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    Default MAME CHD LIST. Please Read if you use MAME!

    For certain games to run on MAME, you need something called a CHD file. It is like a little hard drive but for arcade games. Usually you can find them in the same place you find your arcade roms. It is also usually in a multi-part RAR file. I made this list so that if you are wondering why a certain MAME game won't run, a CHD is probably needed. Look at this list. If you see the game's name on here, chances are that you need to download a CHD file. I don't know how do make it run. That's my friend's specialty.

    You know when a game needs it when if you look up the directories for MAME, look under CHD, it'll tell you the games that need them:

    Here are the following games that need CHD files along with the rom:

    Killer Instinct
    Killer Instinct 2
    Area 51
    Beat The Champ
    All the "Beatmania" games
    California Speed
    Cart Fury
    Crypt Killer
    Dead Eye
    Gauntlet: Dark Legacy
    Gauntlet Legends
    Hyper Athlete
    Hyper Drive
    JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
    JoJo's Venture
    Judge Dredd
    Mace: The Dark Age
    Maximum Force
    Nagano Winter Olympics
    NBA Showtime/NFL Blitz 2000
    NBA Showtime: NBA on NBC
    NFL Blitz
    NFL Blitz '99
    NFL Blitz 2000 Gold Edition
    Powerful Baseball '96
    Primal Rage 2
    Quiz Do Re Me Fa Grand Prix
    Quiz Do Re Me Fa Grand Prix 2
    Road Burners
    San Francisco Rush
    San Francisco Rush: 2049
    San Francisco Rush: The Rock
    Simpsons Bowling
    Sport Fishing 2
    Street Fighter III: New Generation
    Street Fighter III: 2nd Impact
    Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike
    Susume! Taisen Puzzle-Dama
    Tenth Degree
    Vapor TRX
    Vicious Circle
    War Gods
    War: The Final Assault
    Wayne Gretzky's 3D Hockey
    Wedding Rhapsody

    This list is based off of MAME 0.96. It may change.
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    For all information regarding MAME roms which is currently up to date with the latest version of MAME, please go here: Once there, just type the name of the game into the search box on the upper left of the page. Some game roms that require CHDs have a different filename than the actual CHD. Example: Street Fighter III 3rd Strike: Fight for the Future, rom name is, chd name is 33s000.chd, but the chd must be placed in a folder called sfiii3. Yeah, they made it more confusing now

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    Haha what a strange coincidence. I just got into MAME emulation and found chd images hard as hell to find. That is until I found a torrent for the chd goodset. (about 27gb :O:O:O)

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