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About 90% of all MAME (CoinOp) games suck.  How do I remove the games from the HyperSpin games list?  I only want the 5-star games to show up in the list.  I have the roms in the MAME\roms folder and the videos in the MAME\videos folder.  Everything works fine, except I have to scroll thru a bunch of crappy games in the HyperSpin list to get to the actual good games.  I am building 2 MAME arcade cabinets.  One will be for vertical games (mainly shoot'em ups), and the other will be for horizontal games.  So, each MAME arcade will have its own HyperSpin setup.

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There are a couple of ways to do that. If you have only the games you want in your roms folder you can set the wheel filter to "Roms only" in HyperHQ and it will only show the games that you have. You can also generate a new database from your rom folder or use Don's HyperTools to create a new database from the existing one.

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Yeah they don't make it too simple to hide the games you don't want. What I usually do is find the game or games I don't want and either delete them all together or put them in a different folder. Then I go to hyper HQ and select roms only. You have to set up your rom path and rom extension in hyperHQ for it to work.

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Yeah they don't make it too simple to hide the games you don't want. What I usually do is find the game or games I don't want and either delete them all together or put them in a different folder. Then I go to hyper HQ and select roms only. You have to set up your rom path and rom extension in hyperHQ for it to work.

 

 

this is a very bad idea for MAME.

 

if you have a split rom set,  witch you should.   

 

if you delete the parent rom,  the clone will not work.

 

for example,  

Pacman US  is a clone of the Japanese version of Puckman.

 

Pacman US needs the roms found in the Pucman zip file in order to work.

 

 

 

for MAME a better option would be to use the filter by Themes,  as most popular games have themes.

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Good point 32assassin. If you move or delete the wheel art in the hyperspin media folder of whatever game you don't want and choose wheels only in hyper HQ for  mame that should show only the games you want to keep or at least the ones worth playing.

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If you move or delete the wheel art in the hyperspin media folder of whatever game you don't want and choose wheels only in hyper HQ for mame that should show only the games you want to keep or at least the ones worth playing.

 

 

Yeah, this is a good way to go IMO.

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(Make sure if you do it that way.... you dont just delete.  Make a folder called (Unwanted wheels or BACKUP) move them into that folder (it can still be in your wheels folder) so you dont loose them in case you want to add them again etc

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Exactly.  This is what I do when I have other options in a folder, I just make a sub folder and name it something like FLAT BOX ART NOT USING or some such thing.  That way, I'll always have them and I won't have to re-download them.

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You would need to add them back in unless you wanted to-redownload them all again for no reason when you updated.

Personally not a fan of removing them.

I'd think it is way better to customize the XML instead.

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Roms only works fine. I use it. And as far as parent/clone, you can disable the parent in xml, then the clone will still work.

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A little late to the party on this one, but there is an easier solution than having 50 versions as well.  If you move all roms, parent and clone, that you do not want runnng in HyperSpin to a new folder, just have MAME look in that folder as well and problem solved.  Hyperspin will only look in the directory you've assigned it to, and MAME will see all parent ROMS so no loss.  It is a bit of work, but makes things much smoother than still having to sift through 15 different versions of the same title.

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hello all, sorry to bump this conversation up but I'm new to hyperspin and when I click the roms only box the system no longer takes me into the games on my hyperspin front end. If I click enter on the NES nothing happens. If I uncheck the box it will allow me back into the games. Weird little glitch. Any ideas, or what other info would you need from me to figure out what the deal is? Everything does work prior to my checking the roms only box.  Seems silly to have to scroll through 700 games when you only have 30 or so you would actually play.

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8 minutes ago, hulk7999 said:

hello all, sorry to bump this conversation up but I'm new to hyperspin and when I click the roms only box the system no longer takes me into the games on my hyperspin front end. If I click enter on the NES nothing happens. If I uncheck the box it will allow me back into the games. Weird little glitch. Any ideas, or what other info would you need from me to figure out what the deal is? Everything does work prior to my checking the roms only box.  Seems silly to have to scroll through 700 games when you only have 30 or so you would actually play.

Sounds like you didn't add your Rom paths like you need to. So it doesn't have any way to know what roms you have and kicks you out.

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Thanks for the quick reply....

that's the thing, I have the rom paths set up, if I uncheck the box it takes me to the roms and if I check it I get booted back to the main wheel. Is there a specific way I should be setting up my rom path? right now I have one folder with each system and the roms in each one of those folders, I linked the path in rocketlauncher under the determined system to that path.

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2 minutes ago, Metalzoic said:

Sounds like you didn't add your Rom paths like you need to. Without that how can it know what roms you have? So it kicks you out.

Thanks for the quick reply....

that's the thing, I have the rom paths set up, if I uncheck the box it takes me to the roms and if I check it I get booted back to the main wheel. Is there a specific way I should be setting up my rom path? right now I have one folder with each system and the roms in each one of those folders, I linked the path in rocketlauncher under the determined system to that path.

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5 minutes ago, Metalzoic said:
Just now, Metalzoic said:

You have your path setup in both HyperHQ and RocketLauncher?

Sounds like you didn't add your Rom paths like you need to. Without that how can it know what roms you have? So it kicks you out

let me check...ahhhhh, Thank you!!! It was in hyperHQ I never set them up.

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Now HyperHQ keeps crashing when I try and set the ROM Path. I was able to get PS2 put in, but I am trying to fix the others and it just crashes when I click on the folder icon next to Rom Path.

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That's a known issue on Win10. You can try running it as admin or just edit the ini files manually to enter the path.

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2 minutes ago, agent47 said:

That's a known issue on Win10. You can try running it as admin or just edit the ini files manually to enter the path.

Thank you, I did a search after I replied with my issue. I am editing the ini files as we speak...hopefully this solves it. This really is a great support forum, you guys are quick and on it! Glad to finally be part of it.

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Make sure you also set the file extensions in HyperHQ. Using the roms only filter requires the rom path and extensions to be set in order to find your roms.

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Now HyperHQ keeps crashing when I try and set the ROM Path. I was able to get PS2 put in, but I am trying to fix the others and it just crashes when I click on the folder icon next to Rom Path.

I never added rompaths from HyperHQ. I always do everythinh through RocketLauncher without any problem.


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Then you're not using the roms only filter. Like I said above if you're using that filter you have to set the rom paths and extensions in HyperHQ.

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I would like to hook up to the topic, if after selecting the roms only filter etc do not see me playing any of the wheels or see only 5-7 games  but i have 200 for now, i got darabase etc (Using the roms only filter requires the rom path and extensions to be set in order to find your roms) Was set well  but always this same problem ??

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