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by AndyC
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:37 pm
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Topic: Project: MAME arcade emulator in a box
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Re: Project: MAME arcade emulator in a box

Mario Kart in the Nintendo 64 emulator:

by AndyC
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:02 pm
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Like my colleague at work who immediately saw some weird frog-game he said he hadn't played in 20 years:

by AndyC
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:57 am
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jason812 wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:05 am
1456 games is not enough? :smilelol5: I'm going to have to look into that when I get time. I would much rather play old games than the ones they have now. Even though PS2 was the last gaming system I bought.
You'd think so, right?? :lol:

I want as many on there as I can get because there will *always* be that one person who wants to play some arcane, mysterious game nobody's ever heard of ;)
by AndyC
Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:38 am
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Topic: Project: MAME arcade emulator in a box
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Thank you - still some work to go ie. configuration, which is being a beast but I'll get there :) Once I have that nailed down, I'll get a larger sd-card so I can install the larger collection of games.
by AndyC
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:42 am
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Configuring the buttons to do what I want is the hard part - still working on that.
by AndyC
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:39 pm
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Topic: Project: MAME arcade emulator in a box
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Re: Project: MAME arcade emulator in a box

First boot:

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by AndyC
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:16 pm
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Topic: Project: MAME arcade emulator in a box
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I think I'm done - 40mm 3-speed fan in place and all the cabling done. Had to run to Frys to get an L-shaped HDMI adapter because I ran out of room...

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by AndyC
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:12 am
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Topic: Project: MAME arcade emulator in a box
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Re: Project: MAME arcade emulator in a box

I'm sure it will, depending upon how hard it gets pushed - I'm going to cut slots along the top edge of the "pages" of the book to allow air-flow and I've ordered a Pi case which contains a fan for the CPU and, instead of the existing brass standoffs, I'll just velcro the underside of this new case to the box; that should arrive Friday:

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loktite wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:16 am
Nice, tight, compact and portable. Rather unique aesthetics and quite attractive at that. Well done, sir, well done! :tiphat:
Thank you kindly :)
by AndyC
Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:35 pm
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Re: Project: MAME arcade emulator in a box

Almost finished with this gadget. Hole drilled and widened by hand (1-1/8" too small and 1-1/4" too large - of course!) to install a neat HDMI/USB pass-through cable. This way the Pi will be permanently wired inside and a nice adapter outside so there's no holes/wires everywhere.

Now I can plug in a USB-drive to add more files, connect a USB keyboard for editing files (or even another complete controller like this one for Player 2) - and run an HDMI cable to a TV or monitor. I'm satisfied.

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by AndyC
Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:10 am
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Topic: Project: MAME arcade emulator in a box
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Re: Project: MAME arcade emulator in a box

I may; I have one of those HDMI/USB pass-through cables arriving today which can be neatly installed but it's heckuva long, so I may not keep it.

Adding new ROMs via USB-stick or wireless will still be possible, of course.
by AndyC
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:06 pm
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Topic: Project: MAME arcade emulator in a box
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Re: Project: MAME arcade emulator in a box

Raspberry Pi in place:

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All that's left is to plug in the micro-SD card which contains the RetroPie OS, plug in an HDMI cable and power and we're off. Once it's up and running, configure things like wireless, Bluetooth and add the games ROMs, then configure the joystick and buttons.
by AndyC
Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:04 pm
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Topic: Project: MAME arcade emulator in a box
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Rokyudai wrote:
Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:13 am
Neo-Geo! Samurai Showdown for the win!
1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 here
by AndyC
Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:34 am
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Topic: Project: MAME arcade emulator in a box
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Re: Project: MAME arcade emulator in a box

You could if you wanted, quite easily - just need either 1) a bigger box to fit 2 joystick kits or 2) build a 2nd box and connect via USB to the Pi inside box 1.
by AndyC
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:52 am
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Topic: Project: MAME arcade emulator in a box
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Re: Project: MAME arcade emulator in a box

jason812 wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:51 pm
Andy, what games are on this? That is a very cool project and would be neat to play with.
Well, none come on the Pi itself, but the RetroPie operating-system emulates (or pretends to be) a multitude of different game-consoles eg. MAME for classic arcade games then Atari, Sega, Nintendo, Neo Geo, etc, etc - so you can browse various ROMs sites eg www.emuparadise.me and www.coolroms.com to name but two and see what they have available.

Here's the joystick/buttons/wiring kit I bought ($31) on Amazon
by AndyC
Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:48 pm
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Topic: Project: MAME arcade emulator in a box
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Re: Project: MAME arcade emulator in a box

Internal wiring almost complete:

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