No X BeagleBone Black MAME image available

I’ve been working at removing the dependencies on X to get MAME to function correctly and finally at a point where I’m able to share. This image boots straight to advmenu and allows running games either from the internal storage or from an external USB drive. I cant say I’m 100% pleased with how I had to get the games menu to work, but removing X games that would play slow or choppy before should be much better now.

If you load this image and have any problems or questions please let me know. Grab it from here: mamebone-1.2.rar

MD5sum: 3ddf301a966ec9313db60e68f1b7a339



Build Advmame and Advmenu on a Beagle Bone Black

You must be running a Debian or Ubuntu distribution for these steps to work.
Install required packages
apt-get install apt-file build-essential zlib1g-dev libexpat1-dev x11proto-video-dev libxv-dev libsdl-gfx1.2-dev libsdl1.2-dev
  1. wget -O advancemame-1.2.tar.gz
  2. tar -xzvf  advancemame-1.2.tar.gz
  3. cd advancemame-1.2
  4. ./configure –enable-static
  5. make
  6. make install
  1. wget -O advancemenu-2.7.tar.gz
  2. tar -xzvf  advancemenu-2.7.tar.gz
  3. cd advancemenu-2.7
  4. ./configure –enable-static
  5. make
  6. make install

Another day, another mamebone image

This will be the last update until I have time to replace the advmenu front end and streamline the OS. This build has a few more speed improvements and some sound fixes. I also fixed some problems with taking screen snapshots.

Grab it from here:

Updated BeagleBone Black MAME image available

I just rolled a new and improved BBB MAME image. This version is a minor update and includes the latest version of Debian and some tweaks to the MAME config that should improve game play. Special thanks to user berzerking for the desktop background.

Grab it from here:

Next build will hopefully see an improved front-end… pyrharckade looks very promising.