Mame rom sorting question

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  • #115384
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    buddywtf
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    I HAVE A SET OF ROMS FOR IMAME4ALL
    HOW DI I WEED OUT THE UNPLAYABLE ONES THAT MAKE MY SCREEN BLANK WHEN SELECTED, I NEED TO DO IT WITH A LIST AND A BATCH FILE I ASSUME?
    SO HOW DO I DOIT AND WHAT PROGRAM AND WHAT LIST TO USE
    THANKS GUYS!
    (Do not ask for or post links to romsites)

    #115385
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    WHAT ARE THE PROPER BIOS FOR MAME4ALL AND FBA?

    #115398
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    I’ve been doing it manually for the past two days on FBA. Here’s what I do.

    – Launch the game and try it out using PiFBA. If it doesn’t work, I launch the game again using the libretro FBA emulator. If it works, I leave the libretro FBA as the default emulator for that game. If it doesn’t work…

    – …on the game selection screen I press Select on my controller (CTRL key on keyboard, if I remember correctly) and look at the rom file name, then I delete that rom using my laptop which is connected through my network to my Pi. Then I move on to the next game.

    – There are also some games that have a bunch of associated roms. For example, in PiFBA, you might see several entries on the game select menu for Final Fight. One of those is the main rom while the others are different language/region versions. What I do, then, is find the rom that plays the language/region I want and delete the rest, EXCEPT for the main rom. That way you end up with two roms of the same name on your game menu.

    – You can keep your menu like that, but I go a step further: on the game select screen, go to the main rom for the game and press Select on your controller and change that game name. What I do is change it from Final Fight to zz– Final Fight –zz. That way that rom will show up last in your list. You still have the language/region you selected as the Final Fight rom.

    Lots of work, I know, but I couldn’t come up with a better solution.

    #115509
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    I use Rom Lister to sort out all of the clones/samples/not working/maijong/ect.

    https://www.waste.org/~winkles/ROMLister/

    #115525
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    this work has been done already:
    https://github.com/RetroPie/RetroPie-Setup/wiki/Managing-ROMs

    scroll down and there’s datfiles for working/no clone sets for most of the mame emulators in retropie, and instructions for how to use them.

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