Quote from Jessie on December 21, 2011, 05:11
Yeh it should be easy, it would be one empty cabinet. You would just have to find a monitor with a DVI or HDMI input. If you wanted to go retro with an old CRT monitor then things would get complicated.
Unless you were using an old TV with composite inputs, no?
(I know, I know, you mean proper arcade monitors - but it's still worth noting, I think.)
One with a comb-filter (to counter composite's natural dot-crawl) ought to look pretty authentic.
The only Linux front end I know of that dosn't just look like a giant spreadsheet is Cabrio. It would be nice if Hyperspin was ported over but the author shows no interest in porting it and he claims it uses some particular Windows libraries that would make the port more complicated than a simple re-compile.
How about Wah!Cade? It's an open source clone of MameWAH, which itself is quite nice.
The dependencies mostly seem to be Python-related, so I can't imagine it being a problem to get it up and running on the Raspberry Pi.