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I've been messing around with MAME a bit lately, and was wondering if there was a specific video card or anything, in terms of getting the best video output from MAME. The way I understand it, is that the old Arcade machines had analog RGB monitors in them. Basically a 15Khz analog RGB video signal. Obviously, the output from a PC is dramatically different. I was wondering if anybody created a video card specifically for MAME to try to simulate the true analog RGB output. I'm not sure if that is even possible, but I figured with MAME, somebody has tried to get it to work.


Other than that, are there any other specific settings or anything that people recommend? I was thinking of hooking my MAME pc up to my projector, but my projector is a 16:9 High Def projector, and I'm sure I would like the look of it in 16:9. hmmm.
 

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Have you played with mame much? I recall it having "scanlines" output, etc. that most video cards seem to support?
 

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Check out the ArcadeVGA card at www.ultimarc.com


This is the best for hooking up a real arcade monitor. Used with their PC to Jamma card, it is a really easy conversion if you have a JAMMA cab.
 

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thanks cameron
 

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no problem. The mame scanlines output doesn't look that great to me. I do love how mame looks on a real arcade monitor though.


As with everything though, it is harder to do the setup etc. with these older standard resolution CRTs.
 

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I've been messing around with MAME a bit lately, and was wondering if there was a specific video card or anything, in terms of getting the best video output from MAME. The way I understand it, is that the old Arcade machines had analog RGB monitors in them. Basically a 15Khz analog RGB video signal. Obviously, the output from a PC is dramatically different. I was wondering if anybody created a video card specifically for MAME to try to simulate the true analog RGB output. I'm not sure if that is even possible, but I figured with MAME, somebody has tried to get it to work.


Other than that, are there any other specific settings or anything that people recommend? I was thinking of hooking my MAME pc up to my projector, but my projector is a 16:9 High Def projector, and I'm sure I would like the look of it in 16:9. hmmm.

What about this guy:
http://www.zektor.com/ZVG.html
 

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That ZVG is pretty awesome. The big trick is getting a Vector monitor to go with it.


If I ever run across a good big color vector monitor, I will totally be getting one of those.
 

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I want that badly after lookign at it
 

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I want one badly. Just need the monitor. If I could find a good big one for the right price, I would go for it.
 

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I have a 25" cga monitor, but have know idea how to hook it up to my pc video card. What kind of adapter do I need? The monitor cable at doesn't look like anything I could hook up to my video card.


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Go to the monitor section at www.arcadecontrols.com

They can help you there with pinouts interfaces drivers etc.
 
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