Wolf145 nvram files

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Wolf145 nvram files

Post by simpsons99 » Sun Mar 04, 2012 3:59 pm

I was told that a Game made a nvram files when nothing is showing in that folder for the game ?


I have noticed only a couple of games are making nvram files with wolf145.. How can i see a nvram file if it's not in that folder and remove it?
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Re: Wolf145 nvram files

Post by BeeJay » Sun Mar 04, 2012 5:00 pm

If you're referring to stopping nvram files getting in the way of your recordings being valid for Marp then a previous posting by Barry, found using a search for NVRAM, will be of help:
mahlemiut wrote: "Set the NVRAM directory to NUL, either by adding -nvram_directory NUL to the commandline when recording and playing back, or open mame.ini in a text editor (Notepad will do), and change the setting for nvram_directory to NUL."
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Re: Wolf145 nvram files

Post by simpsons99 » Sun Mar 04, 2012 6:25 pm

problem is i can'nt remove what i can'nt find or see.
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Re: Wolf145 nvram files

Post by mahlemiut » Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:17 pm

NVRAM files are stored in the folder <nvram_directory>/<romset> by default. There may be multiple files in the folder, depending on how many devices in the system have some form of NVRAM.

If you set -nvram_directory to NUL (or /dev/null for Unix/Linux/BSD/OS X) then MAME cannot read any NVRAM files, nor will it save any.
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Re: Wolf145 nvram files

Post by simpsons99 » Sun Mar 04, 2012 9:07 pm

O.k. with Wolf145 it only made a NVRAM Folder for very few games.

The game i was told had the NVRAM in it. It was never in the folder too ever see.
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Re: Wolf145 nvram files

Post by Chad » Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:40 am

the first time i played back the brapboysu it only played back to 33, but then when i "thought" i saw an nvram it played back 368, evidence that this is usually a recording that is made with a default nvram file. but i've double checked and there really is no nvram made in this game! sorry, just intermittent correct or incorrect playback caused me to believe nvram was the culprit.
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Re: Wolf145 nvram files

Post by pat33999 » Mon Mar 05, 2012 2:18 am

Put a blank NVRAM file in the same folder as MAME. That will prevent MAME from being able to create an NVRAM folder.

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Re: Wolf145 nvram files

Post by mahlemiut » Mon Mar 05, 2012 2:25 am

pat33999 wrote:Put a blank NVRAM file in the same folder as MAME. That will prevent MAME from being able to create an NVRAM folder.
This has the same effect as -nvram_directory NUL
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