Somebody please check my .INP files!!! : LUSENET : MAME Action Replay : One Thread

Well, I started recording .inp files with MAME Language32+ or whatever it is v. 0.37b2. Since that F*!@#n' emu crashed every time I hit ESC, when I do zip the files I get an error message, but then when I do play back my recordings, they work. So I think it should all be fine, but if anyone does experience any problem with my recordings, please let me know QUICKLY!



-- Vaz (, May 12, 2000


I don4t know about your errormessages Vas, but I think you are using m37b2 when you are uploading your inp.files.. Not win037b2 as you have chosed in your uploadings..

I think the latest version is win 036 final.



-- QRS (, May 12, 2000.

Unfortunatley there are unofficial versions of the latest mame versions for windows. So he's probably right about using a windows mame that is version 37b2. What people may not realize is there will probably be differences in unofficial versions with the official counterparts that may make a recording recorded on an unofficial version NOT playbackable by an official version. but who playsback their recordings before they upload anyway...? (sarcasm there.)

I think if you can't verify your own recordings you shouldn't upload them. It's proper ettiqute to verify that a recording playsback right after you record to ensure quality...

For your notes vaz: I was unable to playback ssprint or sspacat using official mame37b2 but i was able to playback you runark recording using official win36.

-- Chad (, May 13, 2000.

oops i didn4t even consider those versions of winmame...



-- QRS (, May 13, 2000.

from your win37b2 recordings

kuga, mermaid, and sinvzen do playback.

sstringry, rpunch, legofair, kyros don't playback. with varying frameskips, but i don't even know where this unofficial 37b2 is released so i can't verify them unplaybackable yet.

-- Chad (, May 13, 2000.

You can grab the unofficial MAME32 from I quit using PL297s speed-up ver (not the same one) a few months back because these unofficial versions are NOT built on the same source as The latest WIN version, in fact, they use either the LAST released WIN version or the DOS source. I seem to recall reading that this latest one was built on the DOS source, so it may be a hybrid. Bad news when deciding what to upload under. Regardless, you should be writing in your description area any particularities of the MAME ver you are uploading with, if not standard, Vaz.

-- Q.T.Quazar (, May 13, 2000.

It's strange some recordings do work and others do not, but sincerely, I don't care :) The only one I wanted to do was dygera, and it does (I watched it of course). Anyway, I downloaded a bugfixed version so I hope there won't be problems anymore. Thanks again, Vaz

-- Vaz (, May 14, 2000.

Here is my real problem: I can't use the official version of mame (dos) because my pc can't stand it! I don't know why, but if I try to run it, the computer resets... this doesn't happen with windoze version, so I am forced to use it. Since the official MAME32 is still stuck on v. 0.36final (if I remember correctly), I am forced to download an unofficial version if I want to play the latest games... I don't know the cause of my problem (but I suspect my viedo card knows something about thta...), if anyone has useful suggestions to give... keep in mind that's not a troublem I have with MAME only, I have experienced it with other DOS emus and older games. Yours faithfully

-- Vaz (, May 14, 2000.

I also had some problems with m36 dos final ; you should try to use the command "-nostretch" when launching a game ... it could work

-- phil (, May 15, 2000.

you know there is a wierd difference between the official and unofficial windows versions i just figured out vaz. I thought the unofficial windows 37b2 was "hanging" on the versions screen, just like you think win36 is hanging on the version screen? Well i just figured out you need to CLICK the mouse button to get passed the version screen in the official version and you need to hit any KEY on the official version to get passed the version screen. hope that helps, and hope i can get to see a growl version that plays back passed 10k.

-- Chad (, May 15, 2000.

I use MAMELang+ 32, since it's got support for Italian. I played back most of my last recordings and they work fine, Growl (US) and Kyros included. The problem I have (the resetting computer) occurs with EVERY version of MAME that works under DOS, that's why I am forced to use these unofficial versions.

-- Vaz (, May 15, 2000.

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