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    Retropie on Linux Asteroids

    I have recently been playing with mame setup on linux mint.
    I have it working but find vector games like Asteriods and Lunar Lander dont look that great.
    I have sesrch the web for fixes and some said to adjust vector beam in retroarch but i cannt find the option . Any help appreciated


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    I know on a Windows machines the setting is in the mame.ini file located in the Mame Install Directory. I would assume that the Linux version has a similiar option. You just edit it with a text editor and you're right its the only way to make vector games look good on a PC based machine and CRT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by riverinapinball View Post
    I have recently been playing with mame setup on linux mint.
    I have it working but find vector games like Asteriods and Lunar Lander dont look that great.
    I have sesrch the web for fixes and some said to adjust vector beam in retroarch but i cannt find the option . Any help appreciated


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    have you checked out the video options in retroarch ? remember retroarch needs to be set to save settings on exit (or manually save the config in the configuration menu) or you'll lose any updates made, and wont see any difference.

    Edit - sorry, that's bad advice... the settings for vectors are not located within retroarch.

    Far as i can tell, you need to go to opt/retropie/configs/ and whatever mame version (dir) you are using.

    then look for these two lines and update to suit monitor:

    display_width 640
    display_height 480

    To really make vectors look good, you need a high res monitor, 640x480 CRT wont cut it. I'm using a low res CRT and vector games on my retropie install look crap. but they look awesome on my high res CRT in the upright.

    This page helpful: https://retropie.org.uk/forum/topic/...ook-their-best
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    Retropie on Linux Asteroids

    After trying a few things.
    Running the vector games on advmame1.4 worked the best, full screen and bright.
    I couldn’t get Asteriods working until I unzipped the file into the rom arcade directory, then it worked fine.



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    I am using an old one PS3 controller.
    How many wired or wireless controllers can be connected at once? As I have notice some mame games have up to 4 players.


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    Actually mame 2003 is the best with Vector customisable setting in Retroarch.
    Mame 1.4 had sound lag with vector games.


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