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Old 06-18-2004, 08:50 AM   #1
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Unhappy xmame doesnt work

i use fedora core 2. i installed gxmame without problems (if my computer is no lying to me). i can run it when i try to "rebuild game list" it cannot find any games. i currently installed in addition i opened it with file roller and take all roms to a file and i added that file to gxmames rom list but it cannot find any game. the questions are "which rom i can use with gxmame", "where can i find roms for it", "can my gxmame not properly installed"

if you help me or not "too much thanks for you!"
Old 07-10-2004, 05:40 AM   #2
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Hmm - I have xmame (got NO idea what "g"xmame is) which I compiled myself from source under RedHat 9. Make sure you have the correct directories specified (mebbe gxmame won't go 'cause it simply can't find the roms, even though they do work with it) or that the roms are in your PATH. But you have not been very specific here - what exactly happens? Does gxmame give an error? It might be best to try and run it from a terminal and see what error messages it prints out.

If all else fails, I have often found that downloading the sourcecode and compiling the program yourself often solves most problems. I don't like using .RPM's, and it really often is better to get the source code tarball and configure and compile a program by yourself. It is also often easier to get it working by doing this.

As for roms, any rom that works with mame under windows should work fine with gxmame.
Old 07-14-2004, 08:28 AM   #3
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First to Rylan76: gxmame is a front-end for xmame that looks very much like the MAME32 front-end for MS Windows.

Ok, the romfiles can be set up in 2 ways (well, 3 actually, but I highly dislike the 3rd option, so I won't even go into it:

<roms directory>/<rom zipfile>
<roms directory>/<rom name directory>/<rom files>

The puckman game roms for instance could be in roms/, or in roms/puckman/.
I prefer the first way, because it uses less space.

After you've set up the correct structure, you can add the roms directory to gxmame, and let gxmame do an automatic check of all the files (this may take a while) or go to the game directly, and have it audited to see if it works. If you have any problems getting this to work, just let me know, and I'll see if I can guide you through it. I haven't used gxmame in a while (I use my own front-end, better suited for an arcade setup (no mouse)), but I'm sure I can remember how to make things work.


Pieter Hulshoff


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