Snapshots

Media Panel

Snapshots are screen grabs of running systems. Since Mame now has a user interface, you can now view these snapshots on the media panel when choosing a system. There are several categories of snapshot ranging from title screens through to pictures of the systems PCB board. Not all snapshot types are supported by Mame but are often viewable in one of Mame's front ends or MameUI. Here's a list of the snapshot types and the folders they are stored in. Anything marked with a * is not currently supported in Mame...

Snapshot Folder Description Example
C:\Mame\artpreview In-Game Artwork Previews
Donkey Kong
C:\Mame\bosses In-Game Boss Snapshots
Arkanoid 2 Boss
C:\Mame\cabinets Case/Cabinet Pictures
Donkey Kong Cabinet
C:\Mame\covers Software Covers
Virtua Fighter (Megadrive 32x)
C:\Mame\cpanel Control Panel Pictures
Donkey Kong Control Panel
C:\Mame\devices Hardware Device Pictures*
Commodore c1530 Cassette
C:\Mame\ends Game Ending Snapshots
Donkey Kong Ending
C:\Mame\flyers System Flyer Scans
Donkey Kong Flyer
C:\Mame\gameover Game Over Snapshots
Donkey Kong Game Over
C:\Mame\howto How To Instruction Screen Snapshots
Strider 2 How To
C:\Mame\logo Manufacturer Logo Snapshots
Konami Logo
C:\Mame\marquees Cabinet Marquee Pictures
Donkey Kong Marquee
C:\Mame\pcb System PCB Pictures
Donkey Kong PCB
C:\Mame\scores In-Game Hiscore Screen Snapshots
Donkey Kong Hi-Score
C:\Mame\select Character/Vehicle Select Screen Snapshots
Street Fighter 2 Select
C:\Mame\snap In-Game System Snapshots
Donkey Kong Snapshot
C:\Mame\snap\<system>\ In-Game Software Snapshots
Sonic The Hedghog Snapshot
C:\Mame\title In-Game Title Screen Snapshots
Donkey Kong Title
C:\Mame\title\<system>\ In-Game Software Title Screen Snapshots
Sonic The Hedgehog Title
C:\Mame\versus In-Game Player vs Player Snapshots
Street Fighter 2 Versus
C:\Mame\warning In-Game Warning Screen Snapshots*
Street Fighter 2 Warning
Description Example
In-Game Artwork Previews
C:\Mame\artpreview
Donkey Kong
In-Game Boss Snapshots
C:\Mame\bosses
Arkanoid 2 Boss
Case/Cabinet Pictures
C:\Mame\cabinets
Donkey Kong Cabinet
Software Covers
C:\Mame\covers
Virtua Fighter (Megadrive 32x)
Control Panel Pictures
C:\Mame\cpanel
Donkey Kong Control Panel
Hardware Device Pictures*
C:\Mame\devices
Commodore c1530 Cassette
Game Ending Snapshots
C:\Mame\ends
Donkey Kong Ending
System Flyer Scans
C:\Mame\flyers
Donkey Kong Flyer
Game Over Snapshots
C:\Mame\gameover
Donkey Kong Game Over
How To Instruction Screen Snapshots
C:\Mame\howto
Strider 2 How To
Manufacturer Logo Snapshots
C:\Mame\logo
Konami Logo
Cabinet Marquee Pictures
C:\Mame\marquees
Donkey Kong Marquee
System PCB Pictures
C:\Mame\pcb
Donkey Kong PCB
Hiscore Screen Snapshots
C:\Mame\scores
Donkey Kong Hi-Score
Character/Vehicle Select Screen Snapshots
C:\Mame\select
Street Fighter 2 Select
In-Game System Snapshots
C:\Mame\snap
Donkey Kong Snapshot
In-Game Software Snapshots
C:\Mame\snap\<system>\
Sonic The Hedghog Snapshot
In-Game Title Screen Snapshots
C:\Mame\title
Donkey Kong Title
Title Screen Snapshots
C:\Mame\title\<system>\
Sonic The Hedgehog Title
In-Game Player vs Player Snapshots
C:\Mame\versus
Street Fighter 2 Versus
In-Game Warning Screen Snapshots*
C:\Mame\warning
Street Fighter 2 Warning

To capture your own snapshot when a system is running, you just need to press the F12 key. If you capture your own snapshots, then they are stored in a subfolder of the C:\Mame\snap folder. This sub folder will be named the same as the system that you are running. You can also download the different snapshot types from Progetto-Snaps or as part of the Mame Extras torrent on Pleasuredome. If you download the snapshots then they will be extracted into the main folder of the snapshot type you've selected, not sub folders.