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LostInSpace
09-27-2004, 01:21 PM
Im lost as to what Im doing wrong.I am an avid emulator player,I have most of the good ones(snes,nes,psx etc..) I love arcade games so I downloaded the newest version of MAME the other day.I also got what I thought was a nifty utility: cmpro as well. I also have a few scattered roms to play as well.
I have(besides maime) RAINE and something that appears to be a neo geo emu.
My questions are probably dumb sounding to most but are:
If I have Maime,why would I need Raine,neo geo,cps-2,or nebula?(hope i remember that right) Ive spent hours on the net trying to figure out the slight differences between all of them. I figured that some run games that others dont.
-Im not 100% on the compatibility thing.Do I need all those systems to work together somehow? Do they supplement or complement mame32 in some way?
Im lost as to why I need dat files,rom paths,and a keen understanding of what a (split-merged MAME supplement) is. (I got about that far on my cmpro)Do I even need that thing?
When I try to load a rom it spit out a bunch of lines at me:
sfix.sfx NOT FOUND
sp-s2.sp1 NOT FOUND
sm1.sm1 NOT FOUND
000-lo.lo NOT FOUND
096-c1.bin NOT FOUND
096-c2.bin NOT FOUND
096-c3.bin NOT FOUND
096-c4.bin NOT FOUND
096-c5.bin NOT FOUND
096-c6.bin NOT FOUND
Do those lines mean anything special?Does this mean I am doing something wrong? Is it a corrupt or bad rom? it did it on all 3 roms I have in the series.Its happened on more then one Ive come across,is that common? I thought most emulation things were click on the rom and load it.Its either a good rom or a bad one. I downloaded the other emu hoping it would play them,but no luck.Ive heard about games not being compatible,but there where quite a few.Ive heard of games needing mystery files,but its a mystery to me as what they are,what they do and how to get them if needed..Im sure it differs for each game as some are just click and play.
Also,I have an Axis Pad usb controller.It has 2 analog sticks and looks alot a ps2 controller. On my other emulators I can configure it and it works fine.I have difficulty with mame though. I cant use the dpad(which is okay) I just use the left analog stick.I go to the menu(tab) to set the controller for a game like(eg MK1). I try to set it up like I remember it on the arcade,but the buttons even on the default are all messed up.Is there an easy way to set it up,or do I need to get something new?
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I've been up for the last 2 days going on 3 trying to figure it all out.If anyone can offer me some help in mame layman's terms,that would be great! I love emulators but mame has got me in a bind.Im lost,but how badly?Thanks for the help in advance!
LOS<newb mame user>

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The 9th Sage
09-27-2004, 04:16 PM
I'm not sure how to fix your ROM (have a similar problem myself...ClrMAMEPro fixed it partially, but it couldn't totally fix it), but as for why you might want an arcade emulator other than MAME...perhaps it supports features MAME does not, or in many cases if an emulator focuses more on a specific hardware it will probably become more efficient at emulating it than MAME does, merely because it's focusing on just that hardware instead of encompassing tons and tons of different arcade setups. For example, I feel that Final Burn Alpha does a better job at CPS-2 than MAME does, and also some ROMsets that MAME is having slight problems with are working just fine for me in Final Burn Alpha, so that way I do not have to re-download them.

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MooglyGuy
09-27-2004, 07:11 PM
*snip*
> some ROMsets that MAME is having slight problems with
*snip*

That's insane. MAME has no problems with any CPS2 romsets. You only have yourself to blame for not having up-to-date sets.

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The 9th Sage
09-27-2004, 09:23 PM
> That's insane. MAME has no problems with any CPS2 romsets.
> You only have yourself to blame for not having up-to-date
> sets.

MAME is having slight problems with MY ROMset (which I thought I was what I was saying, guess not), aka NOT LOADING (which would indicate a problem with my set). I'm sorry if the ROM sets change every build and that I'm not uber 1337 enough to have cable or a DSL connection so I can download these large ROMsets every time a file within the zip set gets an extra zero added to it's name.


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Dan
09-28-2004, 12:00 AM
> I'm sorry if the ROM sets change every build and that I'm
> not uber 1337 enough to have cable or a DSL connection
> so I can download these large ROMsets every time a file
> within the zip set gets an extra zero added to it's name.

I must say that's what also pissed me off about MAME, with the large ROMs changing with every new version. Which is why I stick with an ancient version. (0.59 or something like that)

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MooglyGuy
09-28-2004, 03:19 AM
> I must say that's what also pissed me off about MAME, with
> the large ROMs changing with every new version. Which is why
> I stick with an ancient version. (0.59 or something like
> that)

Yeah, fuck projects that strive for accuracy. How dare they require anyone to update their sets. You know, MAME would be a lot better without the users, I swear to god. <img src=smilies/headshake.gif>

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The 9th Sage
09-28-2004, 03:46 AM
> Yeah, fuck projects that strive for accuracy. How dare they
> require anyone to update their sets. You know, MAME would
> be a lot better without the users, I swear to god.

Yeah, how DARE they strive for accuracy? God, what bastards! <img src=smilies/retard.gif>

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MooglyGuy
09-28-2004, 03:49 AM
> Yeah, how DARE they strive for accuracy? God, what
> bastards!

Meh. I can see both sides of the argument. People want to save bandwidth, so they go with an older version. Others want newer games, so they go with a newer version. Other people straddle the line and keep both an old version and a new version. You can please some of the people some of the time, but you can please none of the people all the time. Or something.

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The 9th Sage
09-28-2004, 03:51 AM
> Meh. I can see both sides of the argument.

Ok, just making sure. I just wish there was an easier way to get a 'good' ROM set than downloading all of it over again, especially when the file is around 20 megs and I'm on dial-up. <img src=smilies/cry.gif>

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Wren
09-28-2004, 04:36 AM
> > Meh. I can see both sides of the argument.
>
> Ok, just making sure. I just wish there was an easier way
> to get a 'good' ROM set than downloading all of it over
> again, especially when the file is around 20 megs and I'm on
> dial-up.

If it's just a matter of additional/changed files added to the ROMset, sites like ROMNation could include an option to download a specific file within the archive. Something similar to what The Underdogs offers.

It'd be worth a shot to ask for it at least.

-Wren

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The 9th Sage
09-29-2004, 03:20 AM
> If it's just a matter of additional/changed files added to
> the ROMset, sites like *BLORK* could include an option to
> download a specific file within the archive. Something
> similar to what The Underdogs offers.

That would be useful...CLRMAMEPro did fix my rom set partially, so I don't really need ALL of the files again.

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LostInSpace
09-30-2004, 09:24 AM
I see what you all are getting at. Any advice on the controller thing? I want one that works,and Im hoping that I dont have to spend 50 bucks on it. I havent heard about any controller issues,but then-Im a mame newbie<img src=smilies/banghead.gif>
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Wren
09-30-2004, 09:27 PM
> I see what you all are getting at. Any advice on the
> controller thing? I want one that works,and Im hoping that I
> dont have to spend 50 bucks on it. I havent heard about any
> controller issues,but then-Im a mame newbie
> LostInSpace

I still use my awesome Wingman Rumblepad. Bought it years ago for about $50 so I'd imagine that they're cheaper now...if they still make them that is.

-Wren


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