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uprising
7th June 2006, 09:18 PM
I was a bit confused about CHD files and what they were so I did a google search and found....

A CHD file is a compressed image of the hard drive used in an arcade cabinet. Hard drives are used in arcade games because of the huge storage available on them (gigabytes!). Luckily for us the lovely Mame developers have found a way to support a compressed version of these hard drives although some can still be quite large.

At the moment there are now several games that use hard drives with sizes from 50MB up to over 2GB so make sure you have plenty of space left.

Ok

So are these games that are larger then the normal Roms or what???

I've got a complete set of ROMS....so is it worth grabing these as well???

uprising
7th June 2006, 09:22 PM
is this worth getting???

MAME Sooner CHDs (106u2)

Davefjedi
7th June 2006, 09:42 PM
not realy unless you run a pentium 1000 cpu i have found most of them to be unplayable

The Pinny Parlour
7th June 2006, 09:47 PM
Yep, I agree with Dave. Most CHD's are unplayable because you need a Core Quad/whatever, or a AMD Athlon 128. (Yes, don't exist yet).

Some are however playable, Area 51 for example is playable.

I have some but not all, I do however have current romsets. That's important to me. :D

uprising
7th June 2006, 10:13 PM
Thanks for the quick reply guys :)

So are the CHD high powered games???

Are these games worth getting???
or are these CHD games already available in a ROM set??

You guys know of any links where I could find out some more info on the specs needed to run CHDs???

The Pinny Parlour
7th June 2006, 10:33 PM
Thanks for the quick reply guys :)

So are the CHD high powered games???

Are these games worth getting???
or are these CHD games already available in a ROM set??

You guys know of any links where I could find out some more info on the specs needed to run CHDs???


Yes very high powered games. Take a look in your Mame for a game list.

Worth getting, No.

Try reading these links yourself and make up your own opinion:
http://www.mameworld.net/easyemu/mameguide/mamechd.htm
http://www.mame.net/cgi-bin/wwwthreads/showpost.pl?Board=mamegeneral&Number=189924&page=3&view=expan&mode=threaded&sb=1
http://www.mameromlinks.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&p=6507
http://www.mameromlinks.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=1589
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/printthread.php?t=448619&page=78&pp=30
http://www.mame.net/cgi-bin/wwwthreads/showpost.pl?Board=mamegeneral&Number=189397&page=7&view=expan&mode=threaded&sb=5
http://www.dweasel.com/agmfaq/index-4.html
http://www.austech.info/showthread.php?t=128587

uprising
7th June 2006, 11:49 PM
Legend

Thankyou:)

I can't wait till I get the space to start building this cab...

Ill be sure to post pics on here:cool: