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Title: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Nigel-James on February 03, 2017, 12:24:57 pm
The Streets of Rage Project

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b103/blakka_1/streets-of-rage_zpsz09ajqfg.jpg)

Materials
- 18mm MDF

Monitor

- 27" Acer LCD

Computer
- Intel Celeron G1610T 2.3ghz CPU
- 4GB RAM
- 120GB SSD
- AMD Radeon 5850 graphics card

Control Panel

- Sanwa JLF-TP-8YT joysticks
- Happ competition arcade buttons with D44X cherry switches (concave)
- Ipac2

Sound

- Pioneer 5.25" car speakers

Software

- Launchbox

Background

I have always wanted to build my own Arcade machine having seen the tail end of the Arcade era (1991 onwards).

Through the 90's I played mainly fighting game Arcade's such as:

- Street Fighter 2
- Mortal Kombat 1,2,3,
- Marvel vs Capcom,
- Tekken 2,
- Virtua Fighter
- King of the Fighters
- Killer Instinct

However I dabbled in other great titles such as Metal Slug, NAM 1975, Final Fight, Sega Rally, Daytona USA, etc.

Now, one of my favourite games of all time is 'Streets of Rage' made for the Sega Mega Drive. I know Streets of Rage was never an Arcade title but it can be played with Arcade controls as it's a side scrolling beat em up and also it's different, I don't recall seeing many Streets of Rage based themes. I may add other characters from other fighting games to the side art, time will tell, lot's to do before then.

I found this great site when doing research on how to build my own arcade. After reading through lots of great project build threads I was inspired the most by 'Pete's Slim Arcade' build, simply because of the design, I love the look. I hope Pete won't mind me using his plans he uploaded.

Pete's Slim Arcade Project - http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,121148.msg1284984.html#msg1284984 (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,121148.msg1284984.html#msg1284984)

I will update the thread as I progress.

Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Titchgamer on February 03, 2017, 01:55:13 pm
Actually there was a Arcade version of Streets of Rage ;)

Anyways Hi Five my man!
I am also a die hard SOR lover (2 being my fave game ever!)

I look forward to seeing this come alive!
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Ian on February 03, 2017, 02:04:18 pm
Actually there was a Arcade version of Streets of Rage ;)

Anyways Hi Five my man!
I am also a die hard SOR lover (2 being my fave game ever!)

I look forward to seeing this come alive!

Same here... 2 was the best! Although I really really really like the Streets of Rage Remake.
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Titchgamer on February 03, 2017, 02:07:20 pm
The remake is awesome no argument there LOL

My wish is to be able to see SOR 4 made and released...

Alas my wish has never been granted :(

Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Nigel-James on February 03, 2017, 05:17:34 pm
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Actually there was a Arcade version of Streets of Rage ;)

Wow, I have never seen or heard of this! I stand corrected then, I thought I knew everything about Streets of Rage , Cheers for the education  :)

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Anyways Hi Five my man!
I am also a die hard SOR lover (2 being my fave game ever!)
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Same here... 2 was the best! Although I really really really like the Streets of Rage Remake.

SOR2 is my favourite of the franchise too  :cheers:

1st - SOR2
2nd - SOR1
3rd - SOR3

Streets of Rage the Remake is fantastic, such a great project, it will definitely be on my arcade's playlist, it's a must.

PS. Titchgamer, I just noticed your avatar...........Blaze :applaud:


Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Titchgamer on February 03, 2017, 05:28:01 pm
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Actually there was a Arcade version of Streets of Rage ;)

Wow, I have never seen or heard of this! I stand corrected then, I thought I knew everything about Streets of Rage , Cheers for the education  :)


No problem ;)

The arcade version of SOR2 was basically the same as the Genesis version but with all the 1ups removed and some extra guys thrown into the mix to beat you down a bit faster :p

I chose it as the fortnightly hi score comp game a few months ago actually lol

Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Nigel-James on February 03, 2017, 06:44:46 pm
Control Panel Components

This box arrived today.

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b103/blakka_1/DSC_0840_zpsacy4evky.jpg)

The project has begun.

I will open the box tomorrow to show what's inside as it's been a long day for me.

Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Titchgamer on February 03, 2017, 06:49:55 pm
Ahhh I am expecting a similar box tomorrow ;)
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Nigel-James on February 03, 2017, 07:18:26 pm
Ahhh I am expecting a similar box tomorrow ;)

What's the project? Anything interesting.  :)
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Titchgamer on February 03, 2017, 07:19:35 pm
A neo geo bartop
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Nigel-James on February 03, 2017, 07:42:55 pm
Great choice. I have seen lot's of Neo-Geo stand up restorations and projects but not many (if any) bartops.

Look forward to seeing some pictures.
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: BadMouth on February 03, 2017, 09:57:05 pm
I love Streets of Rage!  Check out the Beat Em Up/Hack N Slash gamelist in the link in my signature.  Give Violent Storm a try.  It's no SOR, but has it's own crazy vibe.
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Ian on February 03, 2017, 11:17:19 pm
I love Streets of Rage!  Check out the Beat Em Up/Hack N Slash gamelist in the link in my signature.  Give Violent Storm a try.  It's no SOR, but has it's own crazy vibe.

Not a huge Violent storm guy... it's not enough Street Fighter and too final fight. I dig Crime Fighters myself.
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Titchgamer on February 04, 2017, 03:21:55 am
Never tried Violent Storm ile give that a shot :)
I always rather liked Final Fight though.
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: elvis on February 04, 2017, 06:11:39 am
The remake is awesome no argument there LOL

My wish is to be able to see SOR 4 made and released...

Alas my wish has never been granted :(
SOR2 was my all time favourite scrolling brawler.  SORR was an amazing tribute to the franchise, and like you I constantly hope Sega will do something amazing with the franchise again.

It makes me nervous though - when I see a company as great as Capcom completely bugger up Final Fight Streetwise, I think I'd rather never see SOR4 than see something as terrible as that happen.
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Titchgamer on February 04, 2017, 07:10:28 am
Yeah know what you mean there.
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Nigel-James on February 04, 2017, 07:51:30 pm
Control Panel Components Part-2

Finally found some free time this weekend to open the delivery from Arcade World UK.

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b103/blakka_1/DSC_0848_zpswvcivbfp.jpg)

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b103/blakka_1/DSC_0851_zpso046bl3a.jpg)

I am going for a 8 button layout so I can also play modern games like Street Fighter 4 & 5.

I will be playing a lot of 'The King of Fighters' so the top 4 buttons will be Neo Geo colours with the bottom 4 buttons coloured white.

I originally wanted Sanwa buttons but I discovered that mounting them in a 18mm MDF control panel can be tricky as Sanwa buttons are not very deep.

I still wanted decent quality buttons so went with Happ's competition buttons which will protrude a 18mm MDF control panel without issue for an easy install.

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b103/blakka_1/DSC_0853_zpsshn7xlhb.jpg)

Cherry D44X switches for every button

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b103/blakka_1/DSC_0855_zpske1dctqc.jpg)

Sanwa JLF joysticks

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b103/blakka_1/DSC_0857_zps2p409qmy.jpg)

Ipac2

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b103/blakka_1/DSC_0858_zpshoubg2yk.jpg)
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Titchgamer on February 05, 2017, 02:22:07 am
Nice choices....
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Nigel-James on February 05, 2017, 07:36:14 am
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Nice choices......?

Cheers.

Did your components for your bartop build arrive?
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Nigel-James on February 05, 2017, 11:45:44 am
Coin Door

Time to open more parcels.

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b103/blakka_1/DSC_0843_zpsfntjv36w.jpg)

The coin door has some light scuffs and could do with a touch of paint in places but I managed to win it cheap on ebay.

I would have preferred a twin coin door but I couldnt resist the bargain.

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b103/blakka_1/DSC_0860_zpshoyetak4.jpg)

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b103/blakka_1/DSC_0864_zpsdo8a9zn1.jpg)

The coin door will be for aesthetics only.
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Titchgamer on February 05, 2017, 02:41:52 pm
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Nice choices......?

Cheers.

Did your components for your bartop build arrive?

Yeah just ordered a amp and speakers ;)

Why not connect up your coin door? Makes for a cool feature and you can still have credit buttons for free play.
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Nigel-James on February 05, 2017, 05:49:41 pm
I'm trying to build this Arcade on a budget but if I have some spare cash I will definitely add a coin mech so the cabinet can accept coins.

I really was not going to add a coin mech but you have swayed me, just thinking about it, having a working coin mech would add to the realism.

Anything that brings nostaligia I am up for.

(http://Yeah just ordered a amp and speakers ;)) I was so close to buying a amp & speakers from ArcadeWorldUk, I went with a cheap 2.1 setup I found on eBay, it works great but really wishing I went with the amp and speakers, ah well.

Two 4" drivers/speakers in a bartop should be amazing!
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: leapinlew on February 05, 2017, 07:43:51 pm
I'm trying to build this Arcade on a budget but if I have some spare cash I will definitely add a coin mech so the cabinet can accept coins.

I really was not going to add a coin mech but you have swayed me, just thinking about it, having a working coin mech would add to the realism.

Anything that brings nostaligia I am up for.

(http://Yeah just ordered a amp and speakers ;)) I was so close to buying a amp & speakers from ArcadeWorldUk, I went with a cheap 2.1 setup I found on eBay, it works great but really wishing I went with the amp and speakers, ah well.

Two 4" drivers/speakers in a bartop should be amazing!

For what it's worth - the coin novelty lasts for the first couple games for me and then it just gets in the way.

You should be able to mod something up so that when a coin is inserted, it triggers a switch and adds a credit. I can't imagine it would be too hard.
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: thomas_surles on February 05, 2017, 07:57:50 pm
I'm trying to build this Arcade on a budget but if I have some spare cash I will definitely add a coin mech so the cabinet can accept coins.

I really was not going to add a coin mech but you have swayed me, just thinking about it, having a working coin mech would add to the realism.

Anything that brings nostaligia I am up for.

(http://Yeah just ordered a amp and speakers ;)) I was so close to buying a amp & speakers from ArcadeWorldUk, I went with a cheap 2.1 setup I found on eBay, it works great but really wishing I went with the amp and speakers, ah well.

Two 4" drivers/speakers in a bartop should be amazing!

For what it's worth - the coin novelty lasts for the first couple games for me and then it just gets in the way.

You should be able to mod something up so that when a coin is inserted, it triggers a switch and adds a credit. I can't imagine it would be too hard.
Yeah if you are not worried about coin types or whatever you can just right up a wire microswitch behind the coin entry. The coin falls through, trips the switch,  and a credit is added. You should see my half assed way of doing it on my ball buster build
(https://na.suzohapp.com/images/40/42107500.jpg)
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Mike A on February 06, 2017, 06:40:13 am
There is a visceral feeling for some people (me) when coins plunk down into the coin box. For other people it just gets in the way. I have three machines they all take coins. My friends have little kids and they love shoving quarters into the machines.
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Titchgamer on February 06, 2017, 06:44:26 am
There is a visceral feeling for some people (me) when coins plunk down into the coin box. For other people it just gets in the way. I have three machines they all take coins. My friends have little kids and they love shoving quarters into the machines.

Ime the same, I just like the sound and the motion of pumping coins into the machine LOL

I do have a shifted input key for inserting credits as well though for when I have no change lol
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Mike A on February 06, 2017, 06:57:34 am
I am a sucker for that stuff. I leave the attract mode sounds on for my dedicated cabs. I spent a lot of time in arcades when I was a kid. I was 6 years old in 1980.
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: deepblue on February 06, 2017, 10:08:50 am
Love Streets of Rage and look forward to watching this project.

Any ideas on artwork for sides / CP / marquee yet?

Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: opt2not on February 06, 2017, 02:42:14 pm
Streets of Rage is a great game, and the music is awesome! I hope you throw some thumping speakers in there. ;)
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Titchgamer on February 06, 2017, 02:57:07 pm
Streets of Rage is a great game, and the music is awesome! I hope you throw some thumping speakers in there. ;)


Good point!

Get some big ass speakers! LOL
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: pbj on February 06, 2017, 03:14:57 pm
Yeah, was gonna say, the soundtracks on those games were phenomenal.   

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NN6eToER-A#)

Never Return Alive is a great way to show off a subwoofer...

Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Titchgamer on February 06, 2017, 04:08:04 pm
I have that as my phones ringtone LOL
And the stage clear tune as my txt tone :p

Ime a un-repentant SOR lover....
Only Resident Evil comes close to 2nd....
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Nigel-James on February 06, 2017, 07:52:44 pm
27" Monitor

I won this 27" Acer monitor on eBay for 21!

The only issue it has is that there is a small crack to the bezel seen in the bottom right hand corner, that's it! The crack will be covered up by a bezel and won't be seen.

I was planning to go for a 24" monitor but I just wanted to go a little bigger without going to 32".

(http://imageshack.com/a/img924/4928/2q7IUT.jpg)

I have placed the monitor next to my 22" desktop monitor for size comparison.

(http://imageshack.com/a/img922/5281/8dx8Bu.jpg)

(http://imageshack.com/a/img924/7558/hlCz47.jpg)

The all important VESA mounting points, this should make the process of mounting this monitor a lot easier.

(http://imageshack.com/a/img922/3697/FeFvzk.jpg)
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Nigel-James on February 06, 2017, 07:56:33 pm
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Yeah if you are not worried about coin types or whatever you can just right up a wire microswitch behind the coin entry. The coin falls through, trips the switch,  and a credit is added.

This is a great idea, simple but effective. Struggling to find a micro switch with a long wire like the picture you uploaded unfortunately  :-[, I will keep searching.

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I do have a shifted input key for inserting credits as well though

I will definitely be doing the same Titch.

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Love Streets of Rage and look forward to watching this project.

Any ideas on artwork for sides / CP / marquee yet?

Great to see so many Streets of Rage fans!

I am in the early stages of planning my artwork/cp/marquee so I am open to opinions and advice, feel free to pitch in.

I am a beginner with Photoshop and I have never been good with art or very creative but I am going to give it my best shot.

I put in some time last night on Photoshop creating a marquee, I have come up with a quick marquee that needs more work but with time I think I can get it right, finding high quality Streets of Rage images is proving hard, loads of high res Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat images but not so much for SOR.

What I do know is that I want the marquee and control panel to be Streets of Rage based, however I want the side art to be a mix of Streets of Rage and my favourite fighting games:

- Street Fighter
- Mortal Kombat
- King of Fighters
- Killer Instinct

Only 1 or 2 characters from each game though, I don't want to over complicate the image/side art.



Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Nigel-James on February 06, 2017, 08:17:08 pm
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Streets of Rage is a great game, and the music is awesome! I hope you throw some thumping speakers in there. ;)

 :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:
(http://imageshack.com/a/img924/3852/KtBtr8.jpg)

The music is way ahead of it's time, it still sounds great today and better then any game music produced today  8)

I originally wanted to go for some 5.25" drivers but a great deal came up on eBay for a Logitech x-230 speaker set - 15 so I grabbed it.

I tested it yesterday night and it sounds great, more than enough for a arcade cabinet and the sub sounds great on SOR, I will post a video up soon, hopefully my phone can capture the audio well.

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Get some big ass speakers! LOL

I regret not getting some 5.25" speakers and a amp, I will have to settle with the Logitech x-230 for now, mounting 5.25" speakers and a amp sure would have been easier than the Logitech setup.

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Never Return Alive is a great way to show off a subwoofer...

I will take your advice and upload a clip of the  'Never Return Alive' track on the Logitech x-230 setup to see what you guys think.

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And the stage clear tune as my txt tone :p

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Nigel-James on February 06, 2017, 08:28:54 pm
PS to everyone, please feel free to chip in with ideas and thoughts as nothing is set in stone with my build.

I'm hoping to use your help to make this cabinet the best it can be.
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: pbj on February 06, 2017, 10:23:20 pm
PS to everyone, please feel free to chip in with ideas and thoughts as nothing is set in stone with my build.

How about an animatronic robot buddy that's always down to be Player 2 and occasionally puts out?
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Titchgamer on February 07, 2017, 02:25:00 am
PS to everyone, please feel free to chip in with ideas and thoughts as nothing is set in stone with my build.

How about an animatronic robot buddy that's always down to be Player 2 and occasionally puts out?


LMAO

Post up your art in the art section when you are ready mate.
There are lots of good art guys on here.

Have you looked at streets of rage online? They used to have loads of good fan art.
A bit like my Blaze ;)
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: mafiafan123 on February 07, 2017, 12:04:02 pm
Actually there was a Arcade version of Streets of Rage ;)

Anyways Hi Five my man!
I am also a die hard SOR lover (2 being my fave game ever!)

I look forward to seeing this come alive!

Same here... 2 was the best! Although I really really really like the Streets of Rage Remake.

Personally I think the first one was the best but I am glad to see someone making a cabinet on this! I remember playing for over an hour the first time and picking the wrong answer on the last level. FACEPALM....

(http://www.sydlexia.com/imagesandstuff/sor1/StreetsofRage032.jpg) Who wanted to be the right hand man lol

Also there was a project that was being worked on sadly it was cancelled

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEdICwdDZqE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEdICwdDZqE)

Intrested in seeing your design I came across one online but to me this one looks a little busy

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/25/48/a1/2548a152382c9b339dedf0ee8cca46f1.jpg)
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: harveybirdman on February 07, 2017, 12:12:23 pm
if you posted your pics at the forum, I could see them at work.....  Just sayin....
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Ian on February 07, 2017, 06:05:37 pm
Actually there was a Arcade version of Streets of Rage ;)

Anyways Hi Five my man!
I am also a die hard SOR lover (2 being my fave game ever!)

I look forward to seeing this come alive!

Same here... 2 was the best! Although I really really really like the Streets of Rage Remake.

Personally I think the first one was the best but I am glad to see someone making a cabinet on this! I remember playing for over an hour the first time and picking the wrong answer on the last level. FACEPALM....



Also there was a project that was being worked on sadly it was cancelled

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEdICwdDZqE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEdICwdDZqE)



Oh don't get me wrong I probably have more hours in Streets of Rage than the sequel. I got it packaged with my Sega CD and it was the only game worth playing nonstop from that system.

Here is another Streets of Rage sequel that looks a bit rough but at least it's a 2D side scroller. I can't ever get behind a 3D Streets of Rage, 2D for life!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glJfYtFom7E (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glJfYtFom7E)

Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: BadMouth on February 07, 2017, 09:30:48 pm



How about an animatronic robot buddy that's always down to be Player 2 and occasionally puts out?


LMAO

Post up your art in the art section when you are ready mate.
There are lots of good art guys on here.

I have a feeling you are too new to be aware of his previous commissioned pieces.....

On the modern SOR remake topic, The TakeOver on steam is pretty damn good, but is an early access game and the author didn't deliver his previous kick starter game.  Personally I think it had a lot to do with the publisher he brought on board, but that's a discussion for another thread.
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Titchgamer on February 08, 2017, 01:25:01 am



How about an animatronic robot buddy that's always down to be Player 2 and occasionally puts out?


LMAO

Post up your art in the art section when you are ready mate.
There are lots of good art guys on here.

I have a feeling you are too new to be aware of his previous commissioned pieces.....

On the modern SOR remake topic, The TakeOver on steam is pretty damn good, but is an early access game and the author didn't deliver his previous kick starter game.  Personally I think it had a lot to do with the publisher he brought on board, but that's a discussion for another thread.

Please elaborate :)
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Titchgamer on February 08, 2017, 04:39:53 pm
I was thinking earlier of a idea for side art for you. Not sure what you think but thought I would run it past you.

Imagine the underground train level on MK3 with the street above it that you could uppercut your opponent through.

You could have Axel delivering a grand upper to a MK character sending him up to the street while a street fighter character is taking on someone else up top.

You get the idea anyways.

Could also do something similar with the construction site level from SOR3.
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Nigel-James on February 08, 2017, 05:46:09 pm
That would be a great looking piece of sideart! I would love to do something like that.

The problem is finding High resolution Streets of Rage images, they are pretty much non existent.

I can find images large enough for a marquee or control panel, but none large enough for side art.

I have two options I believe, pay a artist to do some high resolution art for me, or wait until SORonline is back up and running as I believe they have lots of high resolution images there.

I have been messing around in photoshop today (2-3hrs), just getting a feel for the software and I came up with the following draft that is by no means anywhere near finished.

The picture of Axel still has a watermark on it! I have asked the artist on Deviantart if I could use his/her artwork, waiting for a reply.

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b103/blakka_1/marqueesor_zpsloeuiobg.jpg)
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Ian on February 08, 2017, 07:23:12 pm
Don't forget to google Bare Knuckle... I googled Bare Knuckle Arcade Wallpaper and a few hi res pretty cool images popped up. Also search Streets of Rage Wallpaper. Usually desktop wallpaper is hires. There are some pretty cool pieces of art out there..


You could also hire Snaake... that man can totally create something out of thin air as well.

Food for thought.
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Titchgamer on February 09, 2017, 01:15:21 am
I like the idea of the city back drop for the marquee but I would loose the little enemies.
 
Make the logo bigger and try just using the top half of Axel & Blaze see how that looks.
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: lettuce on February 09, 2017, 03:00:16 pm
Great theme for a cab.

Have you considered using a larger screen and orientating it vertically in the cab thus keeping the form-factor of a traditional arcade cab and also having the ability to have vertical games in the correct screen size whilst also being able to play horizontal games??
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Nigel-James on February 09, 2017, 07:09:31 pm
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Great theme for a cab.

Thanks, I thought I would try something different.  :)

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Have you considered using a larger screen and orientating it vertically in the cab thus keeping the form-factor of a traditional arcade cab and also having the ability to have vertical games in the correct screen size whilst also being able to play horizontal games??

I have definitely thought about it but my need to play modern fighting games which use 16:9 stopped me from going ahead with that idea.

If it was not for wanting to play the modern fighting games then I would have gone with the vertical screen like you suggested for it's obvious benefits.

Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Nigel-James on February 10, 2017, 05:36:17 pm
Made a few adjustments to the marquee following the suggestions.

1. Increased size of the 'Streets of Rage' logo
2. Removed small stage bosses
3. Added Adam!

Let me know what you think.

(http://imageshack.com/a/img924/9303/drpFA9.jpg)

PS. Received some Photoshop tips from a good friend so I will be tackling the Control panel soon.  :)
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Nigel-James on February 10, 2017, 05:56:38 pm
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Intrested in seeing your design I came across one online but to me this one looks a little busy

Thanks mafiafan123.

I totally agree, that cab looks too busy for me, especially the front of the cab.

I plan to keep the front of my cabinet simple, simple marquee, simple control panel, a plain black lower panel with the addition of a silver chequered kick plate like edekoning's great looking Magneto cab.

(http://imageshack.com/a/img922/4403/XxCrzx.jpg)
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Titchgamer on February 10, 2017, 07:04:12 pm
Made a few adjustments to the marquee following the suggestions.

1. Increased size of the 'Streets of Rage' logo
2. Removed small stage bosses
3. Added Adam!

Let me know what you think.

(http://imageshack.com/a/img924/9303/drpFA9.jpg)

PS. Received some Photoshop tips from a good friend so I will be tackling the Control panel soon.  :)

Defo getting there, think it needs a little more work tho....

Maybe Mr X looking over the SOR logo like he does in the intro to SOR2?

Think you should use a different image of Axel also it doesn't quite fit in my mind, and maybe make blaze bigger.
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Ian on February 10, 2017, 11:36:53 pm
To me it's too Anime... I would cut the characters out completely. Revisit it of course for the control panel or side art. But with Marquees (and art) less is more. I would like to see the city background and the logo. Get creative with the side art or the control panel.
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Ian on February 10, 2017, 11:37:32 pm
....and Blaze looks pregnant. Just sayin....lol
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: pbj on February 11, 2017, 12:20:05 am
....and Blaze looks pregnant.

*FAP*

It's better but still not there.  I'd smooth out the edges on the text.

Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: yotsuya on February 11, 2017, 12:23:51 am
To me it's too Anime... I would cut the characters out completely. Revisit it of course for the control panel or side art. But with Marquees (and art) less is more. I would like to see the city background and the logo. Get creative with the side art or the control panel.

So much this!
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Titchgamer on February 11, 2017, 03:58:00 am
I agree with the others the Anime thing does not really fit with the grizzly ness of SOR.
Though I know its hardx to find traditional style high res images!

But try something like this, I just knocked it together in 5 mins so its rough....

Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Nigel-James on February 12, 2017, 02:04:34 pm
Fans, USB Front Input, Power Extension

All suggestions taken onboard  :), I will make some adjustments to the marquee when I get some spare time. I'm a anime fan, hence the anime like characters but I will keep working at it.

I received some more parts for the build.

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b103/blakka_1/DSC_0885_zps8ojxyj0m.jpg)

I purchased two large 140mm fans for cooling the cabinet, I plan to mount one at the top of the cabinet and one at the bottom.

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b103/blakka_1/DSC_0886_zpszvmgokvc.jpg)

Twin USB faceplate for the front of the cabinet.

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b103/blakka_1/df9f22f7-38ea-4225-8cc7-54050be81085_zpsxebptpra.jpg)

8-way surge protected power strip.

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b103/blakka_1/DSC_0880_zpsccb2bzwf.jpg)
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Ian on February 12, 2017, 02:07:03 pm
Hey, if you are an Anime fan then you do you! Build what you dig.... right Yots!
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Nigel-James on February 12, 2017, 02:14:31 pm
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Hey, if you are an Anime fan then you do you! Build what you dig.... right Yots!

Cheers.

I might go ahead with the anime theme but I am willing to try other looks like suggested, I don't want to be narrow minded with my approach.

Lot's of time before I print my artwork so will try lots of different looks.
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Titchgamer on February 12, 2017, 03:03:27 pm
8 way leads a bit excessive aint it? LOL

Fans are good but you may find twin 140mm a bit noisy!
I would test it before installing them.
I know they say silent run but they still make noise lol

As for the Anime thing, its your cab so go with what you feel dude.
But I would keep it all anime and not mix it with the 16bit stuff as it will look odd.
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: yotsuya on February 12, 2017, 04:26:05 pm
Hey, if you are an Anime fan then you do you! Build what you dig.... right Yots!
Oh, I don't give a ---fudgesicle--- what the OP does,  but if he's asking for suggestions....
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Nigel-James on February 12, 2017, 07:01:40 pm
Quote
8 way leads a bit excessive aint it? LOL

Definitely overkill for my setup but it was on a deal, was cheaper than the 6-way and 4-way's.

Quote
Fans are good but you may find twin 140mm a bit noisy!
I would test it before installing them.
I know they say silent run but they still make noise lol

Will test them on my PC over the next few days to see how loud they are. Hopefully they are quiet.

Quote
Oh, I don't give a ---fudgesicle--- what the OP does,  but if he's asking for suggestions....

Yep definitely appreciate the suggestions, keep them coming!

Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Dal1980 on February 12, 2017, 08:00:30 pm
I like Titchgamer's mockup personally.

Anyway, I run them fans in a cabinet (not a arcade) just a cupboard and they sound like a whirlwind when they get going. I don't think they are a bad fan but if you're after silent then these are not that.

gl with the build.
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Nigel-James on February 16, 2017, 07:05:43 pm
Outlining the Side panels

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b103/blakka_1/DSC_0888_zpspr36bkcu.jpg)

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b103/blakka_1/DSC_0895_zpstaavcmkc.jpg)

I will be cutting the side panels out this weekend.   :)
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Nigel-James on February 18, 2017, 11:56:09 am
Cutting Side Panels

Ready to start work.

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b103/blakka_1/DSC_0900_zps5q8ryaia.jpg)

Side one complete.

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b103/blakka_1/DSC_0903_zps2lbps0et.jpg)

Stencil time.

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b103/blakka_1/DSC_0904_zps9obz24ej.jpg)

Two side panels complete, next will be the control panel.

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b103/blakka_1/DSC_0908_zpstxzdokf3.jpg)

So far so good.
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Titchgamer on February 18, 2017, 02:11:13 pm
For future ref your best cutting both together so they are identical.
Also something to consider when you do controls, your CP comes to quite a sharp point.
1) that could hurt so make sure you round them edges ;)
2) dont mount the controls to near the front else they wont have enough depth.
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Nigel-James on February 18, 2017, 03:22:21 pm
Good tips.

I will round the edges off tomorrow.

Will also keep in mind depth when positioning the controls.

Cheers.
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Nigel-James on February 18, 2017, 03:25:21 pm
Any suggestions for cabinet width?

It's a 2-player cab and the monitor is 65cm in width so that is the smallest it can be.

I was thinking 70-75cm wide.
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: BadMouth on February 18, 2017, 05:23:54 pm
Sounds about right.  My cab came out to 32" to allow enough room for the monitor to rotate.  I think it would look better if it were only 28" wide, which comes out to 71cm.
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: pbj on February 18, 2017, 05:43:28 pm
28" is about as wide as it gets if you plan on getting it through a doorway.

Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: rootbeer on February 18, 2017, 10:52:11 pm
For future ref your best cutting both together so they are identical.

I read somewhere (found it: http://www.arcadecab.com/CabinetPlans2/CabinetPlans2_Cutting_Side_Two.html (http://www.arcadecab.com/CabinetPlans2/CabinetPlans2_Cutting_Side_Two.html)) that suggested doing a rough cut of side two and then using a router to make it identical to side one. Any opinions on the effectiveness of that technique?
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: romshark on February 19, 2017, 12:58:42 am
That's how I did the sides for my Half-Shell cabinet. Just make sure your boards are very tightly clamped together so the boards don't slip (it happened to me once or twice.) A flush trim bit will make a perfect duplicate (except for inside corners.)
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Titchgamer on February 19, 2017, 04:13:16 am
For future ref your best cutting both together so they are identical.

I read somewhere (found it: http://www.arcadecab.com/CabinetPlans2/CabinetPlans2_Cutting_Side_Two.html (http://www.arcadecab.com/CabinetPlans2/CabinetPlans2_Cutting_Side_Two.html)) that suggested doing a rough cut of side two and then using a router to make it identical to side one. Any opinions on the effectiveness of that technique?


Like Rom shark says that will work fine but you have to be careful they dont move :p
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: rootbeer on February 19, 2017, 09:44:41 am
Thanks, fellas.

Romshark, your method of using the flush trim router bit for both sides was interesting. I might try that.
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: BadMouth on February 19, 2017, 02:16:07 pm
I screwed the sides of mine together, then used the flush bit.  It's only a few small holes to patch.
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: BadMouth on February 19, 2017, 02:19:11 pm
28" is about as wide as it gets if you plan on getting it through a doorway.
It's a slim cab.  Just turn it sideways.
.....unless of course it has an aircraft carrier hanging off the front. 
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Nigel-James on February 19, 2017, 04:07:25 pm
Yes your right. My cab is 75cm wide but only 60cm deep so sideways it fits through a standard size door fine.

Tested this last night.

Thanks Badmouth.

PS. No aircraft carrier hanging off the front.  :)
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: romshark on February 19, 2017, 04:33:47 pm
I screwed the sides of mine together, then used the flush bit.  It's only a few small holes to patch.

That's a good idea. Some Bondo is a small price to pay for a perfect cut. I'll remember that on my next project.
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: rootbeer on February 19, 2017, 05:28:39 pm
I screwed the sides of mine together, then used the flush bit.  It's only a few small holes to patch.

That's a good idea. Some Bondo is a small price to pay for a perfect cut. I'll remember that on my next project.

Great idea. If finishing with laminate, you probably wouldn't need to do more than sand the holes smooth.
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Nigel-James on February 19, 2017, 07:29:26 pm
Making the Control Panel

Started work on the control panel today.

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b103/blakka_1/DSC_0910_zpsjysbejbu.jpg)

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b103/blakka_1/DSC_0915_zps1g8n36of.jpg)

So far so good.

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b103/blakka_1/DSC_0916_zps8pnkaqgx.jpg)

Button fitting test.

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b103/blakka_1/DSC_0930_zps7axybu6k.jpg)

I like the feel of the Happ competition buttons.

I will be cutting slots in the side panels and control panel for the t-moulding next, this will be done next weekend.

Hopefully I will also be able to cut and fit some more panels also (front, top & back).


Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Nigel-James on March 02, 2017, 04:40:39 pm
Bracing

I have made a small amount of progression with the build.

The lower compartment will be for the power strip and subwoofer. The upper compartment will be for the PC.

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b103/blakka_1/DSC_0950_zpstwwpvkl4.jpg)

Next I positioned the monitor to determine the correct height to mount it.

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b103/blakka_1/DSC_0938_zpshs1tx0bz.jpg)

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b103/blakka_1/DSC_0943_zpstehlacn0.jpg)

I plan to start painting the panels this weekend.

Any tips for paint prep?

I was planning to sand the mdf then prime, sand again then paint.

Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: thewisteron on March 02, 2017, 05:17:11 pm
Is that particle board or MDF? I can give you tips on particle board if you were unfortunate enough to have to use it. I made that mistake :-(
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: pbj on March 02, 2017, 05:18:24 pm
That monitor looks small.  Don't be cheap.

Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Nigel-James on March 02, 2017, 05:31:33 pm
Quote
Is that particle board or MDF?

MDF.

Quote
That monitor looks small.  Don't be cheap.

It's a 27" monitor, any bigger and it would be a TV!

Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: thewisteron on March 02, 2017, 06:05:31 pm
If you're looking for a mirror finish, check out Ond's videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZ_BU8BpRDQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZ_BU8BpRDQ)

To get is super smooth, I use an oil-based primer and paint, sanding with finer paper between each coat. Using oil products takes longer though since the dry time takes forever.
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: rootbeer on March 02, 2017, 07:19:26 pm
That monitor looks small.  Don't be cheap.

Big monitors are impressive at a distance, but for actual play isn't it optimal to have the whole screen fit within your field of view? With your head only an arm's length from the screen, 27" is huge. I'm going with a 24" in mine. I don't want to have to turn my head to look across the screen.

(Also, a 24" 16:9 ends up just a touch taller than a 19" 4:3. 19" was a fairly common monitor size for classic arcade games as far as I can tell.)
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: yotsuya on March 02, 2017, 07:54:51 pm
I think what Jim might be alluding to is the fact that the cabinet size makes that monitor look small. In a lot of ways, you would have been better served designing the cabinet around the monitor and not vice versa.
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: firedance on March 03, 2017, 01:00:42 am
have you thought about vinyl wrap instead of paint ?
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: pbj on March 03, 2017, 09:58:28 am
I think what Jim might be alluding to is the fact that the cabinet size makes that monitor look small. In a lot of ways, you would have been better served designing the cabinet around the monitor and not vice versa.

Correct.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Nigel-James on March 03, 2017, 10:16:50 am
Quote
To get is super smooth, I use an oil-based primer and paint, sanding with finer paper between each coat. Using oil products takes longer though since the dry time takes forever.

Thanks, I have oil based primer and paint ready, will get some fine sandpaper.
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Nigel-James on March 03, 2017, 10:18:56 am
Quote
I think what Jim might be alluding to is the fact that the cabinet size makes that monitor look small. In a lot of ways, you would have been better served designing the cabinet around the monitor and not vice versa.

The monitor is 65cm wide, the arcade cabinet is 70cm wide.

I am happy with it and looks fine to me. Let's just wait and see what it looks like once it's together.  :)


Quote
have you thought about vinyl wrap instead of paint ?

I did consider vinyl wrapping as I have seen that a few people have had great success with it, however I already had some oil primer and paint so went with that option.

Cheers for the suggestion.
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Nigel-James on March 03, 2017, 10:25:55 am
Quote
27" is huge. I'm going with a 24" in mine. I don't want to have to turn my head to look across the screen.

Each to their own, if you are happy with 24" then go for it  :), I understand your logic and it makes sense.

I wanted something bigger then 24" but smaller than 32"

27" it is for me. :)
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Nigel-James on March 03, 2017, 10:37:43 am
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I think the issue is that the monitor is just sitting on a desk with 1 side of the machine propped up and it appears that the desk is the width of the cab.

Ah I see, that would make sense Malenko.

The cabinet definitely will not be the size of the table.

70cm width.

Good observation.
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Generic Eric on March 03, 2017, 10:55:58 am
I think what Jim might be alluding to is the fact that the cabinet size makes that monitor look small. In a lot of ways, you would have been better served designing the cabinet around the monitor and not vice versa.

Correct.

 :cheers:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6iEEbYIWhxM
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: rootbeer on March 03, 2017, 11:45:29 am
Quote
27" is huge. I'm going with a 24" in mine. I don't want to have to turn my head to look across the screen.

Each to their own, if you are happy with 24" then go for it  :), I understand your logic and it makes sense.

I wanted something bigger then 24" but smaller than 32"

27" it is for me. :)

My apologies N-J, I was unclear. I didn't mean that 27" was too big. I meant that it was plenty big enough, and certainly not small enough to be "cheap." The "turn my head" bit was in contrast to the really big screens I've seen used by some.
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: thewisteron on March 03, 2017, 02:31:23 pm
Keep in mind that if the primer/paint is gumming up on your sandpaper, it isn't dry. Patience is key with oil-based products.
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Nigel-James on March 04, 2017, 05:33:57 pm
Quote
My apologies N-J, I was unclear.

Lol, no need to apologise, no offense taken, everyone has a personal preference on screen size.

Quote
eep in mind that if the primer/paint is gumming up on your sandpaper, it isn't dry. Patience is key with oil-based products.

Handy advice, will keep this in mind. Cheers.

Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Nigel-James on March 06, 2017, 08:55:09 am
Building the Cabinet

Made some more progress.

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b103/blakka_1/IMG-20170306-WA0001_zpsrbrhm4v1.jpg)

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b103/blakka_1/20170305_135041_zpsif8zmzqt.jpg)

Can hopefully move on to painting the cabinet soon.
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Titchgamer on March 06, 2017, 09:22:41 am
Why did you do the button holes so far back?
Those admin buttons look rather close to the edge!
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: yotsuya on March 06, 2017, 09:56:38 am
Why did you do the button holes so far back?
Those admin buttons look rather close to the edge!
I agree. You have all that space there, and those holes look super awkward right up in those corners.
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Nigel-James on March 07, 2017, 07:58:14 am
I have based my button positioning on the X-Arcade dual-stick. I play on a X-Arcade dual-stick frequently and find it very comfortable having space to rest my wrist and forearm.

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b103/blakka_1/2player3_zpsoqsm0f8s.jpg)

Ignoring the two lower offset buttons, you can see that the stick has plenty of space between the buttons and the bottom of the control panel.

I measured the distance between the bottom 3 buttons and the bottom of the control panel and copied this when making my control panel.
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Titchgamer on March 07, 2017, 08:37:12 am
Its more just the Admin buttons than the play buttons.
Ime with you on the wrist rest area but I think you would of been better moving  the whole thing down a inch.
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Nigel-James on March 07, 2017, 08:59:38 am
I messed up with the admin buttons, got my measurements wrong.

They are very close to the edge, closer then I would like, however as the mdf is 18mm the structure around the button is still very strong.

I'm going to roll with it and see how it goes.
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Titchgamer on March 07, 2017, 10:31:24 am
I was more concerned about your bezel/monitor/plexi cover tbh ;)

Not to mention the awkward-ness of the outer 2 lol
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: BadMouth on March 10, 2017, 03:34:11 pm
It's not that hard to cut a plug for the hole, fill in the gaps with sawdust & wood glue mixture, then redrill them where you want.
MDF is basically sawdust and glue anyway.

(hole all the way to the right was filled in and redrilled lower.....it was actually correct the first time, but that's beside the point  :-[ )
(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=136713.0;attach=313371;image)

EDIT:
Since you have the player start buttons close to where I do, here is mine for reference:
(not that it's standard or anything)
(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=136713.0;attach=313768;image)
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: BadMouth on March 10, 2017, 03:41:36 pm
Since your cabinet isn't as wide, you might consider arranging them something more like this, but up higher inline with the select button:
(http://www.benheck.com/Games/SNK_projects/Neo_Geo_Arcade/Controls.jpg)
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Nigel-James on March 17, 2017, 09:02:26 am
Thanks for the handy tip BadMouth, I plan to fill the holes with a saw dust and wood glue mixture and re-position the buttons to a better location.
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Nigel-James on March 17, 2017, 09:13:01 am
Sanding

Update.

Cabinet ready for sanding prior to painting.

(http://i68.tinypic.com/oqyn1i.jpg)

Sanding begins.

(http://i63.tinypic.com/2e4damv.jpg)
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Ian on March 17, 2017, 10:04:19 am
Nigel... you don't have to sand MDF. I would use a high quality primer and top coat. Thats all you need brother.
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Nigel-James on March 24, 2017, 01:17:59 pm
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Nigel... you don't have to sand MDF. I would use a high quality primer and top coat. Thats all you need brother.

eeek too late, already sanded, nevermind, thanks for trying to inform me though Ian, shame I did not see your message before.
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Nigel-James on March 24, 2017, 01:22:07 pm
Update

Applied primer to the cabinet.

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b103/blakka_1/20170318_115556_zpsod1evfrk.jpg)

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b103/blakka_1/20170318_115558_zpsozppcei1.jpg)

After letting the primer dry I began painting with a oil based paint.

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b103/blakka_1/20170318_115723_zpshjwm2dra.jpg)

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b103/blakka_1/20170318_121146_zpsgtmbep34.jpg)

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b103/blakka_1/20170318_144910_zpsijuxgfqb.jpg)

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b103/blakka_1/20170318_144951_zpsp2rxsqfk.jpg)

The next day I worked on the front kick panel, routing a space for the coin door.

This router is slowly becoming my favourite power tool thanks to this site, I had never even heard of a router before arcadecontrols.com

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b103/blakka_1/20170319_133205_zpsyutha5nu.jpg)

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b103/blakka_1/20170319_135454_zps38qfheaa.jpg)

Electronics finally being installed.

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b103/blakka_1/20170320_175559_zpsovyxmds6.jpg)

Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Titchgamer on March 24, 2017, 04:50:36 pm
Starting to come along :)
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Nigel-James on March 26, 2017, 06:43:13 am
Thanks Titch.

Will be mounting the monitor next.
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Nigel-James on March 30, 2017, 09:30:18 am
Monitor mount complete.

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b103/blakka_1/20170329_204754_zpskueal7na.jpg)
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Nigel-James on April 04, 2017, 11:33:03 am
Update

So originally I had decided to go with a 2.1 PC speaker setup, however I went cold on this idea and purchased some 5.25 drivers with an amplifier instead.

On the weekend I began working on the speaker panel.

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b103/blakka_1/20170401_154408_zpsdmmxvj7r.jpg)
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b103/blakka_1/20170401_154101_zpsesymkovu.jpg)

I marked the area to be routed.

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b103/blakka_1/20170401_162246_zpsif1ij4hz.jpg)

The end result.

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b103/blakka_1/20170401_163707_zpsyn9srye6.jpg)

Then chamfered the edge.

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b103/blakka_1/20170401_164506_zpso68smvab.jpg)

Saw dust from the chamfering.

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b103/blakka_1/20170401_153321_zpsp0enuvrn.jpg)

I tackled mounting the Sanwa JLF joysitcks next.

I had to dismantle the joystick so that I could use the mounting plate as a template.

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b103/blakka_1/b99b840e-e307-4484-8de8-36dde2651dd7_zpshminj7yu.jpg)

Using the router I cut out a square for the joystick to sit in to.

Next I needed to route out some of the control panel to allow the metal mounting plate to sit just below the surface.

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b103/blakka_1/c196c3fe-ed4e-4302-8bbc-1cf1ee18fc9b_zps9wr5ospv.jpg)

The end result.

Hopefully now with 2mm Plexiglass on top of the control panel surface I should get the correct mounting height for a Sanwa JLF joystick.

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b103/blakka_1/71dcbcf4-4b27-42d7-8e1d-3581dcf75e6a_zpsylt0a9io.jpg)

 




Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Nigel-James on April 04, 2017, 12:10:29 pm
Cabinet with the control panel in place and monitor mounted.

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b103/blakka_1/20170402_134125_HDR_zpsmakgofji.jpg)

Speaker panel and admin button panel mounted.

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b103/blakka_1/20170403_224644_zpsv7f3tvgr.jpg)

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b103/blakka_1/20170403_224621_zpsv4vwxkhb.jpg)

Applied primer to the new panels. (Excuse the front door panel, going to re-do it all as i'm not happy with it).

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b103/blakka_1/20170403_234002_zpsafjxgqwk.jpg)

Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Ian on April 04, 2017, 05:47:17 pm
Looking good!
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Mike A on April 04, 2017, 05:54:13 pm
Are you wearing a good dust mask or respirator? That MDF dust is toxic.

You are making good progress.
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Nigel-James on April 05, 2017, 11:14:37 am
Thanks Ian & Mike A.

Mike A, I'm wearing a dust mask when cutting the MDF, thanks all the same for the advice.

I didn't know that MDF dust was toxic prior to reading through ArcadeControls.com threads.  :-\
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Kodaxx on April 05, 2017, 10:54:33 pm
I'm anxiously watching this project! Streets of Rage (specifically 2) is my favorite! I was looking into doing similar artwork on my next project. Grats on a good choice
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: reptileink on April 06, 2017, 04:20:04 pm
Looking great man, PLEASE tell me you are going with hidden hinges on that front panel. I literally cringed when I saw those 3 gate hinges.....
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Nigel-James on May 09, 2017, 10:42:06 am
Quote
Looking great man, PLEASE tell me you are going with hidden hinges on that front panel. I literally cringed when I saw those 3 gate hinges.....

Don't worry the gate hinges will be removed soon.  :)
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Nigel-James on May 09, 2017, 10:43:04 am
Speakers fitted.

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b103/blakka_1/20170406_105239_zpsfv6uqudd.jpg)

Amplifier arrived.

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b103/blakka_1/20170418_183655_zpsm1yxjjmj.jpg)

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b103/blakka_1/20170418_183757_zpsdphres4m.jpg)

Amplifier fitted to the cabinet, sounds great too.

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b103/blakka_1/20170430_153431_zps0m4u1c9a.jpg)

Time to work on the Control Panel Polycarbonate sheet.

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b103/blakka_1/20170417_143635_zpshefflhz5.jpg)

I created a template Control Panel so that I could sandwhich the Polycarbonate between the real control panel and the template in preparation for cutting.

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b103/blakka_1/20170417_143655_zpsxmljkztt.jpg)

Polycarbonate placed between the real CP and template CP to prevent the sheet from flexing while I drill out the button holes.

From what I have read the flexing of plexi/lexan/polycarbonate when cutting or drilling is what causes the material to crack.

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b103/blakka_1/20170417_144619_zpsspkq98nn.jpg)

Holes drilled through the Polycarbonate.

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b103/blakka_1/20170417_145535_zpsvyrv7rbt.jpg)

Just need to drill out the joystick holes now.

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b103/blakka_1/20170417_152249_zpswdi9savb.jpg)

The end result. The angles at the bottom of the CP was cut with a jigsaw using a plastic cutting blade.

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b103/blakka_1/20170417_164730_zpsnhk4ngfh.jpg)

Spray painted the Control Panel black, I noticed that most real arcade machines have a simple Control Panel, so I followed suit.

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b103/blakka_1/20170418_173233_zpselyaxzis.jpg)
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b103/blakka_1/20170418_173245_zpsmv6he0p3.jpg)

Nice shiny control panel.

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b103/blakka_1/20170419_152351_HDR_zpshgec33km.jpg)

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b103/blakka_1/20170419_152405_zpsbavajgx7.jpg)

Added buttons and ball tops.

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b103/blakka_1/20170419_161923_zpsrxzv578b.jpg)

Ipac2 mounted and ready for wiring.

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b103/blakka_1/20170419_172151_zpszwthtgkb.jpg)
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Titchgamer on May 09, 2017, 01:21:03 pm
All starting to come together :)
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Locke141 on May 11, 2017, 01:32:18 am
Slick,

Whats the plan for the CP art? I look good as is.
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Ian on June 06, 2017, 08:12:29 am
I didn't want this page to fall into page 2 hell. Updates?
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: mafiafan123 on August 20, 2017, 10:55:56 pm
Did the project die?


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Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Ian on August 21, 2017, 05:23:23 pm
Not sure... pics are gone now too...  :dunno
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Malenko on August 22, 2017, 12:05:44 pm
Not sure... pics are gone now too...  :dunno

Photobucket did that to everyone. Its why everyone says to host the images on this website.
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: TOMMYGUN on September 03, 2017, 05:45:06 am
yeah it sucks apparently photobucket want 400 dollar a year to host effing leaches
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: Demon-Seed on December 29, 2018, 10:27:25 am
No updates :( Is there plans for this? Love the game and the cabinet!
thanks
Jim
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: barrymossel on January 02, 2019, 12:34:06 pm
The pictures are back though. With a nice Photobucket water mark. I hope no-one paid 400 dollar for that.
Title: Re: The Streets of Rage Project
Post by: snakezone on January 14, 2019, 10:02:37 am
passed some time since last actualization, hope he has finish this project, looks promising   :applaud: