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Nibleheim
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Odd Problem, If I save settings in MAME I can no longer play the game I save for
01/28/18 06:02 PM


Yeah, it's as odd as it sounds.

I'm running Mame flawlessly in Ubuntu 17.10 (RetroFE My frontend) but if I go to save settings for a machine, once I save it gives me the error that it's not finding any of the files it needs to start the game.

I've only tried with 3 games so far but each one is broken. The games are KoF2000, 2001, 2002. The only setting I am changing is the bios to us Japan MVS v3(I want Mai's bouncy back and Whip's gun). I've also tried all of the other BIOS even the default after saving the settings, can't open. If I delete the Config file for the individual machine it goes back to defaults and I'm able to play the game again.

I've scoured the internet trying to find something related to this and cannot find anything. I'm just trying to find a solution, I've got my cabinet halfway built and the computer works right now as is but I cannot change any of the bios information on any of the games and for a few games that is really important for me. (Mai just isn't the same without the bounce).

Here's what I've tried:

I deleted the NVRam Files for the roms. This just deleted my high scores and Bios settings. Didn't let me save.

Deleted the config files: Just to be able to play the games again.

Completely removed MAME and reinstalled. There was still some cached information but I'm not sure how to completely wipe mame cache without reinstalling Ubuntu all over again.

Tried running straight from MAME, Terminal, any other ways I probably tried, too.

I even tried switching the file names of the BIOS just so I could use the other bios as the default... but MAME uses CRCs to check it's files and not names so I wasted a lot of time trying to figure out which file was which...

PLEASE can someone help me out? I've been battling this for weeks and I can't find a way around it. I consider myself fairly computer savvy ( I do work in IT for god's sake) but I have no idea what else to do here.

If you need me to run logs just tell me where to get them (That would actually help me knowing where they are for MAME) and I'd be glad to grab them for you.

Edit:

It's an old Dell Optiplex 780 with an Intel Core2 Duo and an Nvidia GT730 ( I think) running Ubuntu 17.10 on a 2 128GB SSD on a RAID 0.

Mame Version 1.88 (Is there a better version? I ended up installing from the Ubuntu Store because it was more stable for me)

By not playing the game means I get this error:
262-p1-08-e0.p1 NOT FOUND (tried in kof2001 neogeo kof2001)
262-p2-08-e0.sp2 NOT FOUND (tried in kof2001 neogeo kof2001)
000-lo.lo NOT FOUND (tried in kof2001 neogeo kof2001)
sfix.sfix NOT FOUND (tried in kof2001 neogeo kof2001)
vs-bios.rom NOT FOUND (tried in kof2001 neogeo kof2001)
sm1.sm1 NOT FOUND (tried in kof2001 neogeo kof2001)
265-262-m1.m1 NOT FOUND (tried in kof2001 neogeo kof2001)
262-v1-08-e0.v1 NOT FOUND (tried in kof2001 neogeo kof2001)
262-v2-08-e0.v2 NOT FOUND (tried in kof2001 neogeo kof2001)
262-v3-08-e0.v3 NOT FOUND (tried in kof2001 neogeo kof2001)
262-v4-08-e0.v4 NOT FOUND (tried in kof2001 neogeo kof2001)
262-c1-08-e0.c1 NOT FOUND (tried in kof2001 neogeo kof2001)
262-c2-08-e0.c2 NOT FOUND (tried in kof2001 neogeo kof2001)
262-c3-08-e0.c3 NOT FOUND (tried in kof2001 neogeo kof2001)
262-c4-08-e0.c4 NOT FOUND (tried in kof2001 neogeo kof2001)
262-c5-08-e0.c5 NOT FOUND (tried in kof2001 neogeo kof2001)
262-c6-08-e0.c6 NOT FOUND (tried in kof2001 neogeo kof2001)
262-c7-08-e0.c7 NOT FOUND (tried in kof2001 neogeo kof2001)
262-c8-08-e0.c8 NOT FOUND (tried in kof2001 neogeo kof2001)
Fatal error: Required files are missing, the machine cannot be run.



I should also mention that I can play the BIOS version just fine if I open the options inside the game and play it that way. I can change anything I want from inside the game, I just cannot get my settings to save between sessions.

Edited by Nibleheim (01/28/18 06:33 PM)







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* Odd Problem, If I save settings in MAME I can no longer play the game I save for Nibleheim 01/28/18 06:02 PM
. * Re: Odd Problem, If I save settings in MAME I can no longer play the game I save for Nibleheim  01/28/18 06:23 PM
. * Re: Odd Problem, If I save settings in MAME I can no longer play the game I save for krick  01/28/18 06:20 PM
. * Re: Odd Problem, If I save settings in MAME I can no longer play the game I save for Nibleheim  01/28/18 06:31 PM
. * Re: Odd Problem, If I save settings in MAME I can no longer play the game I save for Haze  01/28/18 07:07 PM
. * Re: Odd Problem, If I save settings in MAME I can no longer play the game I save for Nibleheim  01/28/18 07:55 PM
. * Re: Odd Problem, If I save settings in MAME I can no longer play the game I save for Haze  01/28/18 09:30 PM
. * Re: Odd Problem, If I save settings in MAME I can no longer play the game I save for Haze  01/28/18 06:30 PM
. * Re: Odd Problem, If I save settings in MAME I can no longer play the game I save for Nibleheim  01/28/18 06:33 PM

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