- I have just been a little busier lately.

I have started working on NightCrawler. I have made decent progress, but it still needs more work.

EDIT: I'll go ahead and upload what I have so far of everything so that people can take a look. As far as I am concerned, all of it is still a work in progress. Specifically, Wolverine and Nightcrawler need work.

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Re: Obtained an X-Men 6 Player cab!
« Reply #88 on: June 15, 2009, 04:33:30 pm »
Again, if anyone wishes to help with any of these PM me.  Flip_Willie is holding his own though, and I am very thankful!

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Re: Obtained an X-Men 6 Player cab!
« Reply #89 on: June 16, 2009, 06:10:13 pm »
By the way, for those that are interested.  This X-Men arcade game is based on a pilot episode called "Pryde of the X-Men"

See it here:
http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=93341.msg982117#msg982117

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« Reply #90 on: August 25, 2009, 01:33:13 am »
Any progress, Delusional?

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Re: Obtained an X-Men 6 Player cab!
« Reply #91 on: August 25, 2009, 03:02:25 pm »
Funny that you mention this.  I was planning to post here shortly that I was reviving the project.  This summer has proven to be very busy.  Between tending to my 1 year old son and other family issues (death in the family)... it has been a whirlwind!  Also, I had a couple other projects that sidetracked me a bit.  (Total Carnage/Smash TV combo restoration and Pong restoration).  However, I now have some time on my hands to work on this again.

However, I have not heard from anyone who was helping out with the graphics of the characters.  That's crucial at this point, as the CPO cannot be completed without them.  Any new volunteers?  I can use all the help that I can get.

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Re: Obtained an X-Men 6 Player cab!
« Reply #92 on: August 25, 2009, 09:42:26 pm »
Sorry to hear about your family situation.  I've been busy, too.  No time to put into my X-Men restoration either.  There aren't any traces of rats in the cab, thankfully.  I cleaned it out w/ bleach, painted it w/ Kilz, and spray painted over it.  It smells like paint, instead of poo!  I just have to put it all back together now.  I'd help you out w/ the vector stuff, but I don't know the first thing about it.  Couldn't it be scanned it sections, touched up w/ Photoshop, then pasted back together?  Granted, you have a couple of good scans to pull from?  My cpo is in pretty good shape, but it might be a little faded.  I'll have to ask my graphic designer friend and see what he says.  On the OT side....you're doing a S.T.V & T.C. resto?  Sweeeeet!  I have dedicated Smash cab in great condition and a T.C. board I put inide of it.  How do you have it hooked up?  Just swapping the pcbs?

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Re: Obtained an X-Men 6 Player cab!
« Reply #93 on: August 26, 2009, 10:21:25 am »
I'll have to hit you up on pics of your cab wiring once I reassemble mine.  It was in shambles when I got it with cut wires everywhere.

As for the Total Carnage/SmashTV conversion, I don't want to hijack this thread, so you can read about it in a separate topic here: http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=95663.0

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« Reply #94 on: August 26, 2009, 06:48:48 pm »
Everything inside hadn't been disturbed.  It was complete, with no hacks.  The only problems were severed wires going to the monitor adjustment boards, disconnected molex plugs,  and of course the rats nest inside.  The monitors didn't have any picture, but they should work when they're hooked up.  I made some notes regarding the wiring placement and even tagged the ends of the ground straps and such for reassembly.  It shouldn't be too hard, considering all of the main electronics and connections are in the control panel box.  I haven't even started on that yet.  It wasn't in that bad of shape.  So I'll probably just clean it out really well.  I'm going to get around to finishing the project, when it isn't over 105* outside.  I hate sweating and working on arcade games.

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Re: Obtained an X-Men 6 Player cab!
« Reply #95 on: September 01, 2009, 07:20:23 pm »
Let me know how the progress goes.

Also, I've managed to scan the entire side panel on the control panel if anyone is interested in piecing it together.  It was in pretty good shape when I scanned it.

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« Reply #96 on: September 02, 2009, 12:52:50 am »
I, too, just picked up a 6-player. Artwork is in really sad shape, but it's supposed to be working. I'll get some pictures of the wiring once I get it back together.

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« Reply #97 on: September 02, 2009, 10:20:35 am »
Good to see some JAMMA classics like X-Men getting some love from collectors. I think DeLuSioNal29 has a manual already, but for those that may not, I took some time to scan my manual last night since I don't think anybody has scanned the 6 player or maybe even 4 player manual yet. Enjoy. :)


Edit: I've also submitted this to arcarc.xmission.com so hopefully more people will benefit from it hopefully being on a better site.

Wow I didn't expect arcarc to update that fast, but here we go:

http://arcarc.xmission.com/PDF_Arcade_Manuals_and_Schematics/X-Men_(6%20player).pdf
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Re: Obtained an X-Men 6 Player cab!
« Reply #98 on: September 02, 2009, 01:03:37 pm »
Hey, nice job on the instruction manual scan!

I had put it on my "to do list" since I have the original as well, but now it's one less thing I have to do.  :)

One other note...  The phone numbers in the manual are all outdated.  I've tried calling for parts.  Betson Enterprises has taken over for Konami.  So if you need any parts you can get them there.  However, they don't really have parts for the 6 player version (I tried).   ???

However, that said, I have some really good scans of stuff and I'm sure with a collaborative effort, we can create some nice overlays for the arcade community to benefit from.  Scott at Mamemarquees.com is on board to add whatever is created to his store for purchasing re-prints from. 

So who wants to get started?  I can upload images of what I have done so far if needed.

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« Reply #99 on: September 12, 2009, 10:29:19 pm »
Hey all, I just had the good fortune of picking up one of these 6 player cabs myself. I pick it up, fortunately across town, in about 2 weeks. I am wondering if anyone would be willing to post 1) dimensions of the assembled cabinet as assembled, and 2) be willing to measure the individual sections. I am basically wondering if this thing will make it into my basement in 2 or 3 pieces (I'll yank the monitors before attempting that), or If an I am going to be ripping the thing into hundreds of pieces to get it down there. Also wondering if anyone has a guess on the weight. My guess is 450-500 assembled, but I have no basis for that aside from looking at specs for cabs half the size.

I am also curious as to how to transport the thing, not sure if it will fit in my mini-van or if I am better off renting a truck from home depot or something for $20. obviously dimensions will help me figure that out.

I also know the unit is getting some audio buzz, seller is wife's friend, so she's rather honest on the condition. I read that is typically the 5v connector though.

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« Reply #100 on: September 12, 2009, 10:51:46 pm »
Good to hear it.  I already know a few people who own it and we're all teaming together to get the artwork done.  Let me know what shape your artwork is when you get it.  You may be able to scan something that we don't have.

As for the dimensions... I just measured it and here they are:

Base (houses the left side monitor that is mounted facing up and power supply
Height:  79"
Width:  50"
Depth:  29"

Control Panel (houses the joysticks, PCB and coin doors)
Height:  41"
Width:  48"
Depth:  27"

Monitor Box (houses the right side monitor which faces forward).
Height:  23"
Width:  26"
Depth:  20"

It may even weigh more than that assembled.  But 450 - 550 is good rough estimation.

I highly doubt it will fit in your basement unless you have a walk in.  The angles going down stairs are tough.  Also, you'll probably have to remove the door to get it through most doorways.  My machine is sitting in my garage.  It would not fit in my basement (walk in from garage) due to the tight turn.

As for the transport.  I was able to fit the control panel in my truck (hatchback so it slid right in).  And the monitor also fit too (on a separate trip).  My buddy came with me the second time with a pickup truck and we put the base part of the unit on there and strapped it down.  There was NO way it would fit in my SUV.  A minivan?  Nope.

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« Reply #101 on: September 12, 2009, 11:18:41 pm »
We went for the up-sale and are getting track & field and vanguard as well, so I might as well rent a truck. Thanks for the insanely detailed information, and quickly at that! I registered on this forum just because of your post. I guess John was out of town for like a week, so I was having a really hard time waiting for the authorization :)

I will post some pics once I get the unit. I saw a video from like 5 feet away and the thing looks like it was used very gently. Be glad to contribute to the artwork/restoration collection.

fortunately, I recently stripped my basement down to the studs, so one entire side of the stairway is completely opened up. The largest doorway I have is 36 and the smallest is 32. Perhaps I am being overly optimistic, but with the dimensions you posted, I think it will fit. Guess I am never moving it it does.

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Re: Obtained an X-Men 6 Player cab!
« Reply #102 on: September 12, 2009, 11:30:18 pm »
It should barely squeak through as long as you don't have any turns.  Just keep in mind that this thing has a humongous footprint once you get it in!  It's not only 50" wide, but when assembled it's 76" deep!  That's over 6 feet away from the wall when standing in front of it!

I bought mine for $200 non-working (I test the PCB on another Jamma unit and it works fine, so it's probably wiring).  I'm curious what you got yours for?

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Re: Obtained an X-Men 6 Player cab!
« Reply #103 on: September 15, 2009, 10:15:48 pm »
What is left to be done on the CPO?

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Re: Obtained an X-Men 6 Player cab!
« Reply #104 on: September 16, 2009, 02:16:09 am »
We need the 6 characters completed.  We had attempted to vectorize them, but that came to a screeching halt and my volunteers never finished.  However, I have met someone who has been able to scan his control panel with much better results, as his characters were in better shape.  We may be able to Photoshop them instead of Vectorizing them.  I consider myself an expert with Photoshop so that' probably the route I will take, since I can't Vectorize to save my left (yet).

However, If someone can attempt to vectorize them, that may also be best.  Not sure yet.

I have attached the newly acquired scans of the 6 characters to this post.

Once I get the characters in there, I have to scale them, and then measure where the holes would go.  (I have the CPO plans thanks to Jakobud who happened to have the plans for the 6 player X-men cabinet).  So measuring should be a snap.

I already have the background all done (it's perfectly aligned - it took a while).  And the instructions have been finished as well.  I have the graphics for the attack, jump and mutant powers, but I need to measure where those go.

I've also attached what I've done so far with the CPO.  It may not look like a lot but tons of hours have been placed on getting the background perfect.

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Re: Obtained an X-Men 6 Player cab!
« Reply #105 on: September 16, 2009, 07:51:23 pm »
Hey,

    Well, I am certainly sorry, I didn't mean to just cut out on you. The last email I got from you put me under the impression that you found someone to finish vectorizing the last two characters -- primarily Colossus which I didn't think I could do. I admit, I did get kind of sidetracked over the summer with school and other stuff. Anyway, I am sorry for that -- I guess I just sort of fell out of the loop.

    It is too bad that the vectorization project fell apart. Back then, I felt like Colossus was the only real obstacle to finishing the CPO art. I mean, only Colossus and Cyclops were left, and Cyclops really didn't look to be that much of a hassle. I just don't think I have enough experience or talent to work on Colossus. I am surprised out of the many talented artists on this board that none of them wanted to take on Colossus.

    I am still interested in the project. I feel certain I could vectorize Cyclops; however, I won't lie. I have a very intense semester ahead of me, and I would certainly put school before any of the work I did here. So progress would be unpredictable and slow. Additionally, the bigger task would still be getting someone to work on Colossus. If no one else is able to do that, then it probably isn't worth the effort to finish vectorizing Cyclops.

   On another note, it looks like you are making pretty good headway on cleaning up the original art in photoshop. Personally, I think it should either be all vector or all photoshop. Mixing might not look the best. It is your project, so you can decide what you feel is the best.

  Once again, I am sorry for not coming through with the vector art.

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Re: Obtained an X-Men 6 Player cab!
« Reply #106 on: September 16, 2009, 08:04:49 pm »
Just for clarification, this is everything I had finished. I guess it could be of help to you. I made the background art pretty quickly, so it still needs a bit of work. Also, I didn't work on getting it to scale.

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Re: Obtained an X-Men 6 Player cab!
« Reply #107 on: September 16, 2009, 08:18:17 pm »
Willie again you did a fantastic job!! Lets see which way DeLuSioNaL wants to go from here.

Speaking see how cyclops is more clear thats because i did that one with the clear cover off. The only problem with that is it took all the white with it!!!.




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Re: Obtained an X-Men 6 Player cab!
« Reply #108 on: September 16, 2009, 08:37:10 pm »
You know what warmeister's images were quite good too!

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Re: Obtained an X-Men 6 Player cab!
« Reply #109 on: September 17, 2009, 09:38:41 pm »
Hey gang, don't get my cab for another week, but had some more simple questions.

1) Which controllers (position wise) are the ones wired into the jamma harness as opposed to wired directly into the board? Wondering if the option of sticking another board in there is an option. I realize it should technically work, but it would suck if P1 is the far left controller, even though that makes the most sense logically. Don't worry, I won't murder the cab, I want this thing for xmen, but thinking it might be fun to have another game or two to slap in there.

2) Looks like the primary monitor connects to the jamma interface and the secondary plugs into an RGB port on the board? Just curious how it all connects.

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Re: Obtained an X-Men 6 Player cab!
« Reply #110 on: September 20, 2009, 08:22:36 am »
1) Which controllers...
2) Looks like the primary monitor connects to the jamma interface and the secondary plugs into an RGB port on the board? Just curious how it all connects.

You are correct on #2. I can't vouch for #1 yet, it will be a short while before I can get to the machine again.

Got it going, everything but the sound. Wiring was hacked up quite a bit, don't know how much of a help it will be to everyone.

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Re: Obtained an X-Men 6 Player cab!
« Reply #111 on: September 22, 2009, 08:21:29 pm »
The two controllers on the far left are wired into the JAMMA harness as players one and two so yes it would be a bit of a pain playing other boards in some way. The right side monitor which hangs off the back receives its video signal from the JAMMA harness. The left side monitor connects to that small 4 pin connector on the pcb.

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« Reply #112 on: September 24, 2009, 09:33:03 am »
Picking my cab up tomorrow. After looking at DeLuSioNal29's dimensions, there is no way I can get the base into my basement in one piece, which leads to an unpleasant question. Could the base be separated? I am not sure if it is glued/expoxied/screwed/cammed together.

Obviously disassembly would take a long time, but I don't think I am moving for a few years, so I am OK with dumping some time into it so long as I don't kill the cabinet. I feat some of you are going to tell me that the artwork is overlayed on top of fasteners, or that there's a welded frame, etc. If that's the case, I guess it is time turn the 3 season room into a 4 season room :)

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Re: Obtained an X-Men 6 Player cab!
« Reply #113 on: September 28, 2009, 08:17:06 pm »
Got my cab, it unfortunately lives in my garage right now. I am not sure if it is good news or bad news, but someone previously disassembled the cab and put it back together and threw in a few wood screws here and there. The artwork on the sides now has some screw holes in it and is a bit beat up. All of the characters on the CP seem to be in good shape, save Wolverine. I will try to get some pics in the near future.


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Re: Obtained an X-Men 6 Player cab!
« Reply #114 on: September 29, 2009, 02:13:18 pm »
I found this graphic of Colossus on the web.  It's at 75 dpi and measures 371 x 325 pixels (4.947 in. x 4.333 in.)

Do you guys think that's sharp enough for the final product, since it's only a small element of the entire panel?

Thoughts?

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Re: Obtained an X-Men 6 Player cab!
« Reply #115 on: September 29, 2009, 05:17:30 pm »
Scott at Mamemarquees recommends using 200-300 DPI for the final piece. If you already have your final artwork at that DPI, then just place this file into it and see what it looks like. I don't think you would want to stretch it.

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Re: Obtained an X-Men 6 Player cab!
« Reply #116 on: October 19, 2009, 05:07:04 pm »
well I found this thread a couple of days ago and i'm a huge fan of the xmen so I made the vector of Cyclops you needed here is a png of the file for now if you give me a gmail address and I'll send you the ai file  ;D
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« Reply #117 on: October 19, 2009, 07:43:57 pm »
i have one of these nice big 6 player machines in my collection that is all original execpt for the powersupply.

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« Reply #118 on: October 20, 2009, 12:46:47 pm »
That is an ENORMOUS cab!

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Re: Obtained an X-Men 6 Player cab!
« Reply #119 on: October 20, 2009, 01:32:50 pm »
Well, I'm glad that this project is getting revived again.  I've been busy with other projects, but now that the weather is starting to get colder, it's time to go back indoors to work on artwork.    :applaud:

I have to say that I'm really pleased that there a lot more people that own this beast.  If we work together we can finally get this reproduction finished and everyone can benefit.

All of you guys have done a great job with the vectorization.  I am passing on Flip Willie's work to Necroticart so that he can touch them up with greater detail.  He also plans to work Colossus as well.  (That's a tough one with more detail to worry about).  Again, a big thanks goes out to Flip Willie for starting up the vectorization and for Necroticart for finishing them up.

Thanks to all and I can't wait to have this completed!

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Re: Obtained an X-Men 6 Player cab!
« Reply #120 on: October 20, 2009, 01:36:43 pm »
i have one of these nice big 6 player machines in my collection that is all original execpt for the powersupply.
Hey Wolfie,

Just for the heck of it:  Would you be able to scan all 6 characters on your CPO?  I'd like to also experiment with Photoshop to see which looks better, vectorization or raster graphics.  The background is has all been rasterized on my end of things and the characters may help.

Also, scans of the character coin decals and Marquee would be great!

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Re: Obtained an X-Men 6 Player cab!
« Reply #121 on: October 20, 2009, 02:43:25 pm »
well after an hour of work this is what i've got done on colossus. I wanted to show him off and I could not resist posting a WIP  >:D
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Re: Obtained an X-Men 6 Player cab!
« Reply #122 on: October 20, 2009, 02:53:44 pm »
Damn you're making me salivate!   :applaud:

Great job so far!

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Re: Obtained an X-Men 6 Player cab!
« Reply #123 on: October 20, 2009, 05:15:35 pm »
well after an hour of work this is what i've got done on colossus. I wanted to show him off and I could not resist posting a WIP  >:D

Wow, that is amazing work! I am very glad you decided to take this up - you are doing an excellent job.

As Delusional mentioned, I started work on the characters about 6 months ago and got Dazzler, Nightcrawler, Strom, and Wolverine to an acceptable state. I hope you will be able to incorporate them into the final piece; however, as you are obviously a very talented artist, I will not be offended with whatever you decide to do. ;)

The photo below shows everything I have done up to this point, and I would be more than happy to send any of it, if you require it. I vectorized everything in the image. For the background, I had to import my vector work into Photoshop to get it to tile seamlessly. The scaling may be off on the tiling.

EDIT: I now realize that I put a gradient on the Xmen logo (Which isn't quite how it looks in the original artwork), but that could be easily changed back to the solid gold one. Also, I didn't work to get everything to scale in this image.

Anyway, if there is anything I can help with, I would be more than happy to do so.

Thanks for picking up the project again!
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« Reply #124 on: October 20, 2009, 05:26:40 pm »
well after an hour of work this is what i've got done on colossus. I wanted to show him off and I could not resist posting a WIP  >:D

Colossus wearing the Venom suit.  Cool!    ;D



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Re: Obtained an X-Men 6 Player cab!
« Reply #125 on: October 20, 2009, 06:30:04 pm »
Hey FlipWillie,

Can you send me that .ai file of the background and logo.  I can't remember if you sent it to me already.  I'd like to take a look at it.  I created one in Photoshop that is perfectly lined up and looks great.  I could always use a program like VectorMagic to convert it.

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Re: Obtained an X-Men 6 Player cab!
« Reply #126 on: October 20, 2009, 06:39:30 pm »
Hey FlipWillie,

Can you send me that .ai file of the background and logo.  I can't remember if you sent it to me already.  I'd like to take a look at it.  I created one in Photoshop that is perfectly lined up and looks great.  I could always use a program like VectorMagic to convert it.

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Actually, I had to use Photoshop to get the background image to tile right. I vectored the background in illustrator and made that into a tile-able pattern in photoshop.

It has been a while since I looked at that artwork file, so I may have to sort some stuff out. As soon as I can, I will send it to you. What I will probably try to do is send you a Photoshop file with everything in a separate layer (i.e., characters, logo, and background are all separate layers).

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« Reply #127 on: October 20, 2009, 06:52:41 pm »
I'll send mine to you tonight.  It's huge though... be warned.  :-)
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Re: Obtained an X-Men 6 Player cab!
« Reply #128 on: October 21, 2009, 09:16:41 pm »
@DeLuSioNal29  and @Necroticart

Here is the illustrator file for what I have done on the background.

I was able to make the main background tile-able, but upon close inspection, you can tell that it isn't correct. I wasn't able to get illustrator to line up the pattern correctly. (That is why I had to use photoshop). I am sure it can be done, but I wasn't able to get it smooth.

Hope that helps.

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« Reply #129 on: October 21, 2009, 11:12:25 pm »
Hi all just putting up another wip this is taking longer than I thought it would hopefully I'll have it finished in a few days and this time around he does not look like venom as much ;D
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« Reply #130 on: October 21, 2009, 11:50:40 pm »
Hi all just putting up another wip this is taking longer than I thought it would hopefully I'll have it finished in a few days and this time around he does not look like venom as much ;D

Wow, it looks great.

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« Reply #131 on: October 23, 2009, 11:44:05 am »
Hi all just putting up another wip this is taking longer than I thought it would hopefully I'll have it finished in a few days and this time around he does not look like venom as much ;D

Wow, it looks great.

+1  :applaud: Awesome work is awesome.

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« Reply #132 on: October 25, 2009, 09:03:49 am »
thanks for the complaments here is another wip in the mean time I will hopefully have this finished by tomarrow thats if my boss does not throw anymore unfinished projects to me to finish.

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« Reply #133 on: October 25, 2009, 10:10:44 am »
The word "Behemoth" comes to mind.  That is huge!
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« Reply #134 on: October 25, 2009, 09:19:22 pm »
I'll send mine to you tonight.  It's huge though... be warned.  :-)
Oh yeah, a bit too huge to post.  Something like 700+mb.  I guess I won't be posting.  However, I can see if I can vectorize the background using Vector Magic.  We'll see how it goes.

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« Reply #135 on: October 25, 2009, 10:32:03 pm »
Wow!  Great work so far, you make it look easy.   :applaud:  I'm curious how you're going to handle Wolverine, he looks way detailed and tough!

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« Reply #136 on: October 26, 2009, 02:48:15 am »
thanks well i wanted to get him done so here is a preview I'll sent the actual AI file to your email DeLuSioNal and as far as wolverine goes ill go about getting him completed the same way with lots of little lines ;D plus I do have flip willies file to start from so all the outline work is done as far as it being tough its more patience then anything else.

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« Reply #137 on: October 29, 2009, 11:20:16 pm »
I dont wish to hijack a post but does anyone have pictures of the monitor box I have to make one for a 6 player cab its missing montor and box
so any details liek how its mounted thickness of wood etc would be great im searching now but doesnt seem to be to much aroudn on these cabs

the picture of the back of the box
and the dimensions someone posted will help
just hoping to get a little more info

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« Reply #138 on: October 30, 2009, 12:30:57 am »
I know jakobud.com has the cab plans you can download keep in mind I never looked at them so I don't know how accurate they are

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« Reply #139 on: November 04, 2009, 11:19:45 pm »
thanks Necroticart

unfortunately its missing the rear view and box blueprints (sucks)

thanks for the tip I have been there before for my dk cab dimensions and lost the link 


I notice in the picture posted here there are wood stoppers on the box could really use info on where the stoppers are located and where the 3 holes are top and bottom for mounting to l brackets

also if the dimensions listed are outer or inner?  I take it box is made out of 3/4 plywood

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« Reply #140 on: November 28, 2009, 12:57:14 am »
do you still need more detailed dimensions? I will be glad to step out into the garage on Sunday if need be.

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« Reply #141 on: November 29, 2009, 11:00:58 pm »
Does anyone know what one would call the CP connectors, I want to say they are 8 pins. Nobody ever wants to play storm, everyone wants to play cyclops and that position sucks. I want to rearrange the wiring for the CPs. Could wire this manually, but I want to use intermediary quick connects to preserve it.

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« Reply #142 on: December 14, 2009, 12:42:38 am »

Monitor Box (houses the right side monitor which faces forward).
Height:  23"
Width:  26"
Depth:  20"


built box to this spec and well it was abotu an inch to large on both sides
had to pull back apart not an easy task when you build liek me and cut 1 in height and 1 " width off to fit xmen cab
and still so tight i had to beat it in


not sure if your cab has a bigger hole but the one im workign on did not
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« Reply #143 on: December 14, 2009, 12:51:44 am »
do you still need more detailed dimensions? I will be glad to step out into the garage on Sunday if need be.
if you can answer a few questions it would be nice
 
I made the box and after cutting it down it fits real tight
but i have no clue how the inside is set up how monitor mounts in box

installing a k7000 into the cab that was not from this game other facing up montor is a k7000 if there are special mounts i do not have them. I know the wires are no where near long enough to make it to the back of the monitor box so ill need to make patch cables, k7000 duaghter board wires reach but the power does not and the sync cable has a wierd type molex i guess and i do not have a plug to match it still looking.
 
i take it the stoppers on the sides stop it flush with the inside ??? assuming
also what type bolts hold box in lags i would guess simular to the ones holding brackets to cab assumtion once agian

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Re: Obtained an X-Men 6 Player cab!
« Reply #144 on: December 25, 2009, 06:06:00 am »
Wow.  That thing is a  B E A S T. 

Surprised to see how many people have picked that up recently; I haven't seen one in a long time.  But then, I don't collect, at least not yet.  ;D

You guys are doing a great job on the artwork.  Can't wait to see how the restoration progresses!

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« Reply #145 on: January 24, 2010, 09:33:49 pm »
thanks well i wanted to get him done so here is a preview I'll sent the actual AI file to your email DeLuSioNal and as far as wolverine goes ill go about getting him completed the same way with lots of little lines ;D plus I do have flip willies file to start from so all the outline work is done as far as it being tough its more patience then anything else.
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Re: Obtained an X-Men 6 Player cab!
« Reply #146 on: January 27, 2010, 03:28:39 pm »
http://forums.arcade-museum.com/showthread.php?t=114116&highlight=bio+card

Here's a thread about someone who is attempting to reproduce the "bio card" that goes on the lower bezel area.  It looks promising.  Good work on your restore, mine just needs this card and a cap kit for the right monitor.

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Re: Obtained an X-Men 6 Player cab!
« Reply #147 on: January 27, 2010, 05:30:31 pm »
Great link.  Thanks.  I replied over in that forum as well.  They are looking for the purple X-men logo background (which I already created).

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« Reply #148 on: January 27, 2010, 08:11:52 pm »
Well as far as wolverine goes I should have him up by the end of the week. I would have had this done along time ago but I needed to do some major home improvement projects for example the kitchen. I also have been able to vector the background of the CPO while it's not 100% accurate it's close.

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« Reply #149 on: January 27, 2010, 08:24:28 pm »
Necro...  No need for apology.  :)  We are all very grateful to you for your help!

I myself have been swamped with arcade projects, home improvement (it never ends), work projects, a 17 month old and the moderation of the Maximus Arcade forum.  So I understand completely.  :)

I've also asked some of the guys over at the KLOV forums (topic listed above) for some help.  I am still awaiting a response.  I've also e-mailed Eric over at Vector Zorg http://vectorlib.free.fr/ Hopefully a nice team effort can be made to get this done.

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« Reply #150 on: January 30, 2010, 12:40:32 am »
well I was able to get wolverine finished I ended up working from scratch. Flip willies work was not proportioned right, no dis to flip willie his work is really good. Well any way here is a preview and I'm sure the colors are off the jpg was to faded to get an accurate read. Also I should have the rest up in no time as they are alot easier concidering they have alot less detail

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« Reply #151 on: January 30, 2010, 01:39:36 am »
Outstanding. You're doing a great service to fellow X-men arcade enthusiasts.

You rock!

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« Reply #152 on: February 02, 2010, 11:35:11 am »
Thanks, DeLuSioNaL and for now for all those who wanted to see storm in all her leather clad glory here is a finished preview pic only 2 more characters to go.

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« Reply #153 on: February 02, 2010, 12:29:35 pm »
Just to recap so far:

-  Background is done (purple X-men).  This is in Raster format which should be fine.  It looks perfect
-  Colossus done (.ai file received)
-  Cyclops done (.ai file received)
-  Wolverine done (.ai file received)
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-  Nightcrawler (work in progress)
-  Dazzler (work in progress)

Necro... if you can send me the .ai file for Storm that would be great.

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« Reply #154 on: February 04, 2010, 09:12:48 pm »
here is a preview of dazzler only nightcrawler is left and he is the easiest of the bunch.

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Re: Obtained an X-Men 6 Player cab!
« Reply #155 on: February 09, 2010, 10:25:08 pm »
Interestingly, it looks like the arcade Ground Kontrol just restored a 6 player X-men cabinet.

They say that they used customized artwork. The control panel artwork is different; however, it looks like the individual characters are still on the control panel.

Looks pretty sweet overall. Although, I can't say I approve of the cup holders on the control panel.  ;)

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« Reply #156 on: February 10, 2010, 09:26:37 am »
Their control panel turned out pretty nice (but I'd still go original)

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« Reply #157 on: February 11, 2010, 02:19:01 pm »
Definitely turned out nice the sentinels are a nice touch since you fight them about 90% of the time but I have to agree the original is still the best.

well anyway on to the good news Nightcrawler is finished here is a preview pic enjoy

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« Reply #158 on: February 11, 2010, 04:58:01 pm »
I'm all for originality...but that new CPO rocks the house.  If I had one, I'd def. use the new one.

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« Reply #159 on: February 14, 2010, 03:02:58 pm »
I'm all for originality...but that new CPO rocks the house.  If I had one, I'd def. use the new one.

I agree completely.  I'd be compelled to keep it authentic too, but the new one looks great.  The old one wasn't bad, but something about that X-Men logo tiled a million times over is mildly annoying.

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« Reply #160 on: February 14, 2010, 06:17:09 pm »
Update:  I'm working on the conversion of the .ai vectorized files of the characters into Photoshop format.  So far they are converting nicely.  I am color correcting them as needed.  I should have a sample rough draft graphic with mostly everything integrated by the end of the week.

In the meantime, Necroticart is working on the Attack, Jump and Mutant Power arrows for the CPO.  I also have access to some marquee scans as well that can be vectorized if needed.  (And the character scans above the coin doors if I recall, but I'll have to check).

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« Reply #161 on: February 15, 2010, 03:38:53 am »
Might as well do an update of my own. :) as DeLuSioNal stated I'm vectorizing the attack, jump and ,mutant arrows I've also decided to vector the instruction card on the CP which at this point is almost finished look for it tomorrow night.

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« Reply #162 on: February 15, 2010, 12:21:54 pm »
Cool!  Let me know if you need the artwork for the card.  Scott over at Mamemarquees.com was gracious enough to supply me with his 4 player X-men repro artwork, which is in perfect condition.  The 4 player card is an exact duplicate of the 6 player card but with a couple of minor changes in wording.  I have already made those changes. (see attached) pic.  You can use this image for vectorization.  However, it does already look quite good as is.

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« Reply #163 on: February 15, 2010, 03:55:45 pm »
I'm about finished with the vector on the inst card all thats needed is the xmen logo vectored  in might as well finish it

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« Reply #164 on: February 16, 2010, 11:14:07 am »
Well, I finished up the instruction card and arrows. I only did the first 3 seeing as the text and arrows are interchangeable here is a preview pic enjoy.

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Re: Obtained an X-Men 6 Player cab!
« Reply #165 on: February 17, 2010, 01:01:35 am »
Thanks.  I received the .ai file.  However, you'll still need to vectorize the arrow on the lower right.  It's a different "attack" graphic.

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« Reply #166 on: February 18, 2010, 09:41:55 am »
fixed, send the updated AI file

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« Reply #167 on: February 19, 2010, 06:44:54 pm »
Have you heard of any progress being made on the reproduction of the bezel bio card?

I'm not feelin' the redesigned control panel overlay they used.

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« Reply #168 on: February 20, 2010, 01:16:01 am »
So I've color corrected Wolverine.  It was a major hassle to correct it in Illustrator, so I did it in Photoshop.

See sample below.  Much better in my opinion.  Now onto the other characters.

Old coloring vs. New pictured below.

P.S. - The .jpg compression makes the skin looker pinker than it really is.  But the original HQ .psd file looks awesome.

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« Reply #169 on: February 20, 2010, 01:37:44 am »
Have you heard of any progress being made on the reproduction of the bezel bio card?

I'm not feelin' the redesigned control panel overlay they used.
We're working on that next.  :)  Necrotic art is going to vectorize them.  I've sent him the HQ file scans.

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« Reply #170 on: February 22, 2010, 09:52:49 am »
Nice!  I assume it will be available for all who want to purchase it?  :cheers:

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« Reply #171 on: February 22, 2010, 12:42:21 pm »
Nice!  I assume it will be available for all who want to purchase it?  :cheers:
Yes, all of the reproduction materials will be available for purchase in the future at mamemarquees.com.   :applaud:

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« Reply #172 on: March 11, 2010, 05:41:18 pm »
Is the front and side art going to get reproduced?

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« Reply #173 on: March 13, 2010, 10:03:11 pm »
I hope to get all the art reproduced as soon as I finish the instruction card i'll work on more as long as I can good scans or photos

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« Reply #174 on: March 14, 2010, 07:18:12 pm »
Front Art (of control panel) is done.  Side art (of control panel) has been scanned and I have to get those to Necroticart for vectorization.

At this time there are no plans to reproduce the rest of the side art.  Unless someone volunteers to scan them.

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« Reply #175 on: March 16, 2010, 09:43:45 pm »
Mine is trashed.  It's beat up beyond scanning.  Anyone have some good side art on their machine?

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« Reply #176 on: April 13, 2010, 07:50:40 am »
I'm re-asembling and almost done.  I've got some extra ground straps that weren't connected andsome loose wire.  Not exactly sure of their placement.  Could someone take some pics of the inside of their cab?  I'd like to see where the straps are anchored, just to get it as close to original as possible.  The bottom and insides of the cab, the monitor, and a shot or two underneath the cp would be great.  Thanks!

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« Reply #177 on: May 04, 2010, 12:29:31 pm »
nice find

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« Reply #178 on: August 18, 2010, 01:21:03 pm »
OK, time to revive this project once again!   :applaud:

I'm working on placing all the graphics, but I have to admit, I'm no expert.  My biggest fear is that I measure, place them all and then when it prints things won't line up.  I've included a sample of the "before" and "after" below.

So I need the following:
-  Someone who's an expert at repro artwork who can guide me to measuring and scaling, etc.
-  I need a couple of things vectorized.  I'm missing the "Attack" arrows which are not as curved for Cyclops, Colossus, Wolverine and Storm. They all use the same arrow design so only one needs vectorization.  I also need the purple text below the X-men logo vectorized.
-  Konami logo above the X-men logo.  I may have this somewhere, if not I may have a buddy who saved it before the arwork site went down.  Anyone else have it?

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« Reply #179 on: August 18, 2010, 01:39:33 pm »
Nice to see you back at it Delusional - I've been watching this one for a while!

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« Reply #180 on: August 18, 2010, 05:57:41 pm »
i'm still at work on the project just got a little side tracked. Here is some of what I have finished. as for what you need on the CP just send me some pics I will vector whatever you need.

Edit: did a komami logo I will email it to you
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« Reply #181 on: August 21, 2010, 04:06:38 pm »
Necro - I just sent you the scans of the side art.  Both sides are exactly the same so it only needs to be done once.

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« Reply #182 on: August 22, 2010, 06:38:52 pm »
Edit: did a komami logo I will email it to you

Have you seen this?
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« Reply #183 on: August 22, 2010, 07:34:04 pm »
Thanks.  However, Necrotic art was kind enough to vectorize it for me.  :)
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« Reply #184 on: August 23, 2010, 06:42:12 pm »
A while back I had scanned the sideart of the control panel.  I finally got around to piecing it together so that it can be vectorized.  However, I'm missing a sliver on the right side so I'll need to rescan those parts.

In the meantime, I have passed this along to Necroticart so that he can begin vectorization of the graphic.  Necro... don't use the version I have attached here, I have e-mailed you a higher resolution version.

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« Reply #185 on: August 26, 2010, 11:23:19 pm »
Pretty cool and very colossal
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« Reply #186 on: August 28, 2010, 02:18:10 pm »
I finished the second set of characters for the bezel here is a preview

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« Reply #187 on: December 09, 2010, 11:29:53 pm »
I just picked up a free 6 player cab! :D

A local skate rink was going to tear it apart and dumpster it, so I thought I'd save it from peril. Thanks to this thread, it was cake to take it apart...and I found out it fits in a 6ft dakota bed. :3

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« Reply #188 on: December 10, 2010, 03:28:20 am »
I just picked up a free 6 player cab! :D

A local skate rink was going to tear it apart and dumpster it, so I thought I'd save it from peril. Thanks to this thread, it was cake to take it apart...and I found out it fits in a 6ft dakota bed. :3
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« Reply #189 on: December 22, 2010, 06:40:42 pm »
Nice score, first 6 player I've seen. :applaud:

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« Reply #190 on: December 31, 2010, 02:30:39 pm »
Figured I'd revive this thread, now that I can work on it a bit more again due to the cold weather outside (I live in NY).

I'm still looking for someone to help me with placing the graphics?  I have all of the elements that I need.  I must admit I'm horrible with scaling stuff.  It would be a shame to have it printed and then it not fit the panel.  Any volunteers?

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Re: Obtained an X-Men 6 Player cab!
« Reply #191 on: January 12, 2011, 06:07:02 pm »
Does anyone know what make/model the coin mechs are? They are the only things missing off my machine from what I can tell.

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« Reply #192 on: February 26, 2011, 09:55:10 pm »
Time to go all necromancer on this thread  >:D Here is a preview of the finished vector for the CP Sideart



 

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« Reply #193 on: February 27, 2011, 06:41:46 pm »
Time to go all necromancer on this thread  >:D Here is a preview of the finished vector for the CP Sideart

Wow, it looks amazing. Great work!

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Re: Obtained an X-Men 6 Player cab!
« Reply #194 on: February 28, 2011, 01:27:34 am »
Does anyone know what make/model the coin mechs are? They are the only things missing off my machine from what I can tell.
I'd have to look but I'm pretty sure they're HAPP.
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« Reply #195 on: February 28, 2011, 01:29:38 am »
Here is a preview of the finished vector for the CP Sideart

Yep, looks great.  I'm glad my scans were adequate for the vectorization.  I'll double-check the measurements later this week.
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« Reply #196 on: March 18, 2011, 08:30:56 pm »
I cant wait I need some new art for my cab any updates guys?

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Re: Obtained an X-Men 6 Player cab!
« Reply #197 on: March 18, 2011, 10:15:00 pm »
First time seeing this thread, I so want a working 6 player X-Men cab. This is making me depressed  :cry:. But I shall find one some day...
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« Reply #198 on: March 18, 2011, 11:10:27 pm »
The guy I just bought my cab from is also selling a mint condition xmen 6 player cab for $50. If anyone is interested, I'm sure he would part out some of the art like the ID cards.

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« Reply #199 on: March 19, 2011, 10:31:54 am »
It's in Colorado Springs.

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« Reply #200 on: March 19, 2011, 11:44:59 pm »
It's in Colorado Springs.

I'm moving to Colorado, that's the only way.

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Re: Obtained an X-Men 6 Player cab!
« Reply #201 on: March 21, 2011, 05:35:12 pm »
The guy I just bought my cab from is also selling a mint condition xmen 6 player cab for $50. If anyone is interested, I'm sure he would part out some of the art like the ID cards.
PM me his info.  It would go towards a good cause.

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Re: Obtained an X-Men 6 Player cab!
« Reply #202 on: April 08, 2011, 12:21:21 am »
Does anyone know how the Ground Kontrol guys managed to wire up their X-man refurb to a 42" LCD TV Monitor?  I know it's not too difficult to take 2 LCDs and replace the two arcade monitors, but how do you replace 2 monitors with 1 LCD and still have it all look seamless on the screen?

Linky here:  http://groundkontrol.com/wordpress/?p=1141#more-1141

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« Reply #203 on: April 18, 2011, 12:30:17 pm »
Ok I think I answered my own question after a bit more research.  It looks like several LCD tvs let you watch "side-by-side" inputs on the TV.  I assume they just wired up each output through a video converter and then into the LCD tv and they're using the side-by-side feature to display both screens.  Cool!

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« Reply #204 on: April 18, 2011, 12:44:03 pm »
I don't know if the 6 player Xmen board is any different from a 4 player (or single monitor) Xmen board, but if it's the same it might just be a dipswitch or system setting for dual monitor/6 player mode and a spare connector for the other monitor on the board.

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Re: Obtained an X-Men 6 Player cab!
« Reply #205 on: April 25, 2011, 12:17:26 pm »
I don't know if the 6 player Xmen board is any different from a 4 player (or single monitor) Xmen board, but if it's the same it might just be a dipswitch or system setting for dual monitor/6 player mode and a spare connector for the other monitor on the board.
It's an entirely different PCB board.

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Re: Obtained an X-Men 6 Player cab!
« Reply #206 on: May 13, 2011, 07:31:23 pm »
I ran across this site the other night while looking for X-Men 6 Player arcade art.  I am building a small computer case that looks just like the X-Men 6 Player arcade.  I was needing the graphics for it.  I don't have to have them huge, because the size of the my custom case is very small compared to the full size arcade.  I was wondering if I could get a copy of your graphics for my project.  Also, I am pretty good with Photoshop and Illustrator.  I am using CS5.  I do web design and other projects that require it.  If you need some stuff finished up, I would be glad to see what I could do.  It is great to see so many restorations.  I have a Sega Super GT Arcade Machine.  Talk about a monster to move around!

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« Reply #207 on: May 30, 2011, 10:06:35 am »
If anyone is interested...I found the instruction manual! :3

It's a pdf even...

http://thearcadeboneyard.info/Arcade_Manuals/arcademanuals_x/X-Men_%286%20player%29.pdf

Enjoy!

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« Reply #208 on: August 08, 2011, 03:25:51 pm »
OK time for an update after getting side tracked for awhile I have found time to complete the last set of characters for the bezel. now all that is need is to combine them.


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« Reply #209 on: August 18, 2011, 03:29:12 am »
OK time for an update after getting side tracked for awhile I have found time to complete the last set of characters for the bezel. now all that is need is to combine them.

Wow, those look great!

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« Reply #210 on: August 31, 2011, 01:27:55 am »
I have an X-Men 6 Player unit that I need to move ... about to add several pieces to my arcade and need the space.  The unit was working when we unplugged it to move to an area outside the arcade.  It has lots of wear from years of play but I see that you guys are kicking out some incredible graphics to restore your games.

Wish I could keep it and do a restoration but need the space ...

If you're interested please respond.  I am in the Nashville, TN area.  SkateWest@aol.com

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« Reply #211 on: January 31, 2012, 05:22:23 pm »
Hello all, I am new here, and I just got a 6 player X-men cabinet.  It works great, but it has some damage to the graphics around the joysticks.  I ran into this thread and was wondering if the Graphics you all were working on ever got finished, if not then I was also wondering if I could get someone to send me some copies of the files, so that I could work on it?  Any information would be great. 

Thanks in advance for any help.

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Re: Obtained an X-Men 6 Player cab!
« Reply #212 on: February 17, 2012, 09:40:55 pm »
Bump! I am hoping we can get this project going again! :)

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« Reply #213 on: April 04, 2012, 09:21:30 am »
I just need the measurements on the control panel I have all the artwork for it finished for it so if anyone could help it would be appreciated
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« Reply #214 on: April 05, 2012, 04:22:36 am »
Off topic, but appropriate.

I was bored last night, so I made this: (Turn down your volume)  ;D

High quality Flash Version on DeviantArt.


Hopefully, other Xmen Arcade lovers appreciate this!
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« Reply #215 on: May 06, 2012, 11:39:36 pm »
Quote
Off topic, but appropriate...

Dude...That's straight boss.

Nice work! :D

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« Reply #216 on: May 07, 2012, 01:41:05 am »
Still off topic:

High Quality Flash Version on DeviantArt.


Man, I need to stop wasting so much time...  ;D
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« Reply #217 on: October 03, 2012, 04:16:48 pm »
Did this project ever get finished? It was so far along

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« Reply #218 on: March 17, 2013, 04:48:22 pm »
Is this project really dead?  If it is, Necroticart, could you send me the work you've done so far (pm me and we'll come up with a way to transfer the files)?  I would like to upload it to public ftp in order for someone else to use it.  It would be a shame if all this work just died... 

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« Reply #219 on: March 17, 2013, 07:53:06 pm »
Is this project really dead?  If it is, Necroticart, could you send me the work you've done so far (pm me and we'll come up with a way to transfer the files)?  I would like to upload it to public ftp in order for someone else to use it.  It would be a shame if all this work just died...
Not in the least!  It's just been on Hatius for a while due to...  Life.   :-\  I actually planned on donating the COMPLETED files over to mamemarquees.com so that they'd be available to order in the future.  I worked out a deal with them there.  I need to touch base with him again since I no longer own the cabinet.  That said.  I know a guy who still does own it and I'm still dedicated to completing this project (with the help of other community members of course).

Since it's been quite a while since I've worked on it, I re-read this entire thread and took notes on what has been completed and what still needs to be done.  I'd like to officially revive the project and would welcome any help that people can give me.  I have all the required files backed up safely.

Completed so far:
1)X-men background expanded and stitched together based on 4-player background – Completed.
2)Vectorization of all 6 characters – Completed.
3)Vectorization of “Jump”, “Attack” and “Mutant Power” graphics – Completed.
4)Vectorization of yellow X-Men logo – Completed.
5)Vectorization of “Konami” logo – Completed.
6)Vectorization of Instruction Cards (same graphic x2) – Completed.
7)Front kick plate graphic – Completed. (Needs dimensions verified)
8 )Left/Right side control panel graphic (same graphic both sides) – Completed. (Needs to be sized)
9)Bezel character bio graphics – WIP (Needs to be pieced together with background)
     a.Cyclops – Completed.
     b.Colossus – Completed.
     c.Wolverine – Completed.
     d.Storm – Completed.
     e.Nightcrawler – Completed.
     f.Dazzler – Completed.

Things still needed:
1)Coin Door Character arrows (3 characters on each side)
     a.Scan needed
     b.Vectorization needed.
2)Measurement of where everything goes on the control panel.  I need it to be accurate so that when it’s printed it fits perfectly over the original control panel with all the holes lining up.
3)Measurement of where everything goes on the Bezel character sticker.
4)Marquee scan (vectorized?)  Thought I saw it on e-bay as a reproduction that a guy can easily print.

In summary:  Times have changed.  My upgraded 8 core graphics workstation computer runs a heck of a lot faster making it a lot more fun to work with these huge Photoshop files.  It slices through them like butter now.   :applaud:
We  also have a lot more interest due to more people needing the artwork.  It was tough in the past to get people to contribute.  Hopefully we can all work together to complete this project so that the community can benefit.

So... any volunteers?

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« Reply #220 on: March 23, 2013, 06:56:54 pm »
Unfortunately, the only skills I could contribute are not needed/realistic (woodworking and engineering).  If I knew how to make vector art, I would help you out  :dunno

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« Reply #221 on: March 25, 2013, 12:32:41 pm »
Did the art from this project ever get posted anywhere?  I'd really like to use it as a starting point for a custom project.

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« Reply #222 on: May 11, 2013, 02:32:53 pm »
Just picked one of these up yesterday: http://imgur.com/a/NMd3K  First cabinet in my future personal arcade. Already starting planning the restoration process.

So I'm very interested in helping the project along in any way I can. Not experienced in vectoring graphics, but I can provide detailed photos and measurements that are still needed. As you can see from the photos, the graphics are not in the best of shape but it's all there. I also have an original manual and some details schematics of the control panel I can pass along. I'm PM'ing DeLuSioNal29 hoping we can finally get this project moving again.


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« Reply #223 on: May 23, 2013, 02:58:04 pm »
Hang in there!  I am artistically useless but I definately want this art file!!  Im like that guy  at mile 23 drinking a beer and screaming "believe in yourself!" at the marathon runner whos aabout to poop himself.

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« Reply #224 on: June 22, 2013, 07:45:55 am »
Ok I think I answered my own question after a bit more research.  It looks like several LCD tvs let you watch "side-by-side" inputs on the TV.  I assume they just wired up each output through a video converter and then into the LCD tv and they're using the side-by-side feature to display both screens.  Cool!

Half right. I found a set that does PIP side by side, hoping to do something really cool with the 6 player I'm in the middle of rebuilding/restoring. However, the video for the left screen (the one that's mounted facing up through that mirrored pane) has it's signal mirrored coming from the PCB.  :banghead: Doh! Was hoping it was mirrored at the tube and not the board.

Can't see a way of making it work without some device between the PCB and LCD that will flip the video signal horizontally. Does anyone know of any CGA-VGA converters that does this? Or maybe any other solution that doesn't cost 300+ bucks like some of the video converters I've seen online???

Also, I have taken some high-res shots of the graphics on my 6 player if anyone is interested in keeping this project going. Please PM me so I can setup some kind of share for the pics. I also have a marquee and hopefully soon new front artwork for the control console that can be scanned for anyone interested in working with me on this.

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« Reply #225 on: September 15, 2013, 11:34:41 pm »
If anyone has a scan of the left side of the marquee for this, I would be infinitely appreciative.

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« Reply #226 on: November 17, 2014, 06:19:58 pm »
What has happened with this project? I just got a 6-player game and I would love to get some art for it.

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« Reply #227 on: December 07, 2014, 03:41:00 am »
Alright, I'm reigniting this thread. I got all of Delusional's assets and I'm working on new ones I did a scan of my marquee last night and here's where I am on vectorizing it. I'm using a Surface Pro 2 touchscreen/stylus. It makes removing the backgrounds not too hard at all. Hopefully I can have the marquee finished in a few days.


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« Reply #228 on: December 08, 2014, 12:23:52 pm »
Awesome to hear! I can't wait to see one of these awesome machines get a full restoration!

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« Reply #229 on: December 09, 2014, 01:31:40 pm »
Marquee update:
I spent some more time last night taking the marquee image apart and vectrizing it. I finished getting all the characters. I've started adding color, but I need to get my palette finalized (all of the graphics use the same colors).

I'm not an Illustrator pro, so I'm doing most of my work in photoshop, and then moving it over to Illustrator to vectorize the images.

Here's some pictures for you.

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« Reply #231 on: December 10, 2014, 05:28:13 pm »
Got Cyclops and Dazzler colored last night. Started on Storm but not finished yet.

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« Reply #232 on: December 11, 2014, 02:21:16 pm »
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« Reply #233 on: December 12, 2014, 04:52:34 pm »
Finished the rest of the characters. I just need to vectorize the background and the logos with the right colors and the marquee will be done.

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« Reply #234 on: December 14, 2014, 01:16:33 pm »
Awesome! Keep up the good work man! Be the first to finish this!

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« Reply #235 on: December 15, 2014, 03:31:46 am »
No update on the artwork right now. Instead I spent my weekend getting the game fully assembled and running :)


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« Reply #236 on: December 15, 2014, 09:18:17 am »
Be careful of getting it playable! It might make you complacent and not finish it!

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« Reply #237 on: December 15, 2014, 11:08:29 am »
Finished the rest of the characters. I just need to vectorize the background and the logos with the right colors and the marquee will be done.
You should already have the completed background in .PSD format in the Dropbox folder I shared.  (The X-men lettering on the purple background).  The original artwork came from Scott Prior from GameonGrafix.com who was gracious enough to supply me with the pristine 4-player graphic files that he uses to print.  I isolated the background and expanded it for the CPO, etc.  You should be good to go using those, I don't think you need to vectorize it.


You should also have the Konami logo vectorized (.ai).  It's in there!  Let me know if you can't find it.

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« Reply #238 on: December 15, 2014, 01:06:31 pm »
I saw those, I'll definitely use the logos, but I still think I want to vectorize the background. It will make the lines and the colors look a lot cleaner.

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« Reply #239 on: December 16, 2014, 01:56:02 pm »
After some more work on the marquee last night, I determined that I do in fact need to redo the logo and vectorize the background. When I magnified the background to be the right size, it looked very pixelated.

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« Reply #240 on: December 17, 2014, 04:01:43 am »
Update on the marquee:
I spent some time tonight putting together the background texture for all of the art. It might need a little tweaking, but here it is with what I have done of the marquee.

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« Reply #241 on: December 20, 2014, 10:57:38 pm »
I finished working on the marquee tonight. Here's what it looks like.


Here's my scan of the original for reference.


My next project is going to be tackling the CPO.

Edit by mod:  Images downloaded from KLOV, posted on BYOAC and linked updated in this post.
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« Reply #242 on: December 22, 2014, 08:37:48 am »
I could see them, but I have a KLOV account too :)  Cobo, can you edit your post and unquote the big pix?

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« Reply #243 on: December 22, 2014, 12:00:24 pm »
Edited!


That marquee is looking great man! Keep up the good work and get this cabinet finished!

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« Reply #244 on: December 22, 2014, 02:09:06 pm »
That looks great!

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« Reply #245 on: December 29, 2014, 11:00:48 am »
Are you still alive man! Did you survive the holidays with your 6 player curse?

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« Reply #246 on: January 02, 2015, 10:49:11 pm »
I'm alive, things have just been slow while I've been on vacation. I'm waiting on a getting a high-res (900 dpi) scan of the characters on the CPO. I'm not a big fan of how a few of them were auto-vectorized, and I would like to redo them. I'm doing my best to keep as many of the fine details as possible.

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« Reply #247 on: January 05, 2015, 01:50:38 pm »
UPDATE!!!

I'm still waiting on high-res scans of the CPO characters, so I moved on to the bezel. I re-scanned, traced, and colored most of the characters. I'm having a real ---smurfette--- of a time getting a perfectly straight scan because I'm using a wand scanner. It doesn't really matter for the art, but it's a big problem with text. I'm trying to figure out the font of the character cards so I can just reproduce the test rather than vectorize it.

Here is what I have done so far.
(Dazzler's text is vectorized original text)

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« Reply #248 on: January 07, 2015, 09:57:50 am »
I know that you are going for accuracy, but if you get it close enough, I doubt that anyone would care if you used Calibri instead of vectorizing the original and using that.

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« Reply #249 on: January 09, 2015, 12:53:21 pm »
Small update:

I was able to get my hands on a flat scanner, so I'll be able to re-scan the bezel art and get the text looking nice and pretty.

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« Reply #250 on: January 10, 2015, 11:53:20 am »
Awesome! Just keep going on this man! Don't let the curse strike you too!

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« Reply #251 on: January 10, 2015, 03:54:13 pm »
The character files that I supplied to you for the CPO were not auto vectorized. They were done by hand. Do you have the right files?  :-)
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« Reply #252 on: January 12, 2015, 12:19:16 pm »
The character files that I supplied to you for the CPO were not auto vectorized. They were done by hand. Do you have the right files?  :-)

Maybe? None of them were vector files and they were pretty low-res.

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« Reply #253 on: January 12, 2015, 02:11:24 pm »
They should all be in EPS format for Illustrator. Let me double check.
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« Reply #254 on: January 12, 2015, 02:26:52 pm »
I just cheked the stuff you sent me again. It didn't have the bezel art.

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« Reply #255 on: January 12, 2015, 07:41:42 pm »
The character files that I supplied to you for the CPO were not auto vectorized. They were done by hand. Do you have the right files?  :-)
I'm talking about the CPO graphics.  I supplied the vectorized .AI files (I said .eps files earlier but I meant .ai).

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« Reply #256 on: January 21, 2015, 11:13:38 am »
Any update on this man? Any work get done over the three day weekend?

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« Reply #257 on: January 26, 2015, 10:09:06 am »
Two weeks with no updates. Has the curse got him too?

I have found a 6 player machine nearby me for sale, I am tempted but I don't want to be abducted in the middle of the night before I can finish vectorizing artwork. :)

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« Reply #258 on: January 26, 2015, 01:22:39 pm »
1. Get that machine :P

2. I'm still working, just very slowly. A lot of my time is going into planning a wedding right now. My biggest block on real progress is that I'm still waiting on high res scans of the character artwork for the CPO. Some of the vector files I have a great and I'm going to use them, but I want to redo certain ones.

I'm a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to stuff like this.

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« Reply #259 on: January 26, 2015, 02:30:35 pm »
Well, I am bidding on it, but I have no clue what the guy's reserve price is.

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« Reply #260 on: January 26, 2015, 05:27:24 pm »
I found the auction. Should you win this game, I am counting on you to scan the CPO characters for me.

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