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johnodon

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Ubuntu 18.04 x64...mame or lr-mame?
« on: May 03, 2019, 02:45:53 PM »
Hey guys.

I have successfully compiled AM, MAME and Retroarch on Ubuntu 18.04 x64 Minimal.  There is no dedicated desktop environment and the system runs entirely in X.  I'll post a how-to for anyone interested in doing something similar.

Anyway, my question is kinda rudimentary...

My bartop will be dedicated to running ONLY arcade games.  If you had a choice, would you prefer mame or lr-mame?  Does one offer any benefit over the other?

BTW...I don't care about any extra functionality (like netplay) other than hi-scores.

TIA for an feedback!

John

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Re: Ubuntu 18.04 x64...mame or lr-mame?
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2019, 03:36:45 PM »
Mame. Can stay up to date, and add patches. Im not sure what the thing about lr is. You dont need x. Mame uses sdl.

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Re: Ubuntu 18.04 x64...mame or lr-mame?
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2019, 05:08:24 PM »
You dont need x. Mame uses sdl.

But what about AM?  How would you launch that without X if there is no DE?

John