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  1. I am working on a cab build running big box that has a main screen, marquee screen, and a 3rd screen on the CP. I currently plan to have the 2nd and 3rd screen displaying the same image (marquee) since there isn't any additional built in support to Big Box (this in itself will probably be an issue since the 2 screens are different aspect ratios). I am working on an AHK to have the third screen show a different image. Are there any gurus out there that have already done this? I see the 3rd screen question come up in the forums but haven't really seen any solutions out there. I am a complet
  2. I made a few minor adjustments but went ahead and ordered graphics based on the above design. Will post the CP once its cut out and graphics installed.
  3. So back in Mid 2020 I started the process of getting a custom cab together but life happened and it fell to the way side. I had managed to purchase a lot of material and get a rough plan together but never did any actual cutting. Thinking that was a good thing since I have had months of time to think more about what I want to do with this cab and have some better ideas of what I really want out of it. I got confirmation that my Sinden light guns are actually going to ship in the next month so I am motivated again to get this cab built. All that said I have the attached CP layout I am p
  4. Thanks for the reply. I was thinking I could do something very similar to what you had suggested but wasn't sure if it would work. Good to know I was on the right track. I am very much realizing that when I set everything up originally I had next to no idea what I was doing or what my real plan was. Have been much more deliberate with adding games and systems now and making sure everything is buttoned up and working correctly prior to adding it into launch box. I also found when I did my original mame import into launchbox I included poker and clubhouse style games and have c
  5. I have Mame ver 0.221 (according to the mame read me file) But I don't think I have the rom set 0.221 and I do not have a CHD set at all (just a few random games). Took a 6 month break from this due to work but am now getting back into my set up and build (especially since my Sinden guns should be shipped by end of the month) and noticed when trying to play test some games that I have a decent chunk that are not working. X-men was one game and when looking on forum found someone with similar problem and the answer given was a mame rom set and a mame.exe that didn't match. I have fou
  6. Here is a Mock-Up of the basic control layout I am thinking. I know 8 buttons is probably overkill for 99% arcade titles and honestly will most likely use xbox controller if play counsel games but I prefer the 8 buttons so I can play everything with just the cabinet if I choose. Same for the 6 buttons on player 3 and 4. The pinball buttons will most likely never be used but as they are on the side don't distract from the overall look and hey if I ever want to play pinball the buttons on the side just feel so much better. I have 2 Sinden light guns on the way that will be mounted on the
  7. Thank You for the reply. In the communities opinion. Is the screen something that could be worth it? (as in the effort to get it working and the cost associated with it (probably about $100 worth of needed items including the screen). Attached is a mock-up of what I am planning on making my control layout if I go with the screen. May go with a more classic or oval like shape but the buttons would probably be the same.
  8. I am in process of ordering a 43" cab from game room solutions. I have a pc running Big Box and plan on putting in a marquee and the main screen obviously but I noticed they have an option for a 7 inch lcd screen cut out in the control panel and I didn't know if launch box would support this as a 3rd screen. What options could you get it to display? The things I was thinking could be neat would be the box art, stats (play time, button pressed etc..), controls, user rating for game, game discription.... Not all above but possible options. Could also go touch screen route and have i
  9. I have tried following this tutorial 3 times and my RetroArch always does the same thing when booting a game. RetroArch window pops up then re-sizes to smaller window and a black screen with a small pixilated blue box with word Initializing.. gets stuck on screen and the window reports RetroArch MAME 0.222 (Not Responding) and I have to close it. I have tried it with various titles but been focusing on Hotel Mario since this is a title known to work. Any suggestions? Or ideas as why this would be happening on my set up?
  10. The marquee size is 38 wide. I think it's 1080p equivalent. It is the main screen I'm asking about. I have not built the cabinet yet trying to get the internals first. Just trying to figure out if I want to add little bit of bezel to the sides of main screen to match width of marquee or go with TV that's already same. Also is a 4k main screen better or worse then 1080 keeping in mind my hardware.
  11. So I managed to get my hands on a Stretch bar LCD for a a good price. Problem is its a pretty decent size one. 38" wide. Its a 1920X540 I think (had it hooked up but have since put in back in the box). The outside dimensions of it are 38 1/16" W by 11 1/8" H. Picture of it running DK marquee attached. My question is what the proper TV size should be for screen size to match up to the Marquee properly. I found a TCL brand 43" 4K TV that has a width of 38.2". If I drop to a 40" TV its 35.6" wide but also only 1080P. Not sure what would be better for setting up the cabinet. Cost wis
  12. Thanks for the CPU and Ram suggestions. I am thinking of aiming for 16. I also am planning on going pc build as it affords the possibility of upgrade a lot easier. I am thinking a pretty strong processor with possible on board or cheap graphics card to start then ability to upgrade once funds are available.
  13. I have always loved gaming and in particular light gun games and been on the fence to go all out and build a computer / cabinet for some time. Aimtrac or Wii Mote guns have never seemed like a really good alternative for the old CRT technologies. That was until I found the Sinden light gun. I have been following the Sinden light gun for some time and finally decided to jump and ordered two guns with recoil. They are due to arrive in October. My goal is build a computer and cabinet between now and delivery. I have a decent amount of "tinkering" in my history but this will be the first real
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