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Roms list and roms list keepers

Post by Voljega » August 17th, 2015, 4:00 am

So this is kind of a "why ? who ? how ?" very general question generally asked by annoying children.

After all this time and now that the MAME development seems to be concentrated into the hands of a dedicated team I wondered why there is not (to my knowledge) a more clear way to access infos about the status of roms emulation in MAME.

I assume that all infos about roms list, which are working, which are not working is contained into MAME CMD ?
Why isn't this list available somewhere online and regularly updated with a clear emulation status, performance level and so on ?

Because to me it's one of the more obscure and annoying parts of MAME.

Also who's responsible for entering new roms into the list ? MAME CMD Team ?

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Re: Roms list and roms list keepers

Post by Hierophant » August 17th, 2015, 6:56 pm

The main MAME ROM info site in the past was MAWS, but it has long since departed:

MAWS Down (Dec 2011) - viewtopic.php?t=1612 :crying:

There are a couple of alternatives, though; CAESAR and mamedb. Here's an example of each site with Alien vs. Predator MAME ROM info:

http://caesar.logiqx.com/php/emulator_g ... &game=avsp

http://www.mamedb.com/game/avsp

Most of the same info can also be accessed directly in GUI MAME with the addition of a few support files:

How to Turn MAME into a Virtual MAWS Database - viewtopic.php?f=8&t=1762 :V:

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Re: Roms list and roms list keepers

Post by Voljega » August 18th, 2015, 1:18 am

Thank you ! Mamedb seems pretty useful !

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Re: Roms list and roms list keepers

Post by Voljega » August 19th, 2015, 4:52 am

The tutorial for MAWS is pretty cool but the catlist are to be downloaded from progettoemma which seems down at the moment. I managed to get others but only in (badly translated) french on a french emulation site, and all links to english catlist files that I could fine are broken (mameworld.net etc...)

If you know were to get english catfiles you may want to update the tutorial for MAWS ;)

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Re: Progettoemma website is down

Post by Hierophant » August 20th, 2015, 4:49 am

Thanks for letting me know about that problem. I found some info over at MAMEWorld:

Re: Progettoemma website is down - http://www.mameworld.info/ubbthreads/sh ... art=1&vc=1

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Re: Roms list and roms list keepers

Post by Voljega » August 25th, 2015, 5:36 am

Nice to know ! Well anyway the catlist I used seemed to be pretty old (some roms of my romset are not in it) so I'll have a look again next year I think

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Re: Roms list and roms list keepers

Post by Hierophant » August 25th, 2015, 10:24 pm

Sooner than that. In the post I linked, etabeta indicates that things should be back normal sometime next month.

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Re: Roms list and roms list keepers

Post by Voljega » August 26th, 2015, 12:24 am

Yeah I read that but now I went to work on other emulators ;)

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