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Bally Astrocade in LB

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I see that MAME is recommended for emulating Bally Astrocade. Can I please get some help in how to set it up? I have my roms in zip format, I have the bios in my Bally rom folder, I have Bally in my MAME emulator assoc platform, yet when I click a game, it does not start. Any help is appreciated. Cheers. 

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Are you using mame software list roms? If not, try unzipping them. Also make sure you have the bios in your mame roms folder

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Well, good idea. Should have thought of it. No, they were not MAME roms, so I found some and now will set it up. Thanks for the good question. Cheers.

 

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MAME can emulate the Bally Professional Arcade and it's two clones
Bally Home Library Computer
Bally Computer System

To emulate the parent machine you will need the bios
astrocde.zip

Associated Platform Params are
astrocde -cart

MAME must know where the bios rom is.
Games can be anywhere with LaunchBox pointing to them.
The games can be either named as per the software list sets or the longname.
So the game Galaxian can be any of
galaxian.zip
galaxian.bin
Galaxian (1981)(Astrovision.).bin
All will work.

You can even change the game's longname and it will still work, example
Galaxian by Astrovision.bin

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