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Posted Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:51 AM
Thanks for the input. I'm mostly interested in getting one to play around with. I like playing those old games, but I'm not a high score kinda player in any sense of the word.
They seem to be selling for around $700 in these parts for a custom built cabinet. I think building my own would be even more expensive for me. I don't have the necessary woodworking and electronics tools to go the kit route cheaper than just buying one.
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Posted Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:30 PM
As far as MAME, truthfully I don't know why people put MAME setups in cabinets. It seems like it would be much nicer to just play a MAME setup though my PC monitor or home theater setup than cram 3,000 games (with their accomanying control setups) in a cabinet.
Posted Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:11 PM
I don't know, sometimes I can't help but think that many arcade collectors and purists don't even really care about arcade games as "games" anymore--the cabs are treated more like big ornaments or showpieces that derive value in the same ways that old sentimental photo albums do, rather than deriving value as actual instruments of entertainment. Trust me, I'm living proof that, with a few obvious exceptions, "needing an authentic cabinet to enjoy a game" is only true if you want it to be.
Posted Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:54 PM
Posted Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:07 PM
To me, a MAME rig is really just a game console. It's the world's best Arcade Classics compilation.
But it's emulation nonetheless, and your physical controls are never going to match what's on the actual cabinet. Some will be close, others will be hopeless.
a buddy of mine runs his MAME in his laptop and brings it with his X-Arcade sticks to parties, when he's not playing on his big screen. It's a blast. That makes a lot more sense to me than anchoring it down in a 200lb cab.
Posted Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:49 PM
I recently got a refurbed Pac-Man that has a 60-in-1 in it, and I will agree, some of the sound emulation is terrible, especially Gyruss.
Posted Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:48 PM
Maybe better to start a new conv
Considering Japan Amusement industry basically went all in with Multicades the last few years with SEGA 'ALL.NET P-Ras Multi' system and Taito's NESiCAxLIVE which are Arcade Online Renting Systems with 30-50 games
Plus quite a few peeps are offering decent Emulation multiboards for Neo Geo and other system that are like everdrives
Posted Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:59 AM
The only beef I have with traditional full-size arcade cabs is the amount of floor space consumed vs the amount of games and entertainment value. My entire basement could be filled with a hundred cabs and I still wouldn't be happy. In fact I'd feel the burden of keeping it all running and in-spec. It simply isn't for me. Instead I prefer my reading alcove or chillout room with stb/nuc.
And over the years I've played so many different games on so many different platforms I could care less about specific exact controls. Spinners, sticks, paddles, keyboards, buttons, guns, d-pads.. Mix-n-Match them all!
But a multi-cade should offer, at the minimum, accurate sound and graphic reproduction. MAME works well here. 60-in-1 boards do not.
Since I was active in the golden age of the video arcade in the 70's and 80's, and then stopped going to them in the 90's, and then discovered emulation - it's been like this big-ass resurgence. Enough of a drought of arcade games occurred that I had zero problems adapting to MAME. Slowly at first the simple classics happened. Then more popular and "complex" games came online.
Imagine the thrill of one week discovering Tempest got emulated, then Liberator, then I'Robot, and Tac-Scan, and Gyruss..One by one, game by game, things came alive! Games were being emulated with a cadence not unlike that of new arcade releases bitd.
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