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08805 Media Support Critical (emulation) Always Dec 26, 2023, 19:25 Jan 21, 2024, 03:16
Tester Kaylee View Status Public Platform MAME (Self-compiled)
Assigned To Resolution Open OS Linux (64-bit)
Status [?] Confirmed Driver
Version 0.261 Fixed in Version Build 64-bit
Fixed in Git Commit Github Pull Request #
Summary 08805: lynx: Aftermarket roms not loading
Description Trying to run an "Aftermarket" rom, and getting the following Error:
Fatal error: Device Generic Cartridge Slot load failed: This is not a valid Lynx image

We're running with:
"./mame lynx -cart /Games/Roms/Atari/Lynx/LYNX/Vikings Saga - Save the Love (World) (Aftermarket) (Unl).zip"
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Affected Sets / Systems lynx
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Dec 26, 2023, 19:46
On a side-note. Added ynxa to the softlist and it works. So a secondary idea that might bypass the problem one have from loading from terminal, is have a secondary softlist that's not distributed with mame, that can be used to load games like this?
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Senior Tester
Dec 29, 2023, 10:54
I tested a zipped set with lynx and it told me to insert a game. So I looked in the zipfile and there were 2 readme files included. Once I deleted them I tried again and this time it worked.

So I'd suggest to remove any non-game files from your zip and give it another go.
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Senior Tester
Jan 4, 2024, 18:41
Looks like the OP isn't around.

I've confirmed this, but not because of the specified game or system, it's a general problem that's always been around.

If you specify a zip as a filename on the command-line, there's no way to specify which file inside the zip to use. So it just grabs the first file and attempts to use that - even if the file isn't on the extension list. The process should look further for a suitable file.