Arcade1up mod project.Nothing too major just yet.<img src="" title="" alt="" class="bbcodeimg" align="absmiddle" /><br /> Was given this for my birthday this year. (Which actually isn&#039;t until July)<br /> Definitely a fun unit. And you can&#039;t go wrong with Pac-man! (My one gripe would be JUST HOW FREAKING LOUD IT IS!!! even at it&#039;s lowest possible volume)<br /> <br /> I&#039;ve been getting components to install a Raspberry Pi in this thing. I currently have a 3b+. but thanks to fireball&#039;s input, at some point I will upgrade to the 4, and get some serious gameage going.<br /> It didn&#039;t take long to get the raspberry pi configured to display properly on the vertical screen.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Part of this is a challenge. My goal is to not install anything that cannot be undone. Being able to reassemble this thing to it&#039;s default state is key.<br /> <br /> This said, I have researched a bit and found the parts to install the coin door, and get it fully functioning.<br /> <a href="" rel="nofollow"> </a><br /> <a href="" rel="nofollow"> </a><br /> <br /> These two components cost almost as much as the entire cabinet...Skipping for now, as other commands allow for credits to be added, and this is more for aesthetics anyway. In the meantime, I plan to research a bit further so I might get this a bit cheaper.<br /> <br /> Also skipped was the riser block<br /> <a href="" rel="nofollow"> </a><br /> I&#039;ll eventually get one of these. but for now, I don&#039;t exactly need it.<br /> <br /> The rest I got from eBay.<br /> <a href=";var=631758706211&amp;_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649" rel="nofollow">;var=631758706211&amp;_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649 </a> 2-player control deck. (Possible further modfications needed to THIS PART due to the shape of the cabinet.) Spray paint and decals should work for making it match the rest of the cabinet.<br /> <br /> <a href=";var=492820814333&amp;_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649" rel="nofollow">;var=492820814333&amp;_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649 </a> microswitch buttons. (2 quantity ordered)<br /> <br /> <a href=";_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649" rel="nofollow">;_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649 </a><br /> joysticks (2)<br /> <br /> <a href=";var=692624392242&amp;_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649" rel="nofollow">;var=692624392242&amp;_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649 </a><br /> USB Encoder boards (2)<br /> <br /> <a href=";_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649" rel="nofollow">;_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649 </a><br /> LCD driver board<br /> <br /> <a href=";_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649" rel="nofollow">;_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649 </a><br /> Stereo speaker amplifier kit. (I might not use the included speakers) This will also serve as volume control<br /> <br /> <a href=";_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649" rel="nofollow">;_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649 </a><br /> 3.5mm 4-pole jacks [female]. (If I did my research correctly, this will allow me to connect the stock speakers to the new amplifier... although I only actually need one of these.)<br /> <br /> As you have likely noticed, a lot of these components are coming from china.<br /> It could be a month or more before I actually get this project started. although all have been ordered.<br /> <br /> In the meantime, I have to deal with my long time rival and arch nemesis: Dragon&#039;s Lair!<br /> ...seriously though, I&#039;ve never been able to get this game working.<br /> 52Sun, 06 Jun 2021 18:24:28 +0000fireball3k: it possible to give it multiple audio output lines with those extra 3.5mm 4 pole jacks? if it is, you might be able to make a bluetooth audio adapter by running some cable to one of those bluetooth transmitter boxes they make for wireless headphones<br /> 104Sun, 06 Jun 2021 22:26:41 +0000Nite:, at the cost of total volume power per active device connected.<br /> I kinda like the Bluetooth idea. That would definitely provide a solution for headphones.<br /> 52Sun, 06 Jun 2021 23:12:02 +0000Nite:<br /> random update:<br /> <img src="" title="" alt="" class="bbcodeimg" align="absmiddle" />And yes, this is running on my raspberry pi. You have no idea how freaking long I&#039;ve been fighting with this thing.<br /> 52Mon, 07 Jun 2021 15:45:45 +0000Bibby: is gonna be fun. I really want to see how this turns out!1Mon, 07 Jun 2021 21:18:10 +0000fireball3k: the rasp-pi use daphne to play dragon&#039;s lair, or are there other emulators which you can use?104Mon, 07 Jun 2021 21:41:53 +0000Nite: had it right the first time. it uses daphne. complete and total pain in the ass to get working, but works well once it&#039;s set up<br /> 52Mon, 07 Jun 2021 22:23:56 +0000Bibby:<span style="text-decoration:line-through"> Why Daphne? When doing something technical, I&#039;d much rather have Velma, or maybe Freddie. Though Daphne still probably beats Shaggy here... </span><br /> <br /> I&#039;m sorry - I had to.1Tue, 08 Jun 2021 02:59:08 +0000Nite:<br /> I&#039;m gonna have to use that on my boss during coffee break tomorrow.<br /> <br /> <br /> For anyone who doesn&#039;t know the reference with the emulator name though:<br /> Daphne is actually the name of the princess you have to rescue in Dragon&#039;s Lair.<br /> 52Tue, 08 Jun 2021 03:26:55 +0000Nite: Control deck panel just arrived. As predicted, the far left and far right sides need to be trimmed to fit the unique shape of the Pac-man 40th anniversary cabinet. By the time all is said and done, you shouldn&#039;t even be able to tell that I did this... especially once this part gets sanded and painted.<br /> <br /> <br /> This oversight was due to me not realizing the cabinet shape was overall different until after the order was made.<br /> On further shopping however, I might have ended up with this anyway, since for whatever reason, lumber in my area has gone through the d*** roof! In addition to a lack of control panels available for the specific cabinet that I have. I&#039;ve come to believe that needing to mod this one was overall, inevitable.<br /> 52Tue, 08 Jun 2021 20:42:15 +0000Nite: amplifier arrived. Tested using large speakers connected to my computer... Holy crap! There&#039;s some power behind this little monster! I&#039;m getting one more to use for my computer speakers!52Thu, 10 Jun 2021 23:08:39 +0000Nite:<img src="" title="" alt="" class="bbcodeimg" align="absmiddle" /><br /> A test using what has arrived so far for the project. The control deck doesn&#039;t function at this point, since I have no way to hook it up to USB. though a prototype wired arcade controller is connected for testing, and configuration.<br /> <br /> <br /> good...52Sun, 20 Jun 2021 05:31:25 +0000Bibby:! This is looking pretty sweet.1Sun, 20 Jun 2021 12:15:06 +0000Nite:<img src="" title="" alt="" class="bbcodeimg" align="absmiddle" /><br /> Also: Finally got impatient with the other buttons and ordered another set that is located in the US.52Tue, 22 Jun 2021 02:07:35 +0000Nite:<img src="" title="" alt="" class="bbcodeimg" align="absmiddle" /><br /> Sorry it&#039;s taken so long to post this update. We&#039;ve been fighting with a heat wave, and I had to relocate the air conditioner I had in my room...<br /> <br /> <br /> Project is completed! the two player control deck is in place, and fully functional.<br /> I&#039;ve also been messing with the video filters, and I think I found a winner.<br /> <br /> <br /> Most of the important hardware is mounted on top of the unit, to make it easier to access.52Fri, 02 Jul 2021 23:28:22 +0000Bibby: worries - it&#039;s shaping up quite nicely!<br /> <br /> Be careful with the heat wave - you&#039;ve had some crazy weather lately, so take care of both yourself and your components!1Sat, 03 Jul 2021 02:16:00 +0000Mon, 29 Nov 2021 23:58:44 +0000