You gave me an idea when i read your answer and i found a workaround to make it working ... but a really weird one :
- When i copy the italian gameinit.dat into dats and launch a rom ... it works and appears with the TAB key
- if i replace it with the english one and launch a rom... it works too :
- but if i delete the history.db file ... it doesn't work anymore with the english gameinit.dat.
- so I have to put again the italian gameinit.dat, launch a rom then replace by the english one to make it working again.
I think the italian file adds something into the database history.db to make the english one working.
Maybe there is a little difference in the structure of the 2 gameinit.dat files ?