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Punisher Cabinet... THE RESURRECTION!
« on: June 23, 2010, 10:46:04 am »
100% going with a Punisher theme now versus Venom, so I figured I'd start a fresh thread.

Here is the cabinet when I got it





the most damage:




I have since stripped out the T-molding and pretty much everything screwed and bolted down(no pics, sorry) including the control panel.

Planned for it:
Specs:
Gen 1 Xbox filled with Emulators
Components from X-Arcade
Cyber Acoustics 2.1 speakers and sub
Phillips 20" TV
False coin door from Twisted Quarter
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Re: Punisher themed upright
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2010, 10:46:43 am »
My speakers came in yesterday. Hooked them up to the Xbox, and they sound AWESOME! Can't wait to get this project rolling. So far I have all the hardware needed, now just have to start the woodworking.

Speakers I got "free" with comp points at work
Grabbed some Cyber Acoustics 2.1 speakers and sub for it too.


They have a great remote on/off/volume disc that I will mount somewhere near/under the CP. It also has inputs on it for headphones, and IPOD hookup so I can use it for music at my cookout too!  :applaud:

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Re: Punisher themed upright
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2010, 10:48:03 am »
Mocked up this quick bezel at work. I don't have the right programs here to mirror the top right bullet holes, or to seperate out a couple to put as strays. I might add the Punisher logo on the bottom right, not sure yet. Don't mind the bottom, I am still working out button layouts.




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Re: Punisher themed upright
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2010, 10:49:06 am »
Actually got to work on this thing a bit yesterday. Got the TV temporarily mounted with a nice "shelf" underneath to hold it in there, and a couple of well placed screws to keep it from falling back. I will secure it better after getting everything painted. I am really dreading filling the bottom gaffs though, as I have never worked with wood filler before  :dunno

I am taking next Friday off to solely work on this, and that has got me excited!

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Re: Punisher themed upright... "final" bezel added 6/26
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2010, 02:34:09 pm »
FIRST OFF, HUUUUUGE THANKS TO HAMA33 FOR PROVIDING ME WITH HIS TEMPLATE!!!  :notworthy:


I think this is final. Just need to figure out the game buttons on the right




What do you think??
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Re: Punisher themed upright... "final" bezel added 6/26
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2010, 05:46:16 pm »
That punisher portrait at the top looks like it's stretched out horizontally.

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Re: Punisher themed upright... "final" bezel added 6/26
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2010, 05:56:53 pm »
I hope you are going to get rid of those fugly Happ Universals.

The CP needs some work too, you can't keep the buttons that far below the joystick. If you drew a horizontal line to the right from the joystick it should meet somewhere betweeen the top and bottom row of the player action buttons.

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Re: Punisher themed upright... "final" bezel added 6/26
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2010, 06:23:32 pm »
I hope you are going to get rid of those fugly Happ Universals.

The CP needs some work too, you can't keep the buttons that far below the joystick. If you drew a horizontal line to the right from the joystick it should meet somewhere betweeen the top and bottom row of the player action buttons.

Those are already in the trash....lol. I have new components from X-Arcade going in them...

However, I am re-using the same CP, just adding two more holes to each side. I will not be relocating them, as they are actually quite comfortable to play where they are, and I am not going to make a whole new CP. Just don't have the tools/time.

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Re: Punisher themed upright... "final" bezel added 6/26
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2010, 01:27:53 pm »
Sorry for lack of pictures, but I didn't think anyone wanted to see lumped on wood filler and new casters I installed yesterday.

Man, that Elemer's wood filler works like putty. I was kneading it in my hands and basically applied it with my fingers. Went out this morning, and everything is pretty much solid! The two corners where it was piled on were still a tad soft, but I won't be sanding till Friday anyway.

Dropped the CP off at my father-in-laws to get the underside routed out. Whomever had this previously routed out about a 1/4 inch where they mounted the joystick and buttons so they could add 1/3 plexi on top. Problem is, the old sticks were routed out round underneath where the new sticks are square. He's a woodworker, so he said it would be no problem to do for me  :applaud:

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Re: Punisher themed upright... "final" bezel added 6/26
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2010, 04:03:49 pm »
Spent about 4+ hours on this today. Got it painted(I think 3 coats is enough), got the TV mounted, and got the speakers hooked up. Sadly, I took a horrible video it playing my ipod, so I have no pictures of the speaker set up. I'll get some still pics next time. Also cleaned out all the insides and installed the coin door.

It's amazing how easy you think something will be and it turns out the total opposite...lol.
It's also amazing how horrible my wood filling skills are. Due to that, I will be buying some "L" channel to square off all around the bottom and under the control panel. I will also be adding a diamond plate kick plate in front. Also note that the panel in these pictures has not been painted, it has since been and drilled with 4 more button holes. I have also added button holes on the sides for pinball action. Also, still need to add the white t-molding.

Anyway, onto the pictures:



Note the horrible wavy bottom?? LOL




The back came out a little crappy, but who cares, it's the back!


Now the fun begins. I need to wire up all the buttons and joystick after a couple days of letting the paint cure. I may have to sand and give one more coat, although I'd hate to. The gloss really brings out some imperfections. However, I kind of like it a little roughed up, makes it more "original" to an arcade....lol. I'm not going for perfect, just something that looks cool, and works!

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Re: Punisher themed upright... update 7/2
« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2010, 09:44:56 am »
Ok, did a bit more work today:

What every arcade MUST have(in my opinion):


 :cheers:


Of course, one for each side. Best $14 I've spent on this thing yet! :)

Also made a little box for the sub so it doesn't slide all over the place or fall over:


 TV setup



As Papa Smurf says: Not far now. Next up will be a shelf for the Xbox and setting up the control panel.

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Re: Punisher themed upright... update 7/6
« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2010, 12:39:41 pm »
Hey guys, I know I am not re-inventing the wheel with this build, but this is my first one. I came here because I saw a lot of support here, and now I have posted 3 updates without even so much as a good job, or looks good.  :dunno

Even if you hate it, I would love to hear some constructive criticism or even, I don't like it....lol

Just saying....

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Re: Punisher themed upright... update 7/6
« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2010, 01:21:46 pm »
The black is a far better look than the lime-green it was at the beginning!

I'm sure once you get some more progress, the comments will start flowing. Also, ask questions if you have them and people will answer them.

On your bezel, you have the control instructions for the emulators... did you make those in Photoshop or Illustrator or were they some template? I'm looking for something like that for cards I can print for my cab.

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Re: Punisher themed upright... update 7/6
« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2010, 02:40:47 pm »
The black is a far better look than the lime-green it was at the beginning!

I'm sure once you get some more progress, the comments will start flowing. Also, ask questions if you have them and people will answer them.

On your bezel, you have the control instructions for the emulators... did you make those in Photoshop or Illustrator or were they some template? I'm looking for something like that for cards I can print for my cab.

joe

Thanks man. Actually HAMA33 made the original in Powerpoint of all programs.....lol. I just modified it for my machine...

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Re: Punisher themed upright... update 7/8
« Reply #14 on: July 08, 2010, 12:38:15 pm »
Just sent the bezel to be printed at Staples. Hope it's right, or that will be a $30 mess up....*gulp*

I had to scale it down because otherwise it was $60 for a sheet that was WAY over sized.



Not to bad, the white will be cut out, and the black on the right  will be cut out.  A piece of black matte will close up the surrounding space around the print out, and the whole thing will be behind plexi.

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Re: Punisher themed upright... update 7/8
« Reply #15 on: July 08, 2010, 05:29:08 pm »
I'd do something a little more permanent on that subwoofer, it looks like it's going to fall out of your box the second you tilt that cabinet back.  Why not mount your angle brackets directly into it?   With a couple of discrete holes, I doubt you'd ever notice them if you repurpose the subwoofer some day.

Very interested in seeing how that bezel looks installed in your cabinet.


Yea, you are right about the box. But I spent like 45 minutes putting it together and sawing by hand....lol(miter box). I will probably add it to the "use for another project box" and directly mount the sub. I was afraid to drill into the speaker box as my luck, I would hit something crucial.....
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Re: Punisher themed upright... update 7/8
« Reply #16 on: July 10, 2010, 10:12:56 am »
Got in my corner protectors last night, installed three of them..lol. I also got in my diamond plate kick plate, and they sent the wrong size!!  :angry:  I ordered 6 x 24, and they sent 6 x 24 1/4....

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Re: Punisher themed upright... update 7/8
« Reply #17 on: July 12, 2010, 09:14:19 am »
Thanks to my brain, and the talents of a friend of mine, I got the marquee done:



Super psyched!

Also got 95% of the white t-molding done, just need to glue down in a couple areas. Picking up the lexan this week(hopefully). Biggest job left is the control panel.
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Re: Punisher themed upright... marquee finished 7/12
« Reply #18 on: July 12, 2010, 10:55:55 am »
Loving the marquee and besel. 

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Re: Punisher themed upright... marquee finished 7/12
« Reply #19 on: July 12, 2010, 11:06:33 am »
Don't do two punishers on the marquee, or at least use two different poses.

Doesn't he play with Nick Fury or something?  Then it'd match up with the Capcom game.



He does, but this is a punisher cabinet, not a punisher/nick fury cabinet....lol. I like the two punishers. I am going with different artists renditions of him throughout the cab. The sides will have the new skull logo's from the Tom Jane/Ray Stevenson movies.

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Re: Punisher themed upright... marquee finished 7/12
« Reply #20 on: July 12, 2010, 01:12:09 pm »
He does, but this is a punisher cabinet, not a punisher/nick fury cabinet....lol. I like the two punishers. I am going with different artists renditions of him throughout the cab. The sides will have the new skull logo's from the Tom Jane/Ray Stevenson movies.

Yeah, I'm liking the symmetry of the two Franks.  As for the different artists, just steer clear of John Romita Jr.  His work is so awfully generic and boxy.  Better than I could ever do, but definitely not my cup of tea. 

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Re: Punisher themed upright... marquee finished 7/12
« Reply #21 on: July 12, 2010, 01:15:27 pm »
No Jon Romita. Just what you see on the bezel and Marquee, plus the two skulls on the sides:


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Re: Punisher themed upright... update 7/8
« Reply #22 on: July 12, 2010, 08:14:25 pm »
I'd do something a little more permanent on that subwoofer, it looks like it's going to fall out of your box the second you tilt that cabinet back.  Why not mount your angle brackets directly into it?   With a couple of discrete holes, I doubt you'd ever notice them if you repurpose the subwoofer some day.

I agree with PBJ in that 2 punishers is a bit much, but I think your current marquee works. I think a lot of people like the symmetry. Heres a quick edit to demonstrate how an unbalanced marquee can look good.




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Re: Punisher themed upright... marquee finished 7/12
« Reply #23 on: July 12, 2010, 11:04:53 pm »
I agree that I like the unbalanced look better, though I do not actually like design behind the Punisher logo and title in leapinlew's sample.

It looks great in the little thumbnail, as it looks like rising smoke, but the full size reveals it to be a somewhat out of place looking segmented circle design.


Anyway...

Like pinballjim, I do think that you want to avoid having too many Punishers all within that same area. You don't want to look like a kid just went wild with a stamper. :)


I love The Punisher as a theme, and all in all it is looking darn good.


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Re: Punisher themed upright... marquee finished 7/12
« Reply #24 on: July 15, 2010, 11:25:25 am »
I took everyone's opinions, considered them, and then threw them out the window  :laugh2:

I just kept going back to the original, and really really liked it. Since it's my arcade cab, I decided to shoot it off to the printers....no turning back now....lol.

I think it will look fine.   :cheers:

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Re: Punisher themed upright... update 7/8
« Reply #25 on: July 15, 2010, 11:53:51 am »
Just sent the bezel to be printed at Staples. Hope it's right, or that will be a $30 mess up....*gulp*

I had to scale it down because otherwise it was $60 for a sheet that was WAY over sized.



Not to bad, the white will be cut out, and the black on the right  will be cut out.  A piece of black matte will close up the surrounding space around the print out, and the whole thing will be behind plexi.

Is this bezel what you sent to the printers? You should have put some graphics in the white part and the black unused part to use elsewhere. I try to take full advantage of the printer when I send my graphics in for printing since your paying for the entire area.

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Re: Punisher themed upright... marquee finished 7/12
« Reply #26 on: July 15, 2010, 01:08:55 pm »
I hear ya, but I didn't need any other artwork anywhere  :censored:

Oh well.....live and learn

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Re: Punisher themed upright... marquee finished 7/12
« Reply #27 on: July 15, 2010, 02:57:34 pm »
I hear ya, but I didn't need any other artwork anywhere  :censored:

Oh well.....live and learn

No? Maybe not on this cab, but what about the next cab, fridge, etc .

Looking good, keep up the good work.

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Re: Punisher themed upright... marquee finished 7/12
« Reply #28 on: July 15, 2010, 03:05:29 pm »
I took everyone's opinions, considered them, and then threw them out the window  :laugh2:

I just kept going back to the original, and really really liked it. Since it's my arcade cab, I decided to shoot it off to the printers....no turning back now....lol.

I think it will look fine.   :cheers:


That's all that matters really. :)


Unless of course you produce a monstrosity. Then you will need a healthy layer of thick skin around here as well.

I don't think you don't need to worry about that with your cab though. ;D



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Re: Punisher themed upright... marquee finished 7/12
« Reply #29 on: July 16, 2010, 09:16:09 am »
ARGGGHHH!

This is why I hate relying on people to do crap for me, and where I get mad at myself for not having the skills to do it myself.

Dropped my control panel plexi off last Saturday to be shaped and drilled out. I call the guy Wednesday, and he goes "oh yea, glad you called, can you come tomorrow afternoon?" I said no, that I would be able to stop by this morning(Friday). He goes, "oh good, it will be done by then."

Sooooooooo, I head over there this morning on my way to work to pick up the pieces. At first glance everything looks great. I pay, and walk out to my truck and really inspect it. They drilled holes that I didn't want drilled!!!!!!

I had gone over it extensively with the chick who originally took them in, and then again with the OWNER himself over the phone. It's not a HUGE deal, basically 4 random screw sized holes. They just basically laid my control panel over the new one and just copied it.

THEN, I start looking closer, and all the edges are kind of rough, with still curly Qs of plastic left all where they drilled. Like they didn't even sand it down or anything. So now all the edges around the panel are rough, which means more sanding from me, which will give it a frosted look :(

The only saving grace is I might just paint the whole underside anyway, but now I have these random screw sized holes.

I must be a sucker,  because I don't plan on saying anything, and that's something I always do, just take things because it's a bigger hassle arguing about it  :angry:. I really can't wait another week for them to make another one seeing as my cookout is coming up, and I need to finish the panel.
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Re: Punisher themed upright... marquee finished 7/12
« Reply #30 on: July 16, 2010, 09:30:56 am »
ARGGGHHH!

This is why I hate relying on people to do crap for me, and where I get mad at myself for not having the skills to do it myself.

Dropped my control panel plexi off last Saturday to be shaped and drilled out. I call the guy Wednesday, and he goes "oh yea, glad you called, can you come tomorrow afternoon?" I said no, that I would be able to stop by this morning(Friday). He goes, "oh good, it will be done by then."

Sooooooooo, I head over there this morning on my way to work to pick up the pieces. At first glance everything looks great. I pay, and walk out to my truck and really inspect it. They drilled holes that I didn't want drilled!!!!!!

I had gone over it extensively with the chick who originally took them in, and then again with the OWNER himself over the phone. It's not a HUGE deal, basically 4 random screw sized holes. They just basically laid my control panel over the new one and just copied it.

THEN, I start looking closer, and all the edges are kind of rough, with still curly Qs of plastic left all where they drilled. Like they didn't even sand it down or anything. So now all the edges around the panel are rough, which means more sanding from me, which will give it a frosted look :(

The only saving grace is I might just paint the whole underside anyway, but now I have these random screw sized holes.

I must be a sucker,  because I don't plan on saying anything, and that's something I always do, just take things because it's a bigger hassle arguing about it  :angry:. I really can't wait another week for them to make another one seeing as my cookout is coming up, and I need to finish the panel.

Sorry to hear it dude.... Any chance you can print up some bullet holes to cover up the holes on the plexi?

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Re: Punisher themed upright... marquee finished 7/12
« Reply #31 on: July 16, 2010, 09:44:22 am »
Not a bad idea actually, but I think I have something in mind......turn a negative into a positive I always say!


ARGGGHHH!

This is why I hate relying on people to do crap for me, and where I get mad at myself for not having the skills to do it myself.

Dropped my control panel plexi off last Saturday to be shaped and drilled out. I call the guy Wednesday, and he goes "oh yea, glad you called, can you come tomorrow afternoon?" I said no, that I would be able to stop by this morning(Friday). He goes, "oh good, it will be done by then."

Sooooooooo, I head over there this morning on my way to work to pick up the pieces. At first glance everything looks great. I pay, and walk out to my truck and really inspect it. They drilled holes that I didn't want drilled!!!!!!

I had gone over it extensively with the chick who originally took them in, and then again with the OWNER himself over the phone. It's not a HUGE deal, basically 4 random screw sized holes. They just basically laid my control panel over the new one and just copied it.

THEN, I start looking closer, and all the edges are kind of rough, with still curly Qs of plastic left all where they drilled. Like they didn't even sand it down or anything. So now all the edges around the panel are rough, which means more sanding from me, which will give it a frosted look :(

The only saving grace is I might just paint the whole underside anyway, but now I have these random screw sized holes.

I must be a sucker,  because I don't plan on saying anything, and that's something I always do, just take things because it's a bigger hassle arguing about it  :angry:. I really can't wait another week for them to make another one seeing as my cookout is coming up, and I need to finish the panel.

Sorry to hear it dude.... Any chance you can print up some bullet holes to cover up the holes on the plexi?

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Re: Punisher themed upright... marquee finished 7/12
« Reply #32 on: July 16, 2010, 11:20:56 am »
Or do like homer and just say they are "speed holes"....

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Re: Punisher themed upright... marquee finished 7/17
« Reply #33 on: July 17, 2010, 09:33:47 am »
Got the marquee mounted behind plexi last night, sorry for the crappy cell phone pic, didn't have time to take a "real" one...lol




Sadly, the new bezel art isn't going to work out. Turns out, I can't cut a straight line for sh it! Even with a straight edge and exacto...lol. The sizing was wrong to begin with, I think Staples effed up. Anyway, I cut out the "system button guide" and that will now go under the plexi above the actual buttons, and it looks pretty cool there. I will work on something new, but I can do that later.

I also installed my "L" trim on the bottom edges and the bottom edge of the control panel(more pics later)

I am going on vacation till Tuesday night, so no working on it till then. Saturday is my deadline.

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Re: Punisher themed upright... marquee mounted 7/17
« Reply #34 on: July 17, 2010, 09:46:24 pm »
Marquee looks great.

I think it's a blessing you've moved those 'system guide' instructions to the control panel.  That stuff was clunking up your bezel.

 :cheers:

I agree, and the way they would have been mounted would have been WAY at the bottom of the bezel. This way, they are right next to the buttons...lol. I will re-do them later, but my main focus is getting this thing operational for my cookout  :cheers:

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« Reply #35 on: July 19, 2010, 06:09:14 pm »
The cab is looking good. The Punisher theme is a good one

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« Reply #36 on: July 19, 2010, 11:18:48 pm »
Lookin sweet - love the marquee and the white T-Mold.

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« Reply #37 on: July 20, 2010, 07:02:40 pm »
Punisher Theme is a great looks like you have done an awesome job on the cab cant wait to see what the finished project looks like

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« Reply #38 on: July 21, 2010, 08:38:59 am »
Looking good, bro.  Keep it coming!

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« Reply #39 on: July 22, 2010, 04:58:07 pm »
Major setback last night, the control panel does not work right  :angry:

I gutted my X-arcade to fit the existing control panel, and now the controls only work for the Xbox, no emulators  :banghead: I traced my steps, and there is NO reason why they shouldn't work. I extended some wires for buttons to fit the larger footprint of the existing panel, but I see no problems there. Like I said, the control panel works fine when playing Xbox games, but not working for emulators......   ??? ??? ???

So now I either figure it out, or I have no arcade cabinet for my cookout  :cry:

Luckily, X-arcade has a test program online that I will try tonight.  :dunno

Otherwise I am in crap's creek  :cry:

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« Reply #40 on: July 22, 2010, 05:22:58 pm »
Major setback last night, the control panel does not work right  :angry:

I gutted my X-arcade to fit the existing control panel, and now the controls only work for the Xbox, no emulators  :banghead: I traced my steps, and there is NO reason why they shouldn't work. I extended some wires for buttons to fit the larger footprint of the existing panel, but I see no problems there. Like I said, the control panel works fine when playing Xbox games, but not working for emulators......   ??? ??? ???

So now I either figure it out, or I have no arcade cabinet for my cookout  :cry:

Luckily, X-arcade has a test program online that I will try tonight.  :dunno

Otherwise I am in crap's creek  :cry:

Good luck. I've used a couple x-arcade encoders and joysticks and I can say that I despise them. After banging my head on the wall with my driving arcade - I dumped the whole x-arcade and used the trusty iPac.

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« Reply #41 on: July 22, 2010, 06:08:56 pm »
Hopefully it works out for you I want to see this final product

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Re: Punisher themed upright... 95% done
« Reply #42 on: July 24, 2010, 11:19:20 pm »
95% done here, just some minor tweaks....and to fix the control panel. Wanted to share it though:




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« Reply #43 on: July 25, 2010, 12:46:18 am »
That's really coming along good

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« Reply #44 on: August 08, 2010, 10:43:23 pm »
Very nice

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« Reply #45 on: August 08, 2010, 10:47:36 pm »
Wow, very impressive.  Your CP looks great!   :applaud:


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« Reply #46 on: August 09, 2010, 10:15:20 am »
AWESOME WORK - Love the cab - love the Punisher.

I found this thread WAY too late to offer, but if you ever need scans of Punisher stuff, I have a pretty good compliment of the original comics I could scan for you.  I've got everything from Punisher #2 up to (almost) present day at home - including a few of the graphic novels and such.  (My personal fav cover is the War Zone #1 cover...  I think.  I have too many favs to list when it comes to the Punisher.)  Personally, I love your choice of the "Big Nothing" Punishers on your marquee and now you have me thinking I want to change up my cab idea...  Hmmmm....  (No, I wouldn't be copying your idea - more of an 'homage' to the original.  Wink wink.)

Awesome.  Awesome.  Awesome!

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« Reply #47 on: May 06, 2015, 12:04:19 pm »
So after a couple of years collecting dust in the garage, I have decided to renovate this cabinet. I have started moving all emulators/roms over to PC with Maximus Arcade as the front end. All controls are not wired, so that's the next project. After that, new bezel and general maintenance as the speakers somehow have slipped their mounts and the cheap under cabinet light I was using broke. Theme will stay the same however. I am sure to have questions going forward, so I thought I would ressurect this build from the depths. Last I was building it, I was under a serious time crunch as I wanted it to be working for a cookout I was having (hence the Xbox controllers)

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« Reply #48 on: May 07, 2015, 01:05:50 pm »
So after a couple of years collecting dust in the garage, I have decided to renovate this cabinet.

Dude, you took so long, I no longer have my Punisher comic collection. (Seriously, I sold off 20+ cases of comics a few years ago.)

Can't wait to see progress on this one!

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« Reply #49 on: May 07, 2015, 01:25:20 pm »
Yea, this thing has been taken apart and put back together a couple times..lol. The TV was removed as my kids wanted one for their bedroom until I finally claimed it back..lol. Then I bought the PC which sat on top of my beer fridge in the garage for the better part of 2 years. I had always been hesitant about wiring the control panel as I am not the smartest at that. I bought an Ipac 2(?) I think it is about a year ago, so hopefully things go smooth there. I have scaled down all the games inside, still having an issue getting Project 64 to work right without keyboard help  :dunno Still not sure I am going to do side art. I had a couple of the "War Zone" skulls printed out on vinyl decal paper, but the installation was horrendous, so I they sat rolled up in a box for again, the better part of 2 years until I just ditched them. The sides on this cabinet are all jacked up anyway, so not sure side art would look good with bumps underneath. We'll see.

I am trying to grab a Carn-Evil off Craigslist, but can't get there until the weekend, and the guy has people chomping at the bit to get it.

I have no room in  the house, and don't hang out in the garage much during the winter here in New England, lol, so playing time as it is is slim.

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Re: Punisher Cabinet... When is it not worth it? Seeking advice.
« Reply #50 on: May 14, 2015, 09:53:59 am »
So I went out to the garage and got a good look at this poor cabinet that's been sitting for over 4 years. Started digging through it all, and starting to wonder if it's worth even revamping.  :dunno

T-molding is all come loose and now won't seat right ( I am thinking heat gun can fix this?) My shoddy paint job is chipping on all the edges/corners of the cabinet and I feel if I grabbed a putty knife, I could just lift all the 3 layers of paint I did. The plexi on the bezel needs to be re-done as it was a bit smaller than I wanted it. I have a plain CRT TV in there that is impossible to completely hide as I need to still to turn it on after firing up the system with a remote control. I never de-cased the tv as I don't want to mess with the high voltage (had a friend die from a TV accident).

I've been switching the whole system over to PC, and now have lost the Ipac2 I bought way back then (I am sure it's somewhere, but it's like a needle in the haystack at my place). The Marquee is a tad too short, so it shows a bit of the wood underneath and some light does get through.

The controls are X-Arcade stripped out of the factory CP and placed into mine. The wiring I saved, but it's a jumbled mess and not sure I even have enough to connect it all to the Ipac.

I guess what I am asking is this, is it really worth all this trouble to save this cabinet? I can't really sell it as I am sure nobody is going to want it, but i hate to break it up and throw it away.

It was my first cabinet, and admittedly, I rushed it.

I know it's ultimately my choice, but just want to hear some thoughts.  :dunno
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« Reply #51 on: May 14, 2015, 10:39:10 am »
I guess what I am asking is this, is it really worth all this trouble to save this cabinet? I can't really toss it as I am sure nobody is going to want it, but i hate to break it up and throw it away.

Totally worth it.

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Wiring an IPAC is easy, if you want to make it even easier, just order a cheap jamma loom from ebay and cut it from the edge connector. BAM all the wires you need, you have a sweet ground loop, and all the wires are crimped with a QC.

Paint:
sand it down, re prime, re paint. easy peasy lemon squeezey

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get it reprinted the right size on translight, from stpcore

TV:
just scrape/drill a tiny hole for the IR receiver so you can use the remote


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Re: Punisher Cabinet... When is it not worth it? Seeking advice.
« Reply #52 on: May 14, 2015, 11:22:21 am »
Sounds like an excuse for a NEW BUILD!

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« Reply #53 on: May 14, 2015, 11:46:01 am »
I do have a bartop in mind that I want to build, but I plan on doing that either way...lol.

However, we are building a chicken coop right now as well, so the project fund is a little tight...lol.

How smooth would I need the sides to be to apply side art? Also, what grit sandpaper should I be usuing to remove/smooth out the old paint? T-molding I can probably heat, or just get new stuff, it seems that some of the t-molding seams are worn out, so they aren't grabbing the t-mold, any tricks for this? Hot glue??

I am thinking maybe just getting an LCD screen instead, but I do love that old CRT feel.

Jamma loom? Hmm, looks like a good way to accomplish that. Just grabbed one for $12 shipped on Ebay.
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« Reply #54 on: May 19, 2015, 09:58:05 am »
Jamma loom is coming in today, and I wound up grabbing a 27" LCD tv that my Dad was no longer using. Best part, it has the VGA hookups for the PC, so no adapters needed!!! I was trying to stay tried and true with my CRT tv in there, but I will now be able to make a nice bezel out of MDF instead of the ragged matte board in there now.

Also still looking for some tips on sanding/painting. While I have done my fair share of painting in the past, I am not that versed on the random grits I might need to re-sand this cabinet. I think a finger nail would probably peel most of it off at this point.  :laugh2:  Should I get it back down to laminate, should I sand the laminate first before priming? Any help is appreciated!  :cheers:

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« Reply #55 on: May 19, 2015, 10:37:24 am »
get a random orbital sander

step 1
60 grit the whole side

step 2
100 grit the whole side

step 3
prime the whole side
150 grit the whole side

repeat step 3 as desired

step 4
300-400 grit the whole side
paint desired color

repeat step 4 as desired

hand sand 1000 grit whole side
final coat of paint


its how you go from this:


to this:


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« Reply #56 on: May 19, 2015, 12:23:40 pm »
I have one of those little black and decker sanders: http://www.toolbarn.com/blackanddecker-qs900.html?ad=6791998563

Would this do the trick, or do I need something bigger?

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« Reply #57 on: May 19, 2015, 12:32:58 pm »
my orbital sander is only 5"
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« Reply #58 on: May 19, 2015, 12:44:59 pm »
Sorry to hear that Malenko....  :laugh2:

In all seriousness, when I hear the word "orbital", it makes me think of those giant round buffer wheels, so wanted to make sure...lol. This one just kinda vibrates, does not "orbit".... :cheers:

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« Reply #59 on: May 19, 2015, 01:23:11 pm »
Sorry to hear that Malenko....  :laugh2:
Malenko is Russian slang for small package :)


The more time you put into the finish, the better off it'll be. I spent a ton of hours on the sides of this cab because it was so beat up. I got the black paint finish looking fantastic, then covered it up with art anyway.


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« Reply #60 on: May 19, 2015, 01:37:43 pm »
Yep, that's the plan this time....lol. Like I said previous, I was rushing as I wanted it playable for a big cookout I was having (turns out, rushing it still made it not fully playable). Had to play it with the xbox controllers which really killed the arcade feel (of course).  Even if I were to cover it with side art I would take my time as I want a nice smooth surface to adhere it to.  :cheers:

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« Reply #61 on: May 19, 2015, 04:57:00 pm »
What about rollers? What is the best type for cabinets? Or do you brush? I don't have a spray gun, so that's out

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« Reply #62 on: May 19, 2015, 07:15:14 pm »
What about rollers? What is the best type for cabinets? Or do you brush? I don't have a spray gun, so that's out

Foam rollers work best, in my opinion. Use black satin paint, and you won't go wrong.

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« Reply #63 on: May 19, 2015, 08:35:30 pm »
i roll all my cabs
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« Reply #64 on: May 20, 2015, 09:40:20 am »
Yea, I rolled this one as well, but I think it was a thick knap. Just wondering if the thinner knap is better or not.

I test fit the LCD screen last night...HOLY HELL is it a lot bigger than the TV that was in there....lol. It's going to be awesome though, the games look much better on it. I was using an old desktop monitor to set up the test rig. Plugged in the LCD last night and wow what a difference!

Looked all over for the Ipac I bought a couple years ago with no luck :( Going to have to bite the bullet and buy a new one. Of course, after I install it, I'll probably find the first one. Oh well, spare parts for the next cab....  >:D
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« Reply #65 on: May 27, 2015, 09:24:40 pm »
Good news! Found the Ipac down in my workshop! That saved me $50!

Maximus is almost set up, so now I need to move the project out of the living room and into the garage where I can start dismantling the cabinet (again) to prep for paint and what not.


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« Reply #66 on: September 23, 2015, 10:44:44 pm »
I was supposed to start this around August, but the damn chicken coop kept me busy (and still is). I figured I better get out in the garage while I can as winter is fast approaching, and there goes any chance if I want to repaint (unheated garage)

So tonight I decided to finally sit down and try my hand at wiring this Ipac2.   Proud to say, we have SOME success!! I can get it to work with individual emulators but not Maximus. NOTHING works in Maximus. I tried under the preferences menu, but something isn't right. Gotta do more reading on it. I was pretty excited as I've never tackled an electronics project like this. I did make one gaff, I forgot to wire the start button with my daisy chain of ground wires. No biggie, I'll just add it to the player 2 daisy chain. Threw a quick connector on there tonight to test. Some MAME games are not acknowledging my start button though. Accepts the coin button just fine, but have to click the mouse to start. Also. most buttons not working in MAME either. Will have to take a look at the configuration. I tried NES, and once I mapped the buttons, it worked great!

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Once I unpacked the Jamma harness. Not going to lie, I was intimidated, but it was pretty simple.



That Jamma harness made everything 1,000 times easier as it had all the connectors I needed (plus the daisy chain!) Need another one for player 2 though.

I do have an Ipac2 question though. There are 2 Ps2 ports on each row of the board (p1 and p2), yet I only have one Ps2 keyboard input on the PC. Do I need to use two wires, and if so, where do I put the 2nd player one? (sorry, my computer jargon is not up to par)
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« Reply #67 on: September 24, 2015, 06:49:04 am »
What's an SB port?  If you mean the ps2 port, one has a male to male wire going from it to the pc, the other is a pass through port for you to plug a keyboard into.
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« Reply #68 on: September 24, 2015, 09:29:54 am »
Yea, I meant a Ps2  :banghead:

It was a long hour and a half of wiring, my brain was tired by then...lol.

So the one on the player 2 side is an input? Great!

Another thing I noticed was that the board does not have an "end" or "home" option. Do I need to assign those as well through the "ALT" option?

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« Reply #69 on: October 08, 2015, 01:22:49 pm »
Spent some time in the garage last night. Took out the modded Xbox, excess wire/t-molding, the faulty light, and whatever brackets, screws, and junk accumulated in the bottom of the cabinet these past couple years..lol.

However, had a scare when I booted up the PC. It wouldn't go past a boot screen. I am no computer expert and could not figure out why this just started. I used it fine about a week ago, and it's been just sitting in my garage.  :dunno  I finally got it to operate and it wiped out the whole computer! I started with basically a factory fresh install (all game stuff gone, personal settings, etc).  :cry:

Luckily, a system restore and disk check restored everything back to the way it was. The guy I bought the PC off of has some "Whistler" Operating system that boots up in tandem with Windows XP (you have to select which you want to load). Just nervous now that this just happened out of the blue, but don't want to get a whole other PC as this one has been great. I guess I will make a backup on an external drive just in case everything gets lost again and hope for the best.

Good news is, I got the controls working (somewhat) in game on Maximus, but they don't work for the Maximus front end (switching systems). I have a thread in the Maximus section if anyone wants to take a look.

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Re: Punisher Cabinet... THE RESURRECTION!
« Reply #70 on: October 08, 2015, 01:39:07 pm »
The guy I bought the PC off of has some "Whistler" Operating system that boots up in tandem with Windows XP (you have to select which you want to load).

Whistler was the codename for the old beta tests of Windows XP.  Must be he was dual booting that with some other OS.

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Re: Punisher Cabinet... THE RESURRECTION!
« Reply #71 on: October 08, 2015, 02:23:44 pm »
Good to know! :)

I am not advanced enough to try and remove it.

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Re: Punisher Cabinet... THE RESURRECTION!
« Reply #72 on: October 08, 2015, 02:28:21 pm »
Good to know! :)

I am not advanced enough to try and remove it.

When you install the OS, doing an advanced install and formatting the hard drive would probably do it.  Would probably take some Google-fu to figure out how to change it without reinstalling again.

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Re: Punisher Cabinet... THE RESURRECTION!
« Reply #73 on: October 08, 2015, 02:36:23 pm »
I don't plan on messing with it. I plan on having Maximus boot up at startup eventually. Thanks for the info though!

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Re: Punisher Cabinet... THE RESURRECTION!
« Reply #74 on: July 31, 2016, 04:43:45 pm »
Well, after looking over the paint, and re-setting all the t-molding, I decided it didn't look half bad. Seeing as how it lives in the garage in New England, we'll get to use it probably 5 months out of the year anyway.

So I got to installing the Xin-Mo, trimming some game lists, configuring controls, and mounting the t.v., this is where we are at. Just got to work on a bezel, and plexi on front.

Couple annoying things:

1. Can't get Mame32 to work with the controls. Maybe I'm stupid, but I can't seem to configure them?? I thought Mame pretty much saw the Xin-Mo as a keyboard encoder, but it doesn't recognize the controls. Checking out the Mame files, even when I find a controller tab, I don't even see options for coin up, etc.

2. SuperNintendo, while 4 way system seems to have an issue with "charging" in games like Killer Instinct. I move the joystick left to hold "back", and the character seems to go diagonal lower left. Might just need a more precise hand. I know in the SNES emu that you can enter DL, DR, UL, UR, so might just need to check that out again.

3. Need to upgrade the controls as they are still the gutted X-Gaming ones and aren't very smooth or accurate, but get the job done.

Other than that, it's been a fun week. Had a big cookout yesterday, and it was a hit with grownups and kids alike. Still some tweaking on the frontend and game lists, but happy I can play it now.
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Re: Punisher Cabinet... THE RESURRECTION!
« Reply #75 on: August 01, 2016, 04:57:22 am »
1. Can't get Mame32 to work with the controls. Maybe I'm stupid, but I can't seem to configure them?? I thought Mame pretty much saw the Xin-Mo as a keyboard encoder, but it doesn't recognize the controls. Checking out the Mame files, even when I find a controller tab, I don't even see options for coin up, etc.

From the 'Why can't MAME remember my keyboard configurations?' thread :

More details can help clarify thinigs.

1. What type of encoder? (keyboard-style like an IPac? gamepad-style like a Xin-Mo?)

I think MAME should recognize the Xin-Mo automatically. If not, try to start a game, hit TAB to get to the config menu,  go to 'Input (this Game)' and hit enter. Go one line down to '1 Player Start', hit enter, hit the 1 player start button on your CP. If nothing happens, MAME doesn't recognize your controller.
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