anyone familier with Arcade Machines?

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I have a few questions.

- What does the game play off of, is it a CD?

- Is it in a special programming language?

- Lets say I made a game with as3 or c++ and wanted the arcade machine to play this game. How impossible would it be to do this?

and would buying this book be an investment or a ripoff?

 
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Originally posted by alecz127:

I have a few questions.

- What does the game play off of, is it a CD?

- Is it in a special programming language?

- Lets say I made a game with as3 or c++ and wanted the arcade machine to play this game. How impossible would it be to do this?

and would buying this book be an investment or a ripoff?

- There are probably many ways to do this
- Any code that runs on their processor, be it arm or what ever
- It would be possible but you need a flash player that can run on their platform.

 
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The book is going to be a ripoff. Arcade machines ran on their own internal bytecode (each producer likely had their own hardware and hardware language). If you’re going to build one, just get a laptop or other lightweight machine (and a joystick controller) and tear it to pieces and mount the pieces in the arcade frame.

 
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Sounds great Draco. I’m thinking of buying an arcade machine and adapting it to play the original game or (with dracos plan) probably a labtop or something running a game.
This is a super exicting project!
Getting it to switch between the two is probably going to be the hardest part, maybe I’ll just swap the controls around if I ever want to swap it. So swap the original joystick, ect, for a USB one or something.
I just hope theres some kind of USB arcade buttons or some shit. Idk I’m sure I’ll figure it out.

If I was to buy an old arcade machine, what would you guys recommend? Theres plenty on the market….. but I didn’t get to go to too many arcades as a kid. So I don’t know what would be the best… feel. I want a beautiful hull to work with that feels classic and awesome. Bonus points if its a great game too.

 
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This one

Why? Because my old church used to have one and I thought it was great.

It had a weapon power-up system I haven’t seen used much. Also had the most over powered power-up ever, the 8-way missile. Missiles would fire off from the sides of your aircraft and then curve all over the screen blowing shit up.