Thats alright man. Well MAME is almost like any other emulator. You dont need anything else. Easiest way to start is to get one of those MAME32 comples, these have a GUI. I preffer MAME32 PLUS! easy to find with google. I find that most roms that you currently have works with make, of course you still need the bios for some games. And those little snippets are just for poeple who compile their own mame, dont worry about that. All you need to do is set the ROM directories under the options menue. And if you add more games to that directory, just press F5 to rescan. Ohh woops, that extra stuff. you dont need history, and whatever. Thats just for show. EDIT: OHH FUDGE YOU IQ! That took 5 mins out of my life!