ALDI arcade cabinets

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  1. elvis

    elvis Old school old fool

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    ArcadeWorx are certainly more effort - not an "Ikea" style device.

    But I guess if your plan is to buy an Arcade 1-Up and hack it, you're already in that territory anyway. If you want 100% "plug and play, zero effort", then these guys are really the only ones around.
     
  2. Vanne

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    Weird Idea, why do a scale 70% cab? for maybe a 5-er more you'd get one thats 100% scale? i don't get that??

    btw, the Pandora boxes are also pretty rubbish, lots of reviews about them, wouldn't buy one of those either.
     
  3. mR_CaESaR

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    They are bad... but it really depends on your target audience.

    For most of us on this page, it's really bad, there's screen tearing, frame skipping etc..

    But for those that just want a "selection arcade classics" to choose from, then it's actually relatively good. It's plug and play, games are easy enough to scroll through and select.
     
  4. nimmers

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    If you love Street Fighter 2 and have this kind of cash to dump on something frivolous then you're in the Darksoft multi territory.
     
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    Not really because you still need a cab to put it in and then once you start with one cab... Next thing you know... You end up with a room full :D :D
     
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  6. nimmers

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    It depends what you already have, this being an enthusiast forum people maybe have some of what they need.

    Let's say you have a display and a usb fight stick, you could grab a sentinel supergun, a cheap grey CPS2 board, undamned decoders and a Darksoft kit for under $1000.

    It's more expensive for sure but you'll have something that will appreciate in value rather than depreciate.
     
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  7. mrgareth

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    Yes exactly, that's why I got one! I'll probably eventually build a full sized cab with a small SFF PC to drive it, but for now these are just pretty easy :)
     
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  8. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Yeah kinda annoys me that you would have to put it on a table or similar, to be able to stand up with it.
     
  9. mAJORD

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    Or just make a riser (since distributor isnt selling them here) they just look like a basic mdf box with overlapped side panels to locate it
     
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    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Sure, just don't think many can be bothered etc.
     
  11. Bert

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    Not a fan of their designs.

    https://www.ultracustomcabs.com.au/

    These guys make the best machines in my opinion, although not flat pack.
     
  12. elvis

    elvis Old school old fool

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    You can ask ArcadeWorx for anything you want. Stuff on the site is merely a "suggestion".

    Send them a design, they'll send you a quote.

    Plenty of vendors around in that space. The problem with arcade machines is their bulk. Flat pack is great if you're remote, or don't have anyone near you.

    If you're in the same city as a good manufacturer, then it makes sense to just hire a ute for the day and pick it up yourself.
     
  13. Bert

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    What do you think they would charge for custom design? Their standard complete machines are already priced astronomically from what I can see.

    Besides I already have a bartop and a complete cabinet.

    You can buy one of Ultra Custom Cabs machines (including delivery) much cheaper than the ticket price of an equivalent type machine from ArcadeWorx.
     
  14. elvis

    elvis Old school old fool

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    No idea. Never bought one, just going by anecdotal stories.

    I have 8 arcade machine. 4 bought, 4 made from scratch. (And one extra I made and gave away as a gift) I don't need no third party to make me a MAME cab. But I'm happy there's more than one option out there for people to investigate for their own needs.
     
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    Too pr0 for me buddy :)
     
  16. elvis

    elvis Old school old fool

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    If only it took me less than 6 months per unit to make them. :lol:
     
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    Are these available at Aldi, or would they be gone now?
     
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    I went to an Aldi the other day and they had heaps - the price point means they'll sit for a while IMO.
     
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    Sit, then get reduced if theres still sizable numbers in ~a month

    Like there $300 debadged polygon bikes, dropped to 149 in some stores, total steal.
     
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    I got a mate that also sent me a pic of stock stacked up in store - and it wasn't his photo.

    Looks like more supply than demand so far.
     

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