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theamity9

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Attract Mode not saving Mame input config
« on: May 04, 2018, 05:27:48 PM »
When running mame through AM and I map the buttons, when I next boot the game it's forgotten my buttons. But if I change them on mame directly it's fine. Any suggestions?

I imagine its a Windows issue and AM doesn't have the write permission on the files for some reason but I'm not sure. If it is I'm not sure how to fix it

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Re: Attract Mode not saving Mame input config
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2018, 02:40:43 AM »
After further testing AM seems to have no write permission to MAME. It's not just button settings, but any option change

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Re: Attract Mode not saving Mame input config
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2018, 07:14:35 AM »
If you can find a way to change this could you post it? 

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Re: Attract Mode not saving Mame input config
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2018, 06:50:19 PM »
You can set your inputs In Mame then set properties to read only. That's what I do.
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Re: Attract Mode not saving Mame input config
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2018, 07:08:28 PM »
You can set your inputs In Mame then set properties to read only. That's what I do.

Sure it's a work-around but I'd like the convenience of never having to touch MAME directly.

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Re: Attract Mode not saving Mame input config
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2018, 10:37:51 AM »
Plus you will be able to save game progress just like you would on the console. you wouldn't have to rely on save states. When you don't want to use anything but a controller its hard to use save sates.

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Re: Attract Mode not saving Mame input config
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2018, 09:29:57 AM »
Is there any update on this. This is a pretty big deal to me. I was playing one my ps2 emulator and my game saves as if it was on the console. Sure would be nice if I could open the game through attract mode and have the same results.