Sunday, October 11, 2009

MAME32 emulator setup guide

Well, after spending over a hour with my friend how to make the MAME32 emulator run Metal Slug 3.
So, I'll make a step by step guide that will show you how to make games such as Metal Slug 3 work on the MAME32 emulator:

Step 1:
First of all you have to download and unzip the MAME emulator, I got MAME32 0.90u1 version but I believe you can use newer version.
MAME download:
http://mamedev.org/release.html

Step 2:
Now you need to download a file called "geoneo.zip", inside your MAME32 emulator folder you got a folder called "roms", place the "geoneo.zip" file inside the "roms" folder and DON'T unzip it!
geo-neo download:
http://server1.rom-world.com/dl/f230bfeb9f988fc24003f29537189b3b/4ad2405a/games/MAME/neogeo.zip
or just google it.

Step 3:
Now you need a game, you simply download a game and place it in the "roms" folder, the game have to be zipped, DON'T unzip it!
you have to make sure the file's name is currect, when you enter the emulator, find your game, right click and choose properties.
At the general tab you will have the game's title and the file's name between "" under it, make sure the zip file got the same name or else the emulator won't find it!


This is pretty much all, now you should be able to run any game on the MAME32 emulator!
Have fun!