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    3 MAME Errors

    I am using Windows 10 and have a Surface Pro 4 with Intel HD Graphics 520 card. I have DirectX 12 and have updated it per the link given above. Thanks all, but I have tried all the solutions above but nothing has worked so far. I will post on MAMEWorld and pass on the solution when I get it. Thanks Again! Jim
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    3 MAME Errors

    I have tried using a version that I compiled myself, as well as versions just downloaded from MAME.dev.
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    3 MAME Errors

    I am using the latest version of MAME , 193. I am using the 32 bit version, although I have downloaded and tried the 64 bit version as well. When I load a game through GameEx, it just returns to the game list without showing any errors. So I opened a command line window and tried to load a game that way (mame dkong). Can you point me to any information that might help me resolve my MAME issue? Thanks, Jim
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    3 MAME Errors

    Hello, Recently I have been having trouble running MAME. When I try to run the command line version, I get the following errors: Unable to create the Direct3D device (8876086C) Unable to initialize Direct3D 9 Fatal error: Unable to complete window creation I did some research and RIP-Felix had a similar issue in June 2016, but his solution did not work for me. I have tried re-installing GameEx and updating my video drivers. I've attached the normal files. Any help or guidance would be greatly appreciated. Jim GameEx.ini log.txt
  5. Thanks! Like I said, I am a complete amateur, especially compared to you guys. My initial thought is to create an app that creates custom lists for emulators. Here is my thought process. Read existing emulators from gameex.ini Read games/roms from somewhere (I haven't figured this out yet) Allow users to create alternate lists by selecting games/roms Copy the selected emulator (and all of it's properties - including rom location). Maybe make the copied emulator at the bottom of the list (~250) Create a map file for the emulator for the selected games Edit custommenu.ini to include the new list Does that seem reasonable? There are a ton of things that I'm sure that I haven't thought about yet. This may have been done in whole or part already. It is just something that I thought of that would be easy for me to get started. Are there any files out there that work with input and output of text files that I could look at to get some ideas? Thanks! Jim
  6. Adultery, Can I ask a real noob type question. I have Visual Studio 17.0 and I have downloaded your plugin template. When I open the template and try to run it, I get the following error: Severity Code Description Project File Line Suppression State Error BC30113 '$safeprojectname$' is not a valid name and cannot be used as the root namespace name. GameEx PluginTemplate1 C:\Users\Jim dePrado\Documents\Visual Studio 2017\Templates\ProjectTemplates\Visual Basic\vbc 1 Active I would like to try and create a basic plugin, but I am having trouble getting started. Thanks and enjoy your weekend! Jim
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    [PLUGIN] CustomLists

    stigzler, I managed to remove the items I wanted. I deleted my custommenu.ini file, opened up CustomMenuEditor and created a new one. I don't why it happened or how the custom menus were not in sync with my custommenu.ini file, but things seem to be working now. Thanks, Jim
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    [PLUGIN] CustomLists

    stigzler, No worries about anything. I am thankful for your help with this. Thanks. I've attached my cutommenu.ini file. There is also another "Consoles" under Computers and a "TRS-80 Color Computer" under Admin that don't belong. There are 2 custommenu.ini files. One is in Config and the other is in Plugins. The one below is in config. I appreciate your help! Jim CustomMenu.ini
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    [PLUGIN] CustomLists

    Thanks! I tried dragging the png files into this space, but nothing happened. I can upload the files as I would normally. Here are the files. The first one of the menu I see when I open GameEx. The second is my CustomMenuEditor Screen. Thanks, Jim
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    [PLUGIN] CustomLists

    Thanks, but when I click on "GEEditor", I get what I expect to see and not what is actually being displayed. Sorry, I dont know how to insert pics like you did above. File 20-23-41 is a pic of what displays when I open GameEx. File 20-26-40 is a screengrab of my Custom Menus. Thank you in advance and sorry for being a pain! Jim 2017-07-18_20-23-41.pdf 2017-07-18_20-26-40.pdf
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    [PLUGIN] CustomLists

    stigler, Thanks! I appreciate any help. I wish I was a better coder so I could help. I have started to look at the plugin development posts, but most of it is way over my head. Is there a way to just reset everything back to way I had it originally (and remove the extra menu items)? Jim
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    [PLUGIN] CustomLists

    Stigzler, Your plugin is awesome. I think that it will be able to get me to where I would like to see my arcade cab going. I do have some questions, if you wouldn't mind. 1) I was messing around with the program and I managed to get Intellivision on my startup directory and I can't seem to figure out how to get rid of it. It is not listed as one of the items when I launch custom menu. I tried to restart from scratch with your plugin but have had no luck. Can you tell what I am doing wrong? 2) Your plugin only shows a few of the games that I have on my cab. Is there a filter that I am missing somewhere that shows everything. Right now it just looks like it is showing games that I have played. Ultimately I would like to create lists under each system with my favorite games. Thanks, Jim CustomLists.log GameEx.ini CustomMenu.ini runitgame.bat log.txt
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    [RESOLVED] Custom Menu Options Not Enabled

    stigzler and RedDog, I don't know how it happened, but I had the wrong ROM path. I fixed it and Atari 2600 wasn't grayed out anymore. I sincerely appreciate your knowledge and help! Jim
  14. Hello! I have a custom menu of console emulators, the first one on the list is Stella for the Atari 2600. When I load GameEx, the Atari 2600 option is not enabled in the menu. It is a slightly different color. I checked the emulator settings and it is enabled. Can anybody point me in the right direction? Thanks, JimGameEx.ini CustomMenu.ini log.txt
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    [RESOLVED] Setup Wizard Emulator Download Password Help

    Thank you very much!