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M.A.M.E.

Post by johnno56 » Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:43 pm

I have used Mame before, when I used to run with Windlows XP, and would like to so with Mint.

Can someone, in step-by-step method, describe how to install Mame and a good frontend? I am running with Mint 14 Nadia XFCE 4.

Thank you.

J
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Re: M.A.M.E.

Post by catweazel » Tue Jun 18, 2013 2:37 am

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$ sudo apt-get install mame gnome-video-arcade
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Re: M.A.M.E.

Post by johnno56 » Tue Jun 18, 2013 3:27 am

Catweazel,

Thank you for replying so quickly.

Both 'mame' and 'gnome-video-arcade' installed without incident.

Problem: 'gva' executes ok but fails to anylize the roms. I have 982 roms stored on my hard drive. '/home/john/.mame/roms/'. 'Gva' does not appear to have the ability to manually configure the directories from the main gui. Have you you heard of this problem in the past, or do you think I may be doing something wrong?

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Re: M.A.M.E.

Post by catweazel » Tue Jun 18, 2013 3:39 am

Take a look in the synaptic package manager. Search for mame. That's all I did. I noted there were other tools listed.
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Re: M.A.M.E.

Post by johnno56 » Tue Jun 18, 2013 3:51 am

Ok. Will do.

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Re: M.A.M.E.

Post by johnno56 » Tue Jun 18, 2013 4:05 am

All is ok.

Completely un-installed mame, gva and tools. Removed the mame.ini file.

Installed mame. Ran from games menu.
installed gva from synaptic (version 0.8.3-1)
Started gva and it built the game database and after about a minute or so, it finished analyzing the roms.
All seems ok.

Many thenks for you assist.

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Re: M.A.M.E.

Post by catweazel » Tue Jun 18, 2013 4:18 am

It's amazing what you can achieve with just a slight nudge in the right direction :mrgreen:

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Re: M.A.M.E.

Post by johnno56 » Tue Jun 18, 2013 4:57 pm

You are the Nudge Master....

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