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The background story on my first MAME box and being a child of the 80's.
- MAME vs. Real
Why a MAME box? A comparison between MAME and the real thing. A tad philosphical... :)
- Skills Needed
The various skills you'll need to build a MAME box.
The process of coming up with a CP design and mocking up the template.
Attaching the CP to the classic cabinet without harm.
Determining the button layout and preparing the surface.
Applying the laminate to the CP surface.
Zillions of feet of wires and connectors.
- Final Touches
T-molding and other details for the completed CP.
- The Computer
Technical details behind the system driving the MAME'd Millipede.
- Video - 15 kHz
Driving the arcade monitor at 15 kHz from a modern PC.
Devices used to interface the controls and their configuration.
Bringing it all together into a working system.
- Linux OS
Focusing on the use of Linux in the MAME'd Millipede.
The engine that drives the machine with various configuration details.
The interface to AdvanceMAME that binds it all together.
- Video Config
Details on the configuration of SVGALib and the software side of 15 kHz.
The emulation software for driving laser disc games - Dragon's Lair in this case.
Controls used on the project and the vendors that provide them.
Wells-Garnder and the K7200.
Interface devices and the vendors that provide them.
- Cabinet Parts
Miscellaneous parts including laminate and T-molding.