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My bartop arcade build finally finished!



  • Snyggt! :)



  • I like your upright Clyde! At first i also wanted LED action buttons with something like the Ultimarc Pac-Drive to animate them, but found it too hard to get hold of concave LED buttons. Really wanted concaves for the classic feel so in the end, with tears in my eyes i skipped the Pac-Drive. My next project might be building a stand to put the bartop on for simulating the true upright experience.

    robertvb83>>
    Thank you :) I have 2 young kids that play Dynamite Dux and some other games at times but haven't had any problems with the CP flipping up or moving as of yet. I only have one magnet to the left but it still feels very stable and robust. Actually, at first i had two magnets, one on each side, but i ended up removing the one to the right because it got in the way with the rightmost player 2 button fixing rings.

    I had some slight problems fitting some of the side graphics, like the Asteroids one. The same with Wrestlemania actually. As these are originally marquee graphics some of them didn't fill the space that needed to be filled. For a few i needed to be creative and add to them. Asteroids for example i added more stars at the top to make it vertically larger. Golden Axe needed more red etc.

    I actually started out with the Starcade build by Rolfebox from Instructables as a template:
    https://www.instructables.com/id/2-Player-Bartop-Arcade-Machine-Powered-by-Pi/

    In the end i made my cab 1cm wider and 2cm higher, along with other modifications. The CP isn't exactly the same for example. For instance the action buttons are much tighter comparing to the reference sheet. I think some put their buttons too far apart which can make it uncomfortable to play. I also wanted to maximise the space between player one and two. I put alot of time trying to get as good button placement as possible. In the end i wish i'd made the CP/cab even 2-3cm wider :)

    Dipkid>>
    Tack så mycket :D



  • @dipkid
    Grymt jäkla snyggt.. Undra var han beställt vinylen



  • @redfarmer said in My bartop arcade build finally finished!:

    For instance the action buttons are much tighter comparing to the reference sheet. I think some put their buttons too far apart which can make it uncomfortable to play. I also wanted to maximise the space between player one and two. I put alot of time trying to get as good button placement as possible. In the end i wish i'd made the CP/cab even 2-3cm wider :)

    Dipkid>>
    Tack så mycket :D

    i can highly recommend the very informative pages of slagcoin
    I used the standard japanes arcade layout as presented at slagcoin and am very happy with that



  • @redfarmer Glad that you like my cab. :) As you might have read in my thread, I happen to have the Pac-Drive, but only in a static mode so far with all buttons lit. I might experiment with programming some blinking sequences someday in the mid to far future.

    The space between the players is a bit of a flaw of my cab's DIY kit. With two adults playing it can become a little crowded, especially if one or both have a sturdy build, as some of my friends do. ;)



  • @Magnum77
    Tack! rockstarprint.co.uk did my printing :) I can highly recommend them. Good contact and high quality prints.

    @robertvb83
    Good find!



  • Uploaded a video of the cabinet if anyones interested :)



  • @RedFarmer bel cabinato, avrei da chiederti un aiuto per il mio,se puoi.



  • @angel1682 said in My bartop arcade build finally finished!:

    @RedFarmer bel cabinato, avrei da chiederti un aiuto per il mio,se puoi.

    My Italian isn't that good unfortunately :D



  • @RedFarmer Out of pure curiosity, I asked the web about it:

    Nice cab, I’d like to ask you for some help with mine, if you can.



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