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GroovyMame and Linux ISO TODO List
« on: July 26, 2011, 05:31:39 pm »
This is the TODO list, post ideas/issues/bugs here so they aren't forgotten and lost in the cracks.  Patches are welcome!  

All posts will eventually be removed after read and assimilated into the top post for the TODO list (to keep things simple and short)

Current TODO:
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* ISO Linux w/Mame 143 and kernel 3.0 (expected in next week or so) Has been done
* Incorporate wiimote into groovymame and Openppjoy kernel patch for ISO
* Figure out why Linux patches and modifications don't fully work in other Linux distros
* Using powerstrip in Windows to do modeline changes
* Add support for modelines on secondary device (Windows)
* Add LCD monitor support (fixed resolution + custom refresh)

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« Last Edit: July 29, 2011, 06:05:55 am by Calamity »
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Re: GroovyMame and Linux ISO TODO List
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2011, 01:58:48 pm »
Please consider inserting into installation wizard the option to configure auto mounting of removable drives for easy file management for noob users. (linux ISO)
Also consider inserting the option to operate the installation wizard with standard arcade controls via standard M.a.m.e. key bindings.

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Re: GroovyMame and Linux ISO TODO List
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2011, 02:17:28 pm »
Nice LCD support  :cheers:

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Re: GroovyMame and Linux ISO TODO List
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2011, 09:43:21 pm »
is CabrioFE possible on gentoo and the groovymame live CD?  It's got a hyperspin feel that may draw a few to the dark side...

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Re: GroovyMame and Linux ISO TODO List
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2011, 05:48:46 am »
* Figure out why Linux patches and modifications don't fully work in other Linux distros
That's incorrect (at least for me): i'm running switchres + groovymame under slackware64 13.37 (kernel 3.0.x patched with 15KHz patches).
I admit it takes some time and works, but the result is good.
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Re: GroovyMame and Linux ISO TODO List
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2013, 05:31:21 pm »
Iv got one :) the only thing that is stopping me from moving is,

The ability to unpack a zipped game like gameex then repack it when opening, bog space saver if you have all the PS1 and XBOX games!

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Re: GroovyMame and Linux ISO TODO List
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2013, 07:32:35 pm »
is CabrioFE possible on gentoo and the groovymame live CD?  It's got a hyperspin feel that may draw a few to the dark side...

Yes. :)  I have an Arch Linux package for this now.  Should be straightforward to integrate.  The 'fuzzy' issue is generating the gamelists in an automatic fashion that makes it easy for a non-Linux user to use.

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Re: GroovyMame and Linux ISO TODO List
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2013, 08:17:39 pm »
Output options for different ArcadeVGA cards and Grub (grub.conf) fix for installation to second partition /dev/sda2

http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,131463.0.html

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Re: GroovyMame and Linux ISO TODO List
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2013, 08:19:10 pm »
Mechanism in gasetup to auto generate Xorg modelines using Switchres.

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Re: GroovyMame and Linux ISO TODO List
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2013, 11:17:57 pm »
A plugin for emulators to support zip files would be awesome (gameex has this)

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Re: GroovyMame and Linux ISO TODO List
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2013, 11:09:05 am »
A plugin for emulators to support zip files would be awesome (gameex has this)

I'm confused here.  MAME and UME already supports ZIP files -- the vast majority of the emulators support this as well.  Why would we need a 'plugin' to support zip files?

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Re: GroovyMame and Linux ISO TODO List
« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2013, 01:13:27 am »
last time i checked (was awhile ago) PSX and dreamcast emulators didnt support 7ziped or zipped iso files.
has this changed ? if so i am switching now

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Re: GroovyMame and Linux ISO TODO List
« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2013, 01:20:25 pm »
last time i checked (was awhile ago) PSX and dreamcast emulators didnt support 7ziped or zipped iso files.
has this changed ? if so i am switching now

I don't believe that GroovyArcade has PSX or DreamCast emulators.  As far as the whole 'working from a zipfile', that's fairly unfeasible.  Many of the emulators that work from ZIPfiles actually decompress it to RAM, as they are ROM files that need fast addressing anyway.

ZIPs are not a seekable block-aligned format, so every time a read needs to happen, performance will tank.  The best way to deal with this is to either use a block-aligned compression format, or use compressed disk images.

This is why Mame uses CHD's -- they are not being arbitrary in coming up with their own disk format -- these are block-aligned compressed formats.   If the PSX emulation in UME is any good, you might convert your ISO files to CHD's, and then you'd have the block-aligned compression that you need.

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Re: GroovyMame and Linux ISO TODO List
« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2013, 09:54:04 pm »
Here's a thought I've had for awhile..

Any chance to incorporate a disk/partition backup tool (partimage or similar) in the GroovyArcade ISO?

Not related to GroovyArcade as such, but a 15Khz supported live CD backup tool so people can backup their machines (Windows or Linux) would be handy IMO.

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Re: GroovyMame and Linux ISO TODO List
« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2013, 09:31:34 am »
IMHO there is already everything:
- mkfs (create file system)
- fdisk (manipulate partitions)
- dd (backup data)
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Re: GroovyMame and Linux ISO TODO List
« Reply #15 on: November 16, 2013, 09:51:24 pm »
IMHO there is already everything:
- mkfs (create file system)
- fdisk (manipulate partitions)
- dd (backup data)

Yeah, not very user friendly though.

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Re: GroovyMame and Linux ISO TODO List
« Reply #16 on: November 17, 2013, 04:30:17 pm »
Hello lordsnipe, you can use cfdisk it is easier

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Re: GroovyMame and Linux ISO TODO List
« Reply #17 on: November 26, 2013, 08:03:51 am »
Although im using Windows for my cab, I want to ask for a feature that perhaps can be implemented in the future.

A screen test/patterns/color bars options, thats easily accessible, after boot or something. I have a laptop with an onboard ATI card, and would like to go check some monitors out sometime in the future. Being able to just plug the laptop, boot from a usb flash and test them, would make the cherrypicking process so much easier...

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Re: GroovyMame and Linux ISO TODO List
« Reply #18 on: November 26, 2013, 08:12:13 am »
Although im using Windows for my cab, I want to ask for a feature that perhaps can be implemented in the future.

A screen test/patterns/color bars options, thats easily accessible, after boot or something. I have a laptop with an onboard ATI card, and would like to go check some monitors out sometime in the future. Being able to just plug the laptop, boot from a usb flash and test them, would make the cherrypicking process so much easier...

Unfortunately GroovyArcade is not an option for laptops, at least the way you suggest. For laptops, the VGA output is second device, and SDL can't resolve this yet. SDL 2.0 is supposed to fix this AFAIK.
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Re: GroovyMame and Linux ISO TODO List
« Reply #19 on: November 26, 2013, 09:03:45 am »
Although im using Windows for my cab, I want to ask for a feature that perhaps can be implemented in the future.

A screen test/patterns/color bars options, thats easily accessible, after boot or something. I have a laptop with an onboard ATI card, and would like to go check some monitors out sometime in the future. Being able to just plug the laptop, boot from a usb flash and test them, would make the cherrypicking process so much easier...

Unfortunately GroovyArcade is not an option for laptops, at least the way you suggest. For laptops, the VGA output is second device, and SDL can't resolve this yet. SDL 2.0 is supposed to fix this AFAIK.

Correct me if im wrong, but SDL is only needed for running MAME from what I know.

Some test patterns could be displayed from the command line, like they do those command line backgrounds and loading screens on many distributions, without the need for SDL. Or as a standalone app?

And since we are able to get the command line to run in 15khz, it seems possible?

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Re: GroovyMame and Linux ISO TODO List
« Reply #20 on: November 26, 2013, 10:44:33 am »
Some test patterns could be displayed from the command line, like they do those command line backgrounds and loading screens on many distributions, without the need for SDL. Or as a standalone app?

And since we are able to get the command line to run in 15khz, it seems possible?

Yes, I think you are right. However I'm a bit lost when it comes to Linux.
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