Freebie Friday! Recalbox MAME Frontend.

By | February 26, 2016

My MAME cabinet uses Recalbox. It’s lacking in certain areas but possesses one killer feature that makes it ideal for the Wall Candy Cab: native support for Raspberry Pi 2’s GPIO pins!

Typically you’d have to use an I-PAC or some such similar hardware controller in order to interface an arcade stick with a computer running MAME. Recalbox makes the interface a simple affair. It allows you to bypass the extraneous (and expensive) hardware controller. Simply solder the arcade stick’s wires to a GPIO header (I’ve had mixed results with this one) in the following configuration:

Here’s a link to the Recalbox homepage:

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