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mame_cabinet [2013/08/30 22:57]
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-  - Intro 
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-  - Storage Space 
-  - To Do 
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-**Intro**__ 
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-The MAME machine is up and running in the new space. ​ The bones are from a 4 player Blitz 99 game.  The original monitor has been replaced with a flat screen. ​ Originally at the old space, we had a PC running MAME.  This has been replaced by a raspberry Pi that runs Advanced MAME.  The RPi O/S is piMAME build (I believe based on Raspbian) from [[http://​blog.sheasilverman.com/​|Shea Silverman'​s blog]]. ​ In the old space, the buttons were set up with Player 1 and 2 controls running to a [[http://​ultimarc.com/​jpac.html|Jpac]],​ and Player 3 and 4 controls running to an [[http://​ultimarc.com/​ipac1.html|Ipac 2]].  The two 'pacs were then daisy chained together. ​ The new configuration replaces the Ipac 2 and the Jpac with an Ipac 4.  This means the Jamma harness has been removed, but it's a much cleaner build overall. ​ The Ipac 4 is plugged into the RPi via USB.  The RPi recognizes it as a keyboard. ​ However, I've noticed that if another keyboard is connected, the RPi appears to stop responding to the controls. ​ The audio comes from the headphones jack in the RPi and runs into a small amp, which is wired to the speakers in the marquee.  ​ 
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-The MAME cabinet is not online. ​ Please feel free to hack it! 
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-**Instructions**__ 
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-The master power is controlled from a switch on the top left of the machine, near the back.  It's hard to see.  Usually, this is left on.  The new setup does not require a keyboard. ​ There are Enter and Escape buttons on the left side of the controls (far button is enter, near button is Escape). ​ The pretend coins are added with buttons located where the coin slots used to be.  P1 Coin is upper left, P2 upper right, P3 lower left, P4 lower right. 
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-The audio come from a small amp which is located under the control panel. ​ Adjust the glowing blue know to turn the sound up or down. 
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-**Storage Space**__ 
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-There is a door on the bottom left of the cabinet. ​ All the silk screens are located in here.  It's a bit sticky. ​ The hope is that some day we're set up for silk screening and we can actually use them. 
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-There is now an empty space in the back of the cabinet. 
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-**To Do**__ 
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-  * Perhaps get a wireless USB dongle so the RPi can be online 
-  * Properly mount the amp, perhaps figure out a way to adjust the volume without having to open the cabinet 
-  * Get some lights in the marquee 
-  * Repair the damage to the cabinet that occurred during the move (maybe) 
-  * Get some graphics for the sides?? 
-  * articulating beer holders?? 
-  * New controller layout - I've made a rough panel with the button holes cut out, but not the joystick. ​ I'm not sure if I like the layout. ​ It's beside the cabinet. 
-  * Add details about the AdvMAME interface to this wiki. 
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