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  1. Thanks for the info. I think you should get the great Powers to make this into a Sticky. I was about to try just what you prescribe, but you pointed the Snip Tool out for me and the Alt/PrtSc is going to be helpful too. Thanks again. tje
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    Trouble With Pathnames

    Retro88 AHA!!! You've done it with the reply. There was no mame.ini file in the Ini folders for me to fool with previously. Perhaps when you shocked me into recalling how to set pathnames in MameUI64.exe, fixing that created a mame.ini file in the parent folder that I now see for the first time! In any event, I copied it over to ..\Launchbox and ALL IS WELL! I'm portable at last, and with only one copy of ROMS on the drive to boot. 8-) Thank you again for sticking with me. tje
  3. tjesh

    Trouble With Pathnames

    Thanks for the input. 8-) From your first paragraph, I realized the problem with the path to the Mame.exe file. It has been 20 years since I last meddled with MAME, and I had forgotten it provided for pathnames internally. So apparently did the YouTube expert. 8-) The "ROMS directory" currently reads: ../Launchbox/Games/Arcade Of course, now Launchbox can't find ROMS. 8-) The reason for my delay in responding is because I haven't a clue as to how to add a .jpg image into a post. I'm working on this. Meanwhile: Emulator Name == MAME Emulator App Path == F:\Launchbox\MameUI64.exe Sample Command == MameUI64.exe File Edit Platform == ARCADE Manage Platforms Folders == Game Games/Arcade Edit Game Emulation Tab Choose an Emulator == MAME " " Launcher Tab ROM File == Games\Arcade\1941.zip "If your MameUI64.ini file is located in the Ini folder" I have no such file. I just ran MameUI64.exe in the MameUI64 folder to recreate a MameUI.ini file. This in turn seems to contain only the background pathname, and indicates it may be deleted to return to a default situation. As I post this, I will look again in the forum for instructions as to image posting. I may be able to obviate the foregoing. 8-) Thanks for putting up with this. tje As I prepared to submit this, I see I can attach files. I won't try this unless you still think they would be useful. Thanks.
  4. tjesh

    Trouble With Pathnames

    N00b here. I installed Launchbox and MameUI64 into separate folders from their respective 7Zip and .exe files, both on a single, clean 2TB HDD. I next dropped all my MAME .198 ROM files into the resulting \MameUI64\ROMS folder. So set up, I had Launchbox copy all the ROMS (per default sets). It dutifully put them into Games\Arcade, and downloaded images. Everything appears just 'as advertised'. Appearances are deceiving, however. 8-( Launchbox will not permit me to access the MameUI64.exe I placed into the Launchbox folder, nor will it allow me access to the ROMS that it placed in Games\Arcade! It insists on employing the .exe file and ROMS sitting in the MAMEUI64 folder! (I know this because despite observing the pathnames as I perceive to be correct, Launchbox can find nothing with the originating MAMEUI64 folder removed.) Can someone figure what I might be overlooking? tia tjesh