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identify arcade games with no game rom/image #116009 09/25/19 06:32 PM
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Hi!

Am I able to programatically take some data from the mame.xml which will enable me to make a list of those arcade games which require no rom game file? I'm asking because my frontend will try to load a rom if a path if stated against a game, and fail if the file is not found. If this isn't possible using the mame.xml, is it possible using some associated ini file?

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Re: identify arcade games with no romfile [Re: butter100fly] #116010 09/25/19 06:43 PM
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The -listxml data will tell you if a game has ROM files or not, yes.

Re: identify arcade games with no romfile [Re: butter100fly] #116016 09/26/19 08:05 AM
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brilliant thank you. Sure: no ROM files = no compressed file in the ROMS directory. I'm thinking I must cross-check disks also, since there are probably arcade games that consist of only BIOS and CHD?

Re: identify arcade games with no romfile [Re: butter100fly] #116017 09/26/19 11:19 AM
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Correct. Many CHD games have just a shared BIOS.

Re: identify arcade games with no romfile [Re: butter100fly] #116020 09/27/19 03:55 PM
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sure, thanks for confirming


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