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Several .ini files corrupted from today's release
#390574 - 04/05/21 04:47 PM


Hi!
I just wanted to report that several files from today's release of ini files (especially those from the PS_category_230 archive are corrupt.
They contain a little garbage just before the first "[", so mameui doesn't recognize them, saying it can't parse them because [root_folder] is missing.

The only workaround I could find is to copy the whole content of the files to a new file, that gets rid of the garbage.
The garbage is not visible under windows, but it can be seen using a DOS editor or the "list" command in TCC or tcmd or 4DOS/4NT.
edit: You can also see the garbage using an hex editor in windows. the garbage is composed of three chars: EF BB BF

Hope you guys can upload clean files ASAP.

thx!

PS: Turns out that EF BB BF is the "BOM" , Byte Order Mark, used in UTF-8 encoding. for some reason, some files have this mark and some don't. But, whatever the case, MAMEUI doesn't recognize ini files starting with those 3 bytes.



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Re: Several .ini files corrupted from today's release new [Re: Jorge]
#390576 - 04/05/21 06:59 PM


My fault!

All files have been fixed and put back online, thanks for reporting.



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Re: Several .ini files corrupted from today's release new [Re: AntoPISA]
#390578 - 04/05/21 09:23 PM


You're welcome!!!



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Re: Several .ini files corrupted from today's release new [Re: AntoPISA]
#390598 - 04/07/21 11:16 PM


Hi!

Today (04-07-2021) I downloaded the catver file and apparently they are still corrupt (when I start mame the following ini files give me errors: catlist, genre, genre_OWS, mature and not_mature).



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Re: Several .ini files corrupted from today's release new [Re: Saknet]
#390609 - 04/09/21 07:53 AM



Quote:


Today (04-07-2021) I downloaded the catver file and apparently they are still corrupt (when I start mame the following ini files give me errors: catlist, genre, genre_OWS, mature and not_mature).




For me everything works regularly, both on the official MAME 0.230 and on MAMEUI 0.230.



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Re: Several .ini files corrupted from today's release new [Re: AntoPISA]
#390610 - 04/09/21 09:38 PM


Oh! that's strange ... when I start mame I get the message

Error parsing folders \ ***here name of the ini file***: missing [folder name] or [ROOT_FOLDER]

When I press accept once for each ini file with problems, Mame works fine and the strangest thing is that those categories do work well (?). Well, never mind, maybe for the next version it will fix itself.

Edit: I fixed it by doing what Jorge said.

Edited by Saknet (04/09/21 10:35 PM)



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Re: Several .ini files corrupted from today's release new [Re: Saknet]
#390611 - 04/10/21 03:50 AM


But have you downloaded the updated package?



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Re: Several .ini files corrupted from today's release new [Re: AntoPISA]
#390612 - 04/10/21 07:57 PM


Hi!
Yes, I downloaded the version of the page that says "MAME CatList.ini, CatVer.ini, Genre.ini & Mature.ini 0.230 Latest update: 04/05/2021".
As Jorge said, if you open it with a hexadecimal editor, you can see the 3 strange characters at the beginning.



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#390615 - 04/10/21 08:12 PM


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Re: Several .ini files corrupted from today's release new [Re: dremsofta]
#390619 - 04/10/21 10:07 PM


Banned again, Jessica Jones.



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Re: Several .ini files corrupted from today's release new [Re: Saknet]
#390622 - 04/11/21 06:03 AM Attachment: catlist.zip 135 KB (2 downloads)



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Yes, I downloaded the version of the page that says "MAME CatList.ini, CatVer.ini, Genre.ini & Mature.ini 0.230 Latest update: 04/05/2021".
As Jorge said, if you open it with a hexadecimal editor, you can see the 3 strange characters at the beginning.




To make sure you have the correct files, check the CRCs of the ini files contained in the "pS_CatVer_230.zip" package:

26FDB4C4 catver.ini
F8E09375 UI_files\catlist.ini
B17DC43D UI_files\genre.ini
780EC0CA UI_files\genre_OWS.ini
38A3C8CD UI_files\mature.ini
0B50CA97 UI_files\not_mature.ini

I'm also attaching the latest catlist.ini released, which does not give problems on my MAME. Let me know.



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Re: Several .ini files corrupted from today's release new [Re: AntoPISA]
#390629 - 04/11/21 05:47 PM


Hi!
The crcs do match. But the error remains. When I copied and pasted the content to create a new ini file (as Jorge said) it was fixed. But maybe it is just some local error on my pc. The important thing is that it is already solved.



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Re: Several .ini files corrupted from today's release new [Re: Saknet]
#390643 - 04/12/21 07:45 AM Attachment: catlist.zip 140 KB (2 downloads)


> Hi!
> The crcs do match. But the error remains. When I copied and pasted the content to
> create a new ini file (as Jorge said) it was fixed. But maybe it is just some local
> error on my pc. The important thing is that it is already solved.

I decided to check the catlist that was attached, and sure enough, the BOM is there, so I subtracted the 3 bytes out with HxD.

Try this one instead. CRC=BB88817C



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Re: Several .ini files corrupted from today's release new [Re: Robbbert]
#390648 - 04/12/21 05:13 PM


Hi

Your CRC matches with my catlist.ini file fixed.



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Re: Several .ini files corrupted from today's release new [Re: Saknet]
#390695 - 04/17/21 04:04 PM


The files in the various packages are now correct (free of the 3 "annoying" characters).

Thanks for the feedbacks.



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