An example for this is:

Code:
rene@thunder:~/src/mame-svn> ./mess64 -rp "/home/games/mess/roms;/home/games/mame/roms" -verifysoftlist neogeo 2>&1 | grep pbobblenb
pbobblenb   : us1 (131072 bytes) - NOT FOUND
pbobblenb   : um1 (131072 bytes) - NOT FOUND
pbobblenb   : u8 (1048576 bytes) - NOT FOUND
pbobblenb   : u9 (524288 bytes) - NOT FOUND
pbobblenb   : uc5 (524288 bytes) - NOT FOUND
pbobblenb   : uc6 (524288 bytes) - NOT FOUND
romset neogeo:pbobblenb is bad

But it still runs:

Code:
rene@thunder:~/src/mame-svn> ./mess64 -rp "/home/games/mess/roms;/home/games/mame/roms" -verbose aes -cart neogeo:pbobblenb
Build version:      0.148u2 (Mar 28 2013)
Build architecure:  SDLMAME_ARCH= 
Build defines 1:    SDLMAME_UNIX=1 SDLMAME_X11=1 SDLMAME_LINUX=1 
Build defines 1:    LSB_FIRST=1 PTR64=1 DISTRO=generic SYNC_IMPLEMENTATION=tc 
SDL/OpenGL defines: SDL_COMPILEDVERSION=1214 USE_OPENGL=1 USE_DISPATCH_GL=1 
Compiler defines A: __GNUC__=4 __GNUC_MINOR__=5 __GNUC_PATCHLEVEL__=0 __VERSION__="4.5.1 20101208 [gcc-4_5-branch revision 167585]" 
Compiler defines B: __amd64__=1 __x86_64__=1 __unix__=1 
Compiler defines C: __USE_FORTIFY_LEVEL=0 
SDL Device Driver     : x11
SDL Monitor Dimensions: 1920 x 1080
Enter sdlwindow_init
Using SDL single-window soft driver (SDL 1.2)
Leave sdlwindow_init
Keyboard: Start initialization
Input: Adding Kbd #0: System keyboard
Keyboard: Registered System keyboard
Keyboard: End initialization
Mouse: Start initialization
Input: Adding Mouse #0: System mouse
Mouse: Registered System mouse
Mouse: End initialization
Joystick: Start initialization
Input: Adding Joy #0: Logitech Logitech Extreme 3D
Joystick: Logitech Logitech Extreme 3D
Joystick:   ...  4 axes, 12 buttons 1 hats 0 balls
Joystick:   ...  Physical id 0 mapped to logical id 0
Joystick: End initialization
Audio: Start initialization
Audio: Driver is alsa
Audio: frequency: 48000, channels: 2, samples: 1024
sdl_create_buffers: creating stream buffer of 76800 bytes
Audio: End initialization
output: opened output notifier file /tmp/sdlmame_out
Region ':mainbios' created
Searching font Liberation Sans in -fontpath
Matching font: /usr/share/fonts/truetype/LiberationSans-Regular.ttf
Region ':maincpu' created
Region ':audiobios' created
Region ':audiocpu' created
Region ':zoomy' created
Region ':fixedbios' created
Region ':fixed' created
Region ':ymsnd' created
Region ':ymsnd.deltat' created
Region ':sprites' created
Region ':cart:maincpu' created
Region ':cart:fixed' created
Region ':cart:audiocpu' created
Region ':cart:ymsnd' created
Region ':cart:sprites' created
Starting Neo-Geo AES ':'
Optional device 'tempcdc' not found
Optional shared pointer 'paletteram2' not found
Optional shared pointer 'paletteram' not found
Optional shared pointer 'paletteram2' not found
Optional shared pointer 'paletteram' not found
Optional shared pointer 'paletteram2' not found
Optional shared pointer 'paletteram' not found
  (missing dependencies; rescheduling)
Starting 68000 ':maincpu'
Starting Z80 ':audiocpu'
Starting Video Screen ':screen'
Starting Speaker ':lspeaker'
  (missing dependencies; rescheduling)
Starting Speaker ':rspeaker'
  (missing dependencies; rescheduling)
Starting YM2610 ':ymsnd'
Starting NEC uPD4990A ':upd4990a'
Starting Cartslot ':cart'
Starting Software list ':cart_list'
Starting Neo-Geo AES ':'
Optional device 'tempcdc' not found
Optional shared pointer 'paletteram2' not found
Optional shared pointer 'paletteram' not found
Optional shared pointer 'paletteram2' not found
Optional shared pointer 'paletteram' not found
Optional shared pointer 'paletteram2' not found
Optional shared pointer 'paletteram' not found
  (missing dependencies; rescheduling)
Starting Speaker ':lspeaker'
Starting Speaker ':rspeaker'
Starting Neo-Geo AES ':'
Optional device 'tempcdc' not found
Optional shared pointer 'paletteram2' not found
Optional shared pointer 'paletteram' not found
Optional shared pointer 'paletteram2' not found
Optional shared pointer 'paletteram' not found
Optional shared pointer 'paletteram2' not found
Optional shared pointer 'paletteram' not found
Region ':maincpu' created
Region ':fixed' created
Region ':audiocpu' created
Region ':ymsnd' created
Region ':sprites' created
output: closed output notifier file
sdl_kill: closing audio
Joystick: Start deinitialization
Joystick: End deinitialization
Enter sdlwindow_exit
Leave sdlwindow_exit

Dunno if it's a bug in MESS or the software-list(s)... or wanted behavior.


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