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rsn8887

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Various emulator settings
« on: December 23, 2015, 11:17:30 AM »
I am going to list some findings I made when setting up the cabinet. I am planning to update this as I learn more.

Fusion:
Use
-fullscreen "[romfilename]"
command line argument to ensure escape exits the emulator instead of switching between fullscreen and windowed.

Download the "fusion shader pack" http://www.emucr.com/2013/04/kega-fusion-plugins-20130427.html extract to plugins, start emulator, right click, video->render plugin->double snake to apply a 2x prescale and reduce blurring.

Finalburn Alpha:
select blitter -> enhanced, blitter options -> enable prescale to reduce blurring

Retroarch:
command line arguments example for higan (bsnes):
-f -L P:\emulators\retroarch\cores\bsnes_balanced_libretro.dll "[romfilename]"

load a game, press F1->quick menu->shader options->load shader preset->retro/sharp-bilinear.cg, then select shader 0 filter->nearest, shader0 scale ->2x or 4x to minimize blurring

Visualboyadvance-M-WX:
use these lines in vbam.ini before [GB] to enable prescale and keep aspect.
[Display]
Bilinear=1
Filter=simple4x
FilterPlugin=
IFB=none
KeepOnTop=0
MaxThreads=1
RenderMethod=opengl
Scale=3
Stretch=1

FS-UAE:
for KG whdload packs, use executable
FS-UAE\Windows\fs-uae-launcher.exe
and the standard argument "[romfilename]"
to load whdload packs. Just unzip all the whdload packs to get the .lha files.
Use rom extension .lha and fs-uae-launcher.exe will automatically setup and boot the whd load game. Put whdload.key in the fs-uae directory to get rid of the nag screens. whdload.key is expensive, but worth it.

« Last Edit: December 23, 2015, 11:21:07 AM by rsn8887 »

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Re: Various emulator settings
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2015, 08:21:46 PM »
Thank you much for sharing your info :)

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Re: Various emulator settings
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2015, 07:04:16 PM »
Will be checking back on this one for updates! Thank you good thread,
This should be pined...
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Re: Various emulator settings
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2015, 01:52:42 PM »
Maybe this list you'll find useful?

Emulator Settings for All Platforms:
https://www.launchbox-app.com/forum/emulation/command-line-parameters-arguments

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Re: Various emulator settings
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2015, 04:58:49 AM »
@verion
Nice find :D

Future Pinball

executable          C:/Future Pinball/Future Pinball.exe
args                     /open "[romfilename]" /play /exit
rompath              C:/Future Pinball/tables/
romext                .fpt


Set compatibility mode to "Windows 2000".
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Re: Various emulator settings
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2016, 06:46:06 PM »
ePSXe this emulator works fine but I don't know how to launch with AM. Is there a command line argument I need to add. I would imagine it would be the same command line argument I would need to add so I can run Makaron. PLEASE HELP?

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OS : WindowsXP x86 SP3
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Emulators : zsnes; mame; dosbox; scummvm; bsnes; fusion; openbor; windows_games; winuae; video; flashgames; vice; visualboy

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Re: Various emulator settings
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2016, 05:27:36 AM »
haha  :o...thanks...So I put in -nogui -slowboot -loadbin for ePSXe does that go by the exe path or in the command arguments in AM?

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Re: Various emulator settings
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2016, 05:45:48 AM »
@xev1in
e.g. zsnes (so adapt it to ePSXe and correct parameters):

path_to_your_emulator_system\emulator_system.exe -parameters_that_starts_a_rom path_to_your_roms\romfile.rom_extension

this command-line starts a specific snes-game directly:
C:\attract\EMU\zsnes\zsnesw.exe -m C:\attract\EMU\zsnes\roms\my_snes_game.smc

In AM use this config:
executable           C:\attract\EMU\zsnes\zsnesw.exe
args                 -m "[romfilename]"
rompath              C:\attract\EMU\zsnes\roms
romext               .smc
AM Version : 2.2.1
Input : Mad Catz Brawlstick; Mouse; Keyboard; Xbox360 Wireless
Cabinet : Yes
OS : WindowsXP x86 SP3
System : Dell Precision T3500 ; Intel X5650 ; 4GB RAM
Emulators : zsnes; mame; dosbox; scummvm; bsnes; fusion; openbor; windows_games; winuae; video; flashgames; vice; visualboy

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Re: Various emulator settings
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2016, 05:58:57 AM »
ahhhhh ok thanks

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« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2016, 06:30:51 PM »
Sorry that doesn't work it just blinks the cmd prompt window but does not launch the game. I've tried with .bin file and tried a .zip, both do the same thing.
« Last Edit: February 10, 2016, 06:34:20 PM by xev1n »

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Re: Various emulator settings
« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2016, 10:17:27 PM »
-Post your settings

-always and for all further emulator systems:
1) check your execution-command, paths and parameters with a specific game in cmd-window before
if you wrote this line in command window, zsnes starts the specific game my_snes_game
"C:\attract\EMU\zsnes\zsnesw.exe" -m "C:\attract\EMU\zsnes\roms\my_snes_game.smc"
=> if it starts : go to step 2)
=> if not : go to step 1) again and check correct parameters and so on

2) transfer your execution-command, paths and parameters to AM-settings:
C:\attract\EMU\zsnes\zsnesw.exe = executable
my_snes_game = [romfilename]
.smc = romext
and so on

So wrote your command, path and parameters to cmd-window (with a specific psx-game (.bin, .iso., .img)) and eleminate errors step by step. 
« Last Edit: February 11, 2016, 10:11:36 PM by hermine.potter »
AM Version : 2.2.1
Input : Mad Catz Brawlstick; Mouse; Keyboard; Xbox360 Wireless
Cabinet : Yes
OS : WindowsXP x86 SP3
System : Dell Precision T3500 ; Intel X5650 ; 4GB RAM
Emulators : zsnes; mame; dosbox; scummvm; bsnes; fusion; openbor; windows_games; winuae; video; flashgames; vice; visualboy

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« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2016, 02:09:45 PM »
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executable           H:\ARCADE\PS1\ePSXe 1925\ePSXe.exe
args                 -nogui -slowboot -loadbin "[romfilename]"
rompath              H:\ARCADE\PS1\ePSXe 1925\isos
romext               .zip;.bin;.img;.iso;.zip
system               playstation
info_source          thegamesdb.net
exit_hotkey          Num3
artwork    flyer           
artwork    marquee         
artwork    snap            H:\Hyperspin\Media\Sony Playstation\Video
artwork    wheel           

also tried

#
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executable           H:\ARCADE\PS1\ePSXe 1925\ePSXe.exe
args                 -m "[romfilename]"
rompath              H:\ARCADE\PS1\ePSXe 1925\isos
romext               .zip;.bin;.img;.iso;.zip
system               playstation
info_source          thegamesdb.net
exit_hotkey          Num3
artwork    flyer           
artwork    marquee         
artwork    snap            H:\Hyperspin\Media\Sony Playstation\Video
artwork    wheel   

hermine.potter

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Re: Various emulator settings
« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2016, 10:14:05 PM »
@xev1in
this settings works in cmd-window?
"H:\ARCADE\PS1\ePSXe 1925\ePSXe.exe" -nogui -slowboot -loadbin "H:\ARCADE\PS1\ePSXe 1925\isos\my_specific_psx_game.iso"
AM Version : 2.2.1
Input : Mad Catz Brawlstick; Mouse; Keyboard; Xbox360 Wireless
Cabinet : Yes
OS : WindowsXP x86 SP3
System : Dell Precision T3500 ; Intel X5650 ; 4GB RAM
Emulators : zsnes; mame; dosbox; scummvm; bsnes; fusion; openbor; windows_games; winuae; video; flashgames; vice; visualboy

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« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2016, 01:56:34 PM »
>ZSNES
executable           C:\attract\EMU\zsnes\zsnesw.exe
args                 -m "[romfilename]"
rompath              C:\attract\EMU\zsnes\roms
romext               .smc

in znes > config > video > choose your resolution of choice with DS and F (allow Filters, Stretch and Fullscreen)




>windows_games

executable           cmd
args                 /c "[romfilename]"
rompath              C:\attract\EMU\windows_games/roms
romext               .lnk;.bat

create a 'main-folder' for all games/roms; create to this folder shortcuts/link-files (.lnk) of your exe-files




>VLC-mp3
executable           C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe
args                 "[romfilename]" --fullscreen
rompath              C:\attract\EMU\media\mp3
romext               .mp3;.wav;.m3u;.ogg;.snd;.wma

create a 'main-media-folder' for all media-files



>VLC-Movies
executable           C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe
args                 "[romfilename]" --fullscreen
rompath              C:\attract\EMU\media\movies
romext               .avi;.mpg;.mpeg;.mov;.mkv;.mp4

modify this parameters in c:\documents and settings\your_username\application data\vlc\vlcrc
(on Win7 : C:\Users\your_username\AppData\Roaming\vlc )

#3331     video-title-show=0
#3430     osd=0
#3322     video-on-top=1




>scumm-vm
executable           C:\attract\EMU\scummvm\scummvm.exe
args                 -f -p [rompath][name] [name]
rompath              C:\attract\EMU\scummvm\roms\

NOTE: scummvm uses own game-ids & AM doesn't show correct game-names



>MAME
executable           C:\attract\EMU\mame\mamepp.exe
args                 [name] -skip_gameinfo
rompath              C:\attract\EMU\mame\roms
romext               .zip;.7z;<DIR>

NOTE: Standard-Mame shows nag screens



>OpenBOR

executable           cmd
args                 /c cd C:\attract\EMU\OpenBOR\[name] & start OpenBOR.exe & start C:\attract\EMU\OpenBOR\wait_for_ESC.exe
rompath              C:\attract\EMU\OpenBOR

NOTE: ESC-Key of AM doesn't work. So you need an external program like an autoit-script. Create wait_for_ESC.au3 and compile this sourcecode to .exe:
Code: [Select]
#include <Misc.au3>

While 1
If _IsPressed ("1B") Then
ProcessClose("OpenBOR.exe")
;MsgBox(0, '', "Button pushed")
Exit
EndIf
WEnd

-Copy it to C:\attract\EMU\OpenBOR
-Rename openbor-folders to correct game-names ( C:\attract\EMU\OpenBOR\Night Slasher X )




>DosBOX

executable           cmd
args                 /c "[romfilename]"
rompath              C:\attract\EMU\dosbox\links\
romext               .bat

NOTE:
-Install dosbox
-Create a batch-file dosbox_generator.bat with this source-code (modify your paths to a 'main-link-folder' and DOSBox.exe:
Code: [Select]
@echo off
SET linkspath=C:\attract\EMU\dosbox\links\
SET dosboxpath=C:\attract\EMU\dosbox\DOSBox.exe

for %%a in (%1) do (
set filepath=%%~dpa
)

cd %filepath%
for %%* in (.) do (
set currentfolder=%%~nx*
echo %%~nx*
)

echo "%dosboxpath%" > %linkspath%%currentfolder%.bat %1 -exit -fullscreen

-Rename your game-folders to correct game-names (e.g. Wolfenstein3D)
-Just drag&drop wolf3d.exe on dosbox-generator.bat
-it creates a Wolfenstein3D.bat (with correct DOSBox-settings)





>Flash

executable           C:\attract\EMU\flash\Firefox\firefox.exe
args                 "[romfilename]"
rompath              C:\attract\EMU\flash\roms\
romext               .swf

-download and install firefox and adobe flashplayer
-set firefox as default to open swf-files (navigate to firefox.exe)
-install the addon customizable shortcuts and set ESC-button as 'Close Tab'
-set fullscreen-button in firefox too
-now close firefox and create a emulator in AM



>AMIGA ( WinUAE & fs-uae )

executable           C:\attract\EMU\WinUAE\fs-uae\Windows\fs-uae\fs-uae.exe
args                 C:\attract\EMU\WinUAE\fs-uae\Configurations\default.uae --floppy-drive-0="[romfilename]" --fullscreen
rompath              C:\attract\EMU\WinUAE\ROMS
romext               .adf

-install winuae
-install fs-uae
-start and configure fs-uae.exe (path to kick.rom and so on; create default.uae or .uae-file each game)



>Future Pinball

executable           C:\attract\EMU\Future Pinball\Future Pinball.exe
args                 /open "[romfilename]" /play /exit
rompath              C:\attract\EMU\Future Pinball\Tables
romext               .fpt



>Visual Pinball

executable           C:\attract\EMU\Visual Pinball\VPinball915.exe
args                 /play "[romfilename]"
rompath              C:\attract\EMU\Visual Pinball\Tables
romext               .vpt



>Steam

executable           C:\attract\EMU\Steam\Steam.exe
args                 -applaunch [name]
rompath              C:\attract\EMU\Steam\SteamApps
romext               .acf
system               PC
info_source          steam
« Last Edit: May 16, 2017, 01:28:54 AM by hermine.potter »
AM Version : 2.2.1
Input : Mad Catz Brawlstick; Mouse; Keyboard; Xbox360 Wireless
Cabinet : Yes
OS : WindowsXP x86 SP3
System : Dell Precision T3500 ; Intel X5650 ; 4GB RAM
Emulators : zsnes; mame; dosbox; scummvm; bsnes; fusion; openbor; windows_games; winuae; video; flashgames; vice; visualboy