MAME

  • A DIY Raspberry Pi Hack Lets You Build The Smallest Gaming Cabinet In The World

    A hacker called [Sprite_tm] AKA Jeroen Domburg built his own teeny, tiny Raspberry Pi-based MAME cabinet using some laser cut plexiglass, some custom controls, and a eeny, weenie 2.4-inch TFT display. The best part? The cabinet even has a small OLED marquee at the top that shows the current game in play. Read More

  • How to turn an old PowerBook into an arcade cabinet

    How to turn an old PowerBook into an arcade cabinet

    Oh my, this does look nice. Frederic Sebton has taken an old PowerBook and an IKEA side table (Ramvik is the model) and turned it into an arcade cabinet. Sebton has basically taken a PowerBook apart and mounted the screen and computer guts back-to-back, with the screen showing up through a hole cut in the top of the table. He then used a piece of black cardboard and a piece of glass as the… Read More

  • MAME cabinet enclosed in Ikea table

    MAME cabinet enclosed in Ikea table

    I’ll tinker with my X-Arcade once a week, but certainly not as much as I thought I would. I like playing Golden Tee, but setting it up on my TV is a pain. If only my coffee table had Pac Man readily available. Eric certainly knows what I’m talking about and his Ikea MAME table is fantastic. It plays Ms. Pac Man, but that’s besides the point. It’s even better because it… Read More

  • Gamerator full-sized MAME unit has built-in beer keg

    Gamerator full-sized MAME unit has built-in beer keg

    Maybe I should get one of those shady payday advances for this. “This” being the Gamerator, a full-sized MAME cabinet that just so happens to have a built-in refrigerator. And what else would you store in the refrigerator other than beer? Well, food, yeah, but that’s boring. There’s a small tap in the front whence beer flows into your might ROM chalice. I mention payday… Read More

  • X-Arcade Tankstick review

    X-Arcade Tankstick review

    There was a time in college that I wanted to buy a Golden Tee arcade machine because…well…it’s just about the coolest game ever. I also hated going to Clodfelters and paying up to $20 to play the damn thing when I was getting crunk. So my roommates and I had it all planned out. We were going to get one off of eBay and to recoup our costs we’d hold tournaments and leave it… Read More

  • MAME Devs Decrypt CPS III, Street Fighter III Playable Soon

    MAME Devs Decrypt CPS III, Street Fighter III Playable Soon

    The MAME guys cracked Capcom’s CPS III encryption about a week ago and have made a startling amount of progress since then. (In fact, I just grabbed a bunch of CPS III dumps from Usenet in preparation for the moment when a Mac OS X port is released.) CPS III was the hardware that all 600 versions of Street Fighter III ran on but wasn’t compatible with the MAME emulator until last week. Read More

  • Arcade In A Box Is Literally That

    This is not a controller. It is not a component for a MAME cabinet. It is a full-on gaming PC. Burn your PS3 pre-order form, the Arcade In A Box is here to stay. With a full compliment of audio and TV-outs, as well as traditional VGA, this might be the next PC we get. It’s made for gaming, not just in its spec sheet (2.88GHz proc, 512RAM, DVD, XP Home Edition, 128MB video, USB, so on), but… Read More