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clrmame Discussion / Problem with my DATfile
« on: 28 March 2018, 19:15 »
Hi Roman,
since a few days I'm having a problem with my EMMA datfile, which I maintain by hand since many years.
So, the last version of the datfile which acted as expected is attached here, named old.zip
Then I edited it in a few lines here and there (you can check the differences with winmerge or similar tool), and the result is also attached here, named new.zip
With old.zip my collection of EMMA ROMs scanned perfectly and I had an "all green" situation.
Then I give new.zip to clrmame, rescan my collection, and instead of having just the few difference I manually inserted in the dat, I get clrmame complaining that 100+ files are unneeded or badly named!
I'm at a loss, I have re-checked and compared old and new, but still can not spot what I did to get such a strange behaviour.
Could you please be so kind and have a look?
Thanks in advance for your help.

Dear Roman,
happy New Year!
During last week I was updating to latest MAME a very old machine (from 0.78 to 0.181).
I noticed that the fixdat file generated are always the same, regardless of the merging flag I set (non-merged, split, merged). Is this the right behaviour?
Consider the following datfile (it's just a test made by me to illustrate the situation):
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<name>test XML</name>
<machine name="a">
<rom name="aa1" size="256" crc="5baf4761" sha1="aa7e07eb2cada03b85bdf11ac6a3de65f4253eef"/>
<rom name="aa2" size="256" crc="04c22349" sha1="d1cb78911cb1ca660d393a81ed3ed07b24c51525"/>
<machine name="b (clone of a)" cloneof="a" romof="a">
<description>(clone of a)</description>
<rom name="aa1" merge="aa1" size="256" crc="5baf4761" sha1="aa7e07eb2cada03b85bdf11ac6a3de65f4253eef"/>
<rom name="ab2" size="256" crc="9428afb0" sha1="ba907d3361256b022583d6a42fe223e90590e3c6"/>
<machine name="c (one rom identical to a)">
<description>c (one rom identical to a)</description>
<rom name="cc1" size="256" crc="0ab15633" sha1="df004ff41f35b16089f69808ccf53a5e5cc13ac3"/>
<rom name="cc2" size="256" crc="04c22349" sha1="d1cb78911cb1ca660d393a81ed3ed07b24c51525"/>
I was expecting fixdat files to look like the following:
1) un-merged -> identical to the starting datfile
2) split -> games A and C as per original datfile, game B with only one entry (the non "merge" rom)
3) merged -> game A with 3 roms (aa1,aa2,ab2) and game C with 2 roms (cc1,cc2). No entry for game B.

Now my suggestion: as you will notice, rom cc2 has different name from rom aa2, but same size and hash. The games C and A have no parent/clone relation. This is happening a lot in MAME, especially with PROMs or sound ROMs.
Would it be possible for clrmame to generate a "minimal fixdat" file containing only the REALLY NEEDED 4 roms aa1,aa2,ab2,cc1 ? Only these 4 roms are really needed to fully rebuild my example set and clrmame perfectly manages this rebuild already now.
The advantage of a "minimal fixdat" will be to save a lot of bandwidth for people helping each other to complete their collections.

thank you for listening to me and for all the good work you put into clrmame.

clrmame Discussion / 2 small issue
« on: 30 March 2016, 19:44 »
1) exporting a datfile in old format can only be done if I first go to dir2dat, load a profile with "deprecated", and then go back to datfile export. Is there a way to directly export a datfile in old format?
2) On my dumping machine I'm creating a full unmerged collection on MAME roms. No samples, no CHD.
So I point profiler to MAME executable, go to scan - set information, and follow your instructions (%H=1;%P=1 Apply, Invert, check 'initial invert' checkbox). After scanning I get error that 7 CHDs are missing: ddrja, ddrjb, mfightcc, p911uc, thrild2c, tsurugie, tsurugij.
On a different machine I have fully merged collection (no samples, no CHD) and there are no problems.
So it looks like the problem on those 7 CHD exclusion is only in unmerged sets.

Thank you very much for your help.

clrmame Discussion / fully merged set - problem with clone CHDs
« on: 08 December 2015, 20:34 »
Hi ppl,
I just updated my spare machine with MAME 0.168, started clrmame, pointed it to mame64.exe and set 2 rompath:
I'm not collecting CHDs on this machine, so in the second directory I only have a bunch of empty folder, with the right name to make clrmame happy and avoid complains about "missing chds".

My scanning setup is:

After scanning I get the following:

The error is the same on all sets.

If I move folder "chaosheaj" into folder "chaoshea" or if I altogether remove "chaosheaj", I get the following in both cases:

How do I solve the problem and get back to a perfect "no miss - no errors" report from clrmame?

TIA for your help

Undumped Wiki / Sega NAOMI - Oinori
« on: 23 August 2015, 17:18 »
Salve a tutti,
sembra che il gioco "Oinori Daimyojin Matsuri Festival" (http://mamedev.emulab.it/undumped/index.php?title=Oinori_Daimyojin_Matsuri_Festival) non esista. Si tratta di una traduzione in inglese sbagliata.
L'unico gioco è "Oinori Daimyojin Matsuri" (http://mamedev.emulab.it/undumped/index.php?title=Oinori_Daimyojin_Matsuri) già dumpato ed incluso in MAME.
Per vostro riferimento, la pagina ufficiale Sega è: http://sega.jp/arcade/matsuri/
Ed anche il post #89 di brolly in questo forum: http://www.hyperspin-fe.com/topic/390-official-sega-naomi-wheel-thread/page-5

clrmame Discussion / Possible bug with WinX
« on: 11 August 2015, 14:02 »
I just upgraded one of my PCs from Win7 to WinX and I get a small quirk:
Dragging files onto "rebuilt" window or onto "scan results" window does nothing. The rebuild process doesn't start.
Am I the only one experiencing this?
Thanks in advance for your help.

clrmame Discussion / command prompt / scripting with .bat
« on: 08 October 2014, 18:58 »
Hi Roman,
is it possible to use clrmame from the command prompt, calling "cmpro.exe" with a number of different parameters?

Thank you in advance for your help.

clrmame Discussion / small request
« on: 20 March 2012, 21:03 »
Hi Roman,
yesterday I was checking my "rollback chd" collection with latest clrmame 4.04
The result is that all chd are marked as old version (v3 and v4) and need to be updated to v5.
This is very right from clrmame point of view, but not very much useful for rollback CHDs: if I would like to use an old mame version it will need to utilize an old CHD version as well to work correctly.

Would it be possible to add in some datfile a "forceoldchdversion" command like we have the "forcezip" or "forcemerge"? It function should be to NOT complain if a CHD is old version, and make rom collectors happy again with their green light! ;)

Thanks in advance.

Undumped Wiki / Win Win Bingo
« on: 01 December 2009, 08:36 »
It's only PARTIALLY dumped, not fully dumped.

clrmame Discussion / Small issue: dir2dat
« on: 14 September 2009, 21:09 »
Add Manufacturer & Add Year are NOT adding manufacturer & year fields to the datfile.

Undumped Wiki / Cubo CD32 games
« on: 29 July 2009, 10:32 »
Here is a list of all known Cubo CD32 games a.t.m.
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Title                | rev. | year | dumped
Candy Puzzle         |  1.0 | 1995 | YES
Harem Challenge      |      | 1995 | YES
Laser Quiz           |      | 1995 | YES
Laser Quiz France    |  1.0 | 1995 | NO
Laser Quiz 2 "Italy" |  1.0 | 1995 | YES
Laser Strixx 2       |      | 1995 | YES
Lucky Five           |      | 1995 | NO
Magic Premium        |  1.1 | 1996 | YES
Odeon Twister        |      | 199x | NO
Odeon Twister 2      |202.19| 1999 | YES

clrmame Discussion / 2 issues, 1 request
« on: 26 July 2009, 21:11 »
in batchrun, the new "never/always scan subfolder" is not saved correctly in between sessions.

Sets with wrong name that clrmame could not rename (same name already existing in the same folder) are not moved to backup folder.

backup folder is a general setting, valid for the whole clrmame. Would it be possible to make it a "per datfile" setting?

Undumped Wiki / IRONCLAD
« on: 07 June 2009, 13:43 »

It looks like the " ' " is in a wrong position.
it should be "BRIKIN'GER" and not "BRI'KINGER"

check the pics.

clrmame Discussion / old mame exe issue
« on: 29 April 2009, 14:14 »
I downloaded mame034 from mamedev.com and put it in a new folder.
I try to create a new datfile with clrmame (selecting OLD_MAME in the create profile window), but at loading clrmame complains about a bad exe output.

BTW from a command prompt mame - listinfo > datfile.dat works perfectly and clrmame is able to load the output datfile.

clrmame Discussion / small request
« on: 27 April 2009, 08:39 »
Hi Roman,
check this picture:

it looks like not yet loaded datfiles are listed in alphabetical by dat name, not taking care of the full path.
This makes things a little bit confusionary.
Would it be possible to have them listed in alphabetical order including full path?

Undumped Wiki / Club Kart
« on: 27 April 2009, 08:15 »

purchased by Gerlad (Coy), on his way to Guru

Undumped Wiki / category for dumped games
« on: 12 April 2009, 09:09 »
I see that Incog is deleting categories from dumped games to "reduce category pollution and confusion".

While I see it as a good thing, I would never-the-less leave at least the category related to the arcade platform of the game (i.e.: Naomi GD-ROM).
This should help people working on a specific system track exactely what have been already done and what still has to be checked on that system.

clrmame Discussion / SKIN!
« on: 06 April 2009, 08:30 »
Hi Roman,
is it possible to change the skin for this new forum?
I'd like very much to have some sort of "dark" skin, similar to the old forum look.

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