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Star Wars build
« on: July 17, 2016, 05:55:11 pm »
I bought a flight yoke (originally a Lock-On) sometime ago, mounted it to an empty cab and played some Star Wars, but I felt like I had to at least try and do it right.  So, I decided to try and replicate a SW upright.  If I was more certain I would finish/do this project justice I would have started this post a few months ago.  I want to say thank you to bdn103,  Le Chuck, Arximidis, Yotsuya, OUFlight for their help.  I still have a way to go, but I thought I would share some pictures.









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Re: Star Wars build
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2016, 06:24:46 pm »
Very very nice.

I'm considering pulling my LCD out of my star wars and putting in a CRT. Is that a CRT or LCD? If it's a LCD, and you plan on putting it behind the smoked Plexi the star wars cabs used, there are some settings in either the mame.ini or the individual game.ini to get the vector settings decent.

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Re: Star Wars build
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2016, 07:00:40 pm »
Thank you Lew, the monitor is a PC crt.  It is a Lacie 22" (20" viewable) crt I got off craigslist for 20 bucks. I decided not to decase it.  It has a great picture for vector games IMO. 

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Re: Star Wars build
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2016, 07:49:22 pm »
Neat!

Did you order a template from somewhere?  That looks awesome!

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Re: Star Wars build
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2016, 08:09:15 pm »
Looks great, my friend. Kudos on the CRT. That's what I did in mine!

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« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2016, 07:10:16 am »
That's amazingly clean. I have the same monitor, too. I'm not a huge fan of it for retro stuff since its too high res for my taste (I was a n00b, I made a n00b mistake), bit it does indeed work quite nicely with vectors. Fantastic choice for the cabinet!

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Re: Star Wars build
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2016, 07:30:25 am »
Doing arcades, the cheap@ss way!
First Project : ttp://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,151071.0.html
Next one : The Token Muncher [urlhttp://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,135417.0.html[/url]

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Re: Star Wars build
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2016, 10:28:38 am »
Wow! This is going to look great. Good start.  :applaud:

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Re: Star Wars build
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2016, 05:14:12 pm »
Thank you for the kind words guys!

Eric - The pieces were cut by a CNC from the plans on Brian's (bdn103) website www.classicarcadecabinets.com. Brian is a great guy and contributes a lot to this hobby, he puts A LOT of work into his site and those plans.

I am really happy with how it is coming along, but since I do not have a donor cabinet I have been trying to put it together by referencing pictures online and the bezel, so there are some imperfections, but I am confident the end result will be worthwhile.  I need to either find a speaker grill or come up with something else to cover the speakers.  I also plan to put some smoked plexi to mask the monitor....

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Re: Star Wars build
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2016, 05:24:50 pm »
Looking great! Nice and clean...

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Re: Star Wars build
« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2016, 05:36:25 pm »


I need to either find a speaker grill or come up with something else to cover the speakers. 

Oh, you mean something like this spare Star Wars speaker grill that I have lying around... :-)


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Re: Star Wars build
« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2016, 05:50:49 pm »
Yes, that is exactly what I mean! Yotsuya, you had me at speaker grill.  ;D  PM incoming

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Re: Star Wars build
« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2016, 10:31:22 pm »


I need to either find a speaker grill or come up with something else to cover the speakers. 

Oh, you mean something like this spare Star Wars speaker grill that I have lying around... :-)


Say.  It is hard to tell from the pic.  What is that pattern?  Is it something that can be found at lowes or menards? 

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Re: Star Wars build
« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2016, 10:35:34 pm »


I need to either find a speaker grill or come up with something else to cover the speakers. 

Oh, you mean something like this spare Star Wars speaker grill that I have lying around... :-)


Say.  It is hard to tell from the pic.  What is that pattern?  Is it something that can be found at lowes or menards?
No,  that's an actual Atari part. Never seen a replica anywhere else.

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Re: Star Wars build
« Reply #14 on: July 19, 2016, 06:47:21 am »
Hey yots!  Where'd you get that!? ;)

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Re: Star Wars build
« Reply #15 on: July 19, 2016, 10:49:36 am »
Hey yots!  Where'd you get that!? ;)
From you, brother! And I'm paying it forward - it's going to this awesome project!

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Re: Star Wars build
« Reply #16 on: July 19, 2016, 07:17:44 pm »
Thank you!

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Re: Star Wars build
« Reply #17 on: July 21, 2016, 01:29:50 pm »
That high res flat CRT is a fine choice for vector emulation. I'm looking forward to seeing this finished!

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Re: Star Wars build
« Reply #18 on: July 21, 2016, 10:30:22 pm »
Subbed. Looking forward to seeing this one!

  
 

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