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SubjectRe: features: Zip DeCompression and ROMS speification? Reply to this message
Posted byTekhmaster
Posted on06/03/01 01:47 PM



> Here's a few suggestions, if you get the time:
>
> - Zip decompression built in
> - Ability to specify ROMs directory
>
> One great advantage to MAME32 for the desktop is the ability to dump dozens (I
> have 114) roms in their own ZIP file, keeping them very organized (you don't
> have to unzip all 1000+ files to play the games). This would also help people
> like me that try to cram just 4 or 5 games on the handheld cause I don't have
> enough ram (HP 548 32mb w/8meg 'free' card. 128mb ONE day.. soon maybe).
>
> The other feature of the ability to specify the directory of the ROMS would help
> as I plan on storing my ROMs on one flash card, and MP3s on the other.
>
> Eric
> Eric@cdc.net
>

MameCE3 all ready has ZIP support. In fact I didn't know that it even worked if you unzipped the files.
Just put each game Rom (in Zipped format) into the ROMS folder. You do not gain any extra space by zipping multiple zipped ROMs into a single file, becuase they are already compressed as far as they can be.

Providing the ability to specify the ROM directory is a good idea, i'll add it to the To-DO list.

At this time you do have many options on where to store your zipped files. MameCE3 allows you to keep them in the following places:
\Program files\Mamece\Roms\
\My Documents\
\My Documents\Roms\
\Storage Card\Program Files\Mamce\Roms\
If you manually install the Program you can replace \Program Files\ with the place that you install it ( ie if you wanted to install it in \MameCE\ ).

So you can currently keep your favorite game in main memory and leave all the other games on the storage card. :)


Cheers,
-Techmaster

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*features: Zip DeCompression and ROMS speification?   Anonymous06/03/01 02:28 AM
..Re: features: Zip DeCompression and ROMS speification?   Tekhmaster06/03/01 01:47 PM
..*Re: features: Zip DeCompression and ROMS speification?   Anonymous06/03/01 03:21 PM
...*Re: features: Zip DeCompression and ROMS speification?   Tekhmaster06/03/01 10:26 PM