I've tried to download the MAME emulator so I can play some old-school video games on my computer, but being a moron when it comes to anything that takes more than pointing and clicking, I haven't been able to get this working and I'm DYING to play some Marble Madness. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
First, just wanted to remind you that the Video Game folder is that way.
Now as for your actual question. I suppose I need to know a bit more about the situation:
A. What problems are you experiencing exactly? Is MAME not starting up? Are you having problems with the download?
B. What file type is your Marble Madness? MAME isn't compatible with all file types.
Since everyone else is doing it (ok, not EVERYONE, but...)
Vikings (2-6) - Um...yeah. Way to go Defense? Never mind... Badgers (6-4) - Umm...Still over .500...Yeah... Buffy 7.Uhh Whatever this last one was earns a 7.00000314159 because the begining was terrible, but the meat of the episode was hillarious. But filler. Just like most of Season One...Is this some kind of whacky time warp?
Yeah, the files have to be named exactly how MAME expects... either the folder, unzipped, or the ZIP file. I usually got mine through Arcade@Home's DL'er just to be sure. If it's still around (and I would suspect it is), use that as a frontend, then use its verification tool to make sure the ZIP you have is complete. If not, get a couple of other versions of Marble Madness either:
* until you get one that works. * until you can assemble a complete version.
Use the verification tool to make sure everything's the right name and size, too. Some places only have the unique files for that version.
Sorry about not putting this in the video game folder. I'm still getting used to some of the newer categories and just didn't pay enough attention.
I'm having trouble even getting started with MAME. I'm not sure which file to even download to begin the thing. I've downloaded, what I thought was the newest version, but I can't get it to launch when I try to unzip it.
Again, if I can't point and click it, I usually have problems.
I don't have any free time during their business hours, or else I'd think about this. It's not worth my effort. I'd rather bitch about it and share my bad experience with hundreds of you than try to get a minimum wage clerk to care about me.