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Author Topic: The Gauntlet Legends - Mame/Dreamcast project ...and finally back to GL :-)  (Read 128574 times)
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« Reply #30 on: April 28, 2005, 09:32:28 PM »

...WOW, it's been a while about this cab...  confused

Well, here's a must-have for this cab :



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« Reply #31 on: January 06, 2008, 08:56:11 PM »

Ops... it's been a while  Smiley

I forget to mention something... this is now a Mame / Dreamcast cab  Cheesy

So how to put a Dreamcast inside this cab ?

The dreamcast is able to send a 640 x 480 signal via a specific cable/adapter : Dreamcast to VGA  Smiley

Ok, let's try that on a pc monitor :



Nice  Kiss

Because I'm using a Universal Converter for the Gauntlet Monitor -who accepts such VGA signal-, I can't resist to try that on the cab  arrow



I was a little bit worried because I'm already using a converter (Happ Universal Video Converter), and now, I add an other one on the chain...

To be clear : Dreamcast -> [VGA/adapter to VGA] -> [Happ Universal Video Converter] -> 24Khz Gauntlet monitor  Wink

But it looks very good :







OK, but I don't want to play games with Dreamcast pads of course  Grin



Let's hack the dreamcast pad :



Closer...



The panel... what a mess  oppps Cool :



OK the idea is to use a switchbox in order to select Dreamcast or Mame.

Here's the switchbox for the controls :



Let's prepare the first pad :



Closer...  Wink :



The second pad :



Closer...



Go back to the control panel. The main cable goes to the controls (joystick/buttons) on the panel.

The A position goes to the IPac4, the B position goes to the two hacked Dreamcast pads :





I place the switchbox behind the coins door... easy access :



And also the Dreamcast, because I have to access it when I need to change games of course  Smiley



Note that I'm using another swithbox for the video  Smiley

Power On... it's working Yeah  Grin Kiss Kiss















and of course : GAUNTLET LEGENDS ... Dreamcast version... and Arcade accurate... Cheesy Wink





...The Circle is Now Complete  Cheesy Wink
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« Reply #32 on: January 07, 2008, 12:35:44 AM »

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« Reply #33 on: January 07, 2008, 06:22:08 PM »

Great Darth !!!

This is my project (only in Italian for now ...  oppps sorry - I promise a translation  Tongue), a few days ago I did the same thing on my cab from scratch.... take a look:

http://arcade.forumup.it/viewtopic.php?t=1183&start=75&mforum=arcade


Dreamcast and Playstation 2 joypadhack for Shoot'em Up only, I'm a fan of these games (from Galaga to Ibara  )

Great the idea of the switchbox - thanks


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Galaga - PacMan - Donkey Kong Red Cab - Track & Field Upright - Tempest - Burgertime - Gyruss - Defender - Track & Field Cocktail - Robotron 2084

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« Reply #34 on: January 07, 2008, 09:46:32 PM »

This is my project (only in Italian for now ...  oppps sorry - I promise a translation  Tongue), a few days ago I did the same thing on my cab from scratch.... take a look:
http://arcade.forumup.it/viewtopic.php?t=1183&start=75&mforum=arcade

Opps, too bad we can't see the pictures on the Italian forum (it requires registration)  Undecided

But I agree with you : Dreamcast shoot'em'up are *amazing* : ikaruga, under defeat II  Kiss Kiss Kiss

I guess I'll catch an Astro City in the Nuno's Lair v2 with a vertical setup monitor only for playing these great games  Roll Eyes Tongue
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« Reply #35 on: January 07, 2008, 11:28:03 PM »

Do lightgun games work on your setup Nuno?  I've heard that changing your refresh rate (from 60 or 50 Hz to 24 Hz) can screw up lightguns.
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« Reply #36 on: January 08, 2008, 12:37:34 AM »

Opppssssss............ sorry for that....

now it' ok:

Ps2 Joypad hack: (an old ps1 joypad, very simple to hack  Wink)





Dreamcast Joypad hack:



With Playstation 2  I use Hdloader (no disk swap  Grin) - see the list - great shoot'em up, but with Dreamcast no way ... only disks swap (but for games like Ikaruga and Under Defeat ... no problem  Cool:



Some random games pics, the control panel is white because i'm still waiting the print from Mamemarquees.....  Evil:


IBARA:

 
IKARUGA:


RAIDEN 3:


and UNDER DEFEAT:



Darth where do you think to find a japanese cab like Astro city or my favourite Egret II (my personal dream  oppps) ?

I know that some guys from killercabs.com import sometimes these cabs.....in UK ... maybe another trip under the sea? 
 

Ciaoo!!
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« Reply #37 on: January 08, 2008, 07:12:52 PM »

Do lightgun games work on your setup Nuno?  I've heard that changing your refresh rate (from 60 or 50 Hz to 24 Hz) can screw up lightguns.

Nope, I never try to hook a light gun on that cab'... Like you said, I thing it shouldn't work too because of the Vga to 24Khz Converter and/or the 24Khz monitor frequence  Undecided But only a live test will give the answer  roll eyes
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« Reply #38 on: January 08, 2008, 07:17:56 PM »

Thanks for the pictures Scr33n  Kiss Very nice shot'em'up setup  Smiley Congratulation for your work  Kiss Smiley

I see very otfer Astro City cabs or Naomi cabs on ebay, but I have also some contact in UK & France with 'collecto/friends' who are specialists in Japanese cabs  Wink Cool
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« Reply #39 on: June 29, 2008, 05:37:35 AM »

I'm way late to the party but just wanted to mention this is one of my favorite projects I've seen (mainly because it's one of my favorite cabinets).  Great work keeping all original parts in tact and your Dreamcast mod is slick!

I'm curious how the monitor and UVC have held up after a few years of use?  I may be acquiring a GL cab myself for a similar project and wanted to confirm that the UVC is a quality product at a steep price $225.

Thanks for any info
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« Reply #40 on: July 01, 2008, 07:20:30 AM »

I'm curious how the monitor and UVC have held up after a few years of use?  I may be acquiring a GL cab myself for a similar project and wanted to confirm that the UVC is a quality product at a steep price $225.
Thanks for any info

Hello Wassymac,

This setup is still up & running fine after few years  Wink And I thing the UVC is really an amazing product. Having the possibility to input a signal via a DB15 VGA is a great thing, especially if you want to play other games than Mame (PC games or even Better : Dreamcast via VGA adapter like I did). The only minor default I would say about the UVC is : the output of the black color on scren is not a deep black. A little bit too luminous IMO...but it very minor  Cool ...ah and yes... an other default is ... THE PRICE of course Ghost

So If you catch a Gauntlet Legend with a medium resolution monitor, you cannot go wrong with the UVC  Wink
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« Reply #41 on: July 15, 2008, 01:52:17 AM »

Thanks for the reply.  It helped to hear that it's still functioning well.  I did end up picking up the used GL cabinet and now have a pc driving the monitor using the uvc.  I made an ugly looking cable with parts taken from my newly acquired (but very broken) NBA Jam cabinet (about to be a GT Fore cabinet).  To my surprise the thing nearly worked out of the box (I just had one dip switch on the uvc backwards initially) and I am VERY impressed with the image quality. 

Now it's time to start designing the control panel...I'm just pumped the UVC & the medium res WG Monitor worked out so well

Thanks again for the great info!

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« Reply #42 on: June 11, 2009, 08:04:43 PM »

What game is this?  I can't remember for the life of me.

Ok few 'in game' pictures :

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« Reply #43 on: June 11, 2009, 08:10:20 PM »

What game is this?  I can't remember for the life of me.

Ok few 'in game' pictures :

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Hello guinea13,

It's Rolling Thunder  Kiss

And the world record champion on this game is a member here  Kiss Kiss Kiss It's Dazza  Smiley

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« Reply #44 on: June 11, 2009, 08:16:16 PM »

Thanks,

That has been bugging me for a while.
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