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Yeah, I'll add the scripting stuff as soon as I find the time wink.


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I can't load the softwarelist ROM because of the 7z. I get a black screen on each one. Can you add the 7z support?

Using mess64 without the qmc2 works fine.


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MESS itself doesn't support 7z for software lists, it's not qmc2's problem.

7z is experimental. It's highly recommended not to convert your ROMs to it.

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I have all my software lists in 7z, it works fine with Mess and QMC2. Check your configuration.

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Where did you add the 7z at? Only saw zip.

R. Belmont I been using 7z ever since someone told me about it being supported. Some front ends won't load it. I have no problem to use the qmc2 to make the ini files. I just can't stand of me not knowing on how set things up right.


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I still prefer the standard zip by using older and slower hardware.
The compression rate is not so high but the decompression is faster and the CPU/memory consumption is better.

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Originally Posted By Anna Wu
I still prefer the standard zip by using older and slower hardware.
The compression rate is not so high but the decompression is faster and the CPU/memory consumption is better.


me too. and cmpro was definitely faster dealing with zips than 7zips last time I tried, which gives me one more reason not to switch.

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Alright I will go back to zip then.

7z really does shrink the size of packing down to save more free space with the merging sets.


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Originally Posted By Dullaron
Where did you add the 7z at? Only saw zip.

R. Belmont I been using 7z ever since someone told me about it being supported. Some front ends won't load it. I have no problem to use the qmc2 to make the ini files. I just can't stand of me not knowing on how set things up right.


I don't know what you mean. Perhaps you forgot to setup the software folder.

By the way, everyone, i don't know how your PC are powerful, but mine would be on the top of the lowest range if i'd buy it today, i have no speed problem at all with 7z, neither in CMP nor in MESS.

But that's true, for people with an old computer, zip might still be the way to go.

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remax: My PC is 4.7 GHz overclocked and 7z is noticably slower on large ROMs. Also, 7zip lacks the 20 year history of not corrupting or losing data that zip has.

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