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KnoppiXMAME 1.0 Released

michael posted more than 11 years ago | from the mame-in-a-box dept.

Classic Games (Games) 212

Ant writes "KnoppixMAME is a bootable arcade machine emulator with hardware detection and autoconfiguration. It works automatically on all modern and not-so-modern hardware, including gameports and joysticks. It is powered by Knoppix Debian GNU/Linux, X-MAME, and gxmame." Update: 06/19 23:18 GMT by S : Although there are earlier versions in the release directory, looks like V1.0 hasn't made it onto the FTP just yet. Meanwhile, Jim points out the AdvanceCD image, which is "..also a bootable ISO image of a minimal Linux distribution containing MAME, but weighing in at 16 MB rather than 200 MB so there is more room for ROMs."

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w00t! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6248677)

...It's summer!

first post 1.0 released (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6248678)

get your copy here!

Re:first post 1.0 released (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6248693)

Pity. Outdated already.

But does it... (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6248682)

Run in VMWare? (Rebooting is soooo painful.)

Re:But does it... (2, Insightful)

Aliencow (653119) | more than 11 years ago | (#6248724)

The install it on your computer and be done with it? I don't see any reasons to use the CD other than the convenience of popping it into any machine..

Knoppix Wishlist (1)

fastdecade (179638) | more than 11 years ago | (#6248831)

I can see the benefit of this over a full linux install. Especially for Windows users. But...

It'd be nice if you could easily install Knoppix on your hard drive via Windows or Linux, so that it automatically adds option onto your boot manager.

This will become important as more of these specialised distros come out. No-one wants to look for CDs when their hard drive holds 100GB.

Re:Knoppix Wishlist (0, Flamebait)

rkz (667993) | more than 11 years ago | (#6248855)

there is a Win32 MAME available anyway, windows users don't need to put shitty linux on their pc just to play arcade games.

Re:Knoppix Wishlist (0)

rkz (667993) | more than 11 years ago | (#6248898)

Windows version [xmission.com]

Re:Knoppix Wishlist (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6248937)

type knx-hdinstall at root console

you worthless piece of shit

Re:But does it... (1)

Cthefuture (665326) | more than 11 years ago | (#6248737)

I don't know if this particular thingy runs in VMware, but I run regular Knoppix in VMware all the time.

Re:But does it... (1)

interiot (50685) | more than 11 years ago | (#6248918)

What about Plex86?

Re:But does it... (2, Informative)

selfabuse (681350) | more than 11 years ago | (#6248927)

I can't say that this version does (Haven't DLed the whole thing yet) But I've never had a problem running standard issue Knoppix in VMWare ..download the ISO, tell VMWare to boot off it, and away you go

Debian (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6248683)

Is for greasy, smelly open sores hippies. Use BSD.

I mean, shipping kernel 2.2, still, NOW, you people are worthless.

Re:Debian (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6248824)

Ya for hobbiests and amatuers BSD is definatly the right choice!

Linux should be only used in enterprise computing environments.

Look to the past, the future holds nothing (5, Insightful)

ObviousGuy (578567) | more than 11 years ago | (#6248686)

Except for a very few gems, the current crop of games has been pretty lackluster.

It's like all the ideas for games has dried up and all that's left to do is rehash old tried and true ones.

Played Out.

Re:Look to the past, the future holds nothing (2, Insightful)

heli0 (659560) | more than 11 years ago | (#6249017)

All the more reason to stop wasting $50 a pop for new games and instead building a stand alone mame machine to play those old tried and true ones.

Re:Look to the past, the future holds nothing (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6249125)

+5 insightful?

For this luddite postulation?

Suddenly kharma feels dirty :(

Article (-1, Redundant)

ikkonoishi (674762) | more than 11 years ago | (#6248691)

Cool.

Linux losing ground on security front: Study (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6248692)

Cant figure out why Slashdot won't post this?

Thanks,
Bill Stevens
MCSD/MCSE

Linux losing ground on security front: Study

By JACK KAPICA Globe and Mail Update

E-mail this Article Print this Article

Linux, the operating system that has become the darling of its security-conscious promoters, came out second-best to Microsoft's Windows Server in a new survey released Wednesday.

Security experts at London-based mi2g who have been tracking digital attacks closely for the past three months, specifically because of increased tensions over the war in Iraq, say that Linux-based servers recorded most of the successful breaches.The company said that in May, 19,208 successful breaches worldwide were recorded against Linux-based systems (76 per cent) and 3,801 breaches were recorded against Microsoft Windows systems (15 per cent). Both corporate and government servers were counted.Microsoft Windows-based servers proved to be the more resilient during the war months from March through to May.This is an abrupt change from January, when 53 per cent of all successful and verified hacker attacks were recorded against Microsoft Windows-based systems (10,435) and 34 per cent against Linux (6,688).The company recently reported that three security records were set in May: the highest number of overt attacks in one day (May 4, with 2,576 attacks); the greatest number of attacks for one month, (May, with 23,009); as well as the highest number of attacks in one year (91,088 overt attacks).The company has been tracking attacks since 1995 and maintains its records in its Security Intelligence Products and Systems (SIPS) database. The information is used to estimate economic damage, such as loss of business, productivity, management time, intellectual property rights violations, customer and supplier liabilities and share price decline (where applicable). The database has information on more than 220,000 overt digital attacks and 7,000 hacker groups.The company said there are three main reasons for the increased numbers of successful attacks against Linux systems.First, they said that improperly configured systems running a combination of Linux and third-party applications are vulnerable because they are either too old, do not come with sufficient default security configurations, or the appropriate patches have not been applied.Next, mi2g said that there is a lack of a coherent trustworthy computing initiative within the open-source community. Microsoft, on the other hand, has recently been taking the initiative to inform customers specifically about server management.Finally, Linux is being targeted simply because of its dominant position in the server market. Companies and government agencies are buying Linux to cut the costs of site licences, but are not factoring in the heavy fire from transnational hackers.Open-source software is not cost-effective if the technical experience used to protect the systems is inadequate, and if training costs are not factored in at the start, mi2g said."As automatic attack tools scanning for vulnerabilities become ubiquitous, the on-line system security is heavily dependent on settings and when the last patch was applied," mi2g chairman D.K. Matai said."There are plenty of instances where the server administrator assumes that just because they are running open source they are somehow going to be more secure. There is no such thing as secure computing without following rigorous procedures for monitoring the system software and keeping track of enterprise-wide system configuration."The SIPS database defines successful hacker attacks as incidents in which a hacker group has gained unauthorized access to an on-line system and has made modifications to any part of it while executing data attacks (compromising the integrity of data) or command-and-control attacks (Simple Network Management Protocol control of computers).

OH MY FUCKING GOD!!!! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6248705)

There is blood coming out of my cats' ass. I dont' mean a trickle, like after willy scott lockwood (the third)comes over. I mean a LOT. He's running around the howse with his tail sticking straight up, yowling and PROJECTILE SHITTING BLOOD like an intestinal firehose of BLOOD.

Never mind, he just collapsed while I was typing this. Does anyone know any good tips for getting blood out of shag carpeting?

Yeah (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6248718)

Club soda and salt.

Re:OH MY FUCKING GOD!!!! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6248725)

Just suck it up.

I know exactly how you feel. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6248872)

Scott Lockwood killed my hamster.

Re:I know exactly how you feel. (-1, Troll)

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Don't let that good meat go to waste! (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6249134)

Instead, feed the hungry [maceysexxon.com] . (and that girl got an appetite that NEVAH quits)

always wondered how to suck the roms off.... (5, Interesting)

Kaitiff (167826) | more than 11 years ago | (#6248706)

Not being nasty, I just always wondered how to pull the roms off the old nintendo and sega cartridges. God only knows I have a buttload of them laying around. What about Sega CDs too? I assume since I 'own' the cartridges it's legal for me to 'make copies' if I don't distribute them, correct?

I'd suggest (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6248740)

Using your mouth, just like you use it for your "other" activities.

"other activities" (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6248789)

I always choke on the twenty-sided dice. How do you get around that?

Re:always wondered how to suck the roms off.... (3, Informative)

bedouin (248624) | more than 11 years ago | (#6248811)

Save yourself the time and download them like everyone else does. Most of the Genesis games were what, 512kb? Hit up a ROM channel on IRC.

Re:always wondered how to suck the roms off.... (0)

clowe (170667) | more than 11 years ago | (#6248851)

I picked up a shovel-ware collection of ROMS at one of the local knuckle-dragging computer shows...

Re:always wondered how to suck the roms off.... (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6248813)

You'd need to desolder the ROMs from the cartridge and read them with an EPROM reader. The pinouts are often different from EPROMs, so that's another thing that needs to be dealt with. (with some wires and an IC socket or 2)

Sega CDs are just CDs. Really easy to copy these days, and I've heard the Sega CD console has no protection (so it can actually run games on CD-R).

Re:always wondered how to suck the roms off.... (1)

jesse.k (102314) | more than 11 years ago | (#6249067)

Indeed, the Sega CD has no protection at all. I've played burned Sega CD games several times, the only problem is that there's next to no good games for the system, other than Lunar Silver Star Story.

The reason why it has no copy protection is that when the Sega CD was released, CD-RW drives were so prohibitevly expensives and the media cost $40+ a disc that Sega assumed no one would bother.

Re:always wondered how to suck the roms off.... (2, Interesting)

selfabuse (681350) | more than 11 years ago | (#6248997)

Back in the day.. in GamePro and the like, I kept seeing ads for a device for a genesis or SNES, that you would plug into the cartridge slot of your console, stick a floppy in to, and stick a cartridge into, and it would copy the cartridge to the floppy, and you could play it on the console, with the copier. IIRC (which I may not) several games spanned a couple floppies.. don't remember how you knew when to change, but I knew it worked. One of my friends came back from Japan with one for his SNES and it rocked.. so I grabbed my copy of gamepro, flipped through to the ad for the device, and saw the price tag.... nearly $300, which was a fortune for me at the age of 12 (and still is now, at the age of 21) Anyway, the floppies that these things wrote could be read in a PC. I recall that on some boards that had upload/download ratios, we always used to toss a couple SNES roms up for credits. Not sure if anyone else had the hardware to play them back, but it was fantastic.... until my friend took the gizmo back.

Re:always wondered how to suck the roms off.... (2, Interesting)

HungWeiLo (250320) | more than 11 years ago | (#6249192)

I had one of these when I was young.

It's actually not a shady machine that pirates Nintendo gamez. Nintendo actually made a machine that runs 3.5" floppies (they're not exactly 3.5" computer floppies, but close), and also licensed them to be manufactured by other companies (or at least I think it was a proper license). Anyway, these machines were only sold in Asia, AFAIK.

To answer your earlier question, somehow, the OS will tell you to flip the disk to the other side (or insert a 2nd disk) when it gets to the point in the code where it ends abruptly (or maybe the copying program would be smart enough to insert some disk-swapping notify bit to do that). Anyway, I ended up selling mine (around the time SNES/Genesis was big) with 150 "questionable" games for $50 to a mom-n-pop's video game store (before there were Software Etc's and Babbage's)

Re:always wondered how to suck the roms off.... (1)

Joe Tie. (567096) | more than 11 years ago | (#6249199)

IRC (which I may not) several games spanned a couple floppies.. don't remember how you knew when to change

I have one of these copiers for the snes, called the wildcardDX2. For it at least you'd simply load all the floppies into memory before the game started. While expensive, I found the device quite worth the money I paid for it. Having imported a number of rpgs from Japan, there was just something very cool about being able to dump, apply a translation patch, and then play it on a real snes. Especially back in the days when snes emulation was still rather primitive.

Re:always wondered how to suck the roms off.... (1)

lightcycle (649999) | more than 11 years ago | (#6249329)

I remember reading schematics for a nes copier. Basically, you would rip apart a nes console, solder a bit to make a parallell port connection, and use a program to store the roms in nes format. Tragically I can't find the page now, sorry.

CD drive? (-1, Troll)

carlcmc (322350) | more than 11 years ago | (#6248709)

Where do i find the cD dRIVE in arcade machines? I want to run this emulator on them but i'M having trouble finding the tray?

Re:CD drive? (1)

yerricde (125198) | more than 11 years ago | (#6248873)

I've read that a Pump It Up machine is essentially a Windows PC.

Re:CD drive? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6249068)

I thought it was somewhere near here [sixsixfive.com]

Where's the source code? (2, Interesting)

Matt Ownby (158633) | more than 11 years ago | (#6248714)

Maybe I am missing something but I don't see source code for this available to be downloaded. I'd be interested in using what he has done for another certain emulator [daphne-emu.com] . A bootable linux CD that has support for most modern hardware is something I've longed for but haven't bothered putting together.

Re:Where's the source code? (4, Interesting)

fireboy1919 (257783) | more than 11 years ago | (#6248843)

Source code would be nice. Knoppix seems to be doing a good job in hardware autoconfiguration, and like most other good projects, Gentoo is stealing it (in fact, there are three different hardware detection libraries available in Gentoo right now). :)

Seriously, when one project manages to get something Right, shouldn't everybody benefit from it? I'm quite sure that any improvements they've made in either MAME or hardware detection can benefit the entire OS community - or at least the part of it that has a flexible enough distribution to absorb it.

With every new Linux innovation I'm always thinking, "GREAT! Gimmie source! I want that it my distro!"

Re:Where's the source code? (2, Interesting)

Mortice (467747) | more than 11 years ago | (#6249051)

Erm, well according to the freshmeat page, it's licenced under the GPL. So presumably the source code is available somewhere.

Perhaps they haven't modified the source code for any of the software they're using, in which case the source code can be found in the appropriate place for each piece of software.

Re:Where's the source code? (1)

user32.ExitWindowsEx (250475) | more than 11 years ago | (#6249204)

Knoppix's home page does have a link to source somewhere...I saw it once.

Re:Where's the source code? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6248994)

They don't even have the program available yet, check back tomorrow.

*Opens the envelope* (-1)

Quaoar (614366) | more than 11 years ago | (#6248716)

And the award for the application with the least-fitting title goes to... Firebird! What, did you think it was going to be KnoppiXMAME? Come on, it's OBVIOUSLY a ROM emulator! Duh!

Re:*Opens the envelope* (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6248790)

I like my Trans-am browser better anyway.

Not quite yet. (4, Informative)

mcgroarty (633843) | more than 11 years ago | (#6248717)

To save people some frustrated hunting, it's not available just quite yet [freshmeat.net] , but will be soon.

Be patient, unlike certain slash editors, who should have made sure the file was actually in the directory they were pointing to. :-)

Re:Not quite yet. (1)

Gherald (682277) | more than 11 years ago | (#6249079)

Oh well, at least they can dupe the story when its actually released.

Anti-whore Article Text in case of slashdotting: (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6248720)

About: KnoppixMAME is a bootable arcade machine emulator with hardware detection and autoconfiguration. It works automatically on all modern and not-so-modern hardware, including gameports, CowboyNeal and joysticks. It is powered by Knoppix Debian GNU/Linux, X-MAME, and gxmame.

Changes: ROMs can now be put on the CD ISO without having to remaster/recompress Knoppix. /ramdisk/home can also be copied to the root of the ISO to make configuration changes persistent. Networking support is now enabled and supported with xmame and gxmame. XMAME has been updated to 0.69 and gxmame to 0.33. Xv is now the default display mode; it can be changed by using the "dga" option on the boot commandline. The ISO is now 100MB smaller, at 200MB.

Re:Anti-whore Article Text in case of slashdotting (4, Interesting)

mcgroarty (633843) | more than 11 years ago | (#6248788)

I'd lurve to see it support DVD media so you can actually put a reasonable collection of ROMs on the disc. Does anyone know if this is doable with the current version?

Re:Anti-whore Article Text in case of slashdotting (5, Informative)

lmfr (567586) | more than 11 years ago | (#6248915)

I have a Knoppix DVD disc, along with other live-cds. (And a RH 9 + Mandrake 9.1 install DVD, if anyone is interested.)

As far as Knoppix is concerned (or any other program), there is no difference in media but the size. The filesystem is, as in a CD, ISO9960 with rock-ridge extensions. (Normal video DVDs also have an UDF filesystem, but it isn't required nor does it conflicts with the ISO9660 one.)

Re:Anti-whore Article Text in case of slashdotting (0, Troll)

poptones (653660) | more than 11 years ago | (#6248929)

What? MAME uses old arcade ROMS - even HUGE sets are far less than a MB. I have dozens of MAME ROMs and they still take up a tiny space on the CD.

Re:Anti-whore Article Text in case of slashdotting (5, Informative)

jesse.k (102314) | more than 11 years ago | (#6248981)

Mame currently supports games like King of Fighters 2001 (60mb), Area 51 (which has a 300mb HDD image file) and several other more modern games.

It's true Pac-Man is only a few KB, but if you want to play some of the more current games, you'll appreciate DVD media.

Re:Anti-whore Article Text in case of slashdotting (1)

DeeKayWon (155842) | more than 11 years ago | (#6249039)

even HUGE sets are far less than a MB.

Uh, no. In my roms folder I count 997 games that are over 1MB in size. 187 of those are over 10MB. A complete collection of MAME games will take about 9GB.

MAME even plays a few games that were hard drive-based. The biggest game MAME supports is Maximum Force, whose compressed hard drive image file (.CHD) is about 1.1GB, obviously too big for a CD.

Re:Anti-whore Article Text in case of slashdotting (1)

Monkelectric (546685) | more than 11 years ago | (#6249088)

I have the complete mame split-set and it is well over 8 GB. about 3GB of this is CHD files

Re:Anti-whore Article Text in case of slashdotting (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6249137)

A complete collection of MAME games will take about 9GB.

A complete collection can be purchased on some 20+ CD-ROMS [brfree.com.br] .

Re:Anti-whore Article Text in case of slashdotting (1)

Gojira Shipi-Taro (465802) | more than 11 years ago | (#6249065)

Not in the case of NeoGeo roms or other more current ones. MAME runs arcade ROMs. Not necessarilly just OLD ones. Some are quite large.

Re:Anti-whore Article Text in case of slashdotting (1)

stefanlasiewski (63134) | more than 11 years ago | (#6248982)

According to the FM article, the ISO is around 200MB. This leaves plenty of room for ROMS (I have around 600 roms[1] and they take up 80MB of space).

[1] They are all for educational use.

Where to get teh ROMs from? (1)

Mensa Babe (675349) | more than 11 years ago | (#6249176)

This is really great! Once again, Knoppix deserves a medal. I'll download it as soon as I get some ROMs. Where can I get the ROMs of the best classical games from? Thanks a lot!

Re:Where to get teh ROMs from? (1)

maxume (22995) | more than 11 years ago | (#6249259)

I'm going to assume that this won't mean anything to you, but I suggest you check out usenet. just look under mame. It works great.

Thank you. (3, Funny)

Mensa Babe (675349) | more than 11 years ago | (#6249365)

Thank you, I will. By the way, are they expensive? I'd like to build a huge collection, so the prices will add very quickly. I'd like to know in advance how much money do I need.

Re:Anti-whore Article Text in case of slashdotting (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6248870)


Wow... a CowboyNeal compatible emulator. I happen to have a couple of those laying around.

NEWSFLASH MICHAEL IS A CENSOR NAZI (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6248741)

wait..that's hardly news.

License? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6248762)

I suppose those running ROMs that they "shouldn't" have aren't overly picky about license details... but isn't this a violation of the MAME license -- distributing ROMs on the same medium as MAME?

well (2, Funny)

freedommatters (664657) | more than 11 years ago | (#6248764)

looking for the download was a great waste of 5 minutes of my life. can i have a refund please? john

nice, how about one for Apache? (5, Interesting)

imag0 (605684) | more than 11 years ago | (#6248772)

I was thinking a while back how cool it would be for a bootable Apache on cd... Boot the target box up, loads and runs Apache.

You can change the /htdocs to an nfs mount elsewhere on the network or have it on a local drive (in case for dynamic sites, like using a Wiki, that need to write stuff to disk), configuration changes can be saved and loaded from a floppy as well.

Would make a nice secure apache install and easy to setup as well.

All I got. Run with it. Thanks Knoppix guys!

Re:nice, how about one for Apache? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6248859)

While we're at it, I'd like to see a linux distro (possibly based on Knoppix) that boots into Freevo automatically... (or whatever media player/jukebox, as long as I can hook my PC to a TV)

Freevix is almost there, but still no HOWTO on how to boot from a live CD.

Seek no more. MoviX is what you are looking for. (2, Informative)

Mensa Babe (675349) | more than 11 years ago | (#6249346)

While we're at it, I'd like to see a linux distro (possibly based on Knoppix) that boots into Freevo automatically... (or whatever media player/jukebox, as long as I can hook my PC to a TV)

'The MoviX project [sourceforge.net] is a series of three different tiny Linux CD distributions containing all the software to boot from a CD and play multimedia files through the MPlayer, the best multimedia player in the Unix world:

  • eMoviX: a micro Linux distro meant to be embedded in a CD together with all video/audio files you want, so that the CD will be able to boot and automagically play all files;
  • MoviX: a mini CD Linux distro able to boot directly from CD and load in RAM a console interface to MPlayer. From the interface you can easily play DVDs, VCDs, audio/video files Audio CD, internet radios, TV, you name it!
  • MoviX2: same as MoviX, but it makes use of X and makes use of the nice MPlayer GUI.

Supported formats are all formats supported by MPlayer, most noticeably DivX but more in general any AVI, MPG, QuickTime, MP3, OGG/VORBIS and a few others'.

Re:nice, how about one for Apache? (3, Funny)

Gherald (682277) | more than 11 years ago | (#6249147)

Hmmmm, I could maybe use a copy for my coffeemaker... I always did want to http:// to it.

That's a great idea! (1, Interesting)

Mensa Babe (675349) | more than 11 years ago | (#6249260)

Don't forget to announce it on Slashdot as soon as you have a first working alpha version. If you need any security-related help, I might be able to contribute my expertise to your project, provided it will be based entirely on free software. I wish you good luck.

Nah... I'll stick with gamebase (5, Insightful)

acid_zebra (552109) | more than 11 years ago | (#6248799)

While I'll probably get shot in the head for this, I don't like this overspecialization.
Why run just mame when with gamebase (http://www.gamebase64.com/gb64v2.htm) I have a frontend that will happily organize ALL my emu collections, including N64, SNES, atari c64 and god knows what else. (yes, arcade roms too).
It provides screenshots, categories, favorites, alternate configs and god knows what else. It runs on windows 98/2000 but it might run under wine or whatnot.
Now to finish building that arcade cabinet I started 3 years ago... *sigh*

Where is this downloadable? (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6248812)

I may be totally blind but I can't find a link to the actual file. The ibiblio.org directory only has 0.5, no 1.0

Blame the editors! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6248839)

They don't check the links, the y don't edit the text, they don't fix the grammar. In fact all they do is click a few buttons like monkeys!

KnoppixRTCW??? ET is free ya know... (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6248833)

Since Enemy Territory is free is there any reason a knoppix build wouldn't work?

Anyone done this already?

Just curious.

Linux MAME vs DOS Mame vs Windows MAME (4, Interesting)

AtariDatacenter (31657) | more than 11 years ago | (#6248892)

Is there anyone who publishes a good general speed comparison between these? There are some games that I'd like to play, but they're just too slow to be bearable with my hardware. I'm wondering if the Linux version is, generally, any faster?

Re:Linux MAME vs DOS Mame vs Windows MAME (1)

drivers (45076) | more than 11 years ago | (#6248923)

Not that I know of (I haven't looked). Why not try it yourself... it's free after all.

This reminds me how I was at burger king (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6248933)

yesterday waiting in line for onion ring sauce for my onion rings and this little kid came up behind me and asked for a simpsons watch and i was like "hey punk where are you goddamn manners" and his dad came up behind me and he thought he was a tough ass because he was driving a ford f150 with the calvin windows decal pissing on the dodge logo and i said "look motherfucker my pythons are registered weapons with the federal government" and he said "yeah sure" so i socked him in the gut then in the face and then stomped on him about 672 times while his kid and girlfriend watched and then i ran off with his boots

Re:This reminds me how I was at burger king (0, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6249069)

were they leather?

Oh yeah (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6249093)

so was his wallet

Yeah (-1, Flamebait)

Junky191 (549088) | more than 11 years ago | (#6248948)

I could spend a couple hours downloading stuff, running shell scripts and make-configs, and then trying to diagnost the problem when it won't run, or I could just go buy Battlefield 1942 and be playing it within 10 minutes on Windows.

Sorry, someone had to say it :)

Re:Yeah (4, Insightful)

jesse.k (102314) | more than 11 years ago | (#6248999)

or you could download Mame32 and be playing that in windows and actually be on topic.

Seriously though, the Knoppix boot cd isn't too hard to configure.

Re:Yeah (1)

s88 (255181) | more than 11 years ago | (#6249043)

Or you could read the summary and know that you can put a CD in your tray and restart. Or is it easier to go to the store and buy one game?

ROMs (1)

byrd77 (171150) | more than 11 years ago | (#6248959)

16 vs 200 Mb ISOs? Room for ROMs? It would seem you could fit most ever ROM ever issued into (700 - 16) || (700 - 200).

What are you dl'ing?

Re:ROMs (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6248979)

uh... the last full "release" of roms was 8 CD's... there's a LOT out there (sure most of them are probably crap but... still).

Re:ROMs (1)

Peale (9155) | more than 11 years ago | (#6249292)

The last full release was 13 CDs. I'm a Lazarus burner. It's killer!

What used to be Tombstones is now http://www.lazarus.org.uk [lazarus.org.uk] .

Re:ROMs (1)

jesse.k (102314) | more than 11 years ago | (#6249037)

uh, the complete mame romset is around 14GB.

Re:ROMs (2, Informative)

Ryan Amos (16972) | more than 11 years ago | (#6249140)

Actually some of the neo-geo roms are huge.. 64 and 128 megs each. MAME also supports a lot of newer games, which are significantly larger than Ms. Pac-Man. MAME also supports some 5000 or so games, so even if they were all less than 256k, that's still much larger than the size of a CD.

Can I buy ROMs? (4, Insightful)

akvalentine (560139) | more than 11 years ago | (#6248961)

Is there any one out there that sells ROM collections? I would be interested in buying some, but I can't find any.

If nobody does sell them, why do the copyright holders care if they are traded, since they aren't losing any revenue?

Re:Can I buy ROMs? (0)

ikkonoishi (674762) | more than 11 years ago | (#6249055)

Because if you get them for free there is no chance that you would buy them.
Thus the money that they could have gotten is no longer available to them.
Strangely it seems that even if they aren't selling the games anymore still you are stealing money from them
I think that their thought processes work like this.
  1. Come up with a game idea
  2. Develop game
  3. Sell game
  4. Profit!
  5. Rehash game idea and release a crappy clone/sequel
  6. Profit!!
  7. Repeat former two until no longer profitable
  8. Release compilation of all previous releases
  9. Profit!!
  10. Stop selling game
  11. Sue anyone who attempts to make copies of the games that you no longer sell
  12. ????
  13. Profit!!

Re:Can I buy ROMs? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6249114)

I see by your pathetic attempts at karma wh0ring why you are relegated to posting at 0.
you worthless piece of shit!

Re:Can I buy ROMs? (1)

cliffy2000 (185461) | more than 11 years ago | (#6249110)

Because they rerelease the games later. Look at Sega Smash Pack for Dreamcast (and PC, if memory serves me correct) -- a bunch of Genesis games emulated. Or the various Namco Arcade Packs. Just because it isn't sold NOW, it doesn't mean that it's theirs.

Re:Can I buy ROMs? (1)

Joe Tie. (567096) | more than 11 years ago | (#6249226)

Look at Sega Smash Pack for Dreamcast

You forgot to put the word badly after that. That thing was such a disapointment, especially given what a big fan of the mega drive I was back in the day. Finally, a console company seemed to really get it, and realise that their old games still had value. Instead anyone who bought it was tortured by the single worst sound emulation ever seen on a comercial emulator.

Re:Can I buy ROMs? (1)

Cyph (240321) | more than 11 years ago | (#6249244)

If you have USENET access, you'll be able to find quite a few people willing to burn you an entire set of ROMs for a nominal fee to cover the materials and the postage. Look around alt.games.mame, and check for threads beginning with "[BURN]".

Windows users. (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6248985)

Anyone have instructions on how to set up either of these (KnoppiXMAME and AdvanceCD) with Windows?

How do you add ROMS, how do you burn (what settings, etc) to make it bootable.

Yeah (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6248986)

I sure hope you have the original games for all those ROMs you play.

Oh, and this purple shit hurts my eyes.

Re:Yeah (1)

muddy_mudskipper (186492) | more than 11 years ago | (#6249354)

>Oh, and this purple shit hurts my eyes.

hmmm...

you sound like you had RK...

RKSA [rr.com]

the only thing i hate more than black-on-purple is red-on-black...

blech...

Jubei (1)

rmohr02 (208447) | more than 11 years ago | (#6249142)

Nice, but not quite as cool as your own Jubei [cmdrtaco.net] .

Okay, for use Windows users.... (1)

sllim (95682) | more than 11 years ago | (#6249339)

I see the words 'bootable CD' and the words 'linux distro'....

I know nothing about Linux.

Is running this thing as simple as booting the CD?

Yes, pop it in and it boots and runs also.. (1)

Bruha (412869) | more than 11 years ago | (#6249392)

Gentoo games also makes games that boot from a CD..

http://www.gentoogames.com

They're usually a 600meg download but the upside is that they require virtually no hard drive space.
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