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A few days after we released a version for Linux only I can say that QMC2 builds on Windows again!! In the end it's an easy task wink... I only tried the official MAME tools and an additional webview package:

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pacman -S mingw-w64-x86_64-qt5-webview 5.15.3-1

After that, I could run

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make -j6 QMAKE=qmake

to build release/qmc2-mame.exe. So there's hope for Windows builds for the next version!

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Ok, now it even builds

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make -j6 qmc2 arcade qchdman


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I figured that it's also possible to run

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make -j6 LIBARCHIVE=1 qmc2 arcade qchdman

in this environment. Cool (although I currently have an issue with that library)!


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Originally Posted by qmc2
although I currently have an issue with that library

The issue was caused by my files being written with QMC2 4 years ago with the old internal zip... rewriting them with the newer code (which is in 'master') gives the expected results (although, libarchive is picky wink ).


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A test version is ready and available at https://qmc2.batcom-it.net/download/win32/qmc2-win32-x64-0.243-test.exe. Let me know if it works for you... that is, qmc2-mame and qchdman, qmc2-arcade doesn't work which is a general issue.

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Originally Posted by qmc2
A test version is ready and available at https://qmc2.batcom-it.net/download/win32/qmc2-win32-x64-0.243-test.exe. Let me know if it works for you... that is, qmc2-mame and qchdman, qmc2-arcade doesn't work which is a general issue.

Thanks for providing this. I'll be able to test in a couple days smile

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Before you report it... there is something wrong with the MAME configuration dialogs. See https://github.com/qmc2/qmc2-mame-fe/issues/8


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I really appreciate your work. It's the only reason for me to use MAME at my PC otherwise, I just use the internal UI on my CRTs.
I love how easy it is to manipulate the size of window panes and can choose exactly what font to use and how big it's presented to me. The control over presentation is amazing with QMC2 with so many ways to customize different fields.

Everything seems to be working right now with the exception of the Shideravan system and software templates. I'm still exploring and trying to figure that out.

[EDIT] The end result is pretty good on Windows 10. Most everything is working in how I remember it except for some minor details with the templates.
Software lists are working which are amazing. Thank you so much, QMC2 smile

https://imgur.com/NfzJkiI

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With test version 243 (Win 10) the icons do not show up. I use icons.zip file, i cleared and rebuilt the cache, no joy. Worked ok with previous version.

From the log:

21:31:25.438: done (pre-caching icons from ZIP archive, elapsed time = 00:06.564)
21:31:25.439: 0 icons loaded

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Yeah, the buffer size was 1 byte too long with the newer minizip-ng - so much for "compatibility" wink... this has been fixed already, but I'm not pushing a new version since the major part (issue #8) hasn't been fixed.


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