To the admins: Can this one be kept seaparate from the Newbie questions (i think my last question did and then it disappeared in a sea of more experienced users and i got totally lost).
Ill probably jump around a bit but...
Had mine since xmas eve but never actually used it correctly as i was suffering from a network issue which took forever to find (fix was simple in the end)
Been messing with it on and off for 10 days or so....ive got no where near as much as i expected to. So far a handful of arcade roms and the TG16 stuff (that all works)
Ive got a few different memory cards on the go but, i would say the only way ive gotten what ive gotten working so far has more been by chance.
It would be nice if there were some walkthrough's from start to finish for each core....what scripts to run and where said scripts expect to see stuff....
Another thing ive learnt is to use ftp or notepad++ to edit and move scripts....(to anyone else starting out) dont use windows copy to do them. I think it reformats the script so they fail....
And the questions...
1. Rom/image aquisition. Ive got a ton of mame roms (found an archive of TurboGrafx roms) by luck but not found any other ones...id like to try some NeoGeo ones especially metal slug.
2. I primarily started with the arcade roms (one person has said theyre tricky) so did i start with the wrong thing? ie go for the consoles first?
3. Following on with the arcade rom thing....ive tried a few and theyve worked but one that i wanted to play (xevious) didnt work - is there a thread for fault finding a rom not working?
4. Scripts - if you run a script from x developer that says itll do this this and this....will that break other stuff (i a previous script from another dev)?
I do appreciate that it takes quite a bit of messing around with but watching the vids on youtube i thought...."yeah ill have all that running in about an hour or so....not..."
Look forward to comments from people willing to take a stab.