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  • AdvanceMenu

    2 1.61%
  • ArcadeOS

    1 0.81%
  • AtomicFE

    1 0.81%
  • GameLauncher

    4 3.23%
  • 3D Arcade

    0 0%
  • GameEx

    9 7.26%
  • Hyperspin

    53 42.74%
  • Mala

    19 15.32%
  • Mamewah/Wahcade

    10 8.06%
  • Maximus Arcade

    15 12.10%
  • Other

    10 8.06%
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    What's your favourite Cab Frontend

    Note I said CAB front-end. Front-ends for use on your computer I'm NOT interested in Also if your using something else let me know and I'll add it. I've seen the FE's come and go and to date the most used that I'm aware of these days are GameEx, Mala, AtomicFE, Hyperspin and Mamewah.

    I'm tired of seeing my front-end is better than your front-end type posts. Damn I wish we had a wiki.

    Details:

    Advance Menu: This is pretty old now but it used to be perfect for arcade monitors when combined with Advance Mame. Of course AdvanceMame has probably been superceded by CabMame and GroovyMame
    ArcadeOS: Part of the pctojamma project which again has been superceded.
    AtomicFE: AtomicFE is much like GameEx with similiar features and look.
    Game Launcher: This is a very old FE now but was hugely popular in it's day
    3D Arcade: This is a really cool virtual walkthrough arcade. New rendered models are regularly released
    GameEx:
    A commercial multi-function frontend that is very popular with responsive developer and loads of themes
    Hyperspin: Another very popular frontend and definitely the prettiest. Needs a grunty machine for best effect though.
    Mala: Very popular frontend with loads of themes and free
    Mamewah:
    No longer actively developed but still very popular, highly configurable and plenty of themes. There is also a Linux variant called Wahcade
    Maximus Arcade: Another popular commercial frontend that has a polished interface.



    Cheers,
    Brad
    Last edited by Brad; 29th March 2012 at 11:36 AM. Reason: Added details

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    Sorry brad voted before reading fully, my vote does not count, as i use maximus on my computer.

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    I use Advance Menu on my Cab. (Version 2.5 I think).
    I wanted a clean, fast, no fuss menu to run on my Linux cab.
    I compile Both Mame and AdvMenu myself and it works great!

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    I use Hyperspin and have been using it for years.

    I am now a distributor for them and Emu-movies.

    It does look great and has many features, but does need a good PC to run.

    A P4 2.8 is borderline, but ytou can offen get these and better PCs for free.

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    I use hyperspin for old games systems like your nes or snes and haven't set it up yet but I am going to use hyperpin for pinball games


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    I've been beta testing a new frontend called Rad Kade, looks promising! Supports Hyperlaunch, the game launcher behind Hyperspin.

    More info at www.radkade.com


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    Wrote my own...


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    It took a while to learn how to use HS but there's a really good community. Also I really didnt want to settle for a lesser looking fe. Prettiest by far. I see how not all machines would be able to handle it that well though.

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    I still use and love game launcher with mame dos

    when I switch on my cab. the game list with screen shot background is up before my monitor is even fully warmed up.
    Its fast ,It feels retro It's very stable and not having to wait for windows to boot up makes it feel more like a real arcade machine to me.

    I started with a mame bootable install disc Fraggal's Boot CD and SpyStyle DOS boot CD .I found game laucher was the type of frontend i was after and started to tinker by removing all other console lists and changing the game launcher title to my own title and adjusting the background image so it was more transparent also removed the video that played at boot up and set it up with just my fav. games that I liked .It did take a while for me to config everything in the begining but i was really happy with the end result.

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    I'm using Mala, I like game launcher as well, but Mala once you get your head around it was much better. Though I found you have to get good at writing batch files, and I learnt a bit about using autohotkey (which I think won't matter what front end your using, you will need to write some of these if your making a cabinet and want the same buttons to do the same function ie quitting an emu and returning to the front end. ESC press in some EMU's has a different function which you can't change).

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