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allthequarters
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by allthequarters
allthequarters
Hey all:

I finally got mame to work on my new macbook air (M1) but for some reason, no ROMS are working. I tried to add a screenshot here to show but I am not sure how to add an image.

Even though nothing shows in the "available" folder, do I have 5 gig of bad roms now?

thanks for any help or advice on this...
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by Duke
Duke
You can start MAME with "-verbose" to see where it looks for ROMs. For example, "mame mario -verbose".
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by Golden Child
Golden Child
So did you put them in the roms directory?


https://docs.mamedev.org/commandline/commandline-all.html

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-rompath / -rp <path>

    Specifies one or more paths within which to find ROM or disk images. Multiple paths can be specified by separating them with semicolons.

    The default is roms (that is, a directory roms in the current working directory).

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by Golden Child
Golden Child
Ok, when you specify the rom path on the command line, you should probably use quotes around it

like this:
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-rompath "roms"
and if you want to do multiple rompaths, separate them with a semicolon inside the quotes
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-rompath "roms;~/mame/roms"
would have two paths to search for roms

~ means your home directory

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./mame -showusage | grep path
-homepath            path to base folder for plugin data (read/write)
-rompath             path to ROM sets and hard disk images
-swpath              path to loose software
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by Golden Child
Golden Child
Yes, mame wants rom files that are in sync with the mame version that you're running. These get updated over time so it's important to be up to date or it won't run. Once you get a proper set you should be off to the races. Happy mame-ing!
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