Can't get Mame to recogize my rom

Skylink Games

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I am following the Hello world tutorial from Neogeo Dev Hello World Tutorial and according to the instructions quote:

  • Download the latest MAME binaries from [mamedev.org]. Extract the zip contents to a folder such as "C:/MAME/".
  • To run NeoGeo software with MAME, you will need the dumps of the various embedded ROMs which are part of the system. You can find them as a pack called neogeo.zip (various forms, more or less complete). The files needed are 000-lo.lo (64KiB, the LO ROM), sm1.sm1 (128KiB, the M1 ROM for sound), sp-s2.sp1 (128KiB, the system ROM) and sfix.sfix (128KiB, the SFIX ROM). Copy those 4 files to the "C:/MAME/roms/neogeo/" folder (create roms/ and neogeo/ if needed). Like original games these ROMs are copyrighted, so you won't find them here.
All Super Sidekicks ROM files.

  • As a base, find and download a Super Sidekicks romset (ssideki.zip) and extract it to "C:/MAME/roms/ssideki/". Make sure that the following files are present and that they are named correctly (MAME is picky about file names and extensions):
    • 052-c1.c1 and 052-c2.c2 (C ROM pair, sprite graphics)
    • 052-m1.m1 (Z80 code, we won't mess with that)
    • 052-p1.p1 (68k code, that's what we'll replace)
    • 052-s1.s1 (S ROM: fix graphics, we'll use it)
    • 052-v1.v1 (V ROM: sound, won't touch that either)
I did that but when I tried to run my code, I got this:

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I am not sure what I am doing wrong as I followed the instructions and everything is where it should be

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Sorry about the large pictures, I am new here and don't know how to make them any smaller. Does anyone have any ideas?
 

Skylink Games

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Why are you using mame for testing?
Because that is what the tutorial suggests. I don't have an actual Neogeo MVS and from what I heard they cost a lot. I was thinking of getting this to make it feel a bit more authentic. Is there another emulator you can suggest I use for testing purposes?
 

Burning Fight!!

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Please be nice to him guys…

Try - -verifyroms option to see if mame can see your stuff.

Edit: you’re running mame in the wrong path dingus, with that command MAME is trying to find a D:/neogeo-dev/roms/ssideki/ folder. Enter the MAME folder first with cd instead of doing mame/mame.exe
 
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Skylink Games

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maybe you should zip the fucking rom.
There is a reason why it's unzipped. Quote:

The files needed are 000-lo.lo (64KiB, the LO ROM), sm1.sm1 (128KiB, the M1 ROM for sound), sp-s2.sp1 (128KiB, the system ROM) and sfix.sfix (128KiB, the SFIX ROM). Copy those 4 files to the "C:/MAME/roms/neogeo/" folder (create roms/ and neogeo/ if needed).

Please be nice to him guys…


Edit: you’re running mame in the wrong path dingus, with that command MAME is trying to find a D:/neogeo-dev/roms/ssideki/ folder. Enter the MAME folder first with cd instead of doing mame/mame.exe
Thanks, adding "cd" to my batch file worked!

Hello world homecart release for 800 euros imminent
Nah, looking into maybe doing pong as my first and eventually moving towards a shmup

You should get the mvsx, that looks like a good option for someone into the games these days.
I will look into that thanks.

Any comments on using this to test my game down the line, or should I stick to emulators for now?
 
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