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« on: June 30, 2007, 08:15:34 PM »
After my first multi jamma conversion with my doudble dragon cab last year, i have decided to go back to work  :work: with a new Multi-jamma project...

here is the link of the previous project:

http://www.arcadefever.net/MYPROJECT/MULTIJAMMA/MULTIJAMMA.html

The point of doing that, is to empty my PCB shelf, and play the games, without swapping them all the time ...

On that Project, i choose my Tetris cab. One of the main reason, is the cab as a lot of space inside, wont be a problem to host 8 to 9 PCB, and it is already wire Jamma  8)

For the games, this is my selection:

tetris
vigilante
bubble bobble
great 1000 miles II
shadow dancer
ghools and ghost
wonderboy
bionic commando
V-ball

it is going to be a total of 9 PCB inside, one will be off and 8 powered at the same time  :wink:

Here is the cab:



first thing to do, remove everything ...



I decided to change the monitor, and to add a brand new one. The old one is not to bad, i am going to keep it, and do a capkit job on it...

here the new monitor:



the old one, very dirty  :?



Done, the cab is empty, only left over, the power supply...



Ok, know it is time to get smart  :D  i learn my lesson with my first project, and this time i have plan everything much better.

i am not going to attach the PCB to the sides of the cab. I have build a Rack, like that it will be more easy to rewire everything together, and easy to remove any PCB...

I am not a good carpenter, but i have manage to do something decent...
no nails, only hot glue   8)



to suport the Rack, i add 2 little pieces of wood, on each sides of the cab. I also added a power strip, that i rewire to the main power source of the cab. It will help me to power the monitor and the 2 extra power supply...



ok, the rack is secure, ready to host the PCB...



on each side, under the rack, i will add the 2 extra power supply ...



This where i got smart  :wink:  i bought bunch of pc power connections...
+5 +12 gnd



here are the 2 new power supply...each of them will power 4 PCB...
the main power supply of the cab, will only power the multy jamma mother board...

i did also a much more clean job on the wirering   :o



Here we go, time to install the beast  :twisted:
the green wires, will be connected to the button, for switching between games...



time to put it in  :D



all PCB are place into the rack ...





each PCB is rewire to the multi jamma by a pc cable connection, and a mini pcb



The main problem of having 8 PCB on at the same time, is the HEAT ...
that why i got some little fans... A total of 4

2 of them on top of the cab, just behind the monitor, to push the hot air out ...



2 of them on the bottom of the coin door, to push the air IN ...



know it is time to put everything back together  :D



TIME TO PLAY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ps: some of the games, are not jamma, that why i build some jamma loom to make them work with the multi jamma...
also few games, needed and extra wire for the -12v

first game and the one that most people are going to ask me about  :D
SHADOW DANCER !!!
how can you play it in a cab with only 2 buttons  :|
well the game use the 3rd button for the power of the ninja, so it is not use very often..
what i did, i rewire the 3rd button of the jamma to the right side of the 2nd joystick  :shock:
 :wink: that mean that everytime i need to use it, i just have to move my right hand a few inches to the right to move the 2nd joystick to the right  :D
it is very easy, and simple. it does not affect the game play at all !!!!

i really LOVE THAT GAME   :P



BIONIC COMMANDO, a very cool game...



V-BALL a cool and fun volley ball game, a must to play with a friend  :twisted:



VIGILANTE  :D



GREAT 1000 MILES RALLY II very fun, even with a joystick



BUBBLE BOBBLE



WONDER BOY



GHOOLS AND GHOST the best for last  :D









Ooops   :?  I forgot to take a picture of the main game ...TETRIS  :roll:

well, so far everything work perfectly...
that a total of 17 games in 2 cabs shock: "tetris and double dragon"

the 48 games in galaga, the 1942 and 1943 reunion in one cab
and the 3 in 1 commando cab  :shock:

a lot of GAMES   :roll:

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« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2007, 10:56:16 PM »
Great job Fred!
I like it a lot!
You gave me a great idea for my next project!!
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« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2007, 11:13:35 AM »
Great job Fred, once again  :D

Yuu're right... better using your true pcb inside a cab for playing them than having all of them on a shelf or something...

Impressive... playing such games like Wondey Boy, Bionic Commando, Ghost'n'Gobelin..on the original hardware...  WoooW  :P

...but ... regarding this last one, you have the real cab isn't it ?

Anyway, good job  :o

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« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2007, 06:44:38 PM »
Quote from: "DarthNuno"
Great job Fred, once again  :D

Yuu're right... better using your true pcb inside a cab for playing them than having all of them on a shelf or something...

Impressive... playing such games like Wondey Boy, Bionic Commando, Ghost'n'Gobelin..on the original hardware...  WoooW  :P

...but ... regarding this last one, you have the real cab isn't it ?

Anyway, good job  :o


Thanks,

i have the original Ghost'n gobelins cab, on the tetris i put part II

Ghouls and Ghost  :wink:

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« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2007, 06:50:17 AM »
So far so good, everything is working perfectly...

2 small video to this the games in action...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaH9BDPYO14

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DauxIrk9D_Y

 :D

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« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2007, 09:38:32 AM »
Nice multi-game action. I'm inspired for a new project too.
I just saw the video's on Youtube, those blue lights in the fans are a real nice touch.
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