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tool:mame_cabinet [2013/11/21 21:53]
jarrett created
tool:mame_cabinet [2013/11/29 18:18] (current)
nein
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 The MAME machine is up and running in the new space. ​ The bones are from a 4 player Blitz 99 game.  The original monitor has been replaced with a flat screen. ​ Originally at the old space, we had a PC running MAME.  This has been replaced by a raspberry Pi that runs Advanced MAME.  The RPi O/S is piMAME build (I believe based on Raspbian) from [[http://​blog.sheasilverman.com/​|Shea Silverman'​s blog]]. ​ In the old space, the buttons were set up with Player 1 and 2 controls running to a [[http://​ultimarc.com/​jpac.html|Jpac]],​ and Player 3 and 4 controls running to an [[http://​ultimarc.com/​ipac1.html|Ipac 2]].  The two 'pacs were then daisy chained together. ​ The new configuration replaces the Ipac 2 and the Jpac with an Ipac 4.  This means the Jamma harness has been removed, but it's a much cleaner build overall. ​ The Ipac 4 is plugged into the RPi via USB.  The RPi recognizes it as a keyboard. ​ However, I've noticed that if another keyboard is connected, the RPi appears to stop responding to the controls. ​ The audio comes from the headphones jack in the RPi and runs into a small amp, which is wired to the speakers in the marquee.  ​ The MAME machine is up and running in the new space. ​ The bones are from a 4 player Blitz 99 game.  The original monitor has been replaced with a flat screen. ​ Originally at the old space, we had a PC running MAME.  This has been replaced by a raspberry Pi that runs Advanced MAME.  The RPi O/S is piMAME build (I believe based on Raspbian) from [[http://​blog.sheasilverman.com/​|Shea Silverman'​s blog]]. ​ In the old space, the buttons were set up with Player 1 and 2 controls running to a [[http://​ultimarc.com/​jpac.html|Jpac]],​ and Player 3 and 4 controls running to an [[http://​ultimarc.com/​ipac1.html|Ipac 2]].  The two 'pacs were then daisy chained together. ​ The new configuration replaces the Ipac 2 and the Jpac with an Ipac 4.  This means the Jamma harness has been removed, but it's a much cleaner build overall. ​ The Ipac 4 is plugged into the RPi via USB.  The RPi recognizes it as a keyboard. ​ However, I've noticed that if another keyboard is connected, the RPi appears to stop responding to the controls. ​ The audio comes from the headphones jack in the RPi and runs into a small amp, which is wired to the speakers in the marquee.  ​
  
-The MAME cabinet is not online.  ​Please ​feel free to hack it!+The MAME cabinet is not online.  ​The RPi that it runs off appears to have a faulty USB port.  A new one should be swapped in.  Regardless of whether it's running or not, please ​feel free to hack it!
  
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 | Wiki entry created | Nov 20, 2013 | Thomas L. | | Wiki entry created | Nov 20, 2013 | Thomas L. |
 +| SD card reflashed with good ISO. | Nov 21, 2013? | Tyson H. |
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