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#327740 Is this site working ok now?

Posted by stardust on 13 August 2019 - 05:08 PM

I see admin under your profile and havent been here long, so don't know the history!


PeteW is maintenance admin here and has been since AAAmusements took over the site... He does a good job here when Alex lets him and has always maintained his own domains and websites regularly.


Pete does not admin the running of the site on day-to-day basis however - hope that clears it up.

#327663 DADsFME is now .com

Posted by stardust on 09 August 2019 - 07:38 PM

Good news - and for the best.


Like you say, 'long live FME' and all that it entails...

#327346 My Alzheimer's News

Posted by stardust on 18 July 2019 - 08:15 PM

My Mam to be given 'end of life' care


I have been told today by the ward doctor that my Mam has between 3 to 6 months left to live.


I am very upset, but also very relieved, that this long journey with Alzheimer's Disease with her is now coming to a natural end. I have authorised a 'do not resuscitate' (DNR) for her future care, which will, when she is discharged from hospital, be then taken over by her GP in her care home for the remainder of time left.


I love her always and forever - and have done my best for her as her son, considering I have the same illness as her... I wouldn't have it any other way and will make her last few precious months with me as pain-free and love-filled as possible - something my whole life has been with her anyway.



#327259 Full emulation!

Posted by stardust on 16 July 2019 - 10:50 AM

That's a given lol very funny!! Was talking about the mechanics. How does it get put on an website and how does ROMs get "dumped"?


The history to all this throughout the last two decades is about on here somewhere - you're best using the Search to find it as it is all a long time ago explained... But believe me, I know it is on here somewhere.

#326848 Where can I download MFME 5x?

Posted by stardust on 01 July 2019 - 08:44 PM

I remember the video......


I remember the rows... ;) 

#326714 New layout section needed for updated MFME games?

Posted by stardust on 26 June 2019 - 01:52 PM

I'm seeing the admin/moderators are replying to individuals with certain replies, but not addressing the issue raised in the main thread I made...


Very sad times, especially when MFME is taking off again to a place it used to be, I can't believe how the interests of the site has managed to get to this stage.

#326700 New layout section needed for updated MFME games?

Posted by stardust on 26 June 2019 - 06:18 AM

So, from what I've read through this thread I've made is that the admin/moderators have an issue that the emulators themselves aren't loaded here, but that the layouts are? Am I correct in that assumption?


If I am, then really what is the point? Fruit Emu is happy to take donations from members to keep the site going... The least they could expect in return is that those running the site, help them maintain a database that they are helping to pay for.


The issue with Chris (Wizard) is a separate one from the members - this should not be taken out of members, quite a few of whom contribute towards Fruit Emu. That should be taken up with wizard himself, privately, and discussing, in a mannerly way, any problems that may be the issue.


This site is becoming a mess, and sadly it seems to me, that neither the admin nor the moderators really care about it, because of past issues.


I hope those donating to the site might reflect too much on this when their renewal payments are ready to be made again... It is those members this site is letting down, no one else.


I honestly never ever thought that Fruit Emu would become like this, it certainly isn't the site I always knew and loved for many years now...

#326685 New layout section needed for updated MFME games?

Posted by stardust on 25 June 2019 - 07:28 PM

I will say that I have a Facebook group with nearly 2000 members in(not lots compared to some but adequate) and it can be a pain in the arse running things. I know I'll get shot in the foot for this but it looks organised in the downloads section doesn't it?


Yes, it does, if you have schizophrenia... ;) 

#326679 New layout section needed for updated MFME games?

Posted by stardust on 25 June 2019 - 06:26 PM

It's quite a simple thing...


Either create a MFME 6+/Version 19 Section, or remove the categories from the main downloads section and, for simplistic terms, call it MFME Downloads (encompassing all MFME layouts - the layout creators defining which version the game must be played in.)


But as it is now, it isn't fit for purpose as it's all over the place with layouts in sections that that they don't belong in.

#326645 New layout section needed for updated MFME games?

Posted by stardust on 25 June 2019 - 06:35 AM

....it would just be a nice thing to do.  It sounds like it should be a simple process but I genuinely don't know what goes into creating a new section, is it a lot of work?





I had started with my dementia when I helped create the section, it took just three days, as it is mainly just moving sections of posts into the newly created area...


Allowing the moderators to have elevated access to certain parts of the database could easily allow this section to be made, if the admin haven't time to perform such a task, as I'm sure there are more than capable moderators here to perform such a task. It is how it was done in the past.

#326591 birthday in the house

Posted by stardust on 23 June 2019 - 09:24 PM

I missed this, sorry Phil...


I hope you had a lovely day - and don't worry about the Victor Meldrew moment - when you get to a certain age, you don't bloody care! ;) 


Take care,


Daryl x

#326521 New layout section needed for updated MFME games?

Posted by stardust on 21 June 2019 - 01:53 PM

After nearly 5 years since I and others helped create this layout section for the games that were available at the time, isn't it time now that the Downloads section was better updated with a dedicated MFME 6+ section added for new and updated MFME 5- versions?


It is really messy trying to find a game, particularly because I'm using MFME5 to convert most (I have over 10GB worth over the last 15 years lol) to run on the newer release emulators, yet, when trying to download an older MFME 5 game, I'm finding that it is in fact, updated to MFME 6 but is still in the MFME 5 section.


Also, with news that a newer Version 19 emulator for Windows 10 only coming out soon, it is important to try and keep the MFME database updated here - it is the main place all FME members come to for their layouts - and it seems to be long-neglected.


Hopefully, admin or moderators will read this and take a look at the section - it really does need an updated page section...


Peace and love,


Daryl x

#326411 Old joke (it made me giggle)

Posted by stardust on 17 June 2019 - 10:57 AM

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#326273 Old joke (it made me giggle)

Posted by stardust on 12 June 2019 - 11:13 AM

I was speaking to a gay mate the other day and asked if he put up with any shit from his friends...


"Often" he said, "especially if they hadn't been to the toilet first!" ;)

#325796 Birthday in the house shaun 2097

Posted by stardust on 19 May 2019 - 11:36 AM

Belated birthday greetings - hope it was a good one...