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  1. I have to ask why you are Zipping CHD files?  CHD files are already compressed to an equivalent compression ratio of Maximum within 7z.  So compressing can actually make the files larger than a standard CHD file.

    1 hour ago, fab1o said:

    CHD zipped files, like the series of 0.221 CHD mame files for example from archive.org

    Also just in case people are unsure, Mame 0.221 does not exist as of yet.

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    Just adding this image, the same chd compressed in 7zip at Maximum compression, is 1k larger than the chd itself, i know that size is not even worth bothering with, but its just a time waste imho for no gain other than adding an unpack step where there doesn't need to be one.

     

    I guess getting them from other sources means they are 7z already which i find a little strange, so yeah the script can help a few people get to grips with it via a script, or just highlight all your 7zipped chds and bulk extract to mame folder using the context menu.

     

  2. 9 hours ago, wallmachine said:

    Just updated to the last 3 betas and each time after it finishes the install this shows up. Do note before this message BigBox always hanged around opened even after being closed.

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    From what i remember its pretty normal for LB to hang around in task manager after closing as it writes the xml's on exit, once its done that task it closes fully,  so if you have it on a slower drive it will be more noticable.

    I had that message the other day, after trying to run LB too quick again after closing it.

     

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  3. 12 hours ago, Wanderer189 said:

    @Jason Carr: Is it possible to get a Blank game Video added to LB like the Blank game image? So if there is not a video, we can have it fall back to a default video? Currently I am making a copy and renaming it, but that is a pain a big waste of HDD space.

    A quick hack for this is to use a symbolic link from the source video, and just rename the symbolic link as needed, i use this for multiple files/folder in LB that use matching media and even my  data folder and image cache folders use these as i have them active on another drive.

    HardLink Shell Extension. This is probably the best an easiest app to use to create links, install right click folder/file and select 'Pick Link Source' then right click in the location you want it and you will either be ablew to choose 'Drop As' or Drop as Symbolic Link. Hope that helps you for the time being.

  4. 5 hours ago, Jason Carr said:

    No nag versions are definitely usable, yes. That's what I use.

    Just following this up, the no nag should never interfere with normal mame operations, as the changes are ui orientated. If anything changes in the future i will make sure its noted in the downloads.

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  5. I personally don't see the DIP Switches as cheats though, they are an integral part of the actual arcade machine. I get why they may need to be looked at, but they are not cheats and should not be classed as.

    Having worked in the industry for a number of years, we changed dips on a regular basis, machines that were popular normally had their DIPS set high, and vice versa for poor performing machines, during quiet times games had dips lowered as it was more locals playing than tourists. 

    While i get the need for a fair and level playing field for the leaderboards, the machines themselves have this option, it's not an external addition needed to invoke them. 

    This is my personal view on it, but i respect any decision that may or may not be made about them.

     

  6. 2 hours ago, neil9000 said:

    It's a fork that is strictly for the Arcade games, things like mechanical, mahjong, fruit machines etc simply are not supported. It also has GUI which can make things easier for some as no ini editing is needed.

    2055635055_Screenshot(470).thumb.png.6af4ef9d149db2b91c4bf9ad9284f3dc.pngIt also has in my eyes a more aesthetically pleasing in game UI.

    1905681450_Screenshot(469).thumb.png.1a6cb3a60f75f3860716d01d61e6c114.pngEssentially its the same as the Standard mame, but just supports Arcade games and has a different UI.

    Thats just an edit to the UI.ini, can change that yourself in normal mame. 

    the following replaced in the original mame ui.ini will result in the same effect.

    infos_text_size           0.75
    font_rows                 30
    hide_main_panel           0
    ui_border_color           ff000000
    ui_bg_color               efefefef
    ui_clone_color            ff7f7f7f
    ui_dipsw_color            ff7f7f7f
    ui_gfxviewer_color        ef000000
    ui_mousedown_bg_color     ef00a2e8
    ui_mousedown_color        fffff200
    ui_mouseover_bg_color     ef00a2e8
    ui_mouseover_color        fffff200
    ui_selected_bg_color      ef3f48cc
    ui_selected_color         fffff200
    ui_slider_color           ef22b14c
    ui_subitem_color          ef3f48cc
    ui_text_bg_color          efefefef
    ui_text_color             ff000000
    ui_unavail_color          ff7f7f7f

    :)

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  7. 1 hour ago, damageinc86 said:

    Yeah could do that but what would the point be at this juncture?  I trust that it works since I see other peoples scores.  So that's fine. 

    A possible solution, Mameuifx is 4 years old now with development ceased, maybe try using arcade64, its the spiritual successor to uifx, i used fx back in the day and it was by far the best frontend mame had imho, but i felt right at home with arcade64. 

    Also i guess you are using a rom set matched to the old version of uifx, if so that may also cause an issue, as roms get updated so the entry point that hi2txt uses may not be the same location in old rom sets, this is just an hypothesis on my part though,so take with a grain of salt.

     

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  8. Mame 0.220 NoNag

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    mame64.exe - Normal Mame with Nags removed. For Version 0.220

    mamearcade64.exe - Normal Mame with all Mess systems removed, and with NoNags

    Its recommended to download the full 0.220 official pack and install it, then just overwrite the exe with the replacment, this covers any changes the mame devs may have made to the support files.

    After you have done this, make sure you copy the folders artwork, ctrlr, cheat, hlsl, ini, folders and the mame.ini file from your original mame folder, and move/copy them to the new install.  

     

    For those of you on old installs make sure in the mame.ini file you have  the following set.

    Skip_gameinfo  1

     

     


     

  9. Pinball Clear Logos

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    If you are like me, and like to avoid using silver ring and docklets in your build then the following pinball clear logos maybe what you need.

    Pinball FX2 - Complete set.

    Pinball FX3 - Complete set.

    The Pinball Arcade - 165 logos.

    Future Pinball - 457 logos.

    I want to add, i did NOT create a lot of these logos, they are from various sources spread around the net, some are on LB's database, but i have yet to find them as a complete set, They may well exist on PinballX's private ftp, but as i have no access there i spent time going through each one to complete them for my own build.

    I made any logos that i could not find or ones that were exceptionally bad. 

     

    Thanks goes to all persons involved in making any media for our hobby.

     


     

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  10. MAME 0.219 No Nag

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    mame64.exe - Normal Mame with Nags removed.

    mamearcade64.exe - Mame Arcade ONLY emulation. (No MESS systems).

    Its recommended to download the full 0.219 official pack and install it, then just overwrite the exe with the replacment, this covers any changes the mame devs may have made to the support files.

    After you have done this, make sure you copy the folders artwork, ctrlr, cheat, hlsl, ini, folders and the mame.ini file from your original mame folder, and move/copy them to the new install.  

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  11. MAME 0.218 No Nag

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    As @NJDave71 is no longer creating No Nags for Mame, here are 2 replacements.

    mame64.exe - Normal Mame with Nags removed.

    arcademame64.exe - This is a slimmed down version of Mame to just cover Arcade only (please note it only covers Arcade)

     

    Its recommended to download the full 0.218 official pack and install it, then just overwrite the exe with the replacment, this covers any changes the mame devs may have made to the suppot files.

    After you have done this, make sure you copy the folders artwork, ctrlr, cheat, hlsl, ini, folders and the mame.ini file from your original mame folder, and move/copy them to the new install.  

     

    Tnx to KnC for this.


     

  12. image.png.3c1a50e17a6128aecba9fe848d71ef25.pngEmpty LB, Used Rom Selector Window. Used the default system name 'Super Nintendo Entertainment System'

    i had an empty LB install i use for testing stuff and i didn't have my Licence key installed, and i used the rom add button, and mass selected the roms, i told it not to scrape the DB, and not to grab any media, selected the roms in the popup window and it installed everything it was supposed too.

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    Main LB Install, Drag n Drop method.. Used the default system name 'Super Nintendo Entertainment System'

    Installed the system by dragging and dropping all the roms, then using the popup window to select it as roms, and told it to scrape the db, no media selected. and missed over 450 games.

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    (Forgot to turn logging on my main install, i'm just redoing it now, will take time as its scraping the db.)

     

    Update: Second time adding to main, just the Importer this time, told it not to combine roms, scrape the db, no media scrape, kept to default system name.

     

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    MainLogs.7z

     

    Ok think thats about as much as i can do here for now.

    Super Nintendo Entertainment System- MAIN SYSTEM.xml Super Nintendo Entertainment System - TEST SYSTEM.xml TestLogs.7z

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