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Author Topic: MAMEWAH Modification for MAME's current listxml format  (Read 504 times)

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MKChamp

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MAMEWAH Modification for MAME's current listxml format
« on: March 01, 2017, 06:08:54 pm »
Hey everyone,
I still use and love Minwah's MAMEWAH front end, however since MAME changed it's listxml format I haven't been able to generate game lists within the front end. I've modified the source code to correctly parse MAME's xml format. I now can generate lists and filtered list as I used to.

I'm not sure who still uses MAMEWAH or if anyone wants or needs this, but I figured I'd go ahead and share it with the community.

I've only attached the changed module (change the txt extension to bas). If it's not against any rules and Minwah gives his blessing, I can attach the compiled exe as well.
edit: Minwah gave his blessing...exe attached (in the attached zip file)

catver link:
http://www.progettosnaps.net/catver/

MAMEWAH original source:
http://mamewah.mameworld.info/downloads/mamewah_v169_source.zip
« Last Edit: March 03, 2017, 10:27:19 am by MKChamp »

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Re: MAMEWAH Modification for MAME's current listxml format
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2017, 02:27:16 pm »
Hi!
Thanks for sharing it. I still use it, however I haven't upgraded Mame to the latest version. I could use your exe though in the future. I'd appreciate if you share it.

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Re: MAMEWAH Modification for MAME's current listxml format
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2017, 04:12:09 pm »
Apparently the format changed starting with MAME version 163 (June 2015)...so the latest MAMEWAH release (1.69) list generation won't work and hasn't work since that version.

PM me your email and I can send the exe to you. I sent Minwah a message asking him if it was ok to share the exe on the board...waiting to hear back...

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Re: MAMEWAH Modification for MAME's current listxml format
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2017, 09:05:41 am »
It's absolutely fine with me to distribute the modified exe. I'm delighted someone has taken up the challenge that I haven't got round to...

Nice one MKChamp!

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Re: MAMEWAH Modification for MAME's current listxml format
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2017, 10:28:52 am »
EXE (zipped) attached to original post.

Thank you once again for MAMEWAH! Been using it for years and still love it!


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Re: MAMEWAH Modification for MAME's current listxml format
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2017, 05:27:16 am »
Many thanks. I think the best way to handle this would be to post the source code on a repository, so everyone can commit changes.
When Minwah released the sources, a friend of mine already fixed a couple of bugs which were affecting playback of background mp3s.
These changes are not in your exe of course. Problem is I don't have the modified sources either, I just have the exe which I shared on mameworld forum but I now see it's no more there either  :(

Matteo

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Re: MAMEWAH Modification for MAME's current listxml format
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2017, 06:03:46 am »
Fix is welcome though utilities like ROMLister (which was recommended for me by Minwah) or Lightspeed can do this also with more custom possibillities.

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Re: MAMEWAH Modification for MAME's current listxml format
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2017, 01:25:39 pm »
That is true, but I like the ability to create the filtered lists on the fly within the front end. I might filter just on football games, then filter just on platform, then games from just 1985, etc. This is on my cabinet so you can't easily get access to other programs without opening up coin door and pulling out the mouse and keyboard.

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Re: MAMEWAH Modification for MAME's current listxml format
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2017, 07:14:16 pm »
Thanks for the .exe!

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Re: MAMEWAH Modification for MAME's current listxml format
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2017, 04:57:16 pm »
Thank you!

I love MameWah and have been upset since it broke.

Was about to see about downloading an older version of mame and my roms, and set it all back up the way I had it years ago.

Thanks!!
Z

  
 

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