MAME Name list change


#1

Hey, I wondered if anyone new how to/ or weather it was even possible to display the MAME roms with there actual game names rather then file names.

I’ve seen on the internet, that there is a xml file that could be changed. But i believe that was for Emulation station. As i can’t seem to find that file in the various retroarch folders anyway.

Any help would be great thanks. Its so confusing trying to figure out which game is which sometimes!


#2

for now
Launcher support alias

like kof98.zip , make a kof98.alias , in the alias file , type the game real name


#3

Is an alias file just a simple txt file renamed?

And will both the original file and the new alias file show in the menu? Or will the alias file somehow replace the file showing up?

Thanks!


#4

I just created a file called “xxx.alias” and put the name in the file, and nothing happened so I’m missing something here lol


#5

Well you’d need to set up your link file from retro arch to detect alias files, and not say zip files. But wheather or not it’ll load from that I have no idea. I’ll try it when I get home!


#6

I’ve made the alias file, shows up and actually launches the game. Now it just shows as ‘game.alias’ and not what I had written inside.

Am I missing a step?


#7

update launcher to 1.21


#8

I am using 1.2.1 I must be missing something,

So alias file
For instance:

avsp.alias

Which contains:

Alien vs Predator

And that’s it? It does t need quotations? Or any other script inside?


#9

yes
*.alias is just text file

where did you put the alias files?
for me
I put the game.alias with game.zip in the same folder


#10

Yes same here, in with the zip. They are called exact same name, and as I said the alias file launches the game… it’s just the name within the alias file not showing for some reason.


#11

I tried this as well. I created dino.alias, a text file containing only “Cadillacs & Dinosaurs”. Changed MAME’s config file to recognize ‘alias’ instead of ‘zip’. Now I see ‘dino.alias’ and it does, in fact launch the dino.zip file, but does not present the intended title.