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Mark Thomas:
Hi guys iv been asking about mame in the main forum and have be recommended to use groovymame. Being new to all this and still trying to work it all out. Can you tell me what's different about groovy mame compared to normal mame? I have an old arcade cabinet with arcade monitor that I am setting up via ultimarc arcade VGA2 and Jpac. I have 143 rom set and want to know the main benefits of this build please.

Many thanks

newmanfamilyvlogs:
GroovyMame, paired with the modified drivers, is to the best of my knowledge, the only solution to provide pixel perfect AND frame rate perfect emulation at the moment.

The focus on framerates it the biggest difference between Groovymame and other various builds. Having the system running the emulator at the game's original speed eliminates such visual and auditory problems as tearing, stuttering, and game timing issues.

Your arcade monitor can be driven with modelines that allow all the various resolutions to be changed between with no to minimal changes to the adjustment knobs (depending on the monitor).

Calamity:

--- Quote from: Mark Thomas on July 24, 2011, 07:59:50 pm ---Hi guys iv been asking about mame in the main forum and have be recommended to use groovymame. Being new to all this and still trying to work it all out. Can you tell me what's different about groovy mame compared to normal mame? I have an old arcade cabinet with arcade monitor that I am setting up via ultimarc arcade VGA2 and Jpac. I have 143 rom set and want to know the main benefits of this build please.

Many thanks

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Hi Mark,

Be aware GroovyMAME is a command-line build, just like the official Mame is. This means that in order to get things working you need to launch each game from command line, either passing the right params or using mame.ini for that. What most of us do is to use an external frontend, properly set up, in order to select the game we want GroovyMAME to launch.

Mark Thomas:

--- Quote from: Calamity on July 25, 2011, 04:48:10 pm ---Hi Mark,

Be aware GroovyMAME is a command-line build, just like the official Mame is. This means that in order to get things working you need to launch each game from command line, either passing the right params or using mame.ini for that. What most of us do is to use an external frontend, properly set up, in order to select the game we want GroovyMAME to launch.

Thanks Calamity,

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Glad you told me this seems iv got a lot to learn, can you recommend a good frontend? What do you guys use?


Calamity:
That depends on your taste mainly. I've always used AdvMenu for its simplicity. I've never used the MaLa frontend, but it seems to be easy to setup and still allows very cool layouts.

(I edited your post by mistake, sorry  :P )

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