Once you have loaded a profile press the "Settings" button as you need to tell CLRMame where the roms are that it needs to check. You will now see this window...
To do this make sure that "ROM Paths" is selected and then you need to press the "Add" button in the paths section. A small file window will open where you can select the roms directory you need.
The other paths you can set up are samples (Needed by Mame), additional files , unneeded (lets you filter out file types using their extensions like *.txt) and sets.
If you are using a dat file for non rom files such as flyers or cabinet pictures for Mame you must follow a few pointers. Firstly it's best to leave the files in a single zip file e.g. flyers.zip or cabinets.zip. You will also need to set up the path for the zipped file under the ROM Paths tab.
This next part gives you an example of how to set up the paths for you profile. I'll use Mame as its one of the hardest to set up.
First you need to tell CLRMame where to find the Mame roms and samples as Mame needs samples for certain games and they need to be checked also). In the ROM paths section press add and find your mame\roms directory. Now You will now need to change where it say "ROM Paths" to "Sample Paths", press add and find your Mame\Samples directory. Make sure both directories that you have set up have ticks next to them and now you can finally press OK.
You can also see there is are a couple of sections containing options.
|Make Backups To Folder||Allows CLRMame to backup any roms that it deletes or changes. If you use this option set the directory to C:\CMPro\Backup\.|
|Download Folder||CLRMame has an update feature. This is where the files are stored.|
|Preserve Archive Date/Time||Keeps the original Date / Time information of the scanned files if they are changed.|
|Preserve File Date/Time||Keeps the original Date / Time information of the scanned files and the roms in the files if they are changed.|
This will open this window...
This option lets you change the settings for the compression CLRMame applies to rom sets. Only the ZIP options apply to MAME. Other emulators may support other compression programs.
|Region / Language Mode||Normal Set Mode and 1G1R Mode
These buttons let you choose between the normal set mode and the so called 1G1R mode. This is a special mode which is only available for datfiles which use language/release tags.
|Set Default||Sets up the paths using you default.cmp file|
|Save as Def.||Uses your current setiings for the default.cmp file|
Press OK when you're done and you should go back to the start window.