Where can I find MAME for DS?

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  1. lojo
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    lojo Newbie

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    I keep looking around, but I have yet to find a link to a MAME port for the DS. Since it's been ported to ecerything from Palms and Kodak cameras, someone must have made a DS version, no?
     
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    ReyVGM Game Endings Master

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    Mame for the DS?
    Rolling on the Floor Laughing My Arse Off
     
  4. lojo
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    Why would you consider that funny? My Treo 650 handles most of the old school stuff just fine, so why wouldnt the DS?
     
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    I don't get it either.

    A working MAME emulator would definitely be good for all the retro-gamers out there.
     
  6. heyyouguys

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    yeah, marcads works great. The one thing to remember is the roms need to be zipped but zero compression.
     
  7. lojo
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    Thanks for the marcads tip - though it clains it cant find roms. I tried mario bros rom i had, unzipped it and re-zipped it with 0 compression. then I placed the zip in my apps folder (where the DS-X expects them), along with the executable. what am I doing wrong?
     
  8. TrolleyDave

    TrolleyDave Philosolosophising

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    Does anybody know what version of MAME the romsets should be from?
     
  9. chuckstudios

    chuckstudios Putting the pro in procrastination

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    It says to put them in a MARCADS folder on the root directory.
     
  10. lojo
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    I know but what root dir? FOr the DS-X roms go into the apps folder, so should they go in apps or the actual root of the DS-X? and how about the marcads.nds file itself? i tried both combinations and neither seemed to work.
     
  11. Trace II

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    You find MAME on the ds funny, but not cameras??!?
     
  12. .TakaM

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    mame... I dunno
    I have my doubts it could handle games like afterburnerII
     
  13. Empyre

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    The cameras have a faster cpu than the DS. It's all about cpu speed in emulation (especially MAME) and the DS just doesn't have the knackers.
     
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    My Nokia 6600 can emulate MAME, and it completely falls over when trying to emulate the SNES (ie. 2-3fps).

    Since the DS can emulate the SNES pretty well, why exactly couldn't it emulate basic MAME games?
     
  15. squinty

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    Its all about finding someone who knows enough about the specific DS hardware that is interested in programming it.

    The DS can emulate lots of stuff if the emulators are coded correctly and tightly, specifically for it. Some emulators require so much CPU power that it may be impossible, but I think there is alot more possible out there than what is currently available.

    One of the problems is that the PSP is so much stronger that people can simply dump and port almost any emulator right to it without tweaking it for it's specific hardware. So, why try to emulate stuff on the DS when it can be done on another handheld so easily?