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An interesting pi theory.
« on: January 05, 2018, 12:27:08 am »
Read this article.

So in theory, you have a couple of mame cab's running RPis. But they're not running retropie. Instead they're automatically connecting and communicating with the windows (x86) server, running regular mame plus frontend?

That should work, yes? Since the x86 machine isn't doing multiple game processing, just serving the files into the local pi ram, and the RPis processor is handling the game?

I mean, I can't do it ATM, as id like to get my one cab done. But I could see expanding on that in the future.

What do you think?

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Re: An interesting pi theory.
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2018, 03:15:31 am »
You've got some things wrong. This is about pxe booting and serving files over tftp. The arm devices are in fact running their own os, only w/o a disk attached. It is something that has existed for years and I've used it a bit in a linux production environment and at home. In fact, mass windows deployments for example are mostly done with pxe booting and serving wim boot images over tftp. Some tc's work using the same principles but for an arcade hobby? It is cool to set a thing like this up though... (but not with pre-chewed software, you'll never understand how it works if you don't do it yourself)
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