Wayne Stollings wrote:
My younger son has a similar set up except we hollowed out a Sega Gensis game console and fit a mother board, hard drive, fans, and usb connected retro game contollers.
That's very cool. I have a cousin who did that, only he used a PC. I fired the old pentium up last night. My mistake, I only have 227 ROM's. To successfully build a cabinet, I'd have to map the buttons correctly for each and every one, sometimes for up to 4 players. I'd include a regular mouse in place of a trackball when that type targetting was required. Mock rifles and grenade launchers I liked but I always hated trackballs. A fighter pilot joystick would be a must. I could also use it as a pointer if I fashioned a gun that fit over it.
Too much work. Most of the games play better with a modern, conventional controller anyway. Certainly wouldn't mind a fancy cabinet with one of those attached and a keyboard and mouse strategically accessible when needed.