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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
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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
  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
  13. 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] 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
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    [RESOLVED] Setup Wizard Emulator Download Password Help

    Thank you very much!
  16. Hello! I am trying to setup an additional emulator using the setup wizard. When I click on the big plus, the Setup Wizard asks me if I want to download the emulator. I click on yes and I get an error stating that my username or password is invalid. I thought that I had this all setup, but I must have changed something. I can log into the website and the forums, but can figure the setup wizard password. When I click on "Forgot Password", it says the page does not exist. Any advice on what I am doing wrong? Thanks! Jim GameEx.ini runitgame.bat SetupWizard.log log.txt
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    GameEx General Questions

    Hello! I have been using GameEx for about 2 or so months and had some questions that I just can't seem to figure out myself. Any help would be appreciated. Getting hiscores to work. I had previously asked and was pointed to HeadKaze's awesome Mamecompiler64. I have tried to use the autodownload feature, downloaded the files myself and a combination of the two. I have completely uninstalled everything and re-installed. The latest error I am getting is: Testing Diff Patch... Assertion failed: hunk, file patch-2.5.4/patch.c, line 343 patching file src/emu/render.cpp This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way. Please contact the application's support team for more information. Finished! 0 Hours 0 Minutes and 1 Seconds Elapsed. When I set up some of my console emulators, I cant figure out how to get the right game names to show up in the game list. As an example, when I added the Atari 2600 roms, I went through the setup wizard and I selected "Use database name". When I go to the game list, I get the rom file names and not the actual game names. I have been modifying the Arcade84 theme for my cabinet. I remember going to arcades as a teenager, and it really brings back a lot of memories. Anyway, the theme has a giant screen in the background and I was wondering if I could play videos on that screen. If I can, can somebody point me in the right direction. Another theme editing question. When the theme initially loads, the menu I have is transparent (i.e. you can read the words, but you can see through the list). When I click on the list or use the arrow keys to select something on the list, the list is no longer transparent and has rows of blue that I can't see through. Is there a setting where I can specify what the lists should look like. Lastly, I wanted to play around with Evolution but no longer can find the download file. Is it still available for Alpha testing? Can I sign up to be a tester? Sorry for the multitude of questions. Thanks, Jim Thanks, Jim
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    GameEx General Questions

    Sorry, I forgot to post my files. Thanks in advance! Jim GameEx.ini runitgame.bat log.txt
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    Plugins

    OK, I am finally back from travel and have gotten pretty far with the compiler. I managed to get it to run all the way through and it listed an error in red on the second to last step (It took about 21 or so minutes). I noticed that I did not click "No warnings as errors" in Build Options. I clicked that option and hit go. Now I get a bunch of green (good) things and the same red errors after about 1 to 2 minutes. What am I doing wrong? I have downloaded a new version of MAME source code. Do I need to reinstall the MAME compiler tools? How about the Hi-Score diff patch? Here is the output that I got on my last run. The bolded lines are the errors. Any help would greatly be appreciated.
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    Plugins

    Hello! I am trying to setup some plugins. As an example, I downloaded the necessary files and checked the box in the setup menu to use hiscores, but nothing happens. After some research, I need to change a line in plugin.ini, but I can't find the file. I did a search and came up with nothing. Can anyone point me in the right direction or send me a copy of their file so I can edit it? Or I am just completely off-base and need to do something totally different. Thanks, Jim
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    Plugins

    I had no idea (this should not come as a shock to those that know me). I will take a look and install what you provided. Thanks! Jim
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    Plugins

    I seem to be having trouble with the compiler. I will admit that I am not the most technical person. Here is what I did. I downloaded and installed the compiler from the link you provided. I downloaded and extracted MAME182 (the version of ROMs that I have) I downloaded the highscore diff file and put it in the proper folder When I hit apply patch, I get the following: Can you help? I tried compiling with the given errors but it works for about 8 or 9 minutes and then there wasn't any output (or none that I could find). Thanks in advance, Jim
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    Plugins

    Thanks! I didn't realize that I had to do that. I will download headkazes utility and try it out. Thanks! Jim
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    GameEx Freezes

    I have MAME mostly setup and was going through my game list and adding favorites. When I got to Kung Fu Master, GameEx froze up and I had to reboot the computer. If I scroll down through the list and stop on Kung Fu Master, the video snap plays and it shows the 3D cabinet. It is when I select the game and it shows "Play This Game" and the other options where this occurs. I thought it was the video snap, so I temporarily deleted it and the same problem occurred. It also happens on Ms. Pacman. I've attached the normal files that are requested. Any assistance on where to look would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Jim log.txt runitgame.bat GameEx.ini
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    GameEx Freezes

    I am pretty sure that my ROM set matches the current version of MAME. Is there a way to verify? Thanks! Jim
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