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M.A.M.E. Bezel Question (Beginner)
#345198 - 09/16/15 12:36 PM


Hello,

I know I will probably make most laugh, some angry with my first post but here goes anyway..

Many years ago I was given a file with MAME and batch files to run each game. Back then I didn't know anything about MAME, I just liked playing the old games in a window on the desktop (no UI). So I made artwork surrounds (before I knew what a Bezel was, or a CPO, Marquee etc.) just to make them look pretty when I played individual games I would just change the desktop wallpaper for that game. I have made over 80 (1920px x 1200px) artworks and the thought occured to me that maybe I could have MAME put my artworks into the game file, turns out you can. So my first question for you good people is, can I use my 1920x1200 .png files in MAME?

edit: Of coarse many of them, if not all are what may be termed non-official, more like made-up in my head.

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Re: M.A.M.E. Bezel Question (Beginner) new [Re: Hydranger]
#345199 - 09/16/15 01:03 PM


Here is what my Desktop looks like...

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LAY file new [Re: Hydranger]
#345262 - 09/17/15 05:56 PM


What you are looking for is called a LAY file. There is a sticky up above that links to how to set them up.

http://www.mameworld.info/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=153190

Additionally, you can download the official artwork from Mr Do's site and those also use LAY files so you can look at other samples if needed:

http://mrdo.mameworld.info/mame_artwork_ingame.php

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Re: LAY file new [Re: lamprey]
#345267 - 09/17/15 07:17 PM


Thanks for the advice Lamprey, much appreciated. I'll admit I know nothing about this world here at the start of my quest.So off I go on my first MAME adventure. I will report back my progress.



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Re: LAY file new [Re: Hydranger]
#345286 - 09/18/15 10:22 AM


Phew, that was painful.

After a bit of research, my head hurts. I wonder if my first question should have been, is there a way to run MAME64 at the resolution I have used for a decade (256 x 224 Windowed, like Argus pic) in Full-screen, leaving the required space for the "surrounds" I have made. If that makes sense?



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Re: M.A.M.E. Bezel Question (Beginner) new [Re: Hydranger]
#345287 - 09/18/15 10:50 AM


You need to make a *.lay file for each game. Then, run mame in full screen mode and active artworks and non croped option.
Without ui: In game press "tab" and navigate to "video options"
Wiht ui:


I made a small program to easily make *.lay files . You can download here:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/f2d8h9ccefwutw3/Plantillas4k_&_MakeLay4k_english.rar

You can see how the artworks and lay files are made on this video:
https://youtu.be/ZdAuqfhdp2I

Edited by Antolin (09/18/15 10:57 AM)



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Re: M.A.M.E. Bezel Question (Beginner) new [Re: Antolin]
#345302 - 09/19/15 07:40 AM


Ok, I tried MAMEUI64, no luck getting Bezels to show.

I tried Lay files (no UI), no luck.

The only bezel I can get to show up is Asteroids(no UI), but no Lay file, it's an ART file that I merely replaced the name of my bezel (Asteroids_bezel.png) with the ART file listed bezel (bezel.png) I just renamed my Bezel to bezel.png, re-archived the zip and bingo, My bezel showed up.
All the other Artwork.zip files sort of work (see next post)and trying to replicate the asteroid.zip file and renaming it to another game doesn't work.

Edited by Hydranger (11/09/15 01:51 PM)



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Re: M.A.M.E. Bezel Question (Beginner) new [Re: Hydranger]
#345303 - 09/19/15 08:03 AM


I tried Altered Beast by renaming Asteroids.zip to Altbeast.zip, repacked with Altbeast Bezel and this happened.. Pixelated, black and white game screen..and why cant I get it to stretch left and right to full res of bezel?

This bezel has colour to all edges, the Asteroids bezel has a black border all round (see, it's wider black left and right than AltBeast bezel, just so you know)

I think I might just do a backflip up my own asshole and disappear forever, leaving you good folks be...

p.s. Everyone here way smarter at these things than me, I removed the mask files from the Altbeast.zip so that's not why Altbeast is/may be black and white, and my names Aaron, I should be really fucking good at this it seems, amirite Mr. Giles?

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Re: M.A.M.E. Bezel Question (Beginner) new [Re: Hydranger]
#345304 - 09/19/15 08:48 AM


What version of mame you use?
The art files are for lower versions to 0.106. From this version the system changed and became arworks use lay files.



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Re: M.A.M.E. Bezel Question (Beginner) new [Re: Antolin]
#345306 - 09/19/15 09:01 AM


v0.73 2003, don't hit me!

Let me explain, it's what I always use, I tried UI, for me, If I can get my/any artwork to show, I'm happy without UI, if it turns out I need it for a newer version, I'll listen to reason.

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Re: M.A.M.E. Bezel Question (Beginner) new [Re: Hydranger]
#345307 - 09/19/15 09:29 AM


You can also use the current mame versions without ui



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Re: M.A.M.E. Bezel Question (Beginner) new [Re: Antolin]
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Re: M.A.M.E. Bezel Question (Beginner) new [Re: Hydranger]
#345313 - 09/19/15 04:07 PM



Quote:


v0.73 2003, don't hit me!



lol... Didn't you think that information would be a tid bit of importance. A decade and a half old version, smh lol.



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Re: M.A.M.E. Bezel Question (Beginner) new [Re: Big Karnak]
#345331 - 09/20/15 07:29 AM


No,not really, like I said,



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Re: M.A.M.E. Bezel Question (Beginner) new [Re: Hydranger]
#345334 - 09/20/15 10:56 AM


See the pink area, I made it pink so you can see it easier, my new question is, (since I'm running v0.165 with new artwork.zip's) Can I make new bezels that utilize the pink space, you'll see it if you look to the left and the right of the current bezel.

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Re: M.A.M.E. Bezel Question (Beginner) new [Re: Antolin]
#345336 - 09/20/15 11:34 AM


I tried to follow the Artwork video but I am afraid I don't speak Dubstep.

Edited by Hydranger (11/09/15 01:52 PM)



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Re: M.A.M.E. Bezel Question (Beginner) new [Re: Hydranger]
#345337 - 09/20/15 11:45 AM


Yes, in this forum you can download artworks in that format too.



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Re: M.A.M.E. Bezel Question (Beginner) new [Re: Hydranger]
#345338 - 09/20/15 11:55 AM


Turn off the sound ;-)



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Re: M.A.M.E. Bezel Question (Beginner) new [Re: Antolin]
#345339 - 09/20/15 11:56 AM


Good man! Thank you Antolin for all your help.



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Re: M.A.M.E. Bezel Question (Beginner) new [Re: Antolin]
#345340 - 09/20/15 12:06 PM


> Yes, in this forum you can download artworks in that format too. You call that a Widescreen Bezel, how do you sleep at night you MONSTER!!!!

Edited by Hydranger (11/09/15 01:53 PM)



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Re: M.A.M.E. Bezel Question (Beginner) new [Re: Hydranger]
#345341 - 09/20/15 12:07 PM


You'r welcome.
You can also activate the "crop artwork" option. This zooms the screen and artwork to fill the entire screen.



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Re: M.A.M.E. Bezel Question (Beginner) new [Re: Antolin]
#345342 - 09/20/15 12:11 PM


That's not a Widescreen Bezel, This is a Widescreen Bezel!

Edited by Hydranger (11/09/15 01:53 PM)



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Re: M.A.M.E. Bezel Question (Beginner) new [Re: Hydranger]
#345343 - 09/20/15 12:17 PM


I wanna play MAME, fullscreen, my bezels, maintaining that windowed resolution for Horizontal and Vertical games. Don't know how, I want it now!!!!!

Edited by Hydranger (11/09/15 01:53 PM)



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Re: M.A.M.E. Bezel Question (Beginner) new [Re: Hydranger]
#345344 - 09/20/15 12:27 PM


or this

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Re: M.A.M.E. Bezel Question (Beginner) new [Re: Hydranger]
#345345 - 09/20/15 12:32 PM


this is widescreen to me

Edited by Hydranger (11/09/15 01:54 PM)



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Re: M.A.M.E. Bezel Question (Beginner) new [Re: Hydranger]
#345346 - 09/20/15 12:34 PM


The image above is the standard bezel with the option "crop artwork" on. This option zooms to display the screen as large as possible and fill the rest with the bezel.
This other image is a widescreen bezel with "crop artwork" option disabled



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Remember I didn't even know you could full-screen MAME 'til a few days ago. Why are you all so horrible to me!

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Re: M.A.M.E. Bezel Question (Beginner) new [Re: Hydranger]
#345348 - 09/20/15 01:05 PM


You can download any of this packs and whatch how lay files are written:
http://www.mameworld.info/ubbthreads/sho...part=1&vc=1
In dubstep video explain I explain how to obtain the necessary measures for the lay file. Also you can use my program to write lay files.



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Re: M.A.M.E. Bezel Question (Beginner) new [Re: Hydranger]
#345349 - 09/20/15 01:06 PM


In 2005 I got a MAME, but I just ran batch files (icons) to play games in that window, was told by Giver of MAME, 5(coin)1(player)Control(fire)Arrows(movement).
That's it! For over ten years I've played these games(occasionally) never stopping to think you cats were here with answers to all my questions. So line up you freaks, I got questions!!

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Re: M.A.M.E. Bezel Question (Beginner) new [Re: Antolin]
#345350 - 09/20/15 01:06 PM


And run mame in full screen mode.



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Re: M.A.M.E. Bezel Question (Beginner) new [Re: Antolin]
#345351 - 09/20/15 01:07 PM


Thank you again Good Sir!



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Re: M.A.M.E. Bezel Question (Beginner) new [Re: Antolin]
#345352 - 09/20/15 01:10 PM


> And run mame in full screen mode.

Will do



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Re: M.A.M.E. Bezel Question (Beginner) new [Re: Antolin]
#345353 - 09/20/15 01:12 PM


This afternoon when I get home I make one and upload it here for you to try and see how it works.



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Re: M.A.M.E. Bezel Question (Beginner) new [Re: Antolin]
#345354 - 09/20/15 01:17 PM


> You can download any of this packs and whatch how lay files are written:
> http://www.mameworld.info/ubbthreads/sho...part=1&vc=1
> In dubstep video explain I explain how to obtain the necessary measures for the lay
> file. Also you can use my program to write lay files.

Yes, the measurements, of the pixels. That's my Huckleberry!

That's what I need to understand in order to place bezel on screen, and to specify the screen, I think that's right?



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Re: M.A.M.E. Bezel Question (Beginner) new [Re: Antolin]
#345355 - 09/20/15 01:20 PM


> This afternoon when I get home I make one and upload it here for you to try and see
> how it works.

Stop it you're making me blush
I don't need LAY File Basics Part 1, I need Lay Files For Dummies

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Exactly. I'll explain better later. Now I'm with the phone

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Re: M.A.M.E. Bezel Question (Beginner) new [Re: Antolin]
#345357 - 09/20/15 01:39 PM


Do The Spanish Hustle!!!!

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#345358 - 09/20/15 02:12 PM


I don't need you anymore, I'm outta here bitches!

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Re: M.A.M.E. Bezel Question (Beginner) new [Re: Antolin]
#345359 - 09/20/15 04:01 PM


> Exactly. I'll explain better later. Now I'm with the phone

Hurry up and finish doing whatever it is you're doing with the fuckin' phone Antolin , Holy Fuckamoli'

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#345360 - 09/20/15 04:20 PM


WoooooooooooHoooooooooooooooo!

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Re: M.A.M.E. Bezel Question (Beginner) new [Re: Hydranger]
#345361 - 09/20/15 04:30 PM


I'd like to thank Lamprey for being right, Antolin for the patience and Big Karnak for absolutely fuck all.

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Re: M.A.M.E. Bezel Question (Beginner) new [Re: Hydranger]
#345382 - 09/20/15 08:33 PM


Don't forget to upload your bezel zip files that you make so everyone can enjoy them.

(And I would have tried helping if I knew how )



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Re: M.A.M.E. Bezel Question (Beginner) new [Re: Big Karnak]
#345385 - 09/21/15 12:29 AM


Bezels? Bezels? What's a Bezel?

I just popped on real quick and saw this thread - shame I missed it. I made a few bezels, and I turned it into a bit of a construction line.

As long as you have an art program that saves PNG files and use PSD files as a source (Photoshop), have Winzip (or similar) and know how to add files to a ZIP, and know how to rename a file - you can easily create your own bezels for use in MAME with my templates.......

Still, seems like I'm far too late here. For my Bezels I edited the LAY files for the first 3 or 4, and never touched them afterwards for the next 100+ ........



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Re: M.A.M.E. Bezel Question (Beginner) new [Re: Big Karnak]
#345388 - 09/21/15 02:29 AM


> Don't forget to upload your bezel zip files that you make so everyone can enjoy them. WILL DO!
>
>
> (And I would have tried helping if I knew how ) It's cool I'm never serious, just for the shits & giggles baby!

Edited by Hydranger (09/21/15 02:40 AM)



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Re: M.A.M.E. Bezel Question (Beginner) new [Re: Vaughan]
#345389 - 09/21/15 02:31 AM


> Still, seems like I'm far too late here. For my Bezels I edited the LAY files for the
> first 3 or 4, and never touched them afterwards for the next 100+ ........

Nice to meet you Vaughn, I'm facing 80+ lay files..but geewhiz, it's gonna be worth it Mister!


Edited by Hydranger (09/21/15 02:42 AM)



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Re: M.A.M.E. Bezel Question (Beginner) new [Re: Hydranger]
#345390 - 09/21/15 02:39 AM


Which one of you broke Argus?

Edited by Hydranger (11/09/15 01:56 PM)



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Re: M.A.M.E. Bezel Question (Beginner) new [Re: Hydranger]
#345397 - 09/21/15 07:32 AM


In simple terms, there are two kinds of screen in Mame - 4:3, and 3:4).

Bezels can be any aspect ratio - 4:3, 16:9, etc.

If your source files (your wallpapers used as a bezel) are 16:9, then in essence you need only two LAY files. One that is for the 4:3 games , and one that is for 3:4 games.

So yes, you'd actually have 80+ lay files, but there'd only be two variations. So no need to edit them once you've created them once.

The only time you can get into trouble is if you want to change the size of the bezel in relation to the screen (game) size. If you do that, then yes, you'll be editing LAY files for each variation.

For me though - since I knew I'd be creating quite a few Bezels - it made more sense to institute a "standard" I would stick too. I set myself a standard Bezel size, and designed the Bezels to fit that standard. Doing so meant I could concentrate my time on creating the artwork, rather than messing with the LAY files. I essentially created two LAY files, and two template Bezels (four files) and used those over and over. Once set up, is was very simple to do.

I toyed with the idea of writing all this up and posting it for people new to Bezel creation, and at one point wrote something - but for reasons I don't recall, I didn't post it. Of course, now I can't find it.

Perhaps it's something I should do for the benefit of others who come later..........



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Re: M.A.M.E. Bezel Question (Beginner) new [Re: Vaughan]
#345398 - 09/21/15 09:45 AM


Ok finished the lay files, and everything works the way it should. So happy! Space Invaders is giving me a bit of grief, but I'll get to the bottom of multiple Elements in one lay file eventually...oh, one last thing, how do I use v0.165 without UI (I like UI in lastest version, very fast and efficient, I was hoping I could run MAME games with batch files again. The old batch files were:

cd data
mame 1942
cd..


Do I just make them:

cd data
mame64 1942
cd..



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Re: M.A.M.E. Bezel Question (Beginner) new [Re: Hydranger]
#345399 - 09/21/15 09:55 AM


And I see Argus is still broken.

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Re: M.A.M.E. Bezel Question (Beginner) new [Re: Hydranger]
#345401 - 09/21/15 10:37 AM


Argus works just fine. Maybe your using an old ROM set? Try downloading an updated Argus.

Btw, check your Inbox here, I sent you a Private Message.

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Re: M.A.M.E. Bezel Question (Beginner) new [Re: Big Karnak]
#345403 - 09/21/15 12:02 PM


Argus just hates me it seems, latest ROM, still greyed out.
I even figured out how to nudge pixels to and fro and eliminated black lines around last Argus screenshot.
Funny that, the hardest bezel to make also is the one game that's ... me up. Was there ever an Argus Bezel?

I know, the Argus Rom is cursed, that's the reason, I'm sure of it!

Can I be a Moderator now?


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Re: M.A.M.E. Bezel Question (Beginner) new [Re: Vaughan]
#345405 - 09/21/15 01:33 PM


> I just popped on real quick and saw this thread - shame I missed it.

You ain't seen nothing yet Mate!

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Re: M.A.M.E. Bezel Question (Beginner) new [Re: Hydranger]
#345406 - 09/21/15 01:34 PM


Download one of Vaughn's customized artwork. Unzip it and open the .lay file with notepad. Look what it looks like and then compare it to yours... you might be able to figure out what you're doing wrong.



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Re: M.A.M.E. Bezel Question (Beginner) new [Re: Big Karnak]
#345407 - 09/21/15 01:54 PM


> Download one of Vaughn's customized artwork. Unzip it and open the .lay file with
> notepad. Look what it looks like and then compare it to yours... you might be able to
> figure out what you're doing wrong.


Oh it's me is it, maybe it's all you thick fucks who are wrong, I just learnt how to change pictures by typing, Fuck You I'm Wrong,

p.s. I am in constant contact with Vaughn, the stupid cunt fuckin' PM'ed me, no I PM'ed him, one or the other, it's been a swift lesson you have all given me.

I hope Vaughn knows this is shits&giggles, right Vaughn...Vaughn!!!!

No, seriously, thank you guys, for the enlightening lesson, now I gotta figure out batch files..never fuckin' ends.



Edited by Hydranger (09/21/15 07:05 PM)



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Re: M.A.M.E. Bezel Question (Beginner) new [Re: Big Karnak]
#345408 - 09/21/15 01:58 PM


> Download one of Vaughn's customized artwork. Unzip it and open the .lay file with
> notepad.

Good idea!



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Re: M.A.M.E. Bezel Question (Beginner) new [Re: Big Karnak]
#345423 - 09/21/15 07:19 PM


> Argus works just fine. Maybe your using an old ROM set? Try downloading an updated
> Argus.
>
> Btw, check your Inbox here, I sent you a Private Message.


Nup, I removed the lay file and Argus was still grey

Edited by Hydranger (11/09/15 01:58 PM)



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Re: M.A.M.E. Bezel Question (Beginner) new [Re: Hydranger]
#345425 - 09/21/15 08:26 PM


As BK wrote - you must have an old ROM, Argus plays fine.

But it's a new ROM you need, nothing to do with LAY files, Bezels, and the like.



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Re: M.A.M.E. Bezel Question (Beginner) new [Re: Vaughan]
#345428 - 09/21/15 08:32 PM


I have found 4 Argus ROMs 3 of this game and one a flying superhero, of the three, only one works in v0.165.

Edited by Hydranger (11/09/15 01:58 PM)



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Re: M.A.M.E. Bezel Question (Beginner) new [Re: Hydranger]
#345429 - 09/21/15 08:37 PM


Please see thread declaring Hydrangers House Of Bezels open bitches, any requests



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Re: M.A.M.E. Bezel Question (Beginner) new [Re: Hydranger]
#345435 - 09/21/15 08:51 PM


I've no idea if the game is now broken - my "go to" version right now is .160, and the Argus you're showing works just fine.



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Re: M.A.M.E. Bezel Question (Beginner) new [Re: Vaughan]
#345436 - 09/21/15 09:06 PM


So I can download a slightly earlier version of M.A.M.E. and
and run whatever version I feel works best. Cool!

Is that because M.A.M.E. doesn't install it just executes?



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Re: M.A.M.E. Bezel Question (Beginner) new [Re: Hydranger]
#345439 - 09/21/15 09:38 PM


When it comes to a Windows installation Mame developers made the very sensible decision to bypass the registry. It uses old style coding, keeping configuration settings in .INI files. This is how all programs were back in the days of Windows 3.1. Mame is - and they'll probably laugh at me for saying it and I'm sure it's not entirely correct- essentially a DOS executable. The GUI is an add-on (I use GUI's, myself).

Because of this, each Mame installation is an instance within itself. If you specify a different install folder, you can install Mame as many times as you want, and maintain different versions too. I have three installed: .149, .160, and .164.

I don't leave it at that though. Some folders in a Mame installation can be shared. For example, I have three Mame installations in folders: Mame149, Mame160 and Mame164.

I then have another folder called: MameFolders. I have the artwork folder stored here, and I path each installation of Mame to it, rather than using the default (where it looks in the folder it's being run from).

The reason for this is is simple - if I have a new artwork Zip, as I did today with Disco No 1, then all I have to do is copy it to one place, the artwork folder under Mamefolders. Since all three of my Mame installations are pathed to this location, all three of them pick up the new artwork.

If I didn't do this, I'd have to copy the Zip to three different places, once for each installation.

I do the same for Snapshots, and a few other folders......



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Re: M.A.M.E. Bezel Question (Beginner) new [Re: Vaughan]
#345453 - 09/22/15 04:18 AM


Argus works just fine in the latest MAME version.

Download MAME 0.165 from the official MAME website. http://www.mamedev.org/

Unzip the download and delete everything except the mame.exe. Create a roms directory and place the argus ROM zip inside the roms directory.

So the only thing that should be in the unzipped mame folder is the mame.exe and the roms directory with argus inside of it. That's all. No configuration .ini files or anything. Just those two files... mame.exe and the argus ROM zip. If you do exactly what I described... you will see that argus works fine without being greyed out. You'll still see a Warning Screen after loading the game, but you see that with most games.

Edited by Big Karnak (09/22/15 05:06 AM)



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#345454 - 09/22/15 04:29 AM Attachment: argus.PNG 54 KB (0 downloads)


If you do exactly as I described... it will show you that argus works fine. The playing screen won't be grey.

I can't describe it any better than I've just did. I even included a picture for you. If you still can't get it working properly, then I will REACH THROUGH THIS MONITOR AND GIVE YOU A BLACK EYE!!! YOU GOT THAT?!?!?!

[ATTACHED IMAGE]

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Edited by Big Karnak (09/22/15 05:04 AM)



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#345460 - 09/22/15 08:21 AM


Let the games begin!

Edited by Hydranger (09/22/15 08:26 AM)



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Re: M.A.M.E. Bezel Question (Beginner) new [Re: Big Karnak]
#345461 - 09/22/15 08:26 AM


> If you do exactly as I described... it will show you that argus works fine. The
> playing screen won't be grey.
>
> I can't describe it any better than I've just did. I even included a picture for you.
> If you still can't get it working properly, then I will REACH THROUGH THIS MONITOR
> AND GIVE YOU A BLACK EYE!!! YOU GOT THAT?!?!?!

"Well that's just great Windows 7 just exploded"
No I deleted everything in MAME64 Directory, and now I have Aids, thanks

Just kidding, Argus is Go No Go For Launch!

Edited by Hydranger (11/09/15 01:59 PM)



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Re: M.A.M.E. Bezel Question (Beginner) new [Re: Hydranger]
#345462 - 09/22/15 08:36 AM


All the help I have received scares me now, you cunts expect Professional level Artworks, fuck, I gotta go through 80 fucking bezels and make sure I didn't offend anyone!
I've been recruited into a den of thieves as your resident noob flailing around pulling artwork out of my ass



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#345466 - 09/22/15 11:39 AM


Nah- just do your own thing. Some of my Bezels are, I think, great. Some of them are really poor. Others I wish I'd never posted. But you just do your thing. People give you feedback, and you have to take the good with the bad. BK said some nice things about my artwork - but if he found something he didn't like - such as not including original artwork - he let me know it too. Fair enough. I thought about it, and he was right, so I changed things.

The only reason to do these types of things is for fun.



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Re: M.A.M.E. Bezel Question (Beginner) new [Re: Vaughan]
#345573 - 09/26/15 11:02 AM


HOLY FUCK!!!!!

Just spent the last 4 days STRAIGHT trying to fix computer after a massive Malware attack, I've been trying to delete a fucking folder off C: for days, finally cleaned up, or so I thought, in the end had to do a Clean Install of OSX and a Clean install of Bootcamped Win 7.

And yes I run Windows on a MAC, best PC EVER Cunts!

Oh! by the way, I am a Proffessional Graphic Artist, so know a bit about Macs, having used them since my first computer, a Macintosh Classic, before that I was a Engineering Draftsmen on PC's since early 90's.

But Tuesday just gone, marks my first attack, ever!

Nasty self-replicating Malware, you know how I got it?

I have CS5 installed from last workplace (I had major spinal surgery in 2010 and have not worked since then (hence all the time for M.A.M.E., Malware, talkin to you bunch of cunts)

So I think to myself, I should upgrade to at least CS6, so I download Creative Suite 6 and a serial generator. Yep, the fucking crack was infected with CINEMA PLUS Malware.
FML!!!!!!

I promise I will get back to zipping the artworks after I update them all.

I basically stretched the bezels to fit Widescreen.
But now I am redoing artworks to be in proportion and not stretched ( a shitload of work ). But I got the time to give, so am happy to give to you beautiful people of MAMEWORLD.



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Re: M.A.M.E. Bezel Question (Beginner) new [Re: Hydranger]
#345574 - 09/26/15 11:47 AM



Quote:


(I had major spinal surgery in 2010 and have not worked since then (hence all the time for M.A.M.E., Malware, talkin to you bunch of cunts)



Now it all makes sense... You've been popping them happy pills, huh.

Careful... they are mighty addicting.

As for your malware infection... did you download the program Creative Suite from it's official website? Or did you download it from a third party, torrent, or some other way? That's why I always try to download programs from their official website... it's much safer.



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#345575 - 09/26/15 01:02 PM


> (I had major spinal surgery in 2010 and have not worked since then (hence all the
> time for M.A.M.E., Malware, talkin to you bunch of cunts)
> Now it all makes sense... You've been popping them happy pills, huh.
>
> Careful... they are mighty addicting. OXYCONSEQUENCES Given it up cold turkey twice, off it currently, so I smoke a truckload of weed
>
> As for your malware infection... did you download the program Creative Suite from
> it's official website? Or did you download it from a third party, torrent, or some
> other way? That's why I always try to download programs from their official
> website... it's much safer. - - >AUSTRALIAN< - - We are all criminals, Pirate Bay all the way baby, incidentally that's what we call our Mothers vagina's from an early age here in Australia, or as you know it, Wiggle Bay, our Prime Minister is Captain Feathersword, no I jest, I stole Photoshop from a kid in the street, like he fuckin' knew how to use it, took his .dll files for good measure!

Edited by Hydranger (11/09/15 01:59 PM)



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Re: M.A.M.E. Bezel Question (Beginner) new [Re: Hydranger]
#345576 - 09/26/15 01:08 PM


Right, where was I, Artwork!, ok have PS working again. The artworks, like I said were all done in 5 minutes, stretched, distorted, raped in the face. So I am going back to the start and keeping EVERYTHING in proportion, and you may or may not like it, but I am going to stick pretty true to the original bezels this time. FUCK ALL Y'ALL!!!!

brb


Edited by Hydranger (09/26/15 01:09 PM)



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Re: M.A.M.E. Bezel Question (Beginner) new [Re: Hydranger]
#345577 - 09/26/15 01:10 PM


ala, THIS...

Edited by Hydranger (11/09/15 01:59 PM)



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#345578 - 09/26/15 01:14 PM


To THIS.

Edited by Hydranger (11/09/15 02:00 PM)



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Re: M.A.M.E. Bezel Question (Beginner) new [Re: Hydranger]
#345593 - 09/26/15 10:44 PM


Hydranger, I just have a couple things to add as I know you are still marveling at the things Mame can do.

Go to MrDo's web site and download the artwork for Skydiver and Turbo. Toss in Discs of Tron and Star Wars too.

http://mrdo.mameworld.info/mame_artwork_ingame.php

Fire up Skydiver. If your artwork is working you will be very impressed. Turbo will also blow your mind with "active" artwork.

Discs of Tron just looks fab!

Star Wars will treat you to a full cabinet along with several other options.

Now that you have had a taste of what we've been busy with these last 10 years, spend some time downloading all of the art from MrDo! It's worth it.

Next item of note: Once you've had some time to enjoy the new visual features of Mame, Please consider lending your talents to cleaning up the many many bezels I have scanned for the group that still await Photoshop professionals. We are always looking for new blood to help out. Your help would be appreciated.

Here is a sample of scanned bezels
http://www.mameworld.info/ubbthreads/sho...true#Post255610

Now go check out Star Fire and Omega Race Cockpit!

Welcome to Mame 2015!
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#345595 - 09/27/15 04:05 AM


I'm all yours Baby!

Edited by Hydranger (11/09/15 02:00 PM)


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