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I can tell you how I solve for my missing CHD files. I use the build of MAME called Arcade64. It has a nice gui with different categories, a search function, and finally you can click on any game and do a single audit which will tell you every file that is required to run it. JoJo is like many MAME games. There are versions that do not need the CHDs, and some that do. You can figure out which ones buy using the steps I outlines.

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If a game has a chd associated with it, then it will not work without the chd. You can't have both a chd and a non chd version of the same game.

As far as I know, these games need both chds. Put them into folders named after the game roms.
So the 2 chds for Jojos Bizarre Adventure go in a folder named jojoba
and the 2 chds for Soul Calibur II go in a folder named soulclb2
Do not zip these folders.

By the way, Soul Calibur II also needs the bios sys246.zip

 

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On 9/17/2018 at 6:59 PM, Styphelus said:

 If you want a list of only the CHD files you need, I can give you one later on tonight so you can save 350GB of hard drive space.

Hi @Styphelus

I wondered if I could be a bit cheeky and also ask for that list? I'm currently going through pruning MAME games that I won't ever play and found that Area 51 didn't work (that one I definitely want to play). A bit of Googling and I found the CHDs that I needed and sorted it but if you had a list already then that would save me a ton of time and be very much appreciated. :)

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Here is the list I use from MAME .201. It is filtered to remove non-working games and clones. I gave you the game name list first, then the one with rom names.

ARCADE64 0.201 (Aug 29 2018).

This is the current list of games.

Current folder : <\CHD>.

Sorted by <Description> ascending order, 133 game(s) found.

Area 51 (R3000)
Area 51 / Maximum Force Duo v2.0
beatmania (ver JA-B)
beatmania 2nd MIX (ver JA-B)
beatmania 3rd MIX (ver JA-A)
beatmania 4th MIX (ver JA-A)
beatmania 5th MIX (ver JA-A)
beatmania 6th MIX (ver JA-A)
beatmania 7th MIX (ver JA-B)
beatmania Club MIX (ver JA-A)
beatmania complete MIX (ver JA-B)
beatmania complete MIX 2 (ver JA-A)
beatmania CORE REMIX (ver JA-A)
beatmania featuring Dreams Come True (ver JA-A)
beatmania IIDX 4th style (GCA03 JAA)
beatmania IIDX 6th style (GCB4U JAB)
beatmania IIDX 7th style (GCB44 JAA)
beatmania IIDX 8th style (GCC44 JAA)
beatmania IIDX Substream with DDR 2nd Club Version 2 (984 A01 BM)
beatmania THE FINAL (ver JA-A)
Big Buck Hunter (v1.00.14)
Big Buck Hunter - Shooter's Challenge (v1.60.01)
Big Buck Hunter Call of the Wild (v3.02.5)
Big Buck Hunter II - Sportsman's Paradise (v2.02.11)
BioFreaks (prototype)
California Speed (Version 2.1a Apr 17 1998, GUTS 1.25 Apr 17 1998 / MAIN Apr 17 1998)
Candy Puzzle (v1.0)
Capcom Vs. SNK Millennium Fight 2000 Pro (Japan) (GDL-0004)
CarnEvil (v1.0.3)
Carnival King (v1.00.11)
CD-ROM Drive Updater (700A04)
CD-ROM Drive Updater 2.0 (700B04)
Chaos Heat (V2.09O 1998/10/02 17:00)
Cleopatra Fortune Plus (GDL-0012)
Cliff Hanger (set 1)
CPS3 Multi-game bootleg for HD6417095 type SH2 (V4)
Crypt Killer (GQ420 UAA)
Cube Quest (01/04/84)
Dance Dance Revolution 2nd Mix (GN895 VER. JAA)
Dancing Stage - Internet Ranking Ver (GC845 VER. EBA)
Dancing Stage featuring TRUE KiSS DESTiNATiON (G*884 VER. JAA)
Dark Horse Legend (GX706 VER. JAA)
Doki Doki Idol Star Seeker (GDL-0005)
Eggs Playing Chicken
Fire Fox (set 1)
Fisherman's Bait - A Bass Challenge (GE765 VER. UAB)
Fisherman's Bait - Marlin Challenge (GX889 VER. EA)
Fisherman's Bait 2 - A Bass Challenge (GE865 VER. UAB)
Flip Maze (V2.04J 1999/09/02 20:00)
Fruit Land
Gauntlet Dark Legacy (version DL 2.52)
Gauntlet Legends (version 1.6)
Go By RC (V2.03O 1999/05/25 13:31)
Golden Tee Fore! (v1.00.25)
Golden Tee Fore! 2002 (v2.01.06)
Golden Tee Fore! 2003 (v3.00.10)
Golden Tee Fore! 2004 Extra (v4.00.08)
Golden Tee Fore! 2005 Extra (v5.01.06)
Golden Tee Fore! 2006 Complete (v6.00.01)
Guitar Freaks (GQ886 VER. EAC)
Guitar Freaks 2nd Mix Ver 1.01 (GQ883 VER. JAD)
Harem Challenge
Hyper Athlete (GV021 Japan 1.00)
Hyper Bishi Bashi Champ - 2 Player (GX908 1999/08/24 VER. JAA)
Hyperdrive
Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu '96 (GV017 Japan 1.03)
Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu EX '98 (GC811 VER. JAA)
Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu EX (GX802 VER. JAB)
JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken: Mirai e no Isan (Japan 990927)
JoJo's Venture (USA 990128)
Judge Dredd (Rev C Dec. 17 1997)
Killer Instinct
Killer Instinct 2
Kollon (V2.04JA 2003/11/01 12:00)
Konami 80's AC Special (GC826 VER. EAA)
Laser Strixx 2
Let's Attack Crazy Cross (GV027 Asia 1.10)
M.A.C.H. 3 (set 1)
Mace: The Dark Age (boot ROM 1.0ce, HDD 1.0b)
Magic Number
Magic Premium (v1.1)
Mahjong Oh (V2.06J 1999/11/23 08:52:22)
Maximum Force v1.05
Nagano Winter Olympics '98 (GX720 EAA)
NFL Blitz '99 (ver 1.30, Sep 22 1998)
NFL Blitz (boot ROM 1.2)
NFL Blitz 2000 Gold Edition (ver 1.2, Sep 22 1999)
Night Raid (V2.03J 2001/02/26 17:00)
Otenami Haiken (V2.04J 1999/02/01 18:00:00)
Otenami Haiken Final (V2.07JC 2005/04/20 15:36)
Otenki Kororin (V2.01J 2001/07/02 10:00)
Pop'n Music 1 (ver AA-A)
Pop'n Music 2 (ver JA-A)
Pop'n Music 3 (ver JA-A)
Psyvariar -Medium Unit- (V2.04J 2000/02/15 11:00)
Psyvariar -Revision- (V2.04J 2000/08/11 22:00)
Quiz Do Re Mi Fa Grand Prix (Japan)
Quiz Do Re Mi Fa Grand Prix 2 - Shin-Kyoku Nyuukadayo (Japan)
Quizard (v1.8)
Quizard 2 (v2.3)
Ray Crisis (V2.03J 1998/11/15 15:43)
Red Earth (Euro 961121)
Rise of the Robots (prototype)
Road Burners (ver 1.04)
Salary Man Champ (GCA18 VER. JAA)
San Francisco Rush (boot rom L 1.0)
San Francisco Rush: The Rock (boot rom L 1.0, GUTS Oct 6 1997 / MAIN Oct 16 1997)
Shanghai Sangokuhai Tougi (Ver 2.01J 2002/01/18 18:26:58)
Shanghai Shoryu Sairin (V2.03J 2000/05/26 12:45:28)
Shikigami no Shiro (V2.03J 2001/08/07 18:11)
Shikigami no Shiro - internal build (V1.02J 2001/09/27 18:45)
Simpsons Bowling (GQ829 UAA)
Soreike Kokology Vol. 2 - Kokoro no Tanteikyoku
Soutenryu (V2.07J 2000/12/14 11:13:02)
Street Fighter III 2nd Impact: Giant Attack (USA 970930)
Street Fighter III 3rd Strike: Fight for the Future (Euro 990608)
Street Fighter III: New Generation (Euro 970204)
Super Puzzle Bobble (V2.05O 1999/2/24 18:00)
Tenth Degree (prototype)
Turret Tower
Us vs. Them
Usagi (V2.02J 2001/10/02 12:41:19)
Usagi - Yamashiro Mahjong Hen (Japan) (GDL-0022)
Vapor TRX
Vicious Circle (prototype)
Virtual Pool
War Gods (HD 10/09/1996 - Dual Resolution)
War: The Final Assault (EPROM 1.9 Mar 25 1999, GUTS 1.3 Apr 20 1999, GAME Apr 20 1999)
Wayne Gretzky's 3D Hockey
Wedding Rhapsody (GX624 JAA)
XII Stag (V2.01J 2002/6/26 22:27)
Zoku Otenamihaiken (V2.03J 2001/02/16 16:00)
Zooo (V2.01JA 2004/04/13 12:00)

ARCADE64 0.201 (Aug 29 2018).

This is the current list of ROMs.

Current folder : <\CHD>.

Sorted by <Description> ascending order, 133 game(s) found.

area51
area51mx
bm1stmix
bm2ndmix
bm3rdmix
bm4thmix
bm5thmix
bm6thmix
bm7thmix
bmclubmx
bmcompmx
bmcompm2
bmcorerm
bmdct
bmiidx4
bmiidx6
bmiidx7
bmiidx8
bmiidxc2
bmfinal
bbh
bbhsc
bbhcotw
bbh2sp
biofreak
calspeed
cndypuzl
cvsgd
carnevil
carnking
cr589fwa
cr589fw
chaoshea
cleoftp
cliffhgr
cps3boot
cryptklr
cubeqst
ddr2m
dstage
dsftkd
darkhleg
starseek
eggsplc
firefox
fbaitbc
fbaitmc
fbait2bc
flipmaze
fruitpc
gauntdl
gauntleg
gobyrc
gtfore01
gtfore02
gtfore03
gtfore04
gtfore05
gtfore06
gtrfrks
gtrfrk2m
haremchl
hyperath
hypbbc2p
hyprdriv
powyak96
jppyex98
powyakex
jojoba
jojo
jdredd
kinst
kinst2
kollon
konam80s
lasstixx
lacrazyc
mach3
mace
mgnumber
mgprem11
mahjngoh
maxforce
nagano98
blitz99
blitz
blitz2k
nightrai
otenamih
otenamhf
otenki
popn1
popn2
popn3
psyvaria
psyvarrv
qdrmfgp
qdrmfgp2
quizard
quizard2
raycris
redearth
rotr
roadburn
salarymc
sfrush
sfrushrk
shangtou
shanghss
shikigam
shikigama
simpbowl
kokoroj2
soutenry
sfiii2
sfiii3
sfiii
spuzbobl
tenthdeg
turrett
usvsthem
usagi
usagiym
vaportrx
vcircle
virtpool
wargods
warfa
wg3dh
weddingr
xiistag
zokuoten
zooo

 

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That's brilliant Dragon!! Thanks!!

I'll get on to that tomorrow after work.

Thanks again for sharing that :)

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On 9/24/2018 at 5:23 PM, dragon57 said:

I can tell you how I solve for my missing CHD files. I use the build of MAME called Arcade64. It has a nice gui with different categories, a search function, and finally you can click on any game and do a single audit which will tell you every file that is required to run it. JoJo is like many MAME games. There are versions that do not need the CHDs, and some that do. You can figure out which ones buy using the steps I outlines.

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Thank you. Arcade64 helped me sort and audit all my MAME files.

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Just chiming in to simplify the chd update process (complete noob here):

1) Download the chd zip file (for one of the working games mentioned above)

2) The zip file download should be named exactly the same as the existing rom zip file in your Mame/rom folders (for example Killer Instinct 2 would already exist as kinst2.zip in Mame/roms in your merged or split roms set)

3) For your kinst2.zip file (chd download), you want to create a new windows folder called kinst2 (doesn't matter where in windows you do this, I did on my external drive where I have Mame running)

4) Extract the kinst2.zip file (chd download) and drag/copy&paste the chd you just extracted into the newly created kinst2 folder

5) Copy the kinst2 folder (which includes the chd) into the Mame/roms folder

6) This is where it's confusing b/c if you didn't create that new kinst2 windows folder, you would be trying to copy/paste over an existing Mame rom.

Hopefully this isn't more confusing to anyone seeing this.

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Been trying to learn up on all this.  I'm currently extracting the 60gb rom set so I can setup Retroarch mame core.  Let me see if I get this correctly.  This 60gb rom set is going to contain all the arcade games,  but many of them will not work because they require a CHD file (which is in the larger 350gb download?).  Is the list several comments up the list of games that will require a CHD file?  What is the total size of a complete set where all the CHD files are present for only the games needing them?  Will retroarch Mame use the CHD files the same way by placing them in a named folder next to the rom?  

Basically I'm wanting to have the complete set with as many working Arcade games as possible.  I don't care about hard drive space but if a game doesn't need a CHD file to run why would there be one?  This is confusing to me.

 

Edit - Another source of confusion for me is that I bought a raspberry pi device that was supposed to be complete but when I look over the arcade roms folder on the hard drive I see it is only about 8 gb.  These arcade games mostly did not work when I play through retroarch so that's what led me to downloading this 60gb version.   When I look at the zip file for each rom I see a list of smaller files but no CHD files. 

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1 minute ago, Tyrant said:

Been trying to learn up on all this.  I'm currently extracting the 60gb rom set so I can setup Retroarch mame core.  Let me see if I get this correctly.  This 60gb rom set is going to contain all the arcade games,  but many of them will not work because they require a CHD file (which is in the larger 350gb download?).  Is the list several comments up the list of games that will require a CHD file?  What is the total size of a complete set where all the CHD files are present for only the games needing them?  Will retroarch Mame use the CHD files the same way by placing them in a named folder next to the rom?  

Basically I'm wanting to have the complete set with as many working Arcade games as possible.  I don't care about hard drive space but if a game doesn't need a CHD file to run why would there be one?  This is confusing to me.

There are not CHD's for games that dont need them, only for games that do. However there are a lot of CHD's in the pack for games that MAME can not currently emulate, but have been dumped and are ready for use when MAME is able to emulate those games in the future. The list you see above is all the games that also need a CHD file to run, but as i said a lot of those simply do not work in MAME as of yet (and that list is using data from MAME 0.201 and the current release is 0.206 so that list may of changed slightly since). CHD's go in the rom folder along side the normal game zips, or anywhere you like really as long as you tell MAME where they are located. 

The vast majority of games in MAME do not need a CHD at all and will work just fine with the 60GB pack you downloaded. CHD's are essentially CD Disc images using the CHD format of compression (Compressed Hunks of Data=CHD) and are used on the more recent arcade systems MAME can emulate for the most part, like CPS3 games like Street Fighter 3 and it's sequels, and there are also some older games that need CHD's also like the Killer Instinct games. 

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21 minutes ago, Tyrant said:

Edit - Another source of confusion for me is that I bought a raspberry pi device that was supposed to be complete but when I look over the arcade roms folder on the hard drive I see it is only about 8 gb.  These arcade games mostly did not work when I play through retroarch so that's what led me to downloading this 60gb version.   When I look at the zip file for each rom I see a list of smaller files but no CHD files. 

The pi uses a specific subset of roms and from a very old set, i believe the roms are from around 2003. The pi uses a very old reduced romset and a very old version of MAME to run them. The pi simply is not powerful enough to run current rom dumps with the current version of MAME, hence why a very old subset of the games is used on PI.

EDIT:

The reason those pi MAME roms didnt work is as i said, they are from a 2003 set and will need a MAME emulator version from 2003 in order to work for the most part. This is why MAME sets are numbered, you for most of the time want the same version romset and emulator. Running the pi set which is around version 0.076 with the current version of MAME which is 0.206 will not work for most games.

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LOL I just accidentally reported the above post.  It's early and I thought I was clicking reply.  Yikes.  Sorry.  

 

Edit - To anyone wondering how this is possible.  I'm a new father and haven't had much sleep lately.  

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2 minutes ago, Tyrant said:

LOL I just accidentally reported the above post.  It's early and I thought I was clicking reply.  Yikes.  Sorry.  

lol, i have closed the report. :) 

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36 minutes ago, Tyrant said:

I'm currently extracting the 60gb rom set so I can setup Retroarch mame core

I just caught this in your first post, i hope you are not extracting all the zip files? MAME use the games as zips, they wont work if you extract them all to folders.

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