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keilmillerjr

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Raspberry-Pi-MAME-Setup-Guide
« on: January 12, 2019, 12:04:56 PM »
I used raspbian lite. Guide covers configuring the operating system, compiling attract-mode, MAME, advancedMAME, and auto booting to a binary. For those who want a slimmed down mame setup, this guide is for you. For those who want to boot directly into a single game to use the pi as a board replacement, this guide is also for you.

Guide is unfinished, but would be considered a „working" status. Will make edits to the readme on next day off. I am considering creating an image or possibly an installer script.

https://github.com/keilmillerjr/Raspberry-Pi-MAME-Setup-Guide

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Re: Raspberry-Pi-MAME-Setup-Guide
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2019, 06:27:10 PM »
Will this work on an old Pi 1?

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Re: Raspberry-Pi-MAME-Setup-Guide
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2019, 09:03:45 PM »
Will this work on an old Pi 1?

Yes. There is no built in WiFi on that model. You would have to use Ethernet or buy a WiFi dongle that is compatible.

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Re: Raspberry-Pi-MAME-Setup-Guide
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2019, 08:26:53 AM »
As FYI... I downloaded Rasberry Stretch Light and the password was actually

login: pi
password: raspberry


keilmillerjr

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Re: Raspberry-Pi-MAME-Setup-Guide
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2019, 12:34:17 PM »
As FYI... I downloaded Rasberry Stretch Light and the password was actually

login: pi
password: raspberry

Good catch! I’ll edit accordingly. Thank you.

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Re: Raspberry-Pi-MAME-Setup-Guide
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2019, 10:28:07 PM »
Nice write up Keil!
« Last Edit: January 13, 2019, 10:29:39 PM by progets »

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Re: Raspberry-Pi-MAME-Setup-Guide
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2019, 12:49:42 PM »
More questions.

- do I need both MAME and AdvMAME? (any reasons why you're showing both... or is it.. pick one or the other)

- any ideas on how to compile either for 'no-nag' or is that not necessary anymore with latest versions.

also ChoccyHobNob's site has been down for couple of days.. Hope it comes back up soon. Would like to see what's there so I dont have to compile. :)

« Last Edit: January 14, 2019, 01:18:06 PM by keithcorcoran »

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Re: Raspberry-Pi-MAME-Setup-Guide
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2019, 02:14:57 PM »
More questions.

- do I need both MAME and AdvMAME? (any reasons why you're showing both... or is it.. pick one or the other)

- any ideas on how to compile either for 'no-nag' or is that not necessary anymore with latest versions.

also ChoccyHobNob's site has been down for couple of days.. Hope it comes back up soon. Would like to see what's there so I dont have to compile. :)

Running official mame was a test. It did not yield fast enough results on my 3 b+ to make it a good option for gameplay. I recommend advanceMAME.

https://www.advancemame.it/doc-advmame#8.15.9
advmame.txt
misc_quiet yes | no

Any info pertaining to compiling was included in the guide I created. It was kind of scattered, and I wanted an easy step by step in case I corrupt my disk and have to start over. So I included a bunch of configuration stuff too.

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Re: Raspberry-Pi-MAME-Setup-Guide
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2019, 02:31:38 PM »
awesome, thanks for clarification.

this is my first project and limited in scope to an original Pi 1 and I'm only playing 3 low end games.

I'll just be happy to get the Pi running/booting into attract mode with my custom layout and those 3 mame games. :)

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Re: Raspberry-Pi-MAME-Setup-Guide
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2019, 03:18:26 PM »
This is great, thank you! I have a good part of my MAME set up but there are things listed in that tutorial I didn't know I could do or will be doing. I'll let ya know if I think of anything else for it.