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MAME and Linux
« on: February 17, 2007, 03:03:42 pm »
Is there any current MAME port for Linux? Any good front ends? What linux is best for MAME?
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Re: MAME and Linux
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2007, 12:45:52 pm »
there is xmame, lincade,and i thinck advancemame live cd version. xmame is based on fedora core 6. i am hoping lincade would build for zenwalk. zenwalk is very simple to install and use, not resource hungry as major distros. it is based on slackware.

i tried advanceCD before and was disappointed. but that was before i had a good understanding about mame. it is a good mame distro, as long as "parent" roms are loaded.

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Re: MAME and Linux
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2007, 01:10:47 am »
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Re: MAME and Linux
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2007, 04:24:50 pm »
Lots of support for mame itself, but not so much in the fe department.  I'm thinking there's lemon launcher and two others (who's names escape me).  None of them are as feature rich as those on the windows side of things.

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Re: MAME and Linux
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2007, 04:44:23 pm »
FWIW, I've used AdvanceMAME under DOS (haven't tried the Linux version) and so far it's the best version of MAME I've tried. The killer feature is the ability to create your own video modes.
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Re: MAME and Linux
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2007, 08:26:37 am »
Your biggest issue is going to be hardware support...
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Re: MAME and Linux
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2007, 03:12:19 pm »
QMameCat, WahCade, and XMameGUI all are Linux frontends that support SDLMAME.  The Mamory ROM manager also supports both now.

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Re: MAME and Linux
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2007, 05:46:15 pm »
Your biggest issue is going to be hardware support...

Well... that's not really a fair statement. If you buy your hardware with Linux in mind, you're actually better off in the long run. The crutch is the latest video card support. The big three vendors make an effort to keep their Linux GPU drivers up to date, but they always seem to be just behind the curve by a generation.

I've been happier with the hardware that supports Linux than I have with the hardware (with the notable excption of bleeding edge video cards) that's only supported under Windows. I guess it's just me and the Hell I've gone through with those damn WinModems. I curse the people who came up with that brilliant ---smurfing--- idea.

  
 

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