Streamlining a SF2WW Cabinet?


#1

I have a (I think orriginally Centipede) SF2WW cabinet that due to space reasons, I’d like to restore and shrink the footprint. I’m still new to the arcade cabinet scene - currently have two (Blitz 99 4-player :amazed: also). The item that I think is taking up the most space inside the cabinet (I’ll look again sometime this week, its been a few months since I looked inside) is the screen - which has color issues anyway.

I’ve been thinking of replacing the current arcade (I assume VGA) screen with an LCD so I can thin out the structure. Does anyone know how I would go about doing it? Is there a special board I’d need or cable to make the switch?

EDIT - I’d also be curious about a similar operation for the Bltiz 99 screen, but that one I’ll pass on for now as the SF2WW cavbinet is busted anyways…

I’d really appreciate any help I can get on this…I’m in short moving in with the GF for a while and if I don’t want to toss my machines, I got to cut down the footprint so they will fit (or pay an exorbant amount of money for storage).

Thank you
-:bluu:


#2

Personally, I’d sell the cab and build a thinner Vewlix clone around an LCD screen, especially seeing as modifying the existing cab could possibly entail just as much work.


#3

No one would buy the cab in its current condition and I’m planning on building a new cab entirely and swap out the guts, however for me to do that , I’d have to ditch the pre-existing - and crappy screen…which leaves me still asking about converting the screens.

  • :bluu:

#4

You’d need this or something similar, as I don’t think most LCDs would take any of the old arcade resolutions native:

http://www.jammaboards.com/store/cga/ega/yuv-to-vga-converter-pcb-gbs-8220/prod_291.html

That being said, if it’s in bad shape I’m not sure how much sense it would make to do so.