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My use of some old hardware

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by grunger, Jun 25, 2014.

  1. grunger

    grunger Ancient Guru

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    Not quite sure if this the right area, but for some fun.....

    Using a couple of old HP DX2420 desktops, a 9800GT in the NeoGeo and a GTX460 in the pinball


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  2. Fender178

    Fender178 Ancient Guru

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    Cool arcade stuff. A very nice way of using old hardware.
     
  3. pimpernell

    pimpernell Master Guru

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    Do you actually get em functioning?

    So you can play real pinball and use the stick on the arcade?
    Steam os or somt on the arcade?

    Looks really interesting and cool :)
     
  4. grunger

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    They both work yes..

    MAME with GameEx as a front end on the Arcade Cab
    Visual Pinball and HyperPin on the Pin Cab.

    There is a lightgun for house of the dead, point blank etc on the arcade too
     

  5. canuseemygrapes

    canuseemygrapes Master Guru

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    Table size Addams Family pinball.. my m8 would KILL for that in his house.

    When at school he cleared the house 5 times on the one credit, legend.
    Best pinball EVER
     
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    It is one of my favourites, touring the mansion on a single credit once is hard enough!

    There are 100 tables on that machine though - I chose the Addams artwork because I could get hi-res scans easily.
     
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    Nice Grunger nice Love the SNK cab.
    Have you tried future Pinball also?

    Get them all here www.pleasuredome.org.uk
     
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    Cheers :)

    It has Future Pinball with BAM (2.6 Physics) but the only table I use FP for is Family Guy as there isn't (yet) VP version
     
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    Nice man i like it, i must build myself one of those one day to get that Authentic Coin-op feel.
     
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    these look really awesome. would love to have one myself. nice job.
     

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    I got myself an old computer that I am going to use as an Emulation machine. It is not going to be as nice as what the OP is going for but I don't care about looks I care about Functionality.
    It is out of an old HP dx2300 desktop
    Nothing too spectacular but it should get the job done.
    CPU: Intel Pentium Dual Core E2160 @ 1.80ghz
    RAM 2GB of DDR2 PC2 5300
    GPU: EVGA Geforce 8400GS 512mb
    OS: Don't know (maybe Windows 7 32bit)
     
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    Trust me, you start with functionality, and then iteratively keep working on them to make them play more games, and look better.

    These machines are actually version 3 or 4 of each, new artwork, new buttons etc....

    That spec should be fine for most things, you'll struggle with some of the later 3D games as they are very CPU intensive. (Mine will struggle too - I don't think I'll get playable rates in Daytona etc, but driving games on a stick aren't worth the hassle anyhow!)

    8400GS is fine gamewise, I've got the 9800GT in mine purely as I wanted to use HLSL, which adds scanlines and a few other post-processing effects.
    MAME doesn't use the GPU for emulation.

    Win7 is good, but make sure you go x64 as it leaves you options in the future and the x64 version of mame is quicker.

    The VPin does use the GPU (since VP 9.90), and a rule of thumb is a GTX460 or up.

    Good luck and if you need some advice I'm happy to help.
     
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    I hate to bump up/necro old threads but I have an update to my emulation PC.

    I am using a HP dc5800 micro tower.
    CPU; Pentium Dual Core 2.60ghz
    RAM: 4GB Pc2 6400
    OS: Windows 7 32bit Ultimate
    GPU: ASUS Geforce GT 610 1gb silent (from an 8400gs due to the cooler being too noisy for my liking.)
    HDD: 500GB WD drive (soon to be swapped out for another HD due to clicking noise)
    Well that is all.
     
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    This may be an old thread but that's some of the best re-purposing of old PC gear I've ever seen. Those arcade machines are wicked cool!
     

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