I'm new around these parts *waves sheepishly*


#1

Hi all

only fairly recently discovered 2 things: MAME, and this site! I have been loving all the classic 2D fighters - it’s good to see so many other people are so enthusiastic about them still!

Quick question / observation - do most of the users of this site play on consoles, as opposed to MAME on a PC? I only ask this as there is a lot of talk of PS controller hacks etc, and almost all of the custom sticks are for PS / Xbox etc. Am I the only PC user on here?

I am also absolutely loving the hardware side to it all - broadening my knowledge of buttons, sticks etc is very fun. Needless to say I have ended up with dozens of different buttons etc ‘just to see what they look like’ :lol:


#2

I play on my PC almost as much as anything else due to MAME, Kawaks, and games like Big Bang Beat and Blitzkampf (sp). I just use my custom sticks with PS1 PCB’s running through converters to be able to play on the PC.


#3

Kawaks is my preferred Emu for everything Capcom and SNK. So easy to configure the controls for it, plus the spiffy graphic filters to make everything look better.


#4

I play MAME all the time with friends for old-school 4-player beat 'em up action like D&D and AvP. I don’t play online because of the lag (which I think probably stops a lot of other people from playing online too).

People here always talk about the PS1 controllers because they are the most compatible with everything, even PCs. With a nice stick with a PS1 pcb all you need to do is buy adapters for whatever system you want to play on and it will work perfectly (assuming you get the right adapter).


#5

Yeah the filters in Kawas are good. I actually first used Kawas before I discovered MAME. I have my TV hooked up to my PC via a VGA-Scart cable and an ArcadeVGA card from Ultimarc, so it’s fairly close to having an arcade monitor - no need for filters etc. Looks great!


#6

That’s interesting… I’ll have to look in to that. For my first (and only) stick I used an I-Pac from Ultimarc with a USB output.

Will definitely have to check out using a PS pad. Although i’ve never soldered anything in my life! :wonder: