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Mame Front ends in your cabs

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What are people using for mame front ends in their cabs?
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mGalaxy - pure and simple, after trying just about every one out there this is by far the best to me...
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It does seem to be personal choice over anything else. Try a few and see which you prefer. Some rib some of them but then others swear by them. I don;t think looking at peoples reviews you can pick one out.
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I absolutely hate the list style front ends. AdvanceMENU (with larger tiles, using title screens - or a large marquee mode - both require editing the source) is my choice. Ok, I suppose they're ok if you actually want 5000 parents (and clones) all displayed at once... but they're ugly.

Though the XML parser is outdated compared to MAME's current output - so filters don't work.
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On my desktop pc I just use GameEx. It's nice looking in high resolutions and very versatile.

On both my cabs, of which one has an 15Khz arcade monitor, I use 3D-Arcade as a frontend. I like this frontend very much becaue you can adjust it just the way you want and it looks very good on a low resolution monitor (horizontal and or vertical). And if you have apowerfull PC (which I haven't) you can experience amazing things like walking through a virtual arcade. Really very nice.

Link: http://3darcade.mameworld.net/
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I'm with cools on this one. I love AdvMENU as it is just so configurable, and I find that you can get to your games in a very short time. This is what will be going in my Naomi.

On my desktop I use MAMEUIFX, and actually was using that in my cab with AdvMAME mostly because of the hiscore support.

On my TV PC, I intend to use MAMEWah as I find it really lends itself to console emulation.

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Anyone try Hyperspin yet?

Look like a style over content type jobbie but it certainly DOES have style.

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Hi Xenepp,

I haven't tried it myself, but it looks like it might get annoying very quickly after the novelty wears off!!!
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I use maximus arcade, but only because I can integrate amiga, snes, etc into it easily, no complaints from me :)
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i've been using mamewah but have to have a look at mgalaxy. any links or should i stop being lazy and google it?
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matt5cott wrote:I use maximus arcade, but only because I can integrate amiga, snes, etc into it easily, no complaints from me :)
same here, maximus arcade is the bees knees. :)
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srabelpawz wrote:i've been using mamewah but have to have a look at mgalaxy. any links or should i stop being lazy and google it?
http://www.mgalaxy.com/"

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MameWAH

I hate all the bling that other frontends come with. MameWAH is no frills, straight to the point.

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(about the monitor: I broke the original Polo, which has made the OK Baby a neglected mame cab that nobody wants to play on :oops:)
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GameEx Here, Does every thing I want and easy to set up:
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"Yeah lets all get ponys instead, wait no lol trendy cabs" Err I think you meant Ponies didn't you ?
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i like the look of that gameX front end, looks pretty sweet 8-)
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Yeah it's pretty good m8, And as you can see, You can use custom back grounds and have some music playin in the background, Also some nice movies of the games playing too before you select them.
"Yeah lets all get ponys instead, wait no lol trendy cabs" Err I think you meant Ponies didn't you ?
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alien_mame wrote:
srabelpawz wrote:i've been using mamewah but have to have a look at mgalaxy. any links or should i stop being lazy and google it?
http://www.mgalaxy.com/"

:mrgreen:
thanks for the link m8
gargoyle67 wrote:GameEx Here, Does every thing I want and easy to set up
may i have link for this frontend as well? thank you in advance
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There ya go dood :D
http://www.gameex.net/"
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Think i prefer the dead simple layout of mGalaxy myself, i tend to think that mame frontends often suffer from the same overcrowding problems that plague mame CPs...
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I have Maximus Arcade installed on mine, mainly for how easily every other emulator is dealt with.

Well worth paying for.
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