This torrent is a compilation made by the Pleasuredome staff of files from different sources.
The files are used by the MAME emulator or by frontends. They improve the playing experience.
All the contents of this torrent can be obtained from the websites of the original authors.
From the very beginning this torrent was made to be instantly usable while seeding back the contents.
The MAME EXTRAs, MAME Multimedia and MAME EXTRAs Update torrents are usually released every two months, about two weeks after the MAME release. It's necessary to wait until all the content is up-to-date and made available by all the sources used. The 3 torrents are released together. Do not ask when or if a new version of this torrent will be released, it will be released when it's ready.
The VideoSnaps (short videos intended to be played by frontends as previews) and Soundtracks (in MP3 format) are actually part of the MAME EXTRAs, but due to the size they are in a separate torrent named MAME Multimedia.
The MAME EXTRAs Update torrent has only the new files required to update both the MAME EXTRAs and MAME Multimedia torrents from one version to the next version.
Reproducing the torrent's contents
The files that are provided by progetto-SNAPS can also be downloaded with Arcade Database Tools.
Below are three methods to reproduce the torrent's contents using ROM Managers:
|Method 1 (slow)|
- Download the update set, if available.
- If you own a previous set, unzip all the existing zipfiles that contain the non-zipped content into a folder of the same name (in 7-zip -> Extract to "*\").
- Create a temporary folder called "_scan" in the parent folder.
- Move all the (extracted) folders with the non-zipped content into the "_scan" folder.
- Load the "all_non-zipped_content.dat" into CMP and in the Settings, point at the temporary "_scan" folder.
- Scan/Fix*/Rebuild the content until it's 100% complete and use the update content as rebuild source.
- Zip the internal content of all the individual folders in the temporary "_scan" folder and torrentzip (64-bit) them afterwards.
- Move the zipfiles from the temporary "_scan" folder to the parent folder.
- When all is finished, delete the temporary "_scan" folder.
|Method 2 (fastest)|
- download the Update EXTRAs
- create a folder "MAME 0.xxx EXTRAs\_scan"
- load the all_non-zipped_content.dat in CMP and point it at "MAME 0.xxx EXTRAs\_scan" in the Settings
- scan (New Scan without fixing) the empty "MAME 0.xxx EXTRAs\_scan" folder
- rebuild from the previous full version and from the current Update EXTRAs
- scan (New Scan) the result, which should now be 100% complete
- zip the internal content of each folder (except dats and folders) in "MAME 0.xxx EXTRAs\_scan"
- move the zipfiles and the dats and folder folders to "MAME 0.xxx EXTRAs\" and delete the _scan folder
- drag 'n drop the zipfiles on Torrenzip.NET (way faster!) or trrntzip64.exe
- scan/fix/rebuild and torrenzip the artwork and samples, using their datfiles
- copy the cheat.7z to "MAME 0.xxx EXTRAs\"
- check if it matches the torrent and join.
|Method 3 - Using RomVault and a script created by member kdin6tl3nm (fast)|
|This method is not working anymore, the original dat-files changed on MAME EXTRAs version 0.247 but the script wasn't updated accordingly. Use another method instead.|
Some folders/files are used by the MAME emulator (see MAME Installation for instructions):
|File or Folder||Description|
|artwork folder||contains: bezels, control panels, marquees, instruction cards, backdrops, overlays, lamps and LEDs|
|samples folder||zipped WAV files for systems that don't have audio emulated yet; see MAME Samples|
|cheat.7z||compilation of cheats|
The dats folder has text files displayed by MAME or frontends. Its contents are:
|command.dat||list of the commands (e.g. how to do a Hadouken in Street Fighter)|
|gameinit.dat||initialization procedures for games that are not playable on the first run|
|hiscore.dat||unofficial highest scores achieved|
|history.dat||history information text file in the old format|
|history.xml||history information text file in the new format as needed by MAME. There's a copy of this file in the history folder.|
|mameinfo.dat||information text file of arcade games|
|messinfo.dat||information text file of non-arcade games; also lists changes in "whatsnew" and SVN|
|scores3.htm||top scores with recording files for playback|
The folders folder has
INI files. Each
INI file appears in MAME (or frontends) as one or more folders with systems inside according to specific criteria. Its contents are:
|arcade_BIOS.ini||arcade games that require a BIOS to run|
|arcade_NOBIOS.ini||arcade games that don't require a BIOS to run|
|category.ini||systems in about 235 categories|
|catlist.ini||systems in about 224 categories (with slightly different criteria)|
|genre.ini||systems in about 28 categories|
|languages.ini||systems in about 16 languages|
|monochrome.ini||games with two colors in three categories: "Black and White Games", "Monochromatic Games" and "Vectorial Black and White"|
|Multiplayer.ini||how many players can play a system, simultaneously or alternately|
|screenless.ini||systems without video output|
|series.ini||lists series of games|
|version.ini||lists of games that were added on every MAME version|
The history folder has the
history.xml file as needed by MAMEUI (a MAME derivative). There's a copy of this file in the dats folder.
The other archives are used by the MAME emulator or frontends:
|artpreview||artwork preview screenshots|
|bosses||boss (final and hardest enemy of a level) screenshots|
|covers_SL||covers of the Software List|
|cpanel||images of control panels|
|devices||images of electronic gadgets that are attached to main systems|
|ends||screenshot of the end of each game (when the game is completed)|
|flyers||scanned paper advertisement intended for wide distribution to promote the systems|
|gameover||screenshot of the game over message of every game|
|howto||screenshot of the general instructions that the games display|
|icons||icons of arcade games and the other systems|
|logo||screenshot of the logo of the company that created every game|
|manuals||manuals in PDF (usage and operational)|
|manuals_SL||manuals in PDF (usage and operational) of Software List|
|marquees||photos of the brand of the cab that is on the top of the cabinet, usually back-lit neon sign|
|pcb||Printed Circuit Board snapshots; photos of the motherboards of the systems|
|scores||screenshot of the default high score of every game|
|select||screenshot of one selection menu of every game (character, country, level, gun, tool, language etc)|
|snap_SL||in-game Software List screenshots|
|titles||title screenshots, usually taken when the name of the game is shown during attract mode|
|titles_SL||title screenshots of Software List, usually taken when the name of the game is shown during attract mode|
|versus||screenshot of the presentation of the characters that will play against each other|
|warning||screenshots of warnings displayed by the games|
Below are the lists of websites with the resources used to create the MAME EXTRAs and MAME Multimedia torrents:
|artwork||progetto-SNAPS - Artworks|
|samples||progetto-SNAPS - Samples|
|artpreview||progetto-SNAPS - Snapshots|
|bosses||progetto-SNAPS - Snapshots|
|cabinets||progetto-SNAPS - Cabinets|
|covers_SL||progetto-SNAPS - Software List Resources|
|cpanel||progetto-SNAPS - Control Panels|
|devices||progetto-SNAPS - Devices|
|ends||progetto-SNAPS - Snapshots|
|flyers||progetto-SNAPS - Flyers|
|gameover||progetto-SNAPS - Snapshots|
|howto||progetto-SNAPS - Snapshots|
|icons||progetto-SNAPS - MAMu_'s Icons + Extended Version Icons|
|logo||progetto-SNAPS - Snapshots|
|manuals||progetto-SNAPS - Manuals|
|manuals_SL||progetto-SNAPS - Manuals|
|marquees||progetto-SNAPS - Marquees|
|pcb||progetto-SNAPS - PCBs|
|scores||progetto-SNAPS - Snapshots|
|select||progetto-SNAPS - Snapshots|
|snap||progetto-SNAPS - Snapshots|
|snap_SL||progetto-SNAPS - Software List Resources|
|titles||progetto-SNAPS - Snapshots|
|titles_SL||progetto-SNAPS - Software List Resources|
|versus||progetto-SNAPS - Snapshots|
|warning||progetto-SNAPS - Snapshots|
|Support files (dats, folders & history)|
|arcade.ini||progetto-SNAPS - Support (part of category.ini)|
|arcade_BIOS.ini||progetto-SNAPS - Support (part of category.ini)|
|arcade_NOBIOS.ini||progetto-SNAPS - Support (part of category.ini)|
|bestgames.ini||progetto-SNAPS - Support|
|category.ini||progetto-SNAPS - Support|
|catlist.ini||progetto-SNAPS - Support|
|command.dat||progetto-SNAPS - Support (short-hand)|
|gameinit.dat||progetto-SNAPS - Support|
|genre.ini||progetto-SNAPS - Support|
|hiscore.dat||Official MAMEdev Hiscore.dat (MAME-Source\Plugins\hiscore)|
|history.dat & history.xml||Arcade History|
|languages.ini||progetto-SNAPS - Support|
|mess.ini||progetto-SNAPS - Support (part of category.ini)|
|messinfo.dat||progetto-SNAPS - Support|
|monochrome.ini||progetto-SNAPS - Support (part of category.ini)|
|scores3.htm||MARP - MAME Action Replay Page|
|screenless.ini||progetto-SNAPS - Support (part of category.ini)|
|series.ini||progetto-SNAPS - Support|
|version.ini||progetto-SNAPS - Support|
|VideoSnaps||progetto-SNAPS - VideoSnaps|
|VideoSnaps_SL||progetto-SNAPS - Software List Resources|