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ID Category [?] Severity [?] Reproducibility Date Submitted Last Update
05443 Core Minor Always Feb 1, 2014, 07:26 Feb 6, 2014, 09:43
Tester etabeta View Status Public Platform MESS (Self-compiled)
Assigned To micko Resolution Fixed OS
Status [?] Resolved Driver
Version 0.152 Fixed in Version 0.153 Build
Summary MESS-specific 05443: when launching softlist items without the media switch, MESS ignores hashpath option from mess.ini
Description When using the shortcut "mess system game" launch option, MESS ignores the non-default hashpath defined in mess.ini
If an alternative hashpath is specified at command line, it is acknowledged
If the game is launched in the canonical way "mess system -media game" the hashpath from mess.ini is acknowledged too
Steps To Reproduce 1. create a folder hash1/ and move there from hash/ an xml list (e.g. n64.xml)
2. edit hashpath in mess.ini to point to hash1
3. try to launch a game from the xml list without the media switch (e.g. mess n64 sm64u)
and you will be prompted with an empty best match list (because the loading routine
recognizes you are launching from softlist, but it cannot find the xml entries to suggest

4(optional) compare the result with the canonical launching procedure (e.g. mess n64 -cart sm64u),
where everything works fine
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Feb 6, 2014, 07:43
placed reading of standard ini's before doing software check