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    looks like i may be leaving the party early.
    I can't fucking work this MAME program.
    Aieee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kamino
    looks like i may be leaving the party early.
    I can't fucking work this MAME program.
    Aieee.
    No! You will figure it out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kamino
    looks like i may be leaving the party early.
    I can't fucking work this MAME program.
    Aieee.
    Hit me up on AIM and I'll get you set up.

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    heres my problem.
    I downloaded the MAME and ROM in jibba's post.
    I extracted the ROM files to the ROMS folder in MAME.
    IT CANT FIND THE ROM.
    kthxbye.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kamino
    heres my problem.
    I downloaded the MAME and ROM in jibba's post.
    I extracted the ROM files to the ROMS folder in MAME.
    IT CANT FIND THE ROM.
    kthxbye.
    Take all the files and put them in their own directory. For instance, for Galaga, the directory would be:

    C:\MAME\roms\galaga\

    then, when you do your command line execution, just run:

    mame galaga

    The reference to "Galaga" on the command line tells MAME that all the ROM files are in the galaga directory. That's why MAME can't find your game right now - it's looking for a directory called "galaga" where the ROM files are stored.

    Hope that makes sense


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    HOW TO GET THINGS RUNNING...

    Download MAME32 v0.95 from the link supplied in the FIRST POST of this thread.

    Unzip that and it will create a folder called Mame32.

    Inside there there will be a /roms folder.

    Place the ZIPPED download of the Galaga rom (supplied in the FIRST POST of this thread) in the /roms folder.

    Run Mame32.exe and it will purge all the roms (only finding 1, Galaga {"Namco rev. B" in this case}).

    In the leftmost window of Mame32 click where it says "Availble" and the Game list will change from EVERY game in the collective to just the ones you have. Again, currently Galaga (Namco rev. B).

    Double click "Galaga (Namco rev. B) to start.

    -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-

    I tried to make that as simple and step by step as possible so anyone confused can figure out how to get things working.

    If you are running an older version of MAME (my main install on this system is v0.77 and my cocktail is being built around v0.76) then the supplied rom will probably not work. Somewhere around v0.90 or so there were a lot of changes to the emulator which effected it's compatibility with the older romsets / compatibility of the newer romsets with the older versions of MAME. (I'm not talking about the changes to how .CHD files are handeled, that was somewhere around v0.80 if I remember correctly)

    kamino is probably having the same problem as I did, getting the suppled rom to work with an older already installed version of MAME. You need to download the suppled version of MAME (current MAME32) linked in the FIRST POST. Just put it in a seperate location from your main older MAME install if you don't feel like upgrading what you already have. Then you can compete in the compeition using the alternate install and not have to worry about an existing installation getting messed up. (what I'm doing)
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    UPDATE:
    I'm retarded.
    I extracted the files into the ROMS directory. I didn't know to leave it ZIPped.
    Bummer, dude. now i gotta go play galaga.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kamino
    heres my problem.
    I downloaded the MAME and ROM in jibba's post.
    I extracted the ROM files to the ROMS folder in MAME.
    IT CANT FIND THE ROM.
    kthxbye.
    Don't unzip the rom. Just put the zip file in the ROM folder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flack
    Quote Originally Posted by kamino
    heres my problem.
    I downloaded the MAME and ROM in jibba's post.
    I extracted the ROM files to the ROMS folder in MAME.
    IT CANT FIND THE ROM.
    kthxbye.
    Don't unzip the rom. Just put the zip file in the ROM folder.
    yeah. NE146 was kind enough to point that out to me on IRC. how was i to know? its reflex these days to unzip zips.

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    I tried to make that as simple and step by step as possible so anyone confused can figure out how to get things working.
    What is MAME?

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    Quote Originally Posted by I Am Humanoid
    I tried to make that as simple and step by step as possible so anyone confused can figure out how to get things working.
    What is MAME?

    "On December 24th, 1996, Nicola Salmoria began working on his single hardware emulators (for example Multi-Pac), which he merged into one program during January 1997. He named the accomplishment by the name of Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator, or MAME for short (pronounced as the word 'maim' in English, other languages may differ).

    The first official release was MAME 0.1, which was released on the evening of February 5th, 1997 (23:32 +0100). Using a modular and portable driver oriented architecture with an open source philosophy, it soon grew into immense proportions. The current version supports 5578 ROM sets, 3083 unique games. Because MAME releases happen whenever they are ready, at one point the wait between new versions was almost 4 months. To help the agony of the users, a public beta system was used, with a beta release happening every 2-3 weeks on an average. However, now the beta designation has been removed in favor of a good old 0.xx version number.

    Even though MAME allows people to enjoy the long-lost arcade games and even some newer ones, the main purpose of the project is to document the hardware (and software) of the arcade games. There are already many dead arcade boards, whose function has been brought to life in MAME. Being able to play the games is just a nice side-effect. The huge success of MAME would not be possible without the talent of the programmers who joined to form the MAME team. At the moment, there are about 100 people on the team, but there is a large number of contributors outside the team too. Nicola Salmoria is still the coordinator of the project."

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    Quote Originally Posted by I Am Humanoid
    I tried to make that as simple and step by step as possible so anyone confused can figure out how to get things working.
    What is MAME?

    Apparently a Broadway musical starring Angela Lansbury:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mame



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    Quote Originally Posted by Cirrus
    Quote Originally Posted by I Am Humanoid
    I tried to make that as simple and step by step as possible so anyone confused can figure out how to get things working.
    What is MAME?

    Apparently a Broadway musical starring Angela Lansbury:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mame



    Sorry. :/
    ...and the name of the greatest emulation project in history is officially tarnished for all time in my mind.
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    Nevermind now.

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    BUMP! 4 hours left! If you have not yet submitted a score, you should do so soon!

    Also, I updated the prize listings. They just get better and better. And before this contest is over, the prize packages will be even bigger!!!

    Chris

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    What's the acceptable format for the screenshots? MacMAME uses .png when making screenshots. Is that ok?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Jaye
    What's the acceptable format for the screenshots? MacMAME uses .png when making screenshots. Is that ok?
    .png is just fine. I have recieved your e-mail with high score and screenshot.

    Thanks

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    OK I know I said that the scores were due by midnight EDT, but I thought about it and that isnt very fair to us west coasters. Thus I will just say that they are due tonight. Whatever is in my inbox when I wake up in the morning will be accepted. This will be the case for all future submissions as well. Therefore if I say that the score for game X is due on Thursday night, then I will accept whatever scores are in my email inbox when I wake up on Friday morning.

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    Oh, NOW you tell me!

    Crap, I just submitted mine cause I thought I would'nt have any more time to play.

    Oh well. Thanks for the info for later, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SoulBlazer
    Oh, NOW you tell me!

    Crap, I just submitted mine cause I thought I would'nt have any more time to play.

    Oh well. Thanks for the info for later, though.
    This is little more than a practice round anyway.

    ANYWAY, I am still missing scores from the following people:

    AdamG
    ddockery
    downfall
    Gamemaster_ca_2003
    kraboomba
    Lord007
    Nesmaster
    pacmanhat
    Pantechnicon
    Shoes23
    SMB2
    Sothy
    TheSmirk
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    xaqar

    Consider this to be 'last call'. Please remember that if I dont have a score from you by tommorow morning, you will be out of the contest.

    Thanks.

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