How do you record Qix properly? : LUSENET : MAME Action Replay : One Thread

I've tried recording this game in three different cycles (mame33, .36, .37) and I never have any luck with the playback. I did, however, notice that there are confirmed scores for this game in both the .33 and .37 cycles. What am I missing here? As soon as I have to hit the F3 key, I'm screwed. i can't figure out what cycle uses .nv or .cfg to store language information, or anything. Need help from one of MARP's techies.


Incidentally, thank-you to all of the well-wishers who welcomed me back.

-- Q.T.Quazar (, July 19, 2001


You should never hit F3 during a recording, that's a big no-no... the .inp doesn't store F3 presses, so nothing's going to happen. For the early 80's Taito games you have to press F1 several times to advance through the Service Mode menus to start the game.

Oh, welcome back.


-- BBH (, July 19, 2001.

As easy as that? Works in all versions? Guess we'll try tonight.

Oh, btw BBH, I'm testing out three new gamepads--Hammerhead FX, Logitech Rumblepad, and Microsoft Advanced Sidewinder or whatever. Any personal prefs? I think I'm leaning towards the Logitech.

-- Q.T.Quazar (, July 19, 2001.

I dunno, I need a new pad myself :( Hell, I need a HotRod. I don't know too much about the pads that are out there because almost all of them have stupid-assed directional pads so I don't give them a second look. Why is it so hard for one company to make a directional pad for PC as simple and as effective as the SNES?

Sorry I can't be of any assistance :P


-- BBH (, July 20, 2001.

Welcome back, you dick.

-- TJT (, July 20, 2001.

Ahhh, now there's the MARP I remember leaving. Glad to see you're as mature as ever, Tommi. How old are we now?

-- Q.T.Quazar (, July 20, 2001.

I am 13, or, were you asking me Quazar?

-- Joe Ledesma (, July 20, 2001.

Nice to meet you, Joey. You've certainly started cleaning up on Bosconian since arriving. Can you play Sinistar as well?

-- Q.T.Quazar (, July 20, 2001.

Darn, you've got me pinned. :) Yea, I am pretty good at Sinistar, i've been playing around since the age of 3 (yea, in the cockpit version baby!, I started playing Bosconian for the first time in Nov. 2000). Highest score in the Arcades was about 600K a few years ago and i usually got around 300-400K average. Haven't been able to play it since i have a damn slow computer. :( But once I get enuf money (round March) I was wanting to buy a Bosconian machine (the RARE one, which is the 'Bosco' rom) and build a new computer (whatever Athlon is out there around that time). Nice to see you back and playing. Whoopa! ;)

-- Joe Ledesma (, July 20, 2001.

Welcome back, Mr. Quazar. Stay a while... stay forever! Muahahahahahaha!

-- Brian McLean (, July 21, 2001.

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