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Author Topic: 3 Cabs to Finish - Best MAME Frontend and Backend Combo to Avoid Headaches  (Read 818 times)

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csnow

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I have to finish three cabs that are now ready for their PC and software (8-way vertical, horizontal, and vertical trackbal/spinner) .  All three will be using CRT w/IPAC , ArcadeVGA, Windows 10, SSD, on a i5 based motherboard.  I am looking for the best front-end and back-end MAME solution to go with.  I know many here have tried various combos, so I was hoping someone could point me in the right direction.  I don't need the bells and whistles of hyperspin, but I would also like something a bit better than what my ArcadeSD provides in my current 4-way vertical. Ease of use, correct mapping, and duplication are my biggest concerns.  I would like to standardize the setup on all machines and simply swap the roms based on the cabinet type (if possible).  I am a network engineer, so I do have PC/software skill sets, but I don't want to spend hours tweaking if I can avoid it. 
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Re: 3 Cabs to Finish - Best MAME Frontend and Backend Combo to Avoid Headaches
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2018, 09:13:49 pm »
I guess no one has any suggestions.....I will go it alone then.

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Re: 3 Cabs to Finish - Best MAME Frontend and Backend Combo to Avoid Headaches
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2018, 03:52:41 pm »
Heh... my suggestion would be to find a new hobby.  Unfortunately with the current state of mame and the fact that front-ends are a pain in the butt for special use cabs like that you'll be putting a lot of work in any way you go about it.  Probably your best bet is to find a cabinet build with similar goals and PM the creator to see what they used. 

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Re: 3 Cabs to Finish - Best MAME Frontend and Backend Combo to Avoid Headaches
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2018, 04:23:56 am »
As howard said these things are gana take time whatever you do.

Suck it up and dig in ;)

Took me nearly a month to re configure my main cab last time I updated it!

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Re: 3 Cabs to Finish - Best MAME Frontend and Backend Combo to Avoid Headaches
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2018, 10:38:11 pm »
Thanks, I will just go with Launchbox and dig in from there.

  
 

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