gnome-video-arcade - MAME Frontend for the GNOME Desktop

Distribution: openSUSE 13.2
Repository: Packman all
Package name: gnome-video-arcade
Package version: 0.8.6
Package release: 1.1
Package architecture: x86_64
Package type: rpm
Installed size: 1.18 MB
Download size: 491.48 KB
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GNOME Video Arcade is a simple MAME frontend for the GNOME desktop. Its chief design goal is to help you quickly find a game to play and then get out of the way. Its purpose is not to help you manage your ROM collection, nor to provide a confusing graphical interface for MAME's plethora of configuration options. It can utilize third-party data files like arcade history and game categories.



  • application()
  • application(gnome-video-arcade.desktop)
  • gnome-video-arcade = 0.8.6-1.1
  • gnome-video-arcade(x86-64) = 0.8.6-1.1


    Source package: gnome-video-arcade-0.8.6-1.1.src.rpm

    Install Howto

    1. Add the Packman repository:
      # zypper addrepo packman
    2. Install gnome-video-arcade rpm package:
      # zypper install gnome-video-arcade


    • /usr/bin/gnome-video-arcade
    • /usr/share/GConf/gsettings/gnome-video-arcade.convert
    • /usr/share/applications/gnome-video-arcade.desktop
    • /usr/share/doc/packages/gnome-video-arcade/AUTHORS
    • /usr/share/doc/packages/gnome-video-arcade/COPYING
    • /usr/share/doc/packages/gnome-video-arcade/ChangeLog
    • /usr/share/doc/packages/gnome-video-arcade/NEWS
    • /usr/share/doc/packages/gnome-video-arcade/README
    • /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas/org.gnome.VideoArcade.gschema.xml
    • /usr/share/gnome-video-arcade/gnome-video-arcade.builder
    • /usr/share/gnome-video-arcade/gnome-video-arcade.ui
    • /usr/share/help/C/gnome-video-arcade/index.docbook
    • /usr/share/help/C/gnome-video-arcade/legal.xml
    • /usr/share/help/C/gnome-video-arcade/figures/gva_building_database.png
    • /usr/share/help/C/gnome-video-arcade/figures/gva_column_preferences.png
    • /usr/share/help/C/gnome-video-arcade/figures/gva_general_preferences.png
    • /usr/share/help/C/gnome-video-arcade/figures/gva_main_window.png
    • /usr/share/help/C/gnome-video-arcade/figures/gva_recorded_games.png
    • /usr/share/help/C/gnome-video-arcade/figures/gva_search_window.png
    • /usr/share/icons/hicolor/scalable/apps/gnome-video-arcade.svg
    • /usr/share/man/man6/gnome-video-arcade.6.gz


    2016-02-24 - - Update to version 0.8.6: + Just a tiny update to fix a status bar glitch that cropped up with MAME 0.170. + Updated translations. - Changes from version 0.8.5: + Bug fixes and a big performance improvement to the game list. + Recording and play back works again (was still broken in 0.8.4). + Fixed handling of $HOME in mame.ini paths. + Bugs fixed: bgo#710222, bgo#754216. + Updated translations. - Changes from version 0.8.4: + This is just a bug fix release mainly to repair deterioration caused by backward-incompatible changes in recent releases of MAME and GTK3. + The music feature on the Properties window is gone. GVA was streaming the music from, but the website no longer (openly) serves those music files. (GStreamer is no longer a build requirement.) + Also removed the empty Gallery tab from the Properties window. This was a placeholder for a feature that never happened. + Dropped support for XMAME. Remember XMAME? Me neither. + Bugs fixed: bgo#704632, bgo#704811, bgo#704860, bgo#748667, bgo#752266. + Updated translations. - Drop gnome-video-arcade-fix-build-on-11.4.patch: No point in keeping it around anymore since new BuildRequires leads to unresolvable anyway. That version of openSUSE is also out of support. - Add itstool BuildRequires: New dependency. - Drop pkgconfig(gstreamer-0.10) and pkgconfig(gstreamer-plugins-base-0.10) BuildRequires: No longer needed.

    2012-05-07 - - specfile cleanup - allow building on openSUSE 11.4 again by disabling any features not available, added gnome-video-arcade-fix-build-on-11.4.patch

    2012-05-04 - - update to version 0.8.3 - adapt to MAME 0.144 -listxml DTD - fixed some unsightly spacing glitches in the UI caused by widget packing changes in GTK v3 versus v2 - further bugfixes - translation updates - dropped obsolete gnome-video-arcade-0.8.0-add-missing-libs.patch

    2011-12-25 - - update to version 0.8.0 - the feature set of version 0.8.0 is identical to 0.7.1, but now uses current GNOME 3 technologies and drops several GNOME 2 era dependencies such as GConf, libunique, and dbus-glib. - translation updates - added gnome-video-arcade-0.8.0-add-missing-libs.patch in order to link explicitly against libX11

    2011-12-07 - - call %desktop_database_post/un and %icon_theme_cache_post/un

    2011-12-06 - - fixed dependencies for >= 12.1

    2010-07-19 - - update to version 0.7.1 * now detects changes in the ROM directory while running * allow only one instance to run

    2010-05-07 - - updated to release 0.7.0 * music clips of the selected game can now be played from the Properties window * search entry has a "clear search" button * position of main window is remembered across sessions * size of Properties window is remembered across sessions * about dialog has a link to the GNOME Video Arcade website * better error handling when data files like Catver.ini and nplayers.ini are missing or unparsable * strange resizing behavior in the Properties window was fixed

    2010-03-15 - - use _smp_mflags macro

    2010-03-08 - - initial packaging of gnome-video-arcade