More MAME

Success! Hooked up the Atari joystick to the Raspberry Pi, played a proper round of Galaga.   Making the adapter: Many classic joysticks used the commonly available DB9 connectors.  The joystick has a female DB9 so we need the male DB9.  Solder leads to all 9 pins of the male D9 connector.  You only really…

MAME notes

Getting SNES roms to play on PiMAME Do not upload files to main roms dir (/home/pi/roms).  Instead upload to the SNES emulator specific rom dir (/home/pi/emulators/pisnes/roms).   Obvious in retrospect, of course.  But all other functioning roms have worked in the main roms file.  SNES keyboard controls: ‘up arrow’       Up direction’down arrow’…

MAME time

Today was a day of experimenting with MAME on a Raspberry Pi.  Some things I learned: Emulators do not always default to HDMI output so either a) that needs to be modified in setup or b) you need composite out cables.  Adrian was sweet enough to drop by the Radioshack and pick up a composite…