Pacman ok with RC but not with MAME (.dat error?)

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Pacman ok with RC but not with MAME (.dat error?)

Post by neljan » Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:02 pm

Hi

I noticed that Pacman (midway) was missing from my list of available games in MameUI32 0.136u3, however within Romcenter the set is complete :toobad:

I was able to launch the game through 'Maximus Arcade' FE and found that I was missing the following roms:

pacman.5e
pacman.5f
82s123.7f
82s126.4a
82s126.1m
82s126.3m

Is this a .dat file error?

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Re: Pacman ok with RC but not with MAME (.dat error?)

Post by RomCenter » Fri Mar 05, 2010 8:57 pm

There are two distinct problems here.
pacman(midway) is what I call a 'ghost game'. It means all roms of this clone can be found in other clones. pacman midway does not have specific roms.
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The six first roms are coming from the main set puckman.
The last four belongs to pac-man (Midway), but not only. You can find rom 6e in pac-man midway with speedup hack, rom 6f is also in new puck-X etc...
In short, you can create an empty pacman.zip file, and fix it to make it complete. This option is available in romcenter (pref/fix/create ghost games).

The second problem is probably a path problem. As pacman midway is a clone of puckman, you must have puckman.zip in your emulator rom paths.
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Re: Pacman ok with RC but not with MAME (.dat error?)

Post by neljan » Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:52 pm

Thank you, I appreciate you taking the time.

And if you have anything to do with the development of RC, may I congratulate you/thank you for a superb life-saver of an application!

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Re: Pacman ok with RC but not with MAME (.dat error?)

Post by Wanderer » Mon Mar 08, 2010 10:20 am

neljan wrote:And if you have anything to do with the development of RC
Well, he is the developer, as his nickname suggests... ;)
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Re: Pacman ok with RC but not with MAME (.dat error?)

Post by neljan » Mon Mar 08, 2010 3:37 pm

Wanderer wrote:
neljan wrote:And if you have anything to do with the development of RC
Well, he is the developer, as his nickname suggests... ;)
Actually, his nickname suggests that he is 'RomCenter' (if we want to be a smart-arse)... :wink:

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