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Re: Best OS for mame
07/31/11 06:01 AM

If you plan on using an arcade monitor, avoid Windows 7.

Windows 7 has some issues with resolution switching from interlaced to non-interlaced and vice versa. There's also a problem with the refresh rates for interlaced resolutions that causes vector games to run at 50% speed. I think this is related to using sync refresh and Windows reporting the wrong refresh rates.

I don't know for sure that Vista has the same issues, but the odds are very likely that it does.

I believe that the current best choice OS for a dedicated MAME cabinet using an arcade monitor is Windows XP x64.

If you're not using an arcade monitor, then Windows 7 x64 is probably the best choice.

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* Best OS for mame Divemaster 07/31/11 03:54 AM
. * Re: Best OS for mame krick  07/31/11 06:01 AM
. * Re: Best OS for mame Divemaster  07/31/11 08:08 AM
. * Re: Best OS for mame R. Belmont  08/01/11 07:56 PM
. * Wasn't someone working on a mame os? GatinhoModerator  08/09/11 05:28 PM
. * Re: Wasn't someone working on a mame os? R. Belmont  08/10/11 04:36 PM
. * Re: Best OS for mame DMala  07/31/11 04:03 AM
. * Re: Best OS for mame yoeddy  08/16/11 03:27 AM

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