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    MAME is hilarious.


    WTF? They have binaries for windows, the most copyrighted OS in the known universe, but getting it to compile on linux is like herding cats.

    Somehow, years ago, I got it working. MAME060. I have screenshots from 2003 that prove it. I was just happy to see a game from 1982 playing on my screen. I know it was a linux box too because I still have the bizarre video modes for XF86Config hanging around. I think it was codex, my old 486, that pulled this trick off.

    Anyway, recently I got dosbox all compiled and it works! I say awesome! This is how I got MAME working. I scored an ancient binary for dos, mame m37b14b.zip. It's the last one before they went all windows.exe. It runs on dosbox. Doesn't support a lot of stuff, but it does run. Whoopee. Here's a composite screengrab of BAGMAN from Valadon Automation, circa 1982, pulled from an old 486 running slackware in 2003. Now it works on a ACER3502 from 2005 through an emulator, running another emulator, running old EPROM images. It even has sound this time! Hilarious!
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    MAME rocks! now build yourself a cabinet!

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    There are binaries for Debian and it's derivatives at least.
    What do we want?
    Time machines!

    When do we want 'em?
    Doesn't really matter does it!?


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    Quote Originally Posted by elija View Post
    There are binaries for Debian and it's derivatives at least.
    Bummer.
    ./mame: /lib/tls/libpthread.so.0: version `GLIBC_2.3.4' not found (required by ./mame)
    ./mame: /usr/local/lib/libstdc++.so.6: version `GLIBCXX_3.4.15' not found (required by ./mame)
    My system is too old.

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