today i attempted to enjoy some titles from the various mame softwarelists either with the buildin ui or commandline.
i use a own compiled version of mame in kubuntu linux 22.10 build from the official sources and no changes made in the makefile at all.
here is what i tried to do :
i tried to start afterburner ii from sega genesis (aburner2)
within the ui i just get a message that files are missing.
if i try to start aburner 2 via commandline like :
agony@summerwine:/media/emu/MAME$ ./mame genesis aburner2
mpr-13261-h.ic1 NOT FOUND (tried in megadriv/aburner2 aburner2 genesis)
Fatal error: Required files are missing, the machine cannot be run.
i store all sofwarelist related files in the mame basedir/software.
in the megadriv case the path is MAME/software/megadriv/
and there is the file aburner2.zip
trying ./mame genesis aburner2.zip leads to the same error aswell as ./mame genesis -cart aburner2/aburner2.zip
the relevant part of my mame.ini in my $home/.mame/ looks like
# CORE SEARCH PATH OPTIONS
i am a bit puzzled about that. maybe some kind person can give me a hint what i am doing wrong ?
thank you in advance