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[EMULATOR] MAME4droid released

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Seleuco, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. Seleuco

    Seleuco Newbie
    Thread Starter

    MAME4droid - YouTube

    MAME4droid is a version of iMAME4all (iPhone, iPad) for Android, all of them developed by David Valdeita (Seleuco), port of MAME 0.37b5 emulator by Nicola Salmoria and TEAM, and it is based on GP2X, WIZ MAME4ALL 2.5 by Franxis.

    MAME4droid emulates arcade games supported by original MAME 0.37b5 plus some additional games from newer MAME versions.

    This version emulates over 2000 different romsets. (go to MAME4droid site for a list of games that could work).

    Please, try to understand that that with that amount of games, some will run better than others and some might not even run with MAME4droid.
    Please, don't email me asking for a specific game to run.

    Owners of older devices should not expect good performance. Tips to help performance: use lower quality sound or switch it off, use 8 bit depth, underclock the CPU and Sound CPUs. Disable stick and buttons animations and disable smooth scaling also.

    After installing, place your MAME-titled zipped roms in /sdcard/ROMs/MAME4all/roms folder.

    MAME4droid uses only 'gp2x wiz 0.37b11 mame romset'. Google it or use "clrmame.dat" file included in /sdcard/ROMs/MAME4all/ to convert romsets from other MAME versions to the ones used by this version, using ClrMAME Pro utility, available in this URL:


    MAME4droid will never have "save states" since it is based on a MAME version that does not support it.

    Official web page for news, source code & additional information:

    imame4all - MAME for ALL iOS and Android Devices. - Google Project Hosting

    MAME4droid is free an available in Android Market also.

    To see MAME license, go to the MAME4droid site.


    Support for 2.1 and upper Android devices.
    Native support for Android Honeycomb tablets.
    Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) 2D Hardware Accelerated.
    HW Keys remapping.
    Touch Controller can be shown/hidden.
    Smooth image.
    Animated touch stick.
    1 to 6 buttons optionally shown.
    Options for video aspect ratio, scaling, rotate.
    Adjustable CPU, Audio clock.

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  2. jcash3

    jcash3 Android Enthusiast

    Anyone try this out yet?
  3. rushmore

    rushmore Extreme Android User

    I have and it rocks. You can do game specfic tweaks and the interface is more a true MAME UI and all games play smooth on D3 and Thrive.

    Samples for Bezerk and other games work too :)
  4. reddragon72

    reddragon72 Well-Known Member

    so I have tried R-type 1 and 2 and bump and jump and neither rom works. All three say missing files..... so how are we supposed to get this working as it sees the roms but always says file missing. And the clrmamepro program with the dat file from mae4droid doesn't do anything.

    so now what?
  5. gavkiwi

    gavkiwi Newbie

    i think you've got to use the 'clrmamepro.dat' file on a pc, to modify the roms that you have to work with this version of mame.

    i have not tried it yet, but it makes sense
  6. reddragon72

    reddragon72 Well-Known Member

    I did that yesterday and it just marks them as bad and never tried to fix them. I see the issue is that the three games I tried seem to be missing files in the zip and no matter where I get them from they all are the same... really odd. Oh and they fail in the desktop version of MAME with the same build that MAME4droid is made from so I know it is not an issue with the app.

    Can someone give me a good site that tells me how to use the clrmamepro program?
  7. TheCompBoy

    TheCompBoy Android Enthusiast

    Is it free??
    And if it is where do i get it?
  8. reddragon72

    reddragon72 Well-Known Member

    free and in the market, just search for MAME.
  9. TheCompBoy

    TheCompBoy Android Enthusiast

    Great i will get it as soon as i can
  10. gavkiwi

    gavkiwi Newbie

    I hear what your saying, and have experienced that issue before. I have found its usually the version of mame that is at fault, I've had over 1000 mame roms since 2002, and some versions of mame show all the games available on my pc, when a different version of mame might only detect 500 or so games even though I still have 1000 roms.

    It's all about finding a version of mame that 'detects' them all, typically powermame for pc works best from what I have found.

    Also keep in mind, this version of droid for mame is 0.37 or something to that effect, where there have been years and years of updates to mame for PC since 0.37 was current. I tried a rom WEC Lemans, and it shows on the warning screen & says the game works, however there is a warning that says the colors are incorrect, sure enough there are like 8 colors in the game on my xperia play, yet I can play the same WEC Lemans rom on my pc, in a powermame version of mame, and the game is perfect, therefore its not the rom thats at fault, but the version of MAME. hope that makes sense and clarifies the game incompaitability issue some what.


  11. reddragon72

    reddragon72 Well-Known Member

    I have dug to the bottom of this and found that a lot of roms today have missing files in them because the newer MAME versions do not need them in there. So this might be a great thing for Android, but considering you cannot find the right roms any more this release is kinda useless for most roms. Oh well.
  12. shaolin95

    shaolin95 Well-Known Member

    The Tons and tons of games I have in my phone using Jarcade (mame emu as well) disagree with your "useless" comment....look for the right files instead.
  13. jirka.h23

    jirka.h23 Member

    Same problem, after running the game it always says: required files is missing, the game cannot be run.
  14. reddragon72

    reddragon72 Well-Known Member

    I have looked in a multitude of places and no go. So yea when an EMU is released like this but is based on an outdated version that needs older ROM's that cannot be found anymore it is pretty useless. So I stand by my comment.
  15. jirka.h23

    jirka.h23 Member

    so somebody know where to find that old working roms?
  16. jirka.h23

    jirka.h23 Member

    look like the rom-world roms working fine
  17. thugacation

    thugacation Newbie

    Would someone be kind enough to direct me to a Street Fighter 2 rom for this.

  18. reddragon72

    reddragon72 Well-Known Member

    so pull down bump and jump and r-type and tell me what happens....

    Not promoting theft of roms or anything just trying to prove a point and lets face it we all know that everyone does it, and the games are 20+ years old and no more cash can come from them... yes I know R-type is up in the market, but I payed for an original YEARS ago and I'm not paying for it again.
  19. jirka.h23

    jirka.h23 Member

    1941 & simpsons working ok, but u r right some others dont.
  20. reddragon72

    reddragon72 Well-Known Member

    And that is the main issue. The list shows them as supported, but only if you can find the rom that works with this version. So it is pretty sad when the first two games I pick out are both non functional on this build and no hope of finding the working versions.
  21. shaolin95

    shaolin95 Well-Known Member

    No it just means you have NO IDEA on how to look for the right things and need everything handed to you ...not gonna happen. You keep saying its useless while I enjoy all the games . ;)

    Anyone else that needs a link for a place to download the right files feel free to PM me for the link.

  22. bsell1

    bsell1 Lurker

    Shoalin95 is right. I downloaded this last week and have had a blast with it. I have played dozens of games on this emulator, and the only one I have found not working so far is Metal Slug, which works just fine in the TigerArcade emulator. It seems that a lot of folks out there don't understand that just because a program doesn't work right on your particular device, that does not mean that it "sucks" or is "worthless" or a "waste of time". It might work fine on a lot of other devices. If a bunch of people are saying that it works fine and you are having problems with it, it probably means either you are doing something wrong or your device does not support the program. I for one have yet to find a version of Doom that works on mine, but obviously others have gotten it to work, so that doesn't mean the programs suck. To the people that want to get a good romset, just Google "gp2x wiz 0.37b11 mame romset" and download the entire romset. Trust me, it does work.
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  23. reddragon72

    reddragon72 Well-Known Member

    Look people, all I am saying is that I have hit more then 30 sites trying to find a few games that I want to play. Every site carries the same rom files and even those that say it is for this version of MAME. It is obviously not my device and since the IMAME is based on an older rom set that is impossible to find now I rate this as worthless.

    If you think I'm full of it try and find bnj and r-type that works with this. bnj roms always show as 12k and are always missing files. And since those are just the first two I tired and both failed that is a really bad start. Sure other roms may work, but 2 for 2 is a really bad start especially when those are two games I really enjoyed growing up with and them not working is a fail in my book.
  24. rushmore

    rushmore Extreme Android User

    If you search for MAME4all, you will find a few options to get the full rom set, so I do not agree. This app was not as complex to port as a full MAME will be.

    I have no issues getting games to work, but do agree that trying to convert a newer romset is problematic at best.
  25. reddragon72

    reddragon72 Well-Known Member

    still no go. So if you all seem to find working versions on this build of mame then cool. But unless you prove it then I call no go. I am done searching for these "working" rom sets for this version. Oh well it was a nice try and I'll play a few other games that I like that are working but so far 15 out of 20 roms that I want to play are not working and missing files, but work on the latest windows MAME... so I call no joy.
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