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How can I get my copy of Murder to play?

I've got a ROM of Rabbit Software's 1983 classic, Murder. I've got it as a .t64 file, what do I need in order to play it?
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retrieving game names, year, manufacturer with MAME

I need a vanilla ASCII, tab-separated list of the arcade games which I have in my "roms" directory of MAME, with at least the following entries: game name, year, manufacturer. Also good would be to ...
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Is it possible to make memory card loads faster with ePSXe?

I've googled around for this but couldn't find a result. Besides using the quick-save/load feature of ePSXe, is there a way to make the memory card become "detected" quicker for certain games? I'm ...
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Play n64oid saves on laptop?

Is there any way to play the game saves from n64oid on my Win7 laptop? Basically I'd like to be able to hook up my USB controller and take over from a game save I have from traveling and playing on my ...
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Easiest way to play Super Mario World on Macbook laptop

I'd like to play Super Mario World (SNES Mario) on my Macbook laptop using a controller that's somewhat similar to the SNES controller. What's the easiest way to do this (Software, controllers etc)?
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How do I play an old Net Yaroze game?

I used to really enjoy the game Super Bub Contest that was given away on a few Playstation magazine cover discs. It was a Net Yaroze game, for the original PS. I no longer have the discs, or a ...
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Why does my GBA emulator run slow on my i7 iMac?

I have a Game Boy Advance emulator (Visual Boy Advance) on my iMac (specs below), and it has an extremely choppy frame rate. Gameboid on my Droid X however runs smooth as silk. What gives? I know ...
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iCade bluetooth keyboard mappings for MAME?

I just got an iCade -- it is technically for an Apple iPad, but it is basically a generic bluetooth keyboard arcade controller. It's great! But once I paired it with my laptop as a bluetooth keyboard ...
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Emulation problems with Paper Mario

Has anyone successfully emulated PaperMario for N64? I'm using Project64 1.6 on Windows 7 Using Jabo's video plugin there is lots of flickering which was really annoying so I tried Glide64. Which ...
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Crash and Reboot When Running mame.exe (MAME Emulator)

I downloaded the latest version of the MAME Emulator (version 0.142 - mame0142b.exe) from the address below recently: http://mamedev.org/release.html Unfortunately, when I execute the mame.exe file ...
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Recent M.A.M.E. for MacOS [closed]

Is there any version of MAME for MACOS that is still up to date? (Still maintained). http://www.macmame.org/ last update: 2006 http://mameosx.sourceforge.net/ last update: 2009 GUI would be nice, ...
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Why is it so difficult to emulate PS2 games in a PS3?

I know that PS2 games can only be played in a 'fat' PS3 with the right hardware to run it. But why is so difficult to emulate a PS2 game in the PS3 without that hardware? Is the processor, the ...
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Home page for 3d Analyze

I want to try 3d Analyze to see if it can get Battlefield 2 working for me. When I Google 3d Analyze I get a thousand mirror sites. Not one of them looks like the actual "Home Page" of 3d Analyze. ...
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How do I optimize PCSX2's performance?

I'm currently trying to play my all time favorite game, Final Fantasy X, on the PCSX2 emulator and I'm constantly running at around 35-40 FPS, about 70-80% of optimal performance. Does anyone know ...
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MAME "distributions": which one is better for what thing? [closed]

I've used MAME almost from the beginning of the project and love it. But today there exist so many variations and "distributions" of the original that I can't keep count. I used the MAME Plus project ...
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Does XBox gamepad emulator software exist for the PC?

What I'm hoping to do is use a second keyboard and/or mouse in the place of a gamepad for games that require a gamepad to enable multiplayer gaming. I've noticed a few games that are XBox ports have ...
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Joystick D-Pad not working on sdlmame

I wasn't sure on which StackExchange site I should ask this, so I'll give it a try over here. I installed sdlmame (0.140-1) and qmc2 (0.2.b17-1) as a frontend on ArchLinux. I enabled a USB joystick ...
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How can I run PlayStation 1 CDs on my PC?

I have an old PlayStation 1, and I am a big fan of old games. I have a lot of game CDs for this PlayStation. Is it possible to run these games on my PC? If so, how?
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Is it possible to use a playstation save on a pc version?

I almost finished Final Fantasy VII on a PSX emulator running on Ubuntu, but now I would like to play the last hours on the pc version, maybe with graphical and audio mods (non-MIDI music and ...
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Windows Steam games on a Mac with WINE?

I love my MacBook (2008, aluminum, Intel processor with the low-end nVidia chipset). I don't like running Windows. I don't want a Windows Bootcamp partition, because I found I never used it. (I really ...
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Lord of the Rings Online & emulation

How well does Turbine's Lord of the Rings Online work in an emulated Windows XP installation using VMWare Fusion, Parallels or other emulation systems?
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Play Game Boy Color games on DS Lite

I'm thinking about homebrew-hacking my DS Lite, because I could backup my games, play music, and emulate SNES games. I was thinking, could I emulate GBC games? I have a few timeless Gameboy Color ...
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Is it possible to play Outpost on a modern OS?

I have fond memories of playing Outpost in the windows 95 era, and I pulled out the CD recently and discovered that it will not install on XP and above. I believe the problem is that it utilized DOS ...
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Play DemonFront in a emulator?

I have the PCB but my CAB is actually out of service. I saw that there is a dump of the game out there. But when I try it in MAME, there is just a kind of counter that counts to 0 and then nothing ...
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How to play Amiga games on PC

Is it possible to play Amiga games on a PC with Windows OS, and is it also possible to connect an Amiga type joystick to PC and play the games with it?
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