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Question on current MAME releases

post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
I built a cab several years ago and I believe the last version of MAME I had in there was...err...well I can't remember.

What I do remember is that it was one of the first releases to support the HD based games like Area 51 and such, tho the computer in my MameCAB (a 1.4Ghz Athlon system from ancient times, it now seems!) was woefully incapable of running them. Still it played all the classics.

But since then its been ages since I've even sniffed at MAME....is there a page out there that shows you the lists (or screenshots) of the newer games supported with each release? This way I can see if its even worthwhile to bother upgrading to a newer version.

Thanks
post #2 of 18
Try here


http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/inde...board,1.0.html

I have 0.93 and was able to play Area 51. Most of the CHD files on the last version are still realativly unplayable though.
post #3 of 18
Yeah arcade controls is about the best for this stuff. IF your PC won't play it now, it will probably play even worse with the newer versions. I have noticed lately that Mame releases lately have been reducing optomization to make the releases more accurate. It only seems to negatively affect the games that are more recent.
post #4 of 18
Thread Starter 
Yeah arcade controls is great, thats the place I hung when I was building my cab oh, ages ago......I was just wondering if MAME actually had any new games *worth playing* is all.

I was trying to find a list of games and it looks like.....a bunch of obscure "you'd never play it anyways" clones, a bunch of hard drive games that nobody can play due to accuracy, and a couple new fighting games.

???? I think the release I have has the two AD&D side-scrollres, etc..I think it was one of the last of the "really good releases"....I really need to fire it up and find out.

I remember hooking up a wheel to my cab and trying to play through like...Cruisin World, and then going "WTF am I doing", and I fired up Need FOr Speed Underground. 800x better graphics and performance, so MAME has its limitations.
post #5 of 18
Indeed. It's been well over 2 years since I've updated the software in my cab -- I think I am at release 105. The kids dig it, so why make more work for myself?
post #6 of 18
Yeah no kidding. Both of my MAME machines are decommissioned for repair. I am starting to miss them so I will probably update to a later MAME version. I think I might update my front end to a newer one. I was using MameWah.
post #7 of 18
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Originally Posted by Cameron View Post

Yeah no kidding. Both of my MAME machines are decommissioned for repair. I am starting to miss them so I will probably update to a later MAME version. I think I might update my front end to a newer one. I was using MameWah.

I started out on ArcadeOS on DOS, then moved a couple of different ones (gamelauncher?) before I settled on MaLa. It works really well on my cocktail table.
post #8 of 18
Yeah Mala is up on the list. I am really lazy these days so I need something quick and easy on the setup.
post #9 of 18
Don't forget about GameEX as a front end. It works pretty flawlessly for me. Finished this baby up a couple years ago.

guess i can't post urls til 3 posts. (forum rules)
post #10 of 18
Let me see if this works....
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post #12 of 18
Thread Starter 
Do you need to use the command line executable version of MAME for GameEX? Honestly I ran Mame32 for so long I never felt a need to switch......

OH and nice job on the Cab..is that an original or repo artwork, looks nice and clean....
post #13 of 18
Check out the upcoming HyperSpin FE.

http://hyperspin-fe.com/index.php?op...d=21&Itemid=38

I think this will be the one for me. Not 100% sure yet.
post #14 of 18
Nice work! Check my similar Centipede MAME cabinet:

http://www.vesperworks.com/mame/


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Originally Posted by sman26 View Post

here it is...

http://home.neb.rr.com/shawndone/
post #15 of 18
Sman: Your cab has not bezel.. why? I have a PERFECT vecotr traced artwork for the bezel if you want it. I created it myself, and you can scale it to suit your specific sizing needs... it took me numerous hours to trace the original one, and it prints out absolutely beautifully. Stunning.
post #16 of 18
Those are some sweet Centipede cabs. Better than Atari could make. Have fun playing
post #17 of 18
Sweet cabs!

I am about to finish off my redo of my bartop project:
http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=54840.0
post #18 of 18
Cameron I'm fighting with you to have the most "last" replies in the game room equipment forum
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