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Thanks, judge - that did the trick!

I'm not sure if the zip was created with 7zip, but I unpacked it with 7zip, repacked it with zip, and now it runs (although the two ROM files are still not ok and MAME now correctly reports it as bad using -verifyroms wink )!

Sorry for the confusion... haven't thought of that.

Yeah, great game smile!

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Originally Posted By SmaMan
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If it helps, I don't seem to have the screensaver issue on my Mac, but I do seem to remember a time where Windows did that when I was using my controller. (I believe it was a Gravis.) It might have something to do with the controller driver as well.

Or here's a thought... and you've probably already tried this, but what about running in Full Screen?


The joypad is a Saitek p2500 Rumble:


as for the driver it seems well supported by Linux: I simply plugged the USB cable in and it recognized it instantly with no problem and all functions working..

What I described is the window mode behaviour, in fullscreen is even worse cry : when the screensaver starts the fullscreen switch to window mode and I'm unable to do anything from moving the mouse to press a key on the keyboard.
It seems not responding at all but I can still enter tty and kill mame process via console and reenter my desktop and restart mame.

help... frown

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Great anti-hotlink image there, dude.

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Also, the script couriersud already posted should turn off the screensaver and run MAME fine smile

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SDLMAME 0.136 works fine for me on my Slackware Linux 13.0.....

Thanks R. B. !!!!!


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Originally Posted By R. Belmont
I thought most screensavers nowadays did recognize joypads. I'm not sure if there's anything we can do in SDLMAME to help that (if anyone does know an appropriate API I'm listening).


If you're still interested, here are the new API.

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Unfortunately it's apparently gnome-screensaver specific and marked as not a final API yet.

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Originally Posted By qmc2
Thanks, judge - that did the trick!

I'm not sure if the zip was created with 7zip, but I unpacked it with 7zip, repacked it with zip, and now it runs (although the two ROM files are still not ok and MAME now correctly reports it as bad using -verifyroms wink )!

Sorry for the confusion... haven't thought of that.

Yeah, great game smile!


Perhaps this should get a mention in some kind of FAQ somewhere? I believe baseline would also have problems loading these kind of files.

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Originally Posted By judge
Perhaps this should get a mention in some kind of FAQ somewhere? I believe baseline would also have problems loading these kind of files.

Yes, baseline had the same problem.


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