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Help - How to put MAME with scan lines


By hassanchop

2 years ago



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#1 2 years ago

(I don't know nothing about pc Windows or MAME)
I bought a MAME arcade cabinet with all installed. It has MAME running on Mala running on a pc.
I tried to find the option to put scan lines but it seems it isn't available. Can someone help me out on how to do it?
I think the arcade games don't look so good on the lcd.

I want this effect:
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#2 2 years ago

I have one of these, works a treat!

http://arcadeforge.net/SLG3000/Scanline-Generator-SLG3000::12.html

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#3 2 years ago

Is there anyway I can do this with software? I know nothing about VGA or PCs or mounting something like this

#4 2 years ago

Which version of MAME are you using? In general you need to edit the MAME.INI file and enable HLSL (or which ever method of post processing you desire).

http://docs.mamedev.org/advanced/hlsl.html

Also, you might try look/posting here:

http://www.mameworld.info/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php?Cat=
or
http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/

#5 2 years ago

I was trying not to have to go to another forum.
I asked here because I thought there might be a easier way to do this without having to know about code. I guess what I want is too hard so I will keep playing without scan lines

#6 2 years ago

You don't have to know how to code. You just need to modify the config file (INI file). I can't give you an answer because I don't know what version are you using?

Check the first link I posted:
http://docs.mamedev.org/advanced/hlsl.html

It tells you what you need to change/set assuming you are using the latest version:
video d3d
filter 0
hlsl_enable 1

#7 2 years ago

Ok will try it this weekend and let you know

thnks

1 month later
#8 2 years ago

...one month later.
Bought a scanline generator after all. Easy install solution and it works great!
Thanks guys! I didn't even know about this easy way.

Now the games look amazing. So cool that just a little detail can change so much on the gaming experience.

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