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Question on MAME files

Sun Nov 04, 2007 10:39 pm

Question on MAME files
Are these possible to add to GB? The Roms of them I have are Zips with a bunch of files in them. I need all of them to run the game but I can only select one file to use within gamebase. Is this possible to change?
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Mon Nov 05, 2007 1:23 pm

This would be a pointless exercise.
M.A.M.E. has it's own front end menu, which is what Game Base copied from to use with other computer/console systems.

why would you want to change what has taken years to develop.

but to answer your question...
it would be possible.
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Mon Nov 05, 2007 1:48 pm

It is possible, and in fact there is MAME support in GB already it's just a pig to update with MAME releases - and to be honest it's simply not worth the effort.


And to set the record straight, GameBase didn't copy MAME at all - frontends existed before the pos known as MAME32 came on the scene.

The proper MAME doesn't contain a frontend as such as it's commandline based, the latest commandline MAMEs do have a sort of a basic frontend (just run MAME without any options).


MAME32 is just a different compile of MAME with basically a frontend mashed into the MAME source so you have to download MAME AND the FRONTEND every time you want to update MAME. It's a far better to use the standard MAME and a decent standalone frontend.

MAME32 is not well liked by the mamedevs as it's not cross-platform (win32 only) and also adds it's own bugs over and above the standard MAME release.

MAME != MAME32
MAME > MAME32
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