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#88964 06/09/13 07:37 AM
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Hey guys,

I'm trying to enable the GLSL filters on QMC2 for OS X. I found on this page that for the Linux version, one had to drop the CRT folder along with the MAME source shaders in ~/.mame/ for them to be listed and selectable in QCM2. Except I have no such folder on OS X ^^ Shall I just go ahead and create a .mame folder in my home directory, or is there some other way around for Mac users?

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Yeah, go ahead and create such a folder in your home-directory... on Mac OS X, however, the more "usual" place for things like these would be "~/Library/Application Support/mame" (instead of "~/.mame" as in Linux/UNIX). But where you store those things really doesn't matter, just point the emulator to it (through QMC2) as stated in the forum topic you've linked to.


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I keep everything in my MAME folder (~/emu/mame/) and works like a charm

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@qmc2 : I was under the impression that the settings in QMC2 would allow to select from a specific list taken from a "blessed" folder, as the popup for each shader only includes "none" and there's no folder path selection icon. So you mean I can just type the path to the shader instead?

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Yes. QMC2 doesn't know where your shaders might be, so it cannot present you such a list... it offers a "none" choice because that's the default value. If there were an easy/standard way of "listing available shaders" QMC2 could do that, of course.


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Ok, thanks, makes sense. I was thinking QMC2 expects them to be in a specific folder since the UI doesn't allow to select a folder (like in the search paths)

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I could change these options to offer a "file browser" as well, but what you have to specify there is not the actual file name but its folder-path and "base name" (AFAICT)... remind me after the 0.39 release and I will probably add something more user-friendly smile. Or add a feature-request to our tracker so we don't forget about it.


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well, from command line you have to feed the path in the options so qmc2 behaves in the same way, because MESS do not have a default GLSL path that you can set. I guess qmc2 could offer a "browse" option to move to the folder you want (I don't have qmc2 here so maybe it's already what the frontend does...)

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Originally Posted by etabeta78
I guess qmc2 could offer a "browse" option to move to the folder you want (I don't have qmc2 here so maybe it's already what the frontend does...)
No, but it's what I mean with my last post smile.


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yeah, it took me some time to finish the post, due to sloppy connection, and you replied in the meanwhile wink


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