How To Install MAME 0.160 on Lubuntu 15.10 – Dell Latitude E6410

Here is the basic instructions I did to fully install a working MAME on a x64 DELL Latitude E6410 with 15.10 installed/setup to working order!

  1. RUN:
    sudo apt-get install mame mame-tools

    [run sudo apt-get update if you can’t get this command to run in CLI]

***WARNING*** [After I did the install, I saw I had OpenGL in the  mame.ini file but the screen showed the following error:


Notice how blurry that looks, it’s showing “No Driver Loaded”!!
That’s not good news! We can fix that!

2. Run the following command:

sudo lshw -c video

This will show you what you have setup.

3. Make sure you run :

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa
sudo apt update

**This will make sure you can get all the packages that are available**

You will need to use the following section and install a driver here [This model uses NVIDIA, so I chose the following from the list]

Then ran the following on my E6410 to bring things up to full MAME install:

cd ~/.mame && mame -cc
sudo apt-get install gedit
gedit ~/.mame/mame.ini

[This will copy the rom to the right default path which was the working one once tried]


sudo apt-get install wine

[You will need to load this so your gfx shows up correctly! This has been tested on two different machines as part of the full installation process that works!]


There you have it! Remember to check the .mame folder which is hidden  by default in your /home directory. That’s where you can edit your configuration file once you make it.

Just have to use the other path I’ve listed to install roms that will play/load.

Hope this helps anyone who is wanting to install this and needed another demonstration of how to install this on Lubuntu 15.10 x64.

To install a complete ROM set from an unzipped folder named “roms” to the right ROM path: *Must be done from dir where the roms folder is located*

sudo cp -r roms/ /usr/local/share/games/mame/

You can also use the following to copy roms to the MAME default dir path:

sudo cp /usr/local/share/games/mame/roms

Author: Lubuntu 15.10 Support Dedicated Lubuntu 15.10 Support Beyond The Official Lubuntu Sub-Team

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