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Old 02-22-2008, 02:01 PM   #1
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Normally I do a lot of home improvement projects, but this was something I have wanted to build for years. So I decided to build it from scratch in MDF and plexi. I really like the result myself:



I made a homepage with pictures of the whole project from the beginning and work drawings. Hope this could inspire others :D

http://www.koenigs.dk/mame/eng/

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WOW !! Looks sweet. I have a couple of old Pole Position cabs I want modify into a mame.

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Old 02-22-2008, 02:54 PM   #3
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That is wicked cool. Got a quick link to what games you can get? I don't know much about MAME
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WOW !! Looks sweet. I have a couple of old Pole Position cabs I want modify into a mame.
I thought of restoring a old arcade cabinet, but couldn't find a cheap one, so I decided to make one from scratch instead
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OMG - You, my friend, are amazing!


That is an absolutely incredible project.


You are unbelievably talented!
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Pict
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Old 02-22-2008, 04:12 PM   #7
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For shame chris. What kind of tease is that picture?
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Sorry was editing like crazy.... Mine is not 100% complete yet, still need to finish marquee, and add coin door, and as you can see I went for the 4 player option... my kids love this thing... and so do the chicks.

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4-player setup :D You can't beat the fun in 4 people bashing buttons like there is no tomorrow. I would love to try your setup :D
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4-player setup :D You can't beat the fun in 4 people bashing buttons like there is no tomorrow. I would love to try your setup :D

The simpsons and gauntlet are awesome, BTW, your machine looks really good, I ended up just using a textured spray paint, the pictures do not do it justice... Invest in a real arcade monitor also, it makes ALL the difference...
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In case anyone was wondering how the control panels were wired, here you go...

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How about the side art ? Where you all getting them ?

Chris75, nice wiring !!
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Thats for whoever resized my photos, I've seen sideart on all kinds of mame related websites...
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I made the artwork in Adobe Illustrator, but the side art i actually made from two door posters.
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I made the artwork in Adobe Illustrator, but the side art i actually made from two door posters.
Is your sideart a picture of Lion-O?

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