Downloader script re-adds Mame folder

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Downloader script re-adds Mame folder

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Running the downloader script appears to add the mame folder back into games which breaks the arcade cores and you have to manually delete the mame folder. Any workaround for this? Thanks.
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Re: Downloader script re-adds Mame folder

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Where do you currently have your arcade roms located?

I could be mistaken, but I thought the preferred folder for arcade roms was changed to /media/fat/games/mame and /media/fat/games/hbmame a year or so ago.

Might be easier to move your current roms from /media/fat/_arcade or wherever they're currently located, to those locations.
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Re: Downloader script re-adds Mame folder

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GitHub shows everything going in _arcade:

/_Arcade/<game name>.mra
/_Arcade/cores/<game rbf>.rbf
/_Arcade/mame/<mame rom>.zip
/_Arcade/hbmame/<hbmame rom>.zip

I thought the games/mame folder was legacy, which is it supposed to be? Thanks.
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mame and hbmame should be in games, at least it is how my system is setup.
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Mine are in media/fat/games/mame and /media/fat/hbmame

/media/fat/_Arcade/<game name>.mra
/media/fat/_Arcade/cores/<game rbf>.rbf
/media/fat/_Arcade/mame/<mame rom>.zip
/media/fat/games/<hbmame rom>.zip

I also have:
/media/fat/_Arcade/_alternatives
/media/fat/_Arcade/_Arcade Offset
/media/fat/_Arcade/_Organized
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Stupid Dufus wrote: Wed Nov 24, 2021 11:54 pm Mine are in media/fat/games/mame and /media/fat/hbmame
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/media/fat/_Arcade/mame/<mame rom>.zip
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Which one is it?
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Sorry, I copy and pasted your listing and didn't edit the text correctly. But as I mentioned prior, put roms in /media/fat/games/

/media/fat/_Arcade/<game name>.mra
/media/fat/_Arcade/cores/<game rbf>.rbf
/media/fat/games/mame/<mame rom>.zip
/media/fat/games/hbmame/<hbmame rom>.zip

I also have:
/media/fat/_Arcade/_alternatives
/media/fat/_Arcade/_Arcade Offset
/media/fat/_Arcade/_Organized
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Re: Downloader script re-adds Mame folder

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I read your previous posts and I had no doubt it was a copy/paste problem. The funny part is that just a few days ago I was also afflicted by the copy/paste syndrome on almost the same subject. I posted the following:
ROMMAME=/media/usb0/games/mame
ROMHBMAME=/media/usb0/games/mame
:lol:

Now I wonder what happened to Veto the original poster.
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Re: Downloader script re-adds Mame folder

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haha glad I'm not alone on this
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Re: Downloader script re-adds Mame folder

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Sorry I messed up, post created in error
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Regarding the bunch of stuff downloaded it is because the update all script uses the new downloader.sh, you can change it to use the old update.sh in the menu.
There is also an alternative script when using USB:
usb0 ZIP: For people using USB as primary storage. You will be able to run this script from there and install all cores, roms, and MRAs on /media/usb0.
but it will also install all cores on USB.

Edit: this was a response to the above post which has been "deleted". I leave mine in case it helps.
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Re: Downloader script re-adds Mame folder

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This is exactly where I messed up, you are correct.
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I'll move them over to games, thanks everyone!
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Only problem that has returned for me is that when I ftp into Mister, my external hdd is sometimes usb0 and sometimes usb1. This is random everytime, so any hardcoded paths in ini and cfg files sometimes dont work.
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Its an exfat ssd with one partition
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What power supply do you use?
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Re: Downloader script re-adds Mame folder

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5v 4a power supply from misterfpga.co.uk

I had a mechanical 4tb drive before that didnt have this problem before, maybe my powered usb hub is a little sketchy
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So it is not a power supply problem. Your problem is very strange. I have been using a USB drive for several years and it always comes up as usb0. It is also a HDD.
What kind of hub do you use?
Is it a powered one?
Is there an inline switch on your power supply?
When it comes up as usb1 does doing a cold reboot from the menu fixes the problem?
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Powered usb hub regular one from ultimatemister

No inline switch, the digital io board has a switch

Cold reboot or power on/off fixes it yes
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Re: Downloader script re-adds Mame folder

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Have a look at this thread and see if it can help:
viewtopic.php?f=30&t=493
There is also another one but it seems related to AO486 and I must say that I do not understand it and the solution provided:
viewtopic.php?f=13&t=1514
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Thank you. Sounds like a usb hub issue.

Getting an ironclad itx mister board soon, hopefully that is better designed
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It is difficult to know what is going on:
There seems to be a problem with the hub but some people are using USB drives without problem.
There seems to be a problem with some hard disks and using a different one fixes the problem.
Here I use a decades old powered generic non OTG hub with an OTG cable and the HDD is a WD elements powered by USB but I also made many tests using a powered SATA to USB "dock" using full size HDDs and laptop HDDs and never had any problem.
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If you have low power usb stuff plugged into the same side of the mister usb hub as the sdd or hdd, it can generate issues.

Plugging it into the other side may be a solution but I will test this for a bit first
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