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Posted by Scott R on 10/12/01 at 20:57 (062895)

Steve P, did you ever play defender or stargate? Have you seen the MAME emulator? Basically every video game's code from the past has been converted to work on most varieties of PCs (including Unix). They are not replicas, but the exact same code that was used in the old games.

Re: defender, joust, robotron, galaga, donkey kong jr

nancy s. on 10/12/01 at 22:31 (062900)

scott, i know you didn't ask me, but i have played sungatefender, and although i haven't seen the MAME emulator, i *have* seen the FUME instigator. the relfix code was very namble, and i especially enjoyed the biocamera refract thingy, which was quite conifacable.
nancy

Re: defender, joust, robotron, galaga, donkey kong jr

paula on 10/14/01 at 11:59 (062971)

i was the joust nerd. years ago. in video parlors. me and hundreds of 12 year old boys. which is about my emotional maturity level. i loved joust.

Re: defender, joust, robotron, galaga, donkey kong jr

wendyn on 10/14/01 at 12:02 (062972)

I like Joust too! And super pac man. I think that's what it was called.

Re: defender, joust, robotron, galaga, donkey kong jr

Scott R on 10/14/01 at 12:33 (062975)

Yea, I Joust and all those installed. They only require the 40KByte 'ROM' files for the program. THe http://www.mame.net emulator is only about 2 MB.

Re: defender, joust, robotron, galaga, donkey kong jr

Scott R on 10/14/01 at 12:36 (062976)

Actually, for the Mac, you go to http://www.macmame.org/ to get the emulator. The ROM files (the individual games) are good for both PC and Mac and are at http://www.mame.dk/

Re: defender, joust, robotron, galaga, donkey kong jr

Scott R on 10/14/01 at 12:38 (062978)

Actually, for the Mac, you go to http://www.macmame.org/ to get the emulator. The ROM files (the individual games) are good for both PC and Mac and are at http://www.mame.dk/

If you forgot the name of which games you like, you can look at screenshots at http://www.mame.net/screenshots0.html

Re: defender, joust, robotron, galaga, donkey kong jr

Carlw on 10/15/01 at 09:39 (063001)

Mame rocks!

A total retro flashback experience. I have about 200 games on one CD.
These games are great because you can play one for ten minutes and turn your computer off and feel like you have had some fun as opposed to the new games that take forever to do anything.

Re: defender, joust, robotron, galaga, donkey kong jr

Barbara TX on 10/15/01 at 11:39 (063008)

Boy, you are out of my league with all your gaming experience. Do you know if a site where my six-year old could play the old simple Pac Man game or how to get this in any way? He played an old machine in the laundry and can't stop talking about it.

Children can have such simple things they are crazy about. My three year old had me cut the little mermaid picture off the Chicken of the Sea tuna can. She carries it around all the time. B.

Re: defender, joust, robotron, galaga, donkey kong jr

Scott R on 10/15/01 at 18:09 (063024)

Barb's such a clever gal knowing to ask for the impossible:
http://web.utanet.at/nkehrer/JMsPacman.html

Some of the other classics are online at:
http://web.utanet.at/nkehrer/jae.html

You have to wait on some of them a minute or so to load because they use the original software and when you load the page, it's just like you turned the original machine on and it has to go through its system check routine.

Re: defender, joust, robotron, galaga, donkey kong jr

Barbara TX on 10/15/01 at 18:31 (063025)

Wow wow wow. My boy is going to flip his lid. Thanks! B.

Re: defender, joust, robotron, galaga, donkey kong jr

wendyn on 10/15/01 at 22:59 (063037)

Scott - bear with me - I am a technical idiot. So to speak. I think I have to download some 'stuff' before these games will work. But when I went to download it gave me too many options - I DON'T KNOW WHAT I'M DOING.

Help me.

Re: CARL!

wendyn on 10/15/01 at 23:01 (063038)

Carl - I thought you had disappeared off the face of the earth!

I see now that you are busy playing video games.

How are the feet?

I still owe you lunch.

Actually I owe a few people lunch - just been too busy to get away much. I haven't even been to the gym in 8 days. Not good for my mental health. And it's fragile at best!

Re: defender, joust, robotron, galaga, donkey kong jr

Scott R on 10/16/01 at 05:57 (063048)

get your program here: http://www.mame.net/zips/mame055b.zip

If you have windows just unzip this MAME program to its own directory. If you don't know what zip means then you need to get someome to explain it.

Get your games (ROMs) here: http://www.mame.dk/

You only need the first file in the 'download' section of the games page. If there is a 'parent' file there, you'll need the 2nd file in that section also.

Place the zipped (.zip) 'ROM' files (software for the individual games) in the ROM directory of the MAME program files. Do not unzip them. Click F5 in the MAME program to make it update your recent game additions to the ROM directory. Then just doubled-click on your game's name to play the game.

Hints for playing the games:
While in the game: 'esc' to quit the game, '5' to add credits, '1' to start player one, CTRL to fire, arrow keys to move, 'alt' for secondary firing weapon, sometimes 'shift' does something, 'tab' for MAME options such as seeing and changing key definitions for each individual game. Games start and stop cleanly, the program seems very nice and safe and reliable (no crashes).

There is also cheat software you can add if you look around the MAME site
for it.

>>

Re: Scott!

wendyn on 10/16/01 at 23:31 (063120)

Thank's for your patience Scott!

I will try this tomorrow night.

I can figure out most computer things from a functional perspective...I live for things like Excel...but when it comes to the real Technical Nuts and Bolts behind the scenes...I'm as oblivious as they get.

Re: defender, joust, robotron, galaga, donkey kong jr

nancy s. on 10/12/01 at 22:31 (062900)

scott, i know you didn't ask me, but i have played sungatefender, and although i haven't seen the MAME emulator, i *have* seen the FUME instigator. the relfix code was very namble, and i especially enjoyed the biocamera refract thingy, which was quite conifacable.
nancy

Re: defender, joust, robotron, galaga, donkey kong jr

paula on 10/14/01 at 11:59 (062971)

i was the joust nerd. years ago. in video parlors. me and hundreds of 12 year old boys. which is about my emotional maturity level. i loved joust.

Re: defender, joust, robotron, galaga, donkey kong jr

wendyn on 10/14/01 at 12:02 (062972)

I like Joust too! And super pac man. I think that's what it was called.

Re: defender, joust, robotron, galaga, donkey kong jr

Scott R on 10/14/01 at 12:33 (062975)

Yea, I Joust and all those installed. They only require the 40KByte 'ROM' files for the program. THe http://www.mame.net emulator is only about 2 MB.

Re: defender, joust, robotron, galaga, donkey kong jr

Scott R on 10/14/01 at 12:36 (062976)

Actually, for the Mac, you go to http://www.macmame.org/ to get the emulator. The ROM files (the individual games) are good for both PC and Mac and are at http://www.mame.dk/

Re: defender, joust, robotron, galaga, donkey kong jr

Scott R on 10/14/01 at 12:38 (062978)

Actually, for the Mac, you go to http://www.macmame.org/ to get the emulator. The ROM files (the individual games) are good for both PC and Mac and are at http://www.mame.dk/

If you forgot the name of which games you like, you can look at screenshots at http://www.mame.net/screenshots0.html

Re: defender, joust, robotron, galaga, donkey kong jr

Carlw on 10/15/01 at 09:39 (063001)

Mame rocks!

A total retro flashback experience. I have about 200 games on one CD.
These games are great because you can play one for ten minutes and turn your computer off and feel like you have had some fun as opposed to the new games that take forever to do anything.

Re: defender, joust, robotron, galaga, donkey kong jr

Barbara TX on 10/15/01 at 11:39 (063008)

Boy, you are out of my league with all your gaming experience. Do you know if a site where my six-year old could play the old simple Pac Man game or how to get this in any way? He played an old machine in the laundry and can't stop talking about it.

Children can have such simple things they are crazy about. My three year old had me cut the little mermaid picture off the Chicken of the Sea tuna can. She carries it around all the time. B.

Re: defender, joust, robotron, galaga, donkey kong jr

Scott R on 10/15/01 at 18:09 (063024)

Barb's such a clever gal knowing to ask for the impossible:
http://web.utanet.at/nkehrer/JMsPacman.html

Some of the other classics are online at:
http://web.utanet.at/nkehrer/jae.html

You have to wait on some of them a minute or so to load because they use the original software and when you load the page, it's just like you turned the original machine on and it has to go through its system check routine.

Re: defender, joust, robotron, galaga, donkey kong jr

Barbara TX on 10/15/01 at 18:31 (063025)

Wow wow wow. My boy is going to flip his lid. Thanks! B.

Re: defender, joust, robotron, galaga, donkey kong jr

wendyn on 10/15/01 at 22:59 (063037)

Scott - bear with me - I am a technical idiot. So to speak. I think I have to download some 'stuff' before these games will work. But when I went to download it gave me too many options - I DON'T KNOW WHAT I'M DOING.

Help me.

Re: CARL!

wendyn on 10/15/01 at 23:01 (063038)

Carl - I thought you had disappeared off the face of the earth!

I see now that you are busy playing video games.

How are the feet?

I still owe you lunch.

Actually I owe a few people lunch - just been too busy to get away much. I haven't even been to the gym in 8 days. Not good for my mental health. And it's fragile at best!

Re: defender, joust, robotron, galaga, donkey kong jr

Scott R on 10/16/01 at 05:57 (063048)

get your program here: http://www.mame.net/zips/mame055b.zip

If you have windows just unzip this MAME program to its own directory. If you don't know what zip means then you need to get someome to explain it.

Get your games (ROMs) here: http://www.mame.dk/

You only need the first file in the 'download' section of the games page. If there is a 'parent' file there, you'll need the 2nd file in that section also.

Place the zipped (.zip) 'ROM' files (software for the individual games) in the ROM directory of the MAME program files. Do not unzip them. Click F5 in the MAME program to make it update your recent game additions to the ROM directory. Then just doubled-click on your game's name to play the game.

Hints for playing the games:
While in the game: 'esc' to quit the game, '5' to add credits, '1' to start player one, CTRL to fire, arrow keys to move, 'alt' for secondary firing weapon, sometimes 'shift' does something, 'tab' for MAME options such as seeing and changing key definitions for each individual game. Games start and stop cleanly, the program seems very nice and safe and reliable (no crashes).

There is also cheat software you can add if you look around the MAME site
for it.

>>

Re: Scott!

wendyn on 10/16/01 at 23:31 (063120)

Thank's for your patience Scott!

I will try this tomorrow night.

I can figure out most computer things from a functional perspective...I live for things like Excel...but when it comes to the real Technical Nuts and Bolts behind the scenes...I'm as oblivious as they get.