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Llaffer
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Early planning of a MAME Cabinet - Looking for opinions
12/02/18 11:45 PM


Early next year, depending on how my bonus looks, I may be looking into getting/building a MAME cabinet.

I did some looking around and there are just so many options that it's hard to tell what's good and what isn't.

What are things I should be looking at (or not looking at?)

I'd like it to be as classic looking as possible with 2 players (I don't see the need for a 4-player system, I don't have that many friends ) It would mostly be played as a single-player unit I would imagine.

For cost-savings sake, would like to go LCD vs. trying to go with a CRT that would have an unknown lifespan and harder to replace. So the cabinet should be able to mount an LCD well enough.

And the buttons/joystick should feel like a joystick and buttons, but that's probably normal for this sort of thing. I know there are a few competing technologies on how these are made, but don't know which is which or which is "better".

And for the main computer running everything, I've never owned a mini-computer (RaspberryPi, etc.) so would like some suggestions on if something like that would be good or if I should find a $300 refurb from MicroCenter?

And finally, what do you expect a budget for a project like this may cost total (including cabinet, controllers, CPU, monitor, etc.)

Thanks for any help. I've been a MAME fan for over 20 years and been keeping the old a.b.e.mame newsgroup alive, so I figured it's finally time to have something built to be more authentic than gaming on my PC.







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* Early planning of a MAME Cabinet - Looking for opinions Llaffer 12/02/18 11:45 PM
. * Re: Early planning of a MAME Cabinet - Looking for opinions R. Belmont  12/07/18 11:03 AM
. * Re: Early planning of a MAME Cabinet - Looking for opinions Rhetro  10/25/19 01:37 PM
. * Re: Early planning of a MAME Cabinet - Looking for opinions Firehawke  07/08/19 01:15 PM
. * Re: Early planning of a MAME Cabinet - Looking for opinions Llaffer  02/10/19 09:28 PM
. * Re: Early planning of a MAME Cabinet - Looking for opinions Heihachi_73  02/11/19 07:08 PM
. * Re: Early planning of a MAME Cabinet - Looking for opinions Firehawke  07/08/19 01:10 PM
. * Re: Early planning of a MAME Cabinet - Looking for opinions Llaffer  02/11/19 07:55 PM
. * Re: Early planning of a MAME Cabinet - Looking for opinions Llaffer  12/09/18 06:08 PM
. * Re: Early planning of a MAME Cabinet - Looking for opinions Llaffer  12/19/18 02:24 PM
. * Re: Early planning of a MAME Cabinet - Looking for opinions joey35car  02/10/19 11:15 PM
. * Re: Early planning of a MAME Cabinet - Looking for opinions Llaffer  02/11/19 10:04 AM
. * Re: Early planning of a MAME Cabinet - Looking for opinions joey35car  05/23/19 12:03 AM
. * Re: Early planning of a MAME Cabinet - Looking for opinions Llaffer  08/04/19 06:22 PM

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