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Mame not save Hiscore in Attract Mode
« on: March 17, 2020, 02:49:25 PM »
Hi boy I'm going crazy with this problem, I wish I could save the score of the Mame games but some games just don't want to know to save the score instead of others save them

the game in question is JOUST that outside of AM saves me the score but when I play by launching from AM the score is not saved

use mame64 0.191 Attract 2.1.1.

I activated the plugin in mame and I unlocked the mame folder from the check only reads but not fix

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Re: Mame not save Hiscore in Attract Mode
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2020, 06:34:20 AM »
Wish I could help.  I'm having the exact same problem.

I run MAME directly and hi scores save just fine.  I run them through attract mode and they go back to the default hi score.  I can then go run it again directly (skipping AM) and the old high score shows up just fine.

Hopefully someone will have a pointer for us.

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Re: Mame not save Hiscore in Attract Mode
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2020, 07:53:35 AM »
Hi
can you check if the file .hi are all saved in your HI folder?

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Re: Mame not save Hiscore in Attract Mode
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2020, 03:29:30 PM »
Yes.

The .hi files are saved in c:\MAME\HI

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Re: Mame not save Hiscore in Attract Mode
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2020, 10:51:49 PM »
Post your /attract/emulators/mame.cfg file and your /mame/mame.ini (or /mame/ini/mame.ini).

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Re: Mame not save Hiscore in Attract Mode
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2020, 03:13:34 PM »
in addition to not saving the score, it also does not save the changes in the video and the controls of the individual games



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Re: Mame not save Hiscore in Attract Mode
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2020, 10:19:49 AM »
Curious if anyone ever figured out how to solve this issue?

Was messing around again and saw this behavior:

If I run from cmdprompt starting from c:\mame directory it works when I type:
C:\MAME>mame64 galaga


If i run from cmdprompt starting from c:\ it doesn't work (get same thing as launching from AM - defaults to 20,000 hi score)
C:\>c:\mame\mame64 -rompath c:\mame\roms galaga

if I don't specify rompath when running from c:\ then I just get errors
C:\>c:\mame\mame64 galaga
gg1_1b.3p NOT FOUND (tried in galaga galaga)
gg1_2b.3m NOT FOUND (tried in galaga galaga) <<lists about 12 missing items>>

Any ideas?
« Last Edit: August 22, 2020, 10:47:17 AM by jungle1074 »

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Re: Mame not save Hiscore in Attract Mode
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2020, 12:15:31 PM »
SOLVED!

Pretty simple config issue as it turns out.

In the mame emulator config file in Attract Mode I just needed to change my workdir from c:\AttractMode\ to C:\Mame\:

workdir              C:\Mame\

The work directory was wrong, so it couldn't find the right mame.ini and therefore couldn't save hiscores.

Seems to be working now. 



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Re: Mame not save Hiscore in Attract Mode
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2020, 04:31:59 PM »
I would suggest not using working directory and using full paths to folders. I used to have issues like these when i first began using AM and doing so fixed everything