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#108903 - 02/16/17 05:25 PM Re: Cart not loading from Software list [Re: gordonfish]  
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@qmc2 Thanks. It launches the game from the software list after removing the colon in ~/.qmc2/mame-xml-cache.db in the coleco (and did it for colecop too) row.

I haven't had much time to look but it appears that the issue is rooted here, src/devices/bus/coleco/exp.h:90:
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	virtual const char *image_interface() const override { return ":coleco_cart"; }


Comparing it similarly like you did to src/devices/bus/nes/nes_slot.h:364:
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	virtual const char *image_interface() const override { return "nes_cart"; }

#108904 - 02/16/17 05:32 PM Re: Cart not loading from Software list [Re: gordonfish]  
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Yeah, when you remove the colon from the first one in src/devices/bus/coleco/exp.h:90 it works cleanly w/o having to edit the DB smile. But then you should start QMC2 with -cc to reread the data.


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#108909 - 02/17/17 09:22 AM Re: Cart not loading from Software list [Re: R. Belmont]  
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Originally Posted By R. Belmont
..., but we really need eta to rule and I don't know if he's around.

Right. Where's etabeta78? I haven't "seen" him lately. And according to "git log" his last commit is from July 2016. That's odd.


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#108910 - 02/17/17 11:28 AM Re: Cart not loading from Software list [Re: gordonfish]  
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He's been around on the list, just busy.

#108911 - 02/17/17 11:54 AM Re: Cart not loading from Software list [Re: gordonfish]  
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Ah, OK. Thanks!


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#108979 - 02/22/17 06:10 PM Re: Cart not loading from Software list [Re: gordonfish]  
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Thanks for all the information. That colon was easy enough to edit with a hex editor (essentially moving the string over by one char and making the former end of the string a \0.)

I have also made a pull request about this but thus far it has not been accepted yet (and their auto checking routine seems to be doing something strange as it said it "failed all checks" even though all I changed was removing the colon from a string.)

I'll also look into recompiling mame too once I get around to setting up the build environment for that.

#108980 - 02/22/17 06:28 PM Re: Cart not loading from Software list [Re: gordonfish]  
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The "autochecking" was due to a unfixed failed state from previous commit and was not related directly to your changes.

We just had a MAME release and most of our collective efforts were being made to make sure it went out without any additional issues and compiled on all available platforms. I'm sure someone will get a chance soon enough to try the pull request and deem it safe to all related drivers as well such as ADAM (which also uses coleco_cart) and does not fail any validations.




#108981 - 02/22/17 06:29 PM Re: Cart not loading from Software list [Re: gordonfish]  
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Also, QMC2 0.183 - which will be released soon - supports both ways. The workaround for this issue that I talked about earlier works fine.


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#109029 - 02/28/17 10:20 AM Re: Cart not loading from Software list [Re: gordonfish]  
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This has been fixed in "MAME git" recently. I've removed the workaround from QMC2 (SVN).

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