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Do I need to reimport MAME roms with clones to see 2 player versions of 4 player games?

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Another n00b question as I set up my cabinet.  

 

I imported my MAME collection over the weekend, and opted to skip clones.  As I'm testing games out, I found that for games like TMNT and X-Men, the 4 player version seems to be the default - which means you can't select your character, it's dependent on which joystick you use.  Historically this hasn't been an issue as from the MAME interface I could just select the 2 player version and select who I wanted.  

I thought perhaps not seeing the 2 player version is because I skipped clones - do I need to reimport and add clones as additional applications to get what I need?  

Sorry if this has been answered a million times, I did a search but couldn't find conclusive answers.  You guys rock.

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3 minutes ago, Medullah said:

Another n00b question as I set up my cabinet.  

 

I imported my MAME collection over the weekend, and opted to skip clones.  As I'm testing games out, I found that for games like TMNT and X-Men, the 4 player version seems to be the default - which means you can't select your character, it's dependent on which joystick you use.  Historically this hasn't been an issue as from the MAME interface I could just select the 2 player version and select who I wanted.  

I thought perhaps not seeing the 2 player version is because I skipped clones - do I need to reimport and add clones as additional applications to get what I need?  

Sorry if this has been answered a million times, I did a search but couldn't find conclusive answers.  You guys rock.

Yes this is because you chose not to import clones. I would recommend re-importing your MAME full romset and allow it to import the clones, uncheck all media downloads as you have it all already, the import will only take a couple of minutes. When you have done that you can right click games and go to Edit/Additional apps and you can specify which version is launched as default, just highlight the one you want and click the "make default" button.

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Just now, neil9000 said:

Yes this is because you chose not to import clones. I would recommend re-importing your MAME full romset and allow it to import the clones, uncheck all media downloads as you have it all already, the import will only take a couple of minutes. When you have done that you can right click games and go to Edit/Additional apps and you can specify which version is launched as default, just highlight the one you want and click the "make default" button.

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Perfect, thanks for the speedy reply and screenshot!  

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23 hours ago, neil9000 said:

Yes this is because you chose not to import clones. I would recommend re-importing your MAME full romset and allow it to import the clones, uncheck all media downloads as you have it all already, the import will only take a couple of minutes. When you have done that you can right click games and go to Edit/Additional apps and you can specify which version is launched as default, just highlight the one you want and click the "make default" button.

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Gonna bug you again because damn you've been helpful.  I reimported everything as expected here, is there a way to set which version is the "default" when launched?  So people can just click "TMNT" and get the 2 player version?

 

Edit - Answered my own question looking at your screenshot.  Me dumb.

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23 hours ago, neil9000 said:

just highlight the one you want and click the "make default" button.

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