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Hello! I own a caffe bar and i would like to put in some 'Full size arcade video game' like those: Link 1 , Link 2 , link 3 But ...
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    Hello!
    I own a caffe bar and i would like to put in some 'Full size arcade video game' like those: Link 1, Link 2, link 3
    But they're too expencive for me! So I'm wondering if there is any Linux Game, that can run like those... I could modify keyboard or joystick for buttons and stuff, but I need game with credits counter inside... Is there any possibility to do this? What about copyrights/license?

    Please help me and thank You!
    (Sorry for my bad English...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by meeyouu View Post
    Hello!
    I own a caffe bar and i would like to put in some 'Full size arcade video game' like those: Link 1, Link 2, link 3
    But they're too expencive for me! So I'm wondering if there is any Linux Game, that can run like those... I could modify keyboard or joystick for buttons and stuff, but I need game with credits counter inside... Is there any possibility to do this? What about copyrights/license?

    Please help me and thank You!
    (Sorry for my bad English...)
    If you're looking to use GPL-licensed Linux games for the arcade cabinet then copyrights and licenses don't enter into it. If, however, you're looking for something like a MAME cabinet you'll run into issues with copyright. Some companies sell pre-made, pre-licensed multiarcade cabinets you can pick up for a few hundred dollars.

    https://www.timekiller.org/xmame/
    Dream Arcades – Home Arcade Machines - Arcade Cabinet Kits
    MAME Cabinet with Scart TV and MAMEWAH frontend
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    Well thank you!
    And yes, Im looking for some free software... I already have the PC and the 'box' (wooden box with buttons on it). I just need software for linux OS (because it's free, fast and cool ).

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    Here's a few game-centered distributions you might look at:

    Linux gaming - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    TY!

    Any other ideas?

    (the MAME stuff doesnt work well for me, cause I cant use it on public place... so i need something else... the game-centered distros dont realy suit my needs neither (ive tried linux-gamers.net live DVD...))

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    Well, you can always take a boilerplate distribution of Linux and modify it to have all the arcade games you want. Regular Debian would probably work fine with that.
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    Well this could be a problem... I do not have any knowledge about Linux programming and stuff... Thank You for Your responses! Ill try to find a solution...

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    Quote Originally Posted by meeyouu View Post
    Well this could be a problem... I do not have any knowledge about Linux programming and stuff... Thank You for Your responses! Ill try to find a solution...
    Don't get the wrong idea. Installing and uninstalling software on Debian requires no programming knowledge at all. If you know how to uninstall things in Microsoft Windows, you're pretty well set.
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    Yes I kind of get it... installing and stuff... but I dont know witch games to install... I would love to use MAME but there's a problem with politics (as you said)...

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    Quote Originally Posted by meeyouu View Post
    Yes I kind of get it... installing and stuff... but I dont know witch games to install... I would love to use MAME but there's a problem with politics (as you said)...
    Well, what kinds of games do you want your patrons to be able to play? There's a number of arcade game clones out there (XGalaga, Nibbles, freedroid) as well as some arcade-friendly originals (Frozen-Bubble, Chromium). Personally, I'd start by looking at the Linux Game Tome:

    The Linux Game Tome
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