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SubjectMAME in 2015 Reply to this message
Posted byTerry Bogard
Posted on04/06/15 01:35 PM



Hey guys,

I'd like to put together a good MAME setup to play good stuff from 80's and 90's (just classic ROM stuff, no disc images or anything). Last time I had a comprehensive MAME romset was for a stable version was v0.36, that's ages ago!

Not asking for ROMZ of course, but what's your suggestion for a stable Win7-x64 MAME build, with a simple UI (frontends are ok if little config is needed), XBox360 controller support, no bloat (no need for h4xx0rz gfx filters)?

Your suggestions appreciated.

Terry



SubjectRe: MAME already its own built-in frontend new Reply to this message
Posted bynewsdee
Posted on04/06/15 08:44 PM



I haven't done a dedicated build in a while, but the "basic" MAME already has a small UI to switch games and should handle any DirectX input from the PC.
I find frontend/UIs are more for "curated" romsets where you handpick the ones you want to present... some are really nice but it is work to set them up.

As for versions, I pick one mathcing whichever romset I have. Archive.org posted a full 0.151 set (and it's still up) so that's what I went for last time I tried.





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SubjectRe: MAME already its own built-in frontend new Reply to this message
Posted byTerry Bogard
Posted on04/07/15 01:08 PM



Thanks, had no idea that plain vanilla MAME now has a UI, I guess pure emulation zealots are growing older :)

Will give it a try next weekend.


> I haven't done a dedicated build in a while, but the "basic" MAME already has a
> small UI to switch games and should handle any DirectX input from the PC.
> I find frontend/UIs are more for "curated" romsets where you handpick the ones
> you want to present... some are really nice but it is work to set them up.
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> As for versions, I pick one mathcing whichever romset I have. Archive.org posted
> a full 0.151 set (and it's still up) so that's what I went for last time I
> tried.
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> [download a life]
>





SubjectRe: MAME already its own built-in frontend new Reply to this message
Posted byRoushiMSX
Posted on04/07/15 03:41 PM




> As for versions, I pick one mathcing whichever romset I have. Archive.org posted
> a full 0.151 set (and it's still up) so that's what I went for last time I
> tried.
>

That's what I used to get myself a jumpstart on bringing my set up to date. I also grabbed their CHDs, but I totally regret wasting my time because there was still a lot of work that needed to be done to each one and it's not like many of them are even worth keeping around and playing at the moment. Maybe in a decade.

I'm happy to see that the latest version of RetroPie is using a slightly newer version of AdvanceMAME, but I really wish they would just make a concentrated effort of maintaining ROM parity with the current PC builds.




SubjectRetropie from Raspberry Pi? new Reply to this message
Posted bynewsdee
Posted on04/09/15 11:51 AM



Yeah, getting the right romsets for non-PCs is a major pain in the butt.

How's MAME on the RPI? I've just got the new version 2 (which is much better for desktop) but didn't try any emulators for it yet.


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