Export a subset from a full romset ?

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Re: Export a subset from a full romset ?

Post by Voljega » October 1st, 2015, 3:28 pm

OK it seems I stumbled onto pretty complicated issues !

First I've changed my GUI (which hasn't been updated after 2011 apparently) to MameUI64 0.161 now i've got 1100 available games.

Still 119 missing, a good deal of them beeing neo geo games.

The filename I posted are indeed driver names there are even referenced in a 'driver' name :hello:

Now it seems to be a MAME itself issue, introduced by 0.154 and for which frontends should be updated but were not or not quickly enough :

http://www.gameex.info/forums/topic/150 ... ist-empty/
http://www.gameex.info/forums/topic/135 ... ate/page-5
http://www.mameworld.info/ubbthreads/sh ... art=1&vc=1
http://www.emu-france.com/news/32517-ma ... 7-6-9-maj/

I don't know how to resolve that...
Does anyone past 0.154 have the same issue ?
Games impacted :
2020 Super Baseball set1
3 Count Bout / Fire Suplex NGM-043 NGH-043

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Re: Export a subset from a full romset ?

Post by Voljega » October 1st, 2015, 4:48 pm

MAMEUIFX 64 0.161 seems to be the only frontend which corrected the problem at the time. (With GameEx)

But I can't find it anywhere except a download on a japanese forum and I'm scared to open the exe because I have no antivirus...

Other solution is to upgrade again to a later version and pray that MAMEUI corrected the problem...

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Re: Export a subset from a full romset ?

Post by Hierophant » October 2nd, 2015, 4:22 am

I ran this download through my ESET Smart Security for you:

http://www.speedyshare.com/yHcEZ/EmuCR- ... 4-0161.exe

No threats detected. As an extra precaution, I submitted the file to Virus Total and got a very clean result:

https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/4f10 ... 443777441/

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Re: Export a subset from a full romset ?

Post by Voljega » October 2nd, 2015, 4:26 am

Wow many thanks, I'll try that this weekend !

Updated MAMEUI to 0.162 but it didn't work any better

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Re: Export a subset from a full romset ?

Post by Voljega » October 2nd, 2015, 3:11 pm

Well still not working, even losed 30 more games...

I'm fed up I give up !! MAME is definitely too complicated and unstable for its own sake... It's so exhausting.

Anyway I got my hand on the full FBA-libreto parent-only 0.161 romset so I'll Try my luck with that on the Pi2 !
And I'll keep my perfectly working 0.152 set on the PC

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Re: Export a subset from a full romset ?

Post by Hierophant » October 5th, 2015, 5:45 pm

Sometimes that's the price to pay for progress. MAME has been in constant development since 1997 and tries for high accuracy. Games that seemed to work OK before might get broken in the process and then get fixed again later. While it can be a headache for users, it's actually a good sign that things are getting worked on by the developers.

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Re: Export a subset from a full romset ?

Post by Voljega » October 19th, 2015, 3:03 am

Well I've managed to code it in a few hours.

No fool proof at all, but I am now able to :
- build a CVS file containing all infos on the roms of a set, using only the roms folder and the related MAME standalone executable, OR a Favorites.ini file and the related MAME standalone executable.
- compare two romset CVS and detecting their differences and which games from the first set are available or not in the second one (works in the other way too)
- rebuild a subset from the second set using only the roms wich were presents in the first one.

The trick was to use the description of the rom (the title shown by GUI) instead of the zip name to avoid any renaming problems.

I still have to detect if a rom is a clone or a parent in modern mame versions, it's already working on older ones.

Working status would be a good thing too

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Re: Export a subset from a full romset ?

Post by Voljega » October 19th, 2015, 3:05 am

Also I'm not managing CHD at all for the moment

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Re: Export a subset from a full romset ?

Post by Hierophant » October 19th, 2015, 6:19 pm

Nicely done! It's pretty cool that you know how to try and figure out a way to code your own solution. :thumbsup:

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