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Anonymous
February 10, 2005 11:52:31 PM

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Is there a good mame emulator with a gui runing under xp. Coudn't find one
up to now.

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February 10, 2005 11:52:32 PM

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* Franz Stauber Wrote in alt.games.mame:

> Is there a good mame emulator with a gui runing under xp.
> Coudn't find one up to now.
>
>
>

http://www.classicgaming.com/mame32qa/

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Anonymous
February 10, 2005 11:52:32 PM

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Franz Stauber's last words before the Sword of Azrial plunged through his
body were:
> Is there a good mame emulator with a gui runing under xp. Coudn't find one
> up to now.

For on a desktop, use MAME32, for in a cabinet, there's a few others I
can't remember offhand (But then again I wouldnt recommend XP for a cab)
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Anonymous
February 11, 2005 9:16:01 PM

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Franz Stauber wrote:
> Is there a good mame emulator with a gui runing under xp. Coudn't
> find one up to now.

I would recommend using Emuloader ( http://tinyurl.com/3vu67 ) with
fastMAME ( http://tinyurl.com/44e5z ) for a fast & easy MAME experience.

- Emuloader is a very attractive frontend that supports both
nPlayers.ini ( http://tinyurl.com/5psjw ) and
catver.ini ( http://tinyurl.com/6hv2l ), which are (IMO) must-haves.
You also have to option of using /live/ MAWS ( http://tinyurl.com/67u2w
) info instead of screenshots!

- fastMAME is a highly optimized version of standard MAME.

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Anonymous
February 11, 2005 9:49:45 PM

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Franz Stauber wrote:
> Is there a good mame emulator with a gui runing under xp. Coudn't
find one
> up to now.

I use MAME32 on my custom cab running Windows XP. I just put it into my
starup folder so it loads at boot time. Everyting runs smooth.

Orbian

http://www.herzberg.net/mame
Anonymous
February 12, 2005 2:51:22 PM

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On Fri, 11 Feb 2005 18:16:01 GMT, Dead_Dad
<XXXspamtrap007@yahoo.comXXX> wrote:

>- fastMAME is a highly optimized version of standard MAME.

highly optimized? i thought they just ran it through a different
compiler
Anonymous
February 12, 2005 8:31:59 PM

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On Sat, 12 Feb 2005 20:17:45 GMT, SINNER
<99nesorjd@gates_of_hell.invalid> wrote:

>> Shuts down faster than Linux too. There are practically no Services
>> running though. I'm at the desktop in under 30 seconds on a 2ghz P4.
>
>
>Not that I don't believe you but, here are my numbers which I just tested
>and neither of the below stats reflects a tuned for boot/minimal
>configuration setup.
>
>My test Laptop is Dell 2.8 P4 and dual boots XP Home (which I never use
>on this machine) and MDK 10.1. It connects wirelessly to my network on a
>hub in another room.
>
>Windows XP Home / Auto Login = 52 seconds to the desktop.
>
>MDK 10.1 @ Login: = 52 seconds, 18 seconds after seeing the prompt I was
>at my desktop, I use fluxbox. This machine runs apache/mysql/sshd and a
>few other servers.

I didn't see huge gains in Windows until I gutted the Services and put
the interface in Classic mode. This isn't the way I'd run a normal
desktop computer. It goes right into MAME. I was comparing the boot
speed to the way I had Linux configured by default. I was new to it,
so there may have been ways to optimize. I didn't get any benefits in
game speed with XMame, and I had lots of other things to do on the
project so that was basically where I started migrating away from
Linux. Not that it was very important, but shutdowns were definitely
quicker with Windows no matter what. Mandrake went through a list of
things it was doing, taking nearly as long as it did to boot.
I know the argument to that is that you never need to reboot with
Linux, but the cab only gets used a couple times a week so I don't
leave it running like my desktops.

Pics and info on my build here if anyone wants to take a peek...
http://home.comcast.net/~tok/

Tim
Anonymous
February 13, 2005 7:32:03 AM

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On 12 Feb 2005, you wrote in alt.games.mame:

>>>Hmm, thats odd, this machine boots linux faster than Windows. Also,
>>>personally, if I were to use Windows as a basis for a cab, I'd use
>>>Win2k. Find that's a bit more stable than XP and more resource
>>>friendly.
>
> Yeah, alt.games.mame.linux.nerds now! ;-)
>
>> Shuts down faster than Linux too. There are practically no Services
>> running though. I'm at the desktop in under 30 seconds on a 2ghz P4.
>
> Mine takes three seconds.

Damn! You must have nearly zero services running!


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Anonymous
February 14, 2005 3:58:19 PM

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Andreas Kohlbach <ankman@email.com> wrote in
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ankman.de:

>> Depends on the service, but yes. Hardware detection on startup is
>> the lengthy part.
>
> Mandrake, right?
>
> chkconfig --del harddrake

No, I'm a Slackware guy. What exactly does this command do?

>> Does that 3 seconds include unmounting the drives?
>
> Yes. Only if the shares of the W2000 PC are mounted it takes longer.

Neat. I haven't played with Linux for a gaming system in a while, maybe
I'll give it another go soon.

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February 14, 2005 4:57:47 PM

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* Peale wrote in alt.games.mame:
> Andreas Kohlbach <ankman@email.com> wrote in
> news:o nly_broken_newsreaders_show_this_in_the_body.m28y5s6lqq.fsf@usenet.
> ankman.de:

>>> Depends on the service, but yes. Hardware detection on startup is
>>> the lengthy part.

>> Mandrake, right?

>> chkconfig --del harddrake

> No, I'm a Slackware guy. What exactly does this command do?

Its a command line tool for changing services in a particular
runlevel, the above will stop hardrake from running in the current
runlevel.

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Anonymous
February 14, 2005 7:26:50 PM

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SINNER wrote on 14. February 2005:
>
> * Peale wrote in alt.games.mame:
>> Andreas Kohlbach <ankman@email.com> wrote in
>> news:o nly_broken_newsreaders_show_this_in_the_body.m28y5s6lqq.fsf@usenet.
>> ankman.de:
>
>>>> Depends on the service, but yes. Hardware detection on startup is
>>>> the lengthy part.
>
>>> Mandrake, right?
>
>>> chkconfig --del harddrake
>
>> No, I'm a Slackware guy. What exactly does this command do?

Services are started by scripts, usually residing in /etc/init.d/. What
to start and stop in what runlevel is told by links in the certain
runlevel directories. For example /etc/rc3.d is the directory for
runlevel 3. The chkconfig adds or removes links. Though you could add or
remove them with "ln" or "rm" manually.

chkconfig is Mandrake-only I believe.

> Its a command line tool for changing services in a particular
> runlevel, the above will stop hardrake from running in the current
> runlevel.

I think it adds or removes the link from all runlevels.
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February 15, 2005 12:38:40 AM

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* Andreas Kohlbach Wrote in alt.games.mame:

> chkconfig is Mandrake-only I believe.

I am not sure this is true, if anything it was likely 'borrowed' from
Red Hat.

>
>> Its a command line tool for changing services in a particular
>> runlevel, the above will stop hardrake from running in the current
>> runlevel.
>
> I think it adds or removes the link from all runlevels.
>

SYNOPSIS
chkconfig --list [name]
chkconfig --add name
chkconfig --del name
chkconfig [--level levels] name <on|off|reset>
chkconfig [--level levels] name

[...]

The --level option may be used to specify which runlevels
are affected.


[...]

--del name
The service is removed from chkconfig management,
and any symbolic links in /etc/rc.d which pertain
to it are removed.

By default it looks like you are correct but you can use the --level
switch for more control.

You can use ntsysv as well.
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Anonymous
February 15, 2005 2:38:15 AM

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SINNER wrote on 14. February 2005:
>
> * Andreas Kohlbach Wrote in alt.games.mame:
>
>> chkconfig is Mandrake-only I believe.
>
> I am not sure this is true, if anything it was likely 'borrowed' from
> Red Hat.

I think Manmdrake is French. French borrow everything from ohters. ;-)

[...]

> By default it looks like you are correct but you can use the --level
> switch for more control.
>
> You can use ntsysv as well.

Don't have this here.

But I have to reboot now, messed up rpm data base and dead "sync" entries
in my process list. And updating stuff crashes the process as it waits
till it can sync... :-(
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Anonymous
February 16, 2005 11:00:58 AM

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SINNER <99nesorjd@gates_of_hell.invalid> wrote in
news:5j42e2x124.ln2@news.gates_of_hell.com:

> My test Laptop is Dell 2.8 P4 and dual boots XP Home (which I never
> use on this machine) and MDK 10.1. It connects wirelessly to my
> network on a hub in another room.
>
> Windows XP Home / Auto Login = 52 seconds to the desktop.
>
> MDK 10.1 @ Login: = 52 seconds, 18 seconds after seeing the prompt I
> was at my desktop, I use fluxbox. This machine runs apache/mysql/sshd
> and a few other servers.

Just for a thought, my 600 MHz cabinet PC with Windows 98 starts
up in 40 seconds (from power-on to frontend - desktop is disabled),
and that's including 15 seconds for the BIOS (before the OS even
starts) and 4 seconds for a "Welcome" sound. It shuts down in a
glimpse (< 1 second).

I'm not really a Windows 98 advocate but I think none of the
professional Windows versions can beat that (not on that hardware,
that is). Don't know about Linux.

Regards
Wolfram
Anonymous
February 16, 2005 8:08:13 PM

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On 16 Feb 2005 08:00:58 GMT, Wolfram Roesler <wr@spam.la> wrote:

>Just for a thought, my 600 MHz cabinet PC with Windows 98 starts
>up in 40 seconds (from power-on to frontend - desktop is disabled),
>and that's including 15 seconds for the BIOS (before the OS even
>starts) and 4 seconds for a "Welcome" sound. It shuts down in a
>glimpse (< 1 second).
>
>I'm not really a Windows 98 advocate but I think none of the
>professional Windows versions can beat that (not on that hardware,
>that is). Don't know about Linux.
>
>Regards
>Wolfram

Is the install stable Wolfram? My original plan was to use 98se, but I
just remembered how it used to start flaking out after 5 or 6 months
and I'd wind up doing a re-format and clean install about once a year
to get rid of the mysterious crashes and slowdowns
My next machine is going to be a bartop with 933mzh P3, so I might go
with 98se for that

Tim
..
Anonymous
February 17, 2005 12:00:18 PM

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Tim O <timo56@hotmail.com> wrote in
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>>Just for a thought, my 600 MHz cabinet PC with Windows 98 starts
>>up in 40 seconds (from power-on to frontend - desktop is disabled),
>>and that's including 15 seconds for the BIOS (before the OS even
>>starts) and 4 seconds for a "Welcome" sound. It shuts down in a
>>glimpse (< 1 second).
>
> Is the install stable Wolfram? My original plan was to use 98se, but I
> just remembered how it used to start flaking out after 5 or 6 months
> and I'd wind up doing a re-format and clean install about once a year
> to get rid of the mysterious crashes and slowdowns

I've been using the same 98 installation for about a year and
a half, and it's been unchanged since last October when I
finished my cabinet. I've never had any stability problems,
but then I don't do anything with the computer except running
MAME. Perhaps your stability problems came from installing
and removing software or modifying the system in other ways?

Anyway, I took an image backup of the hard disk so I can recover
to a known-good installation in case of problems. Knoppix (Linux
that boots from CD) is a good tool for that. See my homepage for
more information: http://www.roesler-ac.de/wolfram/klax

Regards
Wolfram
Anonymous
February 17, 2005 9:43:46 PM

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On Thu, 17 Feb 2005 09:00:18 +0100, Wolfram Roesler <wr@spam.la>
wrote:

>I've been using the same 98 installation for about a year and
>a half, and it's been unchanged since last October when I
>finished my cabinet. I've never had any stability problems,
>but then I don't do anything with the computer except running
>MAME. Perhaps your stability problems came from installing
>and removing software or modifying the system in other ways?
>
>Anyway, I took an image backup of the hard disk so I can recover
>to a known-good installation in case of problems. Knoppix (Linux
>that boots from CD) is a good tool for that. See my homepage for
>more information: http://www.roesler-ac.de/wolfram/klax

Thats exactly what I wondered. The machines were do-all PC's, so all
the apps were installed, net surfing, etc. Just wanted to make sure a
machine that didn't do that stuff didn't still flake out.

Tim
Anonymous
February 18, 2005 7:37:25 AM

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Tim O's last words before the Sword of Azrial plunged through his body
were:
> Thats exactly what I wondered. The machines were do-all PC's, so all
> the apps were installed, net surfing, etc. Just wanted to make sure a
> machine that didn't do that stuff didn't still flake out.

98, stripped down, and used solely for MAME should be more than plenty
stable.
!