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Re: [Solved]Dungeons&Dragons Tower of Doom and Shadow over Mystara Noob Questions
07/20/17 05:42 AM


> Has the similar bug been fixed as well?
> I reported MT #3265 way back in 2009 where loading a modified or obsolete ROM set
> (with no missing files) via the command line works fine, but in the internal UI it
> results in MAME refusing to launch the game even if the exact same ROMs were actually
> running in the background.
>
> "Missing" files and "incorrect" files are two completely different things and should
> be treated as such. Loading a matching file but with wrong checksums should not be a
> fatal error.
>
> Back when I found the bug, it was when a certain driver (aristmk4.cpp) had the exact
> same filenames for every single ROM set, so simply renaming a zip file was sufficient
> to test other games using the same hardware without having to compile MAME every time
> on an ancient single core PC, which used to take over three hours on my old Celeron
> to do a clean compile of 0.140 or whatever it was back then.
>
> Coincidentally, MT #3264 (reported by another user) was exactly the same thing but it
> was dismissed and closed simply because someone was unable to reproduce the bug,
> which would have only needed a matching filename with wrong checksums to reproduce.

Nope, internal UI behaviour is not changed. It's still "don't run if set isn't best available". I can understand why dankan made in behave this way - it potentially cuts down false bug reports if you refuse to run with a bad ROM image. Launching with a "bad" ROM image is treated as an "advanced" operation and requires dropping to the command line.







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* [Solved]Dungeons&Dragons Tower of Doom and Shadow over Mystara Noob Questions Schmudra 07/18/17 02:39 PM
. * Re: [Solved]Dungeons&Dragons Tower of Doom and Shadow over Mystara Noob Questions MooglyGuy  07/18/17 07:19 PM
. * Re: [Solved]Dungeons&Dragons Tower of Doom and Shadow over Mystara Noob Questions Vas Crabb  07/19/17 02:37 PM
. * Re: [Solved]Dungeons&Dragons Tower of Doom and Shadow over Mystara Noob Questions Heihachi_73  07/20/17 05:11 AM
. * Re: [Solved]Dungeons&Dragons Tower of Doom and Shadow over Mystara Noob Questions Vas Crabb  07/20/17 05:42 AM
. * Re: [Solved]Dungeons&Dragons Tower of Doom and Shadow over Mystara Noob Questions Haze  07/20/17 02:10 PM
. * Re: [Solved]Dungeons&Dragons Tower of Doom and Shadow over Mystara Noob Questions Haze  07/19/17 03:19 PM
. * Re: [Solved]Dungeons&Dragons Tower of Doom and Shadow over Mystara Noob Questions Vas Crabb  07/19/17 04:25 PM
. * Re: [Solved]Dungeons&Dragons Tower of Doom and Shadow over Mystara Noob Questions Haze  07/18/17 07:45 PM

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