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    Quote Originally Posted by galaga-girl View Post
    I am new to all of this but have found that the emu works great on my wii. I have a cab at home that I play MAME on but prefer to sit in front of the TV. That being said, there are certain games that I can't get to work that ARE in the list of working roms, Like Galaga, Dig Dug, 1941 and 1942.

    anyone know what i'm doing wrong? I get an error saying that the rom is missing files, but I know it isn't cause they work on my PC.
    I play tested all of the games mentioned for at least 15-20 minutes each and found no problems. MAME can be so picky. My assumption is it's probably your ROM set. I like to keep my ROM set fairly up to date with the current PC build so the ROMs I am testing are all at 0.139 even though the current PC build is 0.140. SDL MAME Wii uses 0.134 so the appropriate ROM set would probably have the greatest compatibility but I haven't had any issues using up to date ROMs. It also wouldn't affect my list seeing as the driver source would be the same regardless of what level the ROMs are at.

    Also Galaga has known issues. MAME should tell you that and give you an additional press left to right screen before it will let you start it.

    Also also I'm jealous...I want a MAME cabinet. I have a two slot MVS so I'm not cabinetless but a MAME cab sitting next to it would be nice. I think I have enough parts to build one minus the actual cabinet but I currently lack the motivation and time.
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    Thanks for the info, yes it was the romset that I was using, the roms that I had were for an old version of MAME so I found a newer set that is for the current version and voila they work.

    Now I just have to wait for Wonderboy and all the games I want to play will work.

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    I installed the Atari 7800 emu and was suprised that Crossbow had lightgun support - It's been great playing that classic with the Wii pointer.

    So I booted up Mame, with crossbow, zombie raid and beast blasters roms - unfortunately none of them are supported. I know that there are issues with alot of games running, but it would be great to have the old lightgun games to play on the Wii. Stuff like pacman, dig dug 'an all can be played on every other version of mame, but the Wii has the chance to correctly emulate lightgun shooters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by merv reno View Post
    I installed the Atari 7800 emu and was suprised that Crossbow had lightgun support - It's been great playing that classic with the Wii pointer.

    So I booted up Mame, with crossbow, zombie raid and beast blasters roms - unfortunately none of them are supported. I know that there are issues with alot of games running, but it would be great to have the old lightgun games to play on the Wii. Stuff like pacman, dig dug 'an all can be played on every other version of mame, but the Wii has the chance to correctly emulate lightgun shooters.
    SDL MAME Wii supports the remote as a light gun but not by default. When you download and unzip it there is a .cfg file called default-lg.cfg in mame folder. Swap out your normal default.cfg with default-lg.cfg and you have full light gun support. As far as compatibility have you seen the list I am working on?
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    Yeah, I've gradually been scanning through your compatibility list - Well done, that's a hell of a job. I'll do some checking around for a list of gun games and cross check them here - maybe make a mini lightgun list or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkcide666 View Post
    You're not going to get them to work because they are not compatible. From the wiibrew site,"If you don't see the ROM in the list in the emulator, then support for that ROM isn't included. This is to keep the size of the emulator low enough to run effectively on the Wii.". The wii is never going to be able to run a lot of the latter arcade games especially if they are 3D like Tekken or Time Crisis because it's just not powerful enough. You're better off sticking with old 2D classics that will work rather than trying to get more modern games to work that will never run.
    street fighter by capcom are 2d games well most are, I can not get any of them to work. can I assum these are "modern games"?

    by the way Im a fan of your work on MAME on Wii console,

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    Sounds like I need to revisit mame on the wii. I love mame and used to use it all the time on the PC, but when I checked (a while back) MAME was still pretty LAME on the wii and hardly worked at all. I'll look at your compatibility list and play around this weekend. Seems like MAME has always been picky with interplay between the emulator and rom versions have been a problem in the past. Thanks for the weekend project. Hopefully it will surprise me this time around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MezoRock View Post
    street fighter by capcom are 2d games well most are, I can not get any of them to work. can I assum these are "modern games"?

    by the way Im a fan of your work on MAME on Wii console,
    The original SF? I've tested a few SF2 ROMs and the only problem I've encountered is Hyper not working without SF2 and CE being in the same folder. SDL MAME Wii seems to have good CPS1 and CPS2 support thus far.

    I appreciate the complement but I have nothing to do with the development of the emulator. I'm also a fan and just wanted to see a good and true compatibility list. Someone pointed me in the direction of the pre-existing list after I started mine but it sucks and is incomplete. It is confusing and only list drivers so a lot of games that use the same drivers are not on it, only the original source.

    Quote Originally Posted by junkmail View Post
    Sounds like I need to revisit mame on the wii. I love mame and used to use it all the time on the PC, but when I checked (a while back) MAME was still pretty LAME on the wii and hardly worked at all. I'll look at your compatibility list and play around this weekend. Seems like MAME has always been picky with interplay between the emulator and rom versions have been a problem in the past. Thanks for the weekend project. Hopefully it will surprise me this time around.
    MAME on the Wii is good but it still has a few flaws. Most older games work fairly well. You might occasionally get a code dump here and there when you run out of memory. I've also encountered them a few times while switching games but once again I think it has to do with the Wii's lack of memory.
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