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Re: Save state on exit

Posted: July 16th, 2019, 9:45 pm
by ShadowFlame
hey man I just want to say thanks for all your help! Everything is working now highscores are saving on every game that tested so far that includes twin Cobra 2, Raiden and Pacman.

one more minor question when I start up a game now I'm getting a yellowish screen that says "there may be problems with this game" how do I stop that from popping up?
I've turned on "skip game info at startup" in default game options but that warning screen still pops up.

it's not a big deal as I just press a button and it goes away. Just wondering if you knew how to stop that screen every time I start a game.

Thank you again for your time :)

Re: Save state on exit

Posted: July 16th, 2019, 10:11 pm
by Hierophant
No worries, mate! I'm very pleased that we could find a good solution to that dilemma. :hello:

Skip info is different from warnings. The nag screens, as they're commonly called, are built-in and always on for affected games. I guess it's Mamedev's way of trying to cut down on unnecessary cries for help and bug reports.

MAME needs to be specially compiled to eliminate the nag screens. Since you're asking about that, I'm assuming the one you were originally using was a no nag version. It's possible that whoever compiled it may have neglected to include hiscore.dat support or broke it somehow, which would explain why the main problem existed in the first place.

Re: Save state on exit

Posted: July 17th, 2019, 11:34 am
by ShadowFlame
Ah okay thanks for the help :smile:

I may try using the mame executable I was using prior and see if the high scores work. It's possible there was some issue with the folder structure before like maybe it was the wrong hiscore dat file, I mean it didn't even have"Twin Cobra" in it like the one I have now does

Of course, I will copy the structure I have now to the desktop before trying to use the "no nag" version. If it doesn't work, I will just overwrite it with the new one again.

Re: Save state on exit

Posted: July 17th, 2019, 6:07 pm
by Hierophant
Good idea. I'd be interested to know which was the culprit, the executable or a mistake in the folders somewhere. Either way, it was a bit irresponsible of whoever released it. If only they could see the chaos they caused!

Re: Save state on exit

Posted: July 17th, 2019, 8:56 pm
by ShadowFlame
Hey,
I put the original "no nag" executable back, tested Twin Cobra 2 again. High score still saved :thumbsup:

Looks like it was probably a faulty hiscore.dat and/or folder structure.

Thanks again for your help and patience. I would have given up if I tried to figure this out on my own.
😀😊