I'm looking to build an upright MAME console from a kit. I have a budget of about $700-900 total, including the screen and PC and any other bits and pieces I'd need. I'd like a dual joystick setup with a trackball. I have no idea what's out there, other than what Google searches show me, and I don't know what the "gotchas" are. What are the best options for doing this, with the budget in mind? What issues should I watch out for?
I saw (and played) a MAME cabinet in an arcade yesterday. It had about 50 games you could choose out of and it made no secret of it having a PC running an emulator inside. [more inside]
Sometime around 1999, my dad took me to a vintage video game meetup in Raleigh. I was 12. There were a lot of Atari and MAME systems, maybe others. What was this event and who made it happen? [more inside]
Any chance of getting my hands on a well-documented and commented code disassembly of the original Frogger arcade game?
Can you identify this 1980s arcade game featuring a tank? [more inside]
There used to be a MAME build called Kaillera that allowed online play. According to it's official homepage, it hasn't been updated in 7 years. It seems looney that no one has pursued this kind of idea, but I'll be darned if I can find it. Where have all the internet-multiplayer MAME builds gone?
I'm building my own arcade joystick, and I could use some internet resources. [more inside]
What is the current state of the art in MAME frontends? [more inside]
Can you recommend the best emulators to run on a (homebrew enabled) PSP? [more inside]
Recommend an awesome vintage arcade game for me to play on MAME! [more inside]
I'm on a retro gaming binge, actively hoarding games from simpler times, mainly through emulation (C64, Amiga, MAME mostly). I'm looking for a couple of good old-style digital joysticks for the perfect experience. Suggestions? [more inside]
What's the easiest to use, slickest, best looking MAME for Windows XP? [more inside]
Please help me recall an old arcade game I played as a kid. [more inside]
I'm considering venturing into the geektastic world of Mame cabinets. My dilemma is what kind of control panel setup to use, two or four player. More geekiness inside. [more inside]
OK, I've got MAME installed, and a (pretty much) complete (15Gb) set of ROMs. I've played my old favorites... Galaxian, Galaga, Gauntlet, Sonic, Mario... but now I'm daunted by the thousands of games I have to choose from. So what should I play next? (assume if I don't have the ROM I can get it)
Selling custom MAME cabinets legally? [more inside]
My current MAME-dedicated computer is a little too slow to play some of the newer games, so I'm looking for a replacement. Where is the cheapest place to get either a new or used computer of decent power? Also, is processor speed or RAM more important when it comes to MAME performance?