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Saving High Scores
« on: January 01, 2009, 04:50:03 pm »
I was wondering why some games save the high scores and some don't.  I have my roms running through Mame32 and I keep on the savestate so most games come right up, but some like Burger Time or Mr. Do (amongst several others) simply do not save the high scores.  Any suggestions on a quick fix?

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Re: Saving High Scores
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2009, 05:17:56 pm »
How do you keep on the savestate ?..Is that something you can do in the options for Mame 32..non of my games autosaves the high score..
By the way you can manually save with: shift-F7

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Re: Saving High Scores
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2009, 05:19:41 pm »
How do you keep on the savestate ?..Is that something you can do in the options for Mame 32..non of my games autosaves the high score..
By the way you can manually save with: shift-F7

Oh the savestate may be set up through GameEx, I don't remember 100%....but a lot of the games keep the high scores, it makes it hard to keep pushing for a better score in the games that dont save.  :P

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Re: Saving High Scores
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2009, 05:42:05 pm »
I have Maximus arcade...but I dont know how I autosave high scores with that...by the way none of my games autosaves the high score

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Re: Saving High Scores
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2009, 06:12:21 pm »
you can edit mame.ini

find:

# CORE STATE/PLAYBACK OPTIONS
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state                     
autosave                  0

and change the autosave value from 0 to 1

that will cause mame to automatically savestate when you exit the game
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Re: Saving High Scores
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2009, 07:05:47 pm »
OR you can compile Highscore.dat support back in to MAME... visit the software forum for more information.
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Re: Saving High Scores
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2009, 08:03:12 pm »
you can edit mame.ini

find:

# CORE STATE/PLAYBACK OPTIONS
#
state                     
autosave                  0

and change the autosave value from 0 to 1

that will cause mame to automatically savestate when you exit the game
I only found this in the ini ..am i in the right place ?
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### MAME32ui.ini ###

### interface ###

default_game 88games
default_folder_id 1
show_image_section 1
current_tab snapshot
show_tool_bar 1
show_status_bar 1
show_folder_section 1
hide_folders ""
show_tabs 1
hide_tabs "marquee, title, cpanel, history"
history_tab 6
check_game 1
joystick_in_interface 0
keyboard_in_interface 0
broadcast_game_name 0
random_background 0
sort_column 0

And so on but I cant see no
# CORE STATE/PLAYBACK OPTIONS
#
state                     
autosave                  0
« Last Edit: January 03, 2009, 10:30:16 am by slasherman »

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Re: Saving High Scores
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2009, 08:07:33 pm »
and this ..
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### global-only options ###

skip_disclaimer 0
skip_gameinfo 0
skip_validitychecks 1
high_priority 0
rompath roms
samplepath samples
inipath ini
cfg_directory cfg
nvram_directory nvram
memcard_directory memcard
input_directory inp
hiscore_directory hi
state_directory sta
artwork_directory artwork
snapshot_directory snap
diff_directory diff
cheat_file cheat.dat
history_file history.dat
mameinfo_file mameinfo.dat
ctrlr_directory ctrlr

### default game options ###

autoframeskip 0
frameskip 0
waitvsync 0
triplebuffer 0
window 0
ddraw 1
hwstretch 1
resolution auto
refresh 0
scanlines 0
switchres 1
switchbpp 1
maximize 1
keepaspect 1
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Re: Saving High Scores
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2009, 09:07:49 pm »
If you are using MAME32UI, you don't need to edit the ini file. There is a option to check under 'options' -> 'Default Game Options" -> 'Miscellaneous'.  Just check the box to "Save  game state on exit'.

FYI...this STILL will NOT save all of your high scores. It will only work for the game drivers that support save states...and be weary when you decide to 'upgrade' versions of mame...you *could* lose those save states...and thus, your high scores.

And to the original poster:
I don't think Mr. Do or Burger Time support save states. So, you will never have your high scores saved for those games unless:
a) you wait for someone to implement support for save states for these game drivers
b) run a version of mame with hiscore support back in

You may be waiting a while for option a. Option b could be ready in less than an hour.

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Re: Saving High Scores
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2009, 09:28:32 pm »
hiscore.dat support is the way to go.  that is what i rely on for most of my hiscore support.  for certain games (like space zap) it just doesnt work so i use the savestate option, but i do it just for that game.  some games just dont work no matter what...which sucks.
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Re: Saving High Scores
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2009, 09:33:42 pm »
If you are using MAME32UI, you don't need to edit the ini file. There is a option to check under 'options' -> 'Default Game Options" -> 'Miscellaneous'.  Just check the box to "Save  game state on exit'.

FYI...this STILL will NOT save all of your high scores. It will only work for the game drivers that support save states...and be weary when you decide to 'upgrade' versions of mame...you *could* lose those save states...and thus, your high scores.
Can't see the "Save  game state on exit" box ?


I got mame32u901 if that helps
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Re: Saving High Scores
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2009, 12:11:49 am »
That version is extremely old...sorry, but that option is not available for that version. It wasn't added to MAME32 (or MAMEUI) until version 101.1.

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Re: Saving High Scores
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2009, 05:08:38 am »
That version is extremely old...sorry, but that option is not available for that version. It wasn't added to MAME32 (or MAMEUI) until version 101.1.
ok thanks gonna try and change version

Edit:I installed MameUI32 and it looks great. I did'nt know my version was that old cause I downloaded it not long ago. Thanks for the help...
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Re: Saving High Scores
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2009, 05:34:48 pm »
Hi it's me again  :D
I have done all the right things i THINK...But still it does not autosave the highscores..I'm using MameUI32 now...
Here are some screenshots of what I have done:
I defaulted the game options:

Anything else I must do here ?

I checked individual game options when it did'nt work:

Every game has switched to save game stats on exit

I checked the ini folder and the autosave is on 1


Is there something I must do when I enter the game or leave a game ?

Edit I tried another mame called mameuifx32_0126

It has a highscore option and then it worked...anybody know how this mame version is ?







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Re: Saving High Scores
« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2009, 06:19:24 pm »
That is because the game you are trying to have 'save' most likely does NOT have save state support. The reason it 'worked' when you tried it with MAME32UIFX is because this version has hiscore support built in...so it uses the hiscore.dat and NOT save states.

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Re: Saving High Scores
« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2009, 08:23:11 pm »
That is because the game you are trying to have 'save' most likely does NOT have save state support. The reason it 'worked' when you tried it with MAME32UIFX is because this version has hiscore support built in...so it uses the hiscore.dat and NOT save states.
Okey thanks for the info..I have now used a whole day for the save thing  ;D ..I think I stick with MAME32UIFX for now.. :cheers:

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Re: Saving High Scores
« Reply #16 on: January 03, 2009, 10:08:27 am »
Here is a newbie guide of how to save high scores:
I gonna base it on the mame i downloaded..

1.
Download MAME32 FX 0.126 from here: 
http://www.emulator-zone.com/doc.php/arcade/mame.html

2.
Install it and get your roms in...Go to default game options and do it like this ( dont enable save game stats on exit).


3
Then place a diff file in the diff folder (the 126 diff):
download from here: http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=64298.0
It should look like this when placed in folder: (remember to change the txt to diff)


4.
Then download and extract the files: hiscoredat.zip and mame0113u2.zip (extract in the the same folder as mameuifx32.exe)
Download the two zip files from here: http://www.mameworld.net/highscore/download.htm
It should look like this when done:


You are now ready to play..even Burgertime saves high score.. I have only tried it with this version of mame and since I'm a newbie myself I dont know if it works with another versions...
« Last Edit: January 03, 2009, 07:57:40 pm by slasherman »