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click 18th April 2011 05:26 PM

My Homebuilt Arcade Machine
 
We most of you (mainly from the console section) know that I havenít been online much lately and there has been a good reason. The reason being is that I have always want to build my own arcade machine, which I am wrapped to say I have.
It has been a really big project but I am really happy with how it has turned out. Atm the arcade can play alot of different games on alot of different platforms. Here is a list of what I have running atm.


- Roughly about 4000 arcade games
- Every Nintendo game
- Every Super Nintendo game
- Every Nintendo 64 game
- Every Sega Genesis game
- 50 Dreamcast games
- 100 future pinball tables
- 20 playstation games
- 10 PC games (love SF4)
- Every NeoGeo games
- 20 Nintendo Watch games (the old donkey kong game still rocks)


I also have alot of the Atari, Ds, PS2 and Wii games but I havenít set them up yet.


The arcade has 2x 8way joysticks, 1x 4 way joystick (for games like pacman), 6x buttons for each player, 1 track ball (use for the mouse and games like golf /bowling), 2x coin buttons 2x player starts, Flipper and tilt buttons for pinball at the sides of the control panel.

I can also hook up a switch to the control panel and use it for my PS3 (also can be hooked to a xbox 360)

It has been a huge learning process but I have really enjoyed it. If anyone is thinking of jumping in and having a go at making one, let me know and I will help as much as I can. I have found alot of places for parts and alot of good people that are willing to help.
Here are some of my build photoís and the finished product.


http://i55.tinypic.com/x6aro5.jpg

http://i56.tinypic.com/2j19a1j.jpg

http://i56.tinypic.com/1yto1u.jpg

http://i55.tinypic.com/2ni1ljp.jpg

http://i55.tinypic.com/5vuq0n.jpg

http://i52.tinypic.com/330g3sj.jpg

http://i51.tinypic.com/2cy1fld.jpg

http://i54.tinypic.com/2hg4qs9.jpg

Ava smashing frogger

http://i53.tinypic.com/2hci0ax.jpg

Ava and Will kicking butt on Ninja Turtles

http://i53.tinypic.com/a1l8qc.jpg

The best photo of the lot

:)

DrunkenSailor 18th April 2011 10:23 PM

Very nice. Fits nicely into the corner there. I can show my wife this and she might let me build something for my steering wheel :)... thanks for sharing.

Ancient_One 19th April 2011 12:12 AM

Very nice click. So jealous.

Bawheidbob 19th April 2011 03:58 AM

Epic is a word that is banded around almost too much these days but in this case i can think of nothing else to describe them.

.....well ok Amazing :)

oldskool 19th April 2011 08:06 AM

Thats freak'in awesome Click!!

Pure Mongrel 19th April 2011 12:58 PM

Outstanding work mate. If you don't mind me asking, how much did that set you back?

Also ... if you have Killer Instinct and Gauntlet ... I'm coming over! ;) (Or more to the point I will also need to build one!)

Wait I just re-read and you said every N64 game ... "Killer Instinct Gold!"

Now I must build one too! :D

hoppy 19th April 2011 01:05 PM

Great unit!!

What front end interface do you use to select the games?

click 19th April 2011 07:41 PM

Thx guys I really appreciate all the great comments but I am sure most people could make one if they gave it a go ;)

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pure Mongrel (Post 3113428)
Outstanding work mate. If you don't mind me asking, how much did that set you back?

I already had the Computer/Speakers/LCD/Keyboard. So that leaves Controls/Brackets/IPAC/Artwork Prints/Paint/Arcade Shell/Wiring/Software/T-molding and Perspex which would roughly work out to $800-$1000.
That price is a rough guess but it all depends on what you want and what brands you buy.


Quote:

Originally Posted by hoppy (Post 3113432)
Great unit!!

What front end interface do you use to select the games?

Maximus Arcade but I been checking out Hyperspin and GameEx aswell


Here are some more photo's I took today. I finally got the rest of the T- molding so I am just waiting on the button decals and it will be finished

http://i56.tinypic.com/vg0xhx.jpg

http://i54.tinypic.com/2vsgtck.jpg

http://i52.tinypic.com/o529lu.jpg

http://i54.tinypic.com/fc1mpx.jpg

Hate that dog
http://i51.tinypic.com/21e0m5x.jpg

:)

Pure Mongrel 20th April 2011 08:16 AM

What specs on the PC mate?

maddog2204 20th April 2011 11:35 AM

OMG!! That looks awesome!! Great job click.:)


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