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Might be a stupid question...
« on: February 24, 2013, 02:08:41 pm »
I'm upgrading my mame from mameui64 144.u3 to mameui64 145.  I dont want to have to setup the button mapping on each game again so I copied my cfg folder from mame 144 and put it in 145 and it doesnt seem to work. Once I load a game the buttons are all default. I check the cfg file and it looks like it gets replaced with a default one. I tried setting the folder to read only to see if it would prevcent mame from replacing the file but it doesnt. Am I doing something wrong? If I have to set buttons for 200 games again im gonna lose my mind =) 
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Re: Might be a stupid question...
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2013, 02:36:39 pm »
after doing more testing it would appear that the cfg files from mame 144 are different than the ones created by 145. Here is the only difference I can see..

144
            <port tag="IN2" type="START1" mask="4" defvalue="4">

145
            <port tag=":IN2" type="START1" mask="4" defvalue="4">

so it looks like 145 needs a : for each input.... I guess im stuck redoing all the buttons again.. Im sure as hell not opening each cfg file and adding :'s all over the place
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Re: Might be a stupid question...
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2013, 02:45:44 pm »
Looks like five minutes of work writing up a python program to add those.  7z/zip your cfg's and PM them to me if you want and you'll get updated ones back if I'm bored today.

PS: I'm bored.

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Re: Might be a stupid question...
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2013, 03:07:44 pm »
going by the fact that it took 30mins from your own post to your own answer i`m going to say YES it was a stupid question :) wait til you go from 145 to 146 you have to do a happy disco dance before each colon (i`m just joking btw clicked on your "might be a stupid question" topic guess that why you made it like that :) )
Hit something hard enough it should work, if it dont the result can always be called art :)

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Re: Might be a stupid question...
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2013, 07:19:33 pm »
Looks like five minutes of work writing up a python program to add those.  7z/zip your cfg's and PM them to me if you want and you'll get updated ones back if I'm bored today.

PS: I'm bored.

damn I wish I would have checked this when I got home instead of just starting to add ":"s to the cfg files. Im just about done now lol... just my luck! thanks for the help though!
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Re: Might be a stupid question...
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2013, 08:05:41 pm »
Heh, np.  :cheers: