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  1. Ok. My original Mame cab was GREAT!. I just wanted one that was the same dimensions as my other MK cabinets, plus the cabinet had to be shipped from Hawaii to Kansas (military) and it was never quite as sturdy as it was when I built it. So I found a new cabinet, gutted it, and swapped everything over to the new cab from the old one. The videos will make more sense.... Part 1... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zkXDHRj_Pk Part 2... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VDib_7nLRs Part 3... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5On_kQZZVXc All done... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPKgqhtEmX4
  2. Usually, you can just press the "+ or -" keys by the backspace button or on the top of the key pad on the keyboard. This should work without even having to be in the test menu.
  3. Thanks guys! These machines have been a long time coming. Been researching and waiting for just the right deals and circumstances to come along and snagged them up when I could. Now since they are all here, I became limited on space and had to put the Star Wars Trilogy machine in the garage...
  4. How about this one: "Tattoo Assassins" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RB1oWuhfp08
  5. Actually, the UMK3 ended up costing me about $3000 because I built it from scratch for MAME purposes. Here is a vid for those who haven't seen it... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=It60XG2yt0w The rest were far less expensive.
  6. Finally got MK4 the other day. Fixed it all up and added it to the "Kollection." Just felt like sharing some pics. Thanks for looking.
  7. I was an Aviation Electrician in the Navy for 6 years and now I am an Avionics Modification Engineer. The woodworking is just being able to cut and measure.
  8. I got the plans from http://www.jakobud.com I wanted easier access to the computer parts so I went without the standard case. All the components are secured and are in no danger of becoming loose or moving around inside. The MK3 cab is the only one I built from scratch. The Arkanoid I restored (Here is a link to a video of that http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pAtWEAzOM8 , the MK2 I did a factory restoration on, and the Star Wars Trilogy I got from a Dave And Busters that went out of business in Kansas City. After all was said and done, I spent $3000 building the MK3 mame, $1500 restoring the MK2, $2000 on the Star Wars Trilogy, and $1000 restoring the Arkanoid. Yes, it is a LOT of money, but I have it to spend and I take pride in the end result and the overall look of the machines. Thanks for your kind words.
  9. I went with the ArcadeVGA because at the time, it was the only card I knew of that would work for the application I needed. I was new to the game and just wanted the best for the money. Everywhere I went, people only talked about the ArcadeVGA card, so that's what I got. Granted, this was a little over two years ago, so the stuff that's out now might be better. The upside to using the ArcadeVGA is that it outputs the original game resolution of whatever game you are playing. A standard card doesn't do that. That was another selling point in my mind.
  10. Someone asked me to post some videos on YouTube explaing how my machine is wired up and how it funtions. Figured I'd post the links here. Someone might find them useful. Thanks. Part 1... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFGObA6iK9w Part 2... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d50LbSlxQxI Part 3... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHISiwBijys
  11. Mine kinda moves around rather easily, but it is extremely accurate. Not oversensitive or hard to aim.
  12. There's not really a proper thread to put this in that I can find, so I guess I'll post it here. Made some playthrough videos of the different missions on my Star Wars Trilogy Arcade Machine and thought I'd share. Thanks. Endor... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1NBWSN80h8...feature=related Hoth... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bim2FqqyRjw...feature=related Yavin... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hojs_ntfJd4...feature=related Endor Space... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOAOE2pbsMg...feature=related
  13. Thanks for the kind words. My main problem at the time was, yes there were Midway cabs on Ebay, but I was living in Hawaii and shipping for the cab would be around $1000. So I figured that it would be cheaper to just build my own. It turned out to be cheaper just building the cab than buying one and having it shipped, but after buying all the new parts (i.e. new monitor, computer, RGB video card, wiring, buttons, joysticks, etc.), I was sitting at around $3000. It ended up being cheaper just building my own.
  14. Finally broke down and got some full sideart for the machine from the great services of Scott at www.mamemarquees.com. Only problem is that he just stretched the "Medallion" sideart so it isn't JUST right. I had it printed 2" taller than the factory art because I built the machine that way. The result is that the "MK3" is cropped off. I'll have to live with it. It's still better than what I had, so I am grateful. It wasn't easy changing the art out, but I think it turned out well. Here are some pics.
  15. I have a computer inside that runs all the games. Having the cabinets is more of a nostalgia reason than anything else. Reminds me of being young and imagining one day actually having the game and now I do.
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