Black screens in MAME since last update
I have done the last update and since then every time I play a game with MAME, at some point I will just get a black screen.
The MAME menu can still be brought up and is functional, so the system is not crashed. I can quit MAME and go back to the main menu as well without problem.
I have tried a variety of games and they all do the same within 1-2 minutes.
No other emulator seems to be affected.
Has anyone else experienced something similar?
After some research, I found that it is related to the input system: if I leave the games in attract mode, no crash. If I play, it will crash.
I did fiddle with the gamepad settings, but that still indicates a problem. I'll try to pinpoint what I changed.
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I have the same problem. no games are working after update. any solution to this problem?
@iggy2 The games run in my case, they just all crash
I have found the problem, but I don't know what causes it:
I can run any MAME game, but using the gamepad will crash the emulator.
If I run the game in attract mode and don't touch the gamepad, it will run fine.
If I press buttons on the gamepad, the emulator will crash to a black screen.
This is happening on every title, so there is a problem with the handling of the controller.
Other emulators are not affected, it is specific to MAME.
I tried to do button remapping and that was the only controller change I did.
I ended up doing a re-install; but there is clearly a bug somewhere linked to controller settings and mame. I wish I had been able to isolate the issue.