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GroovyMAME setup flowchart or wiki
« on: July 23, 2012, 04:20:13 pm »
A lot of the same questions keep getting posted here again and again and they're hard to find by searching alone.

I think it might be useful to create a "setting up GroovyMAME" flowchart.  If not a flowchart, maybe a wiki that has pages for various popular combinations of video cards and monitors though the number of combinations might be prohibitive.  That's why I suggested a flowchart format.

Are there any open-source flowcharting programs on the market like MS Visio?

Some of the setup variables:

Video cards:  ATI pre-2xxx,  ATI 2xxx to 4xxx, ArcadeVGA 3000, other
Drivers: CRT_EmuDriver, stock + soft15KHz, stock drivers
Monitors: low res 15KHz, dual res 15K/25KHz, tri-sync 15/25/31KHz, VGA, PC monitor, TV, LCD

Even within monitor classes, there's variations that require custom modeline setups per monitor model.

Also, we really need a donation link for Calamity.  He's the hardest working man in show business and he needs to get paid for his time. :)
Hantarex Polo 15KHz
Sapphire Radeon HD 7750 2GB (GCN)
GroovyMAME 0.197.017h_d3d9ex
CRT Emudriver & CRT Tools 2.0 beta 13 (Crimson 16.2.1 for GCN cards)
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Re: GroovyMAME setup flowchart or wiki
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2012, 03:03:54 pm »
Hi krick,

You are absolutely right, there's an urgent need for a wiki. Hopefully we can start with that within some weeks. I'd just like to achieve a somewhat 'final' release of the Switchres patch before writting stuff, so it doesn't need to be rewritten substantially.

Not what you asked, but here is a diagram I made that was lost in the forum's depths, and may help clarifying how this works.

I'm interested too in some free software for flowcharting.

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: GroovyMAME setup flowchart or wiki
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2012, 02:18:15 am »
Try dia,  Has always done the trick for me.