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MAME without consoles?
« on: June 01, 2017, 05:51:05 pm »
A long time i did not look at MAME. Now i found out that MESS and MAME is merged.
Is there a way to just view the arcade games?

What about Clrmamepro?
Do i need to have now every console/ game on my HD to verify a ROM set?
If yes, how many gigabyte is that?
« Last Edit: June 09, 2017, 07:57:51 pm by Paradise »

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Re: MAMA without consoles?
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2017, 06:59:32 pm »
Yes the project has somewhat merged. However, you can play only arcade games if you wish by simply just downloading and using MAME. Mess ISN'T required to play. A complete MAME 0.186 merged romset will set you back 57.623GB of space. A non-merged complete 0.186 set will cost you 124.014GB of space. CHD files not included. Now you will have bios files, and other miscellaneous files included in the set that arent "playable" but are part of the set for documentation. It is up to you to determine what you wish to keep/discard should you want to do that.

You dont need every console/game on your HD. But yes you do need certain roms/romsets to verify a game(in other words to make sure you have every needed file for it to run correctly). As we cant discuss where to acquire such things for legal reasons, you'll have to seek that out across the vast the universe that is the innertubes. Good Luck, have fun and GAME ON!

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Re: MAMA without consoles?
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2017, 07:44:47 pm »
I know how to get the stuff. What i don't understand is how Clrmamepro handles it if the games are not there?
Because to verify everything is complete/correct with the old MAME you had to get all the games (roms).
Also i don't see how to view only arcade games in the new MAME.

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Re: MAMA without consoles?
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2017, 03:18:49 pm »
Yes the project has somewhat merged. However, you can play only arcade games if you wish by simply just downloading and using MAME. Mess ISN'T required to play. A complete MAME 0.186 merged romset will set you back 57.623GB of space. A non-merged complete 0.186 set will cost you 124.014GB of space. CHD files not included.

Actually whole MAME split set packed with 7zip will be 52,5 Gb. With standard zip probably around 70 Gb and for me split set is still the best way to keep MAME roms (split set packed with 7zip is still smaller with merged set packed with zip).

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