Author Topic: Best Mame4all settings  (Read 10052 times)

keithj202 (OP)

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Best Mame4all settings
« on: November 15, 2009, 10:40:38 am »
What does everyone think the best overall settings are for the fastest gameplay...in general.

Chris23235

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Re: Best Mame4all settings
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2009, 01:58:21 pm »
In general?

Sound 8000 Hz fast
Dingoo Clock 420 Mhz
Video Aspect Normal
Video Sync Off
CPU Cores Fast M68000/Z80

But with this settings many games wont run/sound awful/will be scaled terrible, etc.

In general I use

Dingoo Clock 420 Mhz
Sound 16000 Hz Mono
Video Sync Normal
Video Aspect depends on game, old 8 Bit games work fine with scale/rotate best, later games work fine with scale/rotate fast
CPU Cores Fast M68000/Z80 (unless a game won't work with these cores)
« Last Edit: November 15, 2009, 02:04:22 pm by Chris23235 »

Kalisiin

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Re: Best Mame4all settings
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2009, 07:05:01 pm »
I normally just use the defaults.  The only setting I ever really play with is the Clock setting, if I feel that a game is running too fast or too slow.

slaanesh

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    • Slaanesh Dev
Re: Best Mame4all settings
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2009, 06:24:22 am »
Hi everyone, I am the dev who has ported over MAME4ALL and FBA320.
Sorry for the long delay between releases. There will be a new version of MAME4ALL shortly.

In the current v1.1 of MAME4ALL for Dingux, CPU Cores doesn't do anything. There are no alternative cores for M68000 and Z80 and is just for future expansion.

As another poster stated, the best settings can vary depending on the game.

The two most important settings are Dingoo Clock and Video Aspect.
In many games, running faster than what is required is just wasting battery power. The best way to determine if you are running okay is to check the FPS (SELECT + RIGHT SHOULDER).
Video Aspect determines the rotation of the screen and the screen scaling used. It's probably a bit over loaded in that these two options should be separated out. Anyway choosing the right aspect (Landscape or Portrait) can make a big difference to a game.
The screen scaling is also very important, especially for high-res games such as Tapper and Rampage. One of the scaling options should be selected for these. Quality and speed are direct trade-offs here - the 'half-size' scaler is by far the fastest, the others give you different degrees of niceness. Added to this, choosing 8-bit or 16-bit modes will also effect how the scaler works. Experimentation is encouraged.


Kalisiin

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Re: Best Mame4all settings
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2009, 11:57:06 am »
Ummmm...with the new MAME4ALL...will the old ROMS work still...the 37b5 ROMS?

I got a good deal of them working and if those all aren't going to work, I would not want to upgrade.

Let us know!

eule

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Re: Best Mame4all settings
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2009, 03:17:09 pm »
Hey slaneesh, nice to see you here! :) Looking forward to further lifesigns...  ;D

slaanesh

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Re: Best Mame4all settings
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2009, 11:31:00 pm »
Should get release v1.2 out soon now. It's mostly a bug-fix version with some bonus general improvements in speed all round.
There's also a brightness control option available from the frontend. Coming soon - hopefully this weekend.

Kalisiin

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Re: Best Mame4all settings
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2009, 03:31:35 am »
Should get release v1.2 out soon now. It's mostly a bug-fix version with some bonus general improvements in speed all round.
There's also a brightness control option available from the frontend. Coming soon - hopefully this weekend.

So the 37b5 MAME Roms should work with this new version?

Is it possible to have separate folders to put ROMS in so that one doesn't have to scroll thru over 200 games?  Or are we still out of luck on that point?

demon cleaner

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Re: Best Mame4all settings
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2009, 06:16:28 am »
Is it possible to have separate folders to put ROMS in so that one doesn't have to scroll thru over 200 games?  Or are we still out of luck on that point?

That isn't possible in any existing MAME version, I guess you just have to cope with that.

Kalisiin

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Re: Best Mame4all settings
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2009, 09:48:07 am »
Is it possible to have separate folders to put ROMS in so that one doesn't have to scroll thru over 200 games?  Or are we still out of luck on that point?

That isn't possible in any existing MAME version, I guess you just have to cope with that.

I know it isn't.  I was ASKING if it were possible to make that possible with this newest version.

Chris23235

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Re: Best Mame4all settings
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2009, 11:56:23 pm »
No, it would require a major rewrite of the way Mame works. Mame is designed to find all files in one folder "roms". It uses a GUI, were it displays all supported games.
If you were able to put the games anywhere you want, it would be necessary, that you tell Mame the location for every single game.

The only possibility to bring some kind of Order (other then the alphabetical) into the game selection would be the implementation of Category lists. Mame32 and it's derivates on Windows use those. These lists contain the names of the games under one Category (e.g. Shoot'em'up). The user has to write all the romnames with an editor into those category files. In the Mame32 UI it is possible to select a Category and display only this games.
An implementation of category files would be possible, but I think it is very unlikely, that Slaneesh is adding something like this, cause I think he is more interested in optimizing Mame4All's overall performance and compability first.

Kalisiin

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Re: Best Mame4all settings
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2009, 05:22:45 am »
No, it would require a major rewrite of the way Mame works. Mame is designed to find all files in one folder "roms". It uses a GUI, were it displays all supported games.
If you were able to put the games anywhere you want, it would be necessary, that you tell Mame the location for every single game.

The only possibility to bring some kind of Order (other then the alphabetical) into the game selection would be the implementation of Category lists. Mame32 and it's derivates on Windows use those. These lists contain the names of the games under one Category (e.g. Shoot'em'up). The user has to write all the romnames with an editor into those category files. In the Mame32 UI it is possible to select a Category and display only this games.
An implementation of category files would be possible, but I think it is very unlikely, that Slaneesh is adding something like this, cause I think he is more interested in optimizing Mame4All's overall performance and compability first.

OK.  Just askin'....

eule

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Re: Best Mame4all settings
« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2009, 01:08:51 pm »
What would be possible, to rewrite the gui so that you could choose between Shooters, Beat'em'ups, Shmups and so on, like in some modded MAME versions for PC. Dunno if the effort is worth it though, but i would surely like that.  :)
I should start reading earlier posts until to the end before replying.  ::)

spike

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Re: Best Mame4all settings
« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2009, 03:16:57 pm »
Mame4all 1.2 has been released.

http://www.slaanesh.net/2009/11/mame4all-dingux-v12.html

The openhandhelds file archive hasn't (at the time of writing 3pm UK time) been updated. I guess it takes a while to go through their system. Pity there isn't a file mirror as I'm itching to try it out.


 

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