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Graham
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Mame Plugins

Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:31 pm

Hi All

Could someone please explain how Plugins work in Mame? I have enabled "Hiscore support" and noticed that "Data plugin" is already enabled. What does Data plugin do? Are high scores now saved in a different folder/file?

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Re: Mame Plugins

Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:23 pm

Data plugin enables the display of history.dat, mameinfo.dat and so on.

Hopefully someone can explain highscores for you.

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Re: Mame Plugins

Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:39 pm

Robert wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:23 pm
Data plugin enables the display of history.dat, mameinfo.dat and so on.
Thanks for confirming the above.
Hopefully someone can explain highscores for you.
I have since found this folder (hi) outside of Mame, within my home folder. Each game is saved as <romname>.hi . If possible, I would like to change this location within Mame.

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Re: Mame Plugins

Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:29 pm

Graham wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:39 pm
Robert wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:23 pm
Data plugin enables the display of history.dat, mameinfo.dat and so on.
Thanks for confirming the above.
Hopefully someone can explain highscores for you.
I have since found this folder (hi) outside of Mame, within my home folder. Each game is saved as <romname>.hi . If possible, I would like to change this location within Mame.

:)

I believe to change the "hi" folder location, you'll need to edit the plugins/hiscore/init.lua file and change the location listed for the variable "hiscore_path". You do this, though, at your own peril. Just keep a backup of the file somewhere to retain the normal behavior.

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