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Attract-Mode Support => General => Topic started by: abls1 on May 26, 2015, 05:04:13 AM

Title: List importing
Post by: abls1 on May 26, 2015, 05:04:13 AM
I set up final burn alpha and its working but all of the game list are for mame so there is alot of games it will not play so i need to be able to import a list only for the avaliable games for final burn alpha then import it to Attract Mode.

Title: Re: List importing
Post by: akafox on May 26, 2015, 06:26:22 AM
I'm not sure how to import that. However the best way I would imagine for this is to just grab the games that work in fba from your MAME roms. The best way to do that escapes me at the moment.
Title: Re: List importing
Post by: akafox on May 27, 2015, 09:07:04 AM
Ok this is what you do. First of all is there any reason that you must run FBA? Now don't get me wrong it's a great emulator (and yes I do use it..thus why this answer) however why use it if MAME will run it?

I did have a problem with an old computer i have not running some games a %100 but FBA ran them just fine. Not want to have two "arcade" lists. I merged them. Here is how:

First I took the games that were going to be run in FBA it it's own folder. (e.g. C:\fba\roms\cps1) Then in FBA I told it where to find my roms.

Next I set it up each game the way I wanted it ,tested it, to make sure it ran. I closed down FBA went to AM and set up FBA in attract mode..tested it there. I closed attract mode.

Then I went into the romlist folder (e.g. C:\attract\romlists) then I made a back up of my mame list then I opened my FBA list and highlighted the entire list (ctrl+a) then I copied it all (ctrl+c).

I opened my MAME list next and pasted the FBA list to the bottom of my mame list (ctrl+v) then I saved my new list. After that i started attractmode and started an "arcade" game one from mame one from FBA.

 So now I have one list but when I start the game AM will use the right emulator for it.