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Title: Various emulator settings
Post by: rsn8887 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.

Title: Re: Various emulator settings
Post by: akafox on December 23, 2015, 08:21:46 PM
Thank you much for sharing your info :)
Title: Re: Various emulator settings
Post by: jedione 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...
Title: Re: Various emulator settings
Post by: verion 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 (https://www.launchbox-app.com/forum/emulation/command-line-parameters-arguments)
Title: Re: Various emulator settings
Post by: xbs 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 XP".
Title: Re: Various emulator settings
Post by: xev1n 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?
Title: Re: Various emulator settings
Post by: hermine.potter on February 09, 2016, 10:29:34 PM
@xev1n
https://www.google.de/?gfe_rd=cr&ei=kNi6VorMCYP6-AbX87L4Cw&gws_rd=ssl#q=epsxe+command+line+arguments
Title: Re: Various emulator settings
Post by: xev1n 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?
Title: Re: Various emulator settings
Post by: hermine.potter 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
Title: Re: Various emulator settings
Post by: xev1n on February 10, 2016, 05:58:57 AM
ahhhhh ok thanks
Title: Re: Various emulator settings
Post by: xev1n 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.
Title: Re: Various emulator settings
Post by: hermine.potter 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. 
Title: Re: Various emulator settings
Post by: xev1n on February 11, 2016, 02:09:45 PM
#
#
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

#
#
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   
Title: Re: Various emulator settings
Post by: hermine.potter 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"
Title: Re: Various emulator settings
Post by: hermine.potter 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)
(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/160308/zs3ynm98.png)



>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
(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/160308/9n8jx3ca.png)



>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
(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/160308/b7tox2vs.png)



>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 (http://forum.attractmode.org/index.php?topic=369.0)



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

NOTE: Standard-Mame shows nag screens (http://forum.attractmode.org/index.php?topic=348.0)



>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
romext               <DIR>

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
(http://fs1.directupload.net/images/180302/z8fzbacc.gif)

-Rename openbor-folders to correct game-names ( C:\attract\EMU\OpenBOR\Night Slasher X )
(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/160308/cjwswqkb.png)



>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)
(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/160308/8ktobdic.png)
(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/170516/9uwlhzkt.png)



>Flash

-download the portable version of flash player here (http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/labs/flashruntimes/flashplayer/flashplayer_29_sa_debug.exe)
-create and compile an autoit script with this code (something like flashstarter.au3)
Code: [Select]
#include <Misc.au3>

Run(@ScriptDir & "\flashplayer_29_sa_debug.exe " & $CmdLine[1])
WinWaitActive("Adobe Flash Player 29", "")
WinWait("Adobe Flash Player 29", "")
Mousemove(@DesktopWidth, 400, 0)
Send("^f")

While 1
If _IsPressed ("1B") Then
ProcessClose("flashplayer_29_sa_debug.exe")
ProcessClose("flashplayer_29_sa_debug.exe")
Exit
EndIf
WEnd
-copy compiled exe to same folder of flashplayer_29_sa_debug.exe
-set AM to compiled exe

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

it starts swf-file directly, move mouse to right side and exists with ESC button



>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
Title: Re: Various emulator settings
Post by: web on May 11, 2016, 06:15:25 AM
Any configuration for ZINC roms ? I dont find on forum
Title: Re: Various emulator settings
Post by: hermine.potter on May 11, 2016, 06:50:36 AM
@web
Please post your config
https://www.google.com/#q=zinc+emulator+parameters
Title: Re: Various emulator settings
Post by: web on May 13, 2016, 10:33:55 PM
@web
Please post your config
https://www.google.com/#q=zinc+emulator+parameters

Hi Hermine.

I think I expressed myself poorly
like a configuration example of the CFG file
for zinc emulator
I'm lost as argument which use
the ARG line in the CFG file
Title: Re: Various emulator settings
Post by: hermine.potter on May 17, 2016, 04:41:31 AM
@web
Workaround for any emulator system or application :
1) cmd > start .exe with /? or -help parameter => in this case : --help
2) see attached readme-file in emulator or application folger => tells the correct commandline parameters
3) start .exe > hit F1 for help/manual => in this case not supported
4) using google : different threads tells the correct commandline parameters

==========

So see Post#7 http://spaceinvaders.fr.yuku.com/topic/583/ZiNc-emulator-help-please#.VzsBLEY9nrs

-Start game with game number (not very handy)
or
-create batchfile with correct parameters and rename to correct game title
C:\attract\EMU\zinc\ZiNc.exe 8 --roms-directory=C:\attract\EMU\zinc\roms --use-renderer-cfg-file=C:\attract\EMU\zinc\renderer.cfg --renderer=C:\attract\EMU\zinc\renderer.znc
-rename it to "Street Fighter EX 2.bat" and move all to a single-folder (e.g.: C:\attract\EMU\zinc\links )

In AM use this settings for config-file:
executable           cmd
args                 /c "[romfilename]"
rompath              C:\attract\EMU\zinc\links
romext               .bat
Title: Re: Various emulator settings
Post by: xbs on May 27, 2016, 10:35:19 AM
Any idea how to run winkawaks?

EDIT: Gave up on Winkawaks, I'm using MAME for my Neo-Geo roms ;)
Title: Re: Various emulator settings
Post by: snupello on June 21, 2016, 01:32:40 PM
DAPHNE

# Generated by Attract-Mode v2.1.0
#
executable           E:\Daphne\daphne.exe
args                 [name] vldp -framefile [rompath]/[name].txt -min_seek_delay 1000 -seek_frames_per_ms 20 -sound_buffer 2048 -fullscreen -noserversend
rompath              E:/daphne/framefile/
romext               .txt
system               Arcade
exit_hotkey          LAlt+Q
artwork    flyer           E:\Daphne\images
artwork    marquee         E:\MAME\M.A.M.E\EMULATORE 0.113\marquees
artwork    snap            E:\Daphne\Video
artwork    wheel           E:\MAME\M.A.M.E\EMULATORE 0.113\wheels
Title: Re: Various emulator settings
Post by: hermine.potter on June 26, 2016, 08:56:21 AM
@xbs
It seems, that Winkawaks doesn't longer support command line since version 1.34 (https://forums.emulator-zone.com/showthread.php?t=5110)
Title: Re: Various emulator settings
Post by: xbs on June 29, 2016, 01:41:03 AM
Thanks for the info hermine.potter.
Title: Re: Various emulator settings
Post by: Ezraiel92 on August 18, 2016, 08:08:02 PM
Anyone figure out how to launch gamecube & wii games using Dolphin? I can't figure out the exec command. Thanks
Title: Re: Various emulator settings
Post by: hermine.potter on August 19, 2016, 02:09:30 AM
@Ezraiel92
lazy (https://www.google.de/?gfe_rd=cr&ei=dMy2V8XsBIeH8QfXnIS4Bw&gws_rd=ssl#q=dolphin+command+line)
Title: Re: Various emulator settings
Post by: Ezraiel92 on August 19, 2016, 08:15:52 PM
yeah I figured it out after some searching. Thanks tho :)
Title: Re: Various emulator settings
Post by: jedione on October 20, 2016, 06:54:44 PM
DEMUL  HOW TO

--------------------------------------------------
# Generated by Attract-Mode v2.0.0
#
executable           C:\AM\emu\demule\demul.exe
args                 -run=dc -image=[romfilename]
rompath              C:\AM\systems\demul\roms
romext               .cdi;.zip
system               dreamcast
info_source          thegamesdb.net
exit_hotkey          Escape
artwork    flyer           
artwork    marquee         
artwork    snap           
artwork    wheel   
-------------------------------------------------------
Title: Re: Various emulator settings
Post by: akafox on October 22, 2016, 06:53:39 AM
Any configuration for ZINC roms ? I dont find on forum

Because the zinc emulator does not use a "standard" format to run games. it's hard to post a configuration. Zinc uses numbers to load the games not the file name as most emulators do.

I did get mine to work this way however:

Make nul files. That is create a empty txt file and rename it 1.nul 2.nul..ect.. So you will set up everything up in your zinc configuration file the same but for the extension have it find all the nul files...NOT the zip files. Then for the args use [NAME] NOT
'[romlilename]"

name Zinc
Executable C\:games\zinc\zinc.exe
args [name]
extension  .nul

Now when you start a game from attractmode it will literally pass "zinc.exe 2" to the command line thus the syntax is correct and your game will load from attract mode.

of course make sure you set up ZiNC first before setting it up in attract mode!
Title: Re: Various emulator settings
Post by: akafox on October 22, 2016, 07:13:31 AM
D.I.C.E.

Because DICE does not load games the normal way it can be tricky to get it to work from attract mode (or any frontend).

Some games do have roms. They can be loaded normally and set up as such. As for games that have no roms there is a trick to get them to work. (There were no ROMS not even a CPU as these games were made before they started using "modern computing" thats in a nutshell..)

Make a empty new txt file and rename it. ex make a test file and name it pong.nul. do that for a the "missing roms" now have attactmode look for extensions of .zip and .nul  (ex. .zip;nul) Now you can play pong from attract mode! :)
Title: Re: Various emulator settings
Post by: akafox on October 22, 2016, 07:33:08 AM
for epsxe

you only need -slowboot option if you want to see the bios (sony logo) at start of game. (I still think it's cool.)

Battle Arena Toshinden

Because this game runs WAY too fast from a normal start...you can slow it down by using the -oldtiming switch and it runs "perfect" :)
Title: Re: Various emulator settings
Post by: akafox on October 22, 2016, 07:48:24 AM
Logitech Gamepad F310 for linux

(yeah I know it's hardware do you mind? i'll pull if if it's not ok)

make sure the switch on the back is set to x

install the xboxdrv package from the repositories.

In windows the pad works correctly out of the box. In linux the L2 and R2 triggers act like axis events (gas and break peddles)..NOT buttons. (NOT good for any emulator needing these buttons...unless you are playing a racing game. :P )

To make them work as buttons envoke the trigger-as-button command
at the terminal type

Code: [Select]
xboxdrv --trigger-as-button commandthen press enter

Now the pad should act correctly now! :)
Title: Re: Various emulator settings
Post by: akafox on October 22, 2016, 08:19:15 AM
DAPHNE

# Generated by Attract-Mode v2.1.0
#
executable           E:\Daphne\daphne.exe
args                 [name] vldp -framefile [rompath]/[name].txt -min_seek_delay 1000 -seek_frames_per_ms 20 -sound_buffer 2048 -fullscreen -noserversend
rompath              E:/daphne/framefile/
romext               .txt
system               Arcade
exit_hotkey          LAlt+Q
artwork    flyer           E:\Daphne\images
artwork    marquee         E:\MAME\M.A.M.E\EMULATORE 0.113\marquees
artwork    snap            E:\Daphne\Video
artwork    wheel           E:\MAME\M.A.M.E\EMULATORE 0.113\wheels

I have to agree with you...it does work. However I ran into some problems with some game not working correctly with the default cfg
More about that here:

http://forum.attractmode.org/index.php?topic=323.0
Title: Re: Various emulator settings
Post by: trmelancieri on December 11, 2016, 04:33:40 PM

What's up guys, please. How to put a program to run directly in the Layout Menu, example KODI.exe, thank's
Title: Re: Various emulator settings
Post by: hermine.potter on December 11, 2016, 11:44:32 PM
@trmelancieri
start AM > press TAB > Emulators > Add Emulator > fill in name, path to kodi.exe, arguments, path to roms (in this case roms means your media files) and rom types (.avi, .mpg, .mkv, and so on) > Generate Collection/Rom List > Back > Back
See VLC mp3 (http://forum.attractmode.org/index.php?topic=503.msg4231#msg4231) for syntax comparison
Title: Re: Various emulator settings
Post by: trmelancieri on December 12, 2016, 03:33:13 AM
@hermine.potter

I wish it did not have the ROM list, that by clicking on KODI in the Menu the program would open.
Title: Re: Various emulator settings
Post by: hermine.potter on December 12, 2016, 11:47:05 PM
@all
this thread should only include an overview of various emulator settings and not any questions to unique systems.
so next time > new thread



@trmelancieri
open your KODI folder (in my case : C:\attract\EMU\KODI) > create shortcut of Kodi.exe > rename it to Start KODI

start AM > press TAB > Emulators > Add Emulator > KODI
Code: [Select]
executable           cmd
args                 /c "[romfilename]"
rompath              C:\attract\EMU\Kodi
romext               .lnk

Generate Collection/Rom List

now you have a system called KODI with one rom file there : Start KODI
this rom file is simply a shortcut to start the Kodi.exe

Instead creating an emulator system each tool, create a folder called TOOLS > create shortcut for all your .exe, .bat and so on > put the shortcuts (.lnk files) to this folder > create in AM an emulator called TOOLS > now you have an overview/collection of all your tools
Title: Re: Various emulator settings
Post by: mathewparashis on December 16, 2016, 02:09:37 PM
Having trouble getting ePSXe to load from AM. All my games load and run perfectly directly from ePSXe.

# Generated by Attract-Mode v2.2.0-1
#
executable           C:\Users\Matt\Desktop\Arcade\emulators\Sony Playstation\ePSXe.exe
args                 -f "[romfilename]"
rompath              C:\Users\Matt\Desktop\Arcade\emulators\Sony Playstation\roms
romext               .iso;.bin;.mdf;.img
exit_hotkey          End
artwork    flyer           C:\Users\Matt\Desktop\Arcade\emulators\Sony Playstation\flyers
artwork    marquee         C:\Users\Matt\Desktop\Arcade\emulators\Sony Playstation\marquees
artwork    snap            C:\Users\Matt\Desktop\Arcade\emulators\Sony Playstation\snap
artwork    wheel           C:\Users\Matt\Desktop\Arcade\emulators\Sony Playstation\wheels

I've tried every arg I've seen online and nothing works. I either get just the gui to pop up or it just blinks back to AM selection

I am running AMD FX-8370 Eight Core 4.00GHz, 12GB Ram, GTX 750 ti gpu, Windows 10 64-Bit
Title: Re: Various emulator settings
Post by: progets on December 17, 2016, 11:24:22 PM
Having trouble getting ePSXe to load from AM. All my games load and run perfectly directly from ePSXe.

# Generated by Attract-Mode v2.2.0-1
#
executable           C:\Users\Matt\Desktop\Arcade\emulators\Sony Playstation\ePSXe.exe
args                 -f "[romfilename]"
rompath              C:\Users\Matt\Desktop\Arcade\emulators\Sony Playstation\roms
romext               .iso;.bin;.mdf;.img
exit_hotkey          End
artwork    flyer           C:\Users\Matt\Desktop\Arcade\emulators\Sony Playstation\flyers
artwork    marquee         C:\Users\Matt\Desktop\Arcade\emulators\Sony Playstation\marquees
artwork    snap            C:\Users\Matt\Desktop\Arcade\emulators\Sony Playstation\snap
artwork    wheel           C:\Users\Matt\Desktop\Arcade\emulators\Sony Playstation\wheels

I've tried every arg I've seen online and nothing works. I either get just the gui to pop up or it just blinks back to AM selection

I am running AMD FX-8370 Eight Core 4.00GHz, 12GB Ram, GTX 750 ti gpu, Windows 10 64-Bit

Your argument is wrong. Try this instead.
Code: [Select]
args                 -nogui -loadbin "[romfilename]"
Title: Re: Various emulator settings
Post by: mathewparashis on December 18, 2016, 07:24:42 PM
I've already tried that. I tried pretty much every arg I could find online. When I try to poen a rom through AM, it just flashes and returns me to the game selection screen. I tested all my roms through Maximus Arcade and they run without any issues but I really want to make the switch to AM.
Title: Re: Various emulator settings
Post by: progets on December 18, 2016, 09:46:18 PM
I've already tried that. I tried pretty much every arg I could find online. When I try to poen a rom through AM, it just flashes and returns me to the game selection screen. I tested all my roms through Maximus Arcade and they run without any issues but I really want to make the switch to AM.

I have this working and that's the argument I'm using. You must use the "-nogui" switch or else ePSXe will just open and any other switches will be ignored. You must also use the "-loadbin" to tell ePSXe to load a specific game. The "-f" switch you have listed for your argument is to disable the bios screen (and will be ignored since there isn't a "-nogui" before it.)

Try running one of your games from the command line (this will remove AttractMode from the equation). Once you get it working you'll know what to put in the argument field. Try this on the command line.
Code: [Select]
"C:\Users\Matt\Desktop\Arcade\emulators\Sony Playstation\ePSXe.exe" -nogui -loadbin "C:\Users\Matt\Desktop\Arcade\emulators\Sony Playstation\roms\<name of game>"

Title: Re: Various emulator settings
Post by: akafox on December 25, 2016, 06:09:31 PM

args                 -nogui -loadiso "[romfilename]"

is what i use..not -loadbin

here is the epsxe help file

ePSXe v.2.0.2 emulator by ePSXe team. Copyright 2000/2010.

      epsxe [options] [PS-EXE]
      options:

        -pslib                     -   Load libpsx.exe.
        -nocd                      -   Disable CDR emulation.
        -sound/-nosound            -   Enable/Disable sound.
        -xasound/-noxasound        -   Enable/Disable XA sound.
        -audiocd/noaudiocd         -   Enable/Disable CDDA audio.
        -forcespu/-noforcespu      -   Enable/Disable SPU irq always ON.
        -nosubchan/-subchan        -   Enable/Disable subchannel support.
        -forcepad/-noforcepad      -   Enable/Disable SIO irq always ON.
        -memcard/-nomemcard        -   Enable/Disable memcard emulation.
        -mdectiming/-nomdectiming  -   Enable/Disable MDEC accurate timing.
        -adjusttiming              -   On the fly re-adjust timing.
        -oldtiming                 -   Use pre-1.5.1 timing.
        -fastboot/slowboot         -   Fast/Slow boot cdrom (psx logo).
        -nogui                     -   Disable internal GUI.
        -bios <file>               -   Load a bios file.
        -loadiso <file>            -   Load iso file. (Cdrwin/Clonecd)
        -loadcheat <file>          -   Load internal cheat file.
        -loadppf <file>            -   Load ppf file.
        -ppf/-noppf                -   Enable/Disable ppf patches.
        -loadmemc0 <file>          -   Map file to memcard 0.
        -loadmemc1 <file>          -   Map file to memcard 1.
        -ssv0                      -   Save sstate version v.0
        -deadzone <n>              -   Joystick deadzone value.
        -mousesensitivity <n>      -   Mouse sensitivity (default 3).
        -gun                       -   Enable namco gun emulation
        -p <num>                   -   Mem access penalty (d.5).
        -pe2                       -   Parasite eve 2 cheat.
        -help                      -   Where are you now? ;-)

i'm not sure the loadbin switch works anymore...I could be wrong of course...but it's not listed here either
Title: Re: Various emulator settings
Post by: xbs on January 02, 2017, 07:53:05 AM
Nebula 2.25b

executable           c:\emus\nebula\nebula.exe
args                     [name]
rompath               c:\emus\roms_neogeo\
romext                 .zip
Title: Re: Various emulator settings
Post by: Strider_Hiryu on January 04, 2017, 05:15:46 PM
Hello. Does anyone here have the settings to launch Supergrafx in Attract Mode? I know it has a five-game library, but I would like to include it.

Thanks  :D.
Title: Re: Various emulator settings
Post by: akafox on January 06, 2017, 07:39:13 AM
well that would depend on the emulator you are using...

mednafen will run all pcengine/super graphics/pcengine cd games...as will most pcengine /turbografx-16 emulators without a need for any changes.. 

that is except for retroarch...

if you are using a pi or just running it on a pc it's different.. (see pic)

in retro pie..you dump all your roms in the pcengine folder..no matter what type..be it normal cart (hucard)..or cd roms..or super grafx

you start a supergrafx game.. (ex.1941) normally..then hold a button..and the "settings options pop up..now the second option is "use emulator for this rom..(or something like that) choose the supergrafx core. Now all your games can be run from the pcengine/turbografx-16 folder

on pc..if using attract mode...you can use the supergrafx core..you set up the five game in another folder and treat them as another emulator...then you you can paste them into your pcengine/turbografx-16 list and start them from that list instead..so now they are on one list

mednafen_supergrafx_libretro is the core for supergrafx
Title: Re: Various emulator settings
Post by: web on January 13, 2017, 07:32:38 AM
@web
Workaround for any emulator system or application :
1) cmd > start .exe with /? or -help parameter => in this case : --help
2) see attached readme-file in emulator or application folger => tells the correct commandline parameters
3) start .exe > hit F1 for help/manual => in this case not supported
4) using google : different threads tells the correct commandline parameters

==========

So see Post#7 http://spaceinvaders.fr.yuku.com/topic/583/ZiNc-emulator-help-please#.VzsBLEY9nrs

-Start game with game number (not very handy)
or
-create batchfile with correct parameters and rename to correct game title
C:\attract\EMU\zinc\ZiNc.exe 8 --roms-directory=C:\attract\EMU\zinc\roms --use-renderer-cfg-file=C:\attract\EMU\zinc\renderer.cfg --renderer=C:\attract\EMU\zinc\renderer.znc
-rename it to "Street Fighter EX 2.bat" and move all to a single-folder (e.g.: C:\attract\EMU\zinc\links )

In AM use this settings for config-file:
executable           cmd
args                 /c "[romfilename]"
rompath              C:\attract\EMU\zinc\links
romext               .bat

Nice info thanks. Helps a lot in a lot emulators.
Title: Re: Various emulator settings
Post by: iOtero on September 09, 2017, 03:35:46 AM
DOSBOX

Sorry this code is wrong.  :-[

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

The correct would be:  :-[ :-[ :-[

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*
)

cd %linkspath%

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


Thank you very much for the post  :)
Title: Re: Various emulator settings
Post by: mastic_man on February 08, 2018, 06:48:36 AM
Could any one help me with the command line settings for MFME emulator 5.1
I am trying to boot games from within a directory and not having much luck?
The settings I am using are-

executable           H:\HyperPC\Emulators\MFME 51\MFME.exe
args                 -s "[emulator]" -r "[name]"
rompath              H:\HyperPC\Roms\Fruit Machines
romext               .zip;.7z;<DIR>;.gam
Title: Re: Various emulator settings
Post by: hermine.potter on February 09, 2018, 01:19:40 AM
@mastic_man
What are your parameters to start a game directly from command line?
path_to_your_emulator\emulator.exe -parameter -parameter path_to_your_romfile\romfile_name.romfile_extension
what shows console window of AM (errors)?
So we can help you.
Title: Re: Various emulator settings
Post by: mastic_man on February 09, 2018, 03:01:48 AM
Hermine, thank you for taking the time and reading my post.

The command line for launching a game would be -
F:\HyperPC\Emulators\MFME 51\MFME.exe [FileName].gam

The games are in separate directories
 H:\HyperPC\Roms\Fruit Machines\FileName Folder for example.

The error message i got was "Fruit machines is not a valid integer"
Title: Re: Various emulator settings
Post by: hermine.potter on February 19, 2018, 12:14:13 AM
@mastic_man
uh.. a little bit tricky. This is the correct commandline, to start your game?
F:\HyperPC\Emulators\MFME 51\MFME.exe H:\HyperPC\Roms\Fruit Machines\game123\game123.gam

regarding to this post (http://forum.attractmode.org/index.php?topic=1770.msg12494#msg12494), you need an identical folder and filename stucture like this:
H:\HyperPC\Roms\Fruit Machines\game123\game123.gam
H:\HyperPC\Roms\Fruit Machines\gameABC\gameABC.gam
and so on

this should work to you:
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executable           F:\HyperPC\Emulators\MFME 51\MFME.exe
args                 [rompath][name]\[name].gam"
rompath              H:\HyperPC\Roms\Fruit Machines
romext               <DIR>
Title: Re: Various emulator settings
Post by: jadramza on October 14, 2018, 12:20:02 PM
hy Guys!I am Brazilian, so , sorry my english ok ;D


somebody get setup of mugen arguments?
Title: Re: Various emulator settings
Post by: hermine.potter on October 14, 2018, 10:58:33 PM
@jadramza
get mugen (https://mugenarchive.com/forums/downloads.php?do=file&id=1421--official-mugen-1-0-stable-elecbyte)
set fullscreen mode (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLHugJd5hLw)
see section windows_games or dosBOX (http://forum.attractmode.org/index.php?topic=503.msg4231#msg4231)
Title: Re: Various emulator settings
Post by: jadramza on October 19, 2018, 01:51:08 AM
@jadramza
get mugen (https://mugenarchive.com/forums/downloads.php?do=file&id=1421--official-mugen-1-0-stable-elecbyte)
set fullscreen mode (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLHugJd5hLw)
see section windows_games or dosBOX
 (http://forum.attractmode.org/index.php?topic=503.msg4231#msg4231)

thanks  ;D, I do this procediment, but this game do not close, so i return to AM , but this game continues open running in background. do you know how o resolve this? :-\
Title: Re: Various emulator settings
Post by: manzarek on December 18, 2018, 05:14:15 AM
@jadramza
get mugen (https://mugenarchive.com/forums/downloads.php?do=file&id=1421--official-mugen-1-0-stable-elecbyte)
set fullscreen mode (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLHugJd5hLw)
see section windows_games or dosBOX
 (http://forum.attractmode.org/index.php?topic=503.msg4231#msg4231)
thanks 👌👌
Title: Re: Various emulator settings
Post by: SolidusFurian on January 21, 2019, 07:19:31 PM
Mednafen


I am having difficulties with the emulator, someone knows how to configure, I use the direct emulator I do not use retroarch?
Title: Re: Various emulator settings
Post by: Frelis69 on February 25, 2019, 05:31:24 AM
I add my arguments of emulators:

MSX/MSX2-> Blue MSX

executable           D:\Emuladores\blueMSXv282full\bluemsx.exe
args                 /fullscreen /rom1 "[romfilename]"
workdir              D:\Emuladores\blueMSXv282full\
rompath              D:\Emuladores\blueMSXv282full\Games
romext               .zip;.7z

Sam Coupe-> Sim Coupe

executable           D:\Emuladores\SAMCopue\SimCoupe.exe
args                 -disk1 "[rompath][name]".zip -autoboot yes -fullscreen 1
workdir              D:\Emuladores\SAMCopue
rompath              D:\Emuladores\SAMCopue\SamCmerge
romext               .zip

Atari ST-> Hatari (you need to create a .cfg file for each game)

executable           D:\Emuladores\hatari-2.1.0_windows64\hatari.exe
args                 -c "[rompath][name]".cfg
workdir              D:\Emuladores\hatari-2.1.0_windows64\
rompath              D:\Emuladores\hatari-2.1.0_windows64\ROMS
romext               .cfg

AMIGA CD32-> FS UAE (you need to create a .FS-UAE file for each game)

executable           D:\Emuladores\Amiga\Launcher.exe
args                 ./Configurations/"[name]".FS-UAE
workdir              D:\Emuladores\Amiga\
rompath              D:\Emuladores\Amiga\Configurations
romext               .fs-uae

Commodore Amiga "1200"-> FS UAE

executable           D:\Emuladores\Amiga\Launcher.exe
args                 --config:amiga-model=A1200 "[rompath][name]".zip
workdir              D:\Emuladores\Amiga\
rompath              D:\Emuladores\Amiga\Floppies\
romext               .zip

PC-> Windows/DOS-BOX (you need to create a .bat file for each game and for Dos-Box you also need a create a .conf file for each game)

executable           cmd
args                 /c "[romfilename]"
workdir              D:\Emuladores\DOSBox
rompath              D:\Emuladores\DOSBox
romext               .bat

(.BAT for DOS-BOX)
@echo off
cd "directorygame"
call ..\dosbox.exe -conf "game.conf" -noconsole

Apple II/II+,Atari Lynx,Neo Geo Pocket (Color),WonderSwan,GameBoy (Color),GameBoy Advance,Nintendo Entertainment System,Super Nintendo Entertainment System/Super Famicom,Virtual Boy,PC Engine/TurboGrafx 16 (CD),SuperGrafx,PC-FX,Sega Game ,ear,Sega Genesis/Megadrive,Sega Master System,Sega Saturn (experimental, x86_64 only),Sony PlayStation-> Mednafen

executable           D:\Emuladores\mednafen-0.9.48-win64\mednafen.exe
args                 "[romfilename]"
rompath              D:\MAME 0.193\software\System
romext               .zip

Dreamcast, Naomi, Naomi 2, Atomis Wave, Hikaru, Cave CV1000, Gaelco-> Demul

executable           D:\Emuladores\demul07_111117\demul.exe
args                 -run=system -rom=[name]
workdir              D:\Emuladores\demul07_111117\
rompath              D:\System\Roms
romext               .zip;.7z;<DIR>

Spectrum ZX-> Fuse

executable           D:\Emuladores\Speculator 8.0\fuse.exe
args                 "[romfilename]"
rompath              D:\MAME 0.193\software\SpectrumZX
romext               .zip

Amstrad CPC-> WinAPE

executable           D:\Emuladores\WinAPE20B2\winape.exe
args                 "[rompath][name]".zip\:"[name]".dsk /a
workdir              D:\MAME 0.193\software\Amstrad CPC\
rompath              D:\MAME 0.193\software\Amstrad CPC\
romext               .zip


Title: Re: Various emulator settings
Post by: Enkak on February 26, 2019, 06:16:55 AM
hi guys,

I'm having some difficulties finding the right arguments to launch the games with two emulators. Probably missing something simple

First, Redream (dreamcast)

Attract-mode finds the games, lists them, etc., but every time and with different arguments it launches Redream menu instead of the games directly.

executable         emulators\Dreamcast\redream.exe
args                 "[rompath][name]"
rompath            collections\Dreamcast\roms
romext              .chd


Second, what would be the right arg to launch systems/consoles through mame?
PS: arcade mame roms launch normal.

Attract-mode finds the games, lists them, etc., but every time screen goes black some seconds and then back to menu without launching the games

Megadrive/Genesis example:

executable           emulators\Arcade\mame64.exe
args                 "[system]" -cart "[romfilename]"
rompath              collections\Megadrive\roms
romext               .zip;.7z
system               megadriv;Sega Megadrive


Thank you in advance!
Title: Re: Various emulator settings
Post by: progets on February 26, 2019, 10:15:59 AM
try...

Code: [Select]
executable         emulators\Dreamcast\redream.exe
args                 "[romfilename]"
rompath            collections\Dreamcast\roms
romext              .chd

Code: [Select]
executable           emulators\Arcade\mame64.exe
args                 megadriv -cart "[romfilename]"
rompath              collections\Megadrive\roms
romext               .zip;.7z
system               megadriv;Sega Megadrive
Title: Re: Various emulator settings
Post by: Enkak on February 26, 2019, 12:21:00 PM
Thank you progets for the help but sadly still doing the same in both cases. :(

using console redream gives this message that could be related after listing everything correctly:

"chd parse failed to open collection bla bla game.chd"

The emulator loads well outside of AM and directly without problems in other frontend like retroFE for example.

try...

Code: [Select]
executable         emulators\Dreamcast\redream.exe
args                 "[romfilename]"
rompath            collections\Dreamcast\roms
romext              .chd

Code: [Select]
executable           emulators\Arcade\mame64.exe
args                 megadriv -cart "[romfilename]"
rompath              collections\Megadrive\roms
romext               .zip;.7z
system               megadriv;Sega Megadrive
Title: Re: Various emulator settings
Post by: Enkak on February 26, 2019, 02:30:25 PM
Ok, problem solved for both cases finally. The solution resides in having relative paths in args for the two examples below. It works similar for other emulators. This way both the games launch and we can also scan the roms directories without problem. For genesis with mame I added the extra view command for the purpose of having different bezels working for each game.

executable           emulators\Dreamcast\redream.exe
args                    "..\..\[romfilename]"
rompath              collections\Dreamcast\roms
romext               .chd


executable           emulators\Arcade\mame64.exe
args                    genesis -cart "..\..\[romfilename]" -view "[name]"
rompath              collections\Megadrive\roms
romext               .7z
Title: Re: Various emulator settings
Post by: yiri on March 14, 2019, 02:43:20 AM
no me funciono .... igual tengo el problema con redream.exe  , el detalle es que tengo las roms comprimidas en .zip pero si las descomprimo quedan en .gdi y como sabran estos juegos en ese formato traen mas archivos .raw y bin que no se pueden sobres escribir con los de otros juegos , por lo mismo la única manera de descomprimir estos juegos en carpetas independientes , mi pregunta es como podría ser el argumento para este emulador ? gracias
Title: Re: Various emulator settings
Post by: Enkak on March 14, 2019, 04:02:06 AM
Hi yiri.

My arguments here at the moment are this for make it work with relative paths:

executable           ..\..\emulators\Sega Dreamcast\redream.exe
args                 "[romfilename]"
rompath              ..\..\collections\Sega Dreamcast\roms
romext               .chd


In your case I would convert the GDI to CHD. Not only you will get smaller files but also a single file. It's easy and fast. To do it use chdman that you can find attached. Just drop your games files (gdi with raw, bin, etc) in the folder and click the Cue or GDI to CHD bat.

no me funciono .... igual tengo el problema con redream.exe  , el detalle es que tengo las roms comprimidas en .zip pero si las descomprimo quedan en .gdi y como sabran estos juegos en ese formato traen mas archivos .raw y bin que no se pueden sobres escribir con los de otros juegos , por lo mismo la única manera de descomprimir estos juegos en carpetas independientes , mi pregunta es como podría ser el argumento para este emulador ? gracias
Title: Re: Various emulator settings
Post by: cuclis on March 17, 2019, 07:31:13 AM
Visual pinball 9
Executable VPinball995.exe
Command Arguments    -minimized -play "[romfilename]"
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Visual pinball 8
Executable VPinball8.exe
Command Arguments    /play -"[romfilename]"
Exit Hotkey   Esc

In VP8, use exit hotkey for close the program

In vpX can use the exit argument, but not in previous versions. Maybe / or -. I don't use that version.
Title: Re: Various emulator settings
Post by: jadramza on May 11, 2019, 05:07:11 AM
And for the Winkawkas??which arguments? :'(
Title: Re: Various emulator settings
Post by: hermine.potter on May 12, 2019, 10:08:50 PM
@jadramza
See post #21 (http://forum.attractmode.org/index.php?topic=503.15)
solution of xbs : mame (http://forum.attractmode.org/index.php?topic=503.msg6001#msg6001)
Title: Re: Various emulator settings
Post by: xbs on May 14, 2019, 02:46:44 AM
FB Alpha is also very good option for Neo-Geo and Capcom games.
Title: Re: Various emulator settings
Post by: jadramza on May 26, 2019, 08:19:21 AM
@jadramza
See post #21 (http://forum.attractmode.org/index.php?topic=503.15)
solution of xbs : mame (http://forum.attractmode.org/index.php?topic=503.msg6001#msg6001)


i got it  8)

example:

executable           C:\_Attract-Mode\emulators\NEO GEO\winkwaks\WinKawaks.exe
args                 [name] -fullscreen
rompath              C:\_Attract-Mode\emulators\NEO GEO\winkwaks\roms\neo geo
romext               .zip;.7z;.rar;<DIR>
system               NEO GEO
info_source          thegamesdb.net
exit_hotkey          Escape
artwork    flyer           C:\_Attract-Mode\emulators\NEO GEO\flyers
artwork    marquee         C:\_Attract-Mode\emulators\NEO GEO\flyers
artwork    snap            C:\_Attract-Mode\emulators\NEO GEO\videos
artwork    wheel           c:\_Attract-Mode\emulators\NEO GEO\wheels

Title: Re: Various emulator settings
Post by: Robert360 on June 30, 2019, 09:05:48 PM
Hi All,

Just built a driving cab, and now i am setting up a few emulators to run a few arcade racing game, I have m2emulator and teknoparrot running fine on AM, but for the life of me cant get Sega model 3 run off AM can anyone please share there setting ? running windows 7.

Thanks....
Title: Re: Various emulator settings
Post by: Enkak on July 01, 2019, 02:41:52 AM
Hi All,

Just built a driving cab, and now i am setting up a few emulators to run a few arcade racing game, I have m2emulator and teknoparrot running fine on AM, but for the life of me cant get Sega model 3 run off AM can anyone please share there setting ? running windows 7.

Thanks....

Try this (change paths to yours):

executable        emulators\Sega Model 3\Supermodel.exe
args                 "[romfilename]"
rompath            collections\Sega Model 3\roms
romext              .zip
system               Sega Model 3
Title: Re: Various emulator settings
Post by: Robert360 on July 04, 2019, 01:24:37 AM
Wil give it a go Thank you