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Other Classic Arcade Games => Classic Arcade Game Discussion => Topic started by: Zmick_tricK on August 30, 2016, 10:16:07 AM

Title: Classic Arcade Romset?
Post by: Zmick_tricK on August 30, 2016, 10:16:07 AM
I don't expect to find a romset with every MAME game packed into one- it would be completely unmanageable and I wouldn't want most of the games anyway. It would be nice, however, if I could find something like a top 100 80's arcade games all packed into one zip to make my life easier, rather than downloading everything one by one.

Do you know of any such romset?
Title: Re: Classic Arcade Romset?
Post by: marky_d on August 30, 2016, 11:26:59 AM
I am interested in this as well
Title: Re: Classic Arcade Romset?
Post by: YesAffinity on August 31, 2016, 03:04:40 PM
hightail.com is free, with a 250MB file size limit.  You would have to split it into (3) zip files, if that is feasible.  If not, then hopefully somebody has a better suggestion.
Title: Re: Classic Arcade Romset?
Post by: VON on September 04, 2016, 04:25:01 AM
I've had this collection installed on my PC for years.  SanTe put in some work, and it shows.
Title: Re: Classic Arcade Romset?
Post by: Zmick_tricK on September 08, 2016, 01:03:38 PM
Someone else tipped me off (I think it was Aaron Truitt, but I can't quite remember) that mame4all had a full romset floating around on the net and since the retropie has mame4all among it's emu cores, I decided to give that download. Yeah, I said I didn't want ALL the available roms for MAME, but now that I think of it, it's probably easier to just get the whole set instead of trying to come up with a list of games I want then continue to add more every single time I want to try a new game.

I was actually under the impression that a full romset for MAME would be much more difficult to find and manage than that of any console, but it turns out that the set isn't as big as I thought it would be. I'll see how it goes when I'm finished loading it to the pi.

Now, that 106 romset should be very handy, too. I downloaded it as well and will probably unzip it for use on my PC. Thanks for making that available.
Title: Re: Classic Arcade Romset?
Post by: aarontruitt on September 08, 2016, 06:56:22 PM
There is a comparability chart for mame4all and that 037b5 romset floating around somewhere on a GitHub for RetroPie. If I can find it, I'll post it. It was incomplete and I had been working on my own as well. If I find that I'll send it over as well.