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Links to review:

  1. restoration --04:34, 11 December 2013 (EST)~
  2. basics --Felsir Felsir (talk) 07:09, 11 December 2013 (EST)
  3. Arcade_Cabinet Felsir (talk) 05:35, 12 December 2013 (EST)
  4. Driving_Controls Felsir (talk) 05:39, 17 December 2013 (EST)
  5. Lighting (currently only deals with marquee, should eventually include all lighting options and branch out to specialized pages) Felsir (talk) 10:17, 18 December 2013 (EST)

The list of emulators is outdated/incomplete (new stuff has arrived since the old wiki!). Once the FAQ is done, I think the emulator section will be my top priority (as this is where I struggled the most when setting up my own cabinet).Felsir (talk) 07:44, 8 January 2014 (EST)

Topics to fix/review:

Images to find/make/fix:

Types of Cabs (small) -- Banner with Sketchup line drawing of each sub-type with human figure for scale.

I made these: Felsir (talk) 06:02, 8 January 2014 (EST)
Perfect! PL1 (talk) 18:26, 8 January 2014 (EST)

What is JAMMA/JAMMA+? -- Pic of 56-pin JAMMA connector.

Mounting joysticks -- 4-player "straight" vs. "angled" joysticks.

Mounting options -- Diagram showing Top-mount, Under-mount (non-recessed), Under-mount (recessed), Threaded inserts, and Support blocks.

How do I wire microswitches to an encoder? -- Diagram or picture showing three microswitches wired to an encoder and a daisy-chain ground.

Single-Color and RGB LED buttons -- Pic showing the lighting and switch wiring.

Push button images

What about this? Felsir (talk) 06:43, 8 January 2014 (EST)

Looks great! Might want to crop it a bit, but otherwise the image is perfect. Embedded as a thumbnail. PL1 (talk) 18:26, 8 January 2014 (EST)


I think this is too detailed for the FAQ, but it should be moved to a section dedicated to MAME. I've copied it here so it won't be lost :-)Felsir (talk) 07:43, 8 January 2014 (EST) Use clrmamepro or your emulator's "Audit" function (if available) to check the version and filenames of ROMs compared to your emulator program version.

IMHO, the topic of ROM versions/auditing tools really should be mentioned in the FAQ. A detailed tutorial would be too in-depth, but many noobs will not understand why some games work and others don't when using mismatched ROM sets and emulator versions. "When I update other software, the old files work fine, why not with MAME?" At a minimum, the FAQ should give them the relevant terms so they can search for answers or ask an intelligent question in the forums. PL1 (talk) 18:56, 8 January 2014 (EST)