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Setting mGalaxy

Setting up a simple system (Stella/Atari 2600)

  1. Look for an mGalaxy compatible Atari 2600 emulators and check requirements:
    http://www.mgalaxy.com/tutorial_emulators.html
  2. Download and install the Atari 2600 emulator
  3. Download and install mGalaxy
  4. Run mGalaxy_Runway:
    1. Copy "Atari 2600" from left column to right column.
    2. Specify the application path and the rom path.
    3. Finally click the "Save" button...and voila, you now can start mGalaxy.

Setting up a system with database and script (Snes9x/SuperNintendo)

  1. Look for an mGalaxy compatible SNES emulators and check requirements here: http://www.mgalaxy.com/tutorial_emulators.html
  2. Download and install the SNES emulator.
  3. Download a SNES database to benefit from the extra informations (genre, players,..) contained inside.
    (http://www.mgalaxy.com/forum/index.php?board=15.0)
    Place it into the "Nintendo SNES" folder inside the mGalaxy data folder.
    OR create a database by yourself ("DB UPDATE" tab).
  4. Download and install mGalaxy
  5. Run mGalaxy_Runway:
    1. Copy "Nintendo SNES" from left column to right column.
    2. Specify the application path and the rom path.
    3. Check the "Use database" checkboxes.
    4. Finally click the "Save" button...and voila, you now can start mGalaxy.

The MAME case

  1. Download and install MAME
  2. Download catver.ini (http://www.progettoemma.net/?catlist or http://www.progettosnaps.net/catver/) and nplayers.ini (http://nplayers.arcadebelgium.be/).
    (Those 2 files being needed to get the "Genre" and "Players" info into the database.)
  3. Place them into the MAME application folder.
  4. Download and install mGalaxy
  5. Run mGalaxy_Runway:
    1. Copy "Multi-system [MAME]" from left column to right column.
    2. Specify the application path and the rom path.
    3. We are now going to create the MAME database:
      - Open the "DB UPDATE" tab.
      - Click on the "Update everything" button.
      - Click "OK" to the "Do you want to get data from MAME embedded database?" message.
    4. Check the "Use database" checkbox.
    5. Finally click the 'Save" button...and voila, you now can start mGalaxy.

 

Don't miss our tutorial videos on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/user/mGalaxyFE

IMPORTANT NOTE

Run the emulators separately at first, to configure specific settings like: key mapping, screen resolution,...

YOUR EMULATOR SHOULD BE WORKING "STANDALONE" BEFORE BEING USED BY MGALAXY!

USING DATABASES:
what's a database...and why using it!

By default mGalaxy lists the roms as they are named, but sometimes - and this is the case with Mame's roms - the rom's name is abbreviated.
That's the reason why we need a database file that will help to substitute the (abbreviated) rom's name for a "nice" game name.
With MAME, this information is got from the MAME.exe executable.

 

The database can also contains the "genre" of a game and its "players compatibility".
With Mame, those info can be retrieved from 2 files: catver.ini & nplayers.ini

 

If you want to use a database with another game systems, you'll have to create it by yourself or download an already existing one from our forum.

USING SCRIPTS:
what's a script...and why using it!

Sometimes an application may refuse to close with a shortcut key or to go to "Full Screen" at startup or ....
In this case, you'll need a "Script".
A "Script" is a little piece of software between mGalaxy and the emulator to perform tasks that are not natively supported by the emulator.

mGalaxy comes with all scripts pre-installed.

 

If you have to create a custom script by yourself, be sure to give this script the same name than the system you're doing a script for and place it in "mGalaxy > Data > Scripts" folder.

Finally, be sure that the "Use script file (if available)" checkbox is checked then save.

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