Older PC Components Put Use - Retro Fun...

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  1. grunger

    grunger Ancient Guru

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    So I had an older Thinkpad X60T and a bunch of other desktop bits and used them to fuel my retro-gaming hobby....

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    Good fun :)

    I just need more space for some full size machines....
     
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    Blood487 Master Guru

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    Haha! that's pretty amazing!

    Got an old Toshiba satellite laying around somewhere, might have to try that myself.

    What are you using for the Arcade stick/buttons? Were the custom made?
     
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    Genuine HAPP stick and buttons with a USB interface board....
    (On both machine actually)
     
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    grunger Ancient Guru

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    ~1700 Games on the MAME Cab
    and 55 Tables on the Pin Cab

    MAME
    Thinkpad X60T
    1.6Ghz CoreDuo (Not Core2Duo)
    2GB DDR2
    120GB 2.5" HDD
    MAME
    GameEx

    PinCab
    Core2Duo E7400
    5GB DDR2
    GeForce GTX460 1Gb
    120Gb 2.5" HDD
    17" and 15" TFTs (Uncased)
    VisualPinball 9.14+VPinMAME
    HyperPin

    Cabs are MDF and (badly) custom built.

    Controls HAPP Buttons and Stick

    USB Interface to the controls

    And sorry about the typo in the title, it should read Older PC Components Put To Good Use - Retro Fun...
     
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    Love the mini Mame Cab:)
     
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    Hah Double Dragon - nice! That was my fav back in the day...;)

    Wait that's not DD...what game is it?
     
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    Looks like Mortal Kombat
     
  9. grunger

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    That would be MK3, but don't worry all the DD games are there too (even the 3rd one.....)
     
  10. F1refly

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    So is that pinball cab using dual lcd screens? How does that work, especially with getting the marquee to display as the top screen.

    I wouldn't mind doing something like that myself, you should do a build log. I could cut the wood just fine if i had a blue print and build the hardware but the rest i'd be interested to see

    *also do those Happ micro switches make clicking noises? i have a Quanba arcade controller and those microswitches they used are the noisest bastards ever, i took em apart and they use a spring and lever that when the button is pushed, it causes the lever to snap hard to make contact and its very annoying. Been wanting to replace the parts with some good stuff.

    is this a good deal on parts?
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/HAPP-14-BUTTONS-JOYSTICKS-JAMMA-ARCADE-WKS-W-MAME-TM-/380195640715
     
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  11. grunger

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    The rest of it is actually not as complex as it might look,

    It's a dual monitor setup in Win7, HyperPin controls the backglass, you have to move the DMD into place the first time you put a new table in, some (most actually) of my tables use a UVP backglass which is backlit which requires a small script mod on each table, and more grunt out of the PC.

    None of this is mine - it runs Visual Pinaball and VPinMAME(www.vpforums.com) and Hyperspin as the front end.

    I might do a retrospective build log, I do have some progress pics (of both builds) but I'm not sure that there would be that much interest here - not really a retro/pinball forum.

    Those look decent and the price looks ok, but they are microswitches, they aren't as noisy as some, but they are still clickers!
    You might be better off looking for some leaf switches.
     
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    k1net1cs Ancient Guru

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    Well, microswitches are the real retro IMO.
    And the clicks!

    On a slightly more serious note, I do prefer microswitches. :p
     

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