(I do own quite a bit of arcade boards, so I don’t want to get into the legality of it all.) I own an ST cabinet but the CPS2 board looks like it’s biting the dust.
My father is handing me down a 3.0 P4 with a little over a GB of memory (will grab more from a junker when I find one), a old radeon gfx card with S-Video out, and it will be running to a 27inch CRT.
I only want to run old capcom fighters, neo geo stuff, nothing new (I don’t have the boards to new stuff anyway). Will this computer handle it?
Can I download the newest mame build and use mamewah (low resource front end) and it be ok? Or will I need to hunt down old versions of mame and old romsets for this to work?
What is the cheapest way to wire up my arcade controls to the computer for inputs? This will be a dedicated machine. I’ve seen USB encoders but unsure of which to get, as I’m on a tight budget, but it seems like there would be an easier way.
I’ll be using the headphone output to run into an amplifier that is already connected to the overhead speakers.
Any help or ideas on this at all would be great!