Hyperspin from what I understand looks really cool, but I've yet to give it a full on test on my arcade cab. I'll be giving it a try this weekend for my fighter cab.
I've gotta ask about Hyperspin though...I've got only Fighters in my cab. About how long would it take me initially to set up Mame & Naomi and a couple of pc game to have all the themes, videos and whatnot?
For HyperSpin, if you have the emulator already working then getting it setup in HyperSpin isn't too difficult.
Setting up MAME is very straight forward and only takes a couple minutes to setup... the most difficult part of HyperSpin is the game lists. I will be honest and say that setting up HyperSpin is a little bit more involving than other front ends in the setup part as far as game lists go. Creating game lists is where HyperSpin lacks right now, but is something that Bill is working on.
If you only have fighters that game list shouldn't be difficult to create at all. Give me your game list and I'll create a custom HyperSpin database file to get you started with.
As far as themes go; we have themes already created for a lot of the fighting games already. I think most of the themes for the Street Fighter series is complete. I am sure we will get a couple SFIV themes once the game comes out. There might be a couple other fighters that we may not have themes for right now, but if you need something specific you can add it to our request list and someone will get it going. People are cranking out themes like crazy now... Over 300 themes and counting.
For a game that we don't have a theme for we can easily create a Default fighting theme. With a default theme; any game that does not have a game specific theme created for it will display using the Default theme when selected in HyperSpin.
Naomi support, I have Naomi running on my system via HyperSpin using the launcher that Brian_Hoffman created for GameEX (It's just an autohotkey script)... The only issue that I have with Naomi is that I cannot map my player 2 buttons in NullDC. Only player 1 seems to work in NullDC-Naomi. I have downloaded Makaron, but I can't seem to get it running at all to test in HyperSpin with.
One thing with HyperSpin though... You need a somewhat decent computer to run HyperSpin with. A dual core machine with 2gb ram is preferred. Slower machines can be used if you turn off the advanced background transitions.
Download HyperSpin and give it a try... If you need any help, join our forums and I'll help get you setup and running.