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Went to my neighbors house and played donkey kong cocktail and digdug cocktail and got severely addicted.

What should I be looking at. Any MAME cocktail tables (NEW). Should I be looking at refurbd single game cocktail tables. How would MAME even work with multiplayer with the screen facing one way?

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Went to my neighbors house and played donkey kong cocktail and digdug cocktail and got severely addicted.

What should I be looking at. Any MAME cocktail tables (NEW). Should I be looking at refurbd single game cocktail tables. How would MAME even work with multiplayer with the screen facing one way?

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Check out http://www.byoac.com for more information than you can shake a joystick at. There is the ability to do screen flipping just for this type of setup.
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You can buy complete stuff at a price or buy cocktail kits and build your own.

I haven't done a cocktail mame project yet. Focus on yet.

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Went to my neighbors house and played donkey kong cocktail and digdug cocktail and got severely addicted.

What should I be looking at. Any MAME cocktail tables (NEW). Should I be looking at refurbd single game cocktail tables. How would MAME even work with multiplayer with the screen facing one way?

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Here are some examples.

http://monstercabinets.com/4sale
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Thanks very much cinortcele, Great first post.

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Monster Cabinets:




Found these, seem to be reasonably priced as well (as kits, or full fledged cocktails) - they use a 19" CRT monitor though in the full version - not sure if that's small or big or what:
http://www.dreamarcades.com/kits.shtml




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19" CRTs are what most classic games used. PacMan, Galaga...

Those Dream Arcades come disassembled and are similar to the furniture you buy at Wal-Mart. They are meant to be able to be taken apart which makes me wonder how durable they are.

I have an Arcade Legends but it's not a cocktail and it rocks but doesn't use MAME so it's not easy to upgrade.
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If you search Dream Arcades on youtube, you can see a couple of reviews (and a few videos on how they're put together).

3/4" MDF basically. Don't know how durable or whatever they are, but they can come with casters...different look - Don't know how durable they really need to be?

I like the look of the monster cabinets.

The "4 player" which I'm sure is difficlut to do- allows you to play 2 player side by side (scrolling) and 2 player across (normal cocktail?) - games. What are your thoughts on that. I assume the 2 player side by side is for normal stand up arcade games (TMNT, etc) - and the across are pacman/etc...

What would you do if you were me?

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Casters are cool I guess if you are going to be moving it. I like the look of the Monster Cabinets. IMO they look more like a real cocktail cabinet from the 80s. Sounds like the Dream Arcades are put together nicely but it seems less sturdy just going by furniture that uses that same method of assembly. Disposable furniture. MDF is as strong as plywood until it gets humid/wet. I think most early Arcade cabinets were plywood and those are the ones that are still around and in good shape for the age. New cabinets seem to be MDF with a laminate.

I think the 4 player is really just 2 player horizontal or 2 player cocktail mode. It would be too hard to play sideways I would think.
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true, but that's what I ask. They only have a 2 player across (normal cocktail), which means I can't play any other arcade games that don't play vertically (TMNT, etc)....

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true. can't play 4 player games either. I like that head to head blue one. Looks like donkey kong blue.
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I like them all. I'm not so sure about the 4 player one. I can't think of any games that would be really good with.

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It's actually only 2 player, but you can play head to head (cocktail style) or normal arcade games (side by side).

The head to head one is cool, classic cocktail - but can't really play TMNT or other multiplayer side by side games on it.

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What would you do if you were me?

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It depends on what type of person you are.
Me . .I spent countless hours at BYOAC to learn how to build my own and did and really enjoyed the entire process. After that, I moved on to building my own touchscreen jukebox, which gets used constantly in my house.
So, if you have the time and energy to invest, go the build your own.
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i do not have the time to invest unfortunately

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any suggestions, monster cabinets are not ready to sell for at least another year...argh

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www.mameroom.com has nice cabinet kits.

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speaking of mameroom, I'm interested in that kit for 549 plus shipping, then getting the 27 inch arcade monitor from (is it?) wells for 450. Wiring for 30, buttons, spinner and trackball for 250 or so. Computer for free and some front end software. Oh and coin door for 50. Roms for 20 on dvd so that adds up to about 1400 or so. Is this a good route?
edit: forgot some stuff like the t molding, monitor harness and the bezel so tack on some more coin, like 125
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i do not need roms, *snicker snicker*

monster cabinets were only $1000-1250..steal of a deal

doeds wells gardner make a 19" for cocktail?

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speaking of mameroom, I'm interested in that kit for 549 plus shipping, then getting the 27 inch arcade monitor from (is it?) wells for 450. Wiring for 30, buttons, spinner and trackball for 250 or so. Computer for free and some front end software. Oh and coin door for 50. Roms for 20 on dvd so that adds up to about 1400 or so. Is this a good route?
edit: forgot some stuff like the t molding, monitor harness and the bezel so tack on some more coin, like 125

Not a bad route at all. That would be a very sweet setup.

Did you check out the Hyperspin FE yet?

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i do not need roms, *snicker snicker*

monster cabinets were only $1000-1250..steal of a deal

doeds wells gardner make a 19" for cocktail?

I think they used the regular 19" arcade monitors in the cocktails. Send the mameroom guys an email and they can probably get you some good monitor suggestions.

I would also love a cocktail cab some day.

First I need to finish my upright cabinet. Maybe I should work on it a bit this weekend. I got my replacement (for the one I lost) ArcadeVGA card a couple days ago so I am actually good to go.

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Not a bad route at all. That would be a very sweet setup.

Did you check out the Hyperspin FE yet?

yeah, it's on youtube. It looks awesome! Those mameroom 4 player cabinets look very well made. I read some reviews on them as well and it appears like a quality product.
LOL look at this thing:

could you seriously imagine having that monster in the basement?
http://www.mamemarquees.com/monster-...ee-p-1255.html
here's a cool site for marquees and whatnot. NICE if you go over to sideart, they have art specifically for these cabinets! Emalloc, click on the cocktail art
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I could totally imagine that. I like the showcase cabs a lot. Especially if they have a killer monitor.

My first MAME project was a showcase style machine It was super huge! It had a 29" screen. It was a little rough being my first project.

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wow hyperspin looks sweet! man now i want a stand up and a cocktail

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Dudes, mameroom headquarters is only 15 miles away from me!!!!!

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Dudes, mameroom headquarters is only 15 miles away from me!!!!!

sweet! Go pick up one of those huge cabinets like the one up above. Or, go take some pics for us forum members! While you're there, ask about an AVS deal jk that's cool though. You ever been?
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Not yet, I emailed them asking if I could visit their HQ (where they manufacture everything) and if they have any b-stock - LOL.

Either way I will see if I can take iphone pictures if they let me in.

Yes, I will ip ck up one of those sweet cabinets just tell me which one you guys think is coolest.

I want a cocktail too though...for the living room

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Just curious how old the average user of this board is. Those huge cabinets are hideous to me. It's like standing in front of a big screen tv at wally world playing nintendo. For me playing Arcade games needs to feel like it did when Arcade games were Arcade games. Not just exaggerated versions of games you can get on the PS3 or Xbox. I guess it just all depends on what you grew up playing. Something about a nice cocktail or a galaga sized cabinet gives me more of a rush. You get tunnel vision and just zone out. Those huge 50" screens and the podium standing 4 feet away really makes me feel disconnected. No offense intended just curious as to why most MAME cabinets look so un Arcade to me when that is what the software is trying to emulate.
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the average video gamer nowadays is 30+.

I like the cocktail cabinets even though I never played one while growing up. I also like the stand ups...
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I'm 36. I like arcade games in all forms.

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