> Hi and thanks for replying.
> I deleted the hiscore file for the game and a new one doesn't even get created. I've
> checked all folder permissions and they're fine, although as I said, other high
> scores are working fine.
you're asking for support on a MAME version that's over a year old
sounds like the solution to your problem is to use the current version, which should always be the first thing to check.
trying to mix and match dat versions, MAME versions and plugin versions is just asking for trouble and puts you well outside of the 'supported environment' bracket.