mame rom sets? why are there different ones?

Discussion in 'Other Consoles & Oldies' started by dilav, Mar 17, 2010.

  1. dilav
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    dilav GBAtemp Maniac

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    Been tring to figure that out for a while now. Just wondering y there is rom set v 0.124, v 0.125, v 0.126... whats updated in the different versions?

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    maybe thats it
     
  2. PerfectB

    PerfectB Advanced Member

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    I've been away from it for a while, but yeah, it does get updated fairly often. Usually, you can get ahold of a base set and then find sets that are just updates to what you've got...i.e. only the rom files that are updated/added/different somehow are included, but not the ones that you should already have. Or at least that's how it used to be done
     
  3. Arm73

    Arm73 GBAtemp Addict

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    I got one of those rom sets back in the 90's, with around 2000 games on it and a very early version of dos Mame.
    Nowadays I just download individual games that I miss, or sometimes some games become incompatible with newer version of Mame and I redownload them.
    Yeah I couldn't keep up with a full rom set, I just get what I can on a need to play basis....