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MAME 0.184 Internal UI – Console ROM Loading
03/30/17 01:56 PM

Experiencing an issue with MAME 0.184, which was not present with 0.183. Looking for confirmation if anyone else experiences similar...

Selecting a new ROM file through the internal UI for a console with a ROM already loaded, after running the same console from Command Line referencing an external ROM path, results in MAME not loading the new ROM file; rather, MAME retains the ROM that was loaded previously for that console. Systems tested: a7800, nes, coleco, a2600, genesis, snes.


Step 1:
Launch MAME from command line specifying a console system and a ROM file from an external path...
mame.exe a7800 -cart "C:\Console ROMS\Atari 7800\Color Selector Demo (2003) (PD).a78"
mame.exe nes -cart "C:\Console ROMS\NES\Loopy Color Demo.nes"
mame.exe coleco -cart "C:\Console ROMS\ColecoVision\Carnival (1982)(Coleco).col"
mame.exe a2600 -cart "C:\Console ROMS\Atari 2600\Color Test (26-09-2002) (Eckhard Stolberg).bin"

Step 2:
Bring up the internal UI by pressing the 'Tab' key.

Step 3:
Select "File Manager", select "cartridge (cart) XXXXXXXxxxx", then from that same external path of the folder containing the console's ROM file that was loaded from Command Line, select a ROM different from the one currently loaded and running.

MAME restarts the console; however, it loads and runs the ROM previously/originally loaded from Command Line and not the new one selected through the Internal UI.

Tested with Windows 10 x64 / MAME 0.184 x64.

*EDIT: Bug report opened:

Tested under three different systems, all with a clean install with the same exact results.

Edited by Trebor (03/31/17 12:34 AM)

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