I thought sharing my dedicated pinball cabinet with you guys. I'dd made mine out of a Williams F14 Tomcat, i bought
it as a stripped down cabinet from a colleague who has a small business in arcade related parts & jukeboxes.
It was a real find, it only needed a bit work and a selective re-spray. As a system 11 cabinet it is perfect for a 37"
playfield LCD, backbox holds a 27" for the backglass image & B2S, and a 12" for the DMD. The whole thing is
powered by a C2D 6750 and a GT640 2Gb, it uses a SSD for snappy loading.
So from this:
To this: (this is after the touch-up, thorough cleaning and drilling of most of the holes for buttons/fan's etc....)
The playfiled is a LG 37" HD ready (so only 1360x768) which is a perfect fit for this cabinet, i've made this cabinet easy
for servicing, the whole playfield is hinged ! It also gives me the perfect depth, i like those LCD's sitting a bit low, for me
it gives a more convincing look.
The innards of the beast, i'm using an IPAC2 and a PACdrive combined with my home made resistor and fuse board.
All electronic switches have diodes and where necessary they also have fuses, you don't want to blow up an USB port.
You can also see a crude version of a tilt mechanism made out of an old tilt-bob. i have limited the contact points on the
ring with some insulation tape and it works surprisingly well !
Three monitor setup, @ first power on !
So, we are a few months further now and almost everything i set out to do is finished, the PC runs just fine.
I've got HW rendering enabled, almost no stutter on all the tables, including Monopoly.
Hyperpin is nicely decked out with some 50 tables with preview videos and all art. (still missing some
wheel images though) it is an amazing machine to play with, i love it !
I also would like to thank all developers, art guys, programmers, webmasters, & all you pinheads who made VP such a great
platform, a BIG THANK YOU is more than deserved, not in the least for this amazing forum and resourse !
Cheers, Rob, aka Nemo
Edited by Nemo, 15 April 2017 - 07:38 AM.