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Author Topic: How to save High Scores in MAME .77??  (Read 7095 times)

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How to save High Scores in MAME .77??
« on: February 13, 2010, 11:39:30 pm »
My computer hard drive in my MAME cabinet crashed and I lost all my configurations.  I set it all up years ago, and so I've forgotten what you have to do to save the high scores in games.  I was thinking there was an .ini entry or something.  Right now every time I exit a game, the high scores are reset.

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Re: How to save High Scores in MAME .77??
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2010, 12:32:03 am »
check out this thread

http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=64298.0

also make sure you have a dir named "hi" in your mame folder (without quotes)
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Re: How to save High Scores in MAME .77??
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2010, 06:29:56 am »
That other thread looks like its for new versions.

You need the "hi" folder, but you also need a file named highscore.dat in your MAME folder.
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Re: How to save High Scores in MAME .77??
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2010, 09:51:55 am »
I believe some needed NVRAM folder.
create folders

hi
nvram

then put hiscore.dat in mame folder.

v.77 should have support for saving.
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Re: How to save High Scores in MAME .77??
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2010, 07:31:42 pm »
I already have a 'hi' folder and an 'nvram' folder in my MAME folder.  I have a hiscore.dat file that is blank in my MAME folder.  This is still not saving my hi scores.  I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong.  This used to work so I know it's possible.  I don't have to reference something in an ini file?  I could've sworn I had to modify some ini file for it to work or something like that.

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Re: How to save High Scores in MAME .77??
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2010, 08:16:50 pm »
Ensure that the autosave state is disabled as it overwrites the hiscore routine and eventually enable the hiscore support if disabled.

Options > Default Game Options... > Miscellaneous

Uncheck Save game state on exit
Check Enable hiscore support
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Re: How to save High Scores in MAME .77??
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2010, 08:27:10 pm »
I have a hiscore.dat file that is blank in my MAME folder.

what do you mean blank did you download it or just create it?
just not sure what you mean by blank
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Re: How to save High Scores in MAME .77??
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2010, 10:24:35 pm »
I just created it.  I'm suppose to download it?

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Re: How to save High Scores in MAME .77??
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2010, 10:46:30 pm »
yes
you need to download it i used a newer ver on .77 and it worked

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Re: How to save High Scores in MAME .77??
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2010, 01:25:50 pm »
I just created it.  I'm suppose to download it?


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Re: How to save High Scores in MAME .77??
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2010, 08:52:11 pm »
BINGO!!  That worked!  I had a copy of the hiscore.dat file on another PC and copied it over and now my Elevator Action hi score is saved so I think that did it!  Thanks a lot!!!

  
 

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