Ok, I've looked around everywhere, but nowhere I found gave me enough information, so I'm going to try on the forums. I am planning on making a Custom Arcade Machine, and I need some help. I know that you need MAME and what not, but I'll tell you what I have and what I want it to turn out as.
5-7 old pcs sitting around, all are windows, and they all meet min arcade requirements.
3-4 monitors sitting around
a plentiful supply of plywood, scrap metal, and welding tools for the cabinet.
As for the cabinet, I want to be able to play most arcade games, and this is my hopeful specs.
every button you can imagine, my plan is for the front of the table having a joystick and 6-8 buttons on each side with a trackball in between them, when a game is selected that needs a steering wheel, a servo moves a mechanism out of the way to allow you to pull up a yoke, with more servos to lock it in certain ways( like lock the y axis in a racing game, but full movement in a flight game), and lastly have some pedals at the bottom.
so I am basically going for an ultimate cabinet, and possibly ebay some to cover my costs.
I also have some experience in computers and electronics
almost forgot, I also plan to put in a coin slot, in case others want that, and to keep my brothers from being on it all day. :D