Install the psmame package onto your jailbroken PS3 using normal means.
By default all data paths for mame are located under /dev_hdd0/ROMS/mame_data.
ROMS themselves can be placed anywhere and their location chosen with the frontend. The recommended path is /dev_hdd0/ROMS/mame.
As of right now the only defined controls are R3 to open the MAME config menu, Select for coin, and Start for starting the game.
Further control changes can be made in the MAME config menu as needed.
Up to four controllers can be used at one time.
Frontend: The frontend can display screenshots of games, these should be placed in /dev_hdd0/ROMS/mame_data/snaps. You can find a full set at http://www.progettosnaps.net/snaps_en.html
hash: path to hash files
samples: path to samplesets
artwork: path to artwork files
ctrlr: path to controller definitions
ini: path to ini files
font: path to font files
cheat: path to cheat files
crosshair: path to crosshair files
snaps: path to screenshots for frontend
cfg: directory to save configurations
nvram: directory to save nvram contents,
memcard: directory to save memory card contents
inp: directory to save input device logs
sta: directory to save states
snap: directory to save screenshots
diff: directory to save hard drive image difference files
comments: directory to save debugger comments
When adding ROMs into your ROM dir, you must tell the frontend to rescan them. This can be done in the R3 menu.
The display currently only supports scaling by pixel aspect ratio. Future versions will support various aspect correction modes.
Changing video settings in the menu may crash MAME, they don't work anyway so don't bother.
Games which require a recompiler will not run.
Games which have high memory requirements will not run, the PS3 only has a little of 220MB of RAM available.
The default controls will need to be tweaked by the user.
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compiled by using psl1ght v.2 sdk
The full uae documentation is stored in the 'docs' subdirectory, here you are reading the ps3 port info.
full set of games, although only older / smaller games are playable
simple selection of games (no rescanning or installation, just select the game zip file and off you go!)
TATE mode switch in the initial menu
HW rendering using arcade shader
configurable scanlines (off, 10 - 100 % intensity)
TV set switch: 16/9 or 4/3
2 player support
configurable button layout for individual player
sound in 48000 kHz
ps3 ready to boot homebrew programs
In the launch menu:
L1 - go to options
TRIANGLE - toggle Tate mode
In the game:
R3 or L1+L2+R1+R2 - display mame menu (to select new game)
Left analog and digital - joystick
CROSS, CIRCLE, SQUARE, TRIANGLE - buttons accroding the button layout
This is the first release, options are not saved to disk. Sorry, please wait for the next release.
I'm using older version of mame because it's faster than the later versions that use C++
Credits and thanks:
MAME team and porters.
psl1ght sdk team
PS3 homebrew scene
for mame copy zipped rom images to /dev_hdd0/ROMS/mame (case sensitive)
you can use multiman [SELECT + START] to create dirs and copy files from a USB stick or follow this:
1) on FAT32 USB stick create folder 'ROMS' (uppercase)
2) in folder ROMS create folder 'mame' (lowercase)
3) copy *.zip images into folder mame
4) plug USB stick to PS3
5) start multiman and press [SELECT + START]
6) select dev_hdd0 on right pane and press [X]
7) select dev_usb000 on left pane and press [X]
8) now select ROMS on left pane and press [O] to copy ROMS/mame/* to /dev_hdd0
9) exit multiman, start mame and you should be happy