bob_loblaw wrote: ↑
Sun Jul 18, 2021 9:21 pm
Just genuinely curious about why people like it so much. I personally could never stand MAME.
It's a fair question. I'm not on the MAME team by the way.
Anyone would have to admit its not "easy" to set your ROMs up. Do it manually or pick some ROM manager, you still got to get the ROMs which is a game in its self.
There's not even an official binary installer, maybe something like the Minecraft loader would be nice that keeps everything up to date.
That brings me onto the matter that updating the binaries can then break your previous version ROMs loading. Which some find disappointing.
You have to read some docs to be able to do anything, first time you use it how do you even coin up?
So the good bits.
Well pretty obviously you can play all the machines it supports. With a full ROM set any game at the press of a button. Its a very impressive project if you think about it.
If you have a collector/hoarder personality then collecting and keeping ROMs up to date is fun in its self.
Also helps if your getting on a bit, the kids may think retro is cool, but not as much as the old sods that remember these machines.
To sum up I can see why less technical people would hate it for sure.