I forget what I was looking for
when I stumbled onto someone's home built arcade game on the internet. As
having collected old arcade games the past, I thought "hmm.. that could be
cool". I mean the problems in collecting old arcade games is
that: 1. they are always breaking down, and 2. they take up lots of space.
So using a PC and 1 cabinet to play all my old favorites seemed great. After playing with various software on the internet for a while I decided I just
had to do this. If anything ever died it's just PC hardware and can
easily be replaced. (E.g., no more debugging ancient circuit boards trying
to find some problem to get some huge cabinet sitting in your house to actually
work again). But I wanted my cabinet to be something that would
look good and last. Hence I started surfing and deciding what to do.
Now I have to apologize right up front because there is a lot in the way of
ideas and stuff that I was able to acquire from other peoples web sites.
did not keep good notes as to all the sites that I used something from. So
I thank everybody for posting all of
their hard work to letting others benefit from it. That is in part why I've
decided to post my own information as well.