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MAME vs MAMEui(32)??
« on: December 05, 2007, 09:49:13 am »
Hi there.
I'm just wondering... All these threads are about the user interface MAME.
Does anyone actually ordinary MAME?

If so, could i get some advice on changing controller options.

Specifically, I can't seem to enable mouse input.

Any advice would be much appreciated. :)

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Re: MAME vs MAMEui(32)??
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2007, 09:58:53 am »
Hmm... I set up the options in the "mame.ini" file in MAMEui and copied it across to regular MAME.
That seemed to work. I'm not sure your supposed to do that though as the original MAME folder did not have an "ini" folder.

Is this ok?

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Re: MAME vs MAMEui(32)??
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2007, 10:39:18 am »
Yeah that should be fine.
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Re: MAME vs MAMEui(32)??
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2007, 01:02:35 pm »
Grand so. Cheers.  :cheers:

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Re: MAME vs MAMEui(32)??
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2007, 01:31:51 pm »
To create an ini using mame (not the UI version) just run mame with the -cc command, the ini file will appear in the directory.

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Re: MAME vs MAMEui(32)??
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2007, 04:05:20 pm »
You seem confused on what mame is and what people are refering to when they are talking about the user interface.

There is mame and mame32.  Mame32 is regular mame with a built in frontend that makes navigating games easy, but it is extremely ugly for an arcade cab.  It is mostly for the casual gamer on a nondedicated computer.

The user interface is called a frontend typically and interfaces with standard mame.  http://wiki.arcadecontrols.com/wiki/Front-Ends

There are many popular ones out there, but since I use mala I will reference it.

Mala is a graphical user interface that is extremely configurable through simple menu systems.  You tell mala where your mame folder is and mala will configure it properly.  You can setup the background, gamelists, controls, other emulators, etc. 

You could try a fresh install of mame and run mala.  It will do everything you need for mame automatically and look really nice.
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Re: MAME vs MAMEui(32)??
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2007, 05:47:33 pm »
There is mame and mame32UI.  Mame32UI is regular mame with a built in frontend that makes navigating games easy, but it is extremely ugly for an arcade cab.  It is mostly for the casual gamer on a nondedicated computer.

Er, Mame32 has been renamed to MameUI for many reasons, the "break the camel's back" one probably being that 64 bit builds are officially being released for both mame and mameUI, making the "32" ending of the old name sound, well, old. 

Of course the official reason ;) was to prevent confusion between official (CLI) mame 32 bit build, official (CLI) mame 64 bit build, win GUI mame (mameUI) 32 bit build, and win GUI mame (mameUI) 64 bit build.  Now usually called (32 bit) mame, 64 bit mame, mameUI 32 bit, and mameUI 64 bit, respectively.

And since official mame has been 32 bit for over six years, it's about time mame32's name changed. :applaud:  (Nothing against JohnIV or the rest of the mameUI team; it's very hard to change a commonly used name without a commonly accepted reason like 64 bit builds.)
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Re: MAME vs MAMEui(32)??
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2007, 06:03:23 pm »
You seem confused on what mame is and what people are refering to when they are talking about the user interface.

There is mame and mame32.  Mame32 is regular mame with a built in frontend that makes navigating games easy, but it is extremely ugly for an arcade cab.  It is mostly for the casual gamer on a nondedicated computer.

The user interface is called a frontend typically and interfaces with standard mame.  http://wiki.arcadecontrols.com/wiki/Front-Ends

There are many popular ones out there, but since I use mala I will reference it.

Mala is a graphical user interface that is extremely configurable through simple menu systems.  You tell mala where your mame folder is and mala will configure it properly.  You can setup the background, gamelists, controls, other emulators, etc. 

You could try a fresh install of mame and run mala.  It will do everything you need for mame automatically and look really nice.

Who is confused? Certainly not me, elliotrj is asking about controls and ini files not user interface. I know mame has recently changed from 32 to UI so no confusion here.

If that is not directed to me then ignore my ramblings.  ;)

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Re: MAME vs MAMEui(32)??
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2007, 06:03:39 pm »
Really, didn't know about the change.   :dizzy:

Regardless it sounded like he was confusing that with regular mame and a frontend because he says all these threads are about the user interface mame, and he is thinking of frontends as 99.99999% of us laugh in the general direction of the user interface formerly known as mame32.
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Re: MAME vs MAMEui(32)??
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2007, 06:04:57 pm »
You seem confused on what mame is and what people are refering to when they are talking about the user interface.

There is mame and mame32.  Mame32 is regular mame with a built in frontend that makes navigating games easy, but it is extremely ugly for an arcade cab.  It is mostly for the casual gamer on a nondedicated computer.

The user interface is called a frontend typically and interfaces with standard mame.  http://wiki.arcadecontrols.com/wiki/Front-Ends

There are many popular ones out there, but since I use mala I will reference it.

Mala is a graphical user interface that is extremely configurable through simple menu systems.  You tell mala where your mame folder is and mala will configure it properly.  You can setup the background, gamelists, controls, other emulators, etc. 

You could try a fresh install of mame and run mala.  It will do everything you need for mame automatically and look really nice.

Who is confused? Certainly not me, elliotrj is asking about controls and ini files not user interface. I know mame has recently changed from 32 to UI so no confusion here.

If that is not directed to me then ignore my ramblings.  ;)

Regards.


Not you, just towards elliot.  He seemed to think everyone on here used mameui/32, and noone used regular mame.
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Re: MAME vs MAMEui(32)??
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2007, 04:16:07 am »
Not you, just towards elliot.  He seemed to think everyone on here used mameui/32, and noone used regular mame.
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Re: MAME vs MAMEui(32)??
« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2007, 08:20:10 am »
Thanks for the clarification guys. It seems I was somewhat confused. :)

I'm fairly new to this and all the terminology is a little overwhelming. I appreciate the help.

Cheers. :cheers:

  
 

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