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Author Topic: Anyone Running a GroovyMAME setup on a Versus City?  (Read 495 times)

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Anyone Running a GroovyMAME setup on a Versus City?
« on: September 09, 2018, 09:24:24 pm »
Curious if anyone is running a GM setup on a Versus City cabinet. I have one and am considering a build for it, but am not sure what the best methods for interfacing etc would be, and am curious what others (if any are out there) are running. Any pointers is appreciated. Thanks

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Re: Anyone Running a GroovyMAME setup on a Versus City?
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2018, 04:16:47 am »
Astro City here
PC through a JPac etc, it's the way most people do it

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Re: Anyone Running a GroovyMAME setup on a Versus City?
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2018, 08:24:20 am »
Thanks. I wasn't sure if the JPAC was way to go or not but given its Jamma that is likely the most reversible way to go?

Is the video output on the JPAC the way to go or do you recommend a 15khz capable video card?

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Re: Anyone Running a GroovyMAME setup on a Versus City?
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2018, 10:16:11 pm »
Does your cabinet have a 15KHz monitor?

The JPAC doesn't do any signal transcoding so if you need a 15KHz signal, then you'll need a 15KHz capable video card and CRT Emudriver.

The recommended config these days is a Radeon HD 5000 or higher with CRT Emudriver 2.0.

Windows 7 64-bit seems to have the least problems with a GroovyMAME set up, as far as operating systems go.
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Re: Anyone Running a GroovyMAME setup on a Versus City?
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2018, 01:58:21 am »
Thanks. I wasn't sure if the JPAC was way to go or not but given its Jamma that is likely the most reversible way to go?

Is the video output on the JPAC the way to go or do you recommend a 15khz capable video card?

To be clear, You need both the JPAC and the appropriate video card running 15khz by CRT-emudriver (or some other means).

Even after you get 15khz output from your video card, you will want video signal amplification for an arcade monitor. Why? Because arcade monitors expect stronger RGB signals than computer monitors and TVs, the signal strength will be relatively weak. You'll probably still get a picture on your arcade monitor without a video amp, but it will be faint.

The JPAC is a very popular choice as it plugs directly into JAMMA and acts as both a video amp AND a keyboard/controller interface between your PC and the arcade monitor. 98% of the time you will need both video amp and keyboard interface for MAME anyway. You can buy these components separately but this makes little sense as JPAC is designed for this purpose, is very simple to install and relatively cheap. In most cases you can just plug it in and it works.
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