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Old 07 October 2019, 18:00   #1
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[Solved] dat files

Hi.
I am new to using FS-UAE.
I downloaded new dat files from Retroplay, but cannot figure out where to
them.


Thank you for any help you may have.

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Old 07 October 2019, 18:08   #2
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Hi.
I am new to using FS-UAE.
I downloaded new dat files from Retroplay, but cannot figure out where to
them.

Thank you for any help you may have.
DAT files are used for checking / verifying / fixing your sets of files.

You don't / can't use them directly in an emulator; you run all your base files through a ROM manager program like ClrMAMEPro or others.
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Old 07 October 2019, 18:46   #3
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Thanks for the info.
I must be a bit dumb.
Any idea which manager will work best with my FS stuff.

Thanks again.
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Old 08 October 2019, 20:54   #4
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Any idea which manager will work best with my FS stuff.
I've already given you a link to my preferred ROM manager i.e. ClrMAMEPro

...but I think you're getting confused. I don't know how else to put this so am really repeating what I've already said.

Any DATs that you download cannot be used directly with any emulator. They are for use in a ROM manager only; in order to check / verify / rename / fix your sets of files.

So for example with Retroplay's DAT. You would download all WHDLoad packages and then use a ROM manager with DAT to check / verify / rename / fix them or find out what you're missing.
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Sorry DamienD.

I thought that was just for Mame files. Now i realise that it does loads more.

Sorry for confusing you. Thanks.
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Old 09 October 2019, 16:20   #6
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That's ok

Yes ClrMAMEPro originated to handle MAME ROM sets but can be used for TOSEC / Amiga / Console etc. also.
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Simply amazing. Big thumbs up to you.
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