Mame OS X? how do I get this to work?


#1

Ok I downloaded the application MAME OS X and the street fighter 3rd strike rom. I have been looking all around the internet using google and youtube to try and find a tutorial on how to get this to work and have not found any help.

Does anyone here know how to use MAME OS X and could give me a brief tutorial on how to play games with it?


#2

I don’t think you can run 3rd strike with MAME OS X. The program is a piece of shit anywaywas… you should use MacMAME. Its much much more stable, but it hasen’t been updated for 2 years.

Get your roms, put them in the roms folder (keep them zipped), then boot up the program and find the game and open it.


#3

It also depends on your CPU and OS.

Fact is that most emulators nowadays are graduating to Intel-only and Mac OS 10.5 support.

People who have PPC and OS 10.4 or lower are getting left behind.

I’m in the latter category myself.

Mame OS X works fine on MacIntels but is nonfunctional on my PPC Mac.

MacMame, on the other hand, still works fine despite not being updated for at least 3 years as the previous poster stated.


#4

EDIT2: Nevermind. Totally forgot its against the rules to even explain how to get roms/emulators to work. Best off googling it, it isnt hard.


#5

I thought it was ok as long as we were talking legally.

Anyway thanks for the help guys.

I have finally figured it out after messing around with it for the last 5 to 6 hours.


#6

I have used macmame and mameosx and i find mameosx to work WAY better


#7

my vote goes for SDLMame which is command line only, and then grab a frontend like mamepgui or mametunes.

remember, in order to get your triggers working (LT RT), hold the button down for like 5 seconds and don’t just tap it!