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Mame Outputs and Arduino
« on: March 01, 2019, 04:59:30 am »
Hi all,
This post/software only concerns DIY(free) enthusiasts people.
A (very) little knowledge is needing about arduino programmation and hardware

It's a little utility for Mame : Simple Use of Mame Output.
Warning this project is only at early alpha stage and it was originally not intended to be shared, just for my personnal test/use but could be useful for some of you (or not)

This little program will allow you to retrieve the Mame outputs or Supermodel outputs such as lamp, led, digits states. Datas that you can processed on an arduino (or other hardware with serial com port) to switch on/off toys on your own system (ie : blinking start button, view buttons like in real arcade cabinet....). It's really easy to make your own arduino sketch for that (read the readme)
I add also the possibility to use motor datas with your wheel or rumble pad. However not really usefull because a few games have these sort of outputs in Mame. Furthermore, it's my own interpretation of the datas : raw datas converted to directinput, it doesn't reflect real effects

given as is, use it at your own risk ;)
tested under win 7 with arduino, g27 and xbox360 pad
no ideas if it works with other hardware

happy DIY