Up and running.
Close up of the screen.
Overlay art Installed.
Control Panel Installed.
New hardware installed. I wanted a bigger screen and there was no 4:3 aspect monitor available larger than 19 inches.
So I used a 32-inch LCD TV mounted sideways.
31-inch TV installed (rotated 90 degrees).
MacMini G4 (to rotate screen).
Mac desctop and MacMame screen.
Game in portrait mode.
Here is the art that I created in Illustrator.
I saved the art in PDF format and took it to FedEx/Kinko's to print.
They had a 24-hour turn around time frame.
The Logitech Trackball can be used as a regular trackball to navigate within OS X and as a trackball for the games (Centipede, Marble Madness, etc.)
To wire in the arcade controls to the laptop, I used an ipac board.
This has connections for up to 8 buttons of each player and has a USB connector to your computer.
For the joysticks and buttons, you can get them pretty cheaply at Happ Controls.
The laptop is a TI Powerbook G4 DVI running at 667Mhz.
I bought it really cheaply on ebay for under $100.
The LCD was not included (broken), so it was just the bottom half.
I also have a set of powered computer speakers with a subwoofer.
Since I am using a apple laptop as the core, I am also using iTunes.
So, I have a juke box now also!
Since the hard drive on the laptop is only 12Gig, I have only moved over my top rated (most liked) songs.
There is a DVD drive in the laptop, so I can watch movies if want to.
My original plan was to put a projector in the top behind the marquee.
The Apple logo would be cut out for the projector lens.
But this turned out to be more of a change to the cabinet than I wanted.
I have tried two different MAME emulators:
MacMame (v0.103u2) and Mame OS X (v0.124).
I find that MacMame, while older and no longer supported or updated, seems to work better, especially the GUI.
MAME OS X requires OS X 10.4 while, MacMame will work in OS X 10.2.
Here is a list of all 1,015 games that I have downloaded and tested to work with MacMame.