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  • A Super Easy Arcade Machine from 1 Sheet of Plywood

    IsaiahL 12You will need a computer to run the games. An older laptop like was used in the post, or an old desktop will do. I recommend an Intel core 2 duo at least. Older, slower computers will also work, but I've gotten excellent out of an old 2.3GHz machine.Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux operating systems will all work.Google "MAME" the Multi Arcade Machine Emulator. This is the software that emulates all the old game machine hardware. The games themselves are copies of the original game machine ROMs (read only memory) are copyrighted software, and technically, you can only legally use them if you own the arcade hardware they came from... Technically...The copies of the ROM are called ROMs. They can be found laying around the Internet. The I telnet Archive has conveniently arch...see more »IsaiahL 12You will need a computer to run the games. An older laptop like was used in the post, or an old desktop will do. I recommend an Intel core 2 duo at least. Older, slower computers will also work, but I've gotten excellent out of an old 2.3GHz machine.Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux operating systems will all work.Google "MAME" the Multi Arcade Machine Emulator. This is the software that emulates all the old game machine hardware. The games themselves are copies of the original game machine ROMs (read only memory) are copyrighted software, and technically, you can only legally use them if you own the arcade hardware they came from... Technically...The copies of the ROM are called ROMs. They can be found laying around the Internet. The I telnet Archive has conveniently archived them for us. The archive is 45GB. Considering that the old games were only a few Kilobytes in size, that means there are MANY THOUSANDS of games there.Google will find you all the information you need to get these running on your computer. The awesome arcade cabinet is just icing on the cake!

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