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rchamp

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cannot get mame games working
« on: December 02, 2010, 04:11:18 am »
Hey there,

I followed the steps on http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Play_Games_on_LinuxMCE to a T. I added my roms into the mame folder through the samba share. my core/hybrid detected the games and attached the images accordingly.

But when I select a game and then click "play" the screen freezes for a second, and then I am booted back to the main orbiter screen and nothing happens.

Has this happened to anyone else?

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Re: cannot get mame games working
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2010, 02:03:29 pm »
Hi dubchamp26,

Yes it happens to me as well - though not on all ROMs. Some seem to work, but not all.

The ROM files seem to be fine (work in windows) but I have the same experience as yourself on my current build. I'm pretty sure some that are now failing have worked in the past though. Not really sure how to troubleshoot....hopefully someone else can suggest something...?

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Re: cannot get mame games working
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2010, 02:48:46 pm »
We package the latest versions of MAME.

the ROMs for different games change over time, and you need to make sure your ROMs match up with what the latest version of MAME requires, otherwise they will not work.

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Re: cannot get mame games working
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2010, 11:19:08 pm »
How do I check to make sure its the right version?

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Re: cannot get mame games working
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2010, 12:19:12 am »
I honestly can't answer that, because I can't talk about ROMs for any games you may legally have or not.

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Re: cannot get mame games working
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2010, 12:50:57 am »
How do I check to make sure its the right version?

try:
Code: newbielink:javascript:void(0); [nonactive]
mame -verifyroms * >verify.txt


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Re: cannot get mame games working
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2010, 12:55:53 am »
Thanks Chris, ill try that