Project Arcade, 2nd Edition
Build Your Own Arcade Machine
By John St. Clair
Publisher: Wiley
Final Release Date: January 2011
Pages: 504

Remember wishing you could live at the arcade?

Was it Pac-Man at the corner convenience store? Street Fighterat the arcade in the mall? Recapture the fun, if not the quarters,by building your very own arcade machine! Make it complete withjoysticks, buttons, trackballs, spinners, guns, sound effects, eyecandy, and all your favorite games. Have your name flashing on themarquee. Customize your cabinet to have your very own dream arcademachine!

Do we have your attention now?

Follow these steps for building the cabinet, designing thecontrol panel, finding the software, installing speakers and amonitor, and putting it all together. The arcade's back, this timeat your place!

John St.Clair, like most children of the '80s, spent endlessyouthful hours feeding his allowance into arcade machines. He grewup to be a network engineer, but remains a game fanatic who createdBuild Your Own Arcade Controls (BYOAC) at, agamer's paradise where arcade game builders can swap plans,experiences, tips, and ideas. John wrote the first edition of thisbook in 2004.

Déjà vu how-to

  • Choose a cabinet plan

  • Calculate your budget

  • Design the control panel

  • Build a spinner

  • Explore flight yokes

  • Pick your guns

  • Connect the brain

  • Hack a mouse

  • Install the monitor

  • Load up on software

  • Add bells and whistles

CD-ROM includes

  • Classic cabinet designs and instructions from the firstedition

  • Brand-new plans for cabinets and devices

  • Shareware games and software utilities

  • Arcade control panel templates

  • High resolution color photos, links, tutorials, and more!

See the CD appendix for details and complete systemrequirements.

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