ArcadeVGA is a video card that allows people to
drive a lower bandwidth signal than what is typically supported by modern PC monitors. One of the last PC monitors to support this lower (15Khz) signal was the NEC MultiSync3D which was popular with Amiga users at the time it came out. |+|
ArcadeVGA is a video cardthat allows people to a typically signal.
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Most modern PC's consider 31Khz or
640x480 to be a more common lowest common denominator for expected low resolution support for a PC monitor. Because of this, modern graphics cards typically disable this mode to prevent users from being concerned that the video card might not work at low resolutions ( in reality it would be the monitor, not the video card that wouldn't be working). |+|
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Revision as of 09:23, 19 March 2006
ArcadeVGA is a video card, that allows people to use a old arcade monitor, typically used a 15khz signal.
Most modern PC's monitors consider 31Khz or higher signal, wich given problems with using in a real arcade monitor. Modern video cards typically disable 15khz to prevent users from being used by the driver. This may get this pretty hard to get this to work on a Arcade monitor (even with Adcanced MAME).
With using this videocard it a lots easier to get a standard MAME and most other emulators to run on a arcade monitor.
While ArcadeVGA support about 20 lowbased resoulutions, some may not work on a arcade monitor. You can prevent MAME to using these resoulutions by disabling them with a tool (M.A.M.E. Resolution Tool).
By using Windows XP, you may want to see the desktop using a lower resoulution than 800x600. By doiung that, you can use Quickres Utility. This utility can select any resoulution, the videocard have.