Update – 5/2008
The information below is out of date. The machine now runs MAME on Windows XP using Mamewah as the front-end menu.
The Operating System is DOS 7.0. (Really it is windows 98, but I have disabled the Windows GUI.)
My autoexec.bat file has a menu system that gives you four choices:
- Arcade Cabinet – Loads the AdvanceMenu front end
- DOS – Drops you at the DOS prompt
- Windows – Loads the Win98 GUI.
- Shutdown – Calls a freeware DOS utility that powers off the PC
I could not stand AdvanceMenu’s hideous default white and baby blue scheme. Here is a screenshot of my new, improved color scheme.
When you exit AdvanceMenu you are brought back to the menu. I usually only go into Windows when I need to transfer files to/from the cabinet over the network. This arrangement works out very well.
It took quite a while for me to get my sound card working in DOS. (I am getting rusty with my DOS configuration skills.) This site was a great help.
One day when I get a little free time I would like to experiment with the Linux versions as well.