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"folders" folder in win release #2602
04/11/06 01:16 AM
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In the Windows 105 release - There is a "folders" folder that is created on first startup of messgui.exe. It is not there during zip extraction.

What is this "folders" for and what might go in it?

Mostly curious but I am (half) thinking of updating a few windows documentation files...

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Re: "folders" folder in win release #2603
04/11/06 03:41 AM
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Its purpose is more clear if you look at MAME32 - it holds ini files that divide the list of drivers according to categories like genre and version added, creating folders in the left-hand pane. I'm not sure if there are any useful categorizations for MESS that aren't already handled by the built-in categories though.

Re: "folders" folder in win release #2604
04/11/06 03:53 AM
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If you're updating the help file, you may wish to look at bug #869 .

Re: "folders" folder in win release #2605
04/12/06 09:52 AM
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ah a MAME32 deal...I have not used MAME in a while.

Ninja Golf on the a7800 > anything MAME...

Re: "folders" folder in win release #2606
04/21/06 10:11 AM
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For example you may download versions.ini file from bottom of my web page and drop it there...
From now on you will know what machine was (re)added in which MESS version. Well - roughly. I'm using info from "What's new" - and the practice shows that it's not always complete... wink

Re: "folders" folder in win release #2607
04/21/06 08:55 PM
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Nice, but that only has back to 0.56 - you can find out when drivers were added before that if you look at the CVS log for system.c - early MESS releases were marked with CVS tags so it should be pretty easy to see the revisions for each release.


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