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Help for MAME noobs

Discussion in 'MAME / Multi-game Discussion, Projects & Support' started by Luckydogg420, Sep 10, 2015.

  1. Luckydogg420

    Luckydogg420 Member

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    I've made several custom cabinets in the last couple years. If anyone has a question, I'd be glad to help
     
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    I know this is a little bit late but.... Luckydogg420... post some pictures bro!!!
    Im very interested... and im sure not the only one!
    Without pictures its like.....
    :deluxe picard:
     
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    How easy / cheap is to upgrade the MAME box?

    I bought a 60 in 1 cabinet last year and would love to expand my game selection.

    Thanks in advance!
     
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  5. Chris Bardon

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    Going 60 in 1 to MAME is certainly possible, but there's a few things to consider:
    • Monitor-If you have a regular arcade monitor, then you'll need to either swap it out, or get a card that can interface directly to it (is ArcadeVGA still a thing?-not sure on that).
    • Controls-You should be able to keep your existing buttons/sticks/panel, but you'll likely need to convert to an ipac to connect to the PC.
    • PC-you can get away with a pretty minimal PC these days, but if you need to be able to put in a PCI card for the monitor, then that precludes some of the really small NUC class PCs you can get, or repurposing an old laptop or something. If you have a regular desktop PC from the last 10 years though, you should be OK. I have a MAME running off a 2002 era Pentium, and I can run most games just fine except for the newest stuff in MAME (sega Naomi etc).
     
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    60-1 boards are usually Jamma, so he could just get a J-pac and most of the work is done for him.

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    Right, I forgot all about the J-pac. Much simpler that way.
     
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