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Mame exe problem
« on: January 02, 2018, 02:46:32 pm »
In short mame won't open in Windows xp. When I click on the exe it goes to a dos prop then goes away quick and that's it. Any idea how to fix?

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Re: Mame exe problem
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2018, 04:25:38 pm »
Run mame.exe from a command prompt and see if it provides any output when its ran.

Also, which version of Mame is this?

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Re: Mame exe problem
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2018, 04:33:15 pm »
It's. 192b. No luck running it in cmd prompt

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Re: Mame exe problem
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2018, 04:34:24 pm »
This is XP with no updates

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Re: Mame exe problem
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2018, 04:43:02 pm »
Windows XP is 32 bit (typically although a harder to come by 64 bit version does exist).  Try downloading the 32 bit version of MAME.

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Re: Mame exe problem
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2018, 04:47:01 pm »
The 32bit version is what I'm trying to run

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Re: Mame exe problem
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2018, 06:43:31 pm »
This is XP with no updates

are you f....ing crazy?

that's you're problem right there.

without any updates, you've probably not got proper drivers, not got proper directx, not got proper anything AND have one of the biggest security holes in the known galaxy.

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Re: Mame exe problem
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2018, 07:09:38 pm »
I'll see if I can get it online. I was hoping I didn't need to update it

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Re: Mame exe problem
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2018, 08:03:39 pm »
Upgrade it to SP3. Then install IE8. Then enable automatic windows updates and install the first round of updates. After that, you can use IE8 to choose further updates. Most updates should be put in except for Search 4.0, Office compatibility pack, and Office validation pack. (these last 2 will kill windows update). After that's all done, there's a manual update to fix the ransomware bug that caused so much trouble last year.

It's also advisable to get whatever driver updates are still available for your hardware.

After all that, MAME should work perfectly well, depending on your CPU speed, amount of RAM, etc.

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Re: Mame exe problem
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2018, 09:10:47 pm »
if you've got a nvidia card in there you'll almost certainly need the 2010 nvidia drivers rather than the latest one tho due to a horrible XP/nvidia bug that neither microsoft nor nvidia ever fixed.
http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp-258.96-whql-driver.html

if it's onboard graphics, you'll need all the luck you can get.. crappy intel video chipsets have caused problems with MAME for longer than I care to remember.

but yeah, just because MAME is a piece of software that can run old games etc. doesn't mean it's a simple program, it's tracked new features in Windows fairly well, taking advantage of what becomes available, so running completely unpatched is a non-starter.

last time I used XP I don't think microsoft were automatically pushing any of the 'non-essential' (which are actually needed) updates including other software like directx anymore either so even going through the entire patch process might leave things missing.  it's just not a good OS to be using in 2018.
« Last Edit: January 02, 2018, 09:16:02 pm by Haze »

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Re: Mame exe problem
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2018, 02:14:54 pm »
I use Windows XP on my machine, but it's also an older computer, and it's been updated, AND....i'm running MAME .151.  Runs flawlessly.  But its my first ever MAME experience, so admittedly, maybe i just don't know any better.  :lol

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Re: Mame exe problem
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2018, 02:42:21 pm »
Ok. So far so good. After getting the updates mame is up but new problem has started. Hyperspin is now freezing up. It wasn't doing that before updates.

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Re: Mame exe problem
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2018, 04:34:28 pm »
Hmm mame is working but draging ass bad. Starting to look like what you said about the video card.

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Re: Mame exe problem
« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2018, 05:20:20 pm »
 :banghead: dude, i take less than an hour to update to windows 7, now there are tons of free legal serail numbers so you dont have to deal with piracy, so i would sugest , you upgrade to windows 7, update directx,drivers and all, then mame and hyperspin would run nice. I really dont nderstand why people still uses xp.

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Re: Mame exe problem
« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2018, 06:56:27 pm »
I agree. I'm gonna hunt for a Windows 7 32bit

  
 

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