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MAME Cabinet

Status Online
Training NO
Hackable YES
Usage Restrictions No restrictions
Owner VHS
If it Breaks Sigh loudly and continue hacking
Loan Status Permanent
Arrival Date 2014?
Location By front door
Value $$
Champion See Compendium of Champions

The MAME machine bones are from a 4 player Blitz 99 game. The original monitor has been replaced with a flat screen. There is a PC in the back. The buttons are controlled through an Ipac 4 to USB to PC. The audio comes from the headphones jack in the RPi and runs into a small amp, which is wired to the speakers in the marquee.

There is a door on the bottom left of the cabinet. All the silk screens are located in here. It's a bit sticky. The hope is that some day we're set up for silk screening and we can actually use them.

There is now an empty space in the back of the cabinet.

Usage instructions

The master power is controlled from a switch on the top left of the machine, near the back. It's hard to see. Usually, this is left on.

To help navigate the menus there are Enter and Escape buttons on the left side of the controls (far green button is enter, near yellow button is Escape).

Credit is added by pressing the pretend coin buttons located where the coin slots used to be. P1 Coin is upper left, P2 upper right, P3 lower left, P4 lower right. [picture needed]

The audio come from a small amp which is located under the control panel. Adjust the glowing blue knob to turn the volume up or down. The knob is under the main control panel. [picture needed]

To Do

  • Figure out a way to adjust the volume without having to open the cabinet
  • Repair the damage to the cabinet that occurred during a space move

Maintenance Log

Note Date Who
Wiki entry created Nov 20, 2013 Thomas L.
SD card reflashed with good ISO. Nov 21, 2013? Tyson H.
New MB installed with new rom set Oct 18, 2014 Garth C.
Much better mounting and post drinking wire cleanup Oct 19, 2014 Thomas H.
Fixing audio, buttons, and new motherboard September 19, 2016 Kevin Macdonald & Steve Roy & Richard
tool/mame_cabinet.txt · Last modified: 2016/09/21 02:34 by i-make-robots