Marky_Mark
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Widescreen for old MAME games

Sat Jul 23, 2016 11:08 am

Hi
I've just built my first arcade cabinet for mainly the old style MAME arcade games
I bought a new 22" monitor, but games like Galaxian only fill the middle section.
I am using a RPi3

Help :-)

blaablaaguy
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Re: Widescreen for old MAME games

Sat Jul 23, 2016 8:53 pm

Take a pic of the screen and post it here. Do you want the games to be stretched so they fill the entire screen?
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Marky_Mark
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Re: Widescreen for old MAME games

Sun Jul 24, 2016 4:30 pm

Hi,
Yes - ideally the full screen ..
I will post a pic tomorrow as am away.
Also the same on 1942

leiptrstormr
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Re: Widescreen for old MAME games

Sun Jul 24, 2016 8:44 pm

Marky_Mark wrote:Hi,
Yes - ideally the full screen ..
I will post a pic tomorrow as am away.
Also the same on 1942
1942 is a vertical shooter. If you want it to take up more of the screen turn your screen sideways and have MAME flip the game 90 degrees. Stretching it horizontally would look terrible.

Marky_Mark
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Re: Widescreen for old MAME games

Sun Jul 24, 2016 8:50 pm

Trouble is I've built an arcade cabinet so cannot move the screen

blaablaaguy
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Re: Widescreen for old MAME games

Mon Jul 25, 2016 11:18 am

It would look like the second sprite in this image, probably worse depending on the size of your screen.

https://images.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=htt ... ch.png&f=1
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