MAME – Have Locks, will secure

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I picked up the locks from a locksmith. I decided not to spend the money on the radial locks with the round keys as the price was fairly high. I ended up paying $20 each for the locks…

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MAME – Glass 0, Perspex 1

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I got the perspex on Friday – They managed to get me black perspex so it doesn’t even need painting. I fitted the perspex and it looks awesome – so shiny! I finished taking the computer apart and…

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MAME – Progress Photos

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I finally got around to mounting the Subwoofer/Amp and taking a photo of the cracked glass. My perspex should be ready on friday which will rock. The cracked glass 🙁 Subwoofer in place The subwoofer vent will be…

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MAME – Broken Dreams

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Damm! The glass in the control panel broke. I guess by sanding it, I caused a fracture which overnight spread across the piece of glass. Maybe I’ll take the glaziers advice and use perspex instead… oh well, we…

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MAME – New sound and grinding the glass

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I brought a high speed handheld grinder/engraver, a poor mans dremel to grind the edges of the glass around the joysticks. After about 1 hour of griding the glass looked great. I fitted it into the cabinet and…

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MAME – Glass has arrived

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I ordered glass to replace the perspex in my cabinet and it is now sitting in my garage. Its a big piece of tinted glass to cover the screen and a clear piece with heaps of holes for…

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MAME – Software and Hardware decisions

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After a little more experimenting, I have found that the slow PC I was going to use is too slow except for the basic games such as Galaga, PacMan and DonkeyKong – I’ve decided to use the slower…

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MAME – Destroying a Perfectly Good Monitor

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I got out my tools and took my 20″ monitor out of its case ready to be placed in my cabinet. By complete fluke the monitor had mounting lugs in the 4 corners and so was very easy…

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MAME – Ordering the basics

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Inititally i was going to use a modchipped xbox running MameOX but since I had just been gifted a computer that although a little light on power (533MHz Celeron, 64MB, 6GB) should be suitable for the job. Cabinet…

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MAME – The Beginning

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Some of you may at this point be wondering what the heck is MAME? MAME stands for Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator, it basically will allow you to play arcade games on your computer. Old arcade games actually had…

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