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Old 29-04-2007, 09:18 PM   #1
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Hey Guys, I've just made available my pet project and would like to know what everyone thinks. If you're into emulators and MAME, please check it out at http://mamesaver.sourceforge.net/
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Old 30-04-2007, 12:23 AM   #2
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does it support mame32plus? that's where most of my arcade roms are played.
edit - does it use the "roms" directory in the mame folder? if so will it be possible to select rom folders in the future since i use multiple arcade emulators.
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Old 30-04-2007, 05:18 AM   #3
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Hey JJXB,
I'm not sure about Mame32Plus, but I would love it if you could try and let me know. I don't see why not though.

About the ROMS, if the MAME is working ok stand alone, then I don't think it should be a problem. Basically the screen saver uses the Mame executable to list the ROMS available, so if Mame can see them, then it should be ok.

Edit 1: One note there though is that the version of Mame must support the same command line arguments. Especially -verifyroms, -listxml and sending the game name on the command line.

Edit 2: I've been trying to download Mame32Plus but it seems Rapidshare does not want to work for me.
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tried here? (that's where i downloaded the latest version) i think you need a fileplanet account though (not sure though)
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Old 01-05-2007, 08:04 AM   #5
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Thanks JJXB - Will try and let you know...
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Old 03-05-2007, 06:15 AM   #6
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I tried Mamesaver with MamePlus and it worked brilliantly. (I recommend using the mamepgui.exe file as the executable file in Mamesaver as the other one keeps opening a cmd box.

As far as I can see MamePlus is pretty much the same as Mame. Is there any specific reason you're using it instead?
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hardware acceleration. plus it allows more games to be played (e.g. tekken)
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Old 03-05-2007, 12:50 PM   #8
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Cool. I will have to give it a bigger try then. Otherwise please let me know if you try Mamesaver and how it works for you.
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Old 03-05-2007, 02:43 PM   #9
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it's working fine. took a little while to get the roms listed but that's my only gripe.
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Old 03-05-2007, 04:36 PM   #10
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Yeah, it's an unfortunate side-effect of using the MAME through the command line.

The problem is that first I have to use the -listxml option which extracts an XML which is something like 28MB! Then I have to use the -verifysets option to get a listing of all the ROMs you have and which ones are working well. Then I have to "merge" one with the other in a sense as I need the full info for only the working ROMs.

I will be looking into speeding it up somehow, but I don't see it as a show-stopper as it's only done once in a while really.

If you do have any more comments, please let me know.


Oh yeah, and if you have anybody who has multiple screens, could you maybe get them to test it and let me know how it works? I don't have and would like to know if it works properly or not.
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