a few years ago a techie friend showed me a video arcade box in his basement saying it was a MAME box. I googled that and got into all that it offered.
I wound up buying a video game shell, took a windows PC and monitor and mounted them in there, bought a bunch of arcade buttons and the button to keyboard converter gadget (to map buttons to specific keyboards.
I never got it right - my kids would play games but then they'd press the wrong button and it wouldn't run, I'd fiddle with it and get things going again.
The friend talked about Mamewah as the interface and I played with that.
I want to get this going again before my wife makes me toss the video game case.
Can anyone point me to shortcuts / info on how to get this all going correctly / what buttons should map to what keys (should I have the escape key on the console?), etc. I know we had fun for a while with it.