:: coyly places aggressive quarters on your machine ::
While I'm not exactly new to emulators, I am freshly introduced to the wonderment that is MAME. I can't remember how it got started, just a scant short week ago, but I discovered that there were Intellivision emulators out in the world that I could use to play my old favorites from childhood right on my home PC.
Oh, I remember. Actually, I found an NES emulator first (NEStopia, I think it was called) and had a bit of fun playing, oh, what was it...oh, 1942. I couldn't believe how well the emulators work. My first emulator exposure was a PS2 one, and I tried playing one of my discs (Rainbox Six) and while it played...it was super horribly mis-timed, and I just wrote the whole thing off...until I saw the older games that were easily playable.
Anyway, I first ran into "Nostalgia," a fairly well-put-together Intellivision emulator out there...but I was having trouble getting my Advanced Dungeons and Dragons ROM to play on it, and so I went looking for other emulators, and after a short look at jzINTV, I accidentally saw that you could play the game online via a browser helper something or other using the emulator "MESS." So, I figured, well...I'll just go look for MESS, and...well, that led me to MAME, because I guess at some point, MAME became integrated with MESS...and yadda yadda yadda...bingo-bango, now I'm using MAME64 0.164, with the MAMEUI64 as the front-end, because the command line functions was driving me up the wall.
In any case, so that's me and my MAME exposure in a nutshell. I'll be shooting questions around, I'm sure after watching some more videos at the Youtubes.