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#106850 - 08/13/16 07:09 AM Why doesn't my Spy Hunter 1 game work in my MAME?  
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http://i.imgur.com/mD9UEje.gif for a screen shot/capture. I am confused why I can't play it in my MAME v0.176 in my very old, updated 32-bit Windows XP Pro SP3 box. Clrmame Pro says its ROM files are OK? Am I missing something? frown

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#106851 - 08/13/16 07:18 AM Re: Why doesn't my Spy Hunter 1 game work in my MAME? [Re: antdude]  
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Spy Hunter has a number of device references (15) and one of them (midssio) needs a ROM which you probably don't have!?


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#106852 - 08/13/16 07:37 AM Re: Why doesn't my Spy Hunter 1 game work in my MAME? [Re: qmc2]  
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Originally Posted By qmc2
Spy Hunter has a number of device references (15) and one of them (midssio) needs a ROM which you probably don't have!?
Thanks. That worked. I wonder why both MAME and CLRmame Pro didn't tell me it was missing that dependency file.


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#106853 - 08/13/16 07:43 AM Re: Why doesn't my Spy Hunter 1 game work in my MAME? [Re: antdude]  
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Well, MAME will tell you this when you try to launch it by printing a corresponding message to the console (stderr):

Code:
rene@marvin:~/src/mame-git> ./mame64 spyhunt
82s123.12d NOT FOUND (tried in spyhunt midssio)
Fatal error: Required files are missing, the machine cannot be run.

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#106854 - 08/13/16 08:11 AM Re: Why doesn't my Spy Hunter 1 game work in my MAME? [Re: qmc2]  
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Originally Posted By qmc2
Well, MAME will tell you this when you try to launch it by printing a corresponding message to the console (stderr):

Code:
rene@marvin:~/src/mame-git> ./mame64 spyhunt
82s123.12d NOT FOUND (tried in spyhunt midssio)
Fatal error: Required files are missing, the machine cannot be run.
Interesting. Windows GUI client needs to do the same.


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#106855 - 08/13/16 08:14 AM Re: Why doesn't my Spy Hunter 1 game work in my MAME? [Re: antdude]  
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I'm sure it does. You just need to start it from a "command prompt" (cmd.exe) or through a front-end that somehow logs this information to see it. QMC2 has an "emulator log" for this which keeps all messages to stdout and stderr.

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#106856 - 08/13/16 08:27 AM Re: Why doesn't my Spy Hunter 1 game work in my MAME? [Re: qmc2]  
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Originally Posted By qmc2
I'm sure it does. You just need to start it from a "command prompt" (cmd.exe) or through a front-end that somehow logs this information to see it. QMC2 has an "emulator log" for this which keeps all messages to stdout and stderr.
Yea, MAME's WIndows client should log this somewhere.


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#106857 - 08/13/16 08:36 AM Re: Why doesn't my Spy Hunter 1 game work in my MAME? [Re: antdude]  
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There is no difference between the Linux, Windows or Mac OS X versions, actually.


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