ok Stig! how did u fix the binary???????????????????????

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i'm waiting to challenge u on Mario Bos!! ;-)

-- game guru (gameguru@cableinet.co.uk), August 30, 2000


What you do, is edit msdos.c of the mame source.at about line 200 you will find a line about playback, before that line you need to add override_path=0; That variable was added in Mame 0.37 beta 6, and needed to be initialized, the playback routine lackes that, thus causing mame not to find the roms. Hope this helps.


-- Stig Remnes (sremnes@samsen.com), August 30, 2000.

If we can get a compiled version of this fix - please email it to myself and I'll post it on the MARP. As far as I see it - if it works - then let's use it! GB9

-- Gameboy9 (goldengameboy@yahoo.com), August 30, 2000.

I disagree. Wait until MAMEdev releases a new or fixed version. Either that, or someone is going to have to e-mail every new player that comes to MARP during the beta 6 cycle about the new version, why the old one doesn't work, etc.

I'm sure we can all lay off our traidtional beta rush for once.

-- Q.T.Quazar (qan@home.com), August 30, 2000.

yeah, who knows what Else is broken in the playback of other games or other recordings of pc-smb if this particular recording playsback. The dev team obviously didn't test the playback ability so there's probably something else that's wrong besides one variable initialization missing. having patience for a couple more weeks to save later woes seems like a much needed trade off for not being able to record new games right now.

-- Chad (churritz@cts.com), August 31, 2000.

Actually, the newest EMUPLUS (b6 compile) plays back fine, even with recordings made with normal MAME.

If you want I'll test on some more games to make sure.

-- jbd (jdyer41@aol.com), August 31, 2000.

somebody please post a fixed version... There are so many games coming out with each release, we will all be playing catchup on beta 7... :-(

And I can't wait to show off my mario skills!!!, eh Stig??? ;-)

nuff said


-- game guru (gameguru@cableinet.co.uk), August 31, 2000.

EMU+ is at:


Note that you can just use it for playback, you don't have to use it for record. There might be some games with tricky timing, so if you use it on a particular game you should test it first.

-- jbd (jdyer41@aol.com), August 31, 2000.

What a surprise it was deleted... Not ! Enough about that, i am pretty sure that nobody checked the recording with a fixed bianry, but will be the first to admit it if i am wrong. Chad, i dont think you know this bug very well, this is not a bug in the recording or playback, but when you initiate a playback it looks for the roms in the wrong place, thus cant find them, recording and playback is just as good as in b5.


-- Stig Remnes (sremnes@hotmail.com), August 31, 2000.

Last time I checked, there were over 2000 games in MAME. Don't tell me there is nothing else to play but the games in b6.

Last time I checked, all Stig's scores had been removed from MARP at HIS OWN request. All of a sudden, he needs to have a b6 recording up there? At least he succeeded in getting attention. Once more.

We already are burdened with an awful lot of versions of MAME and different platforms and lots of incompatibilities. Why make it even worse?

There will be a LOT of people who don't realise that (if b6 recordings were allowed), they'd need a special, non-official version, of MAME to play it back. Again, an unnecessary burden. And lots of unnecessary postings and e-mails.

Are you guys going to die if you can't submit on any of the b6 games right now? Jeez, lighten up. Be a little patient. In a few weeks, b7 will most probably have been released and then, all this will have become unimportant. Meanwhile, you can still PLAY games on b6 and practise, so that when b7 is released, all you have to do is record. (As if I even cared that people "have to" catch up.) Jeez, spend some time on making quality recordings instead. Do you really think that anybody is going to watch the hundreds of recordings some people upload where they played the games only once?

My opinion: Just wait until b7, and don't upload any b6 recordings.

Cheers, Ben Jos.

-- Ben Jos Walbeehm (walbeehm@walbeehm.com), August 31, 2000.

What a surprise, Stig...Not! You didn't read the news board. If you did you might have seen this:

URGENT: Please do not record and submit .inp files created with MAME v.37b6. A problem has been identified with the source code which has broken the -record and -playback features. All games recorded with MAME v.37b6 will be immediately deleted by an Editor if posted. Updates will follow on this situation.

What a surprise, Stig...NOT! You didn't even read your own score description. If you had, you might have seen this:

[claimed 554650. This score is frozen until a ruling decision] {QCN}

The score has not been deleted or removed in any way. In case you hadn't noticed, you're even still pulling a first on it. I merely froze the score at zero, because, for some reason, everybody else at MARP read the message about not uploading games for m37b6, except you. By all rights and my own message, your score SHOULD have been auto-deleted.

What a surprise indeed.

Q.T.Quazar, MARP Rules Coordinator

-- Q.T.Quazar (qan@home.com), August 31, 2000.

I agree with BenJos - PLEASE, let's wait for m37b7 before uploading recordings for games added in m37b6. There are plenty of games to play, just do without the newest games added for a few weeks. You guys will live.

As for the "beta rush"... well I guess that'll give the players who upload recordings purely for the sake of being the first (you know who you are), more games to take advantage of when m37b7 rolls around. Please, let's just be patient.

-- BBH (lordbbh@aol.com), September 01, 2000.

I know a guy who used to finish Super Mario on one man, now there's something to aim at, while waiting next beta...

-- Tommi (tiihoto@hotmail.com), September 01, 2000.

In fact i agree, with you guys after thinking it all over, having another mame version that almost none will know of is not a good idea, so please just delete the file. No problem we can wait until b7, lets just hope Nicola has fixed the bug bt then.

I had no intention of getting attention by this recording BenJos, its just one of my all time favorites, and with a pad i can finish the game quiet easily.


-- Stig Remnes (sremnes@hotmail.com), September 01, 2000.

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