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PS2 MAME EMULATOR guide here

Discussion in 'PS2 - DVD backup discussion' started by ps2hacka, May 8, 2006.

  1. ps2hacka

    ps2hacka Guest

    hello

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

    [bold]what is the MAME emulator?[/bold]

    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

    [bold]Things you need[/bold]

    [bold]the mame emulator[/bold],get the zip from here

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

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

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

    [bold]CDGEN[/bold] (to make the image),get that from here

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

    [bold]step 1[/bold]

    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

    [bold]WHEN DOWNLOADING THEM,YOU MUST SAVE THEM TO DISK[/bold]

    [bold]step 2[/bold]

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

    [​IMG]

    [bold]step 3[/bold]

    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 [bold]GAMELIST.TXT[/bold]

    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

    [​IMG]

    [bold]step 3[/bold]

    now we need to rebuild the image,so we can burn it to disk,so open [bold]CDGEN[/bold],

    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

    [​IMG]

    [bold]step 4[/bold]

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

    [​IMG]



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

    [​IMG]

    [bold]step 5[/bold]

    we nearly there..

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

    see here,

    [​IMG]


    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

    [bold]step 6[/bold]

    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 [bold]CD disk[/bold]

    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

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

    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 [bold]cue file[/bold],then click [bold]open[/bold]

    then click next

    set it up as shown below

    [​IMG]

    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:[bold] if you want to put this onto a [bold]DVD DISK[/bold],you can do,but once you have made the image with CDGEN,you must extract the files from the bin image and patch the [bold]PS2MAME.ELF[/bold] 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
    Last edited by a moderator: May 16, 2006
  2. AfterDawn

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  3. ps2hacka

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  4. needs

    needs Guest

    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.
  5. ps2hacka

    ps2hacka Guest

    hello,
    thanks for pointing that out,my typo error

    cheers!!
  6. needs

    needs Guest

    No worries, thanks for the guide, gonna try it now.
  7. theend757

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    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
  8. ps2hacka

    ps2hacka Guest

    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!!!
  9. theend757

    theend757 Regular member

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    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
  10. ps2hacka

    ps2hacka Guest

    hello,

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


    guide edited,now 100 % correct

    cheers
  11. drtyzx3

    drtyzx3 Guest

    is this guide for modded ps2's???
  12. ps2hacka

    ps2hacka Guest

    hello,

    yes,your ps2 needs to be modified

    cheers!!
  13. hursty

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    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 :)
  14. boykiller

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    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
  15. hursty

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    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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  16. boykiller

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    do you know were i can find a good sega genesis emu with a good guide like this?
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  17. drtyzx3

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    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
  19. Shan2k

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    [bold]ps2hacka[/bold] and [bold]theend757[/bold]


    I did everything your tutorial said and it doesn’t work!! I just get a [bold]black screen[/bold] with a [bold]blue border[/bold]. 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?
  20. abiliopx

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    try 15 games in cd........
  21. jeezy103

    jeezy103 Guest

    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.:)

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