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Jonny G

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Love Groovy MAME!
« on: March 27, 2012, 03:55:36 pm »
Well Groovy MAME was the best find I ever had in the whole of today!

Been getting the usual tearing and sound sync issues with standard MAME on my cab, but just installed Groovy and tested a few different game types and it looks to have nailed every one. GM 145u4 seems to run fine on my Hantarex MTC9000 with the default monitor config and Arcade VGA 9250 (good because I was really unsure how to set up a custom one).

However I am fond of tinkering with stuff so I'm just going to go through the steps I did. Would anyone be so kind as to tell me if I've done everything correctly and maybe inform me if there's any other little tweaks I could make? (Maybe with .ini file settings or command line)

1) Uninstalled all ATI drivers from system. (prev installed from Ultimarc CD)
2) Rebooted and installed Calamity's custom drivers.
3) Set desktop res to 640x480 60hz using QuickRes
4) Deleted contents of MAME's "INI" folder
5) Deleted original "MAME.INI" file
6) ran "MAME -CC" to create new "MAME.INI" and made a few edits to suit my cab. (Posted below)

Am I missing anything?

Thanks to Calamity for this awesome build!

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# CORE CONFIGURATION OPTIONS
#
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#
# CORE SEARCH PATH OPTIONS
#
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#
# CORE OUTPUT DIRECTORY OPTIONS
#
cfg_directory             cfg
nvram_directory           nvram
memcard_directory         memcard
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state_directory           sta
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diff_directory            diff
comment_directory         comments

#
# CORE OUTPUT DIRECTORY OPTIONS
#
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#
# CORE STATE/PLAYBACK OPTIONS
#
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#
# CORE PERFORMANCE OPTIONS
#
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ror                       0
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autorol                   0
flipx                     0
flipy                     0

#
# CORE ARTWORK OPTIONS
#
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use_backdrops             0
use_overlays              0
use_bezels                0
use_cpanels               0
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#
# CORE SCREEN OPTIONS
#
brightness                1.0
contrast                  1.0
gamma                     1.0
pause_brightness          0.65
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#
# CORE VECTOR OPTIONS
#
antialias                 1
beam                      1.0
flicker                   0

#
# CORE SOUND OPTIONS
#
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samplerate                48000
samples                   1
volume                    0

#
# CORE INPUT OPTIONS
#
coin_lockout              1
ctrlr                     
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lightgun                  1
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steadykey                 0
offscreen_reload          1
joystick_map              auto
joystick_deadzone         0.3
joystick_saturation       0.85
natural                   0
joystick_contradictory    0
coin_impulse              0

#
# CORE INPUT AUTOMATIC ENABLE OPTIONS
#
paddle_device             keyboard
adstick_device            keyboard
pedal_device              keyboard
dial_device               keyboard
trackball_device          keyboard
lightgun_device           keyboard
positional_device         keyboard
mouse_device              mouse

#
# CORE DEBUGGING OPTIONS
#
log                       0
verbose                   0
update_in_pause           0
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debugscript               
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#
# CORE MISC OPTIONS
#
bios                     
cheat                     1
skip_gameinfo             1
uifont                    default
ramsize                   
confirm_quit              0

#
# CORE MKChamp OPTIONS
#
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disable_nagscreen_patch   0
disable_loading_patch     0

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# CORE SWITCHRES OPTIONS
#
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monitor_specs6            auto
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magic_resolution          auto
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#
# WINDOWS DEBUGGING OPTIONS
#
oslog                     0
watchdog                  0
debugger_font             "Lucida Console"
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# WINDOWS PERFORMANCE OPTIONS
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# WINDOWS VIDEO OPTIONS
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# DIRECTDRAW-SPECIFIC OPTIONS
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# DIRECT3D-SPECIFIC OPTIONS
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radial_converge_y         0.0,0.0,0.0
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power                     1.0,1.0,1.0
floor                     0.0,0.0,0.0
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#
# PER-WINDOW VIDEO OPTIONS
#
screen                    auto
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view2                     auto
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aspect3                   auto
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view3                     auto

#
# FULL SCREEN OPTIONS
#
triplebuffer              0
switchres                 1
full_screen_brightness    1.0
full_screen_contrast      1.0
full_screen_gamma         1.0

#
# WINDOWS SOUND OPTIONS
#
audio_latency             2

#
# INPUT DEVICE OPTIONS
#
hide_cursor               1
dual_lightgun             0

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Re: Love Groovy MAME!
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2012, 06:13:54 am »
why don't you give ves's unofficial linux live-cd a bash - you might like it even better!

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Re: Love Groovy MAME!
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2012, 05:16:53 pm »
Everything is fine. If you're happy with it, keep those settings.

You may get better results for your monitor by selecting "monitor h9110" both in mame.ini and vmmaker.ini (you'll need to run vmmaker and reboot). These are the settings for the Hantarex MTC 9110.
Important note: posts reporting GM issues without a log will be IGNORED.
Steps to create a log:
 - From command line, run: groovymame.exe -v romname >romname.txt
 - Attach resulting romname.txt file to your post, instead or pasting it.

CRT Emudriver, VMMaker & Arcade OSD downloads, documentation and discussion:  Eiusdemmodi

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Re: Love Groovy MAME!
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2012, 06:37:18 am »
OK I've made the following changes...

MAME.INI
CORE SWITCHRES OPTIONS
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modeline                  1
monitor                   h9110

VMMAKER.INI
 2. MONITOR
; ----------

; Monitor Type. Valid types: D9800, D9400, D9200, EGA, VGA, MULTI, H9110, PAL, NTSC, GENERIC, CUSTOM

   MonitorType = "H9110"

Then run VMMaker where it imported the mame.xml then generated new modelines. Then rebooted. Do I need to do anything else at all other than that? What about the options to import the new modelines in the registry?

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Re: Love Groovy MAME!
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2012, 07:10:06 am »
Then run VMMaker where it imported the mame.xml then generated new modelines. Then rebooted. Do I need to do anything else at all other than that? What about the options to import the new modelines in the registry?

The UpdateRegistry option in vmmaker.ini must be enabled when you run VMMaker.

Apart from that, that's all.
Important note: posts reporting GM issues without a log will be IGNORED.
Steps to create a log:
 - From command line, run: groovymame.exe -v romname >romname.txt
 - Attach resulting romname.txt file to your post, instead or pasting it.

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Re: Love Groovy MAME!
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2012, 08:59:07 am »
does that mean pathing to the drivers location as well or is that completely different?

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Re: Love Groovy MAME!
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2012, 10:25:14 am »
Did it anyway, all seems to be cool and upgraded the PC in my cab just to be sure. Thanks for the help. I'll be back.