Re: Hello All
- From: Rin Stowleigh <rstowleigh@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 30 Dec 2011 10:29:19 -0500
On Fri, 30 Dec 2011 09:21:02 +0000, Toby Newman <google@xxxxxxxxxxx>
On 2011-12-30, JAB <moreso@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
On 30/12/2011 00:32, Tim O wrote:
On Wed, 28 Dec 2011 11:09:32 -0800 (PST), robinskigrh
Just a quick message to say hello. Big into Amiga emulation on PC and
more modern arcade stuff. Looking forward to having some fun on here.
Well now that a few of the regulars have posted, who would you peg as
the douchebag? LOL
Now ... now ... it's Xmas time and all that!
I pretty much missed the Amiga/ST era. I had an Atari 130XE and C64,
but had consoles for a few years after that until getting an 8088
(ugh) based PC.
I started on the Specky 48k and then an Atari ST before having a
considerable gap (alcohol, kebabs that sort of thing) and getting a
Pentium 200MHz IIRC.
I've dabbled a bit in some of the emulators but for me it's more to do
with nostalgia that proper enjoyment. I played many, many hours on
Chuckie Egg but, and let's be brutal here, it really doesn't stand-up to
modern standards - 10 levels or something which were basically the same?
Then there's a game that I spent even more time on, Dungeon Keeper - no
plot, make your own map, horrible combat and only move in squares - give
me The Witcher 2 any day.
The one I do enjoy is Mame as it has enough games that have great
gameplay and acceptable graphics - I will beat R-Type one day. Maybe
that's why I end up picking up a lot of the retro games on Steam, then
again maybe I'm just a cheap skate!
I've never got into Mame. Always got scared off by the various
versions and incompatabilities between versions and ROMs.
...or maybe I'm overcomplicating things and it's not as hard as it
looked at first glance.
Its not hard and I think its actually come a long way.
Just download MAME UI (I use 64bit version). If you have old ROMs
laying around from a previous version, they may not work with MAME
..144. At the time I was most recently beefing up my ROMs collection,
this site seemed to be the best bet for getting ROMs. Every ROM I
have downloaded from here has just worked:
Download the zip for the game(s) you want and drop it into the ROMs
folder. I can try to help with questions -- I'm not a MAME expert but
I can parrot back things that I've done to get from point A to point
B. Most of the things I've encountered was just getting my controller
set up the way I want it, so I can do everything I need direct from my
x-arcade stick. That aspect of it is no different really than
keybinding in other PC games.
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