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#25765 1-Sep-2008 08:16
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Hi, Im going to build a table top arcade machine. Ive used MAME on my PC for a few years now but before I start building Im wondering what the PS3 & XBOX is like for playing MAME? Pros and cons would be appreciated.

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  #161147 1-Sep-2008 08:41
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I personally havent used an XBox for MAME, but seen it running on other users.... seems good, but Id prefer a PC, that way at least you can upgrade the video card/RAM if you come across some "newer" games that run a bit slower (such as SF2, Metal Slug etc).

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  #161197 1-Sep-2008 10:05
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PC all the way.
The Xbox is underpowered for the bigger MAME games and the PS3 has to run Linux to play MAME which means all the nice hardware is hidden away causing the CPU to do all the work :-(


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  #161205 1-Sep-2008 10:38
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i have a modded xbox and have some mame. All the classics are fine, but as mentioned any new game is going to choke.. so it all depends on what games you are wanting to play

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  #161341 1-Sep-2008 17:47
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Mame on the xbox doesnt seem as precise with the controls as a PC does - I suspect its down to the controller hack I did since the buttons are really analog on a controller.


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  #161367 1-Sep-2008 19:22
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Thanks guys, sounds like PC is the go

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