Hello. I am trying to scan MAME into a Retroarch playlist using the folder scanning option. First of all, I am using the September 15th build of Retroarch. I have installed the MAME core, created a folder and placed the rom file I’m using into it. I then go to the Scan Directory option, navigate to my directory, and scan it. Nothing happens after that. With all other cores though, my ROMs will show up in console specific playlists, but not for MAME. These games can still be played however if they are launched from the directory, so they are not bad files.
I have tried this with the MAME2003 core, the MAME core, and various other builds. I have tried it with all of them installed, or with only one of them installed. None of these configurations have made any difference. I have validated my roms using ClrMamePro from a couple different MAME distributions, and it has not made any difference. I have tried other roms, but the one I am specifically trying now is the free “circus.zip” file provided on the official Mame developers’ website. No matter what I do none of them can be scanned.
To replicate my problem:
- Install Retroarch
- Download the “circus.zip” rom from the Mamedevs.org. This is the official developer of MAME and this rom file is provided by them, free for non-commercial use. I am pointing to this file because it is important that we be able to validate that the problem is not with a specific file, and this can be done by making sure all testing is done with the same file.
- Place that file in an empty directory.
- In Retroarch, scan that directory.
- No playlist containing circus.zip should appear in the XMB