Talk:How to MAME - the basics
I strongly disagree with the advice not to use the MAME command line binary.
I won't revert that change, for now.
--Buddabing 17:44, 2 June 2007 (EDT)
It only destription how to do, without using a FE (hince why the fact about command line). But all cabinet have one form for a FE, hince. For basic testing MAME32 IS much better, until you use it with a FE, here commandline is only.
Maybe it should do someting like How_to_MAME_-_the_advanced, how you can incompert it to use a FE (where commandline is much better here).
So for the newcomer for testing MAME, MAME32 is the better choise to test the roms or such..
--Spacefractal 06:28, 3 June 2007 (EDT)
I still disagree. IMO command line MAME is much easier to set up.
But we can have it both ways.
We could have a "Do you know what a command line prompt is and how to use it? If yes, click here, if no click there." type of choice and have a step-by-step process of setting up MAME32 or command line MAME.
--Buddabing 12:54, 3 June 2007 (EDT)
I have to said I used MAME32 very much in the eaily stage, before I moved to mame command line, when I got my arcade machine (it was about 2 years later I guess, when I found Mamewah).
If you dosen't have a arcade machine, but just controllers, mame32 can been better here.
It talking about 2 worlds, so it depend the view on it.
Maybe we should have the fact, what mame32 is good to, and what mame commandline is good to.
--Spacefractal 13:41, 3 June 2007 (EDT)