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[edit] 2 on 2 Open Ice Challenge

The volume for this game is TOO LOW!

When the game is running, hit F2 to get to the internal service menu. Hit F2 again to "close" the service switch so that you won't get stuck in the menu. Now, navigate to the "Volume Adjust" option (following the directions provided) and adjust the volume. It's best to keep the volume no more than 80-90% filled as it might cause your sound to be overdriven and crackle. When adjusted, simply exit the menu.

[edit] 3 Bags Full

Make sure "Audit Key" and "Jackpot Key" are lit up. (Leftmost buttons in layout at bottom of screen). Use K (audit) and J (jackpot) to do this. If you are unable to light both of these up, restart MAME and try again. Press Z + X + C simultaneously ( Reset + Aux + Memtest ). You'll see a number show up for the value "RF/AMT" if done correctly. After this value is set, return to the game by taking off the K and J keys.

[edit] 720 Degrees

This game uses a spinner control, right?

The original controller for 720 Degrees was a joystick that was hardware-limited to only travel along the outermost edges in a circle. The internal mechanism for reading this control was similar to a spinner except that it had the additional benefit of knowing which direction the joystick was pointing. Because this knowledge is an important aspect of the game, the current emulation of the controller maps an analog joystick to the underlying controls instead of a spinner.

[edit] American Poker 95

Turn ON Operator Key 9. Hit the DOOR key O. After a moment, the Operator Mode will appear. Turn OFF the Operator Key 9 to allow play, resetting with F3 if needed.

[edit] American Poker II

Turn ON Operator Key 9. Hit the DOOR key O. After a moment, the Operator Mode will appear. Turn OFF the Operator Key 9 to allow play, resetting with F3 if needed.

[edit] Amuse

The first time you run the game, an ERROR appears because the NVRAM needs initializing. Press F2 + F3 to enter TEST MODE. Exit with F2.

[edit] Animal Catch

Hold F2 to enter Service Mode while booting or after resetting. Use F2 to select the option "3. Set Mode", then hit CTRL. Using F2, keep scrolling the options until you hit "RAM CLEAR". HOLD CTRL key down until you see the screen display "OK". Tap F3 to reboot.

[edit] Apple 10

To initialize NVRAM, Hold ESTATISTICA 9 and MANAGEMENT 0 then press RESET F3. When you see "RAM-INIZIALIZZATA!", release all keys.

[edit] Arm Champs II

After the 'MEMORY TEST', when the 'MOTOR TEST' message comes on the screen, you must move the joystick Left then Right for a second or two in each direction. The Title should soon appear.

[edit] Asterix

The first time you run the game, the EEPROM 17B shows as BAD in the RAM/ROM Check. Hold down the Test switch F2 and then also hit F3 to reset the machine, creating the EEPROM for you.

[edit] Autumn Moon

Make sure "Audit Key" and "Jackpot Key" are lit up. (Leftmost buttons in layout at bottom of screen). Use K (audit) and J (jackpot) to do this. If you are unable to light both of these up, restart MAME and try again. Press Z + X + C simultaneously ( Reset + Aux + Memtest ). You'll see a number show up for the value "RF/AMT" if done correctly. After this value is set, return to the game by taking off the K and J keys.

[edit] Avengers in Galactic Storm

Press F2 to enter Test Mode. Hit Up-ARROW once which will bring you to the "Game Mode" selection then press Left CTRL (Button 1) to return to Game.

[edit] Beast Busters

For the game to work properly, you need to calibrate ALL 3 guns! If you try to do only one, as the manual states, the eprom has invalid gun data and the screen go black after rebooting. Fire at indicated spots with P1, P2 and P3 controls. Only then will a proper eprom be made.

[edit] Bells & Whistles

The first time you run the game, the EEPROM 17A shows as BAD in the RAM/ROM Check. Hold down the Test switch F2 and then also hit F3 to reset the machine, creating the EEPROM for you.

[edit] Big Deal

Nothing special here, just be patient! It takes about 40 seconds to initiate the game.

[edit] Big Karnak

Nothing special here, just be patient! It takes nearly 20 seconds to initiate the game.

[edit] Black Rhino

Make sure "Audit Key" and "Jackpot Key" are lit up. (Leftmost buttons in layout at bottom of screen). Use K (audit) and J (jackpot) to do this. If you are unable to light both of these up, restart MAME and try again. Press Z + X + C simultaneously ( Reset + Aux + Memtest ). You'll see a number show up for the value "RF/AMT" if done correctly. After this value is set, return to the game by taking off the K and J keys.

[edit] Blaster

When you see "FACTORY SETTINGS RESTORED", hit F2 (Service Mode)

[edit] Bottle 10

Press and hold Service 1 + 2 (Keys 0 + 9), then press Reset F3. When you see "RAM-INIZIALIZZATA!", release.

[edit] Bubble Memories

The first time you run the game, it will say '...BACKUP DATA FAILED'. Press F2 to enter test mode and exit to start.

[edit] Bubble Trouble

Hold Service 1 9 then press F2 to enter Service Mode. Shoot at the targets it shows using the crosshair. After you've shot the target, press Service 1 9 again to move onto the next one. Once you finished and have returned to the start again, hit F2.

[edit] Bubbles

When you see "FACTORY SETTINGS RESTORED", hit F2 (Service Mode)

[edit] Bucky O'Hare

The first time you run the game, the EEPROM N2 shows as BAD in the RAM/ROM Check. Hold down the Test switch F2 and then also hit F3 to reset the machine, creating the EEPROM for you.

[edit] Captain Commando

I remember playing a cabinet with that allowed 4 players, but the game is only allowing 2. How do I set this game up for 4 players?

With this and some other multiplayer games, the default number of players for a cabinet is two — even if the program supports more. You can usually set these settings with a dip switch assignment or adjusting an option in the Service Mode (Using F2 to enter and exit).

[edit] CarnEvil

GUN CALIBRATION - Use F2 to enter Service mode. When the "Carnevil Main Menu" comes up, use the volume keys [ - ] and [ = ] to navigate yourself to the second option "Gun Calibration", then press F2 to select. Follow the on-screen cues, aiming Left Top and Lower Left for each gun, shooting at the X targets. When complete, navigate to "Exit" in the menu, them press F2 to exit Service mode and return to the game.

[edit] Championship Bowling

The first time you run the game, an ERROR appears because the NVRAM needs initializing. To proceed, just press 1 (P1 Start).

[edit] Champion Super

Press and hold Service 1 + 2 Keys (0 + 9), then press reset (F3). Now the NVRAM has been initialized.

[edit] Complex X

You can use F1 to proceed through all the configuration screens, stopping when you see the title screen. Setup is complete.

[edit] Coral Riches II

Make sure "Audit Key" and "Jackpot Key" are lit up. (Leftmost buttons in layout at bottom of screen). Use K (audit) and J (jackpot) to do this. If you are unable to light both of these up, restart MAME and try again. Press Z + X + C simultaneously ( Reset + Aux + Memtest ). You'll see a number show up for the value "RF/AMT" if done correctly. After this value is set, return to the game by taking off the K and J keys.

[edit] Crazy Monkey

To initialize the game, turn Service Mode ON F2 and press reset F3. Move pointer to INIT with C, then press 1. Hold Cancel Z for 5 seconds while counter counts down. When complete, turn Service Mode OFF with F2 and restart or reboot.

[edit] Critter Crush

After 'ERROR ON CARTRIDGE' press 9 (SERVICE Key) and then F2 (TEST) to get into the TEST MENU. Select 'SYSTEM ASSIGNMENTS' with SERVICE and press TEST to proceed, then set 'CABINET TYPE' to 1P (one player) and EXIT the test menu.

[edit] Cuore 1

Press and hold Service 1 + 2 (Keys 0 + 9), then press Reset F3. When you see "RAM-INIZIALIZZATA!", release.

[edit] Cyber Cycles

Cyber Cycles needs to be calibrated before it'll steer properly. Hold down 9 Service and tap F2 TEST key until you see an INITIALIZING or INITIALIZED message. After that happens, quit the game with ESC to make sure the calibration is saved and then it should work properly.

[edit] Cyber Sled

Set DSW2 (Test Mode) DIP to ON. Reset machine F3 while holding the Service Button/Coin 3 7. A screen titled "Volume Adjust" will appear. Exit game or shut off Test Mode DIP. The controls should be automatically aligned, allowing proper movement in-game and in the service menus.

[edit] Dark Horse (Bootleg)

The game only works with a single coin setup. Hold 9 (Service 1) then tap F3 to reset the game into service menu. Enter Configuration Setup by hitting CTRL. Using 1 (P1 Start), move the highlight to COIN SENSOR and use CTRL to change to SINGLE. Hit 9 to SAVE, using 1 to confirm. Reset or reboot machine.

[edit] Dark Horse Legend

The first time you run the game, it will go through a special initialization procedure. This can be quite lengthy. Let it complete all the way before exiting MAME and you will not have to do it again!

[edit] Daytona USA

This game defaults to a MASTER game in a TWIN cabinet setup. This needs to be changed to SINGLE game, UPLIGHT cabinet.

When you get the flashing "Network Checking" message, use F2 to enter Service Mode, Use the Left Shift to move to different options and Player 1 Start (1) to select that option. Highlight LINK ID and change this to SINGLE. Highlight CABINET and change this to UPLIGHT. Move to EXIT then select. Repeat at the main menu. The game will now be configured to start!

[edit] Defender

The first time you run the game, it will say '01 0000 COINS LEFT'. To proceed, just hit F3.

[edit] Detana!! Twin Bee

The first time you run the game, the EEPROM 17A shows as BAD in the RAM/ROM Check. Hold down the Test switch F2 and then also hit F3 to reset the machine, creating the EEPROM for you.

[edit] Dirt Fox

Hold 9 then press F2 to enter Service Mode. Verify that controls are set to zero then press F2 to exit.

[edit] Double Dragon

Gameplay is choppy at times, but I have enough CPU power?

Although the FPS counter shows 100% speed for these games, they may appear choppy. This is true to the original — even the original hardware of these games struggled with them and therefore the choppiness is actually accurate emulation of these games. You may be able to get rid of it in some cases by using the -cheat parameter, hitting the tilde key and browsing the on screen menu until you find "CPU overclocking". This will run the emulated CPU faster which may or may not fix it. It may also cause the emulation to have errors, so don't bug people if overclocking screws up a game.

[edit] Dragoon Might

The first time you run the game, the EEPROM 22D shows as BAD in the RAM/ROM Check. Hold down the Test switch F2 and then also hit F3 to reset the machine, creating the EEPROM for you.

[edit] Dream Soccer '94

I remember playing a cabinet with that allowed 4 players, but the game is only allowing 2. How do I set this game up for 4 players?

With this and some other multiplayer games, the default number of players for a cabinet is two — even if the program supports more. You can usually set these settings with a dip switch assignment or adjusting an option in the Service Mode (Using F2 to enter and exit).

[edit] Dungeons & Dragons: Shadow over Mystara

I remember playing a cabinet with that allowed 4 players, but the game is only allowing 2. How do I set this game up for 4 players?

With this and some other multiplayer games, the default number of players for a cabinet is two — even if the program supports more. You can usually set these settings with a dip switch assignment or adjusting an option in the Service Mode (Using F2 to enter and exit).

[edit] Elephant Family

Press and hold Service 1 + 2 (Keys 0&9), then press Reset F3. When you see "RAM-INIZIALIZZATA!", release.

[edit] Enchanted Forest

Make sure "Audit Key" and "Jackpot Key" are lit up. (Leftmost buttons in layout at bottom of screen). Use K (audit) and J (jackpot) to do this. If you are unable to light both of these up, restart MAME and try again. Press Z + X + C simultaneously ( Reset + Aux + Memtest ). You'll see a number show up for the value "RF/AMT" if done correctly. After this value is set, return to the game by taking off the K and J keys.

[edit] Escape Kids

The first time you run the game, the EEPROM 13B shows as BAD in the RAM/ROM Check. Hold down the Test switch F2 and then also hit F3 to reset the machine, creating the EEPROM for you.

[edit] Fantastic Journey

The first time you run the game, the EEPROM 22D shows as BAD in the RAM/ROM Check. Hold down the Test switch F2 and then also hit F3 to reset the machine, creating the EEPROM for you.

[edit] Fantasy Fortune

Make sure "Audit Key" and "Jackpot Key" are lit up. (Leftmost buttons in layout at bottom of screen). Use K (audit) and J (jackpot) to do this. If you are unable to light both of these up, restart MAME and try again. Press Z + X + C simultaneously ( Reset + Aux + Memtest ). You'll see a number show up for the value "RF/AMT" if done correctly. After this value is set, return to the game by taking off the K and J keys.

[edit] Final Lap 2

Hold 9 then press F2 to enter Service Mode. Verify that controls are set to zero then press F2 to exit.

[edit] Final Lap 3

Hold 9 then press F2 to enter Service Mode. Verify that controls are set to zero then press F2 to exit.

[edit] Final Lap R

Hold down 9 and tap F2. If you do not get an "initializing" message followed by the input test, keep doing it until you do. Exit MAME and restart the game, it's now calibrated.

[edit] Find Love

After 'ERROR ON CARTRIDGE' press 9 (SERVICE Key) and then F2 (TEST) to get into the TEST MENU. Select 'SYSTEM ASSIGNMENTS' with SERVICE and press TEST to proceed, then set 'CABINET TYPE' to 1P (one player) and EXIT the test menu.

[edit] Five-A-Side Soccer

To re-initialize the EEPROM, hold down the test switch F2 and tap F3 once. Do not let go of F2 until you see a message that says 'Initializing EEPROM'</B>.

[edit] Food Fight

The first time you run the game, it will say NVRAM FAILED:.... Press P1 - Button 1 to proceed. The NVRAM will be automatically initialized. Exit with F2.

[edit] Four Roses

Turn on the machine getting STATISTIC & MANAGEMENT buttons pressed. STATISTICS == Show credits in/out. To cancel statistics press CANCEL for some seconds. MANAGEMENT == Settings. The following menu will show up: HOLD3 == Verify In/Out, even when the stats were cleared. HOLD2 + HOLD4 == Modify maximum bet, pressing HOLD1. Modify minimum bet, pressing HOLD2. Modify percentage (1, 2, 3, 4), pressing HOLD3. Press START to exit from programming mode.

[edit] Fruit Cocktail

To initialize the game, turn Service Mode ON F2 and press reset F3. Move pointer to INIT with C, then press 1. Hold Cancel Z for 5 seconds while counter counts down. When complete, turn Service Mode OFF with F2 and restart or reboot.

[edit] Funky Head Boxers

After 'ERROR ON CARTRIDGE' press 9 (SERVICE Key) and then F2 (TEST) to get into the TEST MENU. Select 'SYSTEM ASSIGNMENTS' with SERVICE and press TEST to proceed, then set 'CABINET TYPE' to 1P (one player) and EXIT the test menu.

[edit] Gaiapolis

The first time you run the game, the EEPROM 28B shows as BAD in the RAM/ROM Check. Hold down the Test switch F2 and then also hit F3 to reset the machine, creating the EEPROM for you.

[edit] Garage

To initialize the game, turn Service Mode ON F2 and press reset F3. Move pointer to INIT with C, then press 1. Hold Cancel Z for 5 seconds while counter counts down. When complete, turn Service Mode OFF with F2 and restart or reboot.

[edit] GI Joe

The first time you run the game, the EEPROM 7D shows as BAD in the RAM/ROM Check. Hold down the Test switch F2 and then also hit F3 to reset the machine, creating the EEPROM for you.

[edit] Gokujyou Parodius

The first time you run the game, the EEPROM 22D shows as BAD in the RAM/ROM Check. Hold down the Test switch F2 and then also hit F3 to reset the machine, creating the EEPROM for you.

[edit] Golden Canaries

Make sure "Audit Key" and "Jackpot Key" are lit up. (Leftmost buttons in layout at bottom of screen). Use K (audit) and J (jackpot) to do this. If you are unable to light both of these up, restart MAME and try again. Press Z + X + C simultaneously ( Reset + Aux + Memtest ). You'll see a number show up for the value "RF/AMT" if done correctly. After this value is set, return to the game by taking off the K and J keys.

[edit] Golfing Greats 2

The first time you run the game, the EEPROM 22D shows as BAD in the RAM/ROM Check. Hold down the Test switch F2 and then also hit F3 to reset the machine, creating the EEPROM for you.

[edit] Golly Ghost

Hold Service 1 9 then press F2 to enter Service Mode. Shoot at the targets it shows using the crosshair. After you've shot the target, press Service 1 9 again to move onto the next one. Once you finished and have returned to the start again, hit F2.

[edit] GTI Club

To re-initialize the EEPROM, hold down the test switch F2 and tap reset F3 once. Do not let go of F2 until you see a message that says 'Initializing EEPROM'.

[edit] Hae Hae Ka Ka

Hold F2 to enter Service Mode while booting or after resetting. Use F2 to select the option "3. Set Mode", then hit 9 (Service). Using F2, keep scrolling the options until you hit "RAM CLEAR". HOLD 9 key down until you see the screen display "OK". Tap F3 to reboot.

[edit] Hang Pilot

To re-initialize the EEPROM, hold down the test switch F2 and tap reset F3 once. Do not let go of F2 until you see a message that says 'Initializing EEPROM'.

[edit] Hard Drivin' / Race Drivin'

Gameplay is choppy at times, but I have enough CPU power?

Although the FPS counter shows 100% speed for these games, they may appear choppy. This is true to the original — even the original hardware of these games struggled with them and therefore the choppiness is actually accurate emulation of these games. You may be able to get rid of it in some cases by using the -cheat parameter, hitting the tilde key and browsing the on screen menu until you find "CPU overclocking". This will run the emulated CPU faster which may or may not fix it. It may also cause the emulation to have errors, so don't bug people if overclocking screws up a game.




If you are having trouble controlling vehicle or the brake is always on, calibration must be done!

First off, Delete any .NV (NVRAM) file for this game contained in your NVRAM directory, called harddriv.nv or racedriv.nv or the same as the setname you intend to use. You need to understand how the controls are mapped in MAME. It's not very intuitive, so pay attention:

  • Steering wheel: Player 1 Paddle control, by default maps to the mouse and the left/right arrow keys
  • Gas pedal: Pedal 1 control, by default maps to the Left Control key. Pressing the key will quickly depress the analog control; releasing the key will release it.
  • Brake pedal: Pedal 2 control, by default maps to the Left Alt key. Operates the same way as the gas pedal.
  • Clutch pedal: Pedal 3 control, by default maps to the Space key. Operates the same way as the gas and brake pedals.
  • Analog Shifter: (found in the non-compact versions only) Maps to the Player 2 analog joystick X/Y axes, which are mapped by default to the keys R, F, D, G.
  • Digital Shifter: (found in the compact versions only) Maps to Player 1 buttons 2, 3, 4 and 5. First gear is button 2 (default: Left Alt). Second gear is button 3 (default: Space). Third gear is button 4 (default: Left Shift). Fourth gear is button 5 (default: Z key).
  • Key: Maps to Player 1 start button (default: 1 key).
  • Abort: Maps to Player 2 start button (default: 2 key).

Finally, here is a step-by-step tour through the calibration process. Note that even if you have an analog control connected to any of the analog controls in the game, it is much easier to do calibration with the keyboard.

  1. Take your hands and feet off all controls then turn key. Make absolutely sure you haven't touched any of the controls up to this point, then press the 1 key.
  2. Turn wheel counterclockwise as far as it will go then turn key. At this point, press and hold the Left key for about 5 seconds. After 5 seconds, press the 1 key while still holding down the left arrow. It should say New min 256.
  3. Turn wheel clockwise as far as it will go then turn key. At this point, press and hold the Right key for about 10 seconds. After 10 seconds, press the 1 key while still holding down the right arrow. It should say Max 3840.
  4. Put transmission in first then turn key and release. Since first gear is in the upper-left corner, press and hold the D and R keys for 5 seconds. After 5 seconds, press the 1 key while still holding down the D and R keys.
  5. Put transmission in fourth then turn key again. Since fourth gear is in the lower-right corner, press and hold the F and G keys for 10 seconds. After 10 seconds, press the 1 key while still holding down the F and G keys.
  6. Move seat full forward then turn key and release. Since the seat feedback isn't implemented in the MAME driver, just go ahead and press the 1 key here.
  7. Move fully back and to side then turn key again. Just press the 1 key here again to move on.
  8. Take your foot off the brake turn key to abort. Now this is the tricky part. When you see this screen do nothing. Wait for a couple of seconds until it displays New max 4064. Do NOT press the 1 key prematurely here or you will screw up the calibration!
  9. Now step on brake firmly and release. Do this by pressing and holding the Left Alt key for 3 seconds, and then letting go. If all is well, it should display Range 4064 and move on to the game.

There, now that wasn't so hard, was it?

[edit] Hyper Sports

To have the high score table properly initialized, the first time you run the game you should go into the dip switch menu, set World Records to 'Erase on Reset', reset the game F3 and then set the dip switch back to 'Don't Erase'.

[edit] Il Pagliaccio

At start-up, 'RICHIESTA INIZIALIZZAZIONE' pops-up, Hold 9 then press F3. Soon, you will get to the main service screen. Use P1 Start 1 to exit.

[edit] Inferno

When you see "FACTORY SETTINGS RESTORED", hit F2 (Service Mode)

[edit] Island / Island 2

To initialize the game, turn Service Mode ON F2 and press reset F3. Move pointer to INIT with C, then press 1. Hold Cancel Z for 5 seconds while counter counts down. When complete, turn Service Mode OFF with F2 and restart or reboot.

[edit] Itazura Monkey

NOTE: This game has terrible response to keys, so this will take patience Hold F2 to enter Service Mode while booting or after resetting. Use F2 to select the option "3. Set Mode", then hit CTRL. Using F2, keep scrolling the options until you hit "RAM CLEAR". HOLD CTRL key down until you see the screen display "OK". Tap F3 to reboot.

[edit] Jockey Club

At start-up, hit 9 (Reset SW). The game should then boot correctly.

[edit] Jolly Card

Press and hold Service 1 + 2 (0 + 9), press reset F3 then release all keys and either reset or restart MAME.

[edit] Jolly Joker

Press and hold Service 1 + 2 (0 + 9), press reset F3 then release 0 + 9 and you'll see a few rows of numbers appear. Reset or restart MAME.

[edit] JoJo's Bizarre Adventure / Venture

There is no avoiding the NVRAM initialization process. In order to use any game that is not labeled (NO CD), the game must be allowed to create a complete and valid NVRAM file. This process takes nearly an hour and only needs to be done once. Once a proper NVRAM is created, the game will start quickly.

[edit] Joust

When you see "FACTORY SETTINGS RESTORED", hit F2 (Service Mode)

[edit] Joust 2

When you see "FACTORY SETTINGS RESTORED", hit F2 (Service Mode)

[edit] K.G Bird

Make sure "Audit Key" and "Jackpot Key" are lit up. (Leftmost buttons in layout at bottom of screen). Use K (audit) and J (jackpot) to do this. If you are unable to light both of these up, restart MAME and try again. Press Z + X + C simultaneously ( Reset + Aux + Memtest ). You'll see a number show up for the value "RF/AMT" if done correctly. After this value is set, return to the game by taking off the K and J keys.

[edit] Karate Blazers

I remember playing a cabinet with that allowed 4 players, but the game is only allowing 2. How do I set this game up for 4 players?

With this and some other multiplayer games, the default number of players for a cabinet is two — even if the program supports more. You can usually set these settings with a dip switch assignment or adjusting an option in the Service Mode (Using F2 to enter and exit).

[edit] Keks

To initialize the game, turn Service Mode ON F2 and press reset F3. Move pointer to INIT with C, then press 1. Hold Cancel Z for 5 seconds while counter counts down. When complete, turn Service Mode OFF with F2 and restart or reboot.

[edit] King of Fighters (Series)

How to activate Blood?

Hit F2, use the player 1 controls to navigate to "Setting up the soft dip", hit the primary button (Left Control), navigate to "Slot 1 (game name)", hit the primary button and finally navigate to the "Blood" selection and turn it on by hitting the primary button. To exit the menu, press the third button (Space) two times and select "Exit".

[edit] King Pin / King Pin Multi-Game

The first time you run the game, it will say 'PLEASE SETUP GAME'. Enter the DIP SWITCHES menu and set the 1st, 4th, 5th and 7th dip switch to ON' to start setup. Using default key configuration, Tap the keys in this sequence: Space, Left Shift x4 for Kingpin, x7 for Multi-Game, C The message 'SET ALL SWITCHES OFF' appears. Set All dip switches to OFF and reset or restart MAME.

[edit] Konami 80's AC Special

The first time you run the game, it will dump you on a clock setting screen. Keep pressing DOWN and select 'SAVE AND EXIT' then press P1 START 1 to continue.

[edit] Konami's Open Golf Championship

The first time you run the game, the EEPROM 22D shows as BAD in the RAM/ROM Check. Hold down the Test switch F2 and then also hit F3 to reset the machine, creating the EEPROM for you.

[edit] Kram

You can use F1 to proceed through all the configuration screens, stopping when you see the title screen. Setup is complete.

[edit] Kyukyoku Sentai Dadandarn

The first time you run the game, the EEPROM 28B shows as BAD in the RAM/ROM Check. Hold down the Test switch F2 and then also hit F3 to reset the machine, creating the EEPROM for you.

[edit] Laser Ghost

Press mouse button to start the gun adjustment of the left gun. Fire with mouse on both 'flash points' and press F2 to exit. You can adjust the other guns by using Player 2 and Player 3 fire buttons and, like the first player, shooting the 'flash points'.

[edit] Lethal Enforcers

The first time you run the game, the game might complain with the message: Version Error or similar. You must hold down the Test switch F2 and then also hit F3 to reset the machine. After a short wait, contining to hold F2, the game should say "EEPROM INITIALIZE COMPLETE".

[edit] Lethal Enforcers 2

The first time you run the game, you must perform the typical Konami F2+F3 procedure to properly initialize the EEPROM. The problem is this game does not currently give any types of feedback like the other Konami games (due to video problems). Simply hold F2 down, hit F3 - continuing to hold F2 for a couple of seconds to make sure it takes. Shortly thereafter, you should see a test pattern on screen signifying it worked.

[edit] Line of Fire

Press mouse button to start the gun adjustment of the left gun. Fire with mouse on both 'flash points' and press Left Alt + S to exit.

[edit] Lotto Fun

The first time you run the game, it will say 'MEMORY PROTECT SWITCH MUST BE DOWN!'. Press F1 to proceed.

[edit] Lovely Poker

The first time you run the game, it will say 'BATTERY BACKUP CHECK/ERROR FOUND'. Press 'Memory Reset' key - to initialize.

[edit] Lucky & Wild

Press F2, then press Service 1 9 twice. Shoot at the targets it shows using the crosshair. Once you finished, press F2.

[edit] Lucky Haunter

To initialize the game, turn Service Mode ON F2 and press reset F3. Move pointer to INIT with C, then press 1. Hold Cancel Z for 5 seconds while counter counts down. When complete, turn Service Mode OFF with F2 and restart or reboot.

[edit] Magic's 10

For the 1st boot, switch "Disable Free Play" to ON in the dip switches, enter a coin and press Collect to get the first game over.

[edit] Magic Card II

The first time you run the game, "Elektronik Defekt" message appears. To properly initialize the NVRAM, simply restart MAME or hit F3.

[edit] Magical Zunou Power

The first time you run the game, it will say 'ERROR ON CARTRIDGE'. Press SERVICE 9 and then TEST F2 to get into the ST-V TEST MENU. Select 'SYSTEM ASSIGNMENTS' with SERVICE and press TEST to proceed, then set 'CABINET TYPE' to 3P (three players) and EXIT the test menu.

[edit] Mahjong Pon Chin Kan

Running the first time, you need to init the EEPROM. You can do this by hitting F2, then F3. When the Test screen comes up, hit F2 then F3 again.

[edit] Mahjong Yuugi

Running the first time, you need to init the EEPROM. You can do this by hitting F2, then F3. When the Test screen comes up, hit F2 then F3 again.

[edit] Marchen Maze

The first time you run the game, it will say 'TEST PROGRAM INIT...'. Reset F3 or Restart.

[edit] Martial Champion

The first time you run the game, you will likely get the message: VERSION ERROR and the game will reboot. Hold down the Test switch F2 and then also hit F3 to reset the machine, creating the EEPROM for you.

[edit] Metal Slug (Series)

Gameplay is choppy at times, but I have enough CPU power?

Although the FPS counter shows 100% speed for these games, they may appear choppy. This is true to the original — even the original hardware of these games struggled with them and therefore the choppiness is actually accurate emulation of these games. You may be able to get rid of it in some cases by using the -cheat parameter, hitting the tilde key and browsing the on screen menu until you find "CPU overclocking". This will run the emulated CPU faster which may or may not fix it. It may also cause the emulation to have errors, so don't bug people if overclocking screws up a game.



How to activate Blood?

Hit F2, use the player 1 controls to navigate to "Setting up the soft dip", hit the primary button (Left Control), navigate to "Slot 1 (game name)", hit the primary button and finally navigate to the "Blood" selection and turn it on by hitting the primary button. To exit the menu, press the third button (Space) two times and select "Exit".

[edit] Metamorphic Force

The first time you run the game, you will likely get the message: VERSION ERROR. Hold down the Test switch F2 and then also hit F3 to reset the machine, creating the EEPROM for you.

[edit] Microman Battle Charge

After 'ERROR ON CARTRIDGE' press 9 (SERVICE Key) and then F2 (TEST) to get into the TEST MENU. Select 'SYSTEM ASSIGNMENTS' with SERVICE and press TEST to proceed, then set 'CABINET TYPE' to 1P (one player) and EXIT the test menu.

[edit] Millennium Nuovo 4000

At first start-up, an Italian message pops up: "(translated) PCB has been hacked from external agent, it's advised to add an anti-spark device". Press F2 to enter Service Mode, then press Key B (Hold 5) to exit Service Mode.

[edit] Monster Maulers

The first time you run the game, the EEPROM 28B shows as BAD in the RAM/ROM Check. Hold down the Test switch F2 and then also hit F3 to reset the machine, creating the EEPROM for you.

[edit] Mortal Kombat II / Mortal Kombat 3 / Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3

The volume for this game is TOO LOW!
When the game is running, hit F2 to get to the internal service menu. Hit F2 again to "close" the service switch so that you won't get stuck in the menu. Now, navigate to the "Volume Adjust" option (following the directions provided) and adjust the volume. It's best to keep the volume no more than 80-90% filled as it might cause your sound to be overdriven and crackle. When adjusted, simply exit the menu.

[edit] Multi Fish

To initialize the game, turn Service Mode ON F2 and press reset F3. Move pointer to INIT with C, then press 1. Hold Cancel Z for 5 seconds while counter counts down. When complete, turn Service Mode OFF with F2 and restart or reboot.

[edit] Mystic Marathon

When you see "FACTORY SETTINGS RESTORED", hit F2 (Service Mode)

[edit] Mystic Warriors

The first time you run the game, the EEPROM 15B shows as BAD in the RAM/ROM Check. Hold down the Test switch F2 and then also hit F3 to reset the machine, creating the EEPROM for you.

[edit] Name Club Ver.3

The first time you run the game, it will say 'ERROR ON CARTRIDGE'. Press SERVICE 9 and then TEST F2 to get into the ST-V TEST MENU. Select 'SYSTEM ASSIGNMENTS' with SERVICE and press TEST to proceed, then set 'CABINET TYPE' to 1P (one player) and EXIT the test menu.

[edit] Narc

The first time you run the game, it will say 'DEFAULT ADJUSTMENTS RESTORED'. Press F2 to enter test mode and exit to start.

[edit] NBA Hangtime / NBA Maximum Hangtime

When the game is running, hit F2 to get to the internal service menu. Hit F2 again to "close" the service switch so that you won't get stuck in the menu. Now, navigate to the "Volume Adjust" option (following the directions provided) and adjust the volume. It's best to keep the volume no more than 80-90% filled as it might cause your sound to be overdriven and crackle. When adjusted, simply exit the menu.

[edit] Pac-Slot

You will need to restart MAME twice at the DIP SW READ ERROR and BACKUP MEMORY ERROR screen before you are allowed to play.

[edit] Phantom Pays

Make sure "Audit Key" and "Jackpot Key" are lit up. (Leftmost buttons in layout at bottom of screen). Use K (audit) and J (jackpot) to do this. If you are unable to light both of these up, restart MAME and try again. Press Z + X + C simultaneously ( Reset + Aux + Memtest ). You'll see a number show up for the value "RF/AMT" if done correctly. After this value is set, return to the game by taking off the K and J keys.

[edit] Phrase Craze

The first time you run the game, 'PUSH ANY SWITCH' appears because the NVRAM needs initializing. Press Space to proceed.

[edit] Pirate

To initialize the game, turn Service Mode ON F2 and press reset F3. Move pointer to INIT with C, then press 1. Hold Cancel Z for 5 seconds while counter counts down. When complete, turn Service Mode OFF with F2 and restart or reboot.

[edit] Player's Edge Plus (Set038) Set Chip

peset038

This is not a game. It's a one screen utility program which is meant to be used after you already successfully put a new game in your machine.

Lets say you have 'pepp0516' installed and you go through the setup. In a real machine, you may want to add a bill validator. The only way to do that is to un-socket the 'pepp0516' chip and put in the 'peset038' chip and then reboot the machine. Then this chip's program runs and you set the options and put the 'pepp0516' chip back in.

The only way to simulate this is to fire up the 'pepp0516' game and set it up. Then exit the game and copy the pepp0516.nv file to peset038.nv, and then run the 'peset038' program. This is because they have to have the same eeprom and cmos data in memory to work. When you are done with the peset038 program, you copy the peset038.nv file back over the pepp0516.nv

[edit] Player's Edge Plus games (peplus.c)

Two methods to startup, depending on set.

For: pepp0065, pepp0188, pepp0250, pepp0516, peps0014, peps0022, peps0043, peps0045, peps0308, pebe0014, peke1012

be sure the door is opened (if not, press O by default)
"CMOS DATA" will be displayed
press the self-test button (default is K)
be sure the door is opened (if not, press O by default)
"EEPROM DATA" will be displayed
press the self-test button (default is K)
be sure the door is closed (if not, press O by default) 

For: pepp0043, pepp0158, pepp0447, peps0615, peps0716, pex2069p, pexmp006, pexmp017, pexmp024, pexp0019, pexp0112, pexs0006

be sure the door is opened (if not, press O' by default)
"CMOS DATA" will be displayed
press the self-test button (default is K') until a "beep" is heard
be sure the door is closed (if not, press O' by default)
press the jackpot reset button (default is L)
be sure the door is opened (if not, press O by default)
"EEPROM DATA" will be displayed
press the self-test button (default is K)
be sure the door is closed (if not, press O by default)

[edit] Poker - Greyhound Electronics

The first time you run the game, an ERROR appears because the NVRAM needs initializing. Press F2 + F3 to enter TEST MODE. Exit with F2.

[edit] Poker 4-1

Simply restart the game after "DATA ERROR" appears to create proper NVRAM.

[edit] Poker De Win

Turn ON Operator Key 9. Hit the DOOR key O. After a moment, the Operator Mode will appear. Turn OFF the Operator Key 9 to allow play, resetting with F3 if needed.

[edit] Poker Master (Tony Poker) Hack

In order to run, you need to turn all dips for all 5 banks OFF, then turn ON the following (left to right):

(DIP1) 1,3,4
(DIP2) 2,7
(DIP3) 1,2,4,5,6,7,8
(DIP4) 5
(DIP5) 3,6,7,8

[edit] Pontoon

The first time you run the game, it will ask for you to "Call Attendant". Press key service key 0 to proceed.

[edit] Pool 10

Press and hold Service 1 + 2 (Keys 0 + 9), then press reset F3. When you see "RAM-INIZIALIZZATA!", release.

[edit] Pot Game

Press and hold Service 1 + 2 (Keys 0 + 9), then press Reset F3. When you see "RAM-INIZIALIZZATA!", release.

[edit] Premier Soccer

The first time you run the game, the EEPROM 15A shows as BAD in the RAM/ROM Check. Hold down the Test switch F2 and then also hit F3 to reset the machine, creating the EEPROM for you.

[edit] Print Club 2

After 'ERROR ON CARTRIDGE' press 9 (SERVICE Key) and then F2 (TEST) to get into the TEST MENU. Select 'SYSTEM ASSIGNMENTS' with SERVICE and press TEST to proceed, then set 'CABINET TYPE' to 1P (one player) and EXIT the test menu. Also, you need to select -BIOS US as the game expects that region to function.

[edit] Pro Mahjong Kiwame

The first time you run the game, it will say 'BACKUP ERROR'. Press F3 to proceed.

[edit] Pro Mahjong Kiwame S

After 'ERROR ON CARTRIDGE' press 9 (SERVICE Key) and then F2 (TEST) to get into the TEST MENU. Select 'SYSTEM ASSIGNMENTS' with SERVICE and press TEST to proceed, then set 'CABINET TYPE' to 1P (one player) and EXIT the test menu.

After the game starts to boot, re-enter the TEST MENU F2. Use 9 to move down to "Each Game Test / [KIWAME S]" then press F2. At the screen with the tables, press F2. The selection will flash and you'll be brought to a setup screen. Press 9 twice and then use F2 to change the option from MANUAL to AUTO. Press 9 until you move down to the 2nd to last option on the screen (10 times), then Press F2. You should be brought back to the Test Menu. Press 9, then F2 to EXIT the test menu.

[edit] Prop Cycle

To calibrate the steering, Hold down service 9 and tap test F2. Exit with F2.

[edit] Pull Tabs

Simply restart the game after "DATA ERROR" appears to create proper NVRAM.

[edit] Pye-nage Taikai

Hold F2 to enter Service Mode while booting or after resetting. Use F2 to select the option "3. Set Mode", then hit CTRL. Using F2, keep scrolling the options until you hit "RAM CLEAR". HOLD CTRL key down until you see the screen display "OK". Tap F3 to reboot.

[edit] Qix

You can use F1 to proceed through all the configuration screens, stopping when you see the title screen. Setup is complete.

[edit] Quiz Gakumon no Susume

The first time you run the game, the EEPROM 15B shows as BAD in the RAM/ROM Check. Hold down the Test switch F2 and then also hit F3 to reset the machine, creating the EEPROM for you.

[edit] Quiz Sangokushi

After start the game, it will say 'M E N U...'. Press P2 Start 2 to proceed.

[edit] Quiz Tonosama no Yabou

After start the game, it will say 'M E N U...'. Press P2 Start 2 to proceed.

[edit] Racing Force

The first time you run the game, the EEPROM 22D shows as BAD in the RAM/ROM Check. Hold down the Test switch F2 and then also hit F3 to reset the machine, creating the EEPROM for you.

[edit] Raiden Fighters Jet (US, Single Board)

Use F2 to enter testmode if no nvram exists. Upon entering service mode, you select: RESET SETTING with Button 1. This will create the valid NVRAM the game needs to boot. Select: EXIT (RESET BOARD) with Button 1 again and the game should start with no problems.

[edit] Rampage World Tour

The volume for this game is TOO LOW!

When the game is running, hit F2 to get to the internal service menu. Hit F2 again to "close" the service switch so that you won't get stuck in the menu. Now, navigate to the "Volume Adjust" option (following the directions provided) and adjust the volume. It's best to keep the volume no more than 80-90% filled as it might cause your sound to be overdriven and crackle. When adjusted, simply exit the menu.

[edit] Red Earth

There is no avoiding the NVRAM initialization process. In order to use any game that is not labeled (NO CD), the game must be allowed to create a complete and valid NVRAM file. This process takes nearly an hour and only needs to be done once. Once a proper NVRAM is created, the game will start quickly.

[edit] Resident

To initialize the game, turn Service Mode ON F2 and press reset F3. Move pointer to INIT with C, then press 1. Hold Cancel Z for 5 seconds while counter counts down. When complete, turn Service Mode OFF with F2 and restart or reboot.

[edit] Revolution X

The volume for this game is TOO LOW!

When the game is running, hit F2 to get to the internal service menu. Hit F2 again to "close" the service switch so that you won't get stuck in the menu. Now, navigate to the "Volume Adjust" option (following the directions provided) and adjust the volume. It's best to keep the volume no more than 80-90% filled as it might cause your sound to be overdriven and crackle. When adjusted, simply exit the menu.



How do I calibrate the guns? Can I use a real light gun?

The game will automatically ask you to calibrate the guns when you start the game for the first time. Simply put, use your mouse or keyboard to "target" the top left corner when the game asks so. There aren't any visual cues to help this, so you'll have to go by the numerical coordinates that are visible on the screen. The numbers you see are in a simple 8-bit scale going from 0 to 255. To "target" the top left corner, keep moving your mouse until you get P1 X and P1 Y as near to 0 as possible. The middle is located at about 127, 127, and the bottom right corner as close to 255 as possible. Repeat the process for the second player. As for the light gun, the short answer is no. A longer answer is that the game didn't actually have a light gun — it had analog joysticks mounted as guns, and emulating them with a proper light gun is not viable. Try to use mouse control with this game.

[edit] Rim Rockin' Basketball

I remember playing a cabinet with that allowed 4 players, but the game is only allowing 2. How do I set this game up for 4 players?

With this and some other multiplayer games, the default number of players for a cabinet is two — even if the program supports more. You can usually set these settings with a dip switch assignment or adjusting an option in the Service Mode (Using F2 to enter and exit).

[edit] Robotron

When you see "FACTORY SETTINGS RESTORED", hit F2 (Service Mode)

[edit] Rock Climber (rclimb_3)

To initialize the game, turn Service Mode ON F2 and press reset F3. Move pointer to INIT with C, then press 1. Hold Cancel Z for 5 seconds while counter counts down. When complete, turn Service Mode OFF with F2 and restart or reboot.

[edit] Roll Fruit

Turn on "BK DOOR" and "SERVICE MODE" Dips to ON. Hold 9+0 then reset the machine F3 to enter Total Parameters screen. Use 0 to select "Initialization". Hold 9 until the game finishes the countdown from 5. When complete, turn Dips mentioned above to OFF and restart MAME if needed.

[edit] Royal Card

Press and hold Service 1 + 2 Keys (0 + 9), press reset F3. When you see "RAM-Initializiert!" or similar message, release all keys. Restart if needed.

[edit] Royal Vegas Joker Card

Press and hold Service 1 + 2 Keys (0 + 9), then press reset (F3). Now the NVRAM has been initialized.

[edit] Run and Gun

EEP ROM 35E shows up bad - hold down F2 and TAP Reset F3 to init the EEPROM properly. When the message appears, let go of F2.

[edit] Salamander 2

The first time you run the game, the EEPROM 22D shows as BAD in the RAM/ROM Check. Hold down the Test switch F2 and then also hit F3 to reset the machine, creating the EEPROM for you.

[edit] San Fransisco Rush

The Abort button is the player 1 start button.

[edit] Scud Race

The game has an unemulated network board. When the game says "Cancelled. Network Board not present", go to the test menu F2. In the game assignments menu, set link id to Single.

[edit] Sea Bass Fishing

The first time you run the game, it will say 'ERROR ON CARTRIDGE'. Press SERVICE 9 and then TEST F2 to get into the ST-V TEST MENU. Select 'SYSTEM ASSIGNMENTS' with SERVICE and press TEST to proceed, then set 'CABINET TYPE' to 1P (one player) and EXIT the test menu.

[edit] Selection - Greyhound Electronics

The first time you run the game, an ERROR appears because the NVRAM needs initializing. Press F2 + F3 to enter TEST MODE. Exit with F2.

[edit] Sengoku Mahjong [BET]

Once you see the warning message, press Reset (F3).

[edit] Shadow Dancer

Reset Scores: Enter Test Mode using F2. Select "Backup Ram Clear", choose and select "Yes", hitting F2 to confirm. Exit or restart MAME.

[edit] Sigma Poker 2000

Turn ON the Supervisor Key 0. Press HOLD 5 (B) 3 times to enter Page 4 of setup of the supervisor menu. Use HOLD 3 (C) to scroll and highlight "Clear All Informations". Keep HOLD 1 (Z) pressed until you see the screen refresh. Turn OFF the Supervisor Key 0.

[edit] Sigma Poker

Turn ON the Operator Key 9. Hold down the DOOR Key O. When you see the operator mode, hit 9 again. Restart or reboot.

[edit] Simpsons Bowling

To initialize the EEPROM, hold down test switch F2 and press reset F3 once. Do not let go of F2 until you see a message that says "Initializing EEPROM".

[edit] Sinistar

When you see "FACTORY SETTINGS RESTORED", hit F2 (Service Mode)

[edit] Slam Dunk

EEP ROM 35E shows up bad - hold down F2 and TAP Reset F3 to init the EEPROM properly. When the message appears, let go of F2.

[edit] Slither

The first time you run the game, it will say 'CMOS INVALID'. Press P2 START 2 to save CMOS and proceed.

[edit] Snooker 10

Press and hold Service 1 + 2 (Keys 0 + 9), then press Reset F3. When you see "RAM-INIZIALIZZATA!", release.

[edit] Soccer Superstars

The first time you run the game, the EEPROM 22D shows as BAD in the RAM/ROM Check. Hold down the Test switch F2 and then also hit F3 to reset the machine, creating the EEPROM for you.

[edit] Solar Assault

Error will show for 24G. Hold F2 then hit Reset F3. Continue holding F2 until the game creates the EEPROM and tells you to release it.

[edit] Space Dungeon

You can use F1 to proceed through all the configuration screens, stopping when you see the title screen. Setup is complete.

[edit] Space Gun

Press F2 + F3 to enter test mode. Press P2 Start 2 to calibrate the guns for Players 1 and 2. Follow instructions and fire on targets for both players - when complete, press 2 again to save EEPROM. Reset or Restart.

[edit] Speed Racer

Make sure you have no .NV file for this game. When you boot, the game will guide you to hit F2 to enter service to calibrate your controls. "Jump" is default mapped to 1 (Player 1 Start). Follow instructions, holding each direction and pedal for a couple seconds before hitting 1. Hit F2 and reset/restart MAME.

[edit] Splat

When you see "FACTORY SETTINGS RESTORED", hit F2 (Service Mode)

[edit] Stargate

When you see "FACTORY SETTINGS RESTORED", hit F2 (Service Mode)

[edit] Steel Gunner / Steel Gunner 2

Hold Service 1 9 then press F2 to enter Service Mode. Shoot at the targets it shows using the crosshair. After you've shot the target, press Service 1 9 again to move onto the next one. Once you finished and have returned to the start again, hit F2.

[edit] Steep Slope Sliders

The first time you run the game, it will say 'ERROR ON CARTRIDGE'. Press SERVICE 9 and then TEST F2 to get into the ST-V TEST MENU. Select 'SYSTEM ASSIGNMENTS' with SERVICE and press TEST to proceed, then set 'CABINET TYPE' to 1P (one player) and EXIT the test menu.

[edit] Street Fighter III (Series)

There is no avoiding the NVRAM initialization process. In order to use any game that is not labeled as NO CD, the game must be allowed to create a complete and valid NVRAM file. This process takes nearly an hour and only needs to be done once. Once a proper NVRAM is created, the game will start quickly.

[edit] Sunset Riders

The first time you run the game, the EEPROM 15B shows as BAD in the RAM/ROM Check. Hold down the Test switch F2 and then also hit F3 to reset the machine, creating the EEPROM for you.

[edit] Super Gran Safari

When you see the black screen, enter the key sequence VXB1 (HOLD 4, HOLD 2, HOLD 5 and START) to initialize the game.

[edit] Super High Impact

The first time you run the game, it will say 'CMOS INVALID...'. Following instructions will get you into game.

[edit] Super Pool 99

At start-up a Test Hardware with 'RAM NG' message pops up. Do a soft reset F3 and keep pressed 1 + 9 until the RAM init message appears.

[edit] Super Real Mahjong 2

Running the first time, you need to init the EEPROM. You can do this by hitting F2, then F3. When the Test screen comes up, hit F2 then F3 again.

[edit] Sweet Hearts II

Make sure "Audit Key" and "Jackpot Key" are lit up. (Leftmost buttons in layout at bottom of screen). Use K (audit) and J (jackpot) to do this. If you are unable to light both of these up, restart MAME and try again. Press Z + X + C simultaneously ( Reset + Aux + Memtest ). You'll see a number show up for the value "RF/AMT" if done correctly. After this value is set, return to the game by taking off the K and J keys.

[edit] Sweet Life

To initialize the game, turn Service Mode ON F2 and press reset F3. Move pointer to INIT with C, then press 1. Hold Cancel Z for 5 seconds while counter counts down. When complete, turn Service Mode OFF with F2 and restart or reboot.

[edit] Taihou de Doboon

Hold F2 to enter Service Mode while booting or after resetting. Use F2 to select the option "3. Set Mode", then hit 9 (Service). Using F2, keep scrolling the options until you hit "RAM CLEAR". HOLD 9 key down until you see the screen display "OK". Tap F3 to reboot.

[edit] Taisen Puzzle-dama

The first time you run the game, the EEPROM 22D shows as BAD in the RAM/ROM Check. Hold down the Test switch F2 and then also hit F3 to reset the machine, creating the EEPROM for you.

[edit] Taisen Tokkar-dama

The first time you run the game, the EEPROM 22D shows as BAD in the RAM/ROM Check. Hold down the Test switch F2 and then also hit F3 to reset the machine, creating the EEPROM for you.

[edit] Target Panic

The game works, you just need to wait out the initialization process which takes in the neighborhood of 7 minutes! Use INSERT to fast-forward the emulation for a while, if you get impatient.

[edit] Technical Bowling

The first time you run the game, it will say 'ERROR ON CARTRIDGE'. Press SERVICE 9 and then TEST F2 to get into the ST-V TEST MENU. Select 'SYSTEM ASSIGNMENTS' with SERVICE and press TEST to proceed, then set 'CABINET TYPE' to 1P (one player) and EXIT the test menu.

[edit] Teenage Mutant Ninja (Hero) Turtles 2 - Turtles in Time

The first time you run the game, the EEPROM 15B shows as BAD in the RAM/ROM Check. Hold down the Test switch F2 and then also hit F3 to reset the machine, creating the EEPROM for you.

[edit] Ten Balls

To initialize NVRAM, Hold ESTATISTICA 9 and MANAGEMENT 0 then press RESET F3. When you see "RAM-INIZIALIZZATA!", release all keys.

[edit] Terminator 2

How do I calibrate the guns? Can I use a real light gun?

The game will automatically ask you to calibrate the guns when you start the game for the first time. Simply put, use your mouse or keyboard to "target" the top left corner when the game asks so. There aren't any visual cues to help this, so you'll have to go by the numerical coordinates that are visible on the screen. The numbers you see are in a simple 8-bit scale going from 0 to 255. To "target" the top left corner, keep moving your mouse until you get P1 X and P1 Y as near to 0 as possible. The middle is located at about 127, 127, and the bottom right corner as close to 255 as possible. Repeat the process for the second player.

As for the light gun, the short answer is no. A longer answer is that the game didn't actually have a light gun — it had analog joysticks mounted as guns, allowing for constant tracking updates and continuous trigger. To do both the tracking and trigger with a proper light gun is not viable for most lightguns. Try to use mouse or trackball control, or analog joystick with this game.

[edit] The Couples

If you get a screen which says "PUSH ANY SWITCH", hold down arrow (default controller down) to access game.

[edit] The Electric Yo-Yo

You can use F1 to proceed through all the configuration screens, stopping when you see the title screen. Setup is complete.

[edit] The Simpsons

The first time you run the game, the EEPROM 12C shows as BAD in the RAM/ROM Check. Hold down the Test switch F2 and then also hit F3 to reset the machine, creating the EEPROM for you.

[edit] Thunder Cross II

The first time you run the game, the EEPROM 17F shows as BAD in the RAM/ROM Check. Hold down the Test switch F2 and then also hit F3 to reset the machine, creating the EEPROM for you.

[edit] Time Crisis

Gunsight Adjustment: Hit 9 (Service SW) + F2 (Test SW) to enter gun calibration. Hit LEFT ALT two times then aim for the target, using LEFT ALT to shoot, lining up your shot. Test to see that the target is aligned then hit 9 (Service SW) and then F2 (Test SW) to write NVRAM and return to game. It's suggested you fully restart the game after this step as there is sometimes left over target graphics from procedure.

[edit] Tobikose! Jumpman

You will need to restart MAME twice at the DIP SW READ ERROR and BACKUP MEMORY ERROR screen before you are allowed to play.

[edit] Tokimeki Memorial Taisen Puzzle-dama

The first time you run the game, the EEPROM 22D shows as BAD in the RAM/ROM Check. Hold down the Test switch F2 and then also hit F3 to reset the machine, creating the EEPROM for you.

[edit] Top Gear

Make sure "Audit Key" and "Jackpot Key" are lit up. (Leftmost buttons in layout at bottom of screen). Use K (audit) and J (jackpot) to do this. If you are unable to light both of these up, restart MAME and try again. Press Z + X + C simultaneously ( Reset + Aux + Memtest ). You'll see a number show up for the value "RF/AMT" if done correctly. After this value is set, return to the game by taking off the K and J keys.

[edit] Top Gunner/Vertigo

First Time Setup: Press 1 Start to continue to calibration. Following the directions on screen using the directional and the CTRL Fire key to confirm the directions. When the game tells you "YOKE/THROTTLE Calibration Error:", choose IGNORE and press ALT Shield. Press start for "FACTORY SETTINGS". Press 1 Start the next 3 times when prompted on screen. The game should then proceed to title screen.

[edit] Tortuga Family

Press and hold Service 1 + 2 (Keys 0 + 9), then press Reset F3. When you see "RAM-INIZIALIZZATA!", release.

[edit] Track & Field

To have the high score table properly initialized, the first time you run the game you should go into the dip switch menu, set World Records to 'Erase on Reset', reset the game F3 and then set the dip switch back to 'Don't Erase'.

[edit] Triple Hunt

The first time you run the game, it will say 'AIM GUN AT SQUARE AND FIRE'. Calibrate your gun and assure the Service Mode DIP is OFF. Restart.

[edit] Turkey Shoot

When you see "FACTORY SETTINGS RESTORED", hit F2 (Service Mode)

[edit] Twin Bee Yahhoo!

The first time you run the game, the EEPROM 22D shows as BAD in the RAM/ROM Check. Hold down the Test switch F2 and then also hit F3 to reset the machine, creating the EEPROM for you.

[edit] Vendetta

The first time you run the game, the EEPROM 13B shows as BAD in the RAM/ROM CHECK. Hold down the test switch F2 until you see the message "TEST... COMPLETE".

[edit] Videomat

Turn ON Operator Key 9. Hit the DOOR key O. After a moment, the Operator Mode will appear. Turn OFF the Operator Key 9 to allow play, resetting with F3 if needed.

[edit] Violent Storm

The first time you run the game, the EEPROM 13B shows as BAD in the RAM/ROM Check. Hold down the Test switch F2 and then also hit F3 to reset the machine, creating the EEPROM for you.

[edit] Virtual Mahjong

The first time you run the game, it will say 'ERROR ON CARTRIDGE'. Press SERVICE 9 and then TEST F2 to get into the ST-V TEST MENU. Select 'SYSTEM ASSIGNMENTS' with SERVICE and press TEST to proceed, then set 'CABINET TYPE' to 1P (one player) and EXIT the test menu.

[edit] Virtual Mahjong 2 - My Fair Lady

The first time you run the game, it will say 'ERROR ON CARTRIDGE'. Press SERVICE 9 and then TEST F2 to get into the ST-V TEST MENU. Select 'SYSTEM ASSIGNMENTS' with SERVICE and press TEST to proceed, then set 'CABINET TYPE' to 1P (One player) and EXIT the test menu.

[edit] Warzard

There is no avoiding the NVRAM initialization process. The game must be allowed to create a complete and valid NVRAM file. This process takes nearly an hour and only needs to be done once. Once a proper NVRAM is created, the game will start quickly.

[edit] Water Match

This game is impossible to control. What do I do to play this?
The instructions are on the game's bezel. The game involves waggling the two joysticks around like an idiot. Here's what you have to do: For freestyle and backstroke swimming, move the two joysticks up and down in opposition to each other (when one is up, the other must be down). For butterfly, turn the joysticks "outward" — left clockwise, right counterclockwise. For breaststroke, turn them "inward" (left counterclockwise, right clockwise). (You need to use the start button to dive into the pool and the turn button to turn around.) For rowing the rowboat, move the joysticks up and down in sync (both up, both down, both up, etc.). For rowing the canoe, move the joysticks up and down independently: the left one if the canoe is veering to the left or the right one if the canoe is veering to the right. (One of the buttons is involved as well, but it's too hard to make out in the photo.) You have to press one of the buttons (not sure which one) to right your canoe when it capsizes.

[edit] White Tiger

Make sure "Audit Key" and "Jackpot Key" are lit up. (Leftmost buttons in layout at bottom of screen). Use K (audit) and J (jackpot) to do this. If you are unable to light both of these up, restart MAME and try again. Press Z + X + C simultaneously ( Reset + Aux + Memtest ). You'll see a number show up for the value "RF/AMT" if done correctly. After this value is set, return to the game by taking off the K and J keys.

[edit] Wild West C.O.W.-Boys of Moo Mesa

The first time you run the game, the EEPROM N2 shows as BAD in the RAM/ROM Check. Hold down the Test switch F2 and then also hit F3 to reset the machine, creating the EEPROM for you.

[edit] Witch

Press F1 to initialize NVRAM.

[edit] World Tennis

On startup, you have to reset the game F3 to make it exit service mode.

[edit] WWF Wrestlemania

The volume for this game is TOO LOW!
When the game is running, hit F2 to get to the internal service menu. Hit F2 again to "close" the service switch so that you won't get stuck in the menu. Now, navigate to the "Volume Adjust" option (following the directions provided) and adjust the volume. It's best to keep the volume no more than 80-90% filled as it might cause your sound to be overdriven and crackle. When adjusted, simply exit the menu.

[edit] X-Men

The first time you run the game, the EEPROM 13B or 16B shows as BAD in the RAM/ROM Check. Hold down the Test switch F2 and then also hit F3 to reset the machine, creating the EEPROM for you.

[edit] Xexex

The first time you run the game, you will likely get the message: VERSION ERROR. Hold down the Test switch F2 and then also hit F3 to reset the machine, creating the EEPROM for you.

[edit] Zombie Raid

You need to calibrate the game each time it is played. The calibration settings are not saved at the moment (lack of nvram support) but the settings are kept in memory using F3 after setting, so once set you can play with the calibrated settings.

TO SET: Use F2 (Service Mode) and then reset F3 or restart MAME. Use CTRL or ALT and highlight "7. Gun Adjust Mode". Hit 1 (P1 Start) two times to begin gun adjustments. Just follow the directions, aiming at the targets for both guns. When done, use F2 to shut off Service Mode and reset F3. It is important not to hard reset or restart MAME, doing such would lose the gun settings and you'll need to re-calibrate.

[edit] Zoo Keeper

You can use F1 to proceed through all the configuration screens, stopping when you see the title screen. Setup is complete.