Thursday, March 20, 2008

It's Alive!!!

And now for your viewing pleasure...

I apologize for the poor quality of the video - I shot it in my basement and there are barely any lights down there but you get the idea. When I finally move the thing upstairs I'll be sure to post something a little nicer...with more light.


EDIT: I said Windows 98 in the video but it is clearly Windows XP. Since this video I've removed virtually all evidence that there is a computer running things (there is no splash screen and the task bar hides almost instantaneously).

Saturday, March 15, 2008

New Skin

Not a major update but something worth noting. I enlisted the help of waveryder over at BYOAC to make a few changes to my first MaLa layout. I wanted to change the font, the logo and add an instruction card. I think it came out great - check it out:

The name of the game list and the list itself appear on the left and the original manufacturer and year released along with a screenshot appear on the right.

It looks fantastic and it's easy to navigate!

Sunday, March 02, 2008

So Close...

I'm pretty much finished. The next post will be a small movie showing the cabinet in action (but not out of the basement, unfortunately). All I have left to do is:

  1. Refine my Gamelists. This will be an ongoing aspect of owning one of these things as there are always games I can add or take away if they don't get played. There are literally thousands of games to choose from which is great but it's also a bit overwhelming.
  2. Make a pink dustwasher for the joystick. I tried doing this yesterday and I ended up cracking every single one. Also, centering the hole for the joystick shaft after cutting the circle was also quite difficult. I'll figure something out...
That's it. As much fun as this project has been, I'm ready to move on to another one.