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Mame 0.225 Roms Filtering - Best of the best
« on: October 14, 2020, 02:21:46 PM »
Hi guys,

What do you think of this Best of the best filter ?
Am I missing something great or noticeable that shall be included ?

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        filter               All
        filter               "Best of the best"
exception    Name equals aafbd2p|atlantol|drgninja|bublcave|sboblbobla|cabalus|captavenu|combatsct|cyberbal2p|ddcrew2|exodus|dkongf|dkongpe|dkongx11|galagamf|galapx|galturbo|gaunt22p|gauntlet2p|gt2kt500|ikarijpb|offroadt2p|irariram|joustr|kchampvs2|kf2k5uni|landmakrp|lifefrce|mainevt2p|mhavocrv|mshvsfj|mspacmnf|nbam|nbamht|nslasherj|pacman|pacmanf|pegglet|piratpet|punkshot2|qix2|quartet2a|rambo3u|rampart2p|robocop2j|gaiden|simpsons2p|simpsons2pj|ssridersubc|sf2hfj|ssf2xj|temptube|tmnt2po|tmnt22pu|typhoon|uccopsar|vendetta2p|vendetta2pu|xmen2pa|xmen6p|zerotm2k|nzeroteam
rule            CloneOf not_equals .*
rule Status equals good|imperfect
rule            Status not_equals preliminary
rule            Category not_contains Casino|Clock|Computer|Development systems|Device|Document Processors|Electromechanical|Handheld|Home systems|Mahjong|Microcomputer|Portable systems|Print club|Professional systems|Quiz|Rhythm|Synth|Synthesiser|System|Tabletop|Test|Training Board|Utilities
rule Title not_contains bootleg|prototype
rule Manufacturer not_contains bootleg
rule            Year not_contains ?
rule            Players not_equals Non-arcade
#rule           DisplayType equals raster|vector
#rule           Players contains 1|2
#rule           Control contains joystick
#rule           Control contains 2-way|4-way|8-way
#rule           Control not_contains keyboard|mouse|trackball
filter               Favourites
    rule          Favourite equals 1
filter               "Most Played Games"
sort_by         PlayedCount
reverse_order   true
rule            PlayedCount not_equals 0
« Last Edit: October 14, 2020, 02:23:40 PM by Jontox »

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Re: Mame 0.225 Roms Filtering - Best of the best
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2020, 12:10:33 AM »
Since you ultimately filter on being a "favorite" wouldn't be easier to just change your load order and include/exclude the "playedcount"?

Manually edit your attract.cfg and place the "favorites" filter above the "all" filter for each system.
« Last Edit: October 15, 2020, 12:44:13 AM by progets »

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Re: Mame 0.225 Roms Filtering - Best of the best
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2020, 05:29:51 AM »
Since you ultimately filter on being a "favorite" wouldn't be easier to just change your load order and include/exclude the "playedcount"?

That isn't what's being done here. Favourites are a separate filter to "BotB"

Hi guys,

What do you think of this Best of the best filter ?
Am I missing something great or noticeable that shall be included ?

You can simplify it a little (Status).

You may want to expand the Title rule, I know there's a couple of games that have "prototype" in their name you don't want to filter - see here: http://forum.attractmode.org/index.php?topic=3387.0

Similarly you may have some duplicate games (same game but different rom set) showing - is that intentional? Example: you have dkongf in your exceptions but you're not explicitly excluding the main parent set dkong, so you'll have multiple copies of Donkey Kong showing

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Re: Mame 0.225 Roms Filtering - Best of the best
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2020, 09:18:58 AM »
Since you ultimately filter on being a "favorite" wouldn't be easier to just change your load order and include/exclude the "playedcount"?

That isn't what's being done here. Favourites are a separate filter to "BotB"

You are correct. My mistake.

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Re: Mame 0.225 Roms Filtering - Best of the best
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2020, 12:39:11 PM »

You can simplify it a little (Status).

You may want to expand the Title rule, I know there's a couple of games that have "prototype" in their name you don't want to filter - see here: http://forum.attractmode.org/index.php?topic=3387.0

Similarly you may have some duplicate games (same game but different rom set) showing - is that intentional? Example: you have dkongf in your exceptions but you're not explicitly excluding the main parent set dkong, so you'll have multiple copies of Donkey Kong showing

Hi Cools thanks for your comment.

Indeed the exception list is based on some sets included in the parent sets which are like different games on their owns.
source: https://hyperspin-fe.com/forums/topic/26943-list-of-mame-clones-worth-playing-redux/

On the Title rule, you mean that the rule shall be as per below in order not to exclude some prototype worth playing ?
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rule                 Title not_contains bootleg|internal build|\(prototype|prototype\)

N.B.: May you please elaborate on the parenthesis usage in the rule \(...\)

Have a nice day
« Last Edit: November 03, 2020, 12:41:55 PM by Jontox »

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Re: Mame 0.225 Roms Filtering - Best of the best
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2020, 08:15:04 AM »
Yes, correct. I don't remember which ones off hand have the word prototype in their title, but genuine "prototype" games are denoted by prototype and possibly another word in parentheses e.g.: (prototype), (1992 prototype)

Parentheses are a special character in the regex engine, so you need to escape them with \

Whether they are worth playing is debatable, but they are proper released games.

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Re: Mame 0.225 Roms Filtering - Best of the best
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2020, 07:32:29 AM »
Thanks a lot cools,

I have modified my filtering that game me 2995 instead of the 2990 games available from Mame 0.225 (please note that I'm no using all CHD stuff but only working and great ones).

Have a nice day