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Re: Need AGP ArcadeVGA Card
12/31/10 05:12 AM

> Yeah, shame there's no guide to converting one of those ATi cards into a ArcadeVGA.
> It's not like it's gonna harm Ultimacrs bussiness now they discontiued them :P

There are actually some guides floating around on the Internet (Google is your friend) that show you how to dump the BIOS from an ArcadeVGA and modify it so you can flash it to a generic ATI card with the same video chip. The big problem is that the more different the cards are (i.e. memory type and quantity) the more you have to modify the BIOS and the more likely that it won't work.

I suggested a long time ago that Andy should really ONLY make a PCI version of the ArcadeVGA. That way, it will work with pretty much every computer made since 1995, including those nifty Mini-ITX motherboards that just have a single PCI expansion slot. Heck, even the absolute latest and greatest Intel Core motherboards still have at least ONE conventional PCI slot. And it's not like the ArcadeVGA card really needs a high-bandwidth bus for displaying MAME on an arcade monitor anyway.

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Subject Posted by Posted on
* Need AGP ArcadeVGA Card BobaG 11/14/10 11:34 PM
. * Re: Need AGP ArcadeVGA Card Naoki  11/15/10 05:14 AM
. * Re: Need AGP ArcadeVGA Card RocLobstaAdministrator  12/30/10 12:14 PM
. * Re: Need AGP ArcadeVGA Card Naoki  12/30/10 12:17 PM
. * Re: Need AGP ArcadeVGA Card krick  12/31/10 05:12 AM
. * combined response mogli  01/03/11 11:33 PM
. * Re: combined response krick  01/04/11 07:25 AM

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