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Arcade machine build.


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2 hours ago, onlyme said:

Fab job, is there a standard footprint these are made of with sets of ready made graphics or did you get them printed yourself?

I used these guys, they can print anything you want and also have a great selection of ready made sets. Expensive, but high quality. https://rockstarprint.co.uk/sideart.html

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Interesting. Always fancied getting something like that for MAME style retro arcade games but not sure the nostalgia would last long enough to warrant one.

I think having a proper cabinet would give them a more authentic feel so more likely to enjoy playing them than say a cheap emulator on a PC, or crappy small screen tablet without proper controls like I've tried in the past.

That ATGames stuff looks an easy way into it, presume they have most of the old 70s/80s arcade classics available one way or another, and fully licenced so get all the proper sound effects and no glitches like on some of the unofficial routes?

I can feel a deep rabbit hole approaching ... xD

For those of us without the skills to build a cabinet from scratch:

https://www.atgames.net/arcades/legends-ultimate-mini/

https://www.ign.com/articles/atgames-legends-ultimate-review

 

These look to be the official uk outlet:

https://www.libertygames.co.uk/store/video_arcade_machines/atgames-legends/

The mini console available above, looks to be simplest cheapest way into their solution to plug into a telly, also via Amazon:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/AtGames-Console-Games-Wireless-Joysticks/dp/B097RF4HSV

 

Any competitor solutions with minimal diy skills required, or is this the best solution for those wanting the least faff in terms of getting the proper licenced system and willing to pay for the quality?

 

 

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24 minutes ago, Straingone said:

I used these guys, they can print anything you want and also have a great selection of ready made sets. Expensive, but high quality. https://rockstarprint.co.uk/sideart.html

Presume you've been able to do it much cheaper than those £500+ cabinets and get a similar end product.

Let us know when you have the cabinet packs available for those of us capable of building flat pack furniture but not much more challenging. xD

Also a step by step diy guide to scare us off doing similar. xD

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I bought a pandoras box 5 with the intention of gutting it at some point and building a cabinet with an old dell ultrasharp 24 inch monitor that had blown its power supply...

Right now its on a 10m hdmi cable into my tv and the dell is fixed and my 3rd monitor..

...might get round to it someday.

 

the pandoras box 5 looks like the at legends gamer pro above without the trackball etc. Its popular with the dads at parties ;-)
Friend got the whole machine built for him with every emulator, mame, ps, dreamcast, sega etc etc. Has it in the corner of the home bar!

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2 hours ago, BoSon said:

Interesting. Always fancied getting something like that for MAME style retro arcade games but not sure the nostalgia would last long enough to warrant one.

I think having a proper cabinet would give them a more authentic feel so more likely to enjoy playing them than say a cheap emulator on a PC, or crappy small screen tablet without proper controls like I've tried in the past.

That ATGames stuff looks an easy way into it, presume they have most of the old 70s/80s arcade classics available one way or another, and fully licenced so get all the proper sound effects and no glitches like on some of the unofficial routes?

I can feel a deep rabbit hole approaching ... xD

For those of us without the skills to build a cabinet from scratch:

https://www.atgames.net/arcades/legends-ultimate-mini/

https://www.ign.com/articles/atgames-legends-ultimate-review

 

These look to be the official uk outlet:

https://www.libertygames.co.uk/store/video_arcade_machines/atgames-legends/

The mini console available above, looks to be simplest cheapest way into their solution to plug into a telly, also via Amazon:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/AtGames-Console-Games-Wireless-Joysticks/dp/B097RF4HSV

 

Any competitor solutions with minimal diy skills required, or is this the best solution for those wanting the least faff in terms of getting the proper licenced system and willing to pay for the quality?

 

 

You can buy the cabinets already cnc cut from eBay which are effectively flat pack. They even have the slots and holes pre cut. A half cabinet is around £80.  You can have a whole cabinet by making  You then have the stickers at about £75, edging strip about £15 and whatever machine/monitor you wish to use. It would probably work out cheaper buying the kit tbh, but where is the fun in that?

One of the benefits of the ATGames console is that it is an American company that fully supports the hardware, it also has a low cost subscription service which pretty much allows you to play any game ever written.

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On 24/12/2021 at 09:17, BoSon said:

Interesting. Always fancied getting something like that for MAME style retro arcade games but not sure the nostalgia would last long enough to warrant one.

I borrowed one last summer.  

I remained hooked for about 2 hours and then it remained off until it was picked up a few weeks later.

So at least that nostalgia trip is out of my system.

If I was going to make one I'd do a table-model, so at least it could be used as a coffee table when it wasn't being played.

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My OH made a whack-a-mole for one of my birthday party's, but using minions (despicable me) nightlights minus the inners. It made the noises that the minions make. It was supposed to be for the children but the adults played it the most.

 

 

 

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