+Trebor Posted July 29, 2015 Share Posted July 29, 2015 Four simple steps to get 7800 emulation setup and running: 1. Download MAME 0.164 (Direct link to most compatible Windows version - For other flavors see here). -Double click the downloaded file and install to desired location. 2. Unzip the following file to the same desired location:MAME0164_A7800_ADDFILES.zip* [Delete mame.ini from the above zip file if MAME 0.164 was previously installed and mame.ini is already present]. 3. Double click system you wish to play "PLAY_NTSC_ATARI_7800", "PLAY_PAL_ATARI_7800" or "PLAY_NTSC_ATARI_7800_XM", "PLAY_PAL_ATARI_7800_XM". 4. Press 'Tab' --> Arrow down to 'File Manager' and press 'Enter' --> Arrow down to 'cartridge (cart)' [Go down to 'cartridge2/cart2' if launched with XM attached], press 'Enter' again --> Highlight game ROM (Use arrow keys down/up), press 'Enter' and play game. 'Esc' exits emulator. *MAME0164_A7800_ADDFILES.zip - content notes:-NTSC, PAL, BIOS and XM files already stored to their correct location and structure.-The entire NTSC and PAL original library of games in their correct location and structure.-Already created *.ini and *.cfg files which have been initiated for NTSC and PAL regions respectively with the following conditions: A. Starts MESS Atari 7800 emulation in a maximized window -Press Alt-Enter to toggle between Window and Full Screen mode. -In Window mode, grab corner of window to modify size. B. Default controls: Arrow Keys, Left Ctrl, Left Alt (Remap via "Tab" menu). -First installed game controller under Windows automatically maps to Player 1 (Remap via "Tab" menu). In addition to what was provided in the previous gold standard, MESS 0.159, but lacking in other emulators... ">144k support ... accurate linecount, DMA cycle stealing, DMA cycle limiting. (This results in emulation line glitches in various roms. summer games, xenophobe, commando, among many others), pokey@450 support (various homebrew), 16-bit pokey mode (homebrews?), XM support (upcoming homebrews), proper 2 button support (WORM! homebrew), etc." ...The latest version of the relatively newly merged MAME/MESS emulators, MAME 0.164, contains the best representation and emulation of 7800 memory mirrors as reflected under real hardware test results. Thankfully, the timing issue present in versions 0.160 through 0.163 was fixed for this release. It allows MAME 0.164 to be the new gold standard in 7800 emulation. 7 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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