Just sharing a cheap little $35 enhancement that makes for a big splash at the next party!
Chromecast in the MAME cabinet.
My son came up with this idea, and it is brilliant!
On the cab's pc, set google chrome with chrome-cast to cast the entire screen.
Voila Walla! The whole party can now watch the action on the big T.V., or in our case, on the home theater screen in life size action.
(Sure cables could do the same job, if you run them all over the place. We're talking super-convenience here, folks. Odds are your cab is maybe not even in the same room as the big screen and party. Odds, are. We're talking odds here, man.)
Suddenly everyone is queuing up to get a turn on the cab, even all those guests who usually are like, "Oh yeah, neat. No, I'll just watch. Actually, I need to get a refill, and I'll be right back [but never comes back]."
Now they're all like, "Oh yeah. I'm next mother fuckers, God damn it, asshole, I'm next!"
Ok, Mom, ok. You're next. Holy shit.
And all of a sudden high scores are a party priority, too. With the whole room able to see the actions, you hear the crowd reacting to the action like "Oh ho ho ho oh" and "NOooooo!" and "Cheese it. It's the cops!" No so much on the last one, but you get the idea.
Dig it! Dig it to hell, you bastards! Arcade Party Part two this weekend.
Try it, and report back to me. I want that report collated and indexed, bound in a leatherette clear-front report cover with dark blue trim by Monday.