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Offline VictorLazarus

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Good, cheap MAME machine?
« on: September 26, 2017, 00:00:03 AM »
Hi guys,

I'm wanting to get a MAME machine, like a desktop arcade if some little box I can plug into a TV and use a controller / fight stick with. But I don't want to break the bank. (And I don't know much about these things so I thought here would be a good place to enquire)

I've used MANE on the PC, but I found the experience lacking, and I don't like having to set up the controls. I'd like something that turns on like a console, with no fuss, and in an ideal world had HDMI out so I could stream / record it.

Any recommendations / advice appreciated. Thanks!

MVL.

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Re: Good, cheap MAME machine?
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2017, 02:05:08 AM »
I have a modded original Xbox that I use for MAME and it works great. You can buy it already modded like I did but I know they're starting to get a little expensive. Not sure how hard it is to do yourself. It only has Component out but otherwise sounds like what you're looking for.

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Re: Good, cheap MAME machine?
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2017, 08:10:56 AM »
I use a nvidia shield tv, little box sits under my tv with 2 proper joypads, though like any version of Mame takes a little to setup, Mame is still one of the hardest emus to setup and get the correct rom sets for, but if u used it on the pc then u should know what to do, you can then use a front end like gamesome or nostalgia to get boxart and load from those.
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Re: Good, cheap MAME machine?
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2017, 19:25:51 PM »
Some good ideas. I'm not opposed to setting up the MAME myself, or modding. A front interface to quick load would be ideal, soMill check out some of those.

MVL.