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  1. Yup, that did it. All gone now. So everything's back to normal. Thanks again!
  2. Hmm. Now that I think about it, maybe I do remember seeing it a long time ago and disabled it. I'd like to make it go away again...especially given the fact that it is displaying a file path, which is kind of weird :-)
  3. Hi Tom, Ok this build seems to have fixed the problem. Thanks! There is one new thing though...a new feature? On the main landing screen, I am now getting a scrolling message at the bottom right that says "C:\GameEx\THEMES\Dave's Deep Purple\MEDIA\start_scroller.txt" What is this and can I make it go away? Dave
  4. Hi Tom. Just tried it out. Still the same. I tried using both the online update and also upgrading from the downloaded zip. Both continue to leave my theme altered. Here are before and after pictures. You'll notice that in the top picture (v.15.58), I had stretched the wheel to reach from top to bottom of the screen and gotten rid of the menu and logo...but in the bottom picture (v.15.67), the wheel is scrunched, the top menu and logo are back, and the bottom data fields have moved.
  5. Hi Tom...just uploaded to the FTP site. It's in /-GameEx-/Other Uploads/dave
  6. Hi Tom...the only thing in my theme folder that I didn't include was the media subfolder. But it's too big to attach here, and I didn't really customize anything there. It's just the [Layout] values in Golden Age Arcade.ini that don't seem to be being obeyed anymore. Things I stretched or moved just off screen edges are getting overridden (it would appear). So, for example, where I had the wheel stretched all the way from the top to the bottom of the screen, it now gets squashed to (what I think) is its default size. My screen resolution is 1600x1200.
  7. Yeah, kinda my suspicion as well. :-)
  8. Just upgraded to the latest GameEx and it seriously messed up a custom theme of mine. I tried replacing the gameex.ini file, then the theme, and then even the entire theme folder from a backup to no avail. Even tried replacing the entire root folder and it didn't fix it. Only by rolling completely back to the previous version (15.58) from a backup could I get my theme back to normal. I've attached my theme (it's the Golden Age one that gave me the problem). Also attached GameEx.ini from my currently working (rolled back) installation. Dave's Theme.zip GameEx.ini
  9. Perfect! Turning off global Esc exit under input settings was exactly what I needed. Thanks Tom!
  10. For all ordinary emulators, there is an option in the Setup Wizard Advanced Emulator Setup for Advanced Config. In here I can set, for example, whether the escape key closes the process. In the MAME Settings page, however, there is no option to set Advanced Config. Is there any other place where I can configure how the MAME emulator's exit process is managed? Basically, I'm just trying to prevent return to the front end until the exe process exits on its own as I can with other emulators by setting the aforementioned switch to false.
  11. Ok, I get it. Just needed to stare at it for a while.
  12. I've been toying with Evo since it came out, but have this one issue preventing me from giving it a thorough trial. I just tried again with 1.06 and have the same results. Here are the steps. 1. Clean install 2. Use Wizard to set mame working path, file name and rom path (that's it) 3. Run EVO When I do this I can see the game, select it, and launch it (and play it). However, when I press Esc, I get returned to the front end with it locked up. Nothing is responsive, no mouse or keyboard input is accepted. The only way to exit is to use Task Manager and kill the process. Basically, I've never been able to exit a game without this happening. I suspect it's probably just some configuration setting, but I have no clue, so just looking for any suggestions if someone might have one. Dave
  13. I have this question too.
  14. I hope no one takes this the wrong way. Evolution has obviously been in development for a long time and there is clear evidence that lots of hard work has gone into it. I want it to succeed as much as anyone; however, to do this it MUST do the fundamentals at least as good as GameEx. And the biggest fundamental that GameEx has going for it is that it is very fast/snappy. So far Evolution, in its current form feels really sluggish to me in comparison and so as of 1.02 I still can't take it seriously as a replacement (it can also lock-up my computer, but that's another story). I paid for Evolution--and don't regret it at all--but honestly, I'd be willing to spend similar money for *each* of just a few relatively minor updates to regular GameEx, which still remains the gold-standard front-end for me. Here's the list of upgrades I'd happily pay for (roughly in priority order): I'd pay $20 for... -- Support for star filters on lists in regular GameEx (both as sticky and dynamic). I'd pay another $20 for... -- the ability to specify more than one version of MAME as part of an emulator group I'd pay yet another $20 for... -- the ability to directly edit the database within the UI in the wizard (along with a couple of other refinements to the way the database is used). And I might pay up to $20 for... -- A new first-class theme editor. No new fancy features or animation support needed--just something that works more elegantly for customizing the features that already exist. Dave
  15. Gildahl


    Thanks. Installed 15.52 this afternoon. So far everything is working normally. i'll let you know if I see the error again.
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