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Separating BIOS files?
« on: 21 January 2019, 12:20 »

I have a full 0.139u1 romset for Android and made it Non-Merged with "separate BIOS sets".
Is there a way to filter out the BIOS's so i can put them in another folder.
To save space on the Android devices i don't want to merge the BIOS's into the sets.

Same would be nice on the PC.
I use the Progetto-Snaps MAME 0.XXX (Arcade).dat so i don't need all the MESS Software.
But it would be nice to have the MESS BIOS files so i can use the emulators.
Is there a MESS BIOS only dat?
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Re: Separating BIOS files?
« Reply #1 on: 21 January 2019, 14:54 »

Not really, you can separate devices, mechanicals, each software list and sets-by-bios....so for example you can separate all neogeo or all naomi sets in a separate folder. This is done by specifying system default paths in the systems dialog. But that means that e.g. neogeo bios AND each neogeo set will be placed in the assigned folder, not only the bios.

The option "separate bios sets" is a pretty ancient option where some users used to keep bios rom files within the sets themselves (waste of space), so e.g. each neogeo set had the bios roms included. Today, this option shouldn't be disabled ;-)

I will put a note on my request list though
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Re: Separating BIOS files?
« Reply #2 on: 21 January 2019, 16:24 »

I did forget the reason for the 0.139u1 separating:
If i can put the BIOS's in an extra folder on my tablet then i have them all and can just copy the games i want and have everything there to run it.

E.G.:
sdcard/Emulation/MAME/ROMs
sdcard/Emulation/MAME/BIOS

And on the PC the idea was:
R:\MAME\ROMs < With all Arcade BIOS's validated with the Progetto-Snaps MAME 0.XXX (Arcade).dat
R:\MAME\BIOS_MESS < Just MESS BIOS's validated with a dat that seems like does not exist

Request list? So it's a clrmamepro thing? I thought i need some special dats?
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Re: Separating BIOS files?
« Reply #3 on: 21 January 2019, 18:05 »

Well, sure you can use progetto's bios datfile to keep the bios organized in one folder..
For example you could use a rebuilder operation to move them from MAME to your BIOS folder..and to avoid missing messages in a MAME profile scan, you need to add that bios folder as rompath in the MAME profile.

there are some more or less complex ways to achieve it...with 2 profiles....
currently I don't see a one-click-way with one profile though.
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Re: Separating BIOS files?
« Reply #4 on: 21 January 2019, 21:59 »

Problem is there is no BIOS datfile for 0.139u1 and also there is non for later versions for just the software (MESS) stuff.

There is only one with just arcade BIOS's.

I googled around but did not found a tutorial on how to build dat files and especially how to filter out BIOS's or only software BIOS's.
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Re: Separating BIOS files?
« Reply #5 on: 22 January 2019, 07:35 »

The current version of MAME 0.205. There is no MESS since 4 years. There is no reason to 'mess' around with anything but the latest version.
And again....feel free to contact progetto snap owners and ask for outdated dats
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Re: Separating BIOS files?
« Reply #6 on: 22 January 2019, 11:08 »

The reason for old versions are Android devices.
MAME for Android is 0.139u1.
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Re: Separating BIOS files?
« Reply #7 on: 22 January 2019, 11:17 »

well...it uses an outdated core. Progetto follows official current builds
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Re: Separating BIOS files?
« Reply #8 on: 22 January 2019, 12:49 »

Has nothing to do with Progetto
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Re: Separating BIOS files?
« Reply #9 on: 22 January 2019, 13:34 »

nobody said that...Progetto keeps the snapshot collection up to date...and tries to follow the latest release. If you want to use some outdated unofficial build, you need to find people who keep such old dats...Progetto isn't a place for that, neither is here.
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Re: Separating BIOS files?
« Reply #10 on: 05 April 2019, 13:30 »

to get the bios dat of 139u1 .
use a dat of 139u1 or just mame.exe .

in ClrMamePro.
in Scan Rescults ,at the bottom ,click Set Information ,
in Set Selection , %B=1 ,Apply ,Exports current database.
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