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Mame NoFiller Version 2 1.0.3

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Requirements:

A complete Mame Non Merged rom set for the version you are downloading. You must have this downloaded to your hard drive to use the batch file. If you have a seedbox you can use the included NoFiller v2 - *.txt file to copy / paste to a filter and only download those files if you don't want to use your own internet bandwidth downloaded a complete Non Merged rom set.

What is this ?

This is a batch file for people who only want to have a clean and streamlined set of games in their Arcade platform. It will copy out a curated set of roms from a full Mame rom set. The list of games selected was based off of input from people here on the forums, discord and my own personal experience playing these games growing up in the arcades back in the 80s and 90s. There are 434 rom files that will be copied out but there are some duplicates of a few games that have 2 or 4 player versions such as TMNT or Gauntlet for example, you can pick which one you want to use in your setup. (see below)

This is not the end all be all set of games of course but it is a good solid base to build your own personal set from rather than trying to pare down a complete set of roms. I tried not to include games that had really funky controls or light gun games though I did include some trackball and spinner games.

Included in the zip file you will find a batch file, spreadsheet document and 2 text files (1 list of roms and 1 list of games). The spreadsheet will allow people an easy way to maintain and add games as required. The rom list will make it easy to download only those files if you use a seedbox to get your roms from a torrent and the games list will let you compare what you have imported into Launchbox to see if anything is missing.

How to use this:

First you will need to download the Non-Merged rom set that the batch file was made with, using a different set than the bat file was intended for may or may not cause incompatibilities in roms. Then simply copy the batch file into the folder with all of the roms and double click the bat file, it will make a new folder within that folder and copy all of the roms into that newly created folder. From there you can copy that new folder of roms to anywhere you like and import them into Launchbox, be sure to update your rom path in your mame.ini to point this rom set location. You can now do whatever you like with your full set you downloaded, it is no longer needed for the NoFiller set to function, though you may want to keep a backup just in case.

Extra Notes:

Games that have problems importing into LB, will need to be imported individually.

Akai Katana - akatana.zip
Crossed Swords 2 - crswd2bl.zip
KaGeKi - kagekiu.zip
Sailormoon - sailormnnu.zip
Wrestlefest - wwfwfestu.zip

Games that have more than 1 rom file for 2 player or split screen variant.

darius2 (3 screen)
darius2d (2 screen)
gauntlet (4 player)
gauntlet2p (2 player)
ssriders (4 player)
ssridersabd (2 player)
tmnt (4 player)
tmnt2pj (2 player)
xmen (4 player, 1 screen, pick any character)
xmen6pu (6 player, 2 screen, coin slot determines character)

 

List of games in this batch file.

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1941: Counter Attack
1942
1943 Kai: Midway Kaisen
1943: The Battle of Midway
1944: The Loop Master
19XX: The War Against Destiny
Three Wonders
Aero Fighters Special
Air Gallet
Air Assault
Akai Katana
Aliens
Alien Syndrome
Altered Beast
Art of Fighting 2
Art of Fighting 3: The Path of the Warrior
Armed Formation F
Armored Warriors
Ashura Blaster
Assault
Asteroids Deluxe
Astérix
Asteroids
Alien Storm
Alien vs. Predator
Battle Circuit
Armed Police Batrider
Batsugun
Battle Bakraid: Unlimited Version
Buster Bros.
Berzerk
Battle Garegga
Bionic Commando
Blue's Journey
Blazing Star
Black Tiger
Blood Bros.
Bonanza Bros.
Boogie Wings
Bosconian
Breakers Revenge
Baseball Stars 2
Burger Time
Battletoads
Bubble Symphony
Bubble Bobble
Bucky O'Hare
BattleZone
Cabal
Cadash
Change Air Blade
Cal .50: Caliber Fifty
Captain America and the Avengers
Carrier Air Wing
Centipiede
Champion Wrestler
Joe & Mac
Columns
Commando
Congo Bongo
Contra
Cosmic Cop
Cotton 2: Magical Night Dreams
Cotton Boomerang
Cotton: Fantastic Night Dreams
Crack Down
Crossed Swords II
Crossed Swords
Capcom Sports Club
Cyber-Lip
Cyberbots: Full Metal Madness
Daioh
Darius II
Darius II (2 Screen)
Darius Gaiden
Darius
Dark Seal
Dragon Breed
DoDonPachi
DoDonPachi II: Bee Storm
DoDonPachi Dai-Fukkatsu Ver 1.5
DoDonPachi Dai-Ou-Jou V101
DoDonPachi Dai-Ou-Jou
Double Dragon II: The Revenge
Double Dragon
Dungeons & Dragons: Shadow Over Mystara
Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom
Dead Connection
Deathsmiles
Defender
Denjin Makai
DoDonPachi Dai-Fukkatsu Black Label
Dig Dug
Dimahoo
Cadillacs and Dinosaurs
Donkey Kong
Donkey Kong Junior
Donkey Kong: Pauline Edition
Demon Front
Dogyuun
DonPachi
Dragon Blaze
Dragon Saber
Deathsmiles Mega Black Label
Dragon Spirit
Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors
Dungeon Magic
The Cliffhanger: Edward Randy
Elevator Action
Elevator Action Returns
Espgaluda
Espgaluda II
ESP Ra.De.
Cyber Police ESWAT
Exciting Hour
Fantastic Journey
Fantasy Zone II: The Tears of Opa-Opa
Fantasy Zone
Fatal Fury Special
Fever SOS
Final Fight
Fighting Hawk
Forgotten Worlds
Frenzy
Frogger
Front Line
Mushihime-Sama Futari
Mushihime-Sama Futari Black Label - Another Ver
Golden Axe: The Revenge Of Death Adder
Gaia Crusaders
Ninja Gaiden
Galaga
Galaga 3
Galaxian
Ganryu
Garou: Mark of the Wolves
Gauntlet II
Gauntlet
Gauntlet (2 Player)
Green Beret
Gang Busters
Gekirindan
Gain Ground
Ghouls 'N Ghosts
Giga Wing
G.I. Joe
Gladiator
Gunbarich
Ghosts 'n Goblins
Golden Axe
Gorf
Ghost Pilots
Gradius
Gradius III
Gravitar
Guardians: Denjin Makai II
Grind Stormer
Growl
G-Stream G2020
1000 Miglia: Great 1000 Miles Rally
Gunbird
Gunbird 2
Gundhara
Gun Force II
Gunforce
Gunlock
GunNail
Gun.Smoke
Guwange
Gyruss
Haunted Castle
Hellfire
Hit The Ice
Hook
Hyper Street Fighter II: The Anniversary Edition
Heavy Smash
Hyper Duel
Ibara
Ibara Kuro Black Label
Image Fight
In the Hunt
Space Invaders / Space Invaders M
Iron Horse
Joe & Mac Returns
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Heritage for the Future
JoJo's Venture
Joust
Joust 2: Survival of the Fittest
Jr. Pac-man
Jungle King
Kageki
Kangaroo
Karate Champ
Ketsui: Kizuna Jigoku Tachi
Kingdom Grand Prix
King of Boxer
Klax
Knights of the Round
The King of Dragons
The King of Fighters 2002
The King of Fighters '98: The Slugfest
King of the Monsters 2
Knights of Valour
Knights of Valour 2
Kung-Fu Master
Kuri Kinton
Lady Bug
Last Duel
League Bowling
Lode Runner
Lifeforce
Lunar Lander
Legend Of Hero Tonma
Last Resort
Legendary Wings
Macross Plus
Magical Drop II
Magician Lord
Mania Challenge
Mappy
Mario Bros.
Mazinger Z
Mercs
Metal Black
Metamorphic Force
M.I.A. - Missing in Action
Midnight Resistance
Millipede
Missile Command
Mortal Kombat
Mortal Kombat II
Mortal Kombat 3
Mars Matrix: Hyper Solid Shooting
Marchen Maze
Muchi Muchi Pork!
Wild West C.O.W.-Boys of Moo Mesa
Moon Patrol
Mr. Do!
Mr. Driller
Marvel Super Heroes
Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter
Metal Slug
Metal Slug 2
Metal Slug 3
Metal Slug 4
Metal Slug 5
Metal Slug X
Ms. Pac-Man
Magic Sword: Heroic Fantasy
Mushihime-Sama
Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes
Michael Jackson's Moonwalker
Mystic Warriors: Wrath of the Ninjas
NARC
NBA JAM
Ninja Baseball Bat Man
Ninja Master's: Haou Ninpou-ko
The Ninja Warriors
Nightmare in the Dark
Nitro Ball
New Rally-X
Night Slashers
Ninja Spirit
Night Warriors: Darkstalkers' Revenge
New Zero Team
Psycho-Nics Oscar
Osman
The Outfoxies
Out Zone
Pac-Man
Parodius DA!
Passing Shot
Puzzle Bobble
Bust-A-Move Again
Puzzle Bobble 3
Puzzle Bobble 4
Pengo
Pepper 2
Phoenix
Pigskin 621AD
Pink Sweets: Ibara Sorekara
Pink Sweets Suicide Club
Popeye
P.O.W.: Prisoners of War
Prehistoric Isle 2
Progear
Psychic 5
PuLiRuLa
Pulstar
Punch-Out!!
The Punisher
Q*bert
Qix
Quartet
Radar Scope
Raiden
Raiden II
Raiden DX
Rally-X
Rampage
Rastan
Ray Storm
Real Bout Fatal Fury Special
Rainbow Islands
Renegade
Ring of Destruction: Slammasters II
RoboCop 2
RoboCop
Robotron: 2084
Rohga Armor Force
Radiant Silvergun
Rolling Thunder
R-Type II
R-Type Leo
R-Type
Run and Gun
Rygar
Strikers 1945
Strikers 1945 II
Strikers 1945 III
Strikers 1945 Plus
Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon
Salamander 2
Samurai Shodown V Special
Samurai Shodown
Samurai Shodown II
Samurai Shodown III
Samurai Shodown IV: Amakusa's Revenge
Samurai Shodown V
Samurai Aces
Super Cobra
Scramble
Space Dungeon
Sengoku 2
Street Fighter Alpha 2
Street Fighter Alpha 3
Street Fighter Alpha: Warriors' Dreams
Street Fighter III 2nd Impact: Giant Attack
Street Fighter III 3rd Strike: Fight for the Future
Street Fighter III: New Generation
Super Gem Fighter: Mini Mix
Shadow Dancer
Shienryu
Shinobi
Satan's Hollow
Side Arms: Hyper Dyne
The Simpsons Arcade Game
The Simpsons Arcade Game (2 Player)
Sinistar
Sky Kid
Sky Kid Deluxe
Saturday Night Slam Masters
Sly Spy
Smash T.V.
Snow Bros. - Nick & Tom
Soukyugurentai
Solar Fox
Sonic Wings
Aero Fighters 2
Aero Fighters 3
Soul Edge
Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo
Spider-Man: The Video Game
Splatterhouse
Super Qix
Super Sidekicks 3: The Next Glory
Sunset Riders
Sorcer Striker
Star Castle
Stargate
Star Wars
Street Smart
Strider
Superman
SNK vs. Capcom: SVC Chaos
Super Zaxxon
Tank Force
Tapper
Tecmo Bowl
Tehkan World Cup
Tempest
Tetris
The Gladiator
Thunder Fox
Tiger Heli
Tiger Road
Time Killers
Time Pilot
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles In Time
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles In Time (2 Player)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2 Player)
The Newzealand Story
Toki
Toobin'
Top Gunner
Total Carnage
Time Pilot '84
Trojan
Truxton
Truxton II
Neo Turf Masters
Twin Cobra
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3
U.N. Squadron
Vanguard
Vapor Trail: Hyper Offence Formation
Varth: Operation Thunderstorm
Vasara
Vasara 2
Venture
Vampire Hunter 2: Darkstalkers Revenge
Viewpoint
Vigilante
Violence Fight
Violent Storm
Volfied
Vulgus
Warrior Blade: Rastan Saga Episode III
Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair
Wonder Boy Deluxe
Wonder Boy in Monster Land
World Heroes Perfect
Willow
Wyvern Wings
Windjammers
Warriors of Fate
Wizard of Wor
WWF Wrestlemania
WWF Superstars
WWF WrestleFest
Xenophobe
Xevious
X-Men: Children Of The Atom
X-Men
X-Men (6 Player)
X Multiply
X-Men vs. Street Fighter
Zaxxon
Zero Wing
Zoo Keeper

 


What's New in Version 1.0.3   See changelog

Released

Updated the Shinobi file to be pulled out to the shinobi5.zip file, this one has much better sound quality.

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Hello sir.

First of all, thank you for doing this! I am going to try it out. Second, I downloaded this file and the "README.txt" file says that set 0.200 is needed, but in the description above, it states that 0.201 is needed. Can you clarify which is correct?

Also, how does one add any new games to this batch file? I read the directions, see the Excel sheet, etc., but there are no specific directions on how to add any games users may want in addition to the ones you've loaded into it.

And thank you again for this effort.

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1 minute ago, LaunchBox Rookie said:

Hello sir.

First of all, thank you for doing this! I am going to try it out. Second, I downloaded this file and the "README.txt" file says that set 0.200 is needed, but in the description above, it states that 0.201 is needed. Can you clarify which is correct?

And thank you again for this effort.

Ill field this one as i dont think @Lordmonkus will be around for a few hours. :) I think thats just a overlooked typo in the readme file, its for 0.201 he just hasnt edited the readme by the sounds of it, tsk tsk. :) 

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2 minutes ago, neil9000 said:

Ill field this one as i dont think @Lordmonkus will be around for a few hours. :) I think thats just a overlooked typo in the readme file, its for 0.201 he just hasnt edited the readme by the sounds of it, tsk tsk. :) 

Thank you sir. I added a question to my original post if you are able to answer it as well... On how to add any games I might want to the batch file...

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1 minute ago, LaunchBox Rookie said:

Thank you sir. I added a question to my original post if you are able to answer it as well... On how to add any games I might want to the batch file...

Unfortunately thats a question i cant answer as i know nothing about batch files. :) @Lordmonkus should be around in the next couple of hours, so if you hold tight for a bit i'm sure he can fill you in there.

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10 minutes ago, LaunchBox Rookie said:

Thank you sir. I added a question to my original post if you are able to answer it as well... On how to add any games I might want to the batch file...

Although looking at the download files it looks like they are all in the no filler 201.txt. So im guessing you can add the games you want in there and compile it as a batch file, but thats from someone who doesnt "actually" know. :) 

 

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On 9/26/2018 at 10:50 AM, LaunchBox Rookie said:

First of all, thank you for doing this! I am going to try it out. Second, I downloaded this file and the "README.txt" file says that set 0.200 is needed, but in the description above, it states that 0.201 is needed. Can you clarify which is correct?

201 is the correct version but it should work perfectly fine with the 200 set, nothing changed in the file naming.

On 9/26/2018 at 10:50 AM, LaunchBox Rookie said:

Also, how does one add any new games to this batch file? I read the directions, see the Excel sheet, etc., but there are no specific directions on how to add any games users may want in addition to the ones you've loaded into it.

The easiest way is to simply edit the batch file using notepad++ and adding lines at the end for any games you want to add. Just refer the other lines in the batch file for exact context.

copy gameromname.zip NoFiller

The spreadsheet filee is for more advanced users who are at least a little confident with using it. I just provided it so if anyone wanted to really dig in and go crazy with it all the necessary files are there and ready to work with.

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Updated to clarify the description and upload a new version for the 202 Mame rom set, The previous 201 version is still available when you click the download button.

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On 9/27/2018 at 11:39 AM, Lordmonkus said:

201 is the correct version but it should work perfectly fine with the 200 set, nothing changed in the file naming.

The easiest way is to simply edit the batch file using notepad++ and adding lines at the end for any games you want to add. Just refer the other lines in the batch file for exact context.


copy gameromname.zip NoFiller

The spreadsheet filee is for more advanced users who are at least a little confident with using it. I just provided it so if anyone wanted to really dig in and go crazy with it all the necessary files are there and ready to work with.

Thank you sir, it worked like a charm so far. That being said, is there a resource online where we can look up a specific MAME game by name, and then be able to see what that folder is named in our MAME collection? In other words, if I was looking for "Prehistoric Isle in 1930," how would I find what the folder is named in the MAME folder so I can add to the batch file?  Reversing that, I randomly picked this folder off your batch file called "copy tp84.zip NoFiller." Without some type of reference, I would have no idea what game that is...

Thank you again.

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3 minutes ago, LaunchBox Rookie said:

I randomly picked this folder off your batch file called "copy tp84.zip NoFiller." Without some type of reference, I would have no idea what game that is...

The spreadsheet contains that info, tp84.zip is Time Pilot 84. Every game is listed with its rom zip file name and the copy command for it.

8 minutes ago, LaunchBox Rookie said:

is there a resource online where we can look up a specific MAME game by name, and then be able to see what that folder is named in our MAME collection?

Not sure if this is completely up to date or not but you can try http://www.mamedb.org/List.aspx

Another option would be to get a version of Mame with a GUI and point it at a full rom set, you can then go through it and look up games and see what the rom zip file name is.

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OK, that was embarassing! The one file I DIDN'T look at... :)

Thank you. Between the Launchbox update & your generous time & energy to do this for us, MAME is finally doable for me.

I appreciate your quick reply.

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One last question for Lord or whoever. I am using the link Lord provided earlier to quickly discover the folder name of games I wanted to add. My question is, if there are multiple "sets" shown, do you have to use them all?

See the link below for example. Top Hunter for example has "Set 1" & "Set 2." Do I need to put both in the batch file or just one or the other???

http://www.mamedb.org/List.aspx?q=Top hunter&og=false

By the way, I am using non-merged 0.201 set.

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If using the Non Merged or Merged set just one. This is why I recommend using a Non Merged set to pull roms from if going for a hand picked set.

With a Split set you will need to figure out which is the parent and clone and if you want to run a clone rom you will need a parent to go along with it. With a merged set all of the games different versions are included but you still may need a bios to go along with it.

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Thanks, Lordmonkus.  Great resource for streamlining a Mame set.  The forum thread leading up to this project was great too.

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Updated to add the 2 player version of Sunset Riders, I only had the 4 player version in there before, no new games were added at all.

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3 minutes ago, Livin said:

Anyone know of a torrent with the NoFiller set?

There will be no linking to torrents or roms on these forums.

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7 minutes ago, neil9000 said:

There will be no linking to torrents or roms on these forums.

No need for a link... found one based on .198 on site ran by 'punks'. Didnt know if there was anything newer

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Just a very minor update, changed the Shinobi rom from shinobi.zip to shinobi5.zip, this version of the game has much better sound.

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Please excuse the bump, but just wanted to thank OP for providing their list, and also provide an updated .bat file for the current (as of this post) version of MAME being 0.229.

This script also uses the split rom set and prioritises 'World' versions of games which are typically the parent rom. This list equates to about 6.3 GB of storage so pretty much reduces the footprint of an entire (split) set by about roughly 90%. There are no CHD's included (but NOCD hack versions are catered for where available), and admittedly this is a personal preference of games with a focus on releases after or around 1985 onwards, so may be missing some classics which can be added to suit. 

Anyway, just wanted to pay it forward. Game on! :)

NoFiller v2 - 229.bat

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