Based the cabinet on the dimensions original MK machine (sides) with a custom control panel.
As you can see, the control panel is huge, this is why I want to mount a larger screen to the cabinet (thinking 32" LCD).
I can then widen the cabinet so the control panel doesn't hang over the edges so much (bit like an aeroplane at the moment).
I have laid out the control panel buttons to suit both neo-geo 4 buttons and capcom 6 button games. P1 and P2 have 7 buttons each, P3 + P4 have 4 each (couldn't find any 4 player games than needed any more than 2-3 buttons)
The PC is an AMD Phenom II X4 3.4GHZ with 4GB RAM, control panel is setup on an I-PAC 4. OS is Win7 64-bit running MAMEUI64 at the moment.
I've had the machine up and running, tested using a spare monitor and it works great. I did have some problems with buttons dying - they would just get stuck and stay pressed, I blame cheap switches for that (I've since replaced them all with better quality switches).
Whats left to do:
- Find suitable screen
- Speakers (thinking about 2.1 set, any recommendations?)
- Paint/Vinyl (brother in law works for a graphic design mob/printer so can do all my vinyls cheap)
- T moulding