HELP Problems with MAME32 V.93

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I am having some issues with some of my games in MAME32.

Games such as Dig Dug, Qix, Rally X, Burgertime, and PacMan fire up and
play fine.

A lot of the games however have very choppy gameplay and poor screen
rates. Tempest, Mappy, Paperboy, Pole Position are extremely bad.

On a somewhat related note Mappy USED to play fine and I had an older
version. Then one day Mappy started acting up. I though updating
would help but apparently it hasn't.
Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance
Josh
 
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joshers17@hotmail.com wrote:
> I am having some issues with some of my games in MAME32.
>
> Games such as Dig Dug, Qix, Rally X, Burgertime, and PacMan fire up and
> play fine.
>
> A lot of the games however have very choppy gameplay and poor screen
> rates. Tempest, Mappy, Paperboy, Pole Position are extremely bad.
>
> On a somewhat related note Mappy USED to play fine and I had an older
> version. Then one day Mappy started acting up. I though updating
> would help but apparently it hasn't.
> Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

As MAME gets bigger, the performance goes down. Older versions of MAME
(.57 or so) will run most games on a 500 MHz processor. I have .95
installed now and it won't even run Don Den Lover Vol. 1 at full speed
on my Athlon XP 1700. Version .86 runs it just fine.

Remember, the purpose of MAME is accurate emulation/preservation of the
game code. Actually PLAYING the games is just a side effect of that effort.

I suggest you use the oldest version of MAME that will play the games
you want.

HTH, HAND
 
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usenet <reply.in.newsgroup@bitbucket.dave.null.net> wrote in a cheese
induced coma news:Y2c8e.3363$h6.267@tornado.texas.rr.com:


> I suggest you use the oldest version of MAME that will play the games
> you want.
>
> HTH, HAND

Sounds like good advice to me. For further help, pickup an older version
of Mame32 here http://mame.joymonkey.com/mame32/

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Very embarrased, hangs head in shame question;

I think that HTH = "hope that helps" but I am unable to work out the
HAND acronym.

Please help.

usenet wrote:
> joshers17@hotmail.com wrote:
>

>
> HTH, HAND
 

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* Phil Cave wrote in alt.games.mame:
> Very embarrased, hangs head in shame question;

> I think that HTH = "hope that helps" but I am unable to work out the
> HAND acronym.

Have A Nice Day

http://www.acronymnfinder.com

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usenet wrote:
> joshers17@hotmail.com wrote:
>
>> I am having some issues with some of my games in MAME32.
>>
>> Games such as Dig Dug, Qix, Rally X, Burgertime, and PacMan fire up and
>> play fine.
>>
>> A lot of the games however have very choppy gameplay and poor screen
>> rates. Tempest, Mappy, Paperboy, Pole Position are extremely bad.
>>
>> On a somewhat related note Mappy USED to play fine and I had an older
>> version. Then one day Mappy started acting up. I though updating
>> would help but apparently it hasn't.
>> Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated.
>
>
> As MAME gets bigger, the performance goes down. Older versions of MAME
> (.57 or so) will run most games on a 500 MHz processor. I have .95
> installed now and it won't even run Don Den Lover Vol. 1 at full speed
> on my Athlon XP 1700. Version .86 runs it just fine.
>
> Remember, the purpose of MAME is accurate emulation/preservation of the
> game code. Actually PLAYING the games is just a side effect of that
> effort.
>
> I suggest you use the oldest version of MAME that will play the games
> you want.
>
> HTH, HAND

......and to easily find out the oldest version, take a look at the
second half of 'catver.ini', which can be found at http://www.catver.com/

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