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I'm using a vertical Arcade cabinet and for this reason i would like to have just the vertical MAME games on this machine. Is there a filtering method in Launchbox to filter just the vertical games?  Thanks

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Does anybody know if such a filter for horizontal/ vertical MAME games come when importing the ROMs to launchbox? If yes i don't have to play around with ROMLISTER which misses a lot of ROMs when i create batch files.

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There are MAME improvements that were voted highly on the last poll so we are waiting to see what they consist of. How far down the rabbit hole they will go I can't really say.

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Thanks for your help. Sorry for the supid question, but what do i do with that XML? I always made a batch file with ROMLISTER so it copies f.e. all the vertical ROMS to a specific folder. Problem is, that it copies too less ROMS to that folder. My selection looks like this before i create the bacth file.

ROMLISTER vert.JPG

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You would just put the XML in Launchbox\Data\Platforms while LB was closed and then next time you opened it the platform would be in LB.

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In that folder ( Launchbox\Data\Platforms ) was an Arcade.xml. First i just copied the " MAME-vertical games.xml " into that folder and started Launchbox. That had no effect and so horizontal games were still visible. Then i closed Launchbox, deleted the Arcade.xml file and renamed the "MAME-vertical games.xml" to Arcade.xml. Started Launchbox again and still the horizontal games were visible. After Leaving Launchbox the Arcade.xml had the same size as the origin one which i deleted. So it seems that Launchbox creates a new one again.

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yeah my bad looking at that xml it doesn't look like its a platform or Playlist for LB so I have no clue what it was even posted for I guess it just supposed to be an example of the vertical games and you can use it as a reference to move the games accordingly in LB. I assumed it was a customized platform xml for LB without looking at it and turns out I was incorrect sorry about that.

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sorry about the xml i use this in my pincab for mame vertical games i thought u mite beable to make use off it.

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No problem. I was just wonderig why it doesn’t work. Soi used ROMLISTER to make my vertical Rom collection. Unfortunately there are still a few horizontal games inside. I normaly use Big Box. Is there an option in BigBox to delete a game out of the list or delete the ROM completely?

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