New game ROMs can be put in the "PUT MAME ROMS HERE!" folder found on your desktop (do not extract the .zip files).
If you add new ROM files to the roms folder, you will need to tell Maximus Arcade to Refresh the Game List. To do this,
Open Preferences (Use the keyboard's RIGHT-SIDE CONTROL KEY (NOT LEFT) CONTROL+P while in the front end, or the ...
Some things that might have tripped you up:
MAME will show a lot of games as "available" that aren't really. I think they mean "compatible" more than "available" here. You can run MAME with the name of a ROM to start right into that game, or fail immediately if it isn't present.
You might start with one of the publicly available ROMS on the MAME website, ...
Offscreen reload is only an option if you're using a light gun - it overrides button 2 of the light gun to set the position of the gun off the edge of the screen and also counts as a "fire" operation.
The MAME manual describes it thus:
Controls whether or not MAME treats a second button input from a
lightgun as a reload signal. In this case, MAME ...
And it will not be that fun if putting credits is an unlimited action.
I had the same problem with my RetroPie cabinet. To solve this I devised a joystick system with an integrated credit counter. The system disables the insert coin buttons unless credits are available and includes a little challenge that must be won in order to obtain them. The challenge ...
The game files themselves only contain the ROM data from the arcade cabinet - they don't contain any information about the game itself. That information is stored in XML files (in my copy of MAME, these are stored in the "hash" directory) that ship with MAME.
MAME has a command line option "-listxml" which can be used to dump this XML list to the command ...
You could create a batch file that automatically starts the application, and if it stops, to start it again. Instead of running the program, you would run this file instead.
echo Program terminated at %Date% %Time% with Error %ErrorLevel% >> c:\logs\program.log
echo Press Ctrl-C if you don't want to restart automatically
It's all about input.
To pull of certain moves you need to do certain patterns within X frames from the first input. Things like this were a lot stricter in Street Fighter one where everything had to be frame perfect.
I don't know what USB controller you have, but, in games like Street Fighter, it's down to how well you can use that input. For instance, ...
JOYSTICK-IT does not contain any electronics, but works by mimicking a human finger and this registers as a press on the screen.
This product will not work with a PC unless you could get input from a touch input device to register the presses and map them to key presses.
There's a known issue that causes crashes when you combine recent MAME builds, certain Nvidia graphics cards, and the latest Nvida drivers. The only known solution is to roll back your video drivers to an older version, usually, several versions back.
More info in these threads...
In MAME's "Configure Machine" -> "Device Mapping" settings change the "LightGun Device Assignment" from Keyboard to Mouse. Trying to use Keyboard or a Joystick is near impossible beyond the first level of any game. You can change this per game or for all games.
Usually, arcade games don't have invincibility cheats, they are designed to let the owner make money, with an invincibility setting, a player could play hours with just one coin
Try with mame to use Pugsy's memory cheats who change the value of the player life in memory, or maybe in the "dip switch" settings of the game (for example some neo geo games had ...
Way back then on Mame32 0.106:
Default Game Options
Volume Attenuation slider, pull towards the left to reduce volume.
This would apply to all games.
Within games, volume down/up should be keys "-" and "=" by default, but it's not working for me. I'll update if I find out why.
I did it! Thanks to Anime-niac, a user from MAMEWorld Forums, I could run MAME finally.
The problem was that I didn't have DirectX 9.0 installed. I thought the version 12.0 already installed in my PC was enough to make it run, but fortunately I was wrong. However, I got only the web installer version to be properly installed. The other one, a runtime EXE, ...
No such feature exists, though I guess a skilled programmer could add something like that to the MAME source code. Since the purpose of MAME is to preserve the games in their original state, I doubt such a feature will ever be added to the official MAME release.
Check the directory where your mame64.exe is located; there's probably a mame.ini file in there that should tell you which rompath mame64 is using. Note that it uses that path starting from the directory you're in when you launch mame64, which may not be the directory mame64.exe is actually in. It depends a bit on how your front-end handles that. You could ...
The mame.exe (or mame64.exe) has extensive command line help built in. Just open up a command prompt, navigate to your MAME directory and type "mame -showusage" for a list of them.
The most basic command line would be:
You can also get a list of configuration options with:
Which will list what your configuration ...
The JOYSTICK-IT isn't an electrical product, it doesn't connect to the device by bluetooth or any other type of connection, it is simply a small stick with a conductive base that works when placed on a touch screen where the "virtual thumb stick" usually is.
For that reason I doubt there'd be any way for you to use this with your PC, unless you have a ...