Links to review:
- restoration --04:34, 11 December 2013 (EST)~
- basics --Felsir Felsir (talk) 07:09, 11 December 2013 (EST)
- Arcade_Cabinet Felsir (talk) 05:35, 12 December 2013 (EST)
- Driving_Controls Felsir (talk) 05:39, 17 December 2013 (EST)
- Lighting (currently only deals with marquee, should eventually include all lighting options and branch out to specialized pages) Felsir (talk) 10:17, 18 December 2013 (EST)
- MAME the page looks messy and outdated. Felsir (talk) 07:24, 9 January 2014 (EST)
- MAME Variants Added to go more in depth. Felsir (talk) 07:24, 9 January 2014 (EST)
The list of emulators is outdated/incomplete (new stuff has arrived since the old wiki!). Once the FAQ is done, I think the emulator section will be my top priority (as this is where I struggled the most when setting up my own cabinet).Felsir (talk) 07:44, 8 January 2014 (EST)
Topics to fix/review:
- Links to Table of Contents
This FAQ is pretty long to manually scroll back to the top for mobile users. Should we add a link at the end of each section to return to the Table of Contents? (Not sure how to format the link.) PL1 (talk) 05:44, 4 February 2014 (EST)
:''[[#top|Back to the top of this document]]''
Images to find/make/fix:
Types of Cabs (small)
Banner with Sketchup line drawing of each sub-type with human figure for scale.
What is JAMMA/JAMMA+?
Pic of 56-pin JAMMA connector.
Pic showing the lighting and switch wiring.
- Requested permission to use/edit the RGB wiring diagram at http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,137025.msg1413332.html#msg1413332 PL1 (talk) 06:35, 11 January 2014 (EST)
Screenshots of Command Line MAME and GUI MAME
To illustrate different variants of MAME.
Different build versions/variants of MAME
- MAME = factory original, most reliable
- NoNag/HighScore patch = putting on new rims or a spoiler
- Alternate builds = hotrods based on the factory original offering features not found on the original, but sometimes not as reliable
When you get parts (ROMs) for your car (MAME) you not only need to know the name of the part, you need to know the make/model/year -- a headlight for a 1972 Ford Mustang =/= headlight for a 2014 Ford Mustang.
As automotive technology improves year-to-year, several parts are improved, while others stay the same.
- I tried to include the analogy in the text but for some reason I struggle with the words :-( It might be an idea to write this in the MAME Variants wikipage? Felsir (talk) 05:49, 11 January 2014 (EST)
CPU performance chart
A topic that comes up a lot is "will my PC run (emulated) game X?". I was wondering if we could create some kind of scale. Something like a line with on one side names of milestone games, emulator names or "arcade games from year 2001". The other side of the line CPU, GFX card combos? Not sure if at all possible to create something like this with the myriad of combo's out there... It is probably too much for a FAQ, but the topic comes up a lot so it would be nice if it was possible to point to a dedicated wiki-chart for this kind of stuff. Felsir (talk) 05:05, 14 January 2014 (EST)
- Something along these lines User:Felsir/cpu-chart. I'll ask some reference points on the forum, let's see where this is heading. Felsir (talk) 05:35, 14 January 2014 (EST)
- Lots of threads on that topic. Maybe list various generations of processors (AMD+Intel) and the highest version of MAME that they will run at 100% for 1.)Classics 2.)Majority of games 3.)Toughest game of that MAME version. May want separate tables for MAME and other emulators. PL1 (talk) 05:50, 14 January 2014 (EST)