Hi, I’m a newbie to MAME, and I could use some help setting it up. I’m sure I’m just missing something basic. I followed Fatherbrain’s “Beginners Guide to MAME” to a T, but when I try and load a ROM, it always fails, saying that the ROM I have is missing essential pieces. It then lists what the ROM should have, and it seems like a lot more than is in my ROM file. Am I downloading bogus ROMs? I tried two different sites that are supposedly reputable (edited for content -fb )
Is this a common problem? Any suggestions? Thanks.
EDIT: I just read the “No ROM talk” thread, and I don’t know if my message is OK or not. I posted it here because this is where Fatherbrain’s guide is. If it’s unacceptable, please let me know and I will take it down ASAP.