.NET Arcade Frontend 1.0

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Released: Dec 11, 2007
Updated: Dec 11, 2007 by spamdog
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This is a frontend for an arcade cabinet that runs MAME or other emulators.
It requires the .NET 2.0 framework at a minimum.


Controls are default MAME controls:

List navigation: Up, Down
Large Display navigation: Left, Right
Toggle between List view and Big view: Space (Button 3)
Toggle System select: X (Button 6)
Show menu bar: Esc
Launch game: Any other button
Buttons 1-6: Ctrl, Alt, Space, Shift, Z, X
Exit key combo (some emulators): 1 2 Ctrl

Adding games to Arcade .NET Frontend:

You can add MAME directories from within Arcade .NET Frontend.
Go to File->Game Listing... and click Add MAME Directory
Select your MAME exe (or a batch file if you need) and press ok.
It will pick up all zip files in the roms directory of the selected application.
Then you can modify the list of games as you need (to give them proper names, etc)
You can add more than one MAME/emulator directory.

Toggle between list view and big view:
Press Space (Button 3) to toggle between a list of games or big view of each
The big view displays a name and picture of the current game.
The list view displays a list of all the games for the current system.

Different Systems:
When editing your game listing, you can assign a System name to each game.
You can use this to categorize your games.
In the main Arcade .NET Frontend screen, press X to select from your systems!
Only the games for the current system will be listed in the main list screen.

Known supported emulators:
Capcom Play System 3 Emulator by ElSemi http://nebula.emulatronia.com (only for Street Fighter 3 Third Strike for now!)
SEGA Model 2 Emulator by ElSemi http://nebula.emulatronia.com (daytona, sega rally, virtua cop, stcc, motoraid, die hard, gunblade should work)
Nestopia (please set system name for all Nes games as "NES". This will allow you an exit key combo - it's hard coded for now, sorry!)
zsnesw (please set system name for all Super Nes games as "Super NES". This will allow you an exit key combo - it's hard coded for now, sorry!)

Other emulators should work as long as you can set an exit key combo!

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