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    Talking 3/4 scale arcade systems over in US. (some mame-based)

    I've not posted in a while and thought I would check in. I also though I would mention what is going on the in the retro-gaming world over in the States. A company the past year has come out with a 3/4 scale cabinet. (They are about 48" tall). Without going into a lot of detail, these units run a somewhat locked down MAME under the covers. They come in a box and are put together by the user. The photos make them look bigger than they are, picture sitting on a short stool. Nevertheless, since I could not leave well enough alone, I modded mine with light up buttons and replaced the locked-down CPU that only had 3 Street Fighter games with a 'Pandora' CPU that can run MAME games. The ones I bought were overstock on sale $150USD ($210 AUD), but I spent almost as much in upgrades. Looking at Australian websites, I see a few that sell mini bar-top arcade systems. The difference in the case of the US ones, they are being pushed as main-stream large retailer items.



    A stock unit: (not my photo)


    Mine, after modifications. (not pictured, the internal game hardware that can now support most any MAME game)

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    An arcade cabinet has been on my to do list for ages, always find something else to suck the wallet dry. I would to build an xbox based cabinet as i have about 30 original xboxes some with coinops and around 8000 roms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loanrangiel View Post
    An arcade cabinet has been on my to do list for ages, always find something else to suck the wallet dry. I would to build an xbox based cabinet as i have about 30 original xboxes some with coinops and around 8000 roms.
    they are fun , when i built mine i went cocktail style so i could also
    set it up as a pinball.






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    Pretty sure Aldi sells the 3/4 cabinets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mkhannah View Post
    Pretty sure Aldi sells the 3/4 cabinets.
    they had them a few months back $500

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    Quote Originally Posted by fandtm666 View Post
    they are fun , when i built mine i went cocktail style so i could also
    set it up as a pinball.







    Cocktails are pretty cool, ah the memories.

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    I like the pin ball one. Ironically, I had not thought about virtual pinball until I saw one a couple of weeks ago. I just happen to have a 50 inch LCD/LED TV I was thinking of turning into a table for pinball, but I don't have a place to put it.

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