Overlays and shader for MAME on the Pi (Feedback)

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estefan3112
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Overlays and shader for MAME on the Pi (Feedback)

Post by estefan3112 » Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:09 pm

Hi Floob

This is just some feedback to your brilliant instructions on how to install Arcade Overlays on MAME:
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=8288&p=8624&hilit=mame#p8624
As new Topic since the topic is locked.

After some testing, it seems to me that the better place for storing the ROM-specific configuration is:
/opt/retropie/configs/all/retroarch/config/MAME 2000
/opt/retropie/configs/all/retroarch/config/MAME 2003
/opt/retropie/configs/all/retroarch/config/MAME 2010

Reason: This is the place where Retroarch stores Game-Specific Overrides. So if you place your .cfg there, you can modify this .cfg from inside of the Game and save it. On the other hand, if you place it, as suggested, with the rom folder, two .cfg files are in conflict to each other, which can result in rather strange scenarios.

Apparent disadvantage: Depending on the amount of lr-MAME cores, you need to fill more than one directory with the .cfg files. But you are better off with Game-Specific Overrides, thus I take this disadvantage.

Otherwise no changes needed, just great work, many thanks!

Stefan

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