> I downloaded IV-Play 1.5.5, copied the exe to my Mame directory, and ran it. It
> launches then immediately quits. No windows appear. No errors. Nothing in the Windows
> event log, either.
> If I leave it in the IV-Play directory that it unzipped to, then it launches, asks me
> to locate my Mame binary, then opens the IV-Play window. Unfortunately this won't
> work because it can't find any of my roms (and I don't see where to provide it with a
> rom path).
> How do I get it to work properly in the Mame directory? Or is there any debug
> information I can provide?
> This is on Windows 8.1 64-bit with mame64.exe.
like John IV said put mame and all related files, outside of Windows' "Program Files" folder.
or if you insist to keep it in "Program Files" folder, then right click and run it as admin.
also if you had a very old romset, you will need to rebuild it with clrmamepro tool