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"Beware, I live!"

By driph in News
Fri Mar 03, 2000 at 03:31:42 PM EST
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Just can't figure out what to do with that stack of plywood and plexiglass laying in the garage? Got lots of spare time? Build yourself one of these. MAME Cabinets have been popping up all over the web...there are over 100 built examples on the Build Your Own Arcade Controls website alone! Once you've got your hardware laid out, be sure to stop by Arcade@Home for all the software bits.

I actually do have a stack of plywood and plexiglass sitting in the garage, waiting to be crafted into an arcade cabinet. Stumbled across the online MAME Cabinet community a bit ago while searching for information on a Cyberball cabinet I was restoring.. there are some amazing projects on the BYOAC site..

Also, for the young or nostalgic, check out The Dot Eaters for an excellent history of the games you'll be playing on that new box you built in the den that will stay in the den forever because it doesnt fit through the doorway.


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"Beware, I live!" | 3 comments (3 topical, editorial, 0 hidden)
Emulators are pretty neat little pi... (3.00 / 2) (#1)
by techt on Fri Mar 03, 2000 at 10:43:20 AM EST

techt voted 1 on this story.

Emulators are pretty neat little pieces of technology. Any piece of hardware which can add to an authentic playing experience is always welcome. The"Build Your Own Arcade Controls" site, which I was not aware of until this article, seems to have a lot of info. But then I'm biased as I helped contribute to the Tutankahm driver for MAME (programmed the first working one for MAME, which was assimilated into M.B.'s at-the-time-non-working Tutankham driver.)
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Classic games generally had a lot m... (none / 0) (#3)
by Demona on Fri Mar 03, 2000 at 10:47:23 AM EST

Demona voted 1 on this story.

Classic games generally had a lot more creativity and long-term playability; I think Tempest and Zookeeper were the games I wasted most of my youth on. Bringing them back in style really demonstrates how many games today are eye candy and not much more. And I always love to see "how to build your own" type stuff.

read it and couldn't bring myself t... (none / 0) (#2)
by asad on Fri Mar 03, 2000 at 01:21:55 PM EST

asad voted 0 on this story.

read it and couldn't bring myself to care. Maybe if you are into gaming.

"Beware, I live!" | 3 comments (3 topical, 0 editorial, 0 hidden)
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