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Old 01-04-2004, 02:31 AM   #1
GT_Onizuka
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xmame problems "ERROR: required files are missing"


I searched yet I wasn't able to find a solution to my problem. I downloaded the latest version of xmame, and when I try to run it I get this error:

Code:
ynadji@onizuka:roms$ xmame ddonpach.zip                 
info: trying to parse: /usr/local/share/xmame/xmamerc
info: trying to parse: /home/ynadji/.xmame/xmamerc
info: trying to parse: /usr/local/share/xmame/xmame-x11rc
info: trying to parse: /home/ynadji/.xmame/xmame-x11rc
info: trying to parse: /usr/local/share/xmame/rc/ddonpachrc
info: trying to parse: /home/ynadji/.xmame/rc/ddonpachrc
Mouse/Trakball selected.
loading rom 0: b1.u27      
loading rom 1: b2.u26      
loading rom 2: u50.bin     
loading rom 3: u51.bin     
loading rom 4: u52.bin     
loading rom 5: u53.bin     
loading rom 6: u60.bin     
loading rom 7: u61.bin     
loading rom 8: u62.bin     
loading rom 9: u6.bin      
loading rom 10: u7.bin      
done
b1.u27       NOT FOUND
b2.u26       NOT FOUND
u50.bin      NOT FOUND
u51.bin      NOT FOUND
u52.bin      NOT FOUND
u53.bin      NOT FOUND
u60.bin      NOT FOUND
u61.bin      NOT FOUND
u62.bin      NOT FOUND
u6.bin       NOT FOUND
u7.bin       NOT FOUND
ERROR: required files are missing, the game cannot be run.
ynadji@onizuka:roms$
Now everything compiled right, there were no errors, so I don't understand what I'm doing wrong. I recall installing a version of xmame through rpm (well tgz converted from an rpm) and I got the same error, and I have only recently had to desire to get a little DonDonPachi on ^_^. Any ideas?
 
Old 01-04-2004, 01:39 PM   #2
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try
xmame -rompath /path/to/your/roms your_game_name_here (without the .zip extentsion)

or, if you wanted to avoid the -rompath modifier, you could edit your config file in ~/.xmame, or you could try putting your roms in /usr/local/share/xmame/roms (thats my configuration).
 
Old 01-04-2004, 02:04 PM   #3
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Okay, I edited the rompath in the config file earlier as I thought that was the problem, but that didn't fix it :-\. But adding -rompath to it does make it work, so I just made an alias and everything is working fine now, thanks!
 
Old 01-04-2004, 02:21 PM   #4
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i dont think that editing the config file did anything for me, to tell the truth, so try putting your roms in /usr/local/share/xmame/roms. then you might not need that alias.
 
Old 01-06-2004, 11:02 AM   #5
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I have the same problem but althought i followed your suggestions i still can not play all the games i have.
Only 19 work and i have more roms.
What should i do?

[franco@localhost roms]$ xmame.x11 bublbobl
info: trying to parse: /usr/local/share/xmame/xmamerc
info: trying to parse: /home/franco/.xmame/xmamerc
info: trying to parse: /usr/local/share/xmame/xmame-x11rc
info: trying to parse: /home/franco/.xmame/xmame-x11rc
info: trying to parse: /usr/local/share/xmame/rc/bublboblrc
info: trying to parse: /home/franco/.xmame/rc/bublboblrc
Mouse/Trakball selected.
loading rom 0: a78-06.51
loading rom 1: a78-05.52
loading rom 2: a78-08.37
loading rom 3: a78-07.46
loading rom 4: 68705.bin
loading rom 5: a78-09.12
loading rom 6: a78-10.13
loading rom 7: a78-11.14
loading rom 8: a78-12.15
loading rom 9: a78-13.16
loading rom 10: a78-14.17
loading rom 11: a78-15.30
loading rom 12: a78-16.31
loading rom 13: a78-17.32
loading rom 14: a78-18.33
loading rom 15: a78-19.34
loading rom 16: a78-20.35
loading rom 17: a71-25.41
done
a78-06.51 NOT FOUND
a78-05.52 NOT FOUND
a78-08.37 NOT FOUND
a78-07.46 NOT FOUND
68705.bin NOT FOUND
a78-09.12 NOT FOUND
a78-10.13 NOT FOUND
a78-11.14 NOT FOUND
a78-12.15 NOT FOUND
a78-13.16 NOT FOUND
a78-14.17 NOT FOUND
a78-15.30 NOT FOUND
a78-16.31 NOT FOUND
a78-17.32 NOT FOUND
a78-18.33 NOT FOUND
a78-19.34 NOT FOUND
a78-20.35 NOT FOUND
a71-25.41 NOT FOUND
ERROR: required files are missing, the game cannot be run.
[franco@localhost roms]$

An hel it would be appriciated.
Thank you.
 
Old 01-06-2004, 03:18 PM   #6
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you could try a gui for xmame. theres a great one here:
http://advance.sourceforge.net
they have other neat stuff there, like an xmame bootable cd, etc, etc.
 
Old 01-06-2004, 04:50 PM   #7
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I can only get X Men to work, nothing else works at all. Well Metal Slug launches, but apparently xmame can't launch the NeoGeo BIOSes and all the video is messed up. Oh well :-\
 
Old 01-08-2004, 10:11 AM   #8
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I already have a gui.
Is it possible 0.70 version is too old?
I don't think so!
Probably Roms are not Ok for linux, because under windows they works.
Anyway, thank'you for your help.
 
Old 04-22-2004, 07:58 AM   #9
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Lightbulb Roms too old/new?

Quote:
Originally posted by GT_Onizuka
I can only get X Men to work, nothing else works at all. Well Metal Slug launches, but apparently xmame can't launch the NeoGeo BIOSes and all the video is messed up. Oh well :-\
It might very well be that the your rom files don't work with the version of MAME you're using. These rom files sometimes change from one version of MAME to the next. Hence it's entirely possible that the roms work on Windows, but not with xmame. You have two options:
1. Check which version of MAME you were running under Windows, and install that version of xmame.
2. Get the correct romfiles for your current version of xmame.

Regards,

Pieter Hulshoff
 
Old 04-22-2004, 03:38 PM   #10
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I'll give that a whirl when I get the chance, thanks for the info!
 
Old 01-25-2006, 05:06 AM   #11
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I fixed the missing files problem for super bubble bobble putting the rom for regular bubble bobble (arround 130Kb) in the roms folder.
I got a file named bublbobl.zip that contained the missing files.

Last edited by clinux_rulz; 01-25-2006 at 05:09 AM.
 
Old 01-30-2006, 01:01 PM   #12
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I have the same problem with xmame 0.102 as franco29/10.
I have found a solution.....
All my roms are in capital letters, meaning
ABC.ZIP
If i rename them to abc.zip then the game plays
But i don't want to rename 15 GB of roms. So is any other way to overcome this problem?
 
Old 03-08-2006, 07:49 AM   #13
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Why not use a small script to do the renaming for you?
http://www.northernjourney.com/opens...s/newb016.html
 
Old 09-19-2007, 12:55 AM   #14
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Excuse my ignorance, but where am I editing those file paths? I have the same problem, I downloaded roms, they show available, but they have files missing. Please help me.
 
Old 09-19-2007, 03:10 AM   #15
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Quote:
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Excuse my ignorance, but where am I editing those file paths? I have the same problem, I downloaded roms, they show available, but they have files missing. Please help me.
Just edit the rompath line in ~/.xmame/xmamerc or use -rompath <path to your roms> when calling xmame.
 
  


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