This plugin has been in MediaPortal installation for long time, but has been removed and will be released as standalone plugin since svn March 2008.
Any discussion about the original plugin by waeberd should go into this thread.
It also exists a completly rewritten plugin MyProgramsAlt, you can find it :: here ::.
Download: :: here ::
WikiPage: :: here ::
Support of the well-known emulator MAME has been improved in current cvs (19.05.).
Here are some quick hints to get you started, test-feedback is very welcome:
*) You need to have mame installed
*) You need to have some roms that are in the standard ZIP format
*) OPTIONAL: it's good to have screenshots installed in the default directories ("SNAP", "TITLES", etc).
*) OPTIONAL: it's good to have a recent version of HISTORY.DAT and CATVER.INI in the mame-home directory.
HOW TO USE THE 'MAME DIRECT' IMPORTER:
1) Launch Configuration.exe 2) Launch the myPrograms-plugin-setup screen 3) Add a new "MAME DIRECT"-application: "Add Child" => "Extended" => "MAME Direct importer" -> a new detail screen appears 4) Set the "LAUNCHING APPLICATION" by clicking the browse button to the right. Select the location of your mame.exe / mame32.exe => myPrograms tries to set as many options and directories as possible. 5) Click the FILES tab 6) Click the "UPDATE DATABASE" button to launch the importer
If you have pictures, if you use default directories and if you have the
additional CATVER.INI / HISTORY.DAT files you should get a nicely filled,
seamlessly working list of your mame-roms.
* right now, I'm only scanning for ORIGINALS and I'm skipping clones of games.
* Get CATVER.INI here: catver.com
* Get HISTORY.DAT here: arcade-history: video games, pinballs, slot machines, etc.
Tell me if it works!