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  • First off, a big sincere thank you to all of you who thought of MAME2003-plus, or who worked on making it happen in any way. I hated the merry-go-round of emulator guessing for each individual ROM. One emulator to run them all is something that's time was long overdue, and I'm absolutely loving it!!!

    Anyway, my problem...

    When I pull up the MAME menu, I go to "Game history". I keep getting "History not available."

    I downloaded the history file from this page...

    I confirmed that the file looks good by opening it in Notepad++. I also confirmed that it works by downloading on my PC a text-only version of MAME 0.78, running a ROM (pacman, if it matters), going to the MAME menu in there and choosing history. On that, the history comes up great.

    As this page instructed...

    I put the history.dat file in the same directory as my cheat.dat file. Cheats are working just fine for me. I also put hiscore.dat in that same folder, and my hiscores appear to be recording and saving just fine.

    I tried placing history.dat file in the following directories, all with unsuccessful results...


    I'm not sure it would be a menu choice if it weren't possible to get working, but I guess I could be wrong about that. I'm missing something here...what is it?

    Thanks in advance for your help.

  • Oh, I forgot to mention...just for fun, I also downloaded the 0.200a version of history.dat file...with identical results (or lack of same).

  • Banned

    it goes in the /home/pi/RetroPie/BIOS/mame2003-plus folder make sure you use the one from the metadata folder

    on the command prompt type this

    cp /opt/retropie/libretrocores/lr-mame2003-plus/metadata/history.dat ~/RetroPie/BIOS/mame2003-plus/

    start out run test if its working for you

    ps if you are downloading from git hub you need to use the raw button else you get the wrong data

  • @grant2258 said in History.dat in mame2003-plus?:

    cp /opt/retropie/libretrocores/lr-mame2003-plus/metadata/history.dat ~/RetroPie/BIOS/mame2003-plus/

    Works!!! Thank you!

  • Banned

    no problemo :)

  • @grant2258 said in History.dat in mame2003-plus?:

    cp /opt/retropie/libretrocores/lr-mame2003-plus/metadata/history.dat ~/RetroPie/BIOS/mame2003-plus/

    Or hardlink the file to save unbelievable 6 MB disk space. :)

    ln /opt/retropie/libretrocores/lr-mame2003-plus/metadata/history.dat ~/RetroPie/BIOS/mame2003-plus/history.dat

    (I'm back from a gamer's bar and a bit drunk right now, so cut me some slack, please. :*) )

    edit: Aaaand … I forgot the history.dat at the end. Corrected.

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