Why buy a board when you can mame??

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Front end is http://attractmode.org", with my own layout. I will upload this layout somewhere soon, it needs a few final tweaks to it first.
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cools wrote:Front end is http://attractmode.org", with my own layout. I will upload this layout somewhere soon, it needs a few final tweaks to it first.
Ah, great and thanks :)
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Joe: I'm not entirely happy with GGPO on the E3, it works reasonably well but it's nowhere near as nice as Xbox 360 Third Strike that uses the same tech. Setting it up is fairly straightforward though.

I still reckon if someone kicks off an AO league there'd be interest. I could now compete at least ;)
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Should also point out that a good chunk of my time is spent in games that are either exceptionally rare or non-JAMMA.
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Jamma loom cover received...
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Although my loom was mint anyway:
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Thanks for the heads up Matt ;)
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I remember talking about having a cover molded for the JAMMA connector (before these turned up on eBay) and some people here laughed at me. Who's laughing now? :lol:

Edit: http://forum.arcadeotaku.com/viewtopic. ... 82&p=98325"
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I must be missing something but why do you need a cover? For better grip?
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Basically yeah. I put one on my jamma connector recently. Mine was a very tight fit so it helps ease insertion tremendously.
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:fastlove:
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Also, pulling it off was a two-hand job.
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:hinthint:
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Ideally, three.
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:oops:
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:-P
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Yeah, would love to find a jamma loom cover that fits the E2 jamma connector.
Damn those sharp edges.
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Mr Dremel?
Up the Irons!
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KmanSweden wrote:Mr Dremel?
Nope, the E2 jamma connector are way too big for those covers.
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What a great thread, I personally obsess over the imperfections in mame like input lag even though I cant tell the difference. I have recently decided to go the mame route after a string of bad luck with pcb's. Imho anybody saying mame is too much hassle will eventually change their tune when they find themselves trying to fix a 15+ year old piece of arcade hardware that cost hundreds of dollars.
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I mix and match. I love having original pcb's but hate how flaky some are (had a Golden Axe, Knights of the Round and a Double Dragon fail and was quoted 2x-3x the cost of the board to look at it), so I've sold off a lot of my originals and kept about 10 or so of my favourites (excluding my MVS Stuff).

I also run a GroovyMAME cab via Windows 7 (would be linux, but I like having Ultra SF4 / GGPO / Model 2 etc). I was into HyperSpin but I feel the layouts go overboard to hide the actual gameplay (not to mention that Flash is more like a virus than a program), so I'm just running a my own custom frontend that displays the logo's when you move through the list and when you stop on a game it plays a fullscreen MKV of the game so its sort of like a 1000 slot MVS.
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Re: Why buy a board when you can mame??

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My solution to choice paralysis is to only load a handful of games into MAME. I've never bothered downloading the entire romset.
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