Windows XP and MAME

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Postby Chad » Sun Jan 20, 2002 12:30 pm

win32 is for lusers who need a gui :) the official mame exe (sometimes now refered to as mamew) works perfectly on xp for me. the
dos mame exe (sometimes refered to as dmame) works but you must use
-sound 0 to turn off sound IF you have an audigy sound card, but dmame
can work if you use the arcade@home front end instead of win32.

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Postby Mark Baker » Wed Jan 23, 2002 12:30 pm

I installed the latest version of MAME32 (Win) the other day and it all seemed to be going fine except for some graphic juddering. Now I
can't use the TAB to get access to the controls. Everything else
seems to work fine for games that have the right control settings
already except for some graphic slowness.

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M

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Postby Bill Francis » Mon Jan 28, 2002 12:30 pm

I just want to let everyone know that I'm using Windows XP and MAME32 and it works GREAT! I have installed it on multiple machines
and have NEVER had a problem whether it's 95/98/ME/XP/NT/2000. No
matter what kind of system you are running you should be using
MAME32. Get off the DOS kick unless you are a big fan of the early
80's, seriously. MAME32 uses your already working Windows drivers so
you won't have any problems. In all the years I've used MAME every
person that's had a problem I've fixed in a matter of minutes. They
either downloaded some other version which doesn't always work or
simply didn't read the directions on how to set it up. The only
problem anybody should have with MAME32 can be easily fixed by going
into OPTIONS then DEFAULT OPTIONS. You can change your sound
settings, you can change your screen refresh rate, you can turn on
your mouse, you can change your screen size (which I suggest 1024),
and if you get a blurry screen or funky lines you can change it so
it doesn't try to stretch your display. I have over 400 games (only
the best and most classic of games) and they ALL work. This is a
DELL 8200 Series P4-1900 with 512MB RD-RAM, 120GB HD, Turtle Beach
Santa Cruz Sound Card, NVIDIA 64DDR TI500 Video Card, CD-RW, DVD,
and whatever else you can think of. :)

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Postby Arch Nem » Thu Feb 14, 2002 12:30 pm

WHOAH!
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stand back a p4 1.9ghz that has the works

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You have my dual systems running in fear!
Just built a dual system with a dual board, dual AMD XP 2000+, 3.5GB
registered DDR ram, 120GB RAID setup, SB Audigy, GeForce 4 Ti 500.
PVR 233 MPG encoder card.

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trying to get rid of this 1400 dual xp setup that's utter carp when
it comes to fps on mpeg-2 compression.

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DOS mame rules, that's where it came from, that's where it's going to
stay.

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Postby Arch Nem » Thu Feb 14, 2002 12:30 pm

WHOAH!
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stand back a p4 1.9ghz that has the works

<p>

You have my dual systems running in fear!
Just built a dual system with a dual board, dual AMD XP 2000+, 3.5GB
registered DDR ram, 120GB RAID setup, SB Audigy, GeForce 4 Ti 500.
PVR 233 MPG encoder card.

<p>

trying to get rid of this 1400 dual xp setup that's utter carp when
it comes to fps on mpeg-2 compression.

<p>

DOS mame rules, that's where it came from, that's where it's going to
stay.

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sorry for double post, heh double post on dual systems

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Postby Ed Amin » Thu Feb 14, 2002 12:30 pm

And to top it off billsvilla@aol.com is using a DELL
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WHOAH somebody pick me up off the floor, I was just stunned and
amazed by the sheer power his p4 1.9ghz "and anything else you can
think of" machine.

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*YAWN* x 1 google

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Postby Bill Francis » Thu Feb 14, 2002 12:30 pm

What Bill Francis fails to realize that at some level or another his precious 98/NT/2000/XP systems run on is.......DOS

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True XP and 2000 represented a departure from DOS, but there will
ALWAYS be some form of DOS running a WINDOWS computer.

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Postby Bill Francis » Thu Feb 14, 2002 12:30 pm

What are you people talking about? I wasn't listing my computer parts as a show of "power". I was listing them for people to see what it's
will work on. I have all types of computers in my basement from a 180
running NT, a 233 running 98, a couple of 500's, a 933, and a 1.4 all
running 2000. The 1.9 I was speaking of is the only machine I use XP
on and is why I used it as an example. If you recall there was a
question about how to use MAME with XP. Processor power doesn't mean
that much to me or I'd have an Itanium Server. Instead I have an
AS/400 here which I program in C, COBOL, RPG, CL, and DDS. I bought
the 1.9 so I could have my AS/400 on the internet via my 3meg
sattelite connection from Skycasters. If you think MAME can be hard
to setup try getting satellite working right -- which actually that's
another 900mhz computer running 2000 Server. Friends of mine have
T1's in their homes but they don't offer enough bandwidth for them to
sell wireless service to more than 30 neighbors and DS3 is terribly
expensive. Why am I talking about this? Ugh, anyways... I agree that
DMAME is awsome and the original, and WMAME is good too. The reason I
like MAME32 is because I'm LAZY! I like the GUI, I like the seemless
compatability with all version of Windows, I like that it keeps
itself updated, and I like not having to tinker with command lines
and icons. Say what you want... my answer to question still
remains... MAME32 is the easiest thing to get working in XP. If you
like playing with command line stuff then knock yourself out (I use
too) but if someone can't get something to work the last thing they
need to know is the hard way. At least get it working the easy way
then try the other version of MAME. Can we get off this topic now and
discuss what's really important? WHEN ARE THEY GOING TO GET A WORKING
COPY OF HARD DRIVE'N... I LOVED THAT GAME!!! Or, at least stereo
versions of Mortal Kombat II and III!

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Postby Chris Kokotaylo » Sat Feb 16, 2002 12:30 pm

Ah Ha! Some of the answers lie in using the Arcade at Home front end. It keeps passing bad options to the mame executable. I
downloaded Emu Loader, and ran the win32 compile, AND the dos
compile. No problems at all. If you want to rid yourself of the
flashing window, turn off the 'maximize' setting.

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Postby so? » Mon Mar 04, 2002 12:30 pm

Besides, why are yo bragging baout building a ridiculously unnecessary computer? Aa if you will ever need 3.5Gig of Ram. Geez,
you are like a 5 year old saying "My mommy is better than your
mommy." Grow up!

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Postby Chad » Tue Mar 05, 2002 12:30 pm

bill G. : "It's very unlikely any program will require more than 640Megs of ram."

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as longs as you know how to use them dual sytems kick (if you are
knowlegable to make use of them and make them stable enough).

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