What do you do with the CHD file?

Archived from groups: alt.games.mame (More info?)

I'm terribly sorry for asking this question as I feel that is something that
I should have been able to find going through this newsgroup.
I only found one that sorta asked about it. But the only replay he got was
how to download it and run it through QuickPAR.

My question is ... What do you do with the actual CHD file?
I havent downloaded anything for MAME since version 0.72. And back then it
was just to download the ZIP file, place it in ROMS and play. w00 h00.

But what's up with this CHD now?

I found this page here:
http://www.mameworld.net/easyemu/mameguide/mamechd.htm

But it says something about a matching zip file too??
I downloaded a couple of CHD files from alt.binaries.emulators.mame ... but
it didnt come with any .zip file?

I downloaded:
biofreak.chd
area51mx.chd

But what do I do with them now?

Thank you for any help in advance :)

Cheers,
Martin
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.games.mame (More info?)

    create a folder that's the same name as the ROM file, put it in the roms
    directory, and set the .chd in there.

    --
    Cory "Shinnokxz" Hansen - http://www.coryhansen.com
    Life is journey, not a destination. So stop running.
  2. Archived from groups: alt.games.mame (More info?)

    DaneX wrote:
    > I'm terribly sorry for asking this question as I feel that is something that
    > I should have been able to find going through this newsgroup.
    > I only found one that sorta asked about it. But the only replay he got was
    > how to download it and run it through QuickPAR.
    >
    > My question is ... What do you do with the actual CHD file?
    > I havent downloaded anything for MAME since version 0.72. And back then it
    > was just to download the ZIP file, place it in ROMS and play. w00 h00.
    >
    > But what's up with this CHD now?
    >
    > I found this page here:
    > http://www.mameworld.net/easyemu/mameguide/mamechd.htm
    >
    > But it says something about a matching zip file too??
    > I downloaded a couple of CHD files from alt.binaries.emulators.mame ... but
    > it didnt come with any .zip file?
    >
    > I downloaded:
    > biofreak.chd
    > area51mx.chd
    >
    > But what do I do with them now?
    >
    > Thank you for any help in advance :)
    >
    > Cheers,
    > Martin
    >

    This is just an example - Set C:\MAME to your MAME path. The files
    should be placed like this:

    C:\MAME\ROMS\area51mx.zip
    C:\MAME\ROMS\biofreak.zip
    C:\MAME\ROMS\area51mx\area51mx.chd
    C:\MAME\ROMS\biofreak\biofreak.chd

    --
    Thnik about it!
    Dead_Dad
  3. Archived from groups: alt.games.mame (More info?)

    > create a folder that's the same name as the ROM file, put it in the roms
    > directory, and set the .chd in there.

    As what ROM file?
    Like I said the RAR/PAR didnt contain anything but a CHD file...

    /Martin
  4. Archived from groups: alt.games.mame (More info?)

    On Mon, 28 Mar 2005 11:03:45 +0200, "DaneX" <no@way.com> wrote:

    >> create a folder that's the same name as the ROM file, put it in the roms
    >> directory, and set the .chd in there.
    >
    >As what ROM file?
    >Like I said the RAR/PAR didnt contain anything but a CHD file...
    >
    >/Martin

    try posting a request in a.b.e.mame
    for the roms you require
  5. Archived from groups: alt.games.mame (More info?)

    On Mon, 28 Mar 2005 11:03:45 +0200, "DaneX" <no@way.com> wrote:

    >> create a folder that's the same name as the ROM file, put it in the roms
    >> directory, and set the .chd in there.
    >
    >As what ROM file?
    >Like I said the RAR/PAR didnt contain anything but a CHD file...
    >
    >/Martin
    >

    You can request the Zip files over in alt.binaries.emulators.mame.

    Cheers,
    Terra Cresta

    PC Arcade
    http://www.pcarcade.tv
  6. Archived from groups: alt.games.mame (More info?)

    > This is just an example - Set C:\MAME to your MAME path. The files
    > should be placed like this:
    >
    > C:\MAME\ROMS\area51mx.zip
    > C:\MAME\ROMS\biofreak.zip
    > C:\MAME\ROMS\area51mx\area51mx.chd
    > C:\MAME\ROMS\biofreak\biofreak.chd

    As I said earlier...

    There was _NO_ zip files in the packages I downloaded from
    a.b.emulators.mame.
    So where do I get the .zip file from?
  7. Archived from groups: alt.games.mame (More info?)

    "DaneX" <no@way.com> wrote in message
    news:4247db48$0$78279$157c6196@dreader1.cybercity.dk...
    > > This is just an example - Set C:\MAME to your MAME path. The files
    > > should be placed like this:
    > >
    > > C:\MAME\ROMS\area51mx.zip
    > > C:\MAME\ROMS\biofreak.zip
    > > C:\MAME\ROMS\area51mx\area51mx.chd
    > > C:\MAME\ROMS\biofreak\biofreak.chd
    >
    > As I said earlier...
    >
    > There was _NO_ zip files in the packages I downloaded from
    > a.b.emulators.mame.
    > So where do I get the .zip file from?
    >
    >

    As someone kindly to post it in the binary group, every chd has an
    associated zip file.

    Bulla
  8. Archived from groups: alt.games.mame (More info?)

    On Mon, 28 Mar 2005 12:24:15 +0200, "DaneX" <no@way.com> wrote:

    >> This is just an example - Set C:\MAME to your MAME path. The files
    >> should be placed like this:
    >>
    >> C:\MAME\ROMS\area51mx.zip
    >> C:\MAME\ROMS\biofreak.zip
    >> C:\MAME\ROMS\area51mx\area51mx.chd
    >> C:\MAME\ROMS\biofreak\biofreak.chd
    >
    >As I said earlier...
    >
    >There was _NO_ zip files in the packages I downloaded from
    >a.b.emulators.mame.
    >So where do I get the .zip file from?
    >

    I've just posted area51mx.zip and biofreak.zip......

    Cheers,
    Terra Cresta

    PC Arcade
    http://www.pcarcade.tv
  9. Archived from groups: alt.games.mame (More info?)

    > As someone kindly to post it in the binary group, every chd has an
    > associated zip file.

    Oh ok - this is not normal procedure in that Binary that they post the zip
    along with the CHD?
    Or have I just been unlucky and picked 2 CHDs without a ZIP file?

    /Martin
  10. Archived from groups: alt.games.mame (More info?)

    > I've just posted area51mx.zip and biofreak.zip......

    Thank you kindly.
    I understand how this CHD thing work now.

    Cheers,
    Martin
  11. Archived from groups: alt.games.mame (More info?)

    On Mon, 28 Mar 2005 13:10:22 +0200, DaneX wrote:

    > Oh ok - this is not normal procedure in that Binary that they post the zip
    > along with the CHD?

    Yes, ROMs and CHDs are usually posted separately so you don't have to
    download anything unnecessary.

    Mike
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