MAME Cabinet #10

Well, all my parts from trusty Dabs turned up for the weekend but still nothing from Happ (grrrrr…..). Therefore, I set to putting the new MAME-dedicated computer together. I always put my own computers together (so much cheaper!) so this was no major task. The specification is as follows: ATX Mini Tower Read more…

MAME Cabinet #09

I placed my order yesterday with Dabs for the parts mentioned earlier. No sign of my stuff from Happ Controls yet though. I’m also having trouble finding a 1/16″ Router Bit to do the groove for the T-Molding. They seem to be freely available in the US but I’m yet to find one here Read more…

MAME Cabinet #07

I’ve placed my order with Happ Controls for two 4/8 way joysticks, 12 coloured buttons, a 1 Player button and a 2 Player button, a coin door and T-Molding. Oooh, can’t wait until it all turns up. I’ve also ordered my I-Pac keyboard encoder from Ultimarc. I already have a motherboard, CPU (1GHz Read more…

MAME Cabinet #05

Once you’ve cut all the parts you can start screwing it all together. I started by putting the base together. Having previously built the model helped here as from the pictures provided it isn’t totally obvious what you are supposed to do. Anyway, you get the base section and attach Read more…

MAME Cabinet #02

I did quite a lot of research into what other people did before embarking on my own project. In the end, I chose to follow the plans provided by LuSid as the design appealed to me and the plans seemed fairly straightforward. You can get lots of information on building/repairing cabinets over Read more…

MAME Cabinet #01

I’ve been playing with M.A.M.E. arcade emulator for quite a few years now. It’s an amazing piece of software that lets you play all the arcade games you used to play as a kid (assuming you’re a thirty-something like me that is!). It basically lets you ‘plug in’ the original ROMs from Read more…