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Re: Mame in cab thread. Frontends, gamelists, configuration

Postby pubjoe » August 16th, 2014, 11:02 am

Ah yeah that was something I ended up doing. Adding to the main list clones (such as Super Turbo) and unsupported games (such as D2K Jumpman returns - at the time). Right pain in the **** it is to do.
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Re: Mame in cab thread. Frontends, gamelists, configuration

Postby cools » August 16th, 2014, 12:26 pm

Dead easy with attract mode either in the frontend or by editing the text file list ;)
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Re: Mame in cab thread. Frontends, gamelists, configuration

Postby joeblade » August 18th, 2014, 2:47 pm

None of my filtering uses nplayers BTW, have you found a good use for it?


Not really, just for no. players info but at least it's being updated now.

So setup the verticools layout...looks nice and clean...would work well for a dedicated vert setup. I've gone back to my ol "cools magic" layout. No flyers, just video and description for now.. :awe:

Your filtering lists above proved pretty good for a couple of bits like shmups, shooters, racing but strangely fighter only turned up a handful and platform was pretty sparse missing games like bubble bobble?

So for now i've gone back to the old vert/hori/maze filters...they all work nice with the clones added now and as you say...can always setup some proper favourites lists at a later date!! ;)

Cheers for sharing this with us all cools...certainly has helped me get my head around attract and gm... 8-)
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Re: Mame in cab thread. Frontends, gamelists, configuration

Postby cools » August 18th, 2014, 3:34 pm

Those filters are only for vertical games! :D
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Re: Mame in cab thread. Frontends, gamelists, configuration

Postby joeblade » August 18th, 2014, 10:22 pm

cools wrote:Those filters are only for vertical games! :D


Doh!!!! :palm:
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Re: Mame in cab thread. Frontends, gamelists, configuration

Postby cools » August 19th, 2014, 9:07 pm

Bugfixed and cleaned code "final" version of that layout:

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// Verticools layout by cools / Arcade Otaku
// For use in a 640x240 resolution
// We use this strange resolution to enhance the font rendering quality in 15KHz
//
// Layout User Options
class UserConfig {
 </label="Background Image",help="Choose snap/video snap, title, flyer, user image (bg.jpg in layout folder) or no background",options="video,snap,title,flyer,user,none"/>bg_image="video";
 </label="Show Wheel Logo?",help="Enable the wheel logo?",options="Yes,No"/>wheel_logo="Yes";
 </label="Show Category?",help="Enable the category text?",options="Yes,No"/>category_text="Yes";
}
local my_config=fe.get_config();

// Colour cycle code from LukeNukem
cycleVTable <-{
 "cnListHeight":0,"swListHeight":0,"wkListHeight":0,
 "cnListRed":0,"swListRed":0,"wkListRed":0,
 "cnListGreen":0,"swListGreen":0,"wkListGreen":0,
 "cnListBlue":0,"swListBlue":0,"wkListBlue":0,
}
function cycleValue(ttime,counter,switcher,workValue,minV,maxV,BY,speed){
 if (cycleVTable[counter] == 0)
  cycleVTable[counter]=ttime;
////////////// 1000=1 second //////////////
 if (ttime-cycleVTable[counter]>speed){
  if (cycleVTable[switcher]==0){
   cycleVTable[workValue]+=BY;
   if (cycleVTable[workValue]>=maxV)
    cycleVTable[switcher]=1;
  }
  else if (cycleVTable[switcher]==1){
   cycleVTable[workValue]-=BY;
   if (cycleVTable[workValue]<=minV)
    cycleVTable[switcher]=0;
  }   
 cycleVTable[counter]=0;
 }
 return cycleVTable[workValue];   
}

// Gives us a nice high random number for the RGB levels
function brightrand() {
   return 255-(rand()/512);
}

// Layout Constants
fe.layout.orient=RotateScreen.Right;
fe.layout.width=fe.layout.width/2;
local flw=fe.layout.width;
local flh=fe.layout.height;
local rot=(fe.layout.base_rotation+fe.layout.toggle_rotation)%4;
switch (rot) {
 case RotateScreen.Right:
 case RotateScreen.Left:
  fe.layout.width=flh;
  fe.layout.height=flw;
  flw=fe.layout.width;
  flh=fe.layout.height;
  break;
}

// Background
if (my_config["bg_image"]=="video") {
 local bg=fe.add_artwork("snap",0-(flw*0.1),0-(flh*0.1),flw*1.2,flh*1.2);
 bg.preserve_aspect_ratio=false;
 bg.set_rgb(128,128,128);
}
else if (my_config["bg_image"]=="snap") {
 local bg=fe.add_artwork("snap",0-(flw*0.1),0-(flh*0.1),flw*1.2,flh*1.2);
 bg.video_flags=Vid.ImagesOnly;
 bg.preserve_aspect_ratio=false;
 bg.set_rgb(128,128,128);
}
else if (my_config["bg_image"]=="title") {
 local bg=fe.add_artwork("title",0-(flw*0.1),0-(flh*0.1),flw*1.2,flh*1.2);
 bg.preserve_aspect_ratio=false;
 bg.set_rgb(128,128,128);
}
else if (my_config["bg_image"]=="flyer") {
 local bg=fe.add_artwork("flyer", 0, 0, flw, flh);
 bg.preserve_aspect_ratio=false;
 bg.set_rgb(128,128,128);
}
else if (my_config["bg_image"]=="user") {
 local bg=fe.add_image("bg.jpg",0,0,flw,flh);
 bg.preserve_aspect_ratio=false;
 bg.set_rgb(128,128,128);
}

// List
local lbx=0;                    // Listbox X position
local lby=flh*0.4;              // Listbox Y position
local itn=9;                    // Listbox entries
if (my_config["wheel_logo"]=="No"){
 lby=flh*0.17;                  // Listbox Y position without logo
 itn=13;                        // Listbox entries without logo
}
local lbw=flw;                  // Listbox width
local lbh=(flh-lby-(flh*0.08)); // Listbox height
local ith=lbh/itn;              // Listbox entry height
lby+=(ith*(itn/2));             // Listbox draw point - do not change
local lbr=255;                  // Listbox red
local lbg=255;                  // Listbox green
local lbb=128;                  // Listbox blue
local lbf=0.75;                 // Listbox colour fade. Lower values=less fade.

for (local i=(itn/2)*-1;i<=(itn/2);i+=1){
 if (i==0){
 }
 else {
  local unselgame=fe.add_text("[Title]",lbx,lby+(ith*i),lbw,ith);
  unselgame.index_offset=i;
  if (i<0) {unselgame.alpha=255-((i*(255/(itn/2))*-1)*lbf);}
  else {unselgame.alpha=255-(i*(255/(itn/2))*lbf);}
 }
}

// Texts
local fltsh=fe.add_text("<  [ListFilterName]  >",1,(flh*0.06)+1,flw,flh*0.05);
fltsh.set_rgb(0,0,0);
local filtername=fe.add_text(fltsh.msg,fltsh.x-1,fltsh.y-1,fltsh.width,fltsh.height);
local listtitle=fe.add_text("[ListSize] [ListTitle]",0,flh*0.11,flw,flh*0.05);
local slgsh=fe.add_text("[Title]",lbx+1,lby+1,lbw,ith);
slgsh.set_rgb(0,0,0);
local selgame=fe.add_text(slgsh.msg,slgsh.x-1,slgsh.y-1,slgsh.width,slgsh.height);
local freeplayleft=fe.add_text("Free Play",0,0,flw,flh*0.05);
freeplayleft.align=Align.Left;
local freeplayright=fe.add_text("Free Play",0,0,flw,flh*0.05);
freeplayright.align=Align.Right;
local inssh=fe.add_text("Instructions",1,(flh*0.92)+1,flw,flh*0.04);
inssh.set_rgb(0,0,0);
local instructions=fe.add_text(inssh.msg,inssh.x-1,inssh.y-1,inssh.width,inssh.height);
local help_text=fe.add_text("Play Game [BUTTON1]  -  Random [START]  -  Quit Game [START1+2]",0,flh*0.95,flw,flh*0.04);
if (my_config["category_text"]=="Yes"){
 local category=fe.add_text("[Category]",0-(flw*0.01),flh*0.95,flh*0.85,flh*0.05);
 category.rotation=-90;
 category.align=Align.Left;
 category.alpha=64;
}
local copyright=fe.add_text("©[Year] [Manufacturer]",flw-(flh*0.06),flh*0.95,flh*0.85,flh*0.05);
copyright.rotation=-90;
copyright.align=Align.Left;
copyright.alpha=64;

// Preview image
if (my_config["wheel_logo"]=="Yes"){
 local wheelshadow=fe.add_artwork("wheel",(flw*0.1)+2,(flh*0.18)+2,flw*0.80,flh*0.22);
 wheelshadow.preserve_aspect_ratio=true;
 wheelshadow.set_rgb(0,0,0);
 wheelshadow.alpha=192;
 local wheel=fe.add_clone(wheelshadow);
 wheel.set_rgb(255,255,255);
 wheel.x-=2;
 wheel.y-=2;
 wheel.alpha=255;
}

function textTickles(ttime){      
 local RED=cycleValue(ttime,"cnListRed","swListRed","wkListRed",100,254,1,1);
 local GREEN=cycleValue(ttime,"cnListGreen","swListGreen","wkListGreen",100,254,1.5,1);
 local BLUE=cycleValue(ttime,"cnListBlue","swListBlue","wkListBlue",100,254,2,1);
 local grey=brightrand();
 selgame.set_rgb(RED,GREEN,BLUE);
 filtername.set_rgb(RED,GREEN,BLUE);
 instructions.set_rgb(RED,GREEN,BLUE);
 freeplayleft.set_rgb(grey,grey,grey);
 freeplayright.set_rgb(grey,grey,grey);
}

function fades(ttype,var,ttime){
 switch (ttype){
  case Transition.FromGame:
   fltsh.msg="<  [ListFilterName]  >";
   filtername.msg="<  [ListFilterName]  >";
   return false;
   break;
   case Transition.ToGame:
   if (ttime<10){
    fltsh.msg="LOADING...";
    filtername.msg="LOADING...";
    return true;
   }
   break;
  case Transition.EndLayout:
   if (ttime<10){
    filtername.msg="EXITING";
    return true;
   }
   return false;
 }
}

fe.add_ticks_callback("textTickles");
fe.add_transition_callback("fades");


And while I'm at it - Cave CV1000. Step one - enable unsafe blitter delay by going into the Game Configuration submenu when pressing Tab (how on earth this has escaped me up until now I do not know). Step two - run GroovyMAME with vsync OFF and triplebuffer on (waitvsync 0 triplebuffer 1 in a game specific ini file). There is slowdown but it's inaccurate, and you get slightly more input lag due to the triplebuffering. However it makes the games at least playable on decent hardware - the i5 4690 I'm using can comfortably run everything once vsync is off, so the claims I've seen from people with 3Ghz Core 2 Duo's would appear to be accurate.
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Re: Mame in cab thread. Frontends, gamelists, configuration

Postby cRacKh0rN » October 19th, 2014, 7:06 pm

cools wrote:Attract Mode filters part of attract.cfg:

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list   Games
   layout               verticools
   romlist              MAME
   filter               All
      rule                 CloneOf not_contains (.)
      rule                 Control contains joystick
      rule                 Control contains (2-way)|(4-way)|(8-way)
      rule                 DisplayCount equals 1
      rule                 DisplayType equals raster
      rule                 Manufacturer not_contains bootleg|hack
      rule                 Rotation equals 90|270
      rule                 Status equals good
      rule                 Tags not_contains Unplayable/Bad/Hidden
      rule                 Title not_contains bootleg
      rule                 Year not_contains ?
      rule                 Category not_contains Mature|Quiz|Trivia|Rhythm|Casino|Multiplay|Tabletop
   filter               Favourite
      rule                 Favourite equals 1
   filter               Classic
      rule                 Tags contains Classic
   filter               Breakout
      rule                 CloneOf not_contains (.)
      rule                 Control contains joystick
      rule                 Control contains (2-way)|(4-way)|(8-way)
      rule                 DisplayCount equals 1
      rule                 DisplayType equals raster
      rule                 Manufacturer not_contains bootleg|hack
      rule                 Rotation equals 90|270
      rule                 Status equals good
      rule                 Tags not_contains Unplayable/Bad/Hidden
      rule                 Title not_contains bootleg
      rule                 Year not_contains ?
      rule                 Category not_contains Mature|Quiz|Trivia|Rhythm|Casino|Multiplay|Tabletop
      rule                 Category contains Breakout
   filter               Driving
      rule                 CloneOf not_contains (.)
      rule                 Control contains joystick
      rule                 Control contains (2-way)|(4-way)|(8-way)
      rule                 DisplayCount equals 1
      rule                 DisplayType equals raster
      rule                 Manufacturer not_contains bootleg|hack
      rule                 Rotation equals 90|270
      rule                 Status equals good
      rule                 Tags not_contains Unplayable/Bad/Hidden
      rule                 Title not_contains bootleg
      rule                 Year not_contains ?
      rule                 Category not_contains Mature|Quiz|Trivia|Rhythm|Casino|Multiplay|Tabletop
      rule                 Category contains Driving
   filter               Fighter
      rule                 CloneOf not_contains (.)
      rule                 Control contains joystick
      rule                 Control contains (2-way)|(4-way)|(8-way)
      rule                 DisplayCount equals 1
      rule                 DisplayType equals raster
      rule                 Manufacturer not_contains bootleg|hack
      rule                 Rotation equals 90|270
      rule                 Status equals good
      rule                 Tags not_contains Unplayable/Bad/Hidden
      rule                 Title not_contains bootleg
      rule                 Year not_contains ?
      rule                 Category not_contains Mature|Quiz|Trivia|Rhythm|Casino|Multiplay|Tabletop
      rule                 Category contains Fighter
   filter               Maze
      rule                 CloneOf not_contains (.)
      rule                 Control contains joystick
      rule                 Control contains (2-way)|(4-way)|(8-way)
      rule                 DisplayCount equals 1
      rule                 DisplayType equals raster
      rule                 Manufacturer not_contains bootleg|hack
      rule                 Rotation equals 90|270
      rule                 Status equals good
      rule                 Tags not_contains Unplayable/Bad/Hidden
      rule                 Title not_contains bootleg
      rule                 Year not_contains ?
      rule                 Category equals Maze
   filter               Platform
      rule                 CloneOf not_contains (.)
      rule                 Control contains joystick
      rule                 Control contains (2-way)|(4-way)|(8-way)
      rule                 DisplayCount equals 1
      rule                 DisplayType equals raster
      rule                 Manufacturer not_contains bootleg|hack
      rule                 Rotation equals 90|270
      rule                 Status equals good
      rule                 Tags not_contains Unplayable/Bad/Hidden
      rule                 Title not_contains bootleg
      rule                 Year not_contains ?
      rule                 Category not_contains Mature|Quiz|Trivia|Rhythm|Casino|Multiplay|Tabletop
      rule                 Category contains Platform
   filter               Puzzle
      rule                 CloneOf not_contains (.)
      rule                 Control contains joystick
      rule                 Control contains (2-way)|(4-way)|(8-way)
      rule                 DisplayCount equals 1
      rule                 DisplayType equals raster
      rule                 Manufacturer not_contains bootleg|hack
      rule                 Rotation equals 90|270
      rule                 Status equals good
      rule                 Tags not_contains Unplayable/Bad/Hidden
      rule                 Title not_contains bootleg
      rule                 Year not_contains ?
      rule                 Category not_contains Mature|Quiz|Trivia|Rhythm|Casino|Multiplay|Tabletop
      rule                 Category contains Puzzle
   filter               Shooting
      rule                 CloneOf not_contains (.)
      rule                 Control contains joystick
      rule                 Control contains (2-way)|(4-way)|(8-way)
      rule                 DisplayCount equals 1
      rule                 DisplayType equals raster
      rule                 Manufacturer not_contains bootleg|hack
      rule                 Rotation equals 90|270
      rule                 Status equals good
      rule                 Tags not_contains Unplayable/Bad/Hidden
      rule                 Title not_contains bootleg
      rule                 Year not_contains ?
      rule                 Category not_contains Mature|Quiz|Trivia|Rhythm|Casino|Multiplay|Tabletop
      rule                 Category contains Shooter /
   filter               SHMUP
      rule                 CloneOf not_contains (.)
      rule                 Control contains joystick
      rule                 Control contains (2-way)|(4-way)|(8-way)
      rule                 DisplayCount equals 1
      rule                 DisplayType equals raster
      rule                 Manufacturer not_contains bootleg|hack
      rule                 Rotation equals 90|270
      rule                 Status equals good
      rule                 Tags not_contains Unplayable/Bad/Hidden
      rule                 Title not_contains bootleg
      rule                 Year not_contains ?
      rule                 Category equals Shooter / Flying Vertical
   filter               Sports
      rule                 CloneOf not_contains (.)
      rule                 Control contains joystick
      rule                 Control contains (2-way)|(4-way)|(8-way)
      rule                 DisplayCount equals 1
      rule                 DisplayType equals raster
      rule                 Manufacturer not_contains bootleg|hack
      rule                 Rotation equals 90|270
      rule                 Status equals good
      rule                 Tags not_contains Unplayable/Bad/Hidden
      rule                 Title not_contains bootleg
      rule                 Year not_contains ?
      rule                 Category not_contains Mature|Quiz|Trivia|Rhythm|Casino|Multiplay|Tabletop
      rule                 Category contains Sports
   filter               Miscellaneous
      rule                 CloneOf not_contains (.)
      rule                 Control contains joystick
      rule                 Control contains (2-way)|(4-way)|(8-way)
      rule                 DisplayCount equals 1
      rule                 DisplayType equals raster
      rule                 Manufacturer not_contains bootleg|hack
      rule                 Rotation equals 90|270
      rule                 Status equals good
      rule                 Tags not_contains Unplayable/Bad/Hidden
      rule                 Title not_contains bootleg
      rule                 Year not_contains ?
      rule                 Category not_contains Mature|Quiz|Trivia|Rhythm|Casino|Multiplay|Tabletop|Breakout|Driving|Fighter|Maze|Platform|Puzzle|Shooter|Sports


You'll just need to set up your "Classic" and "Unplayable/Bad/Hidden" tags, along with selecting favourites. Or delete these filters, no big deal.

The "All" list should be around 500 games, and the categories break them down nicely - there's an awful lot of SHMUPs and shooters in vertical (around 300 of that 500) so those lists are bigger.



Hey cools.

So I am adding this directly to attract.cfg. The ALL filter works great (approx 500 games) but I get nothing for any of the other lists. They all appear correctly.
Any idea what the problem is?

Cheers,

Dave
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Re: Mame in cab thread. Frontends, gamelists, configuration

Postby cools » October 19th, 2014, 7:10 pm

You haven't used catver.ini
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Re: Mame in cab thread. Frontends, gamelists, configuration

Postby cRacKh0rN » October 19th, 2014, 7:40 pm

cools wrote:You haven't used catver.ini

Cheers cools.
Grabbed a catver.ini but where do I put it? Root of the mame folder does not seem to work. Do I need to add a path in attractmode?

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cRacKh0rN wrote:
cools wrote:You haven't used catver.ini

Cheers cools.
Grabbed a catver.ini but where do I put it? Root of the mame folder does not seem to work. Do I need to add a path in attractmode?

Cheers,

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Found the answer. Sweet. All working now :)
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Re: Mame in cab thread. Frontends, gamelists, configuration

Postby cRacKh0rN » October 19th, 2014, 7:55 pm

A few shooters are missing from the list. Espgaluda being one of them.
I take it this is not 100% working so far..?
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Postby cools » October 19th, 2014, 8:25 pm

Galuda should show up, the first one anyway
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Postby cRacKh0rN » October 19th, 2014, 8:31 pm

cools wrote:Galuda should show up, the first one anyway


I think it must be the roms I am using or perhaps the Catver.ini
Pacman does not appear either.
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Postby cRacKh0rN » October 19th, 2014, 8:37 pm

Actually, Espg1 has incorrect dump warning. Will try another one.
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Re: Mame in cab thread. Frontends, gamelists, configuration

Postby cRacKh0rN » October 19th, 2014, 8:54 pm

So espgaluda has a status of imperfect. Modified the filter to account for this

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   filter               SHMUP
      rule                 CloneOf not_contains (.)
      rule                 Control contains joystick
      rule                 Control contains (2-way)|(4-way)|(8-way)
      rule                 DisplayCount equals 1
      rule                 DisplayType equals raster
      rule                 Manufacturer not_contains bootleg|hack
      rule                 Rotation equals 90|270
      rule                 Status equals good|imperfect
      rule                 Tags not_contains Unplayable/Bad/Hidden
      rule                 Category equals Shooter / Flying Vertical
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Re: Mame in cab thread. Frontends, gamelists, configuration

Postby cRacKh0rN » October 20th, 2014, 11:56 pm

Man. Turns out I underestimated how big mame with videos would be.
The SSD I purchased was only 64gig... Windows 7 with updates has taken a massive 27gig of space!

Having spent the last few hours battling with grep and the generated romlist from attractmode on my mac, I have managed to make a bash script to copy the filtered roms and snaps over to the ssd with just enough space left for windows to run ok :S

I've had to delete all system restore points too. Hopefully the crt drivers will work without a hitch.
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Re: Mame in cab thread. Frontends, gamelists, configuration

Postby joeblade » October 21st, 2014, 9:15 am

cRacKh0rN wrote:Man. Turns out I underestimated how big mame with videos would be.
The SSD I purchased was only 64gig... Windows 7 with updates has taken a massive 27gig of space!

Having spent the last few hours battling with grep and the generated romlist from attractmode on my mac, I have managed to make a bash script to copy the filtered roms and snaps over to the ssd with just enough space left for windows to run ok :S

I've had to delete all system restore points too. Hopefully the crt drivers will work without a hitch.


Yeah it's unreal how quickly it get's used with videos added, win7 updates never help!! :(

If i was going down the ssd route 256 would be minimum for me, luckily they've dropped in price quite a bit.
For gods sake, its a carton box - not the holy grail!
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Re: Mame in cab thread. Frontends, gamelists, configuration

Postby cools » October 21st, 2014, 9:37 am

Remembered why I have a filter that excludes "imperfect" - it gets rid of CV1000 stuff that's totally unplayable on the vert PC. I add the PGM stuff into favourites instead.
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Re: Mame in cab thread. Frontends, gamelists, configuration

Postby cRacKh0rN » October 21st, 2014, 11:01 am

cools wrote:Remembered why I have a filter that excludes "imperfect" - it gets rid of CV1000 stuff that's totally unplayable on the vert PC. I add the PGM stuff into favourites instead.


So none of them are playable? I had a quick test on a few and they were not perfect but seemed ok?
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Re: Mame in cab thread. Frontends, gamelists, configuration

Postby Thamiel » October 21st, 2014, 11:09 am

I think he was referring to his specific vert pc, which isn't as powerful as his hori one.

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