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t.h.c

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Re: anyone know way to split up mame romset
« Reply #15 on: September 07, 2018, 12:02:51 AM »
Could you give me examples how agent49

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Re: anyone know way to split up mame romset
« Reply #16 on: September 07, 2018, 01:52:03 AM »
For how to use the include files you can read the documentation page on the site. For generating the includes you would have to use a script or a regex in a text editor to pull the names from the xmls or from the mame lx output.

I wrote tools to do both but they're in a program I use for all my dat, xml and Rom stuff but that's not fit for public use atm as I desperately need to reorganize it and add a gui. I think I also added them to my retrofe config program but unfortunately that's in an unfinished state also. I've been meaning to finish both but time has been lacking for me recently.

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Re: anyone know way to split up mame romset
« Reply #17 on: September 07, 2018, 02:15:15 AM »
Documentation page? Also thanx again

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Re: anyone know way to split up mame romset
« Reply #18 on: September 07, 2018, 05:01:25 PM »
http://www.retrofe.nl/wiki/doku.php

The include file should be described in the Collections section, I think.

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Re: anyone know way to split up mame romset
« Reply #19 on: September 07, 2018, 06:53:46 PM »
Collections is right ideal but in xml format is it able be used ?

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Re: anyone know way to split up mame romset
« Reply #20 on: September 07, 2018, 08:18:03 PM »
When it comes to RetroFE, it is important to remember that, contrary to many other front-ends, the meta XML is only used for the display of additional information, and not for the population of the game lists. The game lists are populated by the following files and directories:
- menu.txt (containing collections)
- include.txt (containing games that should be included)
- exclude.txt (containing games that should be excluded)
- roms directory (selected based on the extension defined in the settings.conf file)
For more details, see the wiki.

All in all though: you can use 1 XML file containing all MAME games for all arcade collections, and simply use include.txt files to fill the game list of each arcade collection.

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Re: anyone know way to split up mame romset
« Reply #21 on: September 07, 2018, 08:20:59 PM »
Nice but how do we know which games in each collection to include like Sega st-v and Sega Hikaru etc.

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Re: anyone know way to split up mame romset
« Reply #22 on: September 07, 2018, 08:52:28 PM »
Using the meta xml game list as a reference or parsing mame output like I mentioned above.