Jump to content
LaunchBox Community Forums

How to remove strange MAME entries (floppy drive, joystick card etc)


Recommended Posts

Hi all,

I just received a Sinden Lightgun and I wanted to add a playlist for lightgun games. However, I could see that loads of games were missing from my library (Virtua Cop etc).

I have a full romset so I did a re-import last night but unticked "Skip non-working games" (I assumed that was why Virtua Cop etc hadn't shown up). I also unticked a few other boxes and left it running. 

I've now got lots of strange entries in my MAME list - "3.5 double density floppy drive", "4-Bit R-2R DAC", "4-Bit Binary Weighted DAC". It's like it's imported ROMS from actual components?

This is obviously due to something I've selected so I wondered if there was a quick way to get rid of all these entries? Can I filter by 'hardware' or something and 'delete all' or is there something I can do to keep the lightgun games but get rid of all these other entries??

Many thanks for any help you can give me

🙂

Edited by Johnny T
Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

I think I've sorted this....

I created a Playlist (called "Delete Me") and Auto-Populated it with "Genre" - "is equal to" - "System / Device"

This lists all the devices (5,105 of them!!!) but you can't delete from an Auto-Populated playlist so then I edited the Playlist and deleted one game from the "Game" tab in the Playlist Edit window.

This then converts the Playlist to a manual playlist.

Then I could "select all" and delete them all from Launchbox (kept the files on my hard drive though just in case they were needed?)

Job done I think! 🙂

** EDIT ** - that wasn't "job done" there were some others I needed to delete. 

I created and deleted the following auto-populated playlists...

Genre equal to "Computer / Business - Terminal"
Source contains "/machine"
Source contains "/devices"

Hope that helps someone. If there's a quicker/better way of doing it then please post it. 🙂

Edited by Johnny T
Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Johnny T said:

I've now got lots of strange entries in my MAME list - "3.5 double density floppy drive", "4-Bit R-2R DAC", "4-Bit Binary Weighted DAC". It's like it's imported ROMS from actual components?

That's why we filter MAME by default, there is a ton of junk that nobody actually wants there. ;) Those "machines" are actually in the romset, there is a ton of business software, as well as all sorts of other very niche things like calculators and cash machine software in a full MAME romset. 

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, neil9000 said:

That's why we filter MAME by default, there is a ton of junk that nobody actually wants there. ;) Those "machines" are actually in the romset, there is a ton of business software, as well as all sorts of other very niche things like calculators and cash machine software in a full MAME romset. 

Yep lol - learnt it the hard way :):):) 

Seems to be sorted now though. I have two playlists for my MAME stuff - "Every Arcade Game" and "Arcade Classics". The Arcade Classics is based off LMs All Killer No Filler with a few of my own faves thrown in. And the "Every" playlist is the LOT.

I do like having every game because it's sometimes nice to have a scroll through and play something completely random. However, you're right, that there's lots that you wouldn't want in there (literally thousands!!).

Thanks for your help Neil :) 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...