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Software configuration - Sunday 17 April 2005 20:07 Permalink

I've finally decided what software I'm going to use on the PC. As mentioned in an earlier post, I'm going to use Windows XP without XPLite as I originally envisaged.

I originally planned to use ArcadeOS as the frontend, but after playing with a few different frontends, I think I'm now going to use MameWah. It seems designed to work well with cabinets that don't have a keyboard readily available.

A little while ago, I started looking around for some sort of ambient soundtrack to do go with the front end, and my god have I found it. Andy Hofle has created 'Arcade Ambience', a series of arcade ambient soundtracks as you would have heard in 1981, 1983 and 1986. Personally I love the 1983 soundtrack as this was the time when I (mis)spent most of my time in the amusement arcades.

I'll detail more of my software configuration as things come together...