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all my roms work but......
« on: March 12, 2017, 09:30:15 pm »
all my roms (using mameui 183) work on my windows 8 computer,but once I ported it over to my xp computer which is what I wanna use for my arcade they do not work.Any suggestions?

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Re: all my roms work but......
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2017, 11:04:07 pm »
drive letter(s) or path(s) change?

also is one 32-bit and one 64-bit?

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Re: all my roms work but......
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2017, 11:07:40 pm »
drive letter(s) or path(s) change?

also is one 32-bit and one 64-bit?

im not quite sure how the path could change if it was never on that other computer to begin with lol and i believe they are both 32bit computers

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Re: all my roms work but......
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2017, 04:11:42 am »
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i believe they are both 32bit computers

Win 8 = 64 bit OS

XP = 32 bit OS

Is your Mame version 32 bit or 64 bit?

Is this too vauge?
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Re: all my roms work but......
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2017, 07:33:25 am »
What have ROMs got to do with whether the OS is 32 or 64 bit, anyway?

But yeah, more info is needed.

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Re: all my roms work but......
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2017, 09:35:57 am »
on your XP computer unzip a fresh MAME.zip file.
copy all your roms to the newly created MAME folder.

pretty sure i had done this but ill freshly port them all again and see what happens

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Re: all my roms work but......
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2017, 09:37:23 am »
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i believe they are both 32bit computers

Win 8 = 64 bit OS

XP = 32 bit OS

Is your Mame version 32 bit or 64 bit?

Is this too vauge?

nope im running 32bit on windows 8 and it works just fine.

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Re: all my roms work but......
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2017, 10:54:32 am »
the poster hasn't even said what they mean by "don't work"

could just be the XP machine has far worse hardware that isn't fully compatible with MAME, or buggy drivers...  there were a LOT of problems on XP with buggy Nvidia drivers causing MAME to blue-screen and restart the PC for example, likewise a lot of Intel chipset drivers are buggy to the point of making MAME unusable (which is one reason more modern versions of MAME just drop support for such hardware completely)

this is the kind of situation where really, unless better info is supplied everybody is wasting their time trying to give support, there's nowhere to start.

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Re: all my roms work but......
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2017, 11:54:44 am »
the poster hasn't even said what they mean by "don't work"

could just be the XP machine has far worse hardware that isn't fully compatible with MAME, or buggy drivers...  there were a LOT of problems on XP with buggy Nvidia drivers causing MAME to blue-screen and restart the PC for example, likewise a lot of Intel chipset drivers are buggy to the point of making MAME unusable (which is one reason more modern versions of MAME just drop support for such hardware completely)

this is the kind of situation where really, unless better info is supplied everybody is wasting their time trying to give support, there's nowhere to start.

I have a feeling most of this is whats happening,i feel like my video card is faulty and just shuts down or restarts my computer constantly.

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Re: all my roms work but......
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2017, 12:11:48 pm »
the poster hasn't even said what they mean by "don't work"

could just be the XP machine has far worse hardware that isn't fully compatible with MAME, or buggy drivers...  there were a LOT of problems on XP with buggy Nvidia drivers causing MAME to blue-screen and restart the PC for example, likewise a lot of Intel chipset drivers are buggy to the point of making MAME unusable (which is one reason more modern versions of MAME just drop support for such hardware completely)

this is the kind of situation where really, unless better info is supplied everybody is wasting their time trying to give support, there's nowhere to start.

I have a feeling most of this is whats happening,i feel like my video card is faulty and just shuts down or restarts my computer constantly.

well if it's an NVIDIA card on XP then look at this thread
http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=111834.0

NVIDIA never fixed that bug, so yeah, you're stuck with the old drivers that are suggested.

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Re: all my roms work but......
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2017, 12:35:03 pm »
there's nowhere to start.
Well upgrading to Win7 is a start no matter what ;)

XP is almost old enough to have a driver's license.

well yeah, running ancient hardware and software is always an issue, but this scene in general seems obsessed with the idea that 'junk' machines are perfect emulation machines due to the games being old themselves, when really they have no understanding of what it takes to emulate something properly.

as a result, support questions like this are kinda common, although it has been a while since the XP / NVIDIA one came up.

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Re: all my roms work but......
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2017, 03:34:54 pm »
Yeah the power is out there but lets face it none of us want to drop the large amount of dosh required to buy one just for 30+ year old games lol

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Re: all my roms work but......
« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2017, 07:51:10 pm »
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find the oldest piece of ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- available and expecting everything to come up roses.

Asking a question is different than a complaint. OP never suggested everything should come up roses.
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all my roms work but......
« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2017, 08:43:38 pm »
Yeah the power is out there but lets face it none of us want to drop the large amount of dosh required to buy one just for 30+ year old games lol
I didnt say buy a new rig, I was saying these peeps need to stop trying to find the oldest piece of ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- available and expecting everything to come up roses.


Not disputeing that but the partial spec u posted would make for a pricey cab ;)

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Re: all my roms work but......
« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2017, 09:14:19 pm »
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Everyone has their limit. Hell I gave up for 10 years because some ---uvula--- that worked for the failing Slikstik started shitposting all over me and made this place a drag. Sorry to be annoying, but I think my criticism was at least fair.

Sorry to take it further off topic folks.
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Re: all my roms work but......
« Reply #15 on: March 14, 2017, 01:13:42 am »
so basically ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- can my computer and look for a slightly better one on the cheap?

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Re: all my roms work but......
« Reply #16 on: March 14, 2017, 01:35:45 am »
Or use a raspberry pi. Hah hah. Kidding. Won't run your roms that new.

Before you go that drastic... you could try running MAME from the command line.... see if you still have problems. Could it just be your front end?

Or if it's the video card... find a different video card. Old ones are super cheap. You could maybe get
One that's pennies on the dollar for an old card.

I've had problems with front ends on XP.
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Re: all my roms work but......
« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2017, 03:27:59 am »
I'd try to use an older MAME version. I run .161 on my 6-7 years old XP computer. I had to try several MAME versions before I found the one that works.
                  

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Re: all my roms work but......
« Reply #18 on: March 14, 2017, 10:27:59 am »
so basically ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- can my computer and look for a slightly better one on the cheap?

well if it's NVIDIA / XP and you're seeing the reboot issue, do try the drivers suggested in the other thread, because it WILL fix that.

just don't have expectations that are too high if you're running on weak hardware tho, even if some stuff appears to run well you quite often find that later stages are more demanding etc. too.

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Re: all my roms work but......
« Reply #19 on: March 21, 2017, 01:34:03 pm »
It depends a LOT on what you want to play.

If you want to play Pac-Man, Galaga, Gyruss - Mame 0.37 and XP and something newer than a Pentium is fine.

If you want to play Star Wars Trilogy, Cruisin' USA, San Francisco Rush 2049 - not so much ...
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