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post #631 of 855 Old 12-04-2008, 01:49 PM
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I'd go with Fortuna - tied to your name/theme and with gaming and chance.

Google image search of "Fortuna logo" gave me these (if the pics load):



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How about "Royal Fortune Arcade" ?
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You guys are good. I am going to have to think these through...

I will have some time as the project continues to drag on due to time consuming tasks. The wire mounts look all nice and clean:



Then you get to this:



and finally this:



Tonight - I should have everything semi-cleaned up and installed. Currently - I am formatting the hard drive in the pc to get it ready for a fresh install and new partitions for Music, Games, and Photo's.

I also need to decide how the control panel will attach...I was going to use a hinge but it is not going to work due to the angle. Now I am considering wood strips. I am also thinking of using magnets.

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Bad news...the key 40 encoder that I got does not work with my computer. I have 2 old gaming rigs and both have issues. It seems to work on the wife's laptop with no problem which makes no sense because any computer is supposed to see it as a PS/2 Keyboard and that should be universal. I am working with the tech support but it doesn't look like this is going to go anywhere. So I am ordering a new Key Encoder today and will give that a try this weekend.

In the mean-time, I found out that I wired the grounds traditionally but I can daisy-chain them. After I daisy-chain the negitives together it will help clean up this wiring nightmare a little more. So - I will work on that and few other odds & ends until the new key encoder shows up. Bummer.

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Not had time to browse AVS much lately - nice to see this project progressing.

What resources are you using on the parts and wiring?

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Assuming you don't already have the new key encoder, you should try www.ultimarc.com. Andy's quality and customer support are great.

The I-PAC2 will handle a 2-player control panel, and an I-PAC4 will handle 4 players, or 2 players with a lot of extra buttons. Available in USB or PS/2.

I-PAC4 in my control panel...

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Close-up of the stage. I really like the way this turned out.



Here is a picture looking back from the stage to the riser. The speaker wires on the left hanging down by the column are to go outside to our deck.


I'm in the process of figuring out my riser. I too have a 12' wide room and I'm planning on using 088's. I saw the width of the riser was 88" but I couldn't or overlooked the depth to the bar wall. I was thinking almost 7' but if I could go smaller that would be an added benefit.

Also, how are you liking the 88's? I really wanted the 90 but won't work.

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Hey jimlab - I actually did buy the I-Pac2 after the KeyWiz40 didn't work. I highly recommend the I-Pac2 to anyone else looking for a quality (working) key encoder. Excellent job wiring that CP up. Where can I see some more pictures of your build?

I am about to build my final CP (I have 2 test tops and have finally decided on the final layout).

Mark - I got the X-Arcade bundle (2 joysticks and 20 buttons) for 39.95 and an X-Arcade trackball for 60 bucks. I think if I were to do this over I would have bought a better quality trackball and joysticks from happcontrols.com. I picked up some 18 gauge wire from home depot for the wiring but you can also use cat 5 cable...which I should have done also.

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jagerbombster - I like the 88's. I would have liked a wider room so I could have used the 90's but that will be for the next house/theater.

I can't remember the length of the riser but will measure it for you tonight. Have you purchased your 88's yet?

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Not yet. I'm still trying to figure out my riser.

I too have a narrow room that I wish was a bit wider and longer but at least I'm going to have something......... eventually.

Makes it a bit more difficult having the narrow room though.
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I am also going to go with the 088's since my ht room is narrow. I think it's a great chair that is still roomy, but can fit in narrow spaces. Plus I need to lose weight so my fat A*$ can won't get stuck in the 88's.

Going to go with the 2- 88's with arm & drink holder on the left and nothing on the right and 2- 88's with arm & drink holder on the right and nothing on the left....to make a loveseat in the middle.

What type of price have you seen out there, Bud gave me a name of the person that he got his from, but I can't find it.
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jagerbombster & HTanderson - I will send you a PM about the source for seats.

jager - looks like the top of my riser is 62.5" long. The step is 12" in addition to the 62.5 for a grand total of 74.5".

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J&HT: Also give RSH a PM he is very active on the forum and many have purchased Berklines from him. His customer support gets rave reviews.

he has a web site as well.

He recently had a Power Buy:

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Finally finished the Mame machine marquee. I still need to build the final control panel but other than that...the machine is done.







also have got some more work done on the new game table room.



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I Love that marquee. When are you going to start taking orders?
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Great work Jason.

That mame machine turned out beatiful, nicest I have ever seen. The blue highlighting will tie in nicely with my setup. Let me know when your ready to ship it to me.
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Jason,

Nice job on the MAME machine. Makes me wish I had gone with a flat panel instead of a tube. You make me want to rebuild mine. It has been functional for months and as always it remains to be trimmed out and painted. Yours is just the motivation I needed.
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Thanks guys.

I spoke with Chris and he is going to make me a new control panel top out of black abs plastic and also a new plexi-glass cover for the LCD screen. He has a material that is not as reflective that should look better. This weekend I am planning to move the power outlet and cable down behind the machine so that should finish off that area and I can focus on getting this new room completed so I can set-up the new game table.

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Damn nice Jason!! Now I have a model to follow! However, too much else to do right now but it's on the list.
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jagerbombster & HTanderson - I will send you a PM about the source for seats.

jager - looks like the top of my riser is 62.5" long. The step is 12" in addition to the 62.5 for a grand total of 74.5".

Appreciate it.
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Great work Jason.

That mame machine turned out beatiful, nicest I have ever seen.

I agree. Great job. I've been planning on building one for years. Once I get my basement finished I'll get one going.
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Hey jimlab - I actually did buy the I-Pac2 after the KeyWiz40 didn't work. I highly recommend the I-Pac2 to anyone else looking for a quality (working) key encoder. Excellent job wiring that CP up. Where can I see some more pictures of your build?

Thanks Jason. I think you can see the pictures in my album on crackbook...

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I'm loving the look of this theater. It has the mix of modern, simple and classy that I am looking for.

Do you suggest any other theaters that might have a similar feel?

I know Swithey's is one, obviously, and even Reedzone.
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Jason - that came out great. Will definatly be asking more questions when comes time to build mine but like Swithey got other stuff on the list to do.

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Thanks!

Here is a picture of the 95% completed machine. I am patching the wall behind it right now where I moved down the electrical and cable outlet. I am about to start work on a new CP top and less reflective plexi-glass cover for the LCD monitor.


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That is a very classy looking MAME setup. What size and model of LCD did you use?
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Thanks coctostan,

It is a 19" HP LCD Monitor. Not sure the model number...but I got it at the wife's work for 50 bucks. They were getting rid of some extra inventory.

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Thanks coctostan,

It is a 19" HP LCD Monitor. Not sure the model number...but I got it at the wife's work for 50 bucks. They were getting rid of some extra inventory.

do they have anymore ?
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I love this theater, and I will be shamelessly ripping it off very soon (in terms of finishing).

- Awesome columns: check
- Nice, modern colors and feel: check
- good lighting: check
- minimal fiddly finishing: check

A couple of questions:

1. you say the GOM/Dazian on the walls is black. They look more "charcoal" to me. Is this just an effect of the camera?

2. Did you consider going multi-tone with your wall fabric? Maybe lighter on top, or switching to lighter halfway back?

3. Do you see an easy way (now that you've done it), to integrate speakers into the columns?
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