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When trying to run game Mame says "initializing" then closes

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I have a fresh install of Launchbox I've been adding games to. Got the latest Mame 0.206 and 0.206 split roms then added the games in Launchbox via Mame Arcade Full Set. Only gets to "initializing" then closes. I've edited both platform and emulators to assure paths are correct. Tried running mame64.exe and loading game directly and have the same problem so it seems to be with Mame itself and not Launchbox? Searched the net for awhile and can't find the solution.

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Where is your mame.ini file located ? It should be moved to your Mame folder where the Mame executable is located. If it is not there look in \ini folder of your Mame install folder and move it out to the main folder.

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It didn't have the mame.ini file so I created one with command prompt in the main folder where the executable is. That didn't work so I copied in into ini folder as well but still not working...

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Excellent... to get your MAME ini  open a Command Prompt window (CMD)  and navigate to your MAME folder where Mame64.exe or Mame32.exe is. 

 

MAME64.exe -cc
MAME32.exe -cc

that will give you a MAME.ini and a ui.ini

Edited by NJDave71

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Did that and it generated the mame.ini and ui.ini in folder with executable but still not working. Also restarted computer and rechecked emulator and platform info.

 

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Just got home. Ran mame64.exe directly and it played fine. Tried again through LB and it failed again. Went back and tried running direct again and now doesn't work. Says can't find rom.

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Where are your roms located ?

Are they in your Mame\roms folder ?

If no then did you add your rom location to the rompath line in the mame.ini file ?

 

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That was the problem! Got it going- thanks!! And thanks for the link to that Mame Tutorial. I try not to ask on here before I looking for answers but sometimes I just can't seem to find the solution. Again, thanks!!

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We have a thread with links to all sorts of guides and tutorials that covers most of the big stuff.

 

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Thanks for that thread link! Also, just updated and see that Music Box Alpha is available so I purchased forever license :) Gonna be a great weekend!!

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