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    Default Do you download MAME extras?

    By this, I mean the cabinet, marquee and flyer art, as well as game history. Do you also use extra software like the one used to save high scores?

    I tend to want those images for all the games I have, as I have a fascination with videogame history (marquee and cabinet art are part of that history, after all!).

    And the high score.dat file should be directly part of MAME. I don't understand why they don't include it with the latest releases.

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    Not only those, but also all of the cheat .dat's, beezels, backgrounds, and overlay files.

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    I'm with both of you on this. I'm a completist. I grab everything MAME related for my MAME PC.

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    Default Hell yeah...

    The bezels are great. SO are screenshots and such. It just makes to whole Mame experience that much more enjoyable. Like a little arcade museum in 5 gigs

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    The only things I don't download for MAME are the cheat.dat file and the artwork (which doesn't work well in MacMAME 0.60; I'll try again when the next version of MacMAME is released).

    BTW, I found a cool MAME intro movie in .mov or .mpeg format at http://www.cinemarcade.com/movies.html
    My fave is MAME Arcade, which is a short version of the Arcade 84 short film, also available on that site.

    I think I now realize that the reason why I wasn't too crazy about the Namco Museum series' museum section is because I had my little MAME museum to compare it with. There's also the fact that Namco doesn't focus on the US releases of its games, since these were mostly distributed in the US by either Midway or Atari.

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    I got tired of the Arcade 84 intro (it just doesn't look good full screen), so I just went back to http://www.cinemarcade.com/movies.html and I downloaded their 2 latest MAME intro movies: The Games That Time Forgot (inspired by the Tron movie) and Devastator (featuring the Devastator joystick, as well as very nice 3D renditions of Berzerk - alas, no Evil Otto! -, Space Race and Missile Command. Both movies look great full screen (at least on my computer).

    That's part of my plan to transform my old iMac 350MHz w/ 320 MB of RAM into a MacMAME computer (I never use it anyway, so might as well give it some reason to be; besides, MacMAME under OSX is still going through growing pains, while the last MacMAME for OS 9 was a pretty stable piece of software).

    As I've written in the Arcade Alley forum, this is my "no money, no space" tabletop alternative to all these great MAME cabinet projects out there. All I'll need is an X-Arcade double stick (and the trackball when it's released) and we're in business!!!

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    Ya, I almost NEED to since on my mame cab - the front end shows a generic MAME logo on the bezel/arcade cabinet/screenshot sections of the game select frontend if I don't have them pointe dto in the right places.
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    I usually don't, mostly cause not sure where to get them and moreso intrested in the games. Inlays I'll get if they're required though...maybe I should look into some the art. What are beezels?
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    Well, I used to, before I quickly realized that I'm probably not going to be getting a whole lot on a 56k modem. So now, I just get history.dat (a godsend) and hiscore.dat (another godsend).
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    A bezel is the art surrounding the monitor.

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    I use to do it like that . I got tired of mame becuase it took up almost my entire drive becuase of the chd's and such .


    When I get another pc together or another drive for this I will install the entire set again.

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    Where do you fools get the flyers from?
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    Fool? I ain't no fool!

    However, I can't remember where I found the flyer scans I used, but googling "Arcade flyers" might do the trick (some sites did have the flyers in downloadable packs, which makes things easier).

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    http://www.arcadeflyers.com/
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    I downloaded them all at one point in time. I was setting up a custom skin for EmuWizard (MAME front end) and what I did was get a picture of an arcade cabinet, and then made it to where whatever game you were on, the marquee would appear in the marquee space on the arcade game.

    I also made custom marquees for each system, so that if you were playing NES or Atari roms, those marquees would appear there as well. I also got screenshots of every game and added those in. It took forever and now I think I'm going to write my own. Damn me.


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