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Started by leapinlew - Last post by Haze

All prices are ridiculous at the moment, they're simply not worth paying.

They need to come down to about 1/4 of what they are now, maybe even 1/8th.  For the most part people aren't even buying them, just listing them at stupid values.

It's one of many reasons we've stopped caring much about arcade boards; if people have undumped boards they want to see in MAME they can loan them out / donate them, or dump the ROMs, otherwise prices aren't worth paying.

My advice right now would simply be to not buy anything.  The bubble will burst, the current prices are delusional.  We're seeing PCBs we had to pay to have people take off our hands 15 years ago (because the offers wouldn't even cover shipping) being listed for $500-$1000

2   Main Forum / Re: multi Vector arcade pcbon Today at 05:31:53 pm

Started by mytymaus007 - Last post by bobbyb13

I have seen a Zektor setup for sale every now and again but it apparently is a real beast to get working- and requires some old hardware too.

Like Dave_K says, there is another project being developed to integrate a PC or RPi to a legit vector monitor but I don't know how far along it is.

I got a USB-DVG that I waited over a year for and haven't been able to even test it out because I don't have a vector monitor built yet.

Sadly there is some drama involved with the progenitor of that particular project now.

If you want to run a real vector monitor however I'm not sure if there are any other options yet.

A properly set up mame build even with a regular old raster crt actually looks remarkably good even though not absolutely authentic obviously.

Pulling off a proper vector build is quite detailed- and not inexpensive.

3   Main Forum / Re: multi Vector arcade pcbon Today at 03:20:31 pm

Started by mytymaus007 - Last post by Dave_K.

You could just use Mame and the Zektor ZVG pcb (over parellel port), to a real vector monitor.  Of course as bobby says, controls will limit how many actual game you could play in a single cabinet.  Example Zektor multi-cab build:

BTW: I never use Facebook, but believe there is a vector community on there that are working on an updated FPGA vector driver like the Zektor.

Started by thatpinballguy - Last post by thatpinballguy

Good day, I have a 2005 golden tee fore that I am trying to repair.  I am hoping to get some guidance to do this.  It is a green board.  It was working but the old owner had a power surge. 

This is what I have come up with so far:
The status 1 led is off. 
The status 2 is flashing
IDE led is flashing as well

I borrowed a working set to eliminate possibilities.  I was able to get the game to boot and show on screen with his board using my hard drive, my video card and my boot chip. 

When I reinstall my board, status 1 light is still off, no boot and nothing on screen.  There is a ticking sound through the speakers too.  I measured the voltage on the boot chip and I get 5.1v at the first and last pins.

I am not sure what my next step would be to work towards getting this board to boot.  Any suggestions would be appreciated?


Started by Substring - Last post by Substring

Doesn't adding it to .xinitrc cause conflict with the AM/GM rotation ?

Started by bobbyb13 - Last post by bobbyb13

Here’s what inquiring minds want to know - since you’re using a Jrok, are you going to incorporate the knocker for Qbert?

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk and left on because who the hell are you to tell me what to do?

Absolutely will!

Love that he incorporated that.
Need to buy me some parts and get that happening now that the machine is actually functional.

7   Main Forum / Re: multi Vector arcade pcbon Today at 12:47:50 pm

Started by mytymaus007 - Last post by bobbyb13

I bought one of those years back and figured I was going to build the ultimate upright multi-vector cabinet.

It is actually a reworked Game Elf box that runs rasterized versions of those games.

To me the image and play quality is not even as good as a regular old MAME setup.

Started by bobbyb13 - Last post by yotsuya

Here’s what inquiring minds want to know - since you’re using a Jrok, are you going to incorporate the knocker for Qbert?

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk and left on because who the hell are you to tell me what to do?

Started by bobbyb13 - Last post by Zebidee

I'll give the drywall stuff a go. It is water-based, easy to work/sand. I've already got some in fact, local brand "Acrylic filler for small cracks", so it should fill in any tiny gaps/cracks pretty easily. All I'm missing is a good squeegee.

The stuff is designed to be painted over with all kinds of paint, though a coat of primer recommended. The rule of thumb is oil over acrylic OK, acrylic over oil not OK.

A little story. I once rented a apartment where the owner had painted inside himself. He tended to use whatever pot was at hand, and painted acrylic house paint over old oil paint in the bathroom. With all the moisture, the acrylic paint simply came away with a wet sponge if you tried to clean the mold off (and it had lots of mold, rising damp in fact).

I moved out after six months (early as possible, end of my lease) and he tried to take money from my bond for the bathroom paint. I told him directly that you never paint acrylic over oil, and to give me my damn money!

Started by flybynight - Last post by flybynight

In fairness there is an absolute ton of incorrect info online about the settings. I'm only interested in CRT and have no clue about LCD or VRR LCD settings. Perhaps an updated FAQ on the top of this forum would be good?

something like:

For GroovyMAME best input lag results:

on CRT:
-Use the default mame.ini that comes with the GroovyMAME zip package.
-Enable Frame Delay via tab and select the highest number you computer allows without slow down.

on standard LCD:


For baseline MAME best input lag results: (will never be as good as GroovyMAME with Frame Delay)

Note: Baseline MAME doesn't come with a mame.ini file any more. You have generate it from MAME. Open MAME, open options, toggle a random setting and save the configuration to generate the default mame.ini file.  Then toggle the random setting back to the default and save again.

on CRT:
-Edit the default mame.ini and change
lowlatency 0 to lowlatency 1
(anything else??)

on standard LCD:


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