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So an idea for a new project this year project iGame...

 

I have one an old Mac SE/30 in the lounge and during a moment of inspiration thought about turning it into something retro-cool. Essentially I have a ton of old consoles in my man den that I will eventually have to part with many to save space. However if I could strip this down pop a small screen and a decent emulation system into this box how cool would that be? So begins Project iGame!

 

So first thing is get my exam out of the way on Wednesday(!) meantime I'll order a long screwdriver to get the screws out of the back of the thing. Once I have stripped it down I can work out what I can do... Also going to frame the Mac's motherboard for wall mounting for the eventual retro man den so won't be wasting it!!!!

 

So decent emulation systems that would fit into this box - I know there are a ton load of projects out there Pis etc etc. So these are the machines I wish to emulatr:-

 

PS1/PS2

NES

SNES

GameCube

Saturn

Megadrive

Jaguar - ha only joking is there even an emulator?

And anytrhing else cool.

 

So what is the best out there at the moment for anyone tinkering with such things?

 

Thanks in advance all!.... Will start a blogspot up for this project too.... :)

 

 

 

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Nice! I guess you're going to replace the mono CRT with a flat panel monitor. Got any in mind? 

 

A Raspberry Pi won't do GC so if that's a deal breaker, I reckon you could fit a MicroATX board in there and go the PC route. You'll have to measure the internal dimensions for that (mATX boards are 24 x 24cm). 

 

Intrigued about this project! 

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5 minutes ago, Treble said:

Nice! I guess you're going to replace the mono CRT with a flat panel monitor. Got any in mind? 

 

Yes indeed... not yet the project is in its early stage... just got inspired this morning whilst having a mug of Yorkshire tea... so thought I'd capture the thoughts whist fresh in mind....

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9 minutes ago, cubik said:

A flat panel in this would be a shame - Can you get a colour CRT that would fit?

 

I will look around for some options but the emus are likely to be running on something that will be giving out a HDMI signal so as pure Retro as I want to keep it think I need to mix in some modern tech. Besides don't like messing around with CRTs that much... had a few belts of those buggers when I used to repair TVs in what seems a different life....

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Have you set yourself a budget? 

 

One idea for a display is to scavenge a panel from a dead laptop. I think the YouTube channel DIY Perks has a video on doing this. 

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48 minutes ago, Treble said:

Have you set yourself a budget? 

 

One idea for a display is to scavenge a panel from a dead laptop. I think the YouTube channel DIY Perks has a video on doing this. 

 

No budget yet... I am aiming to sell some of my retro gear to fund this.. so win / win. I aim to keep my Nintendo hardware though have a soft spot for them....

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