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Project by Greg Wurst posted 2171 days ago 7668 views 20 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had some requests for my arcade cabinet, so here it is. MAME stands for Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator. You can learn more about MAME here:

http://www.mameworld.net/

I thought about detailing the construction here, but I have way too many pictures so I created a blog here:

http://lumberjocks.com/gwurst/blog/5472

I built this back in 2003 with the design based-on this cabinet:

http://mame.velociworks.com/

Most of the controls can be had here:

http://www.happcontrols.com/

Keyboard and mouse interfaces were bought here:

http://www.ultimarc.com/ipac1.html

The PC was one I had lying-around. The monitor is a Gateway 32” VGA monitor I bought from work as surplus.

Thanks for looking!

EDIT I was bored and had some pseudo-requests so I’ve created a Sketchup drawing and material list for the cabinet. It does NOT include the control panel since it will vary depending on what controls you want. I also did not include the 2×4 bracing and MDF braces for the panels on the material list, but they are in the Sketchup drawing so you can get the dimensions from there. You will also have to determine how you want to mount your display since it’s unlikely you’ll have the same monitor I did.

You can get the files as well as a couple marquee images and a JPG of a control board here:

http://cid-258899c12334cc4d.skydrive.live.com/browse.aspx/MAME

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Napaman

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#1 posted 2171 days ago

this is cool…what games do you have on it and can you have any games??? are these mostly the “classic” games from the glory days of arcade—-the 1980’s…that was when life was good…i used up a lot of quarters…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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Greg Wurst

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#2 posted 2171 days ago

I have several thousand games up to the late 90’s. If your PC is fast enough it can run many of the later games.

-- You're a unique and special person, just like everyone else.

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dmann

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#3 posted 2171 days ago

Nice job!

Wow 32” monitor would be quite the gaming experience and the controls are impressive.

I am planning on building a ‘table top’ mame cabinet in the next year or so looking forward to seeing your blog when it is posted.

-- David / Durham, NC

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gizmodyne

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#4 posted 2171 days ago

This is awesome. My dream really. My childhood friend had actual Space Invaders. These games are meant to be played on consoles.

Do yo have to boot the p.c. through windows and then load your game, or is it set up to just choose them.

I enjoyed the blog how to also.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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Greg Wurst

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#5 posted 2171 days ago

I use a DOS frontend, so once the BIOS boots it’s ready to go in about 5 seconds.

-- You're a unique and special person, just like everyone else.

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Greg Wurst

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#6 posted 2170 days ago

I’ve added a link to Sketchup files and other useful files in the project text.

-- You're a unique and special person, just like everyone else.

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PineMan

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#7 posted 2167 days ago

Fantastic job! Looks great!

-- I never started a project I couldn't screw up.

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PurpLev

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#8 posted 2136 days ago

This is just too cool. thanx for sharing – definitely a future project once there is space to keep it!

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oldwolf

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#9 posted 1815 days ago

This is too cool Greg, I wonder if I will ever have time to embark on a project like this,

Awesome idea man

-- Oldwolf - http://insidetheworkshop.blogspot.com/

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a1Jim

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#10 posted 1815 days ago

very cool

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