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Title: Mame Cab Ďala Joustí Build
Post by: Gasman5422 on February 10, 2020, 10:25:01 am
Nearly complete project I have been working on since last Fall.
Basically, this is a Mame cab designed to look like Joust.  CP has two extra buttons per player, 8-way joysticks, trackball and a spinner.  Running Mame 0.215 on a PC fast enough to handle bgfx.  Still have a few details to finish, and overlays to customize for the 16:10 monitor.

More pics here in imgur:  https://imgur.com/a/WyIJvct

Title: Re: Mame Cab Ďala Joustí Build
Post by: meyer980 on February 10, 2020, 10:29:06 am
Looks great, very nice work
Title: Re: Mame Cab Ďala Joustí Build
Post by: yotsuya on February 10, 2020, 10:38:31 am
Outstanding. I wish more people thought this way. Looks great, one of the best ones Iíve seen in long time!


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Title: Re: Mame Cab Ďala Joustí Build
Post by: Alejo I on February 10, 2020, 11:45:59 am
Classy AF.

The way you dealt with the VESA mount is kind of out there, but that's a way to ensure alignment.
Title: Re: Mame Cab Ďala Joustí Build
Post by: Gasman5422 on February 10, 2020, 01:09:11 pm
Honestly it was my own laziness not wanting to spend hours getting the monitor precisely positioned so it just touched the bezel; also didnít want to cut the existing flat panel mount.  It works reasonably well.
Title: Re: Mame Cab Ďala Joustí Build
Post by: javeryh on February 10, 2020, 02:49:20 pm
This came out great.  Is that a spinner in the upper right corner of the CP?  Is that comfortable to use?
Title: Re: Mame Cab Ďala Joustí Build
Post by: markc74 on February 10, 2020, 04:20:11 pm
BAM. Out of nowhere an awesome cab appears.

My favourite cab shape. Looks awesome.  :applaud:
Title: Re: Mame Cab Ďala Joustí Build
Post by: Gasman5422 on February 10, 2020, 05:02:55 pm
This came out great.  Is that a spinner in the upper right corner of the CP?  Is that comfortable to use?

Thx. The spinner is up there so that I can add another row of buttons in the future.  The knob allows one or two fingers to control the dial.  I donít play a lot of spinner games so it works nicely, though I agree the placement is not ideal.
Title: Re: Mame Cab Ďala Joustí Build
Post by: Gasman5422 on February 10, 2020, 05:05:03 pm
BAM. Out of nowhere an awesome cab appears.

My favourite cab shape. Looks awesome.  :applaud:

Thx.  I spent a bit of time mulling over this cabinet design.  Other option was a Galaga cab... but my kids and I really like Joust!
Title: Re: Mame Cab Ďala Joustí Build
Post by: vertexguy on February 10, 2020, 07:49:05 pm
Looks like an authentic cab at first glance!  Nicely done!   :cheers:
Title: Re: Mame Cab Ďala Joustí Build
Post by: morton on February 11, 2020, 05:14:36 am
That's a classy build and love how you're doing the monitor as well. A1!
Title: Re: Mame Cab Ďala Joustí Build
Post by: Gilrock on February 11, 2020, 09:33:03 am
Looks great!  I'm about to build a Joust scratch build so I'm interested in what you used for paint colors.
Title: Re: Mame Cab Ďala Joustí Build
Post by: Gasman5422 on February 11, 2020, 09:37:13 am
Looks great!  I'm about to build a Joust scratch build so I'm interested in what you used for paint colors.

The side art is a vinyl from escapepodonline.  I purchased the cabinet pre-assembled.  It is plain black laminate.
Title: Re: Mame Cab Ďala Joustí Build
Post by: Gilrock on February 11, 2020, 10:15:20 am
Ah ok.  I only saw the main photo didn't notice there was a link to other pics with descriptions.  I couldn't tell it was vinyl from that photo it looks good.  I'll most likely use a stencil like I did with my Robotron cab.
Title: Re: Mame Cab Ďala Joustí Build
Post by: LTC on February 11, 2020, 01:34:01 pm
Love the way it came out.

Looks great!  I'm about to build a Joust scratch build so I'm interested in what you used for paint colors.

I purchased the cabinet pre-assembled.  It is plain black laminate.

What did they charge you for freight on an assembled cabinet?
Title: Re: Mame Cab Ďala Joustí Build
Post by: Gasman5422 on February 11, 2020, 03:23:54 pm
Love the way it came out.

Looks great!  I'm about to build a Joust scratch build so I'm interested in what you used for paint colors.

I purchased the cabinet pre-assembled.  It is plain black laminate.

What did they charge you for freight on an assembled cabinet?

I ended up picking it up as they are about two hours from me, but I think they wanted $180 to ship.