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Author Topic: CHEATS: DAT File or CHEATS.ZIP? (also where?)  (Read 1905 times)

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CHEATS: DAT File or CHEATS.ZIP? (also where?)
« on: June 23, 2012, 03:36:50 am »
Hello all,
Where do I need to place the cheat file? Older MAME accepted cheats in a folder called cheats. The newer build have support for a XML (in zipped format, called cheats.zip) placed in the same folder where the mame executable is residing. I tried all these, and I still don't see the cheats menu when I press TAB inside a game)

Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: CHEATS: DAT File or CHEATS.ZIP? (also where?)
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2012, 03:54:31 am »
Into mame.ini:
Code: [Select]
cheatpath                 path/to/somewhere
cheat                     1

Then you can unpack the zipped cheats into that path.
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Re: CHEATS: DAT File or CHEATS.ZIP? (also where?)
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2012, 12:34:39 pm »
The author of the cheats, had specifically advised against unzipping the cheats.zip.

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Re: CHEATS: DAT File or CHEATS.ZIP? (also where?)
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2012, 01:08:21 pm »
Ok, instead "unpack" say "copy".
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Re: CHEATS: DAT File or CHEATS.ZIP? (also where?)
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2012, 05:20:27 pm »
Thanks, in my mame.ini, cheat was set to "0": I changed it to "1" and it works now! (I have cheats.zip in the root folder of my groovymame folder)