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Does Launchbox no longer work with older MAME versions?

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I've got several arcade cabinets running Launchbox/Bigbox on the exact same PC hardware and OS. I was replacing an old PC in a cabinet, I used the same older MAME .139 when setting it up, it finds the ROMs as usual but when I try and launch the games it says "Now loading..." and just goes back to the game select screen. After hours of troubleshooting I just moved to a newer MAME 202 since I had that romset handy, it worked fine. I'm sure many will say "Problem solved, use that version." That's true but I have some specific hacked versions of a game that will ONLY work on MAME .119 and it will not launch either. 

Is this a new issue with Launchbox? Is there any way to work around it? 

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go to tools manage emulators edit MAME and remove the command line for about keyboard input provider or some such that isn't supported in older versions of MAME and will cause it to crash at the same time you won't be able to use pause screens if you remove that so if you want to use those you may want to update your MAME version if you have no interest in using them then you can just remove it and keep using your current version of MAME.

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Just now, DOS76 said:

go to tools manage emulators edit MAME and remove the command line for about keyboard input provider or some such that isn't supported in older versions of MAME and will cause it to crash at the same time you won't be able to use pause screens if you remove that so if you want to use those you may want to update your MAME version if you have no interest in using them then you can just remove it and keep using your current version of MAME.

I did find that suggestion but it didn't seem to change anything. Do I need to add anything in that line's place? Its just two games that won't work so I'm hoping I can find a newer MAME version to launch those. 

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