My MAME cabinet gets a PC upgrade.

So I’m off work this week finishing off the last room in the house and after applying the last coat of paint on the ceilings yesterday, it was time to do the walls today.  With the first coat completed and little else to be done until it dries, I sloped off to the geek den for a spot of fun. Today, I’m changing out my ageing PC which I currently have in my MAME cabinet for something with a bit more clout. I’ve been working this upgrade during the evenings as well as collecting all of the  relevant  bits and bobs and configuring a few more emulators that I wanted to add to my cabinet – namely, AAE for better vector game emulation, NEO GEO, Sega Model 2, Daphne, a few pinball tables via Future Pinball (for the time being) and ParaJVE for Vectrex emulation……because as you know, the Vectrex is cool.

Processor wise, there’s enough here to upgrade my current emulator frontend – MameWah to the media rich Hyperspin and  have all that eye candy artwork whooshing about.

I’ve also upgraded my Mame set from good old trusty .098 to a more recent .151.

I must say, Hyperspin certainly does look incredibly nice when running on a cabinet.  I’m still on the fence between all this gloss though and a simple gamelist/snapshot static screen but I’ll run with it for a while and see how it goes. I’ve also noticed that my iPac keyboard encoder’s shift function appears to have disappeared in this version of  MAME and so some of my keyboard mapping is a little off. Nothing that can easily be sorted out though.

Here’s a quick looksee so far although apologises for the camera wobble….Amidar seemed the perfect game choice after all this painting 🙂

 

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3 responses to “My MAME cabinet gets a PC upgrade.

  1. Ah looks fantastic Stiggy, I purchased a 1tb HD from EBay set up with Hyperspin sadly lots don’t work and the seller vanished! And try as I might just cant seem to get all working
    Did you set yours up yourself? Couldn’t persuade you to mirror copy onto my drive your set up by any chance 🙂

  2. When I’ve got a bit more free time I’m sure we’ll sort something out to get you gaming again. Out of interest, what bits don’t seem to be working?

  3. Hi Stiggy,some of the Emus just don’t work sadly,poorly set up is my thought and the spinning wheel just loves to keep spinning without stopping, all bizarre!!!!!

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