Arcadia 2001

The Arcadia 2001 is a console developed by Emerson. It was released in May 1982, retailing for $99 USD ($283.75 in 2021).

It featured a Signetics 2650 CPU clocked at 1.2MHz, with a Signetics 2637 UVI clocked at 3.58MHz (3.55MHz for PAL) for video output. An on-board beeper is used to produce the sounds for the game.

A total of 35 games were released for the original system during its eighteen month lifespan, with that total rising to 47 if clones are included.

The Arcadia 2001 had over thirty clones and variants, nearly more than the amount of games released for the original system! Most notably, Bandai's Arcadia released in Japan, which featured four exclusive games.

You may instead know this system as (click to reveal):
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  • HMG-2650
  • Home Arcade Centre
  • Intelligent Game MPT-03
  • Intercord XL 2000 System
  • Intervision 2001
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  • Leisure Vision
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  • Ormatu 2001
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  • Prestige Video Computer Game MPT-03
  • Robdajet MPT-03
  • Rowtron 2000
  • Schmid TVG-2000
  • Sheen Home Video Centre 2001
  • Soundic MPT-03
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  • Tele-Fever
  • Tempest MPT-03
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Unfortunately Arcadia 2001 emulation isn't very well developed/documented, so if issues are encountered with this system it may be difficult or outright impossible to troubleshoot for.

This system scrapes metadata for the “arcadia” group and loads the arcadia set from the currently selected theme, if available.

  • Emulator: MAME
  • Folder: /userdata/roms/arcadia
  • Accepted ROM formats: .bin, .zip, .7z

No Arcadia 2001 emulator in Batocera needs a BIOS file to run.

Place your Arcadia 2001 ROMs in /userdata/roms/arcadia.

MAME, the Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator, is a multi-purpose emulation framework which facilitates the emulation of vintage hardware and software. Originally targeting vintage arcade machines, MAME has since absorbed the sister-project MESS (Multi Emulator Super System) to support a wide variety of vintage computers, video game consoles and calculators as well. MAME doesn't use an individual “core” for each system like RetroArch does, instead the ROM itself usually contains the necessary information to accurately emulate it, thus making it specific to the version of MAME it was made for. Overall it's a very complicated subject, we have a guide specific to arcade just for it.

MAME configuration

MAME offers a Menu in-game ([HOTKEY] + South button (B SNES) or [Tab] on the keyboard). This can be used to manually adjust inputs or game settings. If you're having issues with a specific game, check the MAMEdev FAQ for that game here. For MESS systems specifically, you might find more information on MESS's wiki. All options can also be edited by opening the mame.ini file.

Standardized features available to all versions of this emulator: arcadia.videomode, arcadia.decoration, arcadia.padtokeyboard

ES setting name batocera.conf_key Description ⇒ ES option key_value
Settings that apply to all versions of this emulator
GRAPHICS BACKEND Choose your graphics rendering
⇒ BGFX bgfx, Accel accel, OpenGL opengl.
BGFX BACKEND arcadia.bgfxbackend Choose your graphics API
⇒ MAME Detect automatic, OpenGL opengl, OpenGL ES gles, Vulkan vulkan.
BGFX VIDEO FILTER arcadia.bgfxshaders Apply a particular visual effect
⇒ Off None, Bilinear default, CRT Geom crt-geom, CRT Geom Deluxe crt-geom-deluxe, Super Eagle eagle, HLSL hlsl, HQ2X hq2x, HQ3X hq3x, HQ4X hq4x.
CRT SWITCHRES arcadia.switchres CRT monitor SwitchRes support
⇒ Off 0, On 1.
TATE MODE arcadia.rotation Rotating display to vertical mode rendering
⇒ Off None, Rotate 90 autoror, Rotate 270 autorol.
ALT DPAD MODE arcadia.altdpad If the D-Pad does not work properly
⇒ Off (Default) 0, DS3 Orientation 1, X360 Orientation 2.
Settings specific to arcadia
CUSTOM CONFIG arcadia.pergamecfg Enable per-game custom configuration via MAME menu
⇒ On 1, Off 0.

Here are the default Arcadia 2001's controls shown on a Batocera Retropad:

For problems with MAME specifically, there are some tips on the troubleshooting section on MAME's system page.

For further troubleshooting, refer to the generic support pages.

  • systems/arcadia.txt
  • Last modified: 10 months ago
  • by atari