UPDATE: Edited to fix some issues.
SECOND UPDATE: New Post with new binaries!
So for the past few days I’ve been struggling to get MAME running on the raspberryPi. It was compiling, it would install, but I would always get a video_fault error. It ended up being that I had to modify the .rc config to have the correct display settings. I’m using a TV with the RCA plug so YMMV.
Edit: I’m also logged in as root. I know this is bad but I haven’t been able to get it working without being root. There is no password set for root, so you have to make one before you login as root or “su” to root.
sudo passwd root
http://advancemame.sourceforge.net/doc-install.html#4.5 – This link will help you find the correct display settings.
http://sheasilverman.com/rpi/advancemame-0.106.1.zip – This is the compiled AdvanceMame for raspberryPi. Extract it to a folder, then type:
You can then run mame by typing advmame at the command prompt. The first time it runs it makes a config file, then quits. You should find the folders and configs in
~/.advance/ /root/.advance/. ROMs go in ~/.advance/roms /root/.advance/roms/ . The config file ends in “.rc” Edit that file to include your display information.
For HDMI try:
device_video_clock 5 – 50 / 15.62 / 50 ; 5 – 50 / 15.73 / 60
For NTSC TVs try:
device_video_clock 5 - 50 / 15.73 / 60
I don’t know how long I can keep the compiled source on my host as I have limited bandwidth, but for now, it will be here. I’ll try and find a mirror as well.
I’ve mirrored the file here if necessary: http://danielhead.com/advancemame-0.106.1.zip
thank you for these i got it working all but the sound. what do i need to do to get sound working on these games?
there is a little demo also 🙂
I also don’t have sound (through HDMI) if I find anything out, I will post here.
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type “sudo amixer” without the quotes the adjust the sound its probably muted.
if its muted i think you push m. then use the arrow keys up and down
I got mad fails. Something to do with ‘something uses VFP registers but something else doesn’t’.
Are you using the Raspbian Distro? Also have you looked at the Part 2 of the tutorial? It has updated binaries and guides.
when installing it it gives me a list of errors please find how to fix it i use the 256mb model of the raspberry pi