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 Post subject: query about xxx in 1 boards
PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:02 pm 
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I have a lowboy i may turn into a xxx in 1 type cab.

i am after a pcb that has either an upgradable rom via an sd card, or one that contains ghosts n goblins, 1942, rygar, black dragon, etc.

are there reliable ones and ones to stay away from?

what will i need to convert a standard cab? i will chuck the existing monitor as it is kaput.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:21 pm 
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Don't know about SD card based ones but this setup - https://www.arcadegamingaustralia.com.a ... &Itemid=17

has the games you're looking for. These are the setups you generally find in the Chinese machines and are basically a modified PC running a custom front end. Replacement parts such as the CPU (P4) and RAM (DDR I or DDR II) are cheaply available via ebay but you have to cut away glue to get to the RAM modules (a pain but doable).

Hooks up via a JAMMA harness so setup is pretty straightforward.

I'm not suggesting you get it from the link as I have never dealt with them (Danny might be able to help out?) but as far as a multi-game system other than a MAME setup I think this is one of the limited options you'd be looking at.

I would probably ghost the hard drive straight away so you're covered there in case the supplied one dies. I don't know if they use refurbished parts but I would suspect they probably do given the age of them. You could probably replace everything if you ever had to and just plug in the daughter board provided the motherboard you used has the serial ports etc required.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 2:07 pm 
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ok, so i am probably better off just using a pc then.... possibly with a mala front end. then i can load whatever games i want. i have a spare pentium d, with 2gb ram, 1gb gfx card... would that suffice?

i just want it to be arcade 'authentic' in sense of graphical reproduction.

so i would just get one of these as well http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... ink:top:en

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Probably better off as you don't have to worry about the quality of the parts on the all in ones. You could either use that adaptor (you'd still need a JAMMA harness though) or an IPAC, both will give you the same result.

I think the all in ones use some sort of custom MALA front-end so at the end of the day you'd end up with something very similar. The only difference would be that the all in ones boot straight into the frontend as it's shelled - which you could also do once you're all setup, there are a few free shellers out there.

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Damn, now I don't know what I want to make :(

I'm moving into a new house in a couple of months, and wanted to build an upright after moving in...now I dunno what to put in......


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frostydasnowman wrote:
...now I dunno what to put in......


:shock:

...over to you heath...
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