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Arcade Monitor with BBB or other Dev Board
« on: May 25, 2015, 08:35:20 am »
Hello everybody,

about 10 years ago I played around with M.A.M.E. and a modified PC, till family planning and so on interrupted this great way of passing time.
Now my kids are bigger and nappy time is over, I will start again  :D

I like to keep my original arcade monitor (I like authentik look, with curved screen, whistle bright and rastered picture).
So is it possible to go with a BBB or another powerful Dev Board and a 15kHz arcade monitor?

Looking forward to helpful answers  :notworthy:

Regards

Andreas

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Re: Arcade Monitor with BBB or other Dev Board
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2015, 11:36:12 am »
Short: Yes, this is one way to go, but its not a Dev board.

Long: You could use a Raspberry Pi or another Dev board but you would need to get a second board to convert the signal to a RGB signil your arcad moniter can except (see eBay). A Raspberry Pi VGA adapter and a jPac should work but I have never tried it.

Are you asking the right question?: A cheep used PC running Groovy Mame may be a better option. I have never used a real arcade minister but Groovy mame is built for this task.

It comes down to what you want. If your ok running an older versions of Mame (.106 or earlier) a Raspberry pi may work. If you want the latest version of Mame a PC is the way to go. 

If you go the PC root this may be something to look into as well:

« Last Edit: May 26, 2015, 12:19:09 am by Locke141 »