Welcome to Ubercade!
Shall we play a game?
Ubercade (uber + arcade) was created to whet my insatiable appetite for
classic (and not so classic gaming), and my need to have a 400 lb hulk
of particle board and wires in my basement.
Thanks to the miracle that is emulation
software I could relive my mispent youth without having to beg my
Dad for more quarters. All was not well in video gaming paradise, however...
Banging on a keyboard at my desk or futzing with a cheezy game pad wasn't
quite the same experience. I wanted more. I wanted to Build
My Own Arcade Controls so that I could experience the classics in
the manner they were meant to be experienced: in a full fledged "authentic"
Through these principles a guiding cathode ray light was shone and UBERCADE
was born! er... hatched! ... uhm... created?!
From this site you can see marvelous pictures and bask in the retrogaming
glory that is Ubercade, read the diary of a madman to better understand
the construction process, envy at my
cold soldering hacking tecnique,
point out the minute detail that I overlooked, or comment on how you would
have done it better.
Ubercade is a work in progress, and this site will be updated
semi-regularly to reflect the dynamic nature of this project.
Progress is currently
hampered by the extremely playable state Ubercade is currently
in =) I uploaded some new pics in a crappy
gallery HERE with updated control panel and smoked plexiglass
monitor glass (and ooooooh a spinner!)
BTW we offer affordable webhosting for your MAME cabinet project
complete with yourdomainname.com, PHP, mysql, etc... Drop me an
email via the contact button on the main menu to get set up/ask
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