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#120862 05/09/22 09:54 PM
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I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong but how do you get BGFX working via QMC2. I went into Tools/Options/Emulators/Global Configuration/BGFX post-processing options and updated the "BGFX path" to the bgfx folder in my Mame directory. I then went into Tools/Options/Emulators/Global Configuration/Video and selected bgfx in the "Video" drop down box. When I run a game, then hit Tab to bring up the Options Window and select Video Options no additional video options appear. What am I doing wrong? Thanks.

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Well, I don't know either wink... did you even press "Apply" or "OK" (or press the save button in the "Actions" column)? Can you post the corresponding part of the front end log?


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Yes I did hit apply and double checked to make sure the settings stuck. Here you go. Thanks.

08:22:47.224: M.A.M.E. Catalog / Launcher II v0.243 (Qt 5.15.3, MAME, Windows x86_64-w64-mingw32)
08:22:47.224: SDL joystick support enabled - using SDL v2.0.18
08:22:47.224: processing global emulator configuration
08:22:47.225: creating template configuration map
08:22:47.225: template info: emulator = MAME, version = 0.243, format = 0.2.9
08:22:47.559: shortcut map is clean
08:22:47.560: joystick map is clean
08:22:47.560: image cache size set to 66 MB
08:22:47.713: DAT-info database: importing software info-texts from 'E:\Mame 0.243\dats\history.xml'
08:22:48.202: DAT-info database: done (importing software info-texts from 'E:\Mame 0.243\dats\history.xml')
08:22:48.202: DAT-info database: 0 software info records imported
08:22:48.204: emulator info: type = MAME, version = 0.243
08:22:48.204: 44541 supported sets
08:22:48.259: loading ROM state from cache
08:22:48.273: done (loading ROM state from cache, elapsed time = 00:00.014)
08:22:48.273: 44541 cached ROM states loaded
08:22:48.273: processing machine list
08:22:48.308: pre-caching icons from directory
08:22:48.315: done (pre-caching icons from directory, elapsed time = 00:00.007)
08:22:48.315: 0 icons loaded
08:22:48.316: loading machine data from machine list cache
08:22:48.652: done (loading machine data from machine list cache, elapsed time = 00:00.336)
08:22:48.654: sorting machine list by machine description in ascending order
08:22:48.806: restoring machine selection
08:22:48.806: done (processing machine list, elapsed time = 00:00.533)
08:22:48.806: 38894 machines, 73 BIOS sets and 5574 devices loaded
08:22:48.806: ROM state info: L:44541 C:39494 M:5046 I:0 N:1 U:0
08:22:48.808: loading favorites and play history
08:22:48.809: done (loading favorites and play history)
08:22:48.811: total start-up time: 00:01.587
08:23:35.472: starting emulator #0, command = E:\Mame 0.243\mame.exe -noartwork_crop -dial_device mouse -lightgun_device mouse -paddle_device mouse -positional_device mouse -trackball_device mouse -bgfx_lut lut-default.png -bgfx_path "E:\Mame 0.243\bgfx" -ctrlr xarcade -mouse -offscreen_reload -cheat -language English -plugin hiscore -hashpath "E:\Mame 0.243\hash" -rompath "E:\Mame 0.243\roms;E:\Mame 0.243\software" -samplepath "E:\Mame 0.243\samples" -intscalex -6 -intscaley -1 -numscreens 0 -video bgfx -waitvsync -output console wboy
08:23:35.479: emulator #0 started, PID = 2694883296512, running emulators = 1
08:24:03.198: emulator #0 finished, exit code = 0 (no error), exit status = normal, remaining emulators = 0

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I see no failure on my end as it says "-video bgfx"... use this complete command and see if it's different when run from the command line.

Also, you use negative and different int-scaling (-intscalex -6 -intscaley -1) and I have no idea if that's a good choice wink.

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Might be bgfx_path. I think current MAME will fall back to something else instead of just crashing if it can't find those files.

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It works. I was previously pressing Tab to enter menu within the game and selecting "Video Options" but could not see a list of shaders in there (I thought this is where I use to find them). Found them by pressing the tilde key and scrolling through the bar that appears at the bottom of the screen. Thanks for your help. Cheers.

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You now go to Slider Controls rather than Video Options in the Tab menu. That got changed I think about a year ago.

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No, that was always in Slider Controls. It’s arguably only in Slider Controls because of implementation details, but that’s the way it’s always been.


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