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Author Topic: Converting a golden tee fore cab to MAME. Help please.  (Read 555 times)

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Kilowoody

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Converting a golden tee fore cab to MAME. Help please.
« on: June 26, 2018, 02:01:41 pm »
I am new to this forum and i am planning on converting a golden tee cabinet i recently purchased and fixed to MAME. This is my first cabinet and i plan on re making the control panel with joysticks and buttons and using an iPac2 to connect it to a computer.

I also plan on making a simple vga to rgb wire harness and using soft 15k to lock my computer into 25khz (golden tee has a med resolution monitor inside)

Does this sound like a solid plan that would work, or should i look at other options. I really want to use a crt instead of an lcd screen and i dont have the money to go out and purchase a new 15khz monitor.

I have no experience with MAME or Hyperspin yet and I havenít purchased a computer but plan on playing the classic arcade games and consoles and some fighting games as well. What minimum specs should i be looking for to emulate these types of games smoothly?

Thank you guys for your help!  ;D

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Re: Converting a golden tee fore cab to MAME. Help please.
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2018, 10:27:37 am »
I also plan on making a simple vga to rgb wire harness and using soft 15k to lock my computer into 25khz (golden tee has a med resolution monitor inside)

25k doesn't play well resolution wise. They cannot display 15k games at native resolutions as the scan rate is too high (obviously 25>15). Not a lot of games used 25k... it was kind of a stop gap before VGA and 31k. So you just end up with 15k games looking cruddy...and a few 25k games looking good.

check to see if your monitor is switchable to down 15k. (often with just needing a plug moved from one connector to another.)

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Re: Converting a golden tee fore cab to MAME. Help please.
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2018, 02:22:11 pm »
My monitor is a WG k7500 Iím almost certain its not switchable. yeah i know i wont have native resolution, but hey its better than an lcd screen which is my only other option  ???

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Re: Converting a golden tee fore cab to MAME. Help please.
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2018, 06:49:25 pm »
You can probably trade it straight across with someone for a standard resolution 15K monitors. A lot of guys are still running those medium resolution games on location and want the monitors badly.
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