It’s been over a month now since I’ve posted but it’s for nerdy reasons… I’ve now decided that after years of claiming I was going to build an arcade cabinet, I’m actually going to do it. I’ve done tons of reading online over the past few years – looking at construction plans and seeing what other people have done. Now I think I’m ready… I’ve already got an old P4 computer at my disposal and I’ve taken the first step by purchasing one of the essential pieces that I’ll need for this – an I-Pac controller. I managed to get a 2 player version (USB only) for $37USD with free shipping so I’m pretty excited to get started.
I’ve tested this and it worked with both Windows and Ubuntu Linux without any special drivers. Next I’ll be ordering some push buttons and joysticks and building a prototype control panel. There’s no rush but I’m hoping to have most of this done by the end of the summer.
This particular I-Pac VE (economy version) can be found here.