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qmc2-sdlmame — QMC2 — M.A.M.E. Catalog/Launcher II

Synopsis

qmc2-sdlmame [-config_path path] [-cc] [-tc] [-r] [-h|-?|-help] [qt_arguments]

Description

QMC2 is a graphical front-end based on Qt which drives the great MAME emulator. Besides being a powerful catalog and launcher for MAME systems it also contains sophisticated ROM management features through its built-in ROMAlyzer.

Options

-config_path path
Specify this argument to use the directory path instead of the default folder (~/.qmc2) to store QMC2's configuration, logs and cache-files / cache-folders.
-cc
This command line option will instruct QMC2 to clear (remove) all emulator related cache files while starting up in order to forcibly reload this data from the emulator.
-tc
Specifying this option on the command line will perform a template check against the current default emulator (if set), printing its output to stdout, and exit before actual start-up occurs.
-r
The reconfigure option will rerun the setup wizard / welcome dialog before starting. This allows you to update or correct the most important emulator settings in an easy way.
-h|-?|-help
Shows a brief command line usage help.
qt_arguments
See http://doc.qt.io/qt-4.8/qapplication.ht… for more information. However, note that QMC2 will overwrite most of the available Qt arguments with its saved settings in ~/.qmc2/qmc2.ini.

Files

/etc/qmc2/qmc2.ini
System-wide default configuration (optional)
~/.qmc2/qmc2.ini
Individual user's configuration (system-wide settings will be copied initially, if any)
~/.qmc2/qmc2-sdlmame.log
Front-end log from the last run of QMC2
~/.qmc2/mame.log
Emulator-log containing the output from emulator instances launched by QMC2 (cleared whenever the 'first' emulator instance is launched)
~/.qmc2/mame.rsc
ROM state cache
~/.qmc2/mame-xml-cache.db
XML cache database (SQLite 3)
~/.qmc2/mame-user-data.db
User data database (SQLite 3) containing rank information and personal comments per machine
~/.qmc2/mame.mlc
Machine list cache
~/.qmc2/mame.mlc.filtered
Filtered version of the machine list cache used by qmc2-arcade(6) (optional)
~/.qmc2/mame-machine-list.db
SQLite3 database version of the machine list cache (used by custom views)
~/.qmc2/mame-swl-cache.db
Software-list XML cache database (SQLite 3)
~/.qmc2/mame-dat-info.db
DAT-info database (SQLite 3), a combined data store for all supported DAT-info sources (emu-info, machine-info and software-info)
~/.qmc2/mame.fav
List of favorite machines
~/.qmc2/mame.hst
List of machines last played (play history)
~/.qmc2/mame.sic
Slot-info cache
~/.qmc2/sw-state-cache/*.ssc
Software-state cache
~/.qmc2/youtube/qmc2-sdlmame.yti, ~/.qmc2/youtube/*.png
YouTube video info/image cache
~/.qmc2/LocalStorage/*.localstorage
Folder used by the built-in web-browser to create small database files for 'HTML5 localStorage' support
~/.qmc2/qmc2-sdlmame-cookies.db
Permanent web-page cookie database (SQLite 3)
~/.qmc2/qmc2-sdlmame-checksum.db
ROMAlyzer's system-mode check-sum database for storing/retrieving paths to dumps available in your file-system by SHA-1 and/or CRC-32 (SQLite 3)
~/.qmc2/qmc2-sdlmame-software-checksum.db
ROMAlyzer's software-mode check-sum database for storing/retrieving paths to dumps available in your file-system by SHA-1 and/or CRC-32 (SQLite 3)
~/.qmc2/WebpageIcons.db
Web-page icon database (SQLite 3)

See Also

qmc2-arcade(6), qchdman(6)

Bugs

See the TODO file in the included QMC2 documentation for known bugs and restrictions.

New bugs can be reported here: http://tracker.batcom-it.net/view_all_b…

Author

The QMC2 development-team (http://qmc2.batcom-it.net/)

Referenced By

qchdman(6), qmc2-arcade(6).

October 28, 2016 0.69 QMC2 User's Guide