- Dec 1, 2005
Sorry if this has been answered alot here, don't want to go throu all the pages but
how is the input lag. It's running off a emulator? What will be better jamma one or hdmi version for the Pandora 5 if you got both options to deal with. What pandora version is more perfect to get. Is it better then a mame raspberry pi.
I'm shocked it doesn't seem to have standard res video off the jamma edge, only VGA and HDMI.... someone needs to sell a nice all in one jamma-pi set up with a decent front end etc will see about this yellow CGA version, hope its good
You guys need to skip the pd and get into groovymame. I've bought as many different multis as I could find from pd, god of game, the bootleg pds, elf, whatever else just to test them all and every single one has had terrible emulation, games running the wrong speed, screen tearing, bad or missing sounds, etc. Every single one. Have not bought the pb5 yet, and I will, but I have very little faith that it will be any different. After I'm done thoroughly testing them I usually put them in a cab and sell them to recoup the money for my actual emulation systems. Groovymame will require more work to setup but if you are into arcade games at all the quality of emulation is substantially higher.
I picked up an ArPiCade (that Raspberry Pi to Jamma adapter) from highscoresaves at the end of December along with one of their pre-setup SD Cards. The Raspberry Pi 3 tends to struggle with PGM-era CAVE titles and can't play Tetris TGM2 without severe lag... but for anything older, it is really quite solid.
That said, I am glad I bought a pre-setup SD Card, as I tried to install the default ARpiCADE OS image and found it to be a huge pain in the butt to get even a handful of roms working properly.
I'm interested in one of these. What kind of setup/configuration is needed (I would like to use in my Sega Astro City). I'm very familiar with Raspberry Pi's and have setup many different images.
The site with the OS Software is here: https://arpicade.com
It's a pre-made linux image, so you just write it to an SD card like you would RetroPie. From there, you can plug it into your PC/Mac and there are some folders where you can put the roms. There are a bunch of folders, and it's really...just figuring out which version of mame works with which version of which rom.
The actual ArPiCade device, though, is simple to set-up. Just attach the Raspberry Pi 3, pop in the SD Card, and plug it into your cabinet. It'll boot right up to a game select menu.
I've been researching the Pi2JAMMA device (http://arcadeforge.net/Pi2Jamma:::51.html -- https://www.facebook.com/groups/1649021265123737/) and it seems to be superior to the RaspberryJAMMA device - which converts from HDMI, then to RGB for the JAMMA edge. The Pi2JAMMA gets RGB direct from the GPIO pins on the Pi. Might be worth checking out for yourself. I don't see it talked about much here.