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Multi-Arcade Emulator - Release year: 1997

Information

Emulators

  • Libretro: mame

  • Libretro: mame2016

  • Libretro: mame2010

  • Libretro: mame2003_plus

  • Libretro: mame2003

  • Libretro: mame2003_midway

  • Libretro: mame2000

  • mame64

File folder

File extension

.zip .7z

System Features

RetroachievementsNetplayController autoconfig

NO

NO

lr-mame: NO Mame64: YES

Bios Information

Depending on the romset type, a BIOS can be required or not to play some games:

  • Full non-merged: the BIOS is included in the ROM file, so no BIOS file will be needed

  • Non-merged: same as "Full non-merged" but BIOS that are shared by multiple games are placed outside of the individual ROMs

  • Split: BIOS files are required

  • Merged: BIOS files (as well as multiple versions of the game) are placed inside the ROM, no separate BIOS is required

Here is a non-exhaustive list of MAME bios files (based on rom set 0.255):

BIOS files must be placed at the root of the \bios folder of your RetroBat installation.

MAME folders

Rompath: \bios & \roms\mame

Samples: \bios\mame\samples

Cfg: \bios\mame\cfg

Ini: \bios\mame\ini

Hash: \bios\mame\hash

Artworks: \saves\mame\artwork

Cheats: \cheats\mame

Ctrl: \saves\mame\ctrlr

Controls

Controller mapping

Retrobat ButtonArcade Key

START

START

SELECT

COIN

Left analog stick

Left Joystick Paddle Positional device Dial Trackball Ad_Stick

Right analog stick

Right Joystick

D-PAD

Directions

3

1

2

4

L1

5

R1

6

L2

Pedal 2

R2

Pedal 1

L3

7

R3

8

Follow this guide to perform specific controller mapping for MAME64 (refer to this guide).

Specific system information

ROM set versions

Refer to the Arcade Guide rom set section.

CHD or IMG files

Refer to the Arcade Guide section about CHD.

Sample files

Refer to the Arcade Guide "sample file" section.

Service Menu

Press L3 and R3 buttons to access to service menu.

Known issues & fixes

I only get a black screen when running games with libretro:mame core

Libretro:Mame has a limitation in the length of the paths it uses when launching a game through command lines. This limitation does not exist with standalone Mame.

In order to be able to fix this issue, ensure that your RetroBat folder path does is not installed in a path that is too long.

For example the path C:\Emulation\Multi Emulators\FrontEnd\All-in-one\This is top\RetroBat version 5.3 is too long and will result in the issue.

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