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Looks pretty awesome. I built an arcade cabinet once, but stupidly did not measure the hallway/door to my room, got pissed, and smashed it to pieces. Looked cool in the garage for a while though.
This is 31.5" wide so it would be a little bit of a pain to get through a 32" door. In the future we probably won't go as deep so they will lighter and easier to get through smaller openings.

We finally found the time and got the tmolding dry fit. Just need to pull it off and then glue it back on. We decided not to do any of the stuff mentioned above to this one except for plexi on the cp and possible a vinyl wrap. The next one will have everything as we have all the parts necessary to do it. We have also built a test 4 player cp. We still need to drill the player and start button holes for each player. Just waiting on the buttons and joysticks for it. We also ordered new hardware for our 2 player cp so we can have all led buttons. The pic of the 4 player top is a mock up with the buttons just sitting in it.





 
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That looks great man. Nice since it's just an HDTV you can always throw in a PC or game console, especially if you're using an Xbox 360 controller as input (haven't read all the details).
 
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Our controls work great with a PC. We used a usb encoder for them. I'm pretty sure they would also work with a USB to console adapter. We haven't tested yet so can't say for sure. Maybe I'll put the kids 360 in when I have time and see how it works. For extended play on games requiring both sticks nothing can beat a controller for comfort though in my opinion. Playing new and old retro games on arcade controls is a blast. Especially having so many different gaming options all in one cabinet.
 
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And is that just painted MDF? Because it looks fantastic in the pics. I just didn't have the patience to paint so many layers when I made my cabinet back in the day. Can't remember if I tried sealing it with glue and water or not...
 
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It's actually just plain particle board. We sunk the screw heads and only had to sand a little. Then some spray paint and brush on polyurethane. After a few layers of poly we sanded it to a smooth surface. Doesn't take much sanding. Then some spray poly to bring back the glossy finish. The poly dries hard, almost like plastic so it's a really durable finish. It's not hard to do but takes some time.
 
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Working on this cabinet now. Should have it done by the end of the week. Just have to decide on what graphics we're gonna go with. It only sits 23" deep so the footprint is a lot smaller. Hopefully we will have a bartop model assembled by then too. Decided to go w/ MDF on these cabs. So much nicer to work with than particle board other than the sealing process.



 
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That's awesome dude. If I ever get the free time I'm definitely gonna have another go at it...unless I go buy the Mortal Kombat II machine that's for sale down the street.
 
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This is amazing work![COLOR="Silver"]

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