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PS2 MAME EMULATOR guide here

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#1
ps2hacka Suspended due non-functional email address
hello

i know there are guides on the net,and some very good ones,but here is another one,just for afterdawn

what is the MAME emulator?

the mame emulator is basically an emulator that emulates games,mainly old games that were present in the arcades many years ago,its more recognised with the PC,but we can use it on the ps2 aswell

Things you need

the mame emulator,get the zip from here

http://ps2emu.dcemu.co.uk/ps2mame.shtml

Some roms,get them from here
http://www.rom-world.com/dl.php?name=MAME

REMEMBER:do not unzip them,when you download them,you must select the option "save to disk"

CDGEN (to make the image),get that from here

http://www.sksapps.com/index.php?page=mis.html

step 1

first things first,you need to download all the things you need.
for this guide i will use 10 roms,the maximum you can use is 30

these are the ones i will use

1942 http://www.rom-world.com/file.php?id=24659
shinobi http://www.rom-world.com/file.php?id=21642
soul caliber http://www.rom-world.com/file.php?id=31299
space invaders http://www.rom-world.com/file.php?id=23211
commando http://www.rom-world.com/file.php?id=30904
arkanoid http://www.rom-world.com/file.php?id=24547
Mr DO http://www.rom-world.com/file.php?id=22717
scramble http://www.rom-world.com/file.php?id=21735
nemesis http://www.rom-world.com/file.php?id=21735
terra cresta http://www.rom-world.com/file.php?id=31438

WHEN DOWNLOADING THEM,YOU MUST SAVE THEM TO DISK

step 2

make a new folder and call it ROMS,then place your roms inside,it should look like this



step 3

now we have to make a filelist with a text document,..you can use the one that came with the emu,but i have made my own.
RENAME it GAMELIST.TXT

open it up,and enter the details of the roms as they appear on the zip file, minus the extension,and in CAPS

it should look like this



step 3

now we need to rebuild the image,so we can burn it to disk,so open CDGEN,

from the MAME emu you downloaded,we only need some of the files,as some are nfo's,and these are not required

we need the following

ROMS
system.cnf
GAMELIST.TXT
ps2mame.elf
sjpcm.irx

so,drop these files into CDGEN,in that order,and it should look like this



step 4

you need to change the LBA table values,so right click on the system.cnf file,and click edit





then tick the fix LBA tab
enter the value 12231
click OK



step 5

we nearly there..

click on the image tab
choose a folder for the image to be saved
click save

see here,




you should see the progress bar scroll across the screen,and finally a message saying "image creating complete"

you can now close CDGEN,as its no longer needed

step 6

so now we have the image we wanted,all we have to do now is burn it to disk
for this i will use alcohol 120,just because its my favourite app,and a CD disk

so open up alcohol 120,and click on image burning wizard

browse for the folder which contains the image,only the cue file will be shown,and thats the file we want

why i am burning the small cue file?,dont i want to burn the bin image instead?

you must remember that the small cue contains all the information we need for the burner/alcohol 120 to burn the bin image properly
when we select the cue file,we are not actually burning it,we are just using it to show the way to the bin image.... ok?
so dont get all in a spin,just do as i say

so browse for the folder,click on the cue file,then click open

then click next

set it up as shown below



burn the image,and thats pretty much it

i have tested this setup and it works,a few of the roms didnt load,but thats roms for you!!!

cheers and have fun !!!

BTW: if you want to put this onto a DVD DISK,you can do,but once you have made the image with CDGEN,you must extract the files from the bin image and patch the PS2MAME.ELF file with sonix's console media patcher (i'm sure you can find it,if not just ask)
you need to patch it to "dvd",then rebuild the image again,(i used nero method for this)

PS2hacka
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 16 May 2006 @ 23:59

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#2
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#3
needs Suspended account
I'm confused.....

You say right click the system.cnf file, but the pic shows you right clicking ps2mame.elf, and the edit screen also has ps2mame.elf as the file you are editing.

Did you mean to say right click the ps2mame.elf and edit that?

And with MAME, doesn't that already have the ROM folder? Would it be better to just save the roms to that already exisiting folder?

Cheers for the info so far though dude, playing MAME on PS2 and proper TV sounds really cool.

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#4
ps2hacka Suspended due non-functional email address
hello,
thanks for pointing that out,my typo error

cheers!!

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#5
needs Suspended account
No worries, thanks for the guide, gonna try it now.

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#6
for burning it into a dvd I use this guide
here what programs you need
*ps2mame emulators
*nero burning rom

*unzip the PS2Mame
*make a folder call Roms and place all mame roms files inside
*edit the gamelist.txt file with notepad and list, one after the other, the names of your ROM files minus the extension. Make sure to use CAPS

open up Nero burning rom
here are the settings for a dvd

*DVD-Rom(UDF/ISO) not the DVD-Rom(ISO)
*ISO
File name length:Max of 31 chars(ISO level 2)
Formant:Mode 1
Character set: ISO9660 (standing ISO Cd-rom)
*Burn
make the speed at least 1x or 4x when your done click New
ok it time to drag the files you need here the list you should have on the left side
*Roms
*Gamelist
*Ps2mame.elf
*Sjpcm.irx
*System.cnf
*ps2mame.nfo
Once you have them all burn it and use swap magic dvd ver. or modchip to load it



#7
ps2hacka Suspended due non-functional email address
hello

so you dont need to scan the elf file to dvd??

wasnt sure if that would work or not,so i patched it anyways,but if it doesnt need doing,then cool!!!

cheers!!!

intel P4 660,2048mb ram,2 X 400gb sata HDD,2 x pioneer cd/dvd combo drives...
#8
Well I haven't done it yet but I gave the guide to a user who wanted to burn it on a dvd and the user say it work so hope this guide help but I like the guide you made ps2hacka


#9
ps2hacka Suspended due non-functional email address
hello,

i tried using Nero,and some of the roms didnt work,


guide edited,now 100 % correct

cheers

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#10
drtyzx3 Suspended due non-functional email address
is this guide for modded ps2's???
#11
ps2hacka Suspended due non-functional email address
hello,

yes,your ps2 needs to be modified

cheers!!

intel P4 660,2048mb ram,2 X 400gb sata HDD,2 x pioneer cd/dvd combo drives...
#12
nice tut,but will just point out
the mame emu is not always successful,as some roms dont always load
some can be choppy and unplayable :)



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#13
i put 29 games from sega mega drive onto a disc using this guide.they burned fine .then i put the disc into my matrix infinity v9 ps2.NOW it went to the www.ps2news screen passed that to a screen were all the corners are blue.and it wont move from there please help
#14
sega megadrive..thats aka sega genesis
if you are saying you put segamega drive roms instead of mame roms,then it wont work
the mame emu is for mame roms only
you will need the sega genesis emu
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#15
do you know were i can find a good sega genesis emu with a good guide like this?
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#16
drtyzx3 Suspended due non-functional email address
#17
thanks very much drtyzx3.i got it to work!know if ye dont mind im off to play streets of rage 1 - 3 and many more
#18
ps2hacka and theend757


I did everything your tutorial said and it doesn’t work!! I just get a black screen with a blue border. What am I doing wrong? I have 29 ROM!! Do I unzip the ROMs when using a DVD-R? Here’s my list!

ALIENSU
ALTBEAS2
BTOADS
DBZ2
DBZVRVS
DDSOMUR1
DSTLKU
MT_REVSH
MT_SHNBI
MVSC
MVSC(2)
MVSC(3)
NEOBATTL
SAMSHO4
SFA3R1
SFIII2
SFIII3
SFUS
SHDANCER
SHDANCER(2)
SIMPSONS
SSF2TB
STRIDER
STRIDERUA
TMNT2
TMNTU
XMEN
XMEN(2)
XMVSFUR1

I burnt it 3 times with Alcohol 120% using a CD-R, Nero Using a CD-R and Nero using a DVD-R. Why is it not working!! I’m following all of the tutorial!! Doesn’t anyone else get a black screen with a blue border?
#19
try 15 games in cd........
#20
jeezy103 Suspended account
Originally posted by ps2hacka:
hello

i know there are guides on the net,and some very good ones,but here is another one,just for afterdawn

what is the MAME emulator?

the mame emulator is basically an emulator that emulates games,mainly old games that were present in the arcades many years ago,its more recognised with the PC,but we can use it on the ps2 aswell

Things you need

the mame emulator,get the zip from here

http://ps2emu.dcemu.co.uk/ps2mame.shtml

Some roms,get them from here
http://www.rom-world.com/dl.php?name=MAME

REMEMBER:do not unzip them,when you download them,you must select the option "save to disk"

CDGEN (to make the image),get that from here

http://www.sksapps.com/index.php?page=mis.html

step 1

first things first,you need to download all the things you need.
for this guide i will use 10 roms,the maximum you can use is 30

these are the ones i will use

1942 http://www.rom-world.com/file.php?id=24659
shinobi http://www.rom-world.com/file.php?id=21642
soul caliber http://www.rom-world.com/file.php?id=31299
space invaders http://www.rom-world.com/file.php?id=23211
commando http://www.rom-world.com/file.php?id=30904
arkanoid http://www.rom-world.com/file.php?id=24547
Mr DO http://www.rom-world.com/file.php?id=22717
scramble http://www.rom-world.com/file.php?id=21735
nemesis http://www.rom-world.com/file.php?id=21735
terra cresta http://www.rom-world.com/file.php?id=31438

WHEN DOWNLOADING THEM,YOU MUST SAVE THEM TO DISK

step 2

make a new folder and call it ROMS,then place your roms inside,it should look like this




step 3

now we have to make a filelist with a text document,..you can use the one that came with the emu,but i have made my own.
RENAME it GAMELIST.TXT

open it up,and enter the details of the roms as they appear on the zip file, minus the extension,and in CAPS

it should look like this




step 3

now we need to rebuild the image,so we can burn it to disk,so open CDGEN,

from the MAME emu you downloaded,we only need some of the files,as some are nfo's,and these are not required

we need the following

ROMS
system.cnf
GAMELIST.TXT
ps2mame.elf
sjpcm.irx

so,drop these files into CDGEN,in that order,and it should look like this




step 4

you need to change the LBA table values,so right click on the system.cnf file,and click edit






then tick the fix LBA tab
enter the value 12231
click OK




step 5

we nearly there..

click on the image tab
choose a folder for the image to be saved
click save

see here,





you should see the progress bar scroll across the screen,and finally a message saying "image creating complete"

you can now close CDGEN,as its no longer needed

step 6

so now we have the image we wanted,all we have to do now is burn it to disk
for this i will use Alcohol 120,just because its my favourite app,and a CD disk

so open up Alcohol 120,and click on image burning wizard

browse for the folder which contains the image,only the cue file will be shown,and thats the file we want

why i am burning the small cue file?,dont i want to burn the bin image instead?

you must remember that the small cue contains all the information we need for the burner/alcohol 120 to burn the bin image properly
when we select the cue file,we are not actually burning it,we are just using it to show the way to the bin image.... ok?
so dont get all in a spin,just do as i say

so browse for the folder,click on the cue file,then click open

then click next

set it up as shown below




burn the image,and thats pretty much it

i have tested this setup and it works,a few of the roms didnt load,but thats roms for you!!!

cheers and have fun !!!

BTW: if you want to put this onto a [bold]DVD DISK,you can do,but once you have made the image with CDGEN,you must extract the files from the bin image and patch the PS2MAME.ELF file with sonix's console media patcher (i'm sure you can find it,if not just ask)
you need to patch it to "dvd",then rebuild the image again,(i used Nero method for this)

PS2hacka

Gr8 faq my friend , but i have a question....
i followed your faq by the letter and i created a .bin file and .cue file. i burned the the .bin image to a cd and the emu loads just fine...
But the rom wont load...it just sticks the to point where it says: "loading rom: kof96", and thats it..i wait for over 10 mins and nothin happens. and this happens with all my roms which otherwise work perfectly on pc. so wats wrong?..
PS..i even burned the .cue file to a seperate cd, but the same things happens..i dont think the roms are the problem here , do you??
thxxxx in advance.:)
#21
jeezy103 Suspended account
hiya there..
i finally managed to have my emulator running...
but it cant load the roms..
it freezes at the point where it says e.g." loading rom: kof96"...
and thats it..
all roms wont load otherwise they work perfectly on my mame32(pc)...
my roms are:
kof96
kof98(king of fighters)
mslug(metal slug)
..etc..
help??
#22
Hellooo 2 all, i have big ass juicy wet problem for my mame on ps2. I GET A BLACK SCREEN WITH A BLUE BORDER WHEN I BOOT THE DISC. Any ideas> Pleaaaaase help..

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#23
jeezy103 Suspended account
in your "roms" folder, all zipped roms should have a ".zip" ending (rename them)i.e..
kof96 will be "kof96.zip"...n make sure they all appear in the same order as in your gamelist.txt....n make sure they r all in caps too..(in gamelist dir. that is)..
that should get it running....
BTW..wat roms are you trying 2 play??

#24
Im tryna play Marvel vs capcom, and x-men vs street fighter, and ive done u have instructed

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#25
11jonas11 Suspended due non-functional email address
Do you think it might be possible to do GBA games on PS2 with this method.
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