Alter Egotist Registered User
#1



Hi all,

Long time...

I've have two weeks that will be hospital free so I'm finally getting around to cutting the wood for my barcade. I've a load of systems setup on the PC now. Over 30. It's looking pretty good. A first world problem I know but my issue now is what systems to fill the remaining space with. There are a few systems I've never played that I've on there already (like the AEE etc.) but I'm looking for a bit of advice.

Can anyone suggest anything I'm missing that would lend itself to arcade style controls / hyperspin?

Are pinball games worth setting up? And if so will standard buttons work as the flippers with another designated button as the ball release.. I could mount buttons on the side of the barcade as I've seen others doing.

It will be a two player setup... Should I go all out and give each player eight buttons each or will 6 suffice?

That's pretty much it... I have 750ish gb of space available to me and intend to setup the Atari lynx, Atari st and game gear over the next few days and maybe the Saturn (all thanks to simply austin tutorials) but here's what I have on it so far.

AEE
Atari 2600
Atari 5200
Atari 7800
Arcade Classics (Mame)
Capcom CSP 1, 2, 3
Commodore 64
GTA PS2 Wheel
MSX2
PC Engine
N64
N64DD
NES
FDS
GameBoy, Color, Advance
3DO
GameCube
Dreamcast
MegaDrive
Master System
32x
Naomi
Hikaru
M2
Playstation
PSP
PSP Mini
SNES
BSX
Sufami Turbo
Zinc

And more (just listing them as I think of them)

Thanks guys

Any advice would be appreciated!

eamondunphy Registered User
#2

Would love to see pics as you go along!!

I have a raspberry pi 3 set up with retro pie but I don't have an barcade build, it's just in its compact shell.. Are you going to include light gun games, that's what I'd love for mine but would need a barcade for it

Alter Egotist Registered User
#3

eamondunphy said:
Would love to see pics as you go along!!

I have a raspberry pi 3 set up with retro pie but I don't have an barcade build, it's just in its compact shell.. Are you going to include light gun games, that's what I'd love for mine but would need a barcade for it


Not much to show so far. The PC build is still in the corner of my room and this is as far as i've gotten with the cutting of the wood. Im going to change the "console" part as i want to put t molding along that to tie it into the rest. I have decals bought for the side and another for the marque. The plan is to drill and fit everything. Take it apart. spray it. put on all the decals. maybe buy a decal for around the monitor depending how it looks and then tmold it. i have an access hatch at the back and the console part with the buttons and joysticks will be accessible via the front because ive made it fully hingeable outwards so i can mess with the buttons controls etc if necessary. Even with the larger base Ive included itll be pretty cramped with the pc im using

re light gun games.... I bought a sensor bar the same as the one you use with the wii that connects directly to the pc via usb. Im going to try that out with "shooters" and the wii mote. If its good enough im going to try and take the wii controls from the wiimote and fit them into a childrens toy gun. Its might work. It might be a terrible idea. Il have to test it and see, If im not happy with it ill abandon the idea altogether.

I paper mached a locker unit for going under the barcade and that should be dry later. It it is ill put it in position and take a pic of the finished product.

Al

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eddhorse Registered User
#4

Interesting screen size, look forward to more pics.

eamondunphy Registered User
#5

Alter Egotist said:
Not much to show so far. The PC build is still in the corner of my room and this is as far as i've gotten with the cutting of the wood. Im going to change the "console" part as i want to put t molding along that to tie it into the rest. I have decals bought for the side and another for the marque. The plan is to drill and fit everything. Take it apart. spray it. put on all the decals. maybe buy a decal for around the monitor depending how it looks and then tmold it. i have an access hatch at the back and the console part with the buttons and joysticks will be accessible via the front because ive made it fully hingeable outwards so i can mess with the buttons controls etc if necessary. Even with the larger base Ive included itll be pretty cramped with the pc im using

re light gun games.... I bought a sensor bar the same as the one you use with the wii that connects directly to the pc via usb. Im going to try that out with "shooters" and the wii mote. If its good enough im going to try and take the wii controls from the wiimote and fit them into a childrens toy gun. Its might work. It might be a terrible idea. Il have to test it and see, If im not happy with it ill abandon the idea altogether.

I paper mached a locker unit for going under the barcade and that should be dry later. It it is ill put it in position and take a pic of the finished product.

Al


looking good so far, very interest to see how you get on, hopefully it isnt too much hassle for you and the light guns work, would love to have time crisis, point blank, house of the dead etc all running well on one of these with accurate light guns, something like this fella has below.

will be looking at options for setting up the pi 3 with the aimtrak guns eventually, just a bit too expensive for me at the moment

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mx-5zHwanB4

Alter Egotist Registered User
#6

eddhorse said:
Interesting screen size, look forward to more pics.


It's a widescreen LCD. I've the chamfer cut to the size of the screen and not the TV itsel. I'll have the TV set to display / store mode so it will be always on and I won't need the remote to turn it on and off. It and the PC will be set to turn on when power is applied like a "real" arcade machine.

The unit it dry so I'll upload a picture in a while.

Alter Egotist Registered User
#7

This was originally an oak colored bedside locker that was sitting unused in our spare room. It was the perfect size for the remaining space I had in my "office" but as the rest of the furniture is white it looked out of place. I decided to paint it. My Swedish desk and storage units are also white and made the painted locker look out of place and well... homemade. My solution... photocopy and print out lots of stuff i had myself and stuff I acquired from friends and paper mache the freshly painted unit. the drawers are patents for nes products and the rest ranges from a signed mario 3 cartoon script, pages from distributor only books, nintendo fun club news atricles... to pages from the jc penneys Christmas catalogue from 1990. I'm happy how it turned out. The wood sitting on top is actually the base for the arcade machine i was testing for size as this will be the base and a handy way to gain more storage below my barcade and should hopefully bring it up to full standing height!

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