I can't seem to find a workable Tapper (Budweiser) ROM for MAME. Granted, I am completely new to Mame. Use other emulators before, but not this. Went to mamedev.org, downloaded their 32 bit version for my Vista machine, got that working, but the Tapper ROMS keeps saying I am missing files. Anyone know what is going on? Or know of a Tapper Rom that works?
I am trying to avoid Roms for Atari 2600, Atari 800. etc..
Looks like some kind soul has provided the following:
Workable Tapper (Budweiser) ROM for MAME
The above was tested with MAME 0.196 and works perfectly.
Just click on "tapper.zip", as highlighted above, on the page from the aforementioned link, to download the file and then place it (as is) in the roms subfolder without unzipping it.
Looks like tapper rom files changed at either version 192, 193, or 194. The rom files on most download sites have the old files (not sure about the 193 set at archive.org). Clrmamepro can do the rom file update, no additional rom files needed. In both cases mame needs the additional rom file midssio.zip, which hasn't changed. Might take a bit of time before the updated rom files make it to the common download sites.
Check the CRC's. If you have an older complete tapper ROM set, look for a file named "5784". The CRC between it and what is contained in the midssio.zip archive, file named "82s123.12d", match (E1281EE9). CRC match supersedes filename match; a complete (older) tapper ROM set only works fine.
The tapper.zip ROM file alone (without midssio.zip), with the "5784" file, having a CRC of E1281EE9, is evidently leveraged by the kind soul in the above link.
Some may ask/question, "So why the hubbub, Bub?"...