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MAME OS X works great

by Doctor Fugue Thu Feb 28, 2008 8:54 am

I've never used MAME before, but I just downloaded MAME OS X (not the older MacMAME).

It's freaking awesome. I've only played a couple of games so far, but it is extremely user-friendly and runs as smooth as butter.

I hooked up my Xbox DOA4 stick and the first game I played was X-men Arcade. That game has always been one of my favorite games since I played it every day back in the early 90s. The emu even handles the 2 screen display for that game on my single monitor without a problem.

Man this is great...I should have joined the 21st century earlier. Anybody else using MAME on their Mac? Are there problems I should watch out for?
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by fastbilly1 Thu Feb 28, 2008 9:21 am

Compatibility is alittle spotty on games past 95, but other than that you should be fine.
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by Oraichu Thu Feb 28, 2008 12:38 pm

Yep, Windows MAME is better.

I'm on a macbook pro(2.4ghz duo core 2, 4gb RAM, 256mb 8600M GT).
Games with 3d stuff are more or less 100% not to work on Mac OS(Mac OS has shitty 3d procccessing in general).

Sadly also other "newer" games like Street Fighter 3 and Killer Instinct 1 and 2 does not work on Mac OS either.
Works nice on my windows partion anyhow. ;)
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by opticledilusi0n Thu Feb 28, 2008 3:49 pm

Oraichu wrote:Yep, Windows MAME is better.
Mac OS has shitty 3d procccessing in general


i beg to differ about the processing of 3d in osx

OpenGL is a better api than directx by far . depending on your mac, it may be just a crappy video card .
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by HeavyMetalMe Thu Feb 28, 2008 3:57 pm

I've only been playing vertical shmups from '92 to '02, and they all work great. No problems at all. I dig MAME OS X. Now if I could just get this stupid shit to play on my PSP.
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by Doctor Fugue Thu Feb 28, 2008 7:49 pm

HeavyMetalMe wrote:I've only been playing vertical shmups from '92 to '02, and they all work great. No problems at all. I dig MAME OS X. Now if I could just get this stupid shit to play on my PSP.


That's great to hear...vert shooters are basically all I want to play. I can't believe I didn't try this before.
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by HeavyMetalMe Thu Feb 28, 2008 8:00 pm

It's all about Super Spacefortress Macross and Dangun Feveron.

I hit this list hard the other night...

http://www.mamedb.com/category/Shooter/Flying+Vertical
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by Flak Beard Thu Feb 28, 2008 8:18 pm

HeavyMetalMe wrote:It's all about Super Spacefortress Macross and Dangun Feveron.

I hit this list hard the other night...

http://www.mamedb.com/category/Shooter/Flying+Vertical


Whoa... Radiant Silvergun and Soukyugurentai can both be played in MAME? I never knew this. Do you know why there are no screenshots for them on the site you linked? Are they not emulated properly yet?
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by HeavyMetalMe Thu Feb 28, 2008 10:39 pm

I looked into RS and I downloaded the ROM off Rom-World, and it didn't work. I found this thread though from another forum... http://www.rottentomatoes.com/vine/showthread.php?t=478668
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by marurun Thu Feb 28, 2008 10:44 pm

RS and Souky work on my Windows box, but they are slow, jerky, and buggy. Emulation of the Sega Titan/STV board just really isn't up to spec, yet.
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