Juan Antonio Martinez
and Hans de Goede
and Rene' Herrmann (4 doc/sgml)
and Lawrence Gold (minor editing)
v2.1.7, 4 July 2001
xmame/xmess documentation with an installation guide, the FAQ (frequently asked questions), hints, tips and tricks, the changes on the code and many more!
Introduction and Links
1.1 Keep everything up-to-date!
1.2 Some Links
1.3 Pending Jobs - or TODO
Compiling, Setting Up and Starting Xmame/Xmess
2.2 Follow these steps to compile xmame/xmess
2.3 If you have problems compiling, installing and starting xmame/xmess...
2.4 Compile Notes for Specific Operating Systems
Xmame Frequently Asked Questions
3.1 What is mame?
3.2 What is mess?
3.3 What is xmame/xmess?
3.4 What are the differences between mame/mess and xmame/xmess?
3.5 What hardware and operating systems are supported?
3.6 My system is supported but xmame/xmess gives me errors and fails. Why?
3.7 What is the role of the xmamerc/xmessrc file?
3.8 What is the syntax of the xmamerc/xmessrc file.
3.9 Where do roms, images, samples, highscores, configfiles, etc go?
3.10 How do I start xmess/xmame ?
3.11 What are the command line parameters for xmame/xmess?
3.12 What keys does xmame/xmess use?
3.13 Why doesn't a game have sound?
3.14 My sound seems lagged. / My sound Clicks. / What does -bufsize do?
3.15 Why doesn't a game work?
3.16 What are PROMs?
3.17 Why is xmame/xmess slow?
3.18 I've got a dual processor machine. What can I do to take full advantage
3.19 Why doesn't my joystick handle diagonal movement correctly on my Intel
3.20 How do I enable XinputExtensions X11 based joystick in Xfree86?
3.21 How do I read a manual page?
3.22 Why do I get gz_open symbol not found while compiling?
3.23 Why do I get zlib.h not found?
3.24 When I run xmame.x11, nothing happens---no window pops up or anything.
3.25 Where can I get the latest version of xmame/xmess?
3.26 Where can I send fixes, bug reports, suggestions, or money? :-)
3.27 What if my question is still not answered?
Display Subsystem-Specific Comments and Notes
4.1 FXmame, a glide driver for xmame
4.2 GLmame, an OpenGL driver for xmame
Contact Information and Credits
Legal Issues and Copyrights Concerning MAME/MESS
7.1 The MAME/MESS ChangeLogs
7.2 The Unix ChangeLog