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  1. Yeah, kinda my suspicion as well. :-)
  2. 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
  3. Perfect! Turning off global Esc exit under input settings was exactly what I needed. Thanks Tom!
  4. 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.
  5. Ok, I get it. Just needed to stare at it for a while.
  6. 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
  7. I have this question too.
  8. 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
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    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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    Hi Tom, Sorry to keep bugging you, but encountered an error message twice today (hours apart) that I've never seen before. It happened both times upon exiting a game. Basically, I get a windows error dialog that allows me to view the error or continue. I copied the error text into the attached error.txt. If press the continue button on the dialog, GameEx actually goes back to the front end and does not crash. I looked at the GameEx log (also attached), but there seems to be no sign of anything unusual there (the error would have occurred at about the 20:52:13.24 9/29/2018 mark in the attached log.txt fie). Not really a big deal so far, but I thought you should be aware. Dave error.txt log.txt
  11. So far so good on the new build. I've let the machine go into attract mode several times with no loss of sound.
  12. Whoops. Maybe spoke too soon. After testing last night, I left the machine running. When I went back later to shut it down, GameEx had gone into attract mode. When I exited attract mode I noticed that the interface sounds were gone. Didn't have time to test further, but it looks like returning from attract mode is capable of killing the sound too.
  13. I just started playing around in the latest Beta of Evo and noticed something that I can see will be an issue for me. I run multiple versions of MAME in parallel. In regular GameEx I deal with this via custom scripts that take care of running the games in the correct version and creating the combined game list (I'll leave out the details, but it works well enough), but Evo seems to "automate" things too much for me to do this effectively. I think there are other ways I can fake it into working for me, but since Evo is so new I thought it would be worth making a plug for first class support of multiple mame installs, In principle the idea is simple. In Evo today, if you go into the emulator setup and try to add a second instance of a MAME emulator it doesn't let you (you can only replace the existing one). What I would like to see is the ability to add additional MAME emulators, each with their own independent configuration and rom list. At runtime, these would be regarded collectively as a single set of roms and assets within the front end, similar to the way groups work in GameEx. And that's it. If you could do something like this, it would be wonderful!!
  14. Well it looks like we have a winner. Both the port audio and joystick issues seem to be solved with this exe. I've tried a bunch of times to reproduce the issues and have not been able to. Thanks so much for fixing this!!
  15. Thanks...should have a chance to try it out tonight.
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