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bobmoo79

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help with mame rom filtering
« on: June 19, 2018, 06:45:25 am »
I wanted to create a custome mame.xml for 0.197 using Romlister or other tool but having a problem with the filtering rules...

I can't seem to find a rule that will allow the inclusion of the mslug games in the xml. Can anybody help??

when I check the supporting files (catver, nplayers, controls.xml) I find the following:

cat ver 197 shows them all as 'platform / shooter scrolling'.
nplayers 197 shows them all as '2P sim'
controls.xml doesn't include mslug games - THIS seems to be the problem. IS this a known issue?

So to be clear in romlister if I select the following as an example



mslug games are not included in the output file.
If I add mslug to the controls.xml then it is included in the filtered mame.xml.
In fact the filtered list only includes around 800 roms, which is much less than the 2000 - 3000 roms I expected based on my previous filtered mame list.

I also tried the lightspeed filtering tool and for some reason that would include mslug5 but none others.
I tried simple arcade multifilter but the romset generated didn't inculde mslug games.


I don't remember having this problem when I last filtered my list (circa mame 0.15x), though perhaps I did need to add them in manually.

If the mslug games are missing then there is potential for many others to be missing too, and I don't want a list that may miss the kind of games I like.

Is there a more complete controls.xml file?? It seems that many games could be missing with the latest version.
Or is there a way to include ALL games that are not in controls.xml? (subject to them also fitting the other criteria I specified above)
« Last Edit: June 19, 2018, 07:48:24 am by bobmoo79 »

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Re: help with mame rom filtering
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2018, 12:28:18 pm »
I'm not familiar with Romlister, but you could grab one of the filtered XML files from the RetroFE website. One of those might be covering all the games you want.

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Re: help with mame rom filtering
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2018, 04:50:34 pm »
Wow, thanks,  there's loads of choice there so something might work out. I'll have a look properly when not on my phone.

I'm still interested in solving the original problem though if anybody's got the answer.

  
 

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