on the CD
following sections provide a summary of the software
and other materials you’ll find on the CD.
Every chapter folder on the CD-ROM includes full color versions of the
used throughout the book.
Web links. This
book includes over 300 links to useful Websites. The companion CD-ROM
a web-enabled listing of these links, organized by chapter. As you read
material in the book you can keep this listing up on your screen for
are fully functional, trial versions of copyrighted programs. If you
particular programs, register with their authors for a nominal fee and
licenses, enhanced versions, and technical support. Freeware
programs are copyrighted games, applications, and
utilities that are free for personal use. Unlike shareware, these
not require a fee or provide technical support. GNU
software is governed by its own license, which is included
inside the folder of the GNU product. See the GNU license for more
Trial, demo, or evaluation
versions are usually limited
either by time or
functionality (for example, some will not allow you to save projects).
trial versions are very sensitive to system date changes. If you alter
computer’s date, the programs will "time out" and no longer be
Examples database. The
examples database is a web-enabled listing of over 750 “Project Arcade”
projects. Clicking on a link in the examples database will launch the
on the Internet of the project in question.
Adobe Acrobat Reader. The
Acrobat Reader is needed to view certain files on the CD-ROM.
Project Arcade Plans. The
design plans for the Project Arcade cabinet, based on the original
Sean Hatfield (LuSiD).
Ultimate Arcade II Plans.
These are an alternate set of plans you can use to build an arcade
provided courtesy of The Mame Room at www.mameroom.com/.
content is included beyond color figures for Chapter 3.
plans. A Web based guide to building your own spinner controller
hard drive parts, including video clips.
Labs spinner plans.
Another Web based guide to building a spinner from scratch.
Grip spinner plans.
Yet another Web based tutorial on constructing a spinner from parts
at any hardware store.
gun hack. How to
hack a Microsoft Sidewinder Dual Strike game pad to connect arcade gun
controllers to your computer.
Star Wars hack.
A guide on hacking the Microsoft Sidewinder Dual Strike game pad to an
Star Wars flight yoke controller.
on creating a Dance Dance Revolution style dance pad to connect to your
Kelly’s Star Wars
controller. A link to a Web site with instructions for hacking an
Star Wars flight yoke to your computer.
Grip yoke animations.
Video clips of the Twisty Grip flight yoke in action.
Designer. A Web based utility for designing control panels.
This is a portion of the PacMAMEa Web site, explaining how to create
Shop Pro evaluation.
A 30-day trial (fully functional) of the Paint Shop Pro version 8
in the creation of Project Arcade.
mounting templates of different arcade controls you can use when
control panel. A full scale version of the Project Arcade control panel
template is also included.
Instructions from the PacMAMEa Web site on constructing a mounting
a Star Wars flight controller.
tutorial. A Web based tutorial demonstrating how to successfully
Keys. A utility by
John Dickson you can use to test keyboard hacks and keyboard encoder
How to hack a keyboard by Marshall Brooks (Tiger-Heli). Includes
specific keyboards that have been successfully used in arcade cabinets.
Controls DPDT switch
tutorial. Instructions courtesy of Oscar Controls on how to connect
trackball and spinner to a single mouse hack using a
Strike hack. Web based instructions from PacMAMEa on how to hack
Microsoft Sidewinder Dual Strike game pad to analog arcade controls.
Joystick Driver. A
driver for using joysticks on Linux based computers.
templates. To-scale mounting templates for the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1
Music Jukebox. A
trial version of a jukebox based MP3 music file player.
of jukebox links. A
web-enabled list of jukebox programs. Clicking the links will direct
you to the
home pages of the various programs.
amplifier hack. Instructions from Oscar Controls on how to use car
arcade speakers with PC-based speaker amplifiers.
Controls volume control
hack. Information from Oscar Controls on how to build a remote
control for your arcade cabinet.
content is included beyond color figures for Chapter 12.
King. An emulator
cabinet front-end program by Howard Casto.
cabinet front-end program by Steve Lilley-Hopkins.
to protect your computer from spy-ware and other intrusive programs.
control software that enables you to control the computer in your
cabinet from another system.
The Windows GUI
based version of MAME, the Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator.
of Arcade demo. A
demonstration version of the Return of Arcade software from Microsoft.
Project Arcade Web
site. A link to the special Project Arcade section of the StarROMs
LED tutorial. A
Web based tutorial on how to connect LEDs to your arcade cabinet
graphics. Artwork you can place around joysticks on an arcade
panel, courtesy of Oscar Controls.
More artwork from Oscar Controls, this time meant for the marquee of
arcade cabinet project.
to artwork resources.
A Web-enabled list of free resources for finding artwork for your
to commercial artwork
resources. Another Web-enabled list of commercially available
Web-enabled listing of emulation and arcade Web sites and newsgroups.
Photos of the cocktail cabinet kit from Arcade Depot.
Photos of the ArcadeWerx arcade cabinet kit from HanaHo.
Pictures of the HanaHo HotRod desktop arcade controller.
Photos of the SlikStik arcade cabinet kit.
photos. Pictures of the SlikStik desktop arcade controller.
Photos of the X-Arcade and X-Arcade Solo desktop arcade controllers.
Project Arcade photos.
Pictures of the completed Project Arcade cabinet.