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Traso
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Re: extreme newbie help needed
05/23/16 11:16 PM


Goood.

Monitor: look up threads here on LCD versus CRT, that sort of thing. Or, you could simply by a decent LCD TV (not PC monitor), like this element 32" I have here for $150. (Later on, you can look into a 4k TV - higher resolution means better results when using shaders, see below - wherein you'll certainly need a high-end card.)

You want old-school display experience, use current MAME, and try out HLSL. When you're used to that, explore BGFX and shaders. Lots of threads recently on these things; also keep up with future threads.

See how your system performs. If you don't get full frame rate on the games you like most, look into a card. Buy the costliest you can afford.

Roms go in roms - unless you want them somewhere else. Learn how mame.ini works. Bios, same. This is all in the MAME docs.

I don't play Daytona.


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* extreme newbie help needed rushfanyyz 05/21/16 01:48 AM
. * Re: extreme newbie help needed rushfanyyz  05/22/16 08:22 AM
. * Re: extreme newbie help needed Traso  05/23/16 11:16 PM
. * Re: extreme newbie help needed krick  05/21/16 05:31 PM
. * Re: extreme newbie help needed rushfanyyz  05/21/16 11:13 PM
. * Look up computer hardware and how it works and all before THAT..... (nt) Traso  05/21/16 08:59 PM

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