I'm using mame 0.189 and i've imported my last HSLS settings from mame 0.171 (which works great).
But Mame 0.189 seems to not load these settings (or any modification on the HSLS section of the mame.ini) when starting a game.
Each game runs "flat", without any HSLS effect. And if i modify the sliders under a game, settings are not saved.
Of course, i've enabled HSLS and set D3D output.
Sorry for my english