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External hard drives #14094
01/20/06 02:55 AM
01/20/06 02:55 AM
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Fraederichs Offline OP
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Can I pick up an external hard drive, load it up w/ Roms, and be able to play the games like I would if they were on my computer under my name, documents, Macmame, roms? I hope you say yes, cause with all my iTunes music on my eMac, I can't load all my Roms like I wish I could. I did do a search on this topic - honest. Thanks in advance.

Re: External hard drives #14095
01/20/06 03:14 AM
01/20/06 03:14 AM
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Welcome to the board !

I suggest that you carefully read the text file named : Read Me First! - No, Really!.rtf
You'll find this document in your MacMAME folder.

Re: External hard drives #14096
01/20/06 04:12 AM
01/20/06 04:12 AM
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Make some "alias" like descripted in the readme :-) very simple...

Re: External hard drives #14097
01/20/06 05:07 AM
01/20/06 05:07 AM
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Thats how I do it with my setup... In fact if you have a lot of music you've ripped/purchased, I'd suggest you get the largest external hard drive you can afford and use it to backup your eMac files AND still have room for a large macMAME folder.

Having gone thru the pain of a computer crash where i lost a lot of music files, I now keep them backed up.


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Re: External hard drives #14098
01/22/06 07:15 AM
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Yes

Re: External hard drives #14099
01/24/06 10:09 AM
01/24/06 10:09 AM
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Madison, WI
Fraederichs Offline OP
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Yes! It worked! I bought a 250 GB external hard drive from CompUSA for $100. I put my ROMS on the external, made a folder named ROMS, put the roms in it, deleted the ROMS in my MacMAME user folder and made an alias from the external ROMS folder and placed it where the original ROMS folder was and then renamed it from "ROMS alias" to ROMS. It works awesome! I can't wait to show this off to friends! Thanks for your help, people! Great solution.


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