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Jorge
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Several .ini files corrupted from today's release
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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* Several .ini files corrupted from today's release Jorge 04/05/21 04:47 PM
. * Re: Several .ini files corrupted from today's release *DELETED* dremsofta  04/10/21 08:12 PM
. * Re: Several .ini files corrupted from today's release Robbbert  04/10/21 10:07 PM
. * Re: Several .ini files corrupted from today's release AntoPISAModerator  04/05/21 06:59 PM
. * Re: Several .ini files corrupted from today's release Saknet  04/07/21 11:16 PM
. * Re: Several .ini files corrupted from today's release AntoPISAModerator  04/09/21 07:53 AM
. * Re: Several .ini files corrupted from today's release Saknet  04/09/21 09:38 PM
. * Re: Several .ini files corrupted from today's release AntoPISAModerator  04/10/21 03:50 AM
. * Re: Several .ini files corrupted from today's release Saknet  04/10/21 07:57 PM
. * Re: Several .ini files corrupted from today's release AntoPISAModerator  04/11/21 06:03 AM
. * Re: Several .ini files corrupted from today's release Saknet  04/11/21 05:47 PM
. * Re: Several .ini files corrupted from today's release Robbbert  04/12/21 07:45 AM
. * Re: Several .ini files corrupted from today's release Saknet  04/12/21 05:13 PM
. * Re: Several .ini files corrupted from today's release AntoPISAModerator  04/17/21 04:04 PM
. * Re: Several .ini files corrupted from today's release Jorge  04/05/21 09:23 PM

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