Street Fighter 2 CE Arcade Restore Project (HF chips installed)


#1

Hey guys,
I thought I would let all you fight enthusiasts take a look at my December project of 2011. I received a surprise B’day gift from my beautiful girlfriend when she called me over to her place and took the covers off this baby! My Jaw Dropped. I mean what girl would feed her boyfriend’s fightgame addiction? Well it was a nice piece. Screen was functioning but this Dynamo cab had a very generic control panel and very bad button layout. Also there was cigerette burn marks on the player 1 and 2 buttons as well as lots of coke and coffee stains that had leaked through. I am guess the previous owner had got this via auction and the cabin had been in a bar or some dingy hole.

Before Pics

I joined the KLOV group and began to work with this cabinet. I cleaned it out. searched out a new control panel. sanded, painted and put new decals over it and new buttons and controller from Lizard Lick.

All in all I think she came out good. My buddies love it. I did upgrade it to Hyperfighting for now but I still have the Champion Edition chips handy if needed.

AFTER:

Thanks for reading


#2

What the fuck is wrong with the button layout in the before pic? Who set that shit up?


#3

Man, that layout looked like it strived to be as un-ergonomic as possible… 1P’s elbow would have to be right in 2P’s face to press the buttons


#4

That’s exactly what I was about so ask.

Anyways, good job on the restoration. Any real bad burn ins on the monitor?


#5

when that thing first came out , as i kid i was so fucking stoked , as we finally got to use the bosses…id say that was my favorite Sf version. And the button cut outs placement is crazy…that had to be done by one previous owner… When i was a kid cigg burns were very common on most machines. leave it burning , between matchs


#6

That remind me about the memory a long time ago.


#7

My opinion is that arcade operators or techs never play the games they make the control panel for. “Six buttons? This oughta work.”


#8

do you still have to hit the lil wire piece the coins hit threw the slot to add credits to it…i used to break in the back of them as i learned as a kid how to get credits from watching , the dude come pick up the coins and giving free credits in each machine…lol or you make your homies drop a quarter in…


#9

Look carefully, it’s on Free Play.


#10

yeah, they used a generic Dynamo control Panel. this cp ws swiss cheese. take a look. it was a complete mess.

i had to buy an more SF2 CP as welding and machining would have taken too much work and cost me a fortune.

As for the coin slots. yeah they work fine. the little metal flippers work for the coins to hit to register a coin up.