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Mame
« on: December 01, 2012, 01:14:04 AM »
Finally got my Mame emulator app up and running. I was having problems a while back and decided to give it another shot. It works great if you find the right ROM. I found a site with a bunch of free ROMs. I used to love playing these games at the arcade when I was a kid. Defender ,Dig dug, Asteroids, Pac Man, Mr Do. etc..
If anyone is interested in the site for the ROMs let me know.
The emulator is free in GP. MAME4ALLNow I just need to find one of those little video game cabinets that will fit a Nexus.
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Re: Mame
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2012, 03:04:14 AM »
That's awesome.  I used to use MAME on my pc for all those games.  Glad to see it running on the Nexus 7.
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Re: Mame
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2012, 11:00:50 AM »
8 bit Atari games?

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Re: Mame
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2012, 12:02:12 PM »
Do you have to use the on screen controls? I remember seeing a huge usb arcade controller at Fry's. Make a nexus mount, maybe a fresnel lens. Wait, I've got an Atari in the attic! And a 75 baud modem! I wonder if my bulletin board subscription lapsed. Ymodem rules! Old people drool.

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Re: Mame
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2012, 05:04:43 PM »
Yeah Matt. On screen control isn't meant for these games. Unfortunately ,I don't have a joystick and one of those little arcade cabinets that are starting to come out for android looks incredible! If anyone has a way of getting a stick to work I would love to know how.
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Re: Mame
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2012, 05:06:12 PM »
Loocid, not sure of the bits. I think higher. They are the actual ROMs from the quarter arcade games back in the 80s.

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Re: Mame
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2012, 05:08:04 PM »
I installed like 50 games so far. Its funny cause the ROMs are abbreviated so you don't know exactly what you are getting sometimes . I start em up and am  like Damn! I spent a years allowance on that one!

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Re: Mame
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2012, 05:11:20 PM »
Moon Patrol, Zaxxon, all the Donkey Kongs , Gorf, Galaxians, Space Invaders, all the Pac man games and Ms of course. It's phenomenal. Video games and pinball were my escapes as a kid.

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Re: Mame
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2012, 06:02:59 PM »
You could build your own with an android tv device, a lcd monitor with hdmi, and...

Arcade controllers.

http://www.google.com/search?q=usb+arcade+joystick&hl=en&client=tablet-android-asus-nexus&tbo=u&rlz=1Y3NDUG_enUS503US503&tbm=isch&source=univ&sa=X&ei=ZJa6UOyVAumi2wW0jIDQCw&ved=0CFMQsAQ&biw=961&bih=553


If your going for a miniature, 4.2.1 added some gamepad hid support. You might need an app to remap the buttons, not sure which pads will work.

4.2.1 changelog.

https://android.googlesource.com/device/asus/grouper/+/android-4.2.1_r1

The bluetooth stack seems to have been changed from bluez to newer. But theres a problem with blue tooth and wifi at the same time. I hate using the usb, but I'll hunt down an adapter and try an old gamepad.


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Re: Mame
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2012, 06:08:17 PM »
That's the thing..so mqny clouds with WiFi and BT right now that I can't spend anymore time trying to get another project working. I just like having the ROMs and even as a novelty a way to play them handicapped on the Nexus.

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Re: Mame
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2012, 06:10:36 PM »
This would be a really cool project. A Mame cabinet for the Nexus 7 or 10. I was thinking of some sort of clip system that can spread to hold bigger or smaller devices.

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Re: Mame
« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2012, 06:12:18 PM »
Asteroids! Brings tears to my eyes. Those were the days.

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Re: Mame
« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2012, 11:10:38 PM »
I started with Pong. Remember Joust? My dad worked for TI and I got the early calculators, but my teachers still made me use a slide rule. I saw a slide rule app! I miss being young and invincible. These whippersnappers today with their boomboxes and their interweb have it too easy, I remember....


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Re: Mame
« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2012, 11:11:38 PM »
Pong was like getting my first car. Lol Love Joust. Have it on here!

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Re: Mame
« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2012, 11:15:32 PM »
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