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How do I keep my laptop screen on while the lid is closed?

September 14th, 2021 by

Want closing your ubuntu linux laptop lid to do nothing for some reason? Me too. Here’s how: For the purposes of this document, we’re working with Ubuntu, but should work for most Debian based linux…

Extra tricks for linux on your arcade machine

January 3rd, 2018 by

Want your linux arcade machine to boot right into, and shut down from your attract-mode front end? Change to OpenBox as your window manager: log out, select openbox abovelog inreboot Add attract mode to autostart…

How do I enable the attract-mode intro video?

January 23rd, 2017 by

I had a little downtime at lunch today so I made a new intro video for the quasicade. This video will play immediately as attract mode loads, before it shows the wheel. This is great…

How do I install Lubuntu 16 for MAME Cabinet?

November 22nd, 2016 by

Lubuntu 16.04, MAME 0.179, and Attract-mode 2.20 on older hardware: We’re still using the old HP DV9700 series entertainment laptop for this example, it’s pretty old at this stage.. Here are some details: Manufacturer Hewlett…

Vade Retro Microsoft. Hello Linux.

November 20th, 2016 by

It’s been some time since an update on the Quasicade. It’s been sitting in the garage lonely. We’ve got family coming for the holidays so I figured I’d bring it out and get it running.…

Progress and Video

August 5th, 2015 by

You got a quarter? Someone mentioned to me the other day that I’ve not posted on the Quasicade in a LONG TIME. I guess I should post a little something. Here’s a video of the…

Marquee installed and Dreams achieved

July 31st, 2012 by

This update is quite delayed, as I temporarily loaned the build camera to someone. I got it back, here’s another update. I ordered a custom bezel and marquee for the Quasicade from I had a mixed…

The Front End

May 20th, 2012 by

MAME is amazing at what it does, Emulation. But by itself it doesn’t quite give you that “arcade machine” feel. It’s designed to be operated using a keyboard and mouse. This is where the Front…

Some Cabinet Updates

April 17th, 2012 by

I spent a bit more time bringing the pieces of the cabinet together. The monitor support with the flat panel mount was installed to a 3/4 inch piece of plywood, and attached to the original…

Mapping Controls

March 31st, 2012 by

This weekend was tasked with mapping the controls from the I-Pac interface to the MAME emulator itself.