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[PORTABLE CABINET] My new Emulation Supergun build

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Last weekend I finished my latest arcade project: A Emulation Supergun Cab :)

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It's my 3rd cab in total, after a Bartop and a similar emu supergun, which I gifted to my sister. Now it was time to build a portale beast for my own.

This new cab runs Arcade games and a nice set of my favorite consoles via GameEx.

It's highly portable and can easily be hooked to any TV via HDMI. It any has 2 cables on the outside, a HDMI and a power cord.

You can open the lid to store the gamepads and cables, if they are not needed.

Hardware:

- Case 80x30 cm build from 12mm MDF wood
- Lid can be opened and is finished with a 3mm Lexan glass cover

- Arcade buttons are convex and have dynamic lights via PacDrive.
- Sanwa Joysticks
- 8 Gamepads for SNES, NES, SEGA, PSX. (SNES pads will be exchanged for original ones soon, N64 Pads are also planned)
- The Computer is a DELL E6400 Laptop with Core2Duo 2,5 Ghz and 4GB Ram
- 1TB HD, 13 USB Ports
- 2x 90mm case fans, running on 5V, very silent.

Software:
- Windows 10 Home
- GameEx with GameRoomEX2 Theme
- Mame 0.157 with full set. No clones.
- Retroarch for Console emulation
- Xpadder for the gamepad mappings

Configured Systems:
- Arcade (Mame)
- SNES
- NES
- Genesis
- MasterSystem
- TurboGrafx-16
- Atari 2600
- NeoGeo AES
- 3DO
- PSX
- Gameboy
- GameBoy Advance
- GameGear
- NeoGeo Pocket Color

(- N64 upcoming)

All systems run with No-Intro romsets, with JAP only roms filtered out.

Since it was my 3rd cab, it was done quite easily within about 20 hours.

Configuring the software was another 20 hours, since I setup lot of things from scratch and moved all the console emulators to retroarch, to have the same configs and UIs. Was a really importtant step for my needs. Especially for having the same Scanline overlays in all the emulators is now possible.

Hope you like this kind of cab! If I compare it to my bartop, it's much more pleasant for entertaining gaming nights, since I can sit in the couch, habe a large TV screen and playing consoles with the original gamepads is simply great.

Greetings and thanks for all the helpful information here in this forum and the brilliant GameEx software. I will never go back to HyperSpin. B)

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Duglim

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Dude, that is super sweet!

Everything about it looks amazing, the fit and finish are top notch, fantastic job!

Thanks for sharing it with us :cheers:

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It's about time you finished my order Duglim! Now if you'd be so kind as to drop it off I'll love it forever. ;)

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man! Thats a neat build! If I ever have to let my MAME cab go, I will build one like this for sure :D :D

Love the Neo*Geo art

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awesome work!

question: how do you get the laptop to boot when it appears to be closed? I'm thinking about building a bartop with an old X-Arcade solo, old laptop and old monitor.

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The Dell Latitude e6400 Laptop has a Bios Option to "Boot on AC restore". If I put power on the Laptop it boots, even of closed. It also sets external Display Port als default.

Sadly Not Many Laptops have this Option.

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Hi folks,

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I made some additions to the cab:

Software:

- Added N64 (Mupen)

- Added C64 (VICE with GameBase)

- Added customized KODI Media Center to play Videos from external USB sticks

Hardware:

- Added stickers to some buttons, e.g. coin buttons have a coin slot sticker. smile.png

- Added top quality SNES gamepads instead of the crappy ones

- Added original N64 controllers

- Added an Competition Pro Joystick for C64

Next on the plan:

- Maybe add Amiga

- Try Apple Airplay support

Greetings,

Duglim

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Nice work, those coin slot stickers make nice icing on the cake :)

Care to share your controller source? Those SNES controllers, classics for sure! I'm surprised mine survived Madden, or perhaps I should say Contra or SC!

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http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B002B9XB0E/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?qid=1447868829&sr=8-2π=SY200_QL40&keywords=usb+snes+controller&dpPl=1&dpID=41S9SGH%2BHNL&ref=plSrch

There's a link to the controller on Amazon.

I just purchased a (different) SNES,a NES, and a N64 controller from Amazon last week. They make playing the games 1000 times better to be sure.

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Cool, thanks!

Some day I hope to revisit some of my old fav's, but I'll be a newb for sure when I do :)

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