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Offline mindme

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Mame machine
« on: January 18, 2019, 08:52:01 AM »
In what I argued would be a great tool to recruit new developers, I got the CEO to pay for one of those 6000+ game MAME machines. After about 8 months of process and $6,000 later, it's here. It is everything I dreamed of. It includes not only classic arcade games via the MAME engine but Atari 2600, 5200, and 7000 games, Sega, Gameboy, Nintendo, Familycom, and gasp Vectrex!

Now, here's the dilemma. The "build" includes the Atari 2600 game "Custer's Revenge". Probably one of the worst games to come out on Atari 2600. You basically play a white man who "violates" a Native American woman.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Custer%27s_Revenge

I totally want to delete it from the machine but then I'm like "this is a historical curiosity and I might actually want to play it. I doubt any of the 20somethings at my work know about it or will ever discover it."

So. Hrm. Should I delete it? Or leave it there should I ever have to use it for research purposes?



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Re: Mame machine
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2019, 09:03:33 AM »
Archive the code and delete it from the machine. If you want, install a stub that tells the player where to find the code and why it was archived.
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Re: Mame machine
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2019, 09:58:38 AM »
That reservation aside. This thing is amazing. Not all games play well. But most do.
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Re: Mame machine
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2019, 11:08:28 AM »
$6000 for a raspberry pi and a joystick ??? That better be a very nice cabinet!  >:D

You shouldn't have to go into the code to delete it. There is a folder of roms on the drive somewhere.  You can delete or cut/paste it somewhere else to keep it hidden or rename it.  You mite have to jump through hoops to get to it. I'm betting there really is a RasPi or similar under the cabinet and you can pull the Micro SD card or USB stick.
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