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Every one of these files can be found using the P2P file sharing & chat program DC++

 

http://dcplusplus.sourceforge.net

 

Hub address - anythinggoesemulation.no-ip.info

 

27 MAME v0.80.CHD's

 

roms/area51/area51.chd

roms/area51mx/area51mx.chd

roms/biofreak/biofreak.chd

roms/blitz/blitz.chd

roms/blitz2k/blitz2k.chd

roms/blitz99/blitz99.chd

roms/bm1stmix/753jaa11.chd

roms/bm2ndmix/853jaa11.chd

roms/bm4thmix/847jaa11.chd

roms/bmcompmx/858jaa11.chd

roms/bmcorerm/a05jaa11.chd

roms/bmdct/995jaa11.chd

roms/calspeed/calspeed.chd

roms/carnevil/carnevil.chd

roms/cryptklr/ckiller.chd

roms/hmcompm2/988jaa11.chd

roms/jdredd/jdreddc.chd

roms/jdreddb/jdreddb.chd

roms/kinst/kinst.chd

roms/kinst2/kinst2.chd

roms/mace/mace.chd

roms/maxforce/maxforce.chd

roms/primrag2/primrag2.chd

roms/sfrush/sfrush.chd

roms/vcircle/vcircle.chd

roms/wargods/wargods.chd

roms/wg3dh/wg3dh.chd

 

* all the other.CHD's are clones and use there parent.CHD/folder so no need to mention them here or download them.

 

Each CHD requires it's rom also, but placed in the roms folder not the.chd's folder.

 

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Why don't my old CHD files work with MAME anymore?

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For version 0.78 and above, the CHD format was changed, and any CHD files that were being used in versions 0.77 and below need to be updated.

 

Conversion of OLD.chd's

Download the batch file "http://www.mametitles.com/chd.html"

Extract it into your command line version MAME http://www.mame.net/downmain.html.

with the.chd's in there roms subfolder.

Then just click on the batch file and it will do the conversion.

Verify it with a rom manager such as clrMAMEPRO

http://www.clrmame.com/

If it passes the audit then remove the backup/old copy.

 

*4 of these CHD's require a diff file found at the above address to convert.

(blitz99-diff.zip - jdreddb2c-diff.zip - jdreddc2b-diff.zip - mace-diff.zip)

 

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Another way

 

You will need the "chdman" tool. The chdman.exe file comes with the standard MAME binary zip file which you can find at http://www.mame.net/downmain.html.

 

Before doing any updating, make backups of the CHDs if you can, should anything go wrong when the updating takes place.

 

For most of the chd's you simply need to convert them with chdman. As an example, we will look at the steps to convert the chd file for "Killer Instinct" which is "kinst.chd". (This assumes you have placed the chd file to convert in the same directory as the chdman tool.

 

First, rename the file "kinst.chd" to "kinstold.chd"

 

Open up windows XP (Start/all Programs/Accessories/command prompt and browse (using "CD") to the directory with chdman.exe and run it.

 

Use chdman to update the chd by using the command "chdman -update kinstold.chd kinst.chd" This will generate a new updated "kinst.chd" file in the same directory.

 

Check the new file has been created in the directory and audit it with ClrMAMEPro

 

"http://www.clrmame.com/" "A Rom Manager" to make sure it was successful, and then delete the old version, "kinstold.chd".

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(Another example

put your.77 verified blitz99.chd, chdman.exe, and the blitz99-diff.chd in the same directory, bring up a commandline, navigate to the correct directory, and type:

 

chdman -merge blitz99.chd blitz99-diff.chd blitz99-new.chd

 

And do the same with your.77 verified mace.chd, mace-diff.chd, etc...)

 

Finally, move the new updated file back to its correct place, the "kinst" directory, if you moved it from there to carry out the update.

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