Which Frontend?

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  1. gtguru

    gtguru Member

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    Hi there, just after some feedback as to which frontend to use. Planning my first MAME build and new at all the emulator setups. I was planning to use this:

    TinyXP
    MAME Plus XT lite
    AdvanceMenu
    Instantsheller

    Any advice or help would be greatly appreciated

    Cheers.
     
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2010
  2. Namheul

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    Im using Mala and find it to be great.

    Running MAME, NES, SNES so far.
     
  3. snowman

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    I've been toying with Maximus Arcade. Seems quite nice, can swtch been many emulators, even windows media player & mp3 jukebox.

    Currently have my testbed switching between mame & wincab jukebox
     
  4. spondy

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    I'm using Hyperspin. Pretty gaudy and a massive resource hog, but I like it a lot.
     
  5. GooSE

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    I use TinyXP, MAMEUIFX and MAMEWAH. I have an arcade monitor so I use Soft-15khz and a few tweaks in my MAMEUIFX config.

    Gets the job done nicely.
     
  6. Haxman

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    I use hyperspin. looks great and works great from 15khz resolutions all the way up to 1920x1080 and beyond :p.
     
  7. elvis

    elvis Old school old fool

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    MAMEWah/WahCade for me. I don't like the bling/bloat of the others.
     
  8. flain

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    There is a massive hyperspin movie collection package thing out there that contains the movies for almost every game ever for various systems. It truely is an impressive feat for them to collect and organise so many movies for a frontend.
     
  9. breech

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    I wish 3darcade would get re-worked, so awesome but so difficult to setup.
    I have mucked around with maximus but will have to check out hyperspin next.
     
  10. azron

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    im going with a self stripped version of XP and MaLa as the frontend. Seems to work and is easy enough.
     
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    Been looking at the Hyperspin FE but it all looked too hard ATM.... Anyone have a basic walkthrough on which file I need to DL and how to configure???

    Thanks guys.:confused:
     
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    Guessin I'm too much of a numpty to ask for any help.... ??? I just wanna get these machines running....

    Please guys I'm a newb to this sh!t,.....:confused::confused::confused:
     
  13. Sledge

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    I use GameEx
    Easy to setup, and lots of features.
     
  14. 8MadDog8

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    Personally i would go with Maximus Arcade because its very easy to setup, but there are athers out there like that as well.

    Maybe have a go at a couple and then decide for yourself.
     
  15. Sn@Ke

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    I tested them all out and found I like hyperspin the most, it's got a lot of eye candy with animations and junk going on, only downside is you need to download the FLV's for each game to get the full effect and that costs money to gain access to
     
  16. brodequin

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    I have 20+gb of avi's and boxarts for the frontends if anyone needs im after other mame related stuff myself......... Dont want to destroy my net quota
     
  17. Sn@Ke

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    Which emu's do you have avi's for?... yeah I've been spacing out downloads to avoid breaking the cap
     
  18. Reaper

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    I'm currently using win7 pro 64bit with mameui 64bit, connected by hdmi to my 46" flat screen. Yea, my laptop. :)

    So yea, I just go the easy route, everyday OS as it is with one single MAME program. No mess, no stuffing around customising. :) I just enjoy playing my favorite shoot em ups. DonPachi looks freaking sweet.
     
  19. brodequin

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    snake the folders inside my "Pack" are as follows
    AAE - Another Arcade Emulator
    Atari - 2600
    Atari - 5200
    Atari - 7800
    Atari - Jaguar
    Atari - Jaguar CD
    Atari - Lynx
    BBC Micro
    Coleco - Colecovision
    Daphne
    Entex - Adventurevision
    MAME
    NEC - PCFX
    NeoGeo CD
    Panasonic - 3DO
    Sega - Game Gear
    Sega 32X
    Sega CD
    Sega Genesis
    Sega Master System
    Sega Model 2
    Sega Naomi
    Sega Saturn
    SNK - NeoGeo Pocket
    SNK - NeoGeo Pocket Color
    Turbo Duo CD
    Turbo Grafx 16
    Watara Supervision
    Zinc

    Note these are just videos and coverarts
     

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