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General Topics => Arcadia => Topic started by: Louis L on March 21, 2019, 12:52:34 PM

Title: Building your own arcade console
Post by: Louis L on March 21, 2019, 12:52:34 PM
If you enjoy old arcade games and would like to play these games as close as possible to their original form, you'll be happy to know it's not all that hard to do. Here are some options:
The rest of this post is about option #3 above.
MAME is an open source emulator capable of taking original games in the forms of ROMs and translating them for modern computing platforms. It handles user inputs, sound and video. Along with user interfaces and setup packages, there is a rich set of options out there -  it's up to you to decide which is best for you. I've found that the world of MAME is a moving target so it's not really possible to recommend any one installation. Your best bet is to do some online research.
All that said, you still need to make some decisions.
That's about it. Take some time and learn more about MAME, then see what implementation makes the most sense to you. The keys to all this is MAME and the ROMs.
Good luck!