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kaptainsteve

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Generating Romlist
« on: February 27, 2017, 06:56:25 PM »
Hello,

I hope someone can help generating a romlist for Mame in Attractmode.
I can't seem to get it to work.
At one point I got the name of the roms to show up, but not the correct game names.

In short, could someone please walk me through the settings in Attractmode for mame to generate the correct romlist and names, please.

Thanks in advance.

Steve

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Re: Generating Romlist
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2017, 12:03:05 AM »
@kaptainsteve
this works on my windows-pc, to get correct game names (instead get file names only):
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executable           C:\attract\EMU\mame\mame64.exe
args                 "[romfilename]" -skip_gameinfo
rompath              C:\attract\EMU\mame\roms
romext               .zip
info_source          listxml

then 'Generate Collection/Rom List'
AM Version : 2.6.1
Input : Mad Catz Brawlstick; Mouse; Keyboard; Xbox360 Wireless
Cabinet : Yes
OS : Windows10 Pro
System : Dell Precision T3500 ; Intel X5650 ; 12GB RAM

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Re: Generating Romlist
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2017, 12:20:38 PM »
Thanks,,,, I"m gonna give it a shot.

Oh ya, what do you put for system identifier for Mame?
and...
how does one create the romlist.xml?

Thanks again.
« Last Edit: February 28, 2017, 12:34:02 PM by kaptainsteve »

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Re: Generating Romlist
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2017, 12:58:55 PM »
Hmmmm, still not getting a full name rom list?
Here's my cfg setup;
(any suggestions welcome, thanks)


# Generated by Attract-Mode v2.2.1
#
executable           C:/mame/mame64.exe
args                 "[romfilename]" -skip_gameinfo
workdir              C:/mame
rompath              C:/roms/mame
romext               .zip;.7z
system               Arcade Classics
info_source          listxml
exit_hotkey          Joy0 Button7
artwork    Videos          C:/Videos/mame
artwork    flyer           C:/snap/mame
artwork    marquee         C:/marquees/mame
artwork    snap            C:/snap/mame
artwork    wheel           C:/marquees/mame

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Re: Generating Romlist
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2017, 03:50:58 PM »
Hello,

for mame, I never use the "[romfilename]" but the "[name]". Mame finds the proper name usually from the romfilename but that seems like extra work for no reason.
I ended up creating my rom list from the command line like explained here: http://attractmode.org/docs/Readme.html
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attract --build-romlist mame --fullAlso make sure to add the path to catver.ini in your mame emulator settings so you can then do cool filters in AM.
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# Generated by Attract-Mode v2.1.0
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executable           ../mame/mame64.exe
args                 [name]
rompath              ../mame/roms/
romext               .zip;.7z;<DIR>
system               Arcade
info_source          listxml
import_extras        ../mame/catver.ini
artwork    flyer           
artwork    marquee         ../mame/marquees
artwork    snap            ../mame/videos/videosnaps;../mame/snap
artwork    wheel           ../mame/wheel

Good luck!

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Re: Generating Romlist
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2017, 05:25:59 PM »
Thanks for the help but I'm completely not getting this.
What I need the simplist way to make a romlist for attractmode.
The advice above is probably great for someone with more brains than me, but it needs to be really dumbed down for me.
I can't imagine that there is not an easier (default) way to make a romlist?
I know I've run Attractmode before and have done it, but I can't for whatever reason get it done this time.
Can the romlist be generated by mame?
Thanks again for all the help.
Steve

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Re: Generating Romlist
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2017, 06:01:03 PM »
it's possible from Attract-Mode but generating it from the command line is IMHO a lot easier.
I will assume that you're running windows.
Click on the Start menu and select run and type in
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cmdthen go to the folder where you have Attract-Mode installed by typing in the cmd window:
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cd [c:\the\path\to\AttractMode\](replace the path with the real one on your computer.)
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attract --build-romlist mame --fulland it'll create you the list.
If that fails, or looks just plain weird to even attempt I would recommend enrolling a young neighbor or nephew who can make sense of it for you.

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Re: Generating Romlist
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2017, 10:24:08 AM »
Thanks for your patience.
I'll give this a try today when I get home.
It's very much appreciated.
Steve

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Re: Generating Romlist
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2017, 01:04:31 PM »
Did it, seemed to work and this is the message at the end....



 ! No XML output found, command: C:/mame/mame64.exe -listxml
 - Removing any duplicate entries...
 + Writing 11412 entries to: c:\AttractMode\romlists/mame1.txt

Now what?
« Last Edit: March 01, 2017, 01:17:43 PM by kaptainsteve »

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Re: Generating Romlist
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2017, 06:27:55 PM »
In Attract-Mode, in your mame display settings, make sure to use mame1 for the Collection/Rom List
and you should see all your games.

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Re: Generating Romlist
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2017, 06:37:01 PM »
Ya, did that, thanks.
still can't get to work and get the full roms names.

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Re: Generating Romlist
« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2017, 02:43:22 PM »
Did something change in Mame or Attractmode that has made making romlists so difficult?

and...

Can anyone please explain to me like I'm a 7 year old, step by step a nice and easy way to generate a romlist that I can use for Attractmode that uses the real names of the roms and not the rom.zip names?

I can't imagine that I'm the only one having problems?

Thanks.

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Re: Generating Romlist
« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2017, 04:15:43 PM »
Did you refreshed the rom list in mame first? I'm not
shure if that's it but its worth a try.

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Re: Generating Romlist
« Reply #13 on: March 10, 2017, 09:34:50 AM »
Sorry folks but I've given up on Attractmode and I've used it for a long time now.
But, If I can't get it to generate romlists with the proper names of the roms it really is of no good.
I know everyone swears it works,,,, but...
Has anyone tried it on mame183?
In other words, does it generate romlists with a clean install of mame183?

Thanks.

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Re: Generating Romlist
« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2017, 04:17:48 AM »
Go watch this video man. Using the script way inside your pi is the best way. You have to go in and edit it sometimes but it is a breeze with notepad++

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IELVs5x9RUA

If doing this does not help you then sorry not sure what to do for you unless you want me to try and create a list and send it to you