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Old 05-01-2011, 10:24 PM   #1
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Default Mock-Up Arcade Machine starring Mortal Kombat II and Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3

Everybody wants a Mortal Kombat arcade machine, but most people like me can't afford to buy one. My answer to this? Make your own! And that's exactly what I did.

This is what I used:
-An old wooden desk facing backwards in front, with a board attached to the lower front so you don't see what's running the machine
-A nice 20" TV
-2 SEGA Saturns (one for MKII and one for UMK3)
-4 SEGA Saturn controllers (2 for each system)
-An S-Video cable for the MKII Saturn
-Mortal Kombat II and Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 for SEGA Saturn.

I still have to decorate it and everything, so I'll upload a pic of it once it's completely finished.
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Old 06-01-2011, 02:51 AM   #2
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A lot of people do this...though normally they use a PC and have emulators running the games. Often they hand craft the cabinet and controls to their liking.

Looking forward to your pics.
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Old 06-01-2011, 03:43 AM   #3
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I did do that before, but it was too much trouble to set up. I know the Saturn versions of the games aren't the best versions out there, but they're easier to have in a cabinet.
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Old 06-01-2011, 11:58 AM   #4
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Looking forward to your pics.
Me too, it's one of my hidden dreams
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Old 06-01-2011, 06:24 PM   #5
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Here's how the machine looks thus far.
I still need to add decorations to it, but what else do you think I should do to improve how it looks?
EDIT: Sorry about the blurry pic. I only have a phone camera and it really sucks.
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Old 07-01-2011, 11:24 AM   #6
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Nice work, SpiDoL.

For our arcade machine we just bought an empty arcade machine cabinet and built a computer into it.
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Nice , maybe you could bring it to the next level building the wood/plastic cabinet, including the TV inside the package and adapting it to your needs.
Of course, there's no need to make it huge or professional.
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Old 07-01-2011, 01:54 PM   #8
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http://my.opera.com/OperaWidgetArcade/blog/

blueprints: http://files.myopera.com/feldgendler/blog/galagads.pdf
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Old 07-01-2011, 08:25 PM   #9
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@Japo:
NICE! Next time I visit my Dad, I'll give those blueprints to him and we can try building it.

UPDATE: The machine will now only be a UMK3 machine, and I'm gonna use an old-and-abandoned-but-good computer to run it. I have controllers I can use for the machine.

Now, what do you think of artwork:

Marquee


Side Art


Control Panel

Because I'm using gamepads for the machine, I only need this picture for where the control panel's supposed to be.

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Old 09-01-2011, 12:14 AM   #10
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you do realize it's gotta be a much higher res in order to look nice on such a large board
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