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Hello,

I'm opening this thread to share the building of what will be a mini cabinet dedicated to MFME emulation. A cheap build, using an Acer laptop. I've managed to find led buttons with joystick that will control touch play and some extra buttons.

I've changed the layout keys for my needs, from 1 to 6 for the main front panel buttons and space bar, I think it's more logical since you can find different button layouts in each slot, this way keeps a progressive sequence. The led buttons will not arrive till mid July so it will be lot of waiting before cutting the panel holes...

Considering also to attach some extra led lights around the cabinet and maybe a little topper, but this at late stage... :)

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Good luck with that!

Keep us up to date with pics.

It will be an evolving process! Speaking of which, my 2nd Pacdrive arrived today, so I can control the tower lights on top of my cab screen:)

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I’ve been able to implement (touch play) also IGT software, it’s nice because the game stores your last slot and you can simply assign 5 buttons to control list, bet and start. Like in PinballX you could add pinball arcade and pinballFX. No need for touch screen. Since it’s going to be a slot dedicated cabinet I tought it was a good extra option🙂

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Still waiting for the encoder and led buttons from china... meanwhile I've switched to plan B from the original project and now I got a mini pc and 24 inch monitor, I've already built the wooden cabinet base. I'll post some pics soon!

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Buttons arrived super quick from China (totally unexpected🙂), I had already prepared the base cabinet, and today I've assembled everything! I just need to cover the mini pc power hole and I'd like to put a flashing led stripe around the machine to colour the thing a bit more... like my mini pinball, it's not a pro building but it does the work. Here some pics during the cutting and paint.

 

Next it needs a solid base and a stool and it's finished... I was tempted to put also shooting games but I think I'll stay with fruits and reels 😍

 

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Here the final version 1.0 of the mini cabinet, later updates may include led stripes and a led topper, I have to find out how to build it... 

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What kind of games do you suggest for portrait screen, apart of slots and pinball? I have singe and point blank games but they cannot be stretched and look bad. I converted a wii remote into a gun :)

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I've created and programmed my version of the original IGT "The Goonies" slot machine with Visionaire Studio. 3 weeks of work and it's 1.0 version. I've found a nice cheap soundbar which is adding a led touch as topper :) 

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On 22/07/2021 at 14:44, Amusements said:

It's interesting to see a casino type game in an MFME cab. Do you have any future plans to add coin/note inputs and hoppers?

I'll look for the coin arcade add on, even if it's more like an abbellishment than a real feature :) I had to use that soundbar since my internal monitor speaker was faulty with that slot game I made... so the idea of a custom topper is in "stand by". As for the hopper, no, I don't think the space will make that possible. I'm interested in the programming thing now, understand how digital slot machines work, looking also in the MFME editor guide.

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On 08/07/2021 at 15:08, Sloth said:

What kind of games do you suggest for portrait screen, apart of slots and pinball? I have singe and point blank games but they cannot be stretched and look bad. I converted a wii remote into a gun :)

You could always put a couch nearby and lay sideways to play... ;)

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On 08/07/2021 at 20:08, Sloth said:

Here the final version 1.0 of the mini cabinet, later updates may include led stripes and a led topper, I have to find out how to build it... 

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What kind of games do you suggest for portrait screen, apart of slots and pinball? I have singe and point blank games but they cannot be stretched and look bad. I converted a wii remote into a gun :)

Could you tell me how much the project cost from start to finish as I’d like to try and possibly put it out to tender as I’m useless

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