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Hey all, I thought I'd start this topic for anyone who's having trouble getting their MAME high scores to upload. First off, if you haven't updated to version 10.13, please do, as that does fix a numb

Hi Jason, Thanks for coming back. I have resolved the issue after downloading hiscore.dat file for mame220. For people who might be running mameui64, here it goes: There should be a folder named "hi"

If a user takes direct issue with you, or anyone else for that matter, about a high score please let us know. We already had one such instance and it is uncalled for. Jason will likely remove the scor

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8 hours ago, filarenas3 said:

JoeViking245I am using bublbobl.zip

Then I don't know what to tell you.  That's the one that worked for me.  My MAME is revision 0.228 and it doesn't appear that rom zip file has had any changes between 0.226 and 0.228.  Can you attach your bublbobl.hi file?

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55 minutes ago, JoeViking245 said:

Then I don't know what to tell you.  That's the one that worked for me.  My MAME is revision 0.228 and it doesn't appear that rom zip file has had any changes between 0.226 and 0.228.  Can you attach your bublbobl.hi file?

My romset might be the problem then. I upgraded to Mame revision 0.226, but I am not sure what my romset version is.

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@filarenas3  Your bublbobl.hi is acting like my bublboblr.hi is.  The current release of hi2txt (r1.12) throws an error, but an older release (r1.10) does not.

Your output from hi2txt r1.10

RANK|SCORE|NAME|STAGE
1|96040|F.A|6
2|30000|I.F|32
3|30000|MTJ|28
4|30000|NSO|24
5|30000|KIM|20

And yes, updating your MAME executable without updating your rom set can and usually does cause problems. Case in point. ;) 

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@JoeViking245 and @neil9000 Thank you so much for your help. Not sure what the difference is between our setups. There may be too many variables to take into account. I was finally able to get a bublbobl hiscore uploaded by downgrading the hi2txt version to 1.10 in my Launchbox. I had used clrmamepro to try and fix my roms, upgraded my mame to revision 0.228. But none of that seemed to help. Well, thanks again! I am happy with the temporary solution! Cheers!

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@JoeViking245 I will have a look at this bubkboblr" specifically: thanks for the issue report :) In the last versions of hi2txt, I have added some checks to try to detect when nvram are full of scrap (and it is happening sometimes with mame) to avoid sending irrealistic score to the globbal ladder.

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On 2/15/2021 at 10:55 AM, GreatStone said:

@JoeViking245 I will have a look at this bubkboblr" specifically: thanks for the issue report :) In the last versions of hi2txt, I have added some checks to try to detect when nvram are full of scrap (and it is happening sometimes with mame) to avoid sending irrealistic score to the globbal ladder.

Hi @GreatStone, do you have an updated version of hi2txt? Just checking to see if I need to update the version included with LaunchBox. :)

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I'd  like to add to some weirdness that is hi scores.  The game Front Line (frontlin.zip) doesn't show the High score on the screen of the game itself.  At least not for me.  However in Launchbox, I do see community scores when I highlight the Front Line game in LB.  In LB, I then selected to use frontlina.zip as the rom to play.  The default hi score of 10000 shows on the game screen.  But there is no community scores, probably since no one use the frontlina.zip to play Front Line.

 

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17 hours ago, midd said:

Front Line (frontlin.zip) doesn't show the High score on the screen of the game itself.

Try looking for and deleting the hi file in your MAME folder...   ../MAME/hi/frontlin.hi    and the nvram/frontlin folder...    ../MAME/nvram/frontlin/      This will reset any local high scores you have for that game.  Which in your case you can't even see them (it), so no-harm, no-foul. ;) 

17 hours ago, midd said:

But there is no community scores, probably since no one use the frontlina.zip

Though frontlin.zip is, frontlina.zip is not supported by hi2txt.  So it won't (can't) show up on the leaderboard.

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9 hours ago, JoeViking245 said:

Try looking for and deleting the hi file in your MAME folder...   ../MAME/hi/frontlin.hi    and the nvram/frontlin folder...    ../MAME/nvram/frontlin/      This will reset any local high scores you have for that game.  Which in your case you can't even see them (it), so no-harm, no-foul. ;) 

Though frontlin.zip is, frontlina.zip is not supported by hi2txt.  So it won't (can't) show up on the leaderboard.

That did it! Thanks!

 

 

UPDATE: I spoke to see soon as the hi score disappeared on me again.  At least I know how to fix it.

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On 3/1/2021 at 1:22 PM, midd said:

I'd  like to add to some weirdness that is hi scores.  The game Front Line (frontlin.zip) doesn't show the High score on the screen of the game itself.  At least not for me.  However in Launchbox, I do see community scores when I highlight the Front Line game in LB.  In LB, I then selected to use frontlina.zip as the rom to play.  The default hi score of 10000 shows on the game screen.  But there is no community scores, probably since no one use the frontlina.zip to play Front Line.

 

Frontlina.zip

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DD1C3AEB-73A3-49B3-B24A-E01A53489E26.jpeg

 

Frontlin.zip

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I loved front-line as a kid. Was a hard game but fun.

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