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MORTAL KOMBAT Mame (coin lights finally hooked up)
« on: December 27, 2009, 01:47:47 am »
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Hope you like my posts. Btw this was my third and most recent mame project. Each cabinet I built the quality improved drastically. I always was into Mortal Kombat, but when I saw yourmameman now know as yourmkarcadesoure on youtube video of the building of a mk3 cabinet I had to do it as well.
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Re: MORTAL KOMBAT Mame
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2009, 09:24:53 am »
4 posts, 3 projects... good luck keeping that ratio :p

nice slie show, got any hi res pix to post?? What version of MAME, what are the PC specs (noticed the Dell case) front end ,etc, etc.... the devil's in the details.
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Re: MORTAL KOMBAT Mame
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2009, 10:53:43 am »
I wanted to get the videos out of the way.. they have been on youtube for a while anyway lol. The computer is this  Dell OptiPlex GX280 Desktop PC - Intel Pentium 4 2.8GHz, 512MB DDR2, 40GB HDD, CD-ROM, Windows XP Pro (Off-Lease) $149.99 from tiger direct, I upgraded the ram to 1gig. I have the UI32 0.130 version of mame from march 2009. I used maximus arcade for the frontend, and movie previews from emumovies.com but the monitor was turning on and off evertime I would go into a game on maximus.. and I definitely don't want it burning out so I just use plain mame for now. I have a mk1 dedicated cabinet which I got all my measurements from so the mk3 cab I built is spot on except the front panel, and the width is one inch wider then a dedicated midway so it would be easier to install the monitor.
walk through of mame cab


I INSTALLED A NEW CAP KIT AND FLYBACK IN THE MK1 WHICH SLOVED THE PROBLEM this is a old video.
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Re: MORTAL KOMBAT Mame
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2009, 11:41:24 am »
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Re: MORTAL KOMBAT Mame
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2009, 11:47:08 am »
side view pic.. let me know if you want to see other views.

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Re: MORTAL KOMBAT Mame
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2009, 01:40:24 pm »
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« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2009, 01:41:32 pm »
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Re: MORTAL KOMBAT Mame
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2009, 01:48:21 pm »
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« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2009, 01:51:55 pm »
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« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2009, 01:55:35 pm »
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Re: MORTAL KOMBAT Mame
« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2009, 01:59:38 pm »
I didn't realize how many pics I could post at once  :dizzy:  :banghead: If anybody wants to see high res pics that are in the youtube video that I didn't post yet let me know the time in the video. I'm always more then happy to help anyone out being that I had help from lots of people myself.  :cheers:

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Re: MORTAL KOMBAT Mame
« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2009, 02:25:20 pm »
I am still amazed at how detailed this cabinet came out. I saw this cabinet in person and I must admit it looked identical to a legit cab! Congrats Pete on a job well done!  :applaud:

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Re: MORTAL KOMBAT Mame
« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2009, 02:50:03 pm »
Javier  :cheers: bro but yours puts mine to shame. You have such a extensive collection of emulators and games.  :dunno lol these icons are great  :laugh2:

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Re: MORTAL KOMBAT Mame
« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2009, 08:01:32 pm »
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Re: MORTAL KOMBAT Mame
« Reply #15 on: December 30, 2009, 09:06:10 am »
Petes cabinet is sexy!!!

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Re: MORTAL KOMBAT Mame
« Reply #16 on: December 30, 2009, 04:08:27 pm »
Justin  :cheers: whats going on? all my youtube friends are on here its great  :applaud:

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Re: MORTAL KOMBAT Mame (coin lights finally hooked up)
« Reply #17 on: March 01, 2010, 12:14:34 am »
Its been about a year since I built this and I finally got around to hooking up the coin lights.  :applaud:

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Re: MORTAL KOMBAT Mame (coin lights finally hooked up)
« Reply #18 on: March 01, 2010, 03:26:51 pm »
good job.

now get yo ass back to jersy shore lol..

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Re: MORTAL KOMBAT Mame (coin lights finally hooked up)
« Reply #19 on: March 01, 2010, 03:47:18 pm »
Looks great and I really like the Mini MKII cabinet there.  Any more pics or progress on it?  Your HAPP joysticks also look to be mounted a bit low but I see why because you didn't route a recess from underneath like this.



Again I am real picky when it comes to joystick height but everything else looks great!   :cheers:
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Re: MORTAL KOMBAT Mame (coin lights finally hooked up)
« Reply #20 on: March 01, 2010, 04:21:11 pm »
@SNAAKE  Thanks bro.   :laugh2:

@mwong168 You hit the nail on the head about me not routing the underside for the joysticks. The joysticks do sit a little low but they work perfect and are super responsive.. I pull off fatalities on Mortal Kombat games FLAWLESSLY. On the mini cabs I routed for the base of the joysticks like you did in your pic. I have everything except the computers, and artwork which I just loaded onto the usb memory stick so that should be printed by the weekend and there should be some update pictures worth showing.  I had bad luck twice, and was shipped broken computers on 2 occasions... So now I just have to figure out if I want to buy the components and build it myself, or buy a refurb PC.  :cheers:

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« Reply #21 on: March 01, 2010, 05:18:52 pm »
The only advantage I can see of not routing the panel is that you can use a wood screw from underneath to secure and mount the plate to since there would be anywhere from 5/8" to 3/4" depending on the thickness of wood you used for your panel.  Once you route it out like mine you have to drill four holes and secure with some carriage bolts and nuts from underneath.  However in my last bartop and two wireless HAPP controllers I had I used 2-3 pieces of scrap wood as strapping so that I didn't have to bolt in from the top.  I wish I had done this with my showcase pedestal but too late now.  I guess you learn from every project you get into.  Fortunately for my brother in-law who has yet to start his cabinet will have it done exactly how I would have done mine from scratch.

Is that the reason why you didn't route your full size MK cabinet because you didn't want to use bolts going in from the top? 
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Re: MORTAL KOMBAT Mame (coin lights finally hooked up)
« Reply #22 on: March 01, 2010, 05:36:20 pm »
Mwong168 to be honest with you I copied everything from my original Mk1 cabinet, (except the front panel) and the joysticks were countersunk into the cp on the factory cabinet(see pics below). What do you mean by strapping with the scrap wood?  :dunno post a pic if you have one please.

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« Reply #23 on: March 08, 2010, 01:37:59 pm »
What do you mean by strapping with the scrap wood?  :dunno post a pic if you have one please.

Here is a pic from my latest two wireless HAPP/iL fight stick builds.  (check my sig for other pics).



I had to use a third piece to stop it from shifting left and right because my brother in-law routed a little bit too much but if you have a right fit the two long ones should suffice.
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Re: MORTAL KOMBAT Mame (coin lights finally hooked up)
« Reply #24 on: March 08, 2010, 05:03:45 pm »
Very cool, now I understand completely. Thanks mwong168. very neat work by the way.  :cheers:

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« Reply #25 on: March 08, 2010, 05:34:07 pm »
Very cool, now I understand completely. Thanks mwong168. very neat work by the way.  :cheers:

Thanks, it ain't pretty but it beats having to drill four holes and feed carriage bolts from the top.  Besides can only been seen from the inside and doesn't affect the way the stick plays or looks and also keep things looking clean without obstructing your control panel artwork too.
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Re: MORTAL KOMBAT Mame (coin lights finally hooked up)
« Reply #26 on: March 08, 2010, 11:01:58 pm »
Bolts visible on the cp artwork aren't for me either except on the trackball.  :cheers:

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« Reply #27 on: March 09, 2010, 10:09:46 am »
Bolts visible on the cp artwork aren't for me either except on the trackball.  :cheers:

Not acceptable for trackballs either Pete  :angry:    ;D



I used some pipe strapping used to support and hold them in place.  You can sort of see it here in the picture and pretty cheap and useful to securing other things down too like computer power supplies, hard drives, cd/dvd roms, etc...

Here is some inspiration  ;)  I wish I didn't use bolts to secure my iL sticks but I guess in a way having bolts there sort of adds to the authenticity.

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Re: MORTAL KOMBAT Mame (coin lights finally hooked up)
« Reply #28 on: March 09, 2010, 03:41:31 pm »
Mwong168, I thank you for the two great idea's of holding down the joysticks from the bottom, and the pipe straps to hold down other components. I couldn't figure out what the pipe straps were called until you told me.  :notworthy: thanks brother.  :cheers:


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« Reply #29 on: March 10, 2010, 10:42:30 am »
Speaking on MORTAL KOMBAT, I happened to catch an episode of MTV cribs and saw that Chuck Liddell has a MK cabinet.  It must be some sort of multi PCB one or a bastardized cab cause the side art has Johnny Cage from MK cabinet but he is running MKII on it.

Also, glad to be able to help or give you some more creative ways to help your cabs  ;)
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« Reply #30 on: March 10, 2010, 08:57:02 pm »
its funny because my boxing trainer knows that I build cabinets, and has seen my youtube videos so hes always screaming mortal kombat in training.

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« Reply #31 on: March 14, 2010, 06:35:27 pm »
Speaking on MORTAL KOMBAT, I happened to catch an episode of MTV cribs and saw that Chuck Liddell has a MK cabinet.  It must be some sort of multi PCB one or a bastardized cab cause the side art has Johnny Cage from MK cabinet but he is running MKII on it.

Also, glad to be able to help or give you some more creative ways to help your cabs  ;)

It was simply MK2 in what looked like a MINT MK1 cabinet. Here is a link...

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« Reply #32 on: March 15, 2010, 07:29:27 am »
Good find Mike, its cool to see he is a real gamer.  :cheers:

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« Reply #33 on: July 23, 2010, 01:40:58 am »
I wanted to get the videos out of the way.. they have been on youtube for a while anyway lol. The computer is this  Dell OptiPlex GX280 Desktop PC - Intel Pentium 4 2.8GHz, 512MB DDR2, 40GB HDD, CD-ROM, Windows XP Pro (Off-Lease) $149.99 from tiger direct, I upgraded the ram to 1gig. I have the UI32 0.130 version of mame from march 2009. I used maximus arcade for the frontend, and movie previews from emumovies.com but the monitor was turning on and off evertime I would go into a game on maximus.. and I definitely don't want it burning out so I just use plain mame for now. I have a mk1 dedicated cabinet which I got all my measurements from so the mk3 cab I built is spot on except the front panel, and the width is one inch wider then a dedicated midway so it would be easier to install the monitor.

I INSTALLED A NEW CAP KIT AND FLYBACK IN THE MK1 WHICH SLOVED THE PROBLEM this is a old video.

Question about your PC specs... does it have problems running 3d games (Street Fighter 3, etc)?  Also, what size monitor was that?  And is it a TV monitor, computer monitor? 

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« Reply #34 on: July 26, 2010, 09:17:05 am »
Pc specs are dell optiplex 2.8ghz, 1 gig of ram, 40 gig hard drive. monitor is a wells gardner d-9800 from x-gaming.com
It runs most games perfect some of the crazier games will lag from time to time but not where it affects game play.  :cheers:

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« Reply #35 on: July 26, 2010, 10:02:48 am »
SWEET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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« Reply #36 on: July 27, 2010, 03:49:05 am »
CP looks awesome!
:picsMy first cab - Plutos rebuild:pics

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« Reply #37 on: August 03, 2010, 05:46:23 pm »
Pc specs are dell optiplex 2.8ghz, 1 gig of ram, 40 gig hard drive. monitor is a wells gardner d-9800 from x-gaming.com
It runs most games perfect some of the crazier games will lag from time to time but not where it affects game play.  :cheers:

What type of video card do you use?  The one which came with the system?

  
 

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