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Thanks guys.

Sorry Rene I didn't see your answer in the other thread because the mess forum wasn't loading for me for some reason.


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Originally Posted By etabeta78
there is a solution for this issue in MAME/MESS itself smile

if you read better the documentation about statename, you would see that if you put "%g/%d_cart" the emu will use for the state name the filename of the game you mount in the "cart device" avoiding you the need to change the name for each game

similarly with "%g/%d_cdrm" MESS will use the name of the cd game for state name, etc.

same syntax for snapname & images wink


etabeta/Rene quick question....what if I'm using a machine that supports both formats, ie PC-Engine? What would the command be? I tried %g/%d_cdrm/%d_cart but that didn't work.


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As I'm not exactly sure I'll leave that for etabeta78 smile.


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Paging etabeta smile


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AFAIK whatever softlisthash.xml is used to source the game should be the one that is used when doing anything related to output.

The best way to find out just is "do it". MAME/MESS is very much about exploring your own way to do things.




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You have to change the format string depending on your media type, as far as I'm aware.

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Originally Posted By Isamu
I tried %g/%d_cdrm/%d_cart but that didn't work.


it depends on what you want the save/snap name to be
if you run "mess pce -cart cdsys -cdrm draculax", your try would give you a save state names

sav/pce/draculax/cdsys/*.sav
(system + the cdrom name + cart name, because it's what you asked for with that option)

if you want it to be in a folder named only pce/draculax you just use "%g/%d_cdrm"
but then you will need to change it to "%g/%d_cart" when you go back to PCE cart games smile

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Perfect. That is what I wanted to know. Thank you RB and Etabeta. Your help is much appreciated.


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Bump, since I had forgotten all about this solution and nearly forgot the fact that I made this post. Was racking my brain trying to remember how to accomplish this but thank god the thread still exists heh. Whatever you guys do don't purge ancient threads lol.


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