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I think this is an easy one, I just don't know what to do.

Last night I updated my Mame to .211 and used the full arcade set importer to update Big Box. Big Box imported it all just fine but a lot of my video snaps have now been disconnected from the menu. I know I still have the videos in the same place in the Launchbox file system, I have not moved anything. What should I do to reconnect everything?

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16 minutes ago, decibel001 said:

I think this is an easy one, I just don't know what to do.

Last night I updated my Mame to .211 and used the full arcade set importer to update Big Box. Big Box imported it all just fine but a lot of my video snaps have now been disconnected from the menu. I know I still have the videos in the same place in the Launchbox file system, I have not moved anything. What should I do to reconnect everything?

Video snaps should not disconnect from systems, unless the video snaps you have are using the MAME shortnames for naming and those games in the newer MAME set have been renamed from your old set. Launchbox will match the video snaps with either the actual game name as scraped in Launchbox or as i said the MAME rom shortname, so your snaps should still work unless the rom names were changed if the videos are using MAME names.

 Did you name the platform differently this time?

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I did not rename anything and  most of my videos still work.

Maybe you're right the new version of Mame has different shortnames for the roms, I can check that when I get home. It is just weird because it is games like Black Tiger and Cabal, games that I don't think have been updated. But maybe, because it is from a Multimedia set I downloaded from PD for .209. I have not seen an updated multimedia set as of yet.

But I did do the import correctly right? for updating Mame you need to update the whole set.

Also what is the proper way to make Big Box scan for new videos?

Thank you

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25 minutes ago, decibel001 said:

But I did do the import correctly right? for updating Mame you need to update the whole set.

You can update MAME with the monthly update pack, but that requires quite complicated third party software, the easiest way is to just grab a whole new set, yes, as long as you dont mind downloading 60ishGB every month.

26 minutes ago, decibel001 said:

Also what is the proper way to make Big Box scan for new videos?

You will need a emumovies paid subscription in order to download game snaps in Launchbox.

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I use CLRMamepro to update my mame set my question was more to Launchbox importing that updated set. The proper method in Launchbox is to use the import mame full set option, correct? I am hoping there is a way to get a quicker way for launchbox to scan my roms when I update my mame from say .210 to .211 instead of importing the entire set again.

 

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15 minutes ago, decibel001 said:

I use CLRMamepro to update my mame set my question was more to Launchbox importing that updated set. The proper method in Launchbox is to use the import mame full set option, correct? I am hoping there is a way to get a quicker way for launchbox to scan my roms when I update my mame from say .210 to .211 instead of importing the entire set again.

 

Yes, you just run the import mame fullset again and uncheck all the media downloads, takes a couple of minutes.

 

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9 minutes ago, decibel001 said:

What happened is that my video collection is a World region, last night when I imported my mame set I left the preferred region on North America. reimported with the proper settings and everything is good.

Ah yes that will do it also if you have the MAME shortnames on the video files rather than the normal game name, like i said in my original reply. I have never had that issue as Launchbox scraped my games and renamed all the videos to match the library name not the actual file name.

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