33 thoughts on “MAME Arcade Game Fun With A Raspberry Pi

    1. Hi Michael,

      I don’t have my Pi set-up right now to time it but it’s is not instantaneous or quick, maybe upto minute or so. Raspian the Linux o/s takes a while to boot even without a GUI. That ROM running in the emulator would also greatly vary the emulator launch time. Basic early 1980s games such as Space Invaders would be much quicker than more complex 2000s titles such as Metal Slug. You can also overclock the Pi so that would improve things as would the quality of the SD card used.

      This thread talks about a headless boot times in more detail.

  1. nice article! thanks for sharing,But I had a problem about this:
    “If the Pi is connected to a HDMI TV or monitor add the following to your settings.
    device_video_clock 5 – 50 / 15.62 / 50 ; 5 – 50 / 15.73 / 60

    For Pi’s using a HDMI to VGA converter this setting worked well for me.
    device_video_clock 5 – 50 / 15.75 / 50

    because I use HDMI from pi to DVI socket monitor, how I setting this config? Hopes your reply!

    1. Hi Michael the config menu included with Raspbian OS is very similar to the one included with Moebius. It is intentionally designed to be limited as to not overwhelm users. If you need more configurations you best use a text editor and attack the Raspbian configuration files.

  2. So everything was working good until I tried to go straight to the MAME on boot. I may have made an error when writing the code for this. I don’t know what else it could be. Now when I try to boot I can’t do anything. How can I check the code I modified for boot and see if that is the problem? It stops in the boot process after it displays my IP address. Any suggestions? Or am I going to have to redo everything?

    1. Hi Justin sorry for the slow reply. I suggest creating your MAME setup on a clean install of Moebius and try again. Unfortunately you gave no details of your errors so I can not really help you troubleshoot.

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