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Antix

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MaLa development?
« on: May 16, 2016, 03:34:29 am »
Can anyone tell me, is MaLa development totally ended?

I want to update to the new version of MAME, 0.173, but it causes so many issues with Mala. I see that there is a workaround of sorts available, but just wanted to know if it was worthwhile persisting, or if I should really just focus on finding a replacement?

I was looking at HyperSpin, but dont really like the idea of having to rename all my ROMS.

Mala is a great frontend, just be good if it worked 100% with the newer versions of Mame.

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Re: MaLa development?
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2016, 04:06:00 am »
Mala 1.820 is the last version.

Check this link. Perhaps, you can solve your problem.

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Re: MaLa development?
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2016, 02:50:20 pm »
Thanks, yes that is the version that I have, and that is the workaruond that I was talking of :)

Shame, it is a really nice front end, that just works. No having to rename roms, or sign up to get flv movie files or anything.. that said, i can just convert all my mp4 to flv if I want to use hyperspin.... so maybe.

Will keep looking to see if I can find a replacement FE I guess, in the mean time, will give that work around a try.

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Re: MaLa development?
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2016, 09:09:25 pm »
Antix, can you update with a reply if you find something you like better?

Just my luck... I've been running a MaLa setup almost forever -my vert cab is running a very early version in Windows 2000 with a 1.9ghz AMD Athlon.
I just started building a Win7/MAME64 setup for it. Was hoping to migrate MaLa right over. Today I went to download the latest version and the page causes a virus/malware warning in both Firefox and Chrome. I came here to read up on it and found this.  :-\

I'm going to push on just using MAME 173's built in browser with no front end while I try to get the rest of the system configured.

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Re: MaLa development?
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2016, 08:04:06 am »
AM is a very good frontend too!
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Re: MaLa development?
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2016, 01:58:16 pm »
Use FEEL, very similar to MAME

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Re: MaLa development?
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2016, 03:31:26 am »
Can anyone tell me, is MaLa development totally ended?

Mala is a great frontend, just be good if it worked 100% with the newer versions of Mame.


Not Ended :-)

Can you bullet point the issues with the new versions of Mame?

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Re: MaLa development?
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2016, 07:02:49 am »
Hi Loadman,

I have a bit of an issue with Mala on my setup.

It's a Mame gun cab and uses a usb2gun I/O board, which connects the guns & controls to the PC.
After a few minutes of playing a game, Mame loses focus and the Mala game select menu reappears.
Others have had similar issues when using Ipac's/Jpac's if they leave mame running without using controls for a few minutes. If they use the controls then this doesn't happen, but it doesn't matter if I use the controls or not, the problem still occurs.
I've tried the focus logger plugin, the latest stable release and the beta without any luck in solving the issue.
Any ideas please?... Thanks.

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Re: MaLa development?
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2016, 07:27:19 am »
Can anyone tell me, is MaLa development totally ended?

Mala is a great frontend, just be good if it worked 100% with the newer versions of Mame.


Not Ended :-)

Can you bullet point the issues with the new versions of Mame?

Other problem is this.
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Re: MaLa development?
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2016, 11:30:50 am »
Hey Loadman, would be really great if development was not ended!  I spent 2 days on Hyperspin and just gave up...

Some issues are: the massive virus warning your site gets, which blocks browsers, i was only willing to even try to bypass it on a crappy old laptop.

controls.ini not found, seems controls.dat is dead these days?

it tries to create mame64.ini all the time, but i think it actually uses mame.ini

The issue mentioned above with the new version of mame.xml

Some improvements, like specifying exact size for things, rather than trying to drag until the dimensions in properties are exactly right...

when you have videos on win10 that play just fine on any software, including windows media, you still have to install 3rd party codecs to get them to work in MaLa

I have some others.  If development is really not stopped, let me know, and how I can help!

Thanks

Dave

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Re: MaLa development?
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2017, 12:59:14 am »
Dear Mala authors,

If you no longer are motivated to update Mala, please consider releasing the source code.    Having it would allow us to fix little issues like the the new Mame XML format.     This front end does a lot of fantastic things that others don't.   It's still the only FE I can find that correctly handles a 3 sided cocktail table, for example.
 
The decision is yours, of course, but either way, thank you for this great work!

As for the virus site warnings, ignore them.  The reason for that is explained on the site - there's a key hook DLL that's incorrectly flagged as malicious.   That, in turn, will cause the site to be listed as potentially hosting malware.    I had no actual trouble with any of the content on the site.
 

  
 

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