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Troubleshooting MAME High Scores


Jason Carr

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9 minutes ago, jfree427 said:

Where can I get madK9's? 

They are here on the forums Third-party Apps and Plugins - LaunchBox Community Forums (launchbox-app.com) but they dont go back very many versions, so depending on your version in use there may not be one. You still need the official version and you just overwrite the .exe with the one you download from here.

9 minutes ago, jfree427 said:

I do use Rocketlauncher, but switched Frogger to straight mame to ensure it worked.  Do I have to stop using RL all together? :(

Yes that is also likely the issue. In order to try and eliminate cheating as much as we can we have to be very strict on the emulator being used, and what we require is the official version of mame, and no forks of it, this will also mean that RocketLauncher cant be used as its not the mame.exe so we cant be sure that it is a "vanilla" mame that hasnt been edited in order to cheat.

9 minutes ago, jfree427 said:

As a followup, how come I don't see anything under "Mame High Scores Supported"? 

Probably for the same RocketLauncher as the emulator issue, that option works just fine here for me using mame 0.232 and the no nag exe from here on the forums.

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Hi folks.  Twice this has happened to me now.  Leaderboards in Launchbox (and obviously thus also Big Box) no longer appearing even though they 100% worked yesterday and before.

I've got a premium account, under cloud I can see I'm connected to the database, and both check boxes are ticked under tools options integrations Mame.  Needless to say, I'm using Standalone Mame, version 0.230 64 bit, but I also have a MAME core installed under Retroarch.  Or 'had' since I removed it but that didn't solve the issue either.  Funny thing is that in Big box when I select a game and I enter in the menu where I can select 'play' for instance I still also see 'select Retroarch' as an option even though I removed the mame core.  Maybe a conflict of sorts?  Still, why would leaderboards work for an extended period of time and then suddenly cease to?  Furthermore, selecting 'MAME High scores supported' in the drop down menu and selecting 'yes' in Launchbox results in a 'no results were found' message.   even though I've got lots of games that support high scores.  And like I said, it worked yesterday and the days before.  I did install a new version of Launchbox yesterday (11.17), but I doubt that's got anything to do with it.  I also disconnected from the database and re-connected, but it's of no use.

At this point it looks like I'll have to import all 420 arcade games again.  Still, this is hardly solving the issue at the root.  

Any idea what this could be?  Thanks!

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47 minutes ago, Morris Schaffer said:

Hi folks.  Twice this has happened to me now.  Leaderboards in Launchbox (and obviously thus also Big Box) no longer appearing even though they 100% worked yesterday and before.

I've got a premium account, under cloud I can see I'm connected to the database, and both check boxes are ticked under tools options integrations Mame.  Needless to say, I'm using Standalone Mame, version 0.230 64 bit, but I also have a MAME core installed under Retroarch.  Or 'had' since I removed it but that didn't solve the issue either.  Funny thing is that in Big box when I select a game and I enter in the menu where I can select 'play' for instance I still also see 'select Retroarch' as an option even though I removed the mame core.  Maybe a conflict of sorts?  Still, why would leaderboards work for an extended period of time and then suddenly cease to?  Furthermore, selecting 'MAME High scores supported' in the drop down menu and selecting 'yes' in Launchbox results in a 'no results were found' message.   even though I've got lots of games that support high scores.  And like I said, it worked yesterday and the days before.  I did install a new version of Launchbox yesterday (11.17), but I doubt that's got anything to do with it.  I also disconnected from the database and re-connected, but it's of no use.

At this point it looks like I'll have to import all 420 arcade games again.  Still, this is hardly solving the issue at the root.  

Any idea what this could be?  Thanks!

Here is the list of what we check in order to determine if a game supports MAME high scores:

  • The game application path field must end either in .zip or .7z
  • The game's default associated emulator's application path field must be either mame.exe or mame64.exe
  • The game's default associated emulator's name must contain "MAME"
  • The game's associated platform name or platform Scrape As value must be Arcade or MAME
  • The LaunchBox\ThirdParty\hi2txt\hi2txt.zip file must exist (installed by the setup)
  • That hi2txt zip file must contain the game's ROM file name
  • The ROM file name must not be on our short list of exclusions (broken games)
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19 hours ago, Jason Carr said:

Here is the list of what we check in order to determine if a game supports MAME high scores:

  • The game application path field must end either in .zip or .7z
  • The game's default associated emulator's application path field must be either mame.exe or mame64.exe
  • The game's default associated emulator's name must contain "MAME"
  • The game's associated platform name or platform Scrape As value must be Arcade or MAME
  • The LaunchBox\ThirdParty\hi2txt\hi2txt.zip file must exist (installed by the setup)
  • That hi2txt zip file must contain the game's ROM file name
  • The ROM file name must not be on our short list of exclusions (broken games)

Hey man thanks.  But of course I fixed it now and it was something really stupid.  Under emulators, Mame was not set as the default emulator for Arcade platform.

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