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  1. yeah just notepad, edited, saved so i could chnge the view of retro arch.. odd
  2. ah really - ok thanks.. thinking out aloud here.. if all my files were read only, how was i able to change my retroarch.cfg file to get me out of the XMB view of RA....??
  3. thanks Iain - there seems to be a bit of a but some Win10 users have experienced and it does just this - currently i have followed this : https://www.switchfast.com/blog/solved-windows-10-upgrade-changed-all-documents-to-read-only and set it in motion just prior to your message. Once this has run through, and i have sorted the kids out i will jump back on this later and report back.
  4. unchecked read only - it did its thing.. Tried and it wouldnt work. I checked to see if the config folder was now not read only and it still was read only. In fact my entire system is read only, every single folder on the c : drive?!... Looks like i have a bigger windows 10 problem here. Damn it
  5. I will do that in a sec, just having a bite to eat. I think last year i thought i was being clever making it read only so no one, even if they accidently got into the RA menu they couldnt mess it up. Funny if thats what happened and its caused all this! So, to make things clear, when i change something in retro arch i always "save config" - thats the way to apply and save settings before exiting? (When save on exit if set to OFF)
  6. Guys - I have just noticed my Config folder is read only...... This the cause?
  7. Just checked and it was OFF.. funnily i tried to change it to ON but i dont know how to apply that setting. Whenever i went back in it stayed OFF. Found it in the RA.CFG forced it to ON, tried to change from IPAC > XBOX user 2... Restarted and it was back to Ipac again for Player 2. Looking through this vast RA.cfg file surely its in there somewhere as that is the only place i can get things to stick
  8. So - it didnt give me a pop up when saving. Found notifications and switched them to ON, but how do i apply that setting? i quit, and went back in but notifications were again set to off. I am assuming it saves config to my Retroarch.cfg Iain
  9. Its fine - i searched XMB in the RA.cfg file, changed it to OZONE and am in.. will see what it saves as Iain - 1 sec
  10. I change it to ozone, come out, go back in and it xmb view appears again. Just like how Ipac stays as default upon restart. How do i view the Ozone view? Its as if a configuration file is read only or something
  11. How do i view it the way you do? Mine looks like a Playstation 3/4 home screen with a wavey ribbon... i say that because when i "save current config" nothing pops up to say i have.. I always make myself hit the buttons hard so i know ive defo hit it
  12. Nope - Sorry. Resets back. If i just "resume game" the 2nd pad works perfect, but once i quit a game and reload it all goes back to this annoying default
  13. Ok buddy will try that now (I have a feeling i have tried this but will wheel over to the build now and report back)
  14. Hi All - I am a little up against it to fix this problem so wondering if anyone would be so kind to have a look. On N64, with 2 xbox pads plugged in, Player 1 pad works fine... Player 2 for some reason is controlled by my arcade control panels player 2 side. I start a game, open up retro arch, go into the main settings > Input > and down to User 2 Binds. Within here the problem is as shown in my attached pics, set to Ipac. I change this to say "Xbox ONE controller (User 2)" then resume the game and pad 2 works perfect. Problem is when i quit and go back in, its back to the
  15. AHHH so it is in the Default.cfg file!.. Brilliant i will get this done, thats wonderful you have been a real help. It reminds me however, on a similar vein.. .Can i ask your thoughts on this I have always read-only'd the Default.cfg. Mainly because since using pad 1 and pad 2 as player 3 and 4 on Mame games mame / windows would scramble the IDs all the time.. This seemed to work for a while. but the other day, it all messed up even though it was Read only. I am confident i never randomly gave it write privilages. I did notice that it was after a Windows update. So perhaps windows it
  16. Thank you Joe that was very helpful. I am suprised this hasnt come up more often with the Aimtrack guns, and sure it will more so with the advent of Sinden. Perhaps people are ok with the mame crosshairs overlaid... OR.. they just do it game by game and dont moan like a little girl about it
  17. hi Dos - i thought it was also but no unfortunately. Sounds interesting about the lightgun.ini.. how would i point only the lightgun games to use this ini?... If it is an .ini then surely couldnt i just change the setting in the Mame.ini, OR is that not possible?
  18. hi guys - i have 2 machines.. 1 with Sindens, the other just sticks... Same build on both however i want to hide the cross hair on the sinden cabinet (i keep it showing for obvious reasons on the stick cabinet so at least they are playable-ish using joysticks and moving the cross hair around). I dont want to go through every single mame gun game and turn off the cross hair so was wondering if the setting resides somewhere in the mame.ini or a CFG file?. I had a look and couldnt see it. thanks Dave
  19. thanks Neil - So i changed the settings file and then it gave a similar error but for the ListCache XML... I decided to just move all 5 or 6 of the XMLs in the ZIP over to DATA and it seemed to do the trick fine!
  20. OK i can see the abrupt shut down perhaps may have happened and know who it was too!!!!! thanks will try the recent ones see how we get on. Can i ask, what is it that is in the Settings.xml file? will i need to redo many changes recently made if i use an older one?. Also, what happens if this does work? Any fall back?
  21. Naa didnt know how, and didnt have the time, it popped up before shooting out to get some presents. So is it best to pick the most recent ZIP>Settings.xml and pop that into my data folder?.. Does it backup every day or will it be a very old backup. Im not near the cabinet now so cant look until later Why did this happen so i can avoid it in the future.
  22. Hi guys - Booted up the arcade machine for the kids earlier and it loads windows of course, starts to load bigbox automatically yet JUST before the bigbox startup video starts up this error flashes up with the typical windows Error chime noise > Screen goes black for a second as normal and the startup video launches. Can see and hear it fine. Once it ends bigbox just doesnt display, no sound, nothing, the screen stays black as if its switched off. Any ideas??
  23. hi Retro - Sorry for the delay. Thanks for the suggestion i will take a read soon
  24. Yes thats right, its all set up now and working well enough to change. So, i have just uncovered another game that is effected (ice cold beer which is within my Windows collection and not TTX) and also a fix for the problem!!!. - the Fix :... If i have played a mame game it isnt possible to play any TTX or Ice cold beer unless i restart the machine. However if i start and end any SNES game i am then free to play any TTX and ICB once again as normal... I assume any other emulator other than MAME probably free's it up too. Very strange. If there isnt a fix for this is there anywa
  25. Yes the difference must be that you are using TP - unfortunately i dont really want to go down that route as the loaders took enough time to get working fine. It has to be some kind of conflict with theloader then, but its odd why its only after MAME has been run and closed. I am using bigbox startup yes, but i also have tried it with it deactivated too and no difference.. That was my immediate first thought
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