This section is the build log for a Multi Arcade Machine Emulator (MAME) cabinet, built from a recovered 1994 Primal Rage coin-op arcade machine.

The game was once converted from a Primal Rage fighter setup to a light gun hunting simulator. Using custom wiring and fabricated parts, along with a flashy front-end and discarded consumer hardware, I’m building this into a museum of video gaming legacy in my spare time.

The Atari primal rage cabinet featured Atari CAGE: Total Immersion Audio. This meant it had 4″ stereo speakers above the screen and a sub-woofer in the lower cabinet next to the coin doors.

This cabinet will run MAME with a front end. Typically MAME can run on fairly wimpy hardware. I happened upon a salvageable HP DV9700 series entertainment laptop. I think it’ll do nicely. Here are some details: Manufacturer Hewlett Packard Model DV9700  Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5550 @ 1.83GHz Memory […]

This cabinet was fairly massive, as it originally had a full size CRT in it. Arcade purists will say its the only way to go to get the “feel” of an arcade game.

Project: Quasicade This is the first post of many, I’m building a chronicle of a conversion of a 1994 Atari Primal Rage cabinet into a slimline Multi-Arcade Machine Emulator (MAME) cabinet. A few months ago I took my old project, a restored 1977 Bally Eight Ball pinball machine to a […]