DIY Gaming Console - MAME Arcade built from Raspberry Pi

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DIY Gaming Console - MAME Arcade built from Raspberry Pi

Post by Incito » November 27th, 2012, 10:33 am

Tiny MAME cabinet built from Raspberry Pi
http://hackaday.com/2012/11/26/tiny-mam ... pberry-pi/

Thanks Hack a Day!

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Re: MAME cabinet built from Raspberry Pi - PiMAME

Post by Incito » April 29th, 2013, 1:16 pm

Here is a great link for a real light-weight Raspberry Pi computer with MAME on a arcade cab.
The computer runs about 35 USD, small investment!

http://arstechnica.com/information-tech ... pc-can-be/




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Re: MAME cabinet built from Raspberry Pi

Post by ChameleonAlpha » April 29th, 2013, 5:41 pm

I only have one thing to say: NANOMACHINES, SON!

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Re: MAME cabinet built from Raspberry Pi

Post by Incito » June 20th, 2014, 5:58 am

The above post were for the older version of Pi, which only had 256 memory and slower cpu. There is a newer one now that is 512MB memory and faster processor. So I wondered, will this have lag for games like Marvel vs. Capcom.

I placed my order for the Pi and should get it soon, but in the mean time I was happy to see this video if a guy using Pi to play one of my favorite games, AND using an X-arcade!

Check it...

I have to place the link in here since I think he has this sharing disabled???
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=love

Once I build mine, I will make a benchmark video.

ALSO, Pi can be powered via USB. So I can plug it into my TV without using another AC outlet!

Sadly, Beaglebone had made ZERO advances to MAME, and is a real pain in the @!#?@! to compile advanced mame onto. Oh weel dems da breaks.

This video shows you the guts of the arcade using Pi.


Here are some instructions too.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLg3jo73ngY#t=1073

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Re: MAME cabinet built from Raspberry Pi

Post by Incito » June 22nd, 2014, 8:21 am

I have everything working except for one little snag. Mame4all, then emulator that comes with RetroPi the romset you need is 0.37b5! :wtf: :arg:

AdvanceMame handles a higher version, but sucks on performance.

I am forced into used mame4all cause it is much better than advanced mame for the small computers.

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Re: MAME cabinet built from Raspberry Pi

Post by starlingmax » June 23rd, 2014, 10:14 pm

Hey Incito, I can't wait to see your video, this really seems like a great idea!
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Yeah yeah... sure, no problem.. ehhmmm well... bye...

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Re: MAME cabinet built from Raspberry Pi

Post by Incito » June 24th, 2014, 1:16 pm

I hit a large wall. NO ONE is sharing this rom set, and the (cough) torrents out there are meh at best. Not sure where these poeple got their rom set. One site has it , but you gotta pay to get them. Oh well. :meh:

I benched mard with Sega CD Road Rash 2 and it worked flawlessly despite I was playing on a HD 55" LED TV, and it was sega CD ... enough said.

Here is my build.

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S you can guess, I am just happy with having Nintendo and Sega Emus on here. Since no Mame, I will move to Emu forum.

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Re: DIY Gaming Console - MAME Arcade built from Raspberry Pi

Post by PantherUK » June 24th, 2014, 6:12 pm

If anyone can help, I can... :wink:
Ooer... No pictures...

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Re: DIY Gaming Console - MAME Arcade built from Raspberry Pi

Post by Incito » June 24th, 2014, 11:05 pm

PM me :woot:

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Re: DIY Gaming Console - MAME Arcade built from Raspberry Pi

Post by Incito » June 25th, 2014, 8:00 pm

Thanks to Panther, I was able to benchmark (Berger Time, Donkey Kong, KOF 98, Street Fighter 2, and MK2.

The Pi ran all the games that I like, however the set did not include Marvel vs. Capcom, but that is ok.
The Pi can be overclocked, so if is was laggy, you can tweak it.

All and all, the Rasberry Pi makes a good little computer to use as your arcade Brain and at $37 you can't beat that price for the value.

The only real CON is the rom set you have to use since Raspian Linux is a little behind on the versions. You can set up advanced mame (Higher rom set), but you will take a performace hit and then you will have to overclock.

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