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News from July 1998|
Patch for Arcade@Home Game Help
The MAME team did it to me! They decided to move the game help to a
different file (gamelist.txt). This affects the ability of Arcade@Home
to add help for each game. It doesn't crash, it just can't find any
help. Don't worry, there's a patch file on the
Front-End page. The patch includes the Arcade.rom
and Arcade.hlp file for MAME v0.33 release candidate 1. Just execute
and extract to your existing MAME\Arcade directory. The next release
of Arcade@Home will incorporate this change. Because this was such a
minor problem and an easy fix, it didn't justify rushing the release
and skipping the beta testing process. I'm closing in on a release of
Arcade@Home v0.33g, just a few final touches.
MAME v0.33 release candidate 1
MAME v0.33 release candidate 1 has been released. Download it from the
If there are no major bugs, the release v0.33 should be released shortly.
Zinc has updated his PC Arcade Machine into a Mortal Kombat cabinet.
Check out the new pics on the Cabinet Pics page.
Thanks go out to Jason for making me deathly sick for the past few days
Ultimate MAME FAQ updated
Shane Monroe has again updated his Ultimate MAME FAQ to version 1.4. Even
more detailed information is now available on ROM merging.
MAME v0.33 beta 7 screen shots and sound samples
The updated screen shots for MAME v0.33 beta 7 are now on-line. Both
an upgrade set from v0.33b6 as well as the complete set can be
downloaded from the Front-End page.
Carnival, Gladiator, and Q*Bert have updated or new sound samples in
MAME v0.33 beta 7. Download these updates from the
MAME Sound Samples section.
Shane Monroe has updated his
Ultimate MAME FAQ
to include information on the new ROM merging. Check it out if you
have questions on how this works.
Another arcade cabinet assimilation
Mike Millhouse has assimilated a Popeye game into the MAME collective.
Check out his creation on the Cabinet Pics page.
MAME v0.33 beta 7 released!
MAME v0.33 beta 7 has been released. This will be the last beta before
the release version will be out. Get it from the
MAME now includes 628 games!
Arcade@Home featured on OHIO.COM
Arcade@Home was featured in an article on OHIO.COM
and the Akron Beacon Journal (the paper version). You can read The Pac is Back
on-line. So, they screwed up the link to Arcade@Home, at least the paper
version got it right!
MAME in an arcade cocktail table!
I finally found someone who installed MAME into a cocktail table! A
lot of people are interested in doing this, but I haven't seen it done
till now. Check out Jochen Ehrhard's "MAMEniced" cocktail table on my
Cabinet Pics page.
Arcade@Home got a face-lift
If you're a regular visitor to Arcade@Home you'll notice that it got a
face-lift (I hope it's pleasing to the eye). If there are any broken
links or something else messed up, let me know...
Arcade@Home on Insert Coin
I guess this is old news, but Arcade@Home is the official front end
at Insert Coin.
Since Insert Coin only supports one front end, this is a great honor.
Check out his site, he recently changed the look and feel and he has a
great MAME newbie section.
Douglas Fischer was our 300,000th visitor yesterday! If you know Douglas,
give him a big old pat on the back and buy him a beer or his beverage of
Quote from Jeff Miller author of MAME/W
Received a few e-mails from Jeff Miller, the author of MAME/W. The once
best, now dated MAME front end. A quote from one of his e-mails about
Arcade@Home: "Nice job on what I've seen so far."
He wouldn't go as far as saying that he now uses Arcade@Home himself.
But, hey, he's busy with work and probably doesn't use MAME much
Should hit the 300,000 visitor mark tonight or tomorrow. If you're the
one, let me know and I'll make you famous (include a screen shot if you
Added a few more features to the next release of Arcade@Home. I'm
waiting for MAME Beta 7 before I'll start beta testing it, so don't
expect it to support the next MAME release right out of the gate. What
I will promise is that I'll release it as soon as I can support the next
MAME release and it's been beta tested.
Arcade cabinet for free!
If you are interested in building your own Arcade@Home by putting MAME
into an arcade cabinet, one is available for free. It's a M.A.C.H. 3
cabinet located in West Yorkshire, England. If you are interested, and
in this area, visit his
web page for
Back from vacation
I'm back from vacation so expect more regular updates. Notice that I've
got a new sponsor. While the last one was paying, I've heard that they
were ripping people off so I went with a more reputable company.
Still working on the next release of Arcade@Home (v0.33g). With the
massive changes that are going to happen with MAME Beta 7, I probably
won't release it till it can be tested with MAME Beta 7.