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Arcade Games


Here I document and offer up the fruits of my tinkering in arcade games.

Cabinets

These are modeled in FreeCAD. The idea is to provide people with an easy-to-follow method of cutting out plywood to create these cabinets. Actual documentation for doing that can be found at other sites linked from here. Soon I will host them here.

Midway Cocktail Table Cabinet
Midway's cocktail table cabinets is one of my favorite sit-down arcade video game designs. This particular one was best known for housing Ms Pacman and Galaga.

I based this on documentation created by Kyle Lindstrom, which can be found at https://www.mikesarcade.com/arcade/cabplans.html The model I present here is intended to be identical to what Midway produced.

Donkey Kong Stand-Up Cabinet
This is a model of one of Nintendo's earliest cabinets most popularly known for housing Donkey Kong. It was also used for Radar Scope, Donkey Kong Jr., Donkey Kong 3, and Popeye among others. Variants were used for Mario Bros and the Vs series of games.

This model was based on documentation by various people, which I found at https://www.classicarcadecabinets.com/donkey-kong.html

Links

https://www.arcade-museum.com/
This is a very nice resource for all sorts of arcade game documentation. Also hosts the Killer List of Videogames (aka KLOV). There's a forum there for discussing the same.

https://www.freecadweb.org/
FreeCAD is a free and open-source 3D parametric modeler that I use for creating models of, among other things, arcade game cabinets. It is licensed under the LGPL2+ license

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to email me at dave@661.org.


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This page was last updated on October 30, 2022