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Im the new guy
October 8, 2018
10:54 am

Arcade Punk
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Gday from Australia

Ive been in and out of this hobby since MAME started. (Bloody long time now)  I havent had a MAME cab for about 5 years now and I am looking at building a bartop with a PI3.  I currently own a Heavy Barrel Cab which is just a standard JAMMA arcade machine.  I did have my Heavy Barrel cab running MAME and a few other emulators at one stage but the PC died quite a while ago and I I never got back in to the hobby.  I am going to sell my cab.

Now I am back and I am also interested in Virtual Pinball.  I am definitely going to build myself a Virtual pinball cabinet.  I was thinking of making a Pinball/MAME cabinet thing but I think I will make a dedicated pinball machine and a bartop MAME machine.  (I dont have the room for a full size pinball and arcade machine)

I have been away for too long.  I have been roaming around the various forums for a month or so and everything is so different now compared to when I last set something up.  I have a lot of homework to do.

Any tips to get me started quickly would be much appreciated.

To give you guys an idea my last setup was hyperspin (which I didnt like)  with MAME, NEOgeo and Atari games.  I think hyperspin was really nice but it was a bit of a pain in the ass to get right.

Before that I was running MAMEWAH, didnt mind that (simple).  Before that I ran Advancemenu with Advancemame on a DOS machine (cut back win98).

All of my setups have been arcade machines with 15Kh monitors.  This time around I am going to use a monitor.

Wish me luck

PS most of my projects take a while as I am a stingy bastard who like to do things on the cheep/free. I tend to scrounge or buy second hand for items I need for projects like this.  This in my opinion is what makes the hobby challenging  and fun.




October 11, 2018
7:42 pm
Ninja UK
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Hey  buddy

remember the days!!

Lots of stuff is released now 'loaded' (this means with the roms) – a great new retroarch program has been created this shares the controller settings with most emulators and stuff, so running a front end > retroarch > emulator means only setting the keys once,….

Id check out ATTRACT MODE FOR PC FRONT ENDS  just to see what you can do with one boot controller set up ?

You'll thank me later, heres a couple I highly advise from the above linked list…




You can of course check out the Hyperspin for PC builds too

Would strongly suggest getting on usenet for a little bit too, especially whilst grabbing some larger files – link to what the fuck that means


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