I looked this up a year or two ago. Most people just wanted to sell me a
£15,000 racing game or some such. However, a lot of games use JAMMA boards.
Not the really old games like asteroids, but things like Golden Axe and Bubble
Bobble and stuff. You should be able to pick up a JAMMA cabinet pretty easily
second hand, either in classified ads or from a niteclub/pub/supplier just
throwing one out. Thats the hard part, because thats the really expensive part
to ship. Once you have a working cabinet you can buy boards abroad pretty
cheaply. Invest another 20-30 quid in an (E)PROM writer and and you'll be able
to reuse some of the standard boards for certain games.
To keep this on topic. A lot of cabinets a just wasted space, plenty of space
for a medium spec linux box. I remember seeing details somewhere for some
JAMMA-to-PC hardware with linux drivers. All the games you want and a nice
"Linux Powered" logo to boot:)
On Thu, Nov 30, 2000 at 09:03:44PM +0000, kevin lyda wrote:
> ok, so years ago a co-worker tweaked my interest in arcade games.
> hw was working on setting up his arcade game (astroids) so he could
> query the high score table via a pc and then post it up via the web.
> a fun h/w+s/w project. anyway now that i don't envisage moving again
> i'd like to get one (asteroids, 1942, or afterburner). anyone have
> ideas on where to purchase them in ireland?
>> as an aside, i highly recommend xmame for folks who don't like all those
> new fangled video games (street fighter is new fangled...).
>kevin at suberic.net q: what's the difference between batman & b. gates?
> fork()'ed on 37058400 a: when batman fought the penguin, he won.
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