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Don't e-mail me about joining your top site list. I'm not
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links when I find a site that I think should be listed. I don't
add links from e-mails.
Problems or questions with MAME:
I didn't write MAME, therefore don't have the ability to correct
problems nor answers questions about it. Try to get your
questions answered by reading the
Problems with other emulators:
I don't write these emulators. I also don't even use many
of them. Therefore, I can't really address any questions about
them. Please contact the emulation authors for assistance.
Getting [email protected] to run:
These questions should be asked in the [email protected] forums
Before doing so, please review the following step by step
If you still cannot get it to work, try visiting the
MAME FAQ or
if you are having a problem with [email protected], try reviewing the
[email protected] Q&A page.
- Download the latest DOS version of M.A.M.E. (not the Windows version!)
- Download the latest version of [email protected] (complete install!)
- Extract M.A.M.E. using WinZip to your C:\MAME directory.
- If the M.A.M.E. executable isn't named MAME.EXE, rename it.
- Run the Arc[email protected] setup executable and tell it to install into C:\MAME.
- Download the desired games and place in your C:\MAME\ROMS directory (don't decompress).
- From the Start menu, run [email protected] and select a game you downloaded.
- If you're running an OS that requires you to run the Windows version of MAME, make sure you name it MAME.EXE and change your game settings to "None".
[email protected] doesn't list certain games:
this is caused by one of two reasons. First, when a new version of MAME
is released, you need to tell [email protected] to search for new MAME
supported games. To do this, on the Tools menu select "Search for New
Games". Secondly, some games have two names. For example,
"Pulstar 2" is also called "Blazing Star". [email protected] always names
the games the same way MAME does.
Game "x" doesn't work:
Before sending an e-mail for this type of question, make sure you're
running the [email protected] front-end, you have selected "Game Help", and
have read all notes on the game. If the game says "Playable: No" it's
just that. Make sure you read *ALL* the notes because many times it
says that a particular game isn't playable, but the clone version is.
Where can I find game "x"?
If it's not emulated by M.A.M.E. or Retrocade, I don't know if it's
emulated or available at all. To review the emulated games, go to the
M.A.M.E. games w/screen shots &
After reading all above:
If you have read through this page and you feel your question,
suggestion, or whatever is worthy of a reply, please
If you don't get a reply, please review this page again because your
question is answered here.