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headkaze
23rd January 2008, 12:15 PM
Sorry if I posted this already, seems to have gone sour for some reason. Anyway didn't want AA members to miss out on free license for the best FE.

http://www.gameex.info/forums/index.php?showtopic=4907

Arcade King
23rd January 2008, 04:58 PM
Damn just bought one :D but it was worth supporting the project.
Do you need multiple licenses to run it on other cabs?

Davefjedi
23rd January 2008, 06:25 PM
CBF writing a novel on it will just buy it

WOKA
23rd January 2008, 06:35 PM
CBF writing a novel on it will just buy it

My thoughts exactly.. Or put up with the splash screen for 30 odd seconds.. About the time it takes to go to the fridge and crack a beer.

Arcade King
23rd January 2008, 06:50 PM
Yeah but you get more features enabled if you register.
Like I said best front end hands down and worth every cent, just ask Vocalninja about my set up.
I'd love to take a vid and show it in action.

headkaze
23rd January 2008, 08:06 PM
I spoke to Tom today and he said it was cool to give away a couple of free licences to AA members. I wont make anyone jump hoops for it but he wants me to wait until after the competition is over. Stay tuned ;)

Arcade King: I probably could have got you a free licence!

Davefjedi
23rd January 2008, 08:25 PM
I spoke to Tom today and he said it was cool to give away a couple of free licences to AA members. I wont make anyone jump hoops for it but he wants me to wait until after the competition is over. Stay tuned ;)

Arcade King: I probably could have got you a free licence!

well heres my novel

gime a dam licence Im still useing dos and glaunch cause I havent found a good windowzzzz FE

will that cut it ????:024:

Arcade King
23rd January 2008, 08:30 PM
I spoke to Tom today and he said it was cool to give away a couple of free licences to AA members. I wont make anyone jump hoops for it but he wants me to wait until after the competition is over. Stay tuned ;)

Arcade King: I probably could have got you a free licence!

Like i said mate I reckon it was worth registering, but my question remains Do you need to register again for another license if running on another cab.
Reason I ask is I'd like to set up a vertical machine at some point.
Cheers
PS: A couple of freebies for AA members would be fantastic!

WOKA
23rd January 2008, 08:58 PM
I still can't get GameEX to run on my verticle orientated monitor.. When ever I try to set the resolution it brings up the error log.. Ideally I'd like a MAME CAB for Verticle games and another cab for horizontal games.. Untill I can get over this verticle issue I'm stuffed :(

Does that qualify as a story..! :)

Davefjedi
23rd January 2008, 09:04 PM
mabe auction them of for vb bucks or have 1 as a prize on the mame game league

@lien_Zed
23rd January 2008, 10:12 PM
yee-haw!!!
how dp i get myself a free licence for gameex, i love it!!!

i cant view the web page posted by headkaze i get this error

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DKong
23rd January 2008, 10:17 PM
mabe auction them of for vb bucks or have 1 as a prize on the mame game league

Yes a prize for the MGL, awesome idea, we might get a few more participants then:cool:

Virgil Tracy
23rd January 2008, 10:23 PM
mabe auction them of for vb bucks or have 1 as a prize on the mame game league

Hmmmm, I have a few vb bucks:evil

AdamC
23rd January 2008, 10:27 PM
mabe auction them of for vb bucks or have 1 as a prize on the mame game league

Both those are good ideas !!!

Acually .. going by the amount of points u guys have (millions) .. leaves us for dead.
Maybe throw the licence into the lottery ?

The Pinny Parlour
23rd January 2008, 10:31 PM
I didn't even know that it WASN'T free. I would like to give it a whirl on my cocktail. Might have to investigate. How much is it?

headkaze
23rd January 2008, 10:31 PM
While trying to retrieve the URL: http://www.gameex.info/forums/index.php?showtopic=4907

The following error was encountered:

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Yeah it seems the forum is down, try again later I guess :unsure

Arcade King: I believe once you have a licence you can use it on any machines you own. I also paid for registration ;)

AdamC: I'll probably let Arcade King decide how to give them away.

The Pinny Parlour: It is free but registration removes the 10 second nag screen and enables some extra features (like Karaoke, GameExtender, eBook, radio etc.) Registration costs $25 US.

Arcade King
23rd January 2008, 11:15 PM
I read about the frontends like MAMEWAH and AtomicFE and the extra time and effort configuring jukebox software, video players blah blah GameEX does all this out of the box. I've tried all the other common front ends and GameEX wins hands down in features, ease of configuring and support.
Things that I personally love about it.
The jukebox!
The Video/DVD player (which I use to play music vids).
The mame screen saver!
Nothing better than playing the juke and having the screen saver come on running random games! looks awesome.
I also love how you can easily shell the whole thing to boot up, it completely removed windows boot and loading screens.
Granted the only downside is you need a decent pc to get the most out of it.

Some people settle for crappy 1066 in 1, red box, blue box, 48 in 1's but why limit yourself to MAME when you can run dozens of other emulators and even PC games through GameEX.
My goal was to make a set up as close to Arcade perfection as possible(ArcadeVGA/Jpac on 27" Arcade Screen) and I've archived my goal, plus I have multiple other emulators running at their native resolutions so everything looks how it would be if you were playing it through your TV set only better because its RGB.( sorry I cant settle for some LCD or VGA monitor with a stretched image, blerk).
I havent been paid to plug this :p I'm just extremely impressed!

Dylan you got a decent handy cam I could use to make a demo of GameEX running on my cab with? I dont think my mobile will cut it :p

BTW headkaze, only thing thats got me stuffed atm is where is the setting to change the background for MAME? I've got this great skin running and changed the backgrounds for all my other emus but can't find the setting to change MAME's background.
Cheers.

@lien_Zed
24th January 2008, 01:56 PM
mame background in gameex is set in the configuration file.

i have not tinkered with the config in ages as it works just fine.

but it is there i have done it my self

Virgil Tracy
24th January 2008, 02:33 PM
Acually .. going by the amount of points u guys have (millions) .. leaves us for dead.
Maybe throw the licence into the lottery ?

If I win I will distibute my 7,000,000 vbux to the active forum members, leaving me with 1,000,000 to use to change coolspots user title:evil

vocalninja
24th January 2008, 05:12 PM
I read about the frontends like MAMEWAH and AtomicFE and the extra time and effort configuring jukebox software, video players blah blah GameEX does all this out of the box. I've tried all the other common front ends and GameEX wins hands down in features, ease of configuring and support.
Things that I personally love about it.
The jukebox!
The Video/DVD player (which I use to play music vids).
The mame screen saver!
Nothing better than playing the juke and having the screen saver come on running random games! looks awesome.
I also love how you can easily shell the whole thing to boot up, it completely removed windows boot and loading screens.
Granted the only downside is you need a decent pc to get the most out of it.

Some people settle for crappy 1066 in 1, red box, blue box, 48 in 1's but why limit yourself to MAME when you can run dozens of other emulators and even PC games through GameEX.
My goal was to make a set up as close to Arcade perfection as possible(ArcadeVGA/Jpac on 27" Arcade Screen) and I've archived my goal, plus I have multiple other emulators running at their native resolutions so everything looks how it would be if you were playing it through your TV set only better because its RGB.( sorry I cant settle for some LCD or VGA monitor with a stretched image, blerk).
I havent been paid to plug this :p I'm just extremely impressed!

Dylan you got a decent handy cam I could use to make a demo of GameEX running on my cab with? I dont think my mobile will cut it :p

BTW headkaze, only thing thats got me stuffed atm is where is the setting to change the background for MAME? I've got this great skin running and changed the backgrounds for all my other emus but can't find the setting to change MAME's background.
Cheers.

I saw AK's setup running last week, and it is so slick... I almost slipped and died.

His previous setup with atomic was quiet cool, but GameEX puts atomic into a nice floral dress and pimps it!

headkaze
24th January 2008, 07:04 PM
Here are some cool things you can do with GameEx + my LCD/LED Plugin. It supports hardware like LEDWiz, PACDrive, BetaBrite, BPP-440, CrystalFontz, PJRC, ProLight and can also play random Speech & Samples and light up your buttons to match the real arcade game button colors...

If your looking to pimp your cab with flashy lights, scrolly signs or a cab that dares you to come over and play it you might find some inspiration here :)

http://www.youtube.com/v/1_Re39pR454

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.showvids&friendID=31709098&n=31709098&MyToken=2b473106-7fec-423e-b808-1d5ff30daa01

And here are some links for alexdog69's cab

Project Page
http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=72753

Interview
http://podcastdownload.npr.org/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/960/510066/17451249/ALTNPRPRESS_17451249.mp3

Pics
http://picasaweb.google.com/kyle.orland/MAMECabinet

YouTube
YouTube - The Ultimate Holiday Gift

DKong
24th January 2008, 07:16 PM
Thanks for vid:cool:
Man I am loving this more and more. My next setup will defiantly be using this frontend for an all in one for sure.
Going by the website it will run OK on a standard(not 31 khz) arcade monitor with an AVGA and Jpac?
Just need to source a beefy PC to run it. They say on the website Min 800mhz but what would your recommendation be?

Loved the speech introducing the Atari combat game :D

Tempted to go and reconfigure my Mamewah setup now to GameEx

Arcade King
24th January 2008, 08:07 PM
mame background in gameex is set in the configuration file.

i have not tinkered with the config in ages as it works just fine.

but it is there i have done it my self

Thanks for the Tip mate I will look into it, just surprised its not in the config tool?

headkaze
24th January 2008, 08:17 PM
Thanks for vid:cool:
Man I am loving this more and more. My next setup will defiantly be using this frontend for an all in one for sure.
Going by the website it will run OK on a standard(not 31 khz) arcade monitor with an AVGA and Jpac?
Just need to source a beefy PC to run it. They say on the website Min 800mhz but what would your recommendation be?

Loved the speech introducing the Atari combat game :D

Tempted to go and reconfigure my Mamewah setup now to GameEx

Yeah the speech is cool. I use the AT&T Crystal voice to say some of the commands like "Launching game" and when you have the actual AT&T voice engine with Crystal installed on your cab you can have her say the name of the game also ;) You can hear a demo of her or create samples for the plugin here (http://www.research.att.com/~ttsweb/tts/demo.php).

GameEx supports ArcadeVGA and JPAC.

There are things you can do to optimize GameEx on slower machines like turn of the animated backgrounds or run at lower resolution.

The thing about a beefy PC is going to be more and more necessary just to run newer games in Mame anyway. They are heading 64-bit too so even my P4 3Ghz in my cab is not going to cut the mustard eventually.

@lien_Zed
24th January 2008, 10:58 PM
i configured gameex to talk as well. it says the name of the game.and when you select it you can read the history of the game and hear it talking to you as well.

and when you shut the whole thing down it talks and says "goodbye"

neat


i love game ex

DKong
24th January 2008, 11:10 PM
I think it will be see you later Mamewah for me once I get my head into this frontend

Arcade King
25th January 2008, 06:58 AM
i configured gameex to talk as well. it says the name of the game.and when you select it you can read the history of the game and hear it talking to you as well.

and when you shut the whole thing down it talks and says "goodbye"

neat


i love game ex

I had the speech enabled too but disabled it, got annoying when you were listening to the jukebox and the mame screen saver came on with the voice going lol.

Arcade King
25th January 2008, 09:33 PM
just for the record it was bak.png for MAME

DKong
25th January 2008, 09:37 PM
So whats the verdict for the freebies :D Worthy MGL prise IMO, its all about the games after all. Now you have a MAME setup AK you should compete ;)

WOKA
25th January 2008, 09:41 PM
Search back through the posts and the first member that made a post / mentioned GameEX gets a licence..

DKong
25th January 2008, 09:45 PM
I spoke to Tom today and he said it was cool to give away a couple of free licences to AA members. I wont make anyone jump hoops for it but he wants me to wait until after the competition is over. Stay tuned ;)

Arcade King: I probably could have got you a free licence!

I was referring to this post Woka, unless I missed something :unsure

WOKA
25th January 2008, 09:52 PM
I was referring to this post Woka, unless I missed something :unsure

Yeah, but they have to be allocated somehow.. ;)

DKong
25th January 2008, 10:05 PM
Yeah, but they have to be allocated somehow.. ;)

And a couple of ideas that came up were MGL, VBplaza points auction, which will be left to the trolls :badgrin

loadman
5th February 2008, 08:30 PM
Nice