From: Keith Clancy (Keith.Clancy at domain Berlitz.ie)
Date: Tue 05 Jun 2001 - 10:50:42 IST
hmmm..... well you'd have no problem "beating" the box into an old arcade
case ... a few brackets and your flying....
you might look at a tv out option though as you'd have a bigger screen and
probably have less problems...
i've seen somthing like this before .. can't remember where .. but they used
existing gear in an arcade machine and ripped out the guts (mainboard and
cards) and adapted it to fit.
hell i've seen a setup where they stuck a dreamcast inside an arcade
Have a look at
This is basically what your after....
From: ilug-admin at domain linux.ie [mailto:ilug-admin at domain linux.ie]On Behalf Of John
Sent: 05 June 2001 10:11
To: Irish LUG list
Subject: [ILUG] ideas for a little linux based MAME box....
Just discussing MAME this morning.
If cash could be found to buy some old standup arcade case...is there any
neat way of beating a Linux box into it, and having it run MAME ?
There are a few problems;
A VGA screen that works while tilted back ~30 degrees
Making sure it's quiet & cool
Getting Linux to use the arcade machines joysticks (are there parallel
port drivers for them ?)
I'm thinking that a little flash based job would be perfect, with an
ethernet card, so it could download ROM's off the local NFS server. What
sort of processor would you need ? Would a cyrix job do, or would we need
a Duron or the like ?
I'm also thinking that if we use USB for the audio, then we wouldn't even
need a board with an audio chip, and it would give crystal clear sound. If
the CPU was up to it. Or, given the price of i815 boards these days, is
that silly ?
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