[mythtv-users] Mythgame setup "docs" and some questions. LONG
vbtalent at gmail.com
Sun Jun 5 11:41:48 UTC 2005
"there are options to disable these that can be set in xmamerc"
Could you enlighten me on the needed settings to disable the NAG screens?
On 6/4/05, Ross Campbell <ross.campbell at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 6/3/05, hary wilke <harywilke at yahoo.com> wrote:it thin on the
> > Bare with me as it's a bit longwinded and this is the first
> > time i've used XMAME or mythgame so if i'm suggesting something that
> > is basic lunacy please point it out. At the bottom i have some
> > questions about some of the setup options.
> So, if you're new to MAME, check out http://mameworld.net
> > post XMAME install setup
> download and install gxmame. It's a good non-myth frontend and useful
> as well to test xmame. gxmame is similar to the mame32 GUI for
> > mkdir ~/.xmame
> > cp docs/xmamerc.dist ~/.xmame/xmamerc
> > use your favorite editor to edit ~/.xmame/xmamerc
> > You need to set some paths in the ### Fileio Related ### section
> > rompath /mythtv/games/xmame/roms
> > snapshot_directory .
> > cheat_file /mythtv/games/xmame/cheat.dat
> > hiscore_file /mythtv/games/xmame/hiscore.dat
> > history_file /mythtv/games/xmame/history.dat
> > mameinfo_file /mythtv/games/xmame/mameinfo.dat
> ... or use gxmame to configure these values and verify them afterwards
> by editing xmamerc
> Technically, the best way to do this is to use the default directories
> as defined at buildtime for xmame and then not hardode the patch in
> either xmamerc or mythtv
> > now it is time to test XMAME before we attempt to get it running
> > inside MythTV
> > place your ROM in the roms directory you created earlier
> or the default directory
> > there are plenty of online places to purchase legit ROMs for use with
> > MAME. There are also places that will take your old cartridges and
> > transfer the ROMs to CDs for you.
> and there are a 3 public domain rom sets avilable here:
> > launch xmame with the classic game of choice, gauntlet for me!
> > xmame.x11 gauntlet
> NOTE: depending on how you compiled xmame, you could have an xmame.x11
> or xmame.SDL or xmame.xgl depending on what graphics toolkits are
> used. If you have some time, try them and see which one works best for
> I like to symlink xmame to whatever xmame binaries I'm using at the
> moment, and I like to version the xmame binaries when I update so that
> I can roll back to a working one if there is any problem or
> compatibility issue with mythtv.
> Sometimes, I notice that I need to remove and recreate xmamerc after
> upgrading xmame since default options change
> > after OK'ing the ownership screen, the info screen and the caveats
> > screen. you can start playing.
> there are options to disable these that can be set in xmamerc
> NOTE also, "OK" can be entered as <left><right> as well
> > TAB will bring up a OSD, On Screen Display, which will show you the
> > keyboard settings.
> > ~ will help you with the volume
> > ESC will get you out of it.
> Here's the general basic info you need to know to use xmame from the keyboard:
> 5 = insert coin
> 1 = player 1 start
> arrow keys = movement
> left control = button 1
> left alt = button 2
> spacebar = button 3
> esc = exit
> > 3. download and place files (artwork/catver.ini/etc..)
> and screenshots - these are stored in the 'snap' directory with the
> rest of your mame subdirs (NOTE: you need to tell mythgame about where
> this directory is in the mythgame config
> get screenshots from here:
> unzip into the snap directory
> > MAME image downloader Huh???? old?
> yes.. old
> > Show game info show info about the game, ie:year,
> > maker, CPU, sound, screen resolution before staring game
> for game info , I would delete sorting by year and just use genre
> > ok i still have the following questions. most are pretty basic like
> > "what does this file do?"
> > 1. while editing ~/.xmame/xmamerc there is an option for a
> > "snapshot_directory" is this different, or should it be different
> > than the "MAME screenshots path" in mythgame setup inside mythfrontned.
> the screenshots in mame historically go into a dir called 'snap' for snapshots
> > 2. I'm confused about all the paths to files and how they are used.
> > such as:
> > a. why is there a hiscores path, and also a hiscore file.
> per game hiscore files are saved in hiscores directory
> the hiscores.dat file defines how individual games store their hiscore
> information so that it can be saved to files in the hiscore directory
> by xmame
> > b. flyers and cabinets. how are these used? again please excuse the
> > newbie here. Are flyers like movie posters, they show up when
> > browsing? If so then where does that put screenshots? i guess i'm
> > looking for some clarity between the flyers, screenshots, snapshots
> > and cabinets. I found a site that is all arcade flyers http://
> > www.arcadeflyers.net
> mythgame doesn't use the flyers and cabinet files as far as I know,
> but many other mame frontends do. Go to htttp://www.mameworld.net and
> look at the screenshots for other mame frontends, and you'll see what
> I mean.
> > c. will history.dat and the hiscores be automatically created?
> No. You have to download them.
> history.dat - http://www.arcade-history.com/history_database.php
> hiscore.dat - http://www.mameworld.net/highscore/
> > 3. MAME image downloader?
> just download all of the snapshot zips from the mame32 site above.
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