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Re: Picked up an old Asteroids Deluxe cab...feedback
07/13/11 12:03 AM


> wow, so the only help I get on this forum is people telling me not to do a MAME but
> instead a restoration? People not even looking at the pics or answering my questions?
> Awesome help guys....really. Peace.


What the hell did you expect? You seem to understand the whole "it's a classic" cab thing, and from what I read, the fact that we're all anal about the classics. Just because it's empty doesn't make it any less a classic.

That said, nothing in my post discouraged you from MAMEing it. You were given the best advice for your situation, which boils down to "If you are going to MAME it, do it right". I'm no angel either...I've made arcade cabs into dirty things. You don't even want to know what I've done to Dynamo cabinets. At the moment I have a restored Galaga cab running a 25" monitor and a 9 in 1 jamma card. The main point here is that I can have it back to original Galaga status in under 30 minutes.

If cost is a concern, you better re-think the hobby. Restoring it to stock isn't that much more expensive than MAMEing. Doing both, when possible, is AWESOME. It's like having a mint Buick Roadmaster wagon with a 454 under the hood.

As for your questions:

"Do you guys think this is a solid cab for my first time?" Solid, yes. It appears to be a cabinet that is in one piece. Appropriate for you? Who knows. You said nothing of your skillset other than "I can read."

"Will 2 joysticks, 2 buttons, and a trackball fit?" We probably don't know due to the fact that we are anal_purist_pricks who wouldn't hack an Asteroids panel. We'd probably cut a new panel that would mount to existing holes and fit what we wanted to put on it.


If you want better answers than that, ask better questions.







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* Picked up an old Asteroids Deluxe cab...feedback SimplyWild 07/12/11 03:19 AM
. * Re: Picked up an old Asteroids Deluxe cab...feedback Naoki  07/12/11 04:15 AM
. * Re: Picked up an old Asteroids Deluxe cab...feedback SimplyWild  07/12/11 04:16 AM
. * Re: Picked up an old Asteroids Deluxe cab...feedback Naoki  07/12/11 01:57 PM
. * Re: Picked up an old Asteroids Deluxe cab...feedback italieAdministrator  07/12/11 06:22 AM
. * Re: Picked up an old Asteroids Deluxe cab...feedback redk9258  07/12/11 06:34 AM
. * Re: Picked up an old Asteroids Deluxe cab...feedback SimplyWild  07/12/11 02:31 PM
. * Re: Picked up an old Asteroids Deluxe cab...feedback SimplyWild  07/12/11 05:42 PM
. * Re: Picked up an old Asteroids Deluxe cab...feedback SimplyWild  07/12/11 09:29 PM
. * Re: Picked up an old Asteroids Deluxe cab...feedback R. Belmont  07/14/11 08:50 PM
. * Re: Picked up an old Asteroids Deluxe cab...feedback B2K24  07/18/11 08:53 AM
. * Re: Picked up an old Asteroids Deluxe cab...feedback italieAdministrator  07/13/11 12:03 AM
. * Re: Picked up an old Asteroids Deluxe cab...feedback SmitdoggAdministrator  07/19/11 12:35 AM
. * Re: Picked up an old Asteroids Deluxe cab...feedback italieAdministrator  07/19/11 04:02 AM
. * Re: Picked up an old Asteroids Deluxe cab...feedback SmitdoggAdministrator  07/19/11 04:04 AM
. * Re: Picked up an old Asteroids Deluxe cab...feedback italieAdministrator  07/19/11 04:20 AM
. * Re: Picked up an old Asteroids Deluxe cab...feedback Sune  07/12/11 11:22 PM

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