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Makvision 3M25 to newer computer
« on: May 14, 2016, 09:46:28 pm »
 Newbie to mame....I come across a Global arcade cabinet with everything including a Makvision 3M25 trimode but not the computer... I have games set up and playing on a lcd monitor, but can not get resolution down to 640x 480.
  Can some one point me in the right direction of what I have to do next to get the newer computer to work with the monitor?


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Re: Makvision 3M25 to newer computer
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2016, 03:57:53 pm »
The analog vga connector (15 pin's 3 row sub d) has some pins that are used to query the monitor and find out what resolutions it supports.
It also tells the computer what the optimum resolution of the monitor is. it's basically a small memory chip that uses the IIC protocol interface.
It's also called the edid information of a monitor. Your arcade monitor probably isn't providing this information to your pc. If the information is missing, your pc might start to use a standard resolution preprogrammed in it's bios. For the more modern pc's, this can be 800x600, as that's also the smallest resolution still capable of showing most os windows. If your monitor still supports it, you can try a 640x480 resolution on your pc, and you will notice that it's hardly workable. The OK and Cancel buttons usually present on the bottom of a window simply are off screen. You can't move it with your mouse as you need to click on the top bar for that, and that get's off screen when the bottom is in...
To my knowledge, there exists small boards with the memory chip you can connect to force your computer to use the 640x480 resolution.
Another thing you can test is booting the computer with an lcd, setting the resolution to 640 x 480 and connecting the arcade afterwards. Once the os is started up, it shouldn't switch resolution anymore. It would prove if the theory is correct.


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Re: Makvision 3M25 to newer computer
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2016, 03:16:55 pm »
you'll have to go into your video settings and create a custom resolution. 640x480 and 800x600 have pretty much disappeared from the options you can chooses since they are simply not high enough resolution.

depending on your hardware setup and version of windows there are a few different ways to do it. the best thing to do is just google "custom resolution OPERATINGSYSEM VIDEOCARDMANUFACTURER"

such as "custom resolution windows 10 nvidia" or "custom resolution windows XP Intel"

it's usually just a few steps, but like i mentioned depending on your OS and who makes your video it's going to be different.

be sure to set your resolution for 640x480 60hz... not 75 or 30hz. it won't work.


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