> > > Notice how it didn't give instructions on how to do any of the wonderful
> > things
> > > that you listed, no the very first thing it explained how to do was how to
> > a
> > > game.
> > What do you expect? Thats the help for the windows version, if you go in
> > alphabetical order then you'd have found docs/mame.txt.
> Actually I did read that document first but it only contained legal crap,
> nothing about the program itself and how to use it. The only document that I
> found that explains how to actually use Mame described how to start a game.
ok, maybe the first versions didn't have all the functions, its called development. first stage , proof of concept , produce something that works , improve software snd usefulness of software from there. Its also a learning experience , what information is useful to have in the drivers , what isn't etc.
you point out the syntax for running mame (which amazingly many people don't seem to understand anyway) the basic fact is that that is the correct way to execute the emulator, and most other command line options are built around that. (-romident being an exception)
The rest of the options are also detailed in appropriate sections.
Aside from that a lot of what I mentioned comes from studying the source anyway, and if you notice the official mame site doesn't even offer binaries, there is simply a note saying if you want them go to mame.net instead.
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