advice for buying Pc to run steam games in a vewlix cabinet

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advice for buying Pc to run steam games in a vewlix cabinet

Post by g60hot » January 13th, 2020, 3:30 pm

Hi all I'm not very well versed in anything other than original hardware in cabinets, I am looking to set up 8 or so Vewlix cabinets with pcs inside to which I will download steam games to play on them.

Is there someone who can help get me set up, need to buy all the pc's and associated stuff.

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Re: advice for buying Pc to run steam games in a vewlix cabinet

Post by DaveyD » January 13th, 2020, 5:49 pm

It's it just arcadey /shmup type games you are looking to play of steam? As you shouldn't need too high a spec machine to run those

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Re: advice for buying Pc to run steam games in a vewlix cabinet

Post by markedkiller78 » January 13th, 2020, 6:49 pm

First I’d figure out if your vewlix screens are DVI or DVI-D. If they are analogue only, you’ll need an older GPU regardless

Controls, use the zero delay pcbs from AliExpress. They’re dirt cheap
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Post by g60hot » January 13th, 2020, 8:17 pm

may not be possible for steam but I want the games to perform like the arcade versions such as boots direct to the game, no in-game menus etc

looking to run some cave stuff, and Type x2 games without having to use an actual x2

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Re: advice for buying Pc to run steam games in a vewlix cabinet

Post by cools » January 13th, 2020, 8:49 pm

Steam games are just like any other windows games, bang them straight in startup to load on boot. Youll have to hope you can disable sufficient menu keys though, will take some experimenting.
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Re: advice for buying Pc to run steam games in a vewlix cabinet

Post by gozaimas » January 14th, 2020, 9:18 am

I recommend picking up an Alienware X51 R2. It's a few years old, but is more than powerful enough to run all Steam shmups and fighters at maximum settings. It's also a small form factor, and comes in a case that will fit perfectly inside a Vewlix on the shelf. One of these will set you back about £400 on eBay or whatever, and you'll probably not need to upgrade for years.

For the interface, most people agree that the Brook Universal fighting boards are the best option (preferable to an iPAC), as they have the lowest input latency. The Universal will also work with other consoles, so is a good and flexible option.

I also highly recommend investing in Big Box, which is a graphical front end interface for all of your Steam games/ other PC titles. It's extremely easy to set up, very well supported and maintained and, when you buy a $50 license, you get free updates forever. Ignore the super ugly American-style skins on the official link. The basic coverflow version looks good oh a Japanese cab.

You'll probably also want a sub-board for the Vewlix, to which you can assign a few extra buttons, like 'Start' and 'Escape' (*which you'll need to exit some PC games. For me, the one sold by Heartcade is by far the best-looking option on the market (and it will work v well with a DB Vewlix), and you can also get a version that extends your USB sockets from the PC, so you don't need to open the cab if/ when you want to plug in a keyboard or whatever.

I can help walk you through steps over DM or email if you want, as I've just finished setting up one of these to put in my new DB Vewlix. ;)

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Re: advice for buying Pc to run steam games in a vewlix cabinet

Post by g60hot » January 15th, 2020, 6:06 pm

gozaimas wrote:
January 14th, 2020, 9:18 am
I recommend picking up an Alienware X51 R2. It's a few years old, but is more than powerful enough to run all Steam shmups and fighters at maximum settings. It's also a small form factor, and comes in a case that will fit perfectly inside a Vewlix on the shelf. One of these will set you back about £400 on eBay or whatever, and you'll probably not need to upgrade for years.

For the interface, most people agree that the Brook Universal fighting boards are the best option (preferable to an iPAC), as they have the lowest input latency. The Universal will also work with other consoles, so is a good and flexible option.

I also highly recommend investing in Big Box, which is a graphical front end interface for all of your Steam games/ other PC titles. It's extremely easy to set up, very well supported and maintained and, when you buy a $50 license, you get free updates forever. Ignore the super ugly American-style skins on the official link. The basic coverflow version looks good oh a Japanese cab.

You'll probably also want a sub-board for the Vewlix, to which you can assign a few extra buttons, like 'Start' and 'Escape' (*which you'll need to exit some PC games. For me, the one sold by Heartcade is by far the best-looking option on the market (and it will work v well with a DB Vewlix), and you can also get a version that extends your USB sockets from the PC, so you don't need to open the cab if/ when you want to plug in a keyboard or whatever.

I can help walk you through steps over DM or email if you want, as I've just finished setting up one of these to put in my new DB Vewlix. ;)

Cheers dude I shall be picking your brains on that...pms incoming...lots 😂

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