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Davefjedi
24th November 2005, 05:46 PM
what is the best way to get a list of mame games for a coctail machine

god i wish people would RTFM -gamelist
:evil

hmmm also is there any other way other than going into each roms dip switch settings to tell it to flip on player 2 turn like a global setting or something???(please god let there be an easier way)

RetroBorg
24th November 2005, 09:03 PM
what is the best way to get a list of mame games for a coctail machine

god i wish people would RTFM -gamelist
:evil

hmmm also is there any other way other than going into each roms dip switch settings to tell it to flip on player 2 turn like a global setting or something???(please god let there be an easier way)

davefjedi,

Here is a list of games that support cocktail mode:

Cocktail Dip Switch Games (http://fe.donkeyfly.com/controls/gamesbycocktail.php)

I think you'll find that about 95% of these games are vertical orientated.

Hope this helps.

Retro

elvis
24th November 2005, 09:39 PM
This is a rather long and convoluted way of doing things, but it works for me. I've used it to copy just my vertical games out of my gamelist and stick them on a hard disk for my cocktail cabinet with vertical monitor.

1) I use mame's output to generate a game "listinfo" in dat format:



mame -listxml | xml2dat > listinfo.txt


2) Then I feed listinfo.txt into SortInfo:
http://hem.passagen.se/robert.palmqvist/Downloads/downloads.html

3) From there I sort by whatever category I like (in this case, orientation) and delete out the items I don't want. I then export to a .csv file.

4) The .csv can be opened in Microsoft Excel, OpenOffice Calc (http://www.openoffice.org/product/calc.html), or a wide variety of other spreadsheet applications. I then copy just the game names and paste them into a plain text file. For the purpose of this example, lets call that file "vertical_games.txt". This file will simlpy be a list of games by romname, with one name per line.

5) Let's assume my ROMs live in c:\mame\roms. Let's assume my list of vertical games is c:\mame\vertical_games.txt, and that I want only vertical ROMs copied to c:\mame\vert\roms. From the Command Prompt, I run:



for /f "delims=," %%I IN (c:\mame\vertical_games.txt) DO copy "c:\mame\roms\%%I.zip" e:\emulation\vert\roms


Likewise, if I want my snaps to come across for my front-end,



for /f "delims=," %%I IN (c:\mame\vertical_games.txt) DO copy "c:\mame\snap\%%I.png" e:\emulation\vert\snap


Now I have a complete collection of vertical-only games. The same logic can be applied to copy any sort of category you'd care for.

If any of that is too hard and you want me to generate any of these files for you, let me know and I'll post them up somewhere.

Hrm, after posting all that it occured to me that you are quite probably only requiring actual cocktail "flip" games, and not just all verticals...

Searching MAWS with the delux search and returning all vertical games that have 2 alternating players returns this:
http://www.mameworld.net/maws/srch.php?search_text=&mode=&strt=&type=&stat=&year=&genre=&cat=&ver=&since=&until=&manu=&driver=&players=&nplayers_sim=&nplayers_alt=2&control=&buttons=&display=&orientation=2&resolution=&aspect=&palette=&frequency=&channels=&samples=&cpu=&cpu2=&chd=&nodump=&baddump=&has_votes=&has_rank=

There's a good chance you can use SortInfo to narrow down your selections also.

The Pinny Parlour
24th November 2005, 10:04 PM
This is what I have used:

http://mame.joymonkey.com/vmove.html


Really, really simple

Davefjedi
25th November 2005, 06:45 AM
yeah ian i have use that too it is cool i just wanted to sort the flippers from the non flippers:badgrin there is also a great little prog if you are useing game launcher witch creates lists of games ie fighter games driving shooters bla bla it realy does rock its a win32 app but i just run it on my home pc and then copy the lists to my config folder a bit of tweeking and updade the glaunch.cfg with the lists names (looking for link to page now) http://tomspeirs.com/gamelauncher/
if you are useing game launcher this rocks try it I was like OMG i love this guy
Got the coctail list from the controls.dat page now to del the non flippers(im anal about my lists have to be perfect cant have 1 game not in the right place)

elvis
25th November 2005, 09:29 AM
Got the coctail list from the controls.dat page now to del the non flippers(im anal about my lists have to be perfect cant have 1 game not in the right place)

Zoiks... and here's me who just plays the games I like rather than worrying about if my lists are correct. :p