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How did we all get (HERE)
#284734 - 05/03/12 03:20 AM


How did we all get to Mameworld? I found mame from a tron web site way back in 97. It had a link to a site called arcade at home. Yes kids 97. Mame was cool and you could download all those rfiles at once. Lots of boring stuff in between arcade at home...... and mame dot net shutting down and you peeps have got my sorry ass since.

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Re: How did we all get (HERE) new [Re: Breetai]
#284742 - 05/03/12 04:03 AM


I found MAME by looking for a way to play Donkey Kong. I found MS Return of Arcade to play Pac Man, but then I realized MAME was more faithful to the original. I don't know why Nintendo never released DK for the PC.



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Re: How did we all get (HERE) new [Re: Breetai]
#284743 - 05/03/12 04:04 AM


Jopezu abducted me and I was to to be a virgin sacrifice for Fazeo. Smitdogg assraped me before that happened, so I was worthless as a sacrifice at that point. Orc took pity on me, and let me hang out for a while. Orc went out for beer one day and never came back, so here I sit like a lost puppy. Sometimes Mr.Do leaves me tablescraps, so I stick around.



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k me drunk (big surpirse) thats funney right now! >NT< new [Re: italie]
#284745 - 05/03/12 04:09 AM


> Jopezu abducted me and I was to to be a virgin sacrifice for Fazeo. Smitdogg assraped
> me before that happened, so I was worthless as a sacrifice at that point. Orc took
> pity on me, and let me hang out for a while. Orc went out for beer one day and never
> came back, so here I sit like a lost puppy. Sometimes Mr.Do leaves me tablescraps, so
> I stick around.



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Re: How did we all get (HERE) new [Re: Breetai]
#284746 - 05/03/12 04:20 AM


> How did we all get to Mameworld? I found mame from a tron web site way back in 97. It
> had a link to a site called arcade at home. Yes kids 97. Mame was cool and you could
> download all those rfiles at once. Lots of boring stuff in between arcade at
> home...... and mame dot net shutting down and you peeps have got my sorry ass since.

If I remember correctly, I got into NES emulation first with Nesticle, probably in late '97 or early '98. At some point I got a yen to play the real arcade version of Rampage, probably after playing the NES version. I can't remember if RAINE supported Rampage before MAME did, or if I just happened to stumble across it first, but that was the first arcade emulator I ever used. I knew about MAME for quite a while before I actually tried it because it seemed complicated to get set up and running. I finally installed it when I got curious about games beyond what RAINE supported at the time, and haven't looked back since.

I reged at MAMEWorld in '05 (according to my profile my 7 year anniversary is coming up next week), but I only posted a couple of times. I lurked for probably a year or so before I started posting regularly.



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Re: How did we all get (HERE) new [Re: redk9258]
#284747 - 05/03/12 04:21 AM


> I found MAME by looking for a way to play Donkey Kong. I found MS Return of Arcade to
> play Pac Man, but then I realized MAME was more faithful to the original. I don't
> know why Nintendo never released DK for the PC.

Oh, but they did... it was terrible.



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Re: How did we all get (HERE) new [Re: redk9258]
#284749 - 05/03/12 04:42 AM


> I found MAME by looking for a way to play Donkey Kong. I found MS Return of Arcade to
> play Pac Man, but then I realized MAME was more faithful to the original. I don't
> know why Nintendo never released DK for the PC.

Lol ,I also found MAME by looking for a way to play Donkey Kong ,must of been 1999 or 2000 ...Good Times



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Re: How did we all get (HERE) new [Re: DMala]
#284750 - 05/03/12 04:43 AM


> > How did we all get to Mameworld? I found mame from a tron web site way back in 97.
> It
> > had a link to a site called arcade at home. Yes kids 97. Mame was cool and you
> could
> > download all those rfiles at once. Lots of boring stuff in between arcade at
> > home...... and mame dot net shutting down and you peeps have got my sorry ass
> since.
>
> If I remember correctly, I got into NES emulation first with Nesticle, probably in
> late '97 or early '98. At some point I got a yen to play the real arcade version of
> Rampage, probably after playing the NES version. I can't remember if RAINE supported
> Rampage before MAME did, or if I just happened to stumble across it first, but that
> was the first arcade emulator I ever used. I knew about MAME for quite a while before
> I actually tried it because it seemed complicated to get set up and running. I
> finally installed it when I got curious about games beyond what RAINE supported at
> the time, and haven't looked back since.
>
> I reged at MAMEWorld in '05 (according to my profile my 7 year anniversary is coming
> up next week), but I only posted a couple of times. I lurked for probably a year or
> so before I started posting regularly.

I lurked here but spent lots of time on BYOAC....feeling nostalgic



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Re: How did we all get (HERE) new [Re: Budweiser]
#284751 - 05/03/12 05:03 AM


So many DK fans... Who remembers the Champ remakes, among them Champ Kong? Anyway, to the OP, I don't remember what I was looking for or how I stumbled on it, probably just looking for arcade remakes to play, but I found Nicola's MultiPac emulator (precursor to MAME) and Dave Spicer's Sparcade. I think that was the one out at the time rather than the original DASArcade. I started following these emulators and later ones that were released like Retrocade, the NeoGeo and CPS-2 emulators, Killer Instinct emu (though I had never actually played the KI games before) and several other game-specific emus, Daphne... Somewhere along the line I found the console emulators of the time like NESticle and those as well. To repeat what was already said, good times.

Edit: Just found a really old emu folder with not only Sparcade, but some others I forgot about like RAGE, HIVE, SegaC2 and System 16 emulators, JAS (JRok's Arcade Simulation), M72 and JFF!

> > I found MAME by looking for a way to play Donkey Kong. I found MS Return of Arcade
> to
> > play Pac Man, but then I realized MAME was more faithful to the original. I don't
> > know why Nintendo never released DK for the PC.
>
> Lol ,I also found MAME by looking for a way to play Donkey Kong ,must of been 1999 or
> 2000 ...Good Times

Edited by Qun Mang (05/03/12 05:21 AM)



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Re: How did we all get (HERE) new [Re: Breetai]
#284754 - 05/03/12 06:26 AM


I got into emulation in '99. Nesticle. I was completely and utterly overtaken with joy that something like that existed. I can play real nintendo games on my PC? Not ports, the real thing? I also found Genecyst, zSNES & Mame. I didn't get into Mame right away though. I tried getting Asteroids to work, but I don't think I did at the time. There was a lot of info, and so many different systems, and it wasn't as simple as loading a *.nes rom file. And although I did spend a lot of time in arcades when I was young, I spent a lot more time playing my consoles at home, so I was more interested in those.

About a year or so later, I was playing Metal Gear Solid on the GBC (it was just released and Metal Gear (NES) was one of my all time favorites since I was a kid, as was the PSX game). I signed up on Gamefaqs to post to their forums, and since that was what I was playing, I chose snake, but it was taken, so I chose snake78. I posted there on and off for a few months maybe. I took the nick with me to most if not all other forums I've frequented since though.

Also around that time (late 2000, early 2001) I bought Atari Arcade Hits 1 so I could play Asteroids. I fell in love with it and wanted to play more arcade games that I remembered from my youth, so I went back and found Mame again. I visited Mameworld for info on getting it set up, and stuff, but didn't venture to the forums until after 9/11. I think it was October 2001. I had visited the mame.net forums but I was turned off, and didn't even register. But with Mameworld, I surfed in, clicked on a thread, and was immediately horrified (in a 'holy shit, laugh out loud, what the fuck is going on here, quick click on a different thread' kind of way) by a picture of Smit fucking Osama Bin Laden in the ass while he (Osama) sucked off Jop, or something of the sort, Faz might have been in there too actually, I only have a vague recollection of it. I've simply seen way too many penis and goatse arse type photoshoppings since that fateful day. Funny that I was turned off by mame.net jackasses, but that pic made me think, 'hmm, these guys seem alright.'

I mostly lurked. I started posting a little more regularly when Smit posted one of his 'Lurkers Stop Lurking!' posts.



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Re: How did we all get (HERE) new [Re: Breetai]
#284755 - 05/03/12 06:28 AM



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How did we all get to Mameworld?




I got here curious about MAME through Wikipedia. MAME was always one of those things that I was meaning to get to. And I did get around to checking it out in December 2009.

MameWorld is my primary place to check for news updates regarding the evolution of the emulator and the digital preservation of not just the games but ALL parts of arcade video gaming history.

And it just got better when MESS got combined with MAME, so to speak. This is all a part of computing history. It's a history that really took off when microcomputers became affordable for home use. some users took that home technology to replicate other computer systems and so forth. It's applied knowledge and technology in its purest form.

I personally watched it all evolve. And now it's able to not just be preserved but replicated for future generations of geeky human beings to experience for themselves.

In a century we'll all be gone due to the limits of human mortality. But that knowledge that's archived will live on. That's immortality akin to classic literature that has survived the ebb and flow of time itself.

That is a huge philosophical turn on for me. :-)

It makes me wonder what didn't survive, like nitrate film stock crumpling into dust.

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Re: How did we all get (HERE) new [Re: Breetai]
#284768 - 05/03/12 09:52 AM


god.....I don't rightly remember. Pretty lackluster story: took home a Jakk's-type deal, with a game on it that is some console port of Gyruss - but the box pics being of the arcade version. Looked for arcade games.....ummm....took a while. Found MAME. Found MAMEWorld within a few/several months.



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Re: How did we all get (HERE) new [Re: DMala]
#284769 - 05/03/12 09:55 AM


> > I found MAME by looking for a way to play Donkey Kong. I found MS Return of Arcade
> to
> > play Pac Man, but then I realized MAME was more faithful to the original. I don't
> > know why Nintendo never released DK for the PC.
>
> Oh, but they did... it was terrible.

But that was '83. The Colecovision port (which it looks like the PC/MAC version was somewhat ripped of off) fuckin smoked it.

What's hilarious is those games were licensed by Atari. Weird.



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Re: How did we all get (HERE) new [Re: Breetai]
#284771 - 05/03/12 12:02 PM


Erm, well it was 1999 and I co-founded MW with KC and Zan (wonder where he went)

So I guess I found it first..



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Re: How did we all get (HERE) new [Re: Breetai]
#284779 - 05/03/12 03:20 PM


I don't recall what year it was, before 2000, I think. I started getting on the internet at the library and my Sega Saturn (horrible, embarrassing story that one is, but that's Off-topic, anyway....) I was mainly interested in all things Stridery, and game music. Somewhere along the way I discovered that old arcade games could be played on your computer. Then I made it a quest to replay Taito's Gladiator. I downloaded the wrong emulator, and wrong gamefile/rom. It was some blue and yellow (I could be wrong) game where a little guy was in an arena and fought with swords, tridents, and nets (I think). Yeah, I was WAY off. Eventually I found MAME, then registered at mame.net -I guess when I just had to ask a question. I think it was about using cheats, but I do know that Mojo2000 replied rather harshly towards me.

At some point I learned about this site and forum, but I didn't have much interest in registering here. I think I thought it was too uppity. Then mame.net went kaputsky. Then I finally came here. I think my first question was in the Bin, asking what a certain tune was (which it turned out to be 'Stepping Out' by Joe Jackson) and Angera replied to me. She said she had to rinse her ears out with some bjork.




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Re: How did we all get (HERE) new [Re: Breetai]
#284783 - 05/03/12 04:02 PM


I came across MAME entirely by accident. I had a hobby of building an online FPS for about ten years by that point, which, for I don't know why, one day turned into a magnet for hackers. Being that I was a self-taught programmer by hobby, not a professional, I was completely out-classed by the hackers that plagued my game... and at some point I just got fed up and quit. So I started looking for something to do that didn't involve online play... and saw this homemade MAME cabinet on a website somewhere, which really caught my eye. As a kid I always wanted my own arcade cabinet in the house, so I started looking into it... which of course brought me to MAME, the heart of the homemade cabinet... and been hanging around ever since.







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Re: How did we all get (HERE) new [Re: Breetai]
#284791 - 05/03/12 05:27 PM


1998-1999: looking for nes shit online. found nesticle and discovered emulation. researched various platforms, etc.

2000: begin mass rom downloads. discovered mame/mameworld. make mame gifs.

2001: work with KC learning gif making. get slaughtered by KC and his boys on quake3. mame chat with smitdogg; making sure people's networking gear is set to transparency mode.

2002-2003: argue with fazeo about xbox and nintendo. elgondolero kidnapped. post drunken videos and pictures while fat. flirt with people on the board under female pseudonyms. onyx gets fired for using work SANs to store emulation files and roms. KC goes missing - panic.

2004-2007: act like a complete asshole on mame.net to get banned (ask twisty to unban). fazeo departs. troll current affairs board. new batch. switched to new website/board. karasu, greg and mr. do meet somewhere out west and take pictures that become immortalized. sez titty pic. kitzel goes missing. italie garage posts.

2008-2009: make sure none andrew's posts/replies are unread. angela leaves. snake puts music on youtube. orc found dead in flat. "welcome to the shithole, featuring italie". italie flood/garage posts.

2010: pi enters rehab. mameworld keeps going down. people get worried. regulars befriend on facebook. orc back to life. italie flood/garage posts.

2011-present: politics/religion trolling. twisty finds snatch and leaves the scene. threads about the old days. gemini is still trying to get laid. sune posting weird fucking pictures of tribal rituals and musicks. italie flood/garage posts.



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Re: How did we all get (HERE) new [Re: Breetai]
#284799 - 05/03/12 06:54 PM


My VERY first experience was looking online for Donkey Kong. I tried CHAMP games, but it wasn't 100%. That is how I found MAME.



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Re: How did we all get (HERE) new [Re: Breetai]
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I think 2 or 3 months after my brother died in Feb '97, I got the desire to play some original
Castle Wolfenstein, which I used to play on his Apple II whatever when I was a much younger
Gor. I knew that emulators existed and started looking around. This soon lead me to Nesticle
and MAME, which really interested me a lot more than Apple emulation. I got a bit hooked on
the whole emulation thing and purchased a Hotrod SE in '99 (I believe) for more accurate
control.

I probably came across mameworld in the search for teh romz, and was a regular lurker in the
forums soon after. I lurked for months (maybe a year) before posting a few shots at jop and
faz, which was soon followed by the posting of my Pac-Man shirt pic in summer '01.

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Re: How did we all get (HERE) new [Re: Gor]
#284804 - 05/03/12 08:07 PM


Nice shirt!



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Re: How did we all get (HERE) new [Re: jopezu]
#284808 - 05/03/12 09:08 PM


Another highlight was the telly calls... I forget exactly how that came about, but I remember you wanting to talk to posters on the phone. I don't know who else you talked to then, but I talked to you over the phone back in 2003ish... in the middle of the night iirc... Good convo... good dude...



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Re: How did we all get (HERE) new [Re: Breetai]
#284809 - 05/03/12 09:22 PM


I'd like to share a cool story like you do, but the truth is all I was looking for was a mame.net forum alternative after it closed down.

retrogames.net was technically dead and emulatronia.com (the site that introduced me to NES emulation in 1997) has not useful/active forums. Being an op at a dead emuchina IRC channel was not any good either. It was fun kicking kiddies asking for KOF2003 ROMs back then.

KiniKo, fataku, speechless and everyone who shared my interests on IRC, I'll remember them forever.



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Re: How did we all get (HERE) new [Re: snake78]
#284811 - 05/03/12 09:34 PM


wow... yeh, i remember those not being very... sane times in those years. lmao



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hence the renaming of the board <nt> new [Re: jopezu]
#284812 - 05/03/12 09:42 PM


from Off Topic, to just fucking Loony



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Re: How did we all get (HERE) new [Re: Breetai]
#284816 - 05/03/12 10:12 PM


> How did we all get to Mameworld?

I discovered* emulation while reading about (taking a nostalgia trip) one of my favorite NES games, Rygar. Was lead to NESTen and some rom site, overjoyed that you could actually play old games on your PC. I think I found MAME when trying to find a way to play Taito's Superman. Game kind of sucks honestly, but I sank a lot of quarters into it back in the late 80s early 90s.


*I remember hearing about N64 emulation long before (probably UltraHLE) but, not knowing any better at the time, all I could think about was, "how do you plug the cartridge into your computer?" Earlier still, I remember seeing Bleem! for sale at Best Buy.



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Re: How did we all get (HERE) new [Re: Breetai]
#284822 - 05/03/12 11:23 PM


I first discovered emulation by finding out about NESticle. I never was able to have a NES of my own growing up so I was always playing on my friends consoles. I was ecstatic that I could play the NES games on my PC that I always wanted to own.

While talking with a co-worker about emulation, he gave me a 5 DVD set of MAME roms. I was so excited. I had spent so much of my youth in arcades I was overjoyed to be able to play classic arcade games on my PC.

It had always been a dream of mine as a child to have my own arcade machine, and through learning more about MAME I discovered people were building their own game cabs, and through the use of front ends they were able to tie in other emulators as well. I was hooked.

I wanted to build my own controller, but after buying a few pieces to get started I thought it was too daunting so I bought a HotRod SE controller.

When I decided to pick up the project again, between BYOAC and the Ultimarc, MameWah, and Mame boards here at MW I was able to build up my cabinet and quite an impressive emulation collection.

I pretty much only post at the Bin anymore since the cab has been working I haven't had a need to post anywhere else really.

I didn't ever spend much time at the Mame.net boards, since all my questions were answered at MW.



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Re: How did we all get (HERE) new [Re: RocLobsta]
#284825 - 05/04/12 12:50 AM


> Erm, well it was 1999 and I co-founded MW with KC and Zan (wonder where he went)
>
> So I guess I found it first..

Yeah, but how did that idea come about??



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@jop - just didn't wanna interrupt the flow.... new [Re: snake78]
#284826 - 05/04/12 12:51 AM


Dude, that was a great rendition.



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Re: How did we all get (HERE) new [Re: jopezu]
#284828 - 05/04/12 02:04 AM



I never built a garage. You must have been hallucinating.


> 1998-1999: looking for nes shit online. found nesticle and discovered emulation.
> researched various platforms, etc.
>
> 2000: begin mass rom downloads. discovered mame/mameworld. make mame gifs.
>
> 2001: work with KC learning gif making. get slaughtered by KC and his boys on quake3.
> mame chat with smitdogg; making sure people's networking gear is set to transparency
> mode.
>
> 2002-2003: argue with fazeo about xbox and nintendo. elgondolero kidnapped. post
> drunken videos and pictures while fat. flirt with people on the board under female
> pseudonyms. onyx gets fired for using work SANs to store emulation files and roms. KC
> goes missing - panic.
>
> 2004-2007: act like a complete asshole on mame.net to get banned (ask twisty to
> unban). fazeo departs. troll current affairs board. new batch. switched to new
> website/board. karasu, greg and mr. do meet somewhere out west and take pictures that
> become immortalized. sez titty pic. kitzel goes missing. italie garage posts.
>
> 2008-2009: make sure none andrew's posts/replies are unread. angela leaves. snake
> puts music on youtube. orc found dead in flat. "welcome to the shithole, featuring
> italie". italie flood/garage posts.
>
> 2010: pi enters rehab. mameworld keeps going down. people get worried. regulars
> befriend on facebook. orc back to life. italie flood/garage posts.
>
> 2011-present: politics/religion trolling. twisty finds snatch and leaves the scene.
> threads about the old days. gemini is still trying to get laid. sune posting weird
> fucking pictures of tribal rituals and musicks. italie flood/garage posts.



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Re: How did we all get (HERE) new [Re: mogli]
#284829 - 05/04/12 02:06 AM


My buddy and I discovered nesticle one day,after getting my new HP 633mhz celeron w\2X cd writer! anyways after picking my jaw up off the ground after being able to play Trojan (an all time favorite over here)

I remember building my rom collection one rom @ a time,no torrents then,on a 56k modem.I then somehow stumbled upon the legendary MAME.DK site,and since then ive never looked back.From nesticle to MAME32 to the present it has been quite a ride,from building my collection one rom @ a time to now where I have over 50 systems in my Hyperspin setup

I love emulation\preservation and always will.I get ecstatic when I think of what is coming in terms of emulation.



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Re: How did we all get (HERE) new [Re: mesk]
#284831 - 05/04/12 02:21 AM


> I remember building my rom collection one rom @ a time,no torrents then,on a 56k
> modem.

Heh, I remember those days. Browsing roms sites now long defunct, irc...wherever I could find them.



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Re: How did we all get (HERE) new [Re: mogli]
#284836 - 05/04/12 03:10 AM


From memory it was an exodus from Arcade@Home, Daves Vintage Gaming and Retrogames particularly with the whole Lev thing

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Re: How did we all get (HERE) new [Re: Brad]
#284838 - 05/04/12 03:15 AM


I miss Daves Vintage Gaming.



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Re: How did we all get (HERE) new [Re: greybeard]
#284845 - 05/04/12 04:06 AM


> Nice shirt!

Thanks. I ended up donating it to a needy child.

Wow, that dude in the pic has like 12 lbs of muscle on me. I'm sure I can outrun him, though.



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Re: How did we all get (HERE) new [Re: mesk]
#284847 - 05/04/12 04:18 AM


> My buddy and I discovered nesticle one day,after getting my new HP 633mhz celeron
> w\2X cd writer! anyways after picking my jaw up off the ground after being able to
> play Trojan (an all time favorite over here)

It's kind of amazing how NES emulation and Nesticle in particular was just about everyone's gateway drug.



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Re: How did we all get (HERE) new [Re: Breetai]
#284849 - 05/04/12 04:20 AM


> How did we all get to Mameworld? I found mame from a tron web site way back in 97. It
> had a link to a site called arcade at home. Yes kids 97. Mame was cool and you could
> download all those rfiles at once. Lots of boring stuff in between arcade at
> home...... and mame dot net shutting down and you peeps have got my sorry ass since.
>
> .


Probably discovered MAME via an Altavista or HotBot search in late '98 or early '99. Heh, Altavista.

Hung out/lurked on JoseQ's EmuViews, RG, MAME.net for a long period, and somewhere along the way picked up a HotRod SE. Was probably around the time I scored the hotrod that I found MW. Original reg date was in late '01. Have mostly lurked ever since.



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Holly crap I forgot about JoseQ's!!!!!! <NT> new [Re: jeremymtc]
#284853 - 05/04/12 04:35 AM


> > How did we all get to Mameworld? I found mame from a tron web site way back in 97.
> It
> > had a link to a site called arcade at home. Yes kids 97. Mame was cool and you
> could
> > download all those rfiles at once. Lots of boring stuff in between arcade at
> > home...... and mame dot net shutting down and you peeps have got my sorry ass
> since.
> >
> > .
>
>
> Probably discovered MAME via an Altavista or HotBot search in late '98 or early '99.
> Heh, Altavista.
>
> Hung out/lurked on JoseQ's EmuViews, RG, MAME.net for a long period, and somewhere
> along the way picked up a HotRod SE. Was probably around the time I scored the hotrod
> that I found MW. Original reg date was in late '01. Have mostly lurked ever since.



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Re: How did we all get (HERE) new [Re: italie]
#284861 - 05/04/12 05:30 AM


> I never built a garage. You must have been hallucinating.

And I never left. Poor boy is obviously on drugs.



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Re: How did we all get (HERE) new [Re: DMala]
#284868 - 05/04/12 07:53 AM



Quote:


It's kind of amazing how NES emulation and Nesticle in particular was just about everyone's gateway drug.




Oh man! Nesticle and Stella was what hooked me in 1999. I was such a diehard compufreak back then I refused to upgrade my desktop from Windows 3.11. Trumpet Winsock and Netscape Communicator 4.x handled my browsing needs just fine. :-)

DOS was made for gaming. And Stella and Nesticle shined upon it.

But I knew of emulators prior to that. Barring terminal emulation software, my first emulator experience happened in my BBS days around '91 or '92 when I discovered an emulator for the Timex Sinclair. I didn't know much on how to use it but it was one of those things that reached out to those days at Kmart when I checked out a tiny little Timex Sinclair as a kid.

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Re: How did we all get (HERE) new [Re: Gor]
#284890 - 05/04/12 03:54 PM


> Thanks. I ended up donating it to a needy child.

and i actually wore it a few times. i would have worn it more, but it was already a little used.



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Re: How did we all get (HERE) new [Re: aavada]
#284915 - 05/04/12 06:41 PM


> > I never built a garage. You must have been hallucinating.
>
> And I never left. Poor boy is obviously on drugs.

I agree, what's that about me on rehab?



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I'll raise you http://www.mame.dk/<NT> new [Re: Breetai]
#284991 - 05/05/12 03:24 AM


> > > How did we all get to Mameworld? I found mame from a tron web site way back in
> 97.
> > It
> > > had a link to a site called arcade at home. Yes kids 97. Mame was cool and you
> > could
> > > download all those rfiles at once. Lots of boring stuff in between arcade at
> > > home...... and mame dot net shutting down and you peeps have got my sorry ass
> > since.
> > >
> > > .
> >
> >
> > Probably discovered MAME via an Altavista or HotBot search in late '98 or early
> '99.
> > Heh, Altavista.
> >
> > Hung out/lurked on JoseQ's EmuViews, RG, MAME.net for a long period, and somewhere
> > along the way picked up a HotRod SE. Was probably around the time I scored the
> hotrod
> > that I found MW. Original reg date was in late '01. Have mostly lurked ever since.

Edited by jeremymtc (05/05/12 03:38 AM)



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Yeah that was a good site for those rfiles!!!! new [Re: jeremymtc]
#285000 - 05/05/12 05:35 AM


I liked that one. Just got a broadband connection back then. Was it capcom that caused it to close?



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Re: How did we all get (HERE) new [Re: Breetai]
#285007 - 05/05/12 06:46 AM


You all have pretty good memories. I can't remember what game brought me to MAME but seems I've been watching it's progress for over a decade. Posted on mame.net and retrogames using the name Randolph for a while but slowly gravitated over to the mameworld forums using my real first name. Posted infrequently and went virtually unnoticed until one day changed my avatar to a pic of Erica Campbell. Caused quite a stir at the time and began sharing some of my favorite pics of her and others until it became a habit.








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Re: How did we all get (HERE) new [Re: Andrew]
#285009 - 05/05/12 06:57 AM


> You all have pretty good memories. I can't remember what game brought me to MAME but
> seems I've been watching it's progress for over a decade. Posted on mame.net and
> retrogames using the name Randolph for a while but slowly gravitated over to the
> mameworld forums using my real first name. Posted infrequently and went virtually
> unnoticed until one day changed my avatar to a pic of Erica Campbell. Caused quite a
> stir at the time and began sharing some of my favorite pics of her and others until
> it became a habit.

Is she back? I thought she went full kirk cameron.



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Re: How did we all get (HERE) new [Re: mogli]
#285011 - 05/05/12 07:15 AM



Quote:


But that was '83. The Colecovision port (which it looks like the PC/MAC version was somewhat ripped of off) fuckin smoked it.
What's hilarious is those games were licensed by Atari. Weird.




Ah, yes: AtariSoft. :-) They were branching out to any home computer at the time until the Video Game Crash of '83.

I did like their PC CGA conversions of Robotron:2084 and Dig Dug. The irony is that IBM created a decent version of Centipede for the PC.

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Re: How did we all get (HERE) new [Re: italie]
#285012 - 05/05/12 07:17 AM


> Is she back? I thought she went full kirk cameron

No. She's gonna be 31 on the 12th. Been four years since she quit...I wonder what she's up to.



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Re: How did we all get (HERE) new [Re: jopezu]
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> 2011-present: politics/religion trolling. twisty finds snatch and leaves the scene.
> threads about the old days. gemini is still trying to get laid. sune posting weird
> fucking pictures of tribal rituals and musicks. italie flood/garage posts.

The ghost of twisty then reappears to scare all the kids *grin*

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Re: How did we all get (HERE) new [Re: Gor]
#285150 - 05/06/12 01:16 PM


recently *upgraded* my HotrodSE with an x-arcade kit
never used the darn thing much because of having to tether a keyboard to it.

Now I wish that the xarcade kit had the sense to realise how many buttons the Hotrod SE actually had and sent 3 more with the kit; I now need a button for the mode selector (I currently tap the wires together to switch modes) and have wires inside for a button on each player's side, with no button to attach to

Or they could have at least mentioned that fact on the info page of the kit.



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Re: How did we all get (HERE) new [Re: Breetai]
#285152 - 05/06/12 01:24 PM


> How did we all get to Mameworld? I found mame from a tron web site way back in 97. It
> had a link to a site called arcade at home. Yes kids 97. Mame was cool and you could
> download all those rfiles at once. Lots of boring stuff in between arcade at
> home...... and mame dot net shutting down and you peeps have got my sorry ass since.
>
> .

I found out about emulation back in mid to late 1997. A friend and I were looking for an old game "Rip Off" and came across the Cinematronics emulator. After this I kept looking for more games and eventually found Atmospherical Heights, Dave's Video Game Classics, JoseQ's Emu Views, mame.dk, Retrogames, MonroeWorld and even that Tim Eckel A@H website plus a lot of others throughout the years.

But I mostly was a lurker until I entered a contest here for an X-Arcade and won. Been around as a non lurker ever since.



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I thought re-arranging the furniture was supposed to keep ghosts away? >Nt> new [Re: twisty]
#285158 - 05/06/12 02:23 PM


> > 2011-present: politics/religion trolling. twisty finds snatch and leaves the scene.
> > threads about the old days. gemini is still trying to get laid. sune posting weird
> > fucking pictures of tribal rituals and musicks. italie flood/garage posts.
>
> The ghost of twisty then reappears to scare all the kids *grin*



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you have to throw salt down afterwards new [Re: italie]
#285161 - 05/06/12 02:37 PM


also play some bassy music on repeat while you're away at work.




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Re: you have to throw salt down afterwards new [Re: Tomu Breidah]
#285173 - 05/06/12 04:46 PM


> also play some bassy music on repeat while you're away at work.

That won't work for Twisty. The vibrations of the bass make him a bit randy.



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Re: How did we all get (HERE) new [Re: URherenow]
#285222 - 05/07/12 12:12 AM


> recently *upgraded* my HotrodSE with an x-arcade kit
> never used the darn thing much because of having to tether a keyboard to it.
>
> Now I wish that the xarcade kit had the sense to realise how many buttons the Hotrod
> SE actually had and sent 3 more with the kit; I now need a button for the mode
> selector (I currently tap the wires together to switch modes) and have wires inside
> for a button on each player's side, with no button to attach to
>
> Or they could have at least mentioned that fact on the info page of the kit.

You should've upgraded your Hot Rod with a modern controller.



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What it IS, bro!! new [Re: twisty]
#285225 - 05/07/12 12:13 AM


I was just thinking about you last night. My prescience continues to delight me.



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Re: Yeah that was a good site for those rfiles!!!! new [Re: Breetai]
#285330 - 05/07/12 04:21 PM


Yeah, it had something to do with the Aliens Vs. Predator CPS2 rom IIRC.



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Re: How did we all get (HERE) new [Re: mogli]
#285339 - 05/07/12 04:39 PM


Wish I could reply to a post, but in a new thread so I don't hijack... but


what do you mean modern controller? Like a gamepad or something? I love my x-arcade upgraded hotrod since it's USB, can be programmed to simulate various keyboard keys, and works with modern consoles (provided you could be bothered to buy the adapters for it).

There are plenty of games that simply don't play the same without an arcade controller. Hell even console games. The unicycle stage of BattleToads on the NES... I have NEVER been able to pass it using a game pad. Even back then I could only get passed it using a NES Advantage controller :P



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Re: How did we all get (HERE) new [Re: URherenow]
#285444 - 05/07/12 11:28 PM


I meant something from Ultimarc, GGG, or Paradise Arcade. Maybe even Vigo's ZD thing.



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Re: Full-frontal NES Advantage action! new [Re: URherenow]
#285515 - 05/08/12 07:11 AM



Quote:


Even back then I could only get passed it using a NES Advantage controller :P




Oh boy! I *LOVE* my NES Advantage! I have a NES to USB cable for it and it is simply marvelous! :-)

And what's awesome was that I got the Advantage brand new from Amazon. It was as if that brand new controller in the original packaging was just sitting in a stockroom or warehouse somewhere. Neither a refurb nor a modern remake: The real deal sealed within just there stranded in time just waiting to be discovered.

I opened the package, removed the styrofoam and unwrapped the Advantage from its sealed bag within. Ahh, the intoxicating aroma of freshly-molded plastic circa 1987! Mmmmmmmm...I don't know how many experienced that. Literally factory fresh hardware from long ago. I never got off on anything like that before.

I just had to use it with FCEUX! And it performed as if it was on a real NES! It was so good I just had to fire up my NES console downstairs and it was as if I was 15 again. Only this time I had the Advantage! :-)

If I ever find another Advantage I'm going to get another so I have a pair for some 2-player action.

And it kicks ass with MAME! :-) :-) :-)

--Bekki



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Re: Full-frontal NES Advantage action! new [Re: Bekki Doll]
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> And it kicks ass with MAME! :-) :-) :-)
>
> --Bekki

Mm-hmm...

(You'll have to excuse the un-bottled arcade multisync, as I haven't found the right conditions to build a desirably-shaped container.)

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