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Very basic frontend needed- care to give me your opinion?
« on: January 24, 2023, 08:19:11 pm »
Hey now!  It's been a long time since I've posted, and wanted to first say hi again.  Nice to see some of the old crew still here kicking it around, and so many new peeps!

So I'm looking for a SUPER plain basic frontend for MAME (running on WinXP).  Just wanting to boot into a list of games that can be selected via joystick and button.  No mascots, no crazy graphics, no wheels, no video previews, no snaps.  Just a plain-ass black screen with white or yellow text (or something) that I can select up to maybe...ten games from.  I've been reading a lot about this over the last week, but just can't seem to find the right thing.  This photo is an example of what I am looking for- just plain Jane, pick a game from this plain ol' list.  Is there a frontend you guys suggest that can handle this?  Any help appreciated!

( I know this pic is of a PC10 cart- I'm just using it as a reference.)

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Re: Very basic frontend needed- care to give me your opinion?
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2023, 10:52:49 pm »
You could use Mala. It has bells and whistles options, but if you don't install any snaps and remove the default background pic, it will look something like what you are after. It's not too CPU hungry.


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Re: Very basic frontend needed- care to give me your opinion?
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Re: Very basic frontend needed- care to give me your opinion?
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2023, 10:27:21 am »
I appreciate your messages, I will have a look at these today!

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Re: Very basic frontend needed- care to give me your opinion?
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2023, 07:54:00 pm »
MaLa is where it's at!  I think I'll use this for this basic little project.  Thanks a million!

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Re: Very basic frontend needed- care to give me your opinion?
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2023, 01:47:23 am »
No worries. Looking forward to seeing you R project 🙂


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