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Hi,
today i attempted to enjoy some titles from the various mame softwarelists either with the buildin ui or commandline.
i use a own compiled version of mame in kubuntu linux 22.10 build from the official sources and no changes made in the makefile at all.

here is what i tried to do :

i tried to start afterburner ii from sega genesis (aburner2)
within the ui i just get a message that files are missing.

if i try to start aburner 2 via commandline like :

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agony@summerwine:/media/emu/MAME$ ./mame genesis aburner2
mpr-13261-h.ic1 NOT FOUND (tried in megadriv/aburner2 aburner2 genesis)
Fatal error: Required files are missing, the machine cannot be run.

i store all sofwarelist related files in the mame basedir/software.
in the megadriv case the path is MAME/software/megadriv/
and there is the file aburner2.zip

trying ./mame genesis aburner2.zip leads to the same error aswell as ./mame genesis -cart aburner2/aburner2.zip

the relevant part of my mame.ini in my $home/.mame/ looks like

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# CORE SEARCH PATH OPTIONS
#
homepath .
rompath roms
hashpath hash
samplepath samples
artpath artwork
ctrlrpath ctrlr
inipath $HOME/.mame;.;ini
fontpath .
cheatpath cheat
crosshairpath crosshair
pluginspath plugins
languagepath language
swpath software

i am a bit puzzled about that. maybe some kind person can give me a hint what i am doing wrong ?
thank you in advance

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Software lists actually go in your rompath. swpath is the starting directory for loading loose software. Yes, that's terrible terminology, we know :-)

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hi,
thanks that did the trick and everything works now


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