boochk wrote: ↑
Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:49 pm
I read that you can create your own snapshots while in a game by hitting F12.
John, creating your own snapshots is one of the ways of doing it. You can also download up-to-date packages with snapshots for basically all the games on MAME (and artwork packages for many of them) from Progetto Snaps
. It also has other media files for many console games, and complete artwork sets for classic arcade games.
To get all Atari 2600 snapshots, for example, download the a2600.zip
file from the INGAMES
column in the a2600
row of this table: http://www.progettosnaps.net/softwareresources/
. Place the .zip file in your /mame/snaps folder. You don't need to extract it. Open MAME and browse the complete list of Atari games to see them. Just don't let kids browse MAME in the "All" view if you do that, because snapshots for adult games may contain inappropriate graphics.
You can also just extract the snaps for the specific games you want to the /mame/snaps/a2600
subfolder. There's no need to create a separate folder for each of them. MAME does that if you use the F12 key because it expects you to take more screenshots of that specific game and prepares everything to keep them organized.