toto.castaldi
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difference between "mame" and "mame [GAME]"

Hi at all,

i'm using mame 0.178 .

i've a problem with a particul machine (i'm trying mame with some ROM).

If i execute

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mame mslug
the game goes correctly.

Instead if i choose the game from the graphical menu available after the

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mame
i obtain a "the selected machine missing one or more required ROM or CHD images. Please select a different machine".

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Why the behaviour is different ? Where i'm wrong ?

thanks

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Tafoid
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Re: difference between "mame" and "mame [GAME]"

I'm going to guess that your neogeo.zip is missing bits, or you a part (or parts) of the romset which do not match CRC32 hash MAME expects. When using the GUI, you need to have a 100% match to what MAME expects. Via command-line, you are allowed to launch and MAME will run so long as the individual parts of the romset are the same romname.

I'd suggest you audit the game via command-line:

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mame -verifyroms mslug
I'm willing to bet it doesn't pass that audit.

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mame -listcrc mslug
This will list what is expected from MAME. Match that output to your mslug/neogeo romset contents.

toto.castaldi
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Joined: Thu Oct 06, 2016 4:16 pm

Re: difference between "mame" and "mame [GAME]"

thank you for the explanation is really clear !

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>mame -verifyroms mslug mslug : v2.bin (131072 bytes) - NOT FOUND (neogeo) mslug : uni-bios_3_2.rom (131072 bytes) - NOT FOUND (neogeo) romset mslug [neogeo] is bad 1 romsets found, 0 were OK.

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