I did not introduced meself realy so: Heey i am Thomas, i come from The Netherlands and i am 17 years old. I like ‘‘old’’ games and also thinks like arcade cabinets. And i want to build my own cab so here the story: (and if me English is not realy good, dont punish me i am doing me best)
The last few weeks i got more and more done with the ‘‘modern’’ kind of games. I just did not get any fun out of games like Modern Warfare 2 and Battlefield: Bad Company 2 anymore. Then i tought about the fact that i realy like the old fashion arcade games.
So i wanted to build an arcade cabinet. And there begun the issues:
- i have little room to put an arcade cab in my room
- i like old designs but the modern ones too, so i want to combinate that
- building plans are realy hard to find. There are much plans, but good ones are rare
- i cant work because my muscle illness, so costs cant realy get high.
- little knowledge, so i read more about this subject then i did the last year about other things i think XD
-combinate the design of the vewlix arcade cab with the upright cabs
After 4 days of searching, i came to the conclusion that this was not gonna get cheap. But then, an hour later. I found the ultimate solution!
I never thought about the fact that i just can fit the tv on the panel instead of behind it. That makes building a lot easier. Next part where the controlls. I have bought an mayflash arcade stick for the PlayStation 2. Just €30 (what is around 45$ i think). Unfortunatly the retailer had only 1 in stock and could not order more of them so i must get the other stick out off Belguim i think. But thats for later.
I allready have virtualy every part i need to begin building. I have a tv/monitor (syncmaster 2470HD), Sony PlayStation 2, Tekken 5, arcade stick, money for MDF plates and paint.
The picture you see above is not me build yet, mine will only be 43 cm (17 inches) deep. Because the little room in me room. Also there is no need to have a big (with big i mean deep) cabinet because the screen is outside the cabinet, and a PlayStation 2 dont take to much space.
With a bit luck i recive the arcade stick tomorrow. And start making dimensions. And i think i gonna start building next week.
I want to know what you think about me project and thoughts. So please speak your mind !