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SubjectBlank Screen of Death? Reply to this message
Posted bysomeoneidunno
Posted on06/11/03 09:44 AM


Great forum. Gives me a lot of confidence when the designer of the product I'm using (MameCE3 v9.50) is on the board. So far from the forum, I've been able to load MameCE3 and I finally through tons of aggravation have got three ROMs to show up in the Play Games list. I have Donkey Kong, DigDug, and Galaga. I'm trying to keep it simple.

My problem is, I keep getting a blank screen after choosing one of these games to play. Then after a few seconds it goes back to the Main screen of MameCE3. I think I would cry from happiness if I could get this emulator to play Donkey Kong.

Things I've read from this forum and tried-

I read this might be a memory problem- I'm using a Toshiba e335 with 64MB memory, when I check my memory settings I get Free Storage memory of 21.13MB and Free Program memory of 20.56 MB, both seem to high enough.

Secondly, I read it might be from the install, the replacement of a gx.dll (sp) file. I reinstalled MameCE3 and chose to replace that dll file but still did not work.

Third, I read that it might be because I am not using old enough roms. I've continuously tried to download from xxx.mame.dk but I cant seem to download any old roms, the links don't actually have links. My games do show up in the playlist so I'm hoping they are the older versions but I dont have any way of checking, or at least I dont know exactly how to check the version of a rom. I got these roms from xxx.theoldcomputer.com/Libarary's/Emulation/MSX/Roms/MSX_roms_summary.htm

(I used the xxx instead of the www because I saw y'all do that and am guessing thats an netiquette thing)

So now, I'm at a loss. I would love to get this program working properly because I love old school gaming. If you have any ideas please let me know.


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.Blank Screen of Death?  someoneidunno06/11/03 09:44 AM
.*Re: Blank Screen of Death?  Tekhmaster07/05/03 08:11 PM
.*Follow up  someoneidunno06/11/03 11:05 AM
..*Re: Follow up  e740user07/21/03 09:45 PM