Page 11 of 12 FirstFirst ... 9101112 LastLast
Results 101 to 110 of 114

Thread: SDL MAME Wii compatibility list

  1. #101
    New Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    16
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Hi,

    I am a huge MAME fan for a really long time. I love the idea of having MAME games available to play on my regular TV via a console that's always plugged in. Playing the latest and most CPU-demanding MAME games on the PC is great fun, but nothing beats sitting on the couch with the kids and playing some classic arcade games.

    I am currently making my own compatibility list, just to be thorough. Starting with the latest complete build of MAME roms, I am using ROMLister to make category-specific groups of roms (sorted by type - platform, fighting, racing, etc - this is what ROMLister does very well). I do not include any clones in these gropus (I relalize that some unique games will get overlooked this way, like Hanglyman, for example, but I can always go back and get them individually if I like.)

    Then I drop the category-specific roms onto the HDD, and play them one ata time, seing which ones play, which ones crash, and which ones need additional files. I make a note of every rom, by rom name, whether it is working or not. When I am done with the group (takes several hours at least, usually over a couple of days), I attach the HDD to the PC, delete the games that don't work, copy/archive the games that do work off of the WII USB drive, and load up the next group of roms, and repeat the process.

    I'm about halfway done, and have collected about 200 roms that work guaranteed. When I'm all done, I'll obviously have to choose which games I want to put onthe system, since there is a 150 game limit. I also take personal notes about which games are lame, soso, great, etc. This will help in building a complete set of enjoyable, playable roms!

    One thing I think is very important to know about playing MAME games on the Wii is, it seems that the Wii's memory gets clogged occasionally (sometimes frequently), and so a game that is reported as being unplayable, wil play, if you refresh the Wii's memory. So,m ,I have gotten into the habit of exiting back to the Wii main menu every two or three games I play, just to be safe. Then I load up the HBC and start MAME again. It takes a little while longer, but it is worth it to know that the games are playing or failing for sure. And, it beats having to get up and hard-boot the Wii because it hard crashed!

    I haven't done a close comparison with my own compatibility results and the games listed at the beginning of this thread, but I will say that the list there is so exhaustive, it's a little overwhelming. I personally think there's no real need to know that every clone of a certain game works - as long as the parent works, you probably won't be wasting precious rom space loading up thre or four variants of the same exact game! But like I said, there are some exceptions - another great clone that is much more of its own unique game is Monkey Kong, a clone of Donkey Kong.

    Anyway, I just wanted to add my two cents to this thread, and give feed back to all those retro game lovers like myself.

    I also wanted to as if anyone has had trouble with v 1.o of Wii MAME - I haven't been able to get it to work, I consistently get a "cannot find roms" message. So I have stuck with v .6, which seems to be working well enough. Any feedback on this issue as well would be appreciated.

    Thanks, and good luck to everyone with their MAMEing.

  2. #102
    New Member kunparekh18's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Chennai
    Posts
    528
    Thanks
    55
    Thanked 145 Times in 118 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by squarebox
    Hi,

    I am a huge MAME fan for a really long time. I love the idea of having MAME games available to play on my regular TV via a console that's always plugged in. Playing the latest and most CPU-demanding MAME games on the PC is great fun, but nothing beats sitting on the couch with the kids and playing some classic arcade games.

    I am currently making my own compatibility list, just to be thorough. Starting with the latest complete build of MAME roms, I am using ROMLister to make category-specific groups of roms (sorted by type - platform, fighting, racing, etc - this is what ROMLister does very well). I do not include any clones in these gropus (I relalize that some unique games will get overlooked this way, like Hanglyman, for example, but I can always go back and get them individually if I like.)

    Then I drop the category-specific roms onto the HDD, and play them one ata time, seing which ones play, which ones crash, and which ones need additional files. I make a note of every rom, by rom name, whether it is working or not. When I am done with the group (takes several hours at least, usually over a couple of days), I attach the HDD to the PC, delete the games that don't work, copy/archive the games that do work off of the WII USB drive, and load up the next group of roms, and repeat the process.

    I'm about halfway done, and have collected about 200 roms that work guaranteed. When I'm all done, I'll obviously have to choose which games I want to put onthe system, since there is a 150 game limit. I also take personal notes about which games are lame, soso, great, etc. This will help in building a complete set of enjoyable, playable roms!

    One thing I think is very important to know about playing MAME games on the Wii is, it seems that the Wii's memory gets clogged occasionally (sometimes frequently), and so a game that is reported as being unplayable, wil play, if you refresh the Wii's memory. So,m ,I have gotten into the habit of exiting back to the Wii main menu every two or three games I play, just to be safe. Then I load up the HBC and start MAME again. It takes a little while longer, but it is worth it to know that the games are playing or failing for sure. And, it beats having to get up and hard-boot the Wii because it hard crashed!

    I haven't done a close comparison with my own compatibility results and the games listed at the beginning of this thread, but I will say that the list there is so exhaustive, it's a little overwhelming. I personally think there's no real need to know that every clone of a certain game works - as long as the parent works, you probably won't be wasting precious rom space loading up thre or four variants of the same exact game! But like I said, there are some exceptions - another great clone that is much more of its own unique game is Monkey Kong, a clone of Donkey Kong.

    Anyway, I just wanted to add my two cents to this thread, and give feed back to all those retro game lovers like myself.

    I also wanted to as if anyone has had trouble with v 1.o of Wii MAME - I haven't been able to get it to work, I consistently get a "cannot find roms" message. So I have stuck with v .6, which seems to be working well enough. Any feedback on this issue as well would be appreciated.

    Thanks, and good luck to everyone with their MAMEing.
    You should post that list (as an Excel spreadsheet, maybe). It will be very useful to other MAMErs like us. Thanks in advance.

    Sent from my A75 using WiiHacks. Please excuse grammar and punctuation errors, if any.

  3. #103
    New Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    1
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    For the love of god. Post your progress!

  4. #104
    New Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    the Great White North
    Posts
    102
    Thanks
    14
    Thanked 12 Times in 11 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by squarebox View Post
    Hi,


    I also wanted to as if anyone has had trouble with v 1.o of Wii MAME - I haven't been able to get it to work, I consistently get a "cannot find roms" message. So I have stuck with v .6, which seems to be working well enough. Any feedback on this issue as well would be appreciated.
    I was wondering, would it be useful to merge your hardwork with Toad Kings list of working roms here:
    http://toadking.com/wiimame-0.4.txt
    It's a link off the Wiibrew.org site . It has .4 in the description but it's coming off the Mame Wii 1.0 page, so I have a feeling it's current.

    As well, I have Mame Wii 1.0 from Toad King working perfectly, it's great. You just place your roms in sd:\mame\roms and leave them in there zip format. Start with your owned older roms like Galagay and work your way up. It does work, and load times are super super fast, like 3 second load times Then your into the rom. Joust is a little funky, I found after adding a tonne of coins it seemed to save that state and it starts up properly now without the System Tests that are typical of roms from that time (um... that was my time, hum...)

  5. #105
    New Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    the Great White North
    Posts
    102
    Thanks
    14
    Thanked 12 Times in 11 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Edward Figueroa View Post
    I have version 1.1 from ToadKing, or MAME 0.134u4 (Dec 13 2011)
    Hum, I have not seen Mame Wii version 1.1 , question where did you get it from? On Wiibrew.org or the official Google Code page it only seems to be version 1.0

    I would LOVE to get my hands on something that supports the Nunchuck ! I need a joystick and am tired of playing with the GC controller thing

  6. #106
    New Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    the Great White North
    Posts
    102
    Thanks
    14
    Thanked 12 Times in 11 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Fiery Phoenix View Post
    Bit disappointed that Paperboy and OutRun play so sloooooooow. Anyone else found this? Paperboy is from 1984 - really expected this to run fine.
    Paperboy works just fine on Mame Wii 1.0 , play lots of it and it's fun! Zero slow speed issues.

  7. #107
    New Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    the Great White North
    Posts
    102
    Thanks
    14
    Thanked 12 Times in 11 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Dogway View Post
    Did you try 1943? for such a small game and it doesn't work (code dump). But I have to say that with version 0.6 3wonders (fantastic game) didn't work, and with 0.5 did, so something changed.
    Strange, 1943 is in this list by Toad King (do a search in Firefox)

    http://toadking.com/wiimame-0.4.txt

    But it DOES NOT work on Mame Wii 1.0 , sucks because that is one of my all time favouite games!

  8. #108
    tlh
    tlh is offline
    New Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    2
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Hi, I too am working on this MAME WII EMU 0.5. So far I have Final fight, Cadillac and Dinosaurs and Xmen Arcade working. I am trying to get Pro Gear up, but after it loads it spits me back to the HBC. Anyone encountered this before? If anyone has a suggestion on how to get Pro Gear up, please let me know. Oh by the way, Simpsons works, but Knights of the Round doesn't seem to want to work. I have been loading games from my SD card, would I have better luck with a USB? Thanks for any help

  9. #109
    tlh
    tlh is offline
    New Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    2
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Oh sorry, misinformation! I am actually using ver 1.0 now. Maybe I should use 0.6 instead? I seem to get alot of can't find Rom or CHD file messages. Thanks

  10. #110
    Senior Member
    WiiHacks Staff
    Forum Administrator
    Only Site Donators Can PM Staff
    nightstah's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Repatriated to WH
    Posts
    18,311
    Thanks
    1,803
    Thanked 4,246 Times in 3,571 Posts
    Blog Entries
    5
    Please use the edit button --- don't make a series of successive posts (one after another). Familiarize yourself with the site rules so to avoid common mistakes:

    Wiihacks - Nintendo Wii Hacks Community - Forum Rules

Page 11 of 12 FirstFirst ... 9101112 LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •