1981 MAME

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  • Project Type: Upright Arcade Cabinet
  • Construction Method: 3/4" MDF Scratch Built
  • Monitor Type: 20" Hantarex MTC9000 Arcade Monitor
  • Interface Type: ArcadeVGA, Ultimarc Ipac & Optipac
  • Special Controls: TrackBall
  • OS: Windows XP
  • Homepage: none

Additional Details

This cabinet was built from scratch using 3/4" MDF and Jakobud's plans [1] for the 1981 Donkey Kong machine. The cabinet was made slightly wider to allow more space for two player controls which are two 8-4 Way switchable joysticks, six buttons per player and a trackball to allow a wider range of games to be played using the MAME emulator. I wanted an arcade machine that would allow me to play most of the games MAME supports and appearing to be a production arcade cabinet from the 80's. I toyed with the idea of blending the cabinet in with the decor of my home by looking at light neutral colours, different vinyl wood grain coverings etc but then decided a six foot arcade machine was not going to look subtle whatever the finish was. I chose to go for one of the most bold designs out there and I'm glad I did.


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