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Hello from Maine,

In an effort to make DOS "so easy to install that anyone can do it", I have made my own version of Fraggal's boot disk.

With this boot disk the user never needs to learn DOS, or leave the C:> prompt - there are batch files that launch everything they need (for example to edit mame.cfg they only need to type 'setup')

The disk is based on Fraggal's so it automatically formats, runs fdisk, installs DOS 7, installs CD-rom support, mouse support, and sound drivers.

I made it so it installs Game Launcher and optionally MAME (any one of 7 versions), Vantage, or Raine; or all three.

After trying many DOS front ends I settled on Game Launcher - it is solid, displays screen shots, is compatible with many emulators and can go vertical. What more could you ask for in a DOS front end?

The readme is in the next post

SpyStyle DOS boot CD
Version beta 1 M
78 MB, 7zip compressed, ISO disk image.
You can grab it here:
http://tinyurl.com/hlbvo7s

Tell me what you guys think, help me to make it better.

Lets keep DOS alive! Less BSOD, no GUI, no muss, no fuss!

With it we can use inexpensive computers to power our cool cabs :)

Cheers,
Craig

p.s. I am not a DOS guru and this is beta. Help and suggestions are greatly appreciated :)





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UPDATE : I have abandoned this project for MAME-XP, but it is open source :) You can use and modify it all you like. I will still answer any questions that I can :)

Here is MAME-XP :

http://tinyurl.com/zgxxxlk

(please don't spread the link)
« Last Edit: September 18, 2016, 04:55:59 pm by spystyle »

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SpyStyle boot CD, beta 1 J
August 24 2007

1. What is it?
This is my version of Fraggal's famous boot CD. With it you can get your DOS based arcade machine running with no knowledge of how to operate DOS!

2. What does it do?
It installs DOS 7, emulator(s) that you choose*, Game Launcher (front end), Sound drivers***, CD-Rom driver, Scitech display doctor (video driver), mouse driver, and some useful batch files to automate DOS tasks**

*you can choose from

1. Install MAME only
2. Install Vantage only
3. Install Raine only
4. Install Vantage & Raine
5. Install MAME & Vantage
6. Install MAME & Raine
7. Install MAME & Vantage & Raine

If MAME is chosen these releases are available to choose from:

1. MAME .36
2. MAME .55
3. MAME .65
4. MAME .75
5. MAME .85
6. MAME .95
7. MAME .100

and each release has the follwing versions to choose from:

1. Pentium II / III / 4 or Celeron (i686)
2. Pentium I (i586)
3. DOS MAME (best compatibility)

**you can automatically do the following at the C:> prompt (notice, all commands are without quotes)

"update" to add ROMs and snapshots from CD-Rom. This command will copy all contents of a CD to the mame directory exactly as is (so put your ROMs in a  folder called "roms", and snap shots in a folder called "snaps")

"updateR" same as above but for Raine

"updateV" same as above but for vantage

"setup" to manually edit mame.cfg (MAME's configuration file)

"setupR" to manually edit raine.cfg (Raine's configuration file)

"setupV" to manually edit vantage.cfg (Vantage's configuration file)

"scan" to run Game Launcher's "MAME scan". This is done once, after you copy your ROMs, so Game Launcher will know what ROMs are present.

"setupGL" to manually edit glaunch.cfg (GameLauncher's configuration file)

"scandisk" Will check your hard drive for data errors and physical damage.

"speed" "quality" and "default" to optimize MAME. If your games are running slow try typing 'speed', on a fast computer try typing 'quality', or return to default by typing 'default'
(see explanation below at #7)

***Supported sound cards:

SoundBlaster ISA (recommended)
SoundBlaster Audio PCI 128
Creative AudioPCI
Sound Blaster 16 PCI
Sound Blaster PCI 128
Sound Blaster AudioPCI
Creative Ensoniq AudioPCI
Creative Vibra 128
Ensoniq's 1370, 1371, 1373, and 5880 chipsets
Sound Blaster Live! and Sound Blaster Audigy pci cards
VIA AC'97

3. Required hardware:
A computer with CD-rom drive, hard drive, and a sound card.

4. Why?
After trying to simplify DOS install, to illustrate in my arcade building tutorial, I came across Fraggal's boot CD. It had an exceptional concept but was very limited. Only the "foundation" from his original disk remains, I have replaced everything else. What is the concept? A CD that installs DOS and your emulator for you! You don't need to know how to operate DOS :)

Why DOS?
DOS is great for an arcade machine!
No Windows to crash and take a long time to load.
No Windows to hog system resources with things that aren't needed on a cab.
DOS can turn an old "anchor" computer into the "engine" of a home arcade machine.

One of the most common questions I am asked is "How much does it cost to build an arcade machine?". That really translates to "What is the least expensive method?". With DOS you can use a very inexpensive PC to play games on your arcade machine.

Or maybe you just like DOS because it is simple, small, and fast.

5. This is "beta" software, so if something is brok3n let me know and help me fix it :)

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MAME emulator is optional during install

*To use MAME*

1. Insert a CD containing MAME roms in a folder called 'roms'
and optionally a folder called 'snapshots' containg the snap shots

2. type 'update' at the C:> prompt to copy the files to raine directory

3. after, type 'scan' at the C:> prompt. This is done once so GameLauncher will know what MAME roms are present.

3. In GameLauncher press 'Left CTRL' to change the game list to MAME

4. You can edit MAME's configuration file by typing 'setup' at the C:> prompt.

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Raine emulator is optional during install

*To use Raine*

1. Insert a CD containing Raine roms in a folder called 'roms'
and optionally a folder called 'snapshots' containg the snap shots

2. type 'updateR' at the C:> prompt to copy the files to raine directory

3. In GameLauncher press 'Left CTRL' to change the game list to Raine

4. You can edit Raine's configuration file by typing 'setupR' at the C:> prompt.

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Vantage emulator is optional during install

*To use Vantage*

1. Insert a CD containing Vantage roms in a folder called 'roms'
and optionally a folder called 'snapshots' containing the snap shots.

2. type 'updateV' at the C:> prompt to copy the files to Vantage directory

3. In GameLauncher press 'Left CTRL' to change the game list to Vantage

4. You can edit Vantage's configuration file by typing 'setupV' at the C:> prompt.

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7. What does the MAME "optmizations" do?

It automatically changes these lines in mame.cfg

"fast"
triplebuffer = no
samplerate = 11025
resolution = 320x240

"quality"
triplebuffer = yes
samplerate = 44100
resolution = auto

"default"
triplebuffer = no
samplerate = 22050
resolution = auto

--------------------------------------------------------------------------

Notice:

I have set up mame's configuration file to expect a "sound blaster 16" sound card

This is a line in mame.cfg

If you are not using "sound blaster" sound card you must edit mame.cfg line:

soundcard 1

to edit mame.cfg type "setup" (without quotes) from c:> prompt

Here are mame's soundcard codes:

0. Silence
1. Sound Blaster
3. Pro Audio Spectrum
4. Ultrasound Max (CS4231 codec)
5. Ultrasound
6. Windows sound system
7. Ensoniq Soundscape

Example, if you have an Ultrasound card you would change the line to:
soundcard 5

Note:
Running "optimizations" will reset mame.cfg to soundcard 1, so you will have to edit this line every time you run an optimization.

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Notice: I have set up Raine and Vantage to expect a "soundblaster 16" sound card. If you are using a different sound card you must edit their configuration file to reflect the sound card you have. Type 'setupR' to edit Raine's configuration and 'setupV' to edit Vantage's configuration.

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How to run MAME and Game Launcher "vertically"

It's very easy to rotate the screen in DOS. You just have to tell mame (mame.cfg) and your front end (in Game Launcher's case glaunch.cfg) that you have a vertical cab.

Edit those two files and you're vertical.

I'll do it now on my virtual PC MAME 36:

type 'setup' at the C:> prompt

change the following lines:

ror = ('yes' if rotate right, 'no' if rotate left)                   
rol = ('yes' if rotate left, 'no' if rotate right)

then to save and exit - press 'alt' 'enter' scroll down to 'exit' and press 'enter' twice

then type 'setupGL' at the C:> prompt

change the following lines:

menu_orientation = 1

Notice : if you run "optmiziations" you will have to re-edit mame.cfg each time (by typing 'setup' at C:> prompt)

Note : Vantage and Raine can also be run vertically

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Scitech display doctor (SDD)

I have included SDD as a generic video card driver. We all use a sound card driver so why not a video card driver? It is optional during install. In many cases it will speed up the video, but in some cases it may cause trouble.

It requires registration. All information must be capitalized. The registration information for it is:

"full name of owner"
MAME     

"registration ID"
00000-BACF0141-00000

If you messed up the registration at install you can try again later by typing "reg" (without quotes) at the C:> prompt.

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Happy Gaming!
Craig

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p.s.

Legal:
This disk contains files from Windows 98 CD, do not use it unless you own a copy of Windows 98  - Most of us have that disk so it's not a big deal, if you don't have it you can pick up a used copy at the local computer store for a few dollars.

« Last Edit: September 18, 2016, 04:57:36 pm by spystyle »

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Re: Boot CD installs DOS, MAME (1 of 7 versions) and Game Launcher
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2006, 08:10:28 pm »
Thanks for your effort.   Will download it and give it a try.

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Re: Boot CD installs DOS, MAME (1 of 7 versions) and Game Launcher
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2006, 05:57:49 am »
Yes Thank You for making this :cheers:. I tried to install it and I ran into a problem. Well the install seems to go smoothly, but when I restart I get the error

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« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2006, 06:08:43 am »
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Re: Boot CD installs DOS, MAME (1 of 7 versions) and Game Launcher
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2006, 07:27:15 am »
I think if Game Launcher loads too fast at boot it won't load.

I fixed that by editing the autoexec.bat, change this line:

"c:\glaunch\glaunch.exe"

To this:

c:
cd glaunch
glaunch.exe

Thank you for bringing that to my attention - I fixed the disk image

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Re: Boot CD installs DOS, MAME (1 of 7 versions) and Game Launcher
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2006, 08:03:15 pm »
I think if Game Launcher loads too fast at boot it won't load.

I fixed that by editing the autoexec.bat, change this line:

"c:\glaunch\glaunch.exe"

To this:

c:
cd glaunch
glaunch.exe

Thank you for bringing that to my attention - I fixed the disk image



Thanks that solved the problem :cheers:. Another issue im having is, the text flickers. Its like the flicker you get with an interlaced image. This is on a PC monitor, and it only does it on the game select menu.


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Re: Boot CD installs DOS, MAME (1 of 7 versions) and Game Launcher
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2006, 08:28:26 am »
That's Game Launcher's page flipping, apparently it's incompatible with your setup.

To fix that type 'setupGL' at the C:> prompt

scroll all the way down with the arrow key

change the lines:

animation_method = 0

Run Game Launcher and if you find it slow change this line:

use_vsync = 0

Thanks for bringing it to my attention. I have changed that in the disk image just in case.

Cheers,
Craig
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« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2006, 05:32:50 pm »
Thanks for your efforts.  I am downloading it now.  I have two old P3 500 computers gathering dust.  Now I have a use for them.
Thanks again.

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Re: Boot CD installs DOS, MAME (1 of 7 versions) and Game Launcher
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2006, 05:46:05 pm »
Groovy!
I hope all together we can make DOS easier than AOL

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Re: Boot CD installs DOS, MAME (1 of 7 versions) and Game Launcher
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2006, 11:22:57 pm »
Here are step by step instructions for using the DOS boot disk:

1. Boot from spystyle cd
2. Select 1 "complete"
3. In FDISK, select Y, press enter
4. Choose 3 and delete all partitions
5. Choose 1, 1, Y, esc
6. Reboot computer
7. Boot from spystyle cd
8. Select 1 "complete"
9. Fdisk starts : press enter
10. Press esc to exit fdisk
11. Formatting : y, enter, y, enter
12. Volume label : arcade (or whatever)
13. Choose mame version, press enter
14. Select cpu, press enter
15. Free roms (optional)
16. CD-rom support (yes)
17. Mouse (optional)
18. Sound card (note: Soundblaster ISA works best in DOS mame, available at any shop for $5 I bet)

19. Write down the info, press any key
20. Write down the info, press any key
21. Done - remove CD and reboot
22. Upon reboot Game Launcher is loaded but not yet aware of your roms, so exit it by pressing F12

23. make a CD containing your roms in a folder called "roms" (without quotes) and your snapshots in a folder called "snaps" (without quotes). Insert the CD and type "update" (without quotes).

24. Once it is done copying press 2 to exit, then type "scan" (without quotes) so GameLauncher will learn what roms are present. After, Game Launcher will start, select a game from the list and press enter to launch the game.

Cheers,
Craig
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« Reply #13 on: October 21, 2006, 01:40:01 am »
I am geting this when i try to run it


shutting down allegro
exiting due to singal SIGSEGV
page fault

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Re: Boot CD installs DOS, MAME (1 of 7 versions) and Game Launcher
« Reply #14 on: October 21, 2006, 05:33:35 am »
Sweet

I am d/l it now.

I have been using a mame cd like fraggal's but called "Darren's mame cd"


i think its a great idea to allow us to select mame vers.  i also like the idea of a cd/dvd containing a folder for roms and snaps..... the other two versions i have seen require roms or snaps to be in root of cd.


I have not tried this FE so i will be happy to have it so I can give it a whirl.


Well done...

It's a pity mame no longer supports DOS
these boot cds are a great idea.

How hard would it be to create one which could be installed onto a clean XP PC?






« Last Edit: October 23, 2006, 06:56:02 am by diverdown »
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Re: Boot CD installs DOS, MAME (1 of 7 versions) and Game Launcher
« Reply #15 on: October 21, 2006, 08:18:46 am »
I am geting this when i try to run it


shutting down allegro
exiting due to singal SIGSEGV
page fault

e-mail me with details and I will try to troubleshoot with you

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« Reply #16 on: October 21, 2006, 10:36:11 am »
I am geting this when i try to run it


shutting down allegro
exiting due to singal SIGSEGV
page fault

e-mail me with details and I will try to troubleshoot with you

No BSOD, huh?

 :laugh2:

Seriously though, I think that error is related to the sound card. Since this disk installs SB support, maybe the sound card you have is not compatible with the installed driver?

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« Reply #17 on: October 21, 2006, 12:27:44 pm »
I love no BSOD

I appreciate the simplicity and stability of DOS, but to me the best part is people with a "tiny hobby budget" can put together a great cab with a computer that was almost free.

Unfortunately it is not very user friendly. But with a boot disk we can make it so. I'll need help though because I am not a DOS guru and have very little time as a single working father.

As for the cost - I'd like to help make this hobby "budget optional", using an old computer with an old version of MAME can still yeild over 1,000 games, that's allot of games.

I'd like to integrate Raine and Vantage eventually too, from what I've read those have very small system requirements.

Dig it?
Craig



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« Reply #18 on: October 21, 2006, 03:54:28 pm »
One of my beta testers reports that he is using a fast computer (more than 1 ghz) and Game launcher would not load, he solved the problem by adding "pause" before "glaunch.exe" in the autoexec.bat

So the bottom of the autoexec.bat would look like this:

c:
cd glaunch
pause
glaunch

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If you don't know how to add that do this: from the C:> prompt, type "edit autoexec.bat" (without quotes), scroll down to the bottom and add "pause" (without quotes) as seen above, then press ALT, ENTER, scroll down to exit, and press ENTER

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« Reply #19 on: October 23, 2006, 07:32:02 am »
I installed this today.   My hdd died during fdisk but i thik it was due to drive.

Popped another drive in  and tried again and voila  up popped game launcher :)

Brilliant  :cheers:

Just installing roms/snap now waiting  ...... waiting

done

trying it..........

  aha


what version of roms should i be putting in

I installes mame 107 roms.......hmmm no games in list in game launcher


how do I fix this?
If it ain't broke give it to me...i'll soon fix that

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« Reply #20 on: October 23, 2006, 09:32:05 am »
Did you run Game launcher's scan? You have to before Game Launcher will see what roms are present, to run the scan, from the C:> prompt type

scan

If you did and it didn't detect any roms make sure that the roms are in a subdirectory of mame called 'roms'

to do this, from the C:>, type

cd mame
cd roms
dir

you should see many .zip files

then type

cd\

to get back to the C:> prompt

If the roms are there you can test mame by typing

cd mame
MAME digdug -soundcard 0

(assuming you have dig dug in there it will test mame bypassing sound, we may as well bypass sound to simplify the test)

If it dosen't work you may need to convert your 107 set to ____ with ClrMamePro or RomCenter. Where "____" is the version of MAME you chose to install.

Cheers,
Craig

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« Reply #21 on: October 23, 2006, 09:41:17 am »
Hey Craig,

are you going to be adding the option of installing the newer version of mame? Or do they not play well with DOS?

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« Reply #22 on: October 23, 2006, 09:43:27 am »
I can add any DOS version that I can find, I don't think there is a newer than 100 DOS version right now.


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« Reply #23 on: October 23, 2006, 09:50:26 am »
Craig I was referrring to newer versions of mame, .108 or .109

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« Reply #24 on: October 23, 2006, 10:43:51 am »
So was I,

I can add any DOS version of MAME to the disk, if you find it I'll add it. But I do not think there is a newer than .100 DOS version right now.

Cheers,
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« Reply #25 on: October 23, 2006, 12:48:40 pm »
So was I,

I can add any DOS version of MAME to the disk, if you find it I'll add it. But I do not think there is a newer than .100 DOS version right now.

Cheers,
Craig


Ha Ha, Sorry, I was having one if my "special" moments again......I mean I did know that there is no .100 dos version....LOL


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« Reply #26 on: October 23, 2006, 06:37:54 pm »
I have a small P1 I am tinkering with.
I will try it out.
Just down loaded your disk. and disk jug put it on CD.
when I get home I shal try it

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« Reply #27 on: October 23, 2006, 06:40:53 pm »
I would use .36 on a P1

Also Vantage if you like vertical games

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« Reply #28 on: October 25, 2006, 05:07:01 am »
Did you run Game launcher's scan? You have to before Game Launcher will see what roms are present, to run the scan, from the C:> prompt type

scan

If you did and it didn't detect any roms make sure that the roms are in a subdirectory of mame called 'roms'

to do this, from the C:>, type

cd mame
cd roms
dir

you should see many .zip files

then type

cd\

to get back to the C:> prompt

If the roms are there you can test mame by typing

cd mame
MAME digdug -soundcard 0

(assuming you have dig dug in there it will test mame bypassing sound, we may as well bypass sound to simplify the test)


I believe i tried this... I will again tonight

Interestingly I have reinstalled the cd again (including format)  I selected to install the three free roms. I have done nothing else at this stage

When gamelauncher first starts there are a number of games in the list. (I do understand they are not "really" there

When i exit and run the scan bat  all these game names go and are not replaced by gridlee robby etc....

Should they not be in the new list?



Also  i have d/l both the apps you suggest but may have to start a new thread asking for a dummies guide as i cant understand either.

If it ain't broke give it to me...i'll soon fix that

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Re: Boot CD installs DOS, MAME (1 of 7 versions) and Game Launcher
« Reply #29 on: October 25, 2006, 10:12:05 am »
I have a P2 400 mhz, with 300 MB RAM.

Should I use .55 or .65?

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Re: Boot CD installs DOS, MAME (1 of 7 versions) and Game Launcher
« Reply #30 on: October 25, 2006, 10:31:51 am »
I would go with .55 for that


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Re: Boot CD installs DOS, MAME (1 of 7 versions) and Game Launcher
« Reply #31 on: October 25, 2006, 12:07:01 pm »
When I boot the computer, the MAME video shows, and then it beeps. After the beep, I see nothing for a while. Then my monitor says "Incorrect frequency" or "incorrect signal" or something like that.

Is there a way to change the frequency output? I'm guessing this is preconfigured for arcade monittors, but I'm using a PC monitor.

Thanks

EDIT: I pressed F12 repeatedly at startup. For a second it displayed the DOS Prompt, then it beeped and showed Game Launcher.

But how do I get it to work w/o pressing those keys?

EDIT: OK, the message that the monitor says is "OUT OF SCAN RANGE"

« Last Edit: October 25, 2006, 12:14:46 pm by sphetr2 »

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Re: Boot CD installs DOS, MAME (1 of 7 versions) and Game Launcher
« Reply #32 on: October 25, 2006, 12:32:35 pm »
What is the model # of the monitor? Maybe we can google up it's specs.

Do you have another monitor to test?

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Re: Boot CD installs DOS, MAME (1 of 7 versions) and Game Launcher
« Reply #33 on: October 28, 2006, 09:48:18 am »
I found .36 set at <no ROMs links please --- saint>
That should run groovy on just about any computer :)

oops, direct link removed.

Check out this indirect link:
http://tinyurl.com/yotcxx

« Last Edit: May 28, 2007, 04:58:11 pm by spystyle »

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how to configure gamelauncher to see my mame games??
« Reply #34 on: October 28, 2006, 11:42:33 pm »
i recently downloaded a disk on here from spystyle..

i figured it would be easy to use with all the comments i was seeing..boy was i wrong..

ok here is what i done i formatted my 475mhz k6 with the spystyle bootcd then let it install mame 0.55.

after all that i then copied my games to the rom folder..

now here is the problem..

gamelauncher works just fine an dandy its just that i cannot see ANY of my games on the screen..

what in the world am i doing wrong i know my way around dos is there something i am supposed to modify or edit??

please someone help me with this..

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Re: how to configure gamelauncher to see my mame games??
« Reply #35 on: October 29, 2006, 07:07:20 am »
It would help if you posted your config file.  You have to specify the folder where your roms are located for them to appear in the list of games.

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Re: how to configure gamelauncher to see my mame games??
« Reply #36 on: October 29, 2006, 09:09:46 am »
Hi there,

Did you type "scan" (without quotes) from the C:> prompt? This will make Game Launcher look for your roms. Game Launcher dosen't know what roms are present until it scans.

Also, does your romset match your version of MAME?

Cheers,
Craig
« Last Edit: October 29, 2006, 02:16:59 pm by spystyle »

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Re: Boot CD installs DOS, MAME (1 of 7 versions) and Game Launcher
« Reply #37 on: October 29, 2006, 10:00:50 am »
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Re: Boot CD installs DOS, MAME (1 of 7 versions) and Game Launcher
« Reply #38 on: October 29, 2006, 01:43:38 pm »
i get a long error messages that says something like this

EAX opcode error SIGILL
13323dfsdf
dsfdwrew42

and more jibberish and then it crashes back to the c:\prompt

i tried SCAN and it did the same and then it crashed with the same error...

i am using the standard mame roms for mame version 100

please let me know what i can do to fix this nuisance of a problem..

thanks.

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Re: Boot CD installs DOS, MAME (1 of 7 versions) and Game Launcher
« Reply #39 on: October 29, 2006, 02:15:40 pm »
If Game Launcher is crashing on your system I guess I would try a different front end, or Fraggal's boot disk (which installs arcadeOS as a front end).

Fraggal's boot CD

http://tinyurl.com/yxxesl

Another option (that is much more user friendly) is using an "optimized" (stripped) version of Windows, like MAME-XP (see the Nlite XP thread in the software forum)
« Last Edit: December 08, 2010, 10:07:51 am by spystyle »

  
 

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