It depends on the game. Some of them played Ok(acceptable if not average speed) on the slower devices.
However this doesnt sound like his problem.
I am not sure what his problem could be, but be sure to test with something like frogger or pacman as they were some of games that I considered acceptable speed.
If that fails, try uninstalling and deleting all traces of the mamece folder. Then reinstall from a freshly downloaded copy just in case your install file got corrupted.
> > Pocket pc type: Jornada568
> I dont know enough about this PPC, had a look on ebay and it appears to have a
> 206 mhz processor. When i had an old Ipaq (206 mhz) Mame just ran too slow (As
> did SNES, GBA etc) and was unplayable.
> I then had an Ipaq 3970 (400mhz) but even the processor was faster it wasnt
> Pocket PC 2003 plus it wasnt the latest latest 400mhz processor and again games
> ran too slow on this.
> I then bought an Asus MyPal 620 which was 2003 plus the latest processor which
> ran about 3 times as fast and now i can run GBA, Genesis, SNES and MAME games.
> Sorry this isnt a showing off post or that but basically older PPC's (specially
> 206mhz PPC's) probably wont be able to run Mame games well unless you overclock.
> Even then it might be a struggle. A later PPC is what you really need i'm afraid