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Question regarding recording/playback of inps

Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:36 am
by thegalagaking
I just downloaded the latest version of wolfmame and like other versions I've downloaded in the past, their missing the record and playback buttons at the top of the screen.

Can someone please tell me how I can go about fixing this so that I don't have to run the version in a DOS window in order to record and playback inps?

Thanks!

Screenshot of wolfmame-0198 without the buttons
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Wolfmame-0198 missing record and playback buttons
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Re: Question regarding recording/playback of inps

Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:50 pm
by mahlemiut
They were removed due to it getting difficult to keep it working with the mewui code, without having to completely re-write it, which at the time was constantly changing.

Now that that has settled down, maybe it's time to try to it again?

Re: Question regarding recording/playback of inps

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:38 am
by thegalagaking
I can't believe I'm just now replying to this response. Sorry. So basically if I want to record/playback an inp I will have to do it through DOS, correct?

Re: Question regarding recording/playback of inps

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:55 am
by mahlemiut
Through a command prompt. MS-DOS hasn't really been much of a thing certainly since XP.

Batch files (record.bat and playback.bat) are provided to help. Syntax is:

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record <gamename> <INP filename> [optional settings]
The batch file will had the .inp extension for you, MAME doesn't do that.

There is also a Tcl/Tk script for a basic GUI, if you have a Tcl interpreter installed, but this is more expected for Linux or OS X where a Tcl interpreter is typically installed as standard.