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Arcade Cabinet Sticky

A topic by subliminalman created Mar 27, 2018 Views: 215 Replies: 15
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Jam Host

Seeing as this is a game jam that is arcade focused we have an arcade machine that you can deploy to! To submit to use the arcade cabinet please follow this documentation (NOTE: you can ignore the How to Submit section and just submit your game through itch. No need for the XML data)

If you have any questions about the arcade cabinet please post them here.

Submitted

would this be required or just a option?

Jam Host

It is an option, not required

Submitted

ok thanks

Does the cabinet's joystick have a limited number of directions?

Jam Host

It's an 8 direction joystick, so if you have unity you can pull from Input.GetAxis("Horizontal") and Input.GetAxis("Vertical") which will give you a -1 to 1 value.

Also I just tested the right stick, the vertical might need to be inverted.

Submitted



The above link on the https://agdg.co/arcade-submission/ page, to download the  arcade cabinet config files for Electron is broken, links to "foo"
I'm trying to set up my HTML game to work on the arcade machine .  Do I need the config files to set up my controls, anybody got a good link? Thanks

- Zach.

Jam Host (1 edit)

Hey Zachary,

Sorry about the broken link!

Here's the direct files you need.

Arcade-Electron

Arcade-Electron For Pico 8


Also the links on the page are fixed as well! Thanks for letting me know.

Submitted

Thanks a million!

Jam Host

Thanks for finding the broken links :D

What is the size of the cabinet screen in inches?


Also, I understand from the documentation that the aspect ratio is 16:9, but do you have exact pixel dimensions?

Jam Host

It's a 27 inch screen if I remember correctly. The resolution is 1920x1080

Thanks.

Submitted

I just finished my game (in Unity). Hopefully, it can also be played with the arcade machine :) If not, I would love to have some feedback to make it work!

Jam Host

For sure!  We have to get ready for the stream so most peoples games may not be played on the arcade machine.

Submitted

Actually, I just realized that I made a mistake ... I implemented a global / internet leaderboard and the documentation of the arcade machine specifies no network connection. I can make another version of the game next week if it is still possible :)