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General / Re: How do I run MAME roms off an external drive?
« on: Yesterday at 09:07:39 PM »
That mame.ini is expecting the games to be installed in the mame emulator sub directory called "roms". Based on your original post, this isn't correct.

your mame.ini rompath line should be more like this
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rompath                   roms;/media/arcadeamachine/64GBsandisk/mame/roms

Also, in the AM emulator configuration (/attract/emulators/mame.cfg) you need to use [name] and not [romfilepath] like you mention.

Hey, I think I sent the wrong mame.ini, where would I find it?

Depends on the type and version of mame and OS being used. Looks like you're using mame32ui on Linux so I would guess...
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~/.mame/mame.ini
FYI - .mame is a hidden folder

If that isn't right then you can just look for it...
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find / -name mame.ini

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General / Re: How to set up attract mode on a PC step by step
« on: August 12, 2018, 10:17:38 AM »
I m using retroarch for mame :/ ... Do I need the mame program ?

Retroarch can't generate the listxml. You can use AM to scrape using thegamesdb.net to get the info or install the matching version of mame and do a "mame.exe -listxml > mame.xml" and then reference the file created in the "import_extras" line of the AM mame.cfg. Once this is done you can delete/remove the mame install if you don't want it.

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General / Re: How to set up attract mode on a PC step by step
« on: August 12, 2018, 10:02:48 AM »
That is exactly what does not work for me as u can see in the error above

! No XML output found, command: mame -listxml

Post your AM mame.cfg and let us know where you have mame installed.

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General / Re: How to set up attract mode on a PC step by step
« on: August 12, 2018, 09:19:11 AM »
Can someone help me with this error ?

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*** Generating Collection/Rom List: mame
 - Found 11025 files.
 - Obtaining -listxml info...    Error executing command: 'mame -listxml'

! No XML output found, command: mame -listxml
 - Skipping import_extras file: d:\mame\mame.xml
[Import d:\mame\roms\nplayers.ini] - found info for 10962 entries.
[Import d:mame\roms\catver.ini] - found info for 0 entries.
 * Unsupported import_extras file: d:mame\roms\controls.ini
 - Removing any duplicate entries...
 + Writing 11025 entries to: D:\AM\romlists/mame.txt
Writing emulator config to: D:\AM\emulators/mame.cfg

Controls.ini hasn't been supported/worked for a long time. There is no need for the file since the information is in the mame -listxml.

Nplayers.ini works but is obsolete. This info is also in mame -listxml.

Catver.ini is needed but you are missing a "\" after "D:" in your mame.cfg emulator file.

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General / Re: Failed to open X11 display
« on: August 11, 2018, 05:58:31 PM »
Hi, guys

I'm using Retropie on Raspbian Stretch without the DE, for a personal project. It's working fine with EmulationStation, etc, but I want it running attractmode so I installed it with no errors along the process.
The only problem is that when i run "attract" it gives me the following error:

Failed to open X11 display: make sure the DISPLAY environment variable is set correctly

I've googled for days, but I can't the problem. Can someone help me?

Compiling AM with regular SFML won't run AM without X11 on a Pi. To run AM without X11 you must compile "sfml-pi" before compiling AM. If you want to run AM with X11 you must install X11.

Check out the Pi FAQ http://forum.attractmode.org/index.php?topic=1249.0 or the Wiki https://github.com/mickelson/attract/wiki/Compiling-on-the-Raspberry-Pi-(Raspbian-Jessie) for install steps.

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General / Re: How do you set up individual consoles with MAME?
« on: August 10, 2018, 03:22:28 PM »
@progets Thanks for the reply... Hmmm.., are you sure about the pathing of the INIs in my CFG? I get a message in the console stating "info found for 152 entries" for catver and 153 entries for nplayers. I also tried with absolute paths with same result. I assumed that most all pathing was relative to the Working Directory. Will catver and nplayers have much of an effect on SoftwareLists, or do they just affect the Arcade portion of MAME?—still unclear if SoftwareLists are addressed in these 2 INIs. Doesn't seem that the 2 INIs are getting the bulk of the Atari 2600 set. I see that thegamesdb has Genre info for most of the Atari 2600 set. Wondering if this portion of the scraping is also being currently affected along with the overview TXTs

Had a feeling the blank overview txt files was probably just an API issue or something changing in the scraper; I tried every-which-way to get them pulled from thegamesdb to no avail. Hopefully, someone is on the case and it'll be fixed soon.

Quickie art question: I'm currently using the MAME SoftwareList non-merged romset for my Atari 2600. Over the years I've obtained various art and video sets from various sources with various naming conventions, i.e., MAME 8.3, No-Intro, Goodsets, etc. If/when assigning multiple art sources in AM, will AM use any "fuzzy logic" to look at the game name to grab the appropriate art/video and copy into the destination folder with my current MAME 8.3 naming convention, or do I need to use a 3rd party util to rename first?
Thanks again for the assist progets!!

Yes, catver.ini and players.ini can be used in newer version of mame that have mess merged as long as they are up-to-date versions that contain the information. nplayers.ini is outdated and no longer needed since this info can now be taken from the mame.xml. I am also certain about the paths unless something has change in the past 6 months.

No, there is no fuzzy logic on existing art matching with AM. The name is a 100% match (except the file extension) or it's not recognized. You can use 3rd party tools to rename or use the built-in scraping feature of AM to get artwork that matches from thegamesdb.net (this requires the proper configuration of your emulator.cfg files).

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General / Re: Unable to launch MAME roms from Nevato (WinXP 32-bit)
« on: August 10, 2018, 02:46:35 PM »
But he says it can run games perfectly fine - with ATTRAC MAN theme. But not with Nevato and Robospin.

I understand but you have to start somewhere. Clearly there is a piece that isn't right. If it truly is a layout issue it can only be a screen resolution or a windowed mode type of problem. The steps I provided would take less than 5 minutes to try and would be easy to put back  if it doesn't work. Sometimes people move or upgrade mame and don't account for the changes needed in the mame.ini.

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General / Re: How do you set up individual consoles with MAME?
« on: August 10, 2018, 12:25:48 AM »
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import_extras        catver.ini;nplayers.ini;G:\Staging\v0.187\hash\a2600.xml;G:\Arcade DLs and Utils\Hyperspin FE Hyperlists\Atari 2600.xml;G:\Arcade DLs and Utils\Utilities\CSV Database Info Editor v1.0\Data\Atari 2600.xml
My catver and nplayers are on the root of my MAME/Working Dir.

The way you have defined catver.ini and nplayers.ini is incorrect. What you have posted has AM looking for these files in the root of the AM folder, not the mame root folder. You need to either move these files or define full paths or pathes relative to the AM folder.

The empty/blank game overview files is a current issue. This did work correctly in the past. There were recent changes to the way AM uses these file as well as changes to thegamesdb.net API so I don't know where this issue lies.

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General / Re: Unable to launch MAME roms from Nevato (WinXP 32-bit)
« on: August 09, 2018, 09:00:29 PM »
@Joe737 - Do you have DirectX installed? Is a current version even available for XP? In your mame.ini you have it set to use it.

Line from your mame.ini telling mame to use DirectX
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#
# WINDOWS VIDEO OPTIONS
#
video                     d3d


To test and pin point your issue. I recommend...
1. rename your mame.ini to mame.ini.old
2. run mame.exe from Windows or the command line (not from AM) and then exit mame. it will create a new mame.ini
3. edit the new mame.ini "rompath" line only to include the the path to your roms and save the file
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#
# CORE SEARCH PATH OPTIONS
#
rompath                   roms;C:\Documents and Settings\Joe\Desktop\MameUnpackedROMS121
4. run mame.exe from Windows or the command line (not from AM) and make sure a game works.
5. run the same game used in step 5 using AM and let us know the results.

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Announcements / Re: Version 2.4 sneaking in!
« on: August 08, 2018, 12:23:20 AM »
Thanks for the update.
What do you mean exactly with "Attract-Mode is now looking for game overview information in a different place then previously" , I have tons of overview scrapped descriptions and I prefer to move them to another place than re-scrape all the stuff.
Which is the new location?

Here is the description of where the overviews are now stored:

https://github.com/mickelson/attract/commit/88595c811b2ebe717d1c9ea116373531b92cc6cb

hope that helps!

Thanks I have converted the "old ones" to the new "format".
Should be easy to make a python script if anyone wants to help.
I have used the find and replace feature of notepad ++ , just deleting the first "Overview " word at the begining and "n/n/"
Then just changing the .cfg extension for .txt with flexible renamer.

I have an Autoit script I made to convert normal text files to the old overview format and vice-versa.
I think I can easily repurpose it to make the conversion from the old to the new overview format, however on my test runs with AM 2.4 the overviews are coming blank (tried with Odyssey 2 and Vectrex) I am flooded at the moment and unable to chase the problem. Can anyone tell me how the new files are formatted? Apart from ditching the "overview " at the beginning and changing the extension from ".cfg" to ".txt" anything else has changed? Are they still using "\n" as linefeeds?

Cheers.

I think you have all the information.

1. remove the first 9 characters of each old .cfg file ("overview ")
2. rename the file from .cfg to .txt
3. move files to the new location (/attract/scraper/<emulator>/overview/<romname>.txt)

Simple in a Linux console but in Windows I think most are using Notepad++ for batch converions.

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General / Re: How do I run MAME roms off an external drive?
« on: August 05, 2018, 10:39:09 PM »
That mame.ini is expecting the games to be installed in the mame emulator sub directory called "roms". Based on your original post, this isn't correct.

your mame.ini rompath line should be more like this
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rompath                   roms;/media/arcadeamachine/64GBsandisk/mame/roms

Also, in the AM emulator configuration (/attract/emulators/mame.cfg) you need to use [name] and not [romfilepath] like you mention.

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General / Re: Unable to launch MAME roms in AM - not a rompath issue
« on: August 05, 2018, 10:33:27 PM »
Check your /attract/emulators/mame.cfg to make sure your argument is correct. MAME arcade games use "[name]" which is different from most systems that use ""[romfilename]"".

It should look like this
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args                 [name]

and not like this
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args                 "[romfilename]"

If this isn't your issue post the mame.cfg file from AM.

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General / Re: How do I run MAME roms off an external drive?
« on: August 04, 2018, 10:19:39 PM »
Chances are you don't have the rom path set in MAME. If that isn't your issue post your mame.ini file. Also, what type of MAME set are you using split/merged/non-merged?

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General / Re: Changing Which System Previws After Intro?
« on: August 04, 2018, 10:10:41 PM »
Configure-->General-->Startup Mode = Show Display Menu/Show Last Selection (Default)/Launch Last Game

These are your startup choices. By default AM will display the last system (and game) that was played. Exit AM while on the Arcade system and that's what you'll see the next time you start AM.

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General / Re: Poll: What systems do you use most (85%+) of the time?
« on: August 03, 2018, 11:14:22 PM »
Wow almost half the people only play arcade games. That's more than I expected. The other half seem to like console as well with only a few playing handheld games.

I thought that maybe I should have included computer games in the poll but seeing the numbers I think that wouldn't have made much of a difference.

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