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@Kaylee: I'm not sure I understand your problem, actually. What does QMC2 "not find"? Yes, there is a cpm software entry, be it a dummy or not, it is there... and when it's there but -verifysoftlist doesn't report it as "something" it's assumed to be in "not found" state. What's wrong with that?


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Originally Posted By qmc2
it's assumed to be in "not found" state. What's wrong with that?
I thought I highlight it.

But why wouldn't qmc2 pick up chds? mac_hdd is an example, I tried it first with the chd's in separate dir's (a dir for every entry) and then all in the main dir and it can't find the chd's

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it's assumed to be in "not found" state. What's wrong with that?
I thought I highlight it.

But why wouldn't qmc2 pick up chds? mac_hdd is an example, I tried it first with the chd's in separate dir's (a dir for every entry) and then all in the main dir and it can't find the chd's


I doesn´t use the mac_hdd softlist.
Does it work if you start MESS on the command line (without QMC2)?

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Originally Posted By Anna Wu

I doesn´t use the mac_hdd softlist.
Does it work if you start MESS on the command line (without QMC2)?
Yes it works without qmc2 (running it from cammand-line)

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Well, I have no idea where CHDs for software-lists are supposed to be stored (though I think it's the same as with ROMs), but QMC2 doesn't pick up anything... it's probably just a wrong working directory and/or missing ROM path set for the emulator?!


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CHDs for software lists are stored identically to ROMs, folder named after the list with zips of the chds inside (yes, really).

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Originally Posted By R. Belmont
CHDs for software lists are stored identically to ROMs, folder named after the list with zips of the chds inside (yes, really).

Whaaaat... I thought zipping a CHD was a really bad idea.

Moreover, isn't putting in a zip file the same thing as putting in a folder, so that putting in a zip file in a folder is like putting in ./folder/folder and so doesn't work?

BY the way, mac_hdd works perfectly here with the last SVN build.

I have my hdd in software/mac_hdd/nameofthehdd/whatever.chd

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The mac_hdd CHDs are compressed and not writable, so zipping them does relatively little harm. You're intended to make your own working CHD and copy the stuff over from them to make working sets.

Also, I'm saying that's how I have them arranged and it works and that anything even slightly deviating from that doesn't work. In particular, any variation without zipping the CHDs didn't work.

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Like i said in my edit in previous post : i don't need to zip my chd (that would be a lost of time and space by the way).

Just having them in software/mac_hdd/nameoftheset/nameofthehdd.chd with software in the rom path in mess.ini

(e.g software/mac_hdd/mac608/mac608.chd )

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And I'm saying that doesn't work for me, and I created the mac_hdd list. As distributed by major torrent sites it's got the CHDs zipped, because that's how I shipped it.

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