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Looking for MAME Tech


By Lefman

2 years ago



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#1 2 years ago

Hello, well falls coming and it's time to get my MAME cabinet running right. Here's what I'm looking to do-send my CP and computer to someone to have them do all the tweaking to it. I have everything needed. It does work but I've not gotten track ball and spinner to work. Plus a few other minor things. All the parts are from Ultimarc-joystick, spinner, ipac, etc. I'm not, at this point looking to do it myself!! I will definately pay you fairly for your time and pay all shipping!! Text or email is good..Tx! Greg
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#2 2 years ago

Getting the Trackball and spinner working should be fairly easy. Make sure their enabled in the config file and set them up as controls through the tab menu.

Shipping to Canada would be ridiculous so I don't think that it would be feasible to send it to me. But I'll try to walk you through it if you do decide to tackle the project.

#3 2 years ago
Quoted from Luckydogg420:

Getting the Trackball and spinner working should be fairly easy. Make sure their enabled in the config file and set them up as controls through the tab menu.
Shipping to Canada would be ridiculous so I don't think that it would be feasible to send it to me. But I'll try to walk you through it if you do decide to tackle the project.

Tx LD, but right now, I'd rather have it done by someone with know how. Back in march, I was emailing with Andy from Ulimarc everyday but we just couldn't get it going. Then I got busy and now I have no interest in messing with it!! I'd rather it all be set up correctly. I'm also not opposed to shipping it up there, provided you were serious!!! I just want it done...

#4 2 years ago

You could upload a working mame without the Roms to dropbox. Just need the version of mame you are using and the windows version you have.

#5 2 years ago
Quoted from erak:

You could upload a working mame without the Roms to dropbox. Just need the version of mame you are using and the windows version you have.

Not sure what this means, but I want to send the control panel as well so the tech has all the parts needed to get this going right!

#6 2 years ago

OP

Slow down

Figure this out. It's easy.

MAME arcades are never done & they always need some attention from time to time.

If you don't learn how to do this now you're F'd when the inevitable occurs. These things are waaaaay easier than pins.

I was offered a free mame by a friend who was moving away. I asked if I could give it to my cousin & my pal agreed... worst mistake of my life. My cousin won't leave me the fuck alone when a tiny problem happens. So his reward is to wait 3-12 months for a simple repair like remapping the USB controls or etc.

#7 2 years ago
Quoted from PW79:

OP
Slow down
Figure this out. It's easy.
MAME arcades are never done & they always need some attention from time to time.
If you don't learn how to do this now you're F'd when the inevitable occurs. These things are waaaaay easier than pins.

Tx but I messed with this for many hours back in the spring. As I stated, I want someone to get it properly setup, I can troubleshoot if/when something happens. I DO NOT want to mess with it at this point! (And sorry, I don't believe it's easy when it's something not in your wheelhouse..It's like a heart surgeon saying a surgery is easy--it may be to HIM!!)

#8 2 years ago

In that case you should buy one NIB from a vendor IMO

Sorry if I sounded harsh. It's not you I'm mad at... its my cousin lol

#9 2 years ago

I know it sounds crazy but put out a craigslist ad.

I had a nice Mame but was clueless on how to access all that it could do. I put out a craigslist ad and a great guy local to me responded who has been a huge help in helping me pimp out my mame. He has been involved with mames as a hobby on the side and has recently branched out and started his own business making table top two player MAME plug and play kits.

We upgraded my computer, sound card, graphics card, hooked up a 3 TB external hard drive, the newest version of Hyperspin, led buttons, configured usb controllers for each console system and a ton more.

He and I have become good friends. My wife and others think I was crazy to put out the ad but it was a great decision. He has taught me a bunch.

Good luck man

#10 2 years ago
Quoted from PW79:

MAME arcades are never done & they always need some attention from time to time.

Mine is going on 6 years and needs nothing...

#11 2 years ago
Quoted from Syco54645:

Mine is going on 6 years and needs nothing...

You're an exception

#12 2 years ago
Quoted from PW79:

You're an exception

Not really. Haven't had any issues with mine in the over 4 years it's been done.

#13 2 years ago

I guess the 3 @ CP, mine, my cousins, a guy I work with & a half dozen others I know of are all isolated incidents.

Just you all wait lol

#14 2 years ago

Not saying shit will never happen, but it's not too hard to build a near bullet proof mame rig...

#15 2 years ago

We are constantly improving mine as well.

New updates seem to come out for different systems and I keep thinking of things to add to mine like led joysticks and a different color trackball. Sometimes it felt like we'd take two steps forward and one step back improving things but recently everything is set up great and runs perfect.

We are installing the Wii system soon.

#16 2 years ago
Quoted from Grinder901:

We are installing the Wii system soon.

That's not MAME.

#17 2 years ago
Quoted from nephasth:

That's not MAME.

Oh see, that's my ignorance. I thought emulators of games/consoles/systems still fell under the realm of MAME

#18 2 years ago

M.A.M.E. - Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator.
Most console emulators fall into the MESS category.

#19 2 years ago

Gotcha, thank you

#20 2 years ago
Quoted from PW79:

In that case you should buy one NIB from a vendor IMO
Sorry if I sounded harsh. It's not you I'm mad at... its my cousin lol

No I hear you, I just want it set up proper to start, then I can handle/learn any hiccups...And I have been pretty involved in this, I completely built this cab this past winter.. Wired the entire CP, just got busy and tired of goofing with it. Unlike your cuz-I've got repair cash! LOL

Quoted from Grinder901:

I know it sounds crazy but put out a craigslist ad.
I had a nice Mame but was clueless on how to access all that it could do. I put out a craigslist ad and a great guy local to me responded who has been a huge help in helping me pimp out my mame. He has been involved with mames as a hobby on the side and has recently branched out and started his own business making table top two player MAME plug and play kits.
We upgraded my computer, sound card, graphics card, hooked up a 3 TB external hard drive, the newest version of Hyperspin, led buttons, configured usb controllers for each console system and a ton more.
He and I have become good friends. My wife and others think I was crazy to put out the ad but it was a great decision. He has taught me a bunch.
Good luck man

Any chance I can get his contact info? I can ship it to him.. Not many choices way up here! Tx!

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#21 2 years ago

Sure I'll PM you

#22 2 years ago

Tx a ton! I've talked to him and he is going to take care of this for me! I AM STOKED!!!

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