The new year is almost here, and In 2011 I’ve decided my first big project will be to once more build my own MAME based arcade gaming cabinet, but not as large as my first, four-player monster and pain-in-the-ass-to-move-with cab I designed and built for my 21st birthday, but hopefully just as cool.
I couldn’t make the video I’d planned in today (creative block), so I decided to start documenting the process of the MAME build, here I’m testing out the basic hardware and software setup I’ll be using in the final build, using a Dell mini 9, a Samsung 19-inch monitor and a cheap-o Logitech gamepad.
“MAME stands for Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator. When used in conjunction with images of the original arcade game’s ROM and disk data, MAME attempts to reproduce that game as faithfully as possible on a more modern general-purpose computer. MAME can currently emulate several thousand different classic arcade video games from the late 1970s through the modern era.”
If you’re curious about MAME you can check out the Official site of the development team here; http://mamedev.org/