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General / Re: How to create a display list of machines ?
« on: October 06, 2019, 07:27:33 PM »
Could you please be more specific (for me anyway).

You can generate a list for each system easily. If you are wanting to split them up by machine (C64 , C128, ect.) just separate the roms into separate folders and generate them as separate systems.

If you are wanting to separate them but have them under one "Commodore" system folder I think that depends on the theme.

If that is what you want I'll have to pass that off it someone who knows a little more about that :)

General / Re: Transferring AttractMode configuration to new machine
« on: October 06, 2019, 07:21:02 PM »
Toothlessgrin and keilmillerjr are correct

Just make sure your path is correct so that AM can find them....but to make that even easier...just move a copy of your entire Attract Mode folder to the new machine it will work just fine. I do this all the time. But again you might have to change some file paths. I set it up once on one system and "have 10 set up in 10 minuets"

If you want to run it on retropie you can do the same thing. EXCEPT you MUST put all the information in the correct location..which I can not think of right now (not next to my pie).

General / Re: Hi! Scanning names and data form roms
« on: October 06, 2019, 07:12:44 PM »
If you are on a PC and using a "standard version" of mame do not use the games database for look up. Use "gamelist.xml". That tells AM to make a xml by using the command built into the mame.exe.

To import extra information you import ini or dat files (mostly controls.ini, players.ini, ect.) add that path to the files and the games will be generated with "long names" instead of rom file names.

On a pi using advance mame or libretro cores can be more diffcult and using an "external.xml" can help there. Always note you can generate a list on a PC and transfer that to your pi and it will still work.

General / Re: Help Installing on Ubuntu 19.04
« on: September 03, 2019, 03:25:58 PM »
okay I'll take a crack at it..I'll have to run from a USB drive but it will be 19.04 and i'll let you know if i have any luck. It's really strange though that i can not run AM not after updating my system.

@Favdeacon thanks for the info but yeah as it IS a risk I can't take it with my system...

Emulators / Re: Trouble addingSega CD and Sega 32x emulators
« on: September 03, 2019, 03:18:49 PM »
@gema I have to agree with xbs there retroarch would be your best bet for sega CD and 32X. Note though you may have trouble with 32x on some phones. Sega CD works well on my phone though from retroarch using the Genesis GX or picodrive cores. Don't forget you'll need BIOS files for both of those systems

Emulators / Re: mame-diffs (patches and binaries for Linux and Mac OS X)
« on: September 03, 2019, 03:10:04 PM »
ahh thank you I'll look into that :)

General / Re: DOSBox Setup Info Needed...
« on: August 17, 2019, 02:20:42 PM »
Best thing I found is make a config with the settings you want for each game. Then load that config with an .bat/.sh file and everything works fine

i can get DOSBox to mount even CD ISOs and start directly into the game no command line no nothing. Let me know if you want detailed instructions

General / Re: Help Installing on Ubuntu 19.04
« on: August 17, 2019, 02:13:15 PM »
I can run Attract Mode without problem..well that was I COULD until I updated from 16.04 to 18.04 I get this error:

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attract: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ version `CURL_OPENSSL_3' not found (required by attract)
now I can install the package needed from the package manager..however it wants to remove some of my programs (needed!) if I do so.
IF I didn/t need the programs I would just let the package manager remove them and I am sure everything would be fine. On my games machine I will be okay using an older version of linux for my game machine..ray will look into it I am sure..


hmm..I might try compiling it now on the updated system..I'll get back to you

nope still get the same error

General / Re: Help Installing on Ubuntu 19.04
« on: August 17, 2019, 02:00:54 PM »
I can run Attract Mode without problem..well that was I COULD until I updated from 16.04 to 18.04 I get this error:

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attract: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ version `CURL_OPENSSL_3' not found (required by attract)
now I can install the package needed from the package manager..however it wants to remove some of my programs (needed!) if I do so.
For now I will be okay using an older version of linux for my game machine..ray will look into it I am sure..


hmm..I might try compiling it now on the updated system..I'll get back to you

Emulators / Arcade control friendly console exclusives
« on: August 16, 2019, 03:45:57 PM »
So I was given and OLD (single core 32-bit "made for windows XP") machine. Perfect for a Arcade cabinet right?! :D

I have Advance Mame loaded on it and mame 130 for the games that advmame won't run well. A version of "fastmame"..yes it is older than advance mame. I have DICE and Daphne and ZiNC. I wish zinc was still being maintained but hey I get it. So ZiNC will run Street Fighter EX and some other games well enough..however some it will not run well at all. Solution? Use a PSX emulator of course! :D

So I did.

But then I got to thinking..what other games that are console exclusives would work well on an arcade cabinet?

Well there is Weapon Lord for the SNES and Genesis..Clay Fighter as well...I am not gonna use the SNES version of Killer Instinct I can already run the arcade version!

Puzzle games?...what about Panel De Pon (tetris attack) maybe even I.Q. on the PSX I wouldn't want to play Shining Force on my arcade cabinet of course! Nor would I want to hold down a button (L/R1 or L/R2) while needing to press another button e.g. Crash Team like that REALLY need a real controller..but you get the idea.

So what so you think I should put on there? Let me know and I'll update the list here. And let's try to keep away from ports..yes kirby's ghost trap would work great..but it is a port of an ARCADE game (Puyo Puyo). Though there may be a few exceptions

 If there is the same game for two or more systems list them anyway. The person can just pick the version they want .

This will be good for others that want to do the same. You can list ANY system. The point here is console exclusives or ports that work on other emulators better than MAME can emulate them at the moment that are arcade control friendly. You (the cabinet builder) knows what your system can handle.  (And note most arcade panels are one/two stick six button layouts) Just break them down neatly by system :)

Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)
Weapon Lord (Fighting) [I miss my X-Band!]
Clay Fighter (Fighting)
Bombliss (Puzzle)
Tetris Battle Gaiden (Puzzle)
Tetris 2 (Puzzle)
Panel  De Pon (Puzzle)

Sega Master System (SMS)
Baku Baku Animal (Puzzle)

Sega Megadrive/Genesis (SMD)
Clay Fighter (Fighting)
Weapon Lord (Fighting)
Enteral Champions (Fighting)
Brutal: Paws of Fury (Fighting)
Eternal Champions: Challenge from the Dark Side (Fighting)

Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
Pro Wresting (sports)
Super Spike V' Ball [yeah it is a port but MAME does not emulate it well] (sports)

PC Engine/Turbo Grafx-16 (PCE/TG16)
Asuka 120% Maxima: BURNING Fest. (Fighter)

Playstation 1 (PSX)
Advanced V.G. (Fighter)
Advanced V.G. 2 (Fighter)
Asuka 120% Excellent: BURNING Fest. (Fighter)
Asuka 120% Final: BURNING Fest. (Fighter)
Asuka 120% Special: BURNING Fest. (Fighter)
Battle Arena Toshinden (Fighter)
Battle Arena Toshinden 3 (Fighter)
I.Q. Intelligent Qube
Devil Dice (Puzzle)
Poy Poy (Party)
Bushido Blade (Fighter)
Bushido Blade 2 (Fighter)
Zero Divide (Fighter)
Zero Divide 2: The Secret Wish (Fighter)

Playstation 2 (PS2)
Playstation 3 (PS3)
X-Box (xbox)
Sega Saturn (SAT)
Sega Dreamcast (SDC)

Emulators / List of Turn Based games by system
« on: August 16, 2019, 02:29:06 PM »
Yeah I know I can go to mobygames or the games database or any offset other millions of sites out there..and I have. but wuth a list here makes it easier for others to find this info   ..moving on...

So I loaded RetroArch on an old Android phone running Oreo (8.0) works great however the control overlay is NOT a controller. It works okay..but really...

However for turn based games..well it is PERFECT! Yeah Yeah I know I can get a bluetooth controller..they even have one that has a holder for your phone attached to it..but meh. Point is I want to take my games with me with as little hassle as possible. If I want to play something "serious" then I have my PI/PC for that :P

So any and all types of TURN BASED games is what I am looking for 8 and 16 bit systems only. I am sure it is not complete and there are duplicates across systems. These are just games I pulled from other databases put here for ease.
Game BoyGame Boy ColorSega MegaDrive/GenesisSega Matersystem
Another Bible [Translated]
Castle Quest
Cave Noire [Translated]
Final Fantasy Adventure
Final Fantasy Legend III
Final Fantasy Legend II
Final Fantasy Legend, The
Gameboy Wars Turbo [Translated]
Great Greed
Hercules Eikou [Translated]
Knight Quest
Mahou Kishi Rayearth [Translated]
Mario's Picross 2
Mario's Picross
Nobunaga's Ambition
Oni 4 - Kishin no Ketsuzoku [Translated]
Pocket Monsters Yellow [Translated]
Pokemon - Blue Version
Pokemon - Red Version
SaGa 2 - Hihou Densetsu [Translated]
Super Robot Taisen [Translated]
Sword of Hope II, The
Sword of Hope, The
Ultima - Runes of Virtue II
Ultima - Runes of Virtue
Azure Dreams
Dragon Warrior Monsters 2 - Cobi's Journey
Dragon Warrior Monsters 2 - Tara's Adventure
Dragon Warrior Monsters
Gameboy Wars 2 [Translated]
GameBoy Wars 3 [Translated]
Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone
Lil' Monster
Lufia - The Legend Returns
Magi Nation
Metal Walker
Pokemon -Crystal Version
Pokemon - Gold Version
Pokemon - Silver Version
Pokemon - Yellow Version
Quest RPG - Brian's Journey
Revelations - The Demon Slayer
Robopon - Sun Version
Wizardry Empire [Translated]
Wizardry III - Diamond no Kishi [Translated]
Wizardry II - Legacy of Llylgamyn [Translated]
Wizardry I - Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord [Translated]
Advanced Dungeons & Dragons - Eye of the Beholder
Brave Battle Saga - Legend of The Magic
Buck Rogers - Countdown to Doomsday
Castlevania - Bloodlines
Dark Wizard
Dungeon Master 2 - Skullkeep
Dungeons & Dragons - Warriors of the Eternal Sun
Fatal Labyrinth
Langrisser II [Translated]
Liberty or Death
Light Crusader
Lunar - Eternal Blue
Lunar - The Silver Star
New Horizons
Phantasy Star III - Generations of Doom
Phantasy Star II
Phantasy Star IV
Shining Force CD
Shining Force
Shining Force II
Shining in the Darkness
Sorcerer's Kingdom
Star Odyssey
Star Trek - The Next Generation - Echoes from the Past
Star Wars Chess
Super Hydlide
Sword of Vermilion
Uncharted Waters
Vixen 357 [Translated]
Dragon Crystal
Miracle Warriors - Seal of the Dark Lord
Phantasy Star
Ultima IV - Quest of the Avatar
Nintendo Entertainment SystemSega Game GearSuper Nintendo Entertainment SystemPCEngine/TurboGrafx16
Advanced Dungeons & Dragons - Hillsfar
Advanced Dungeons & Dragons - Pool of Radiance
Bandit Kings of Ancient China
Cosmic Wars (Japan) [Translated]
Deja Vu
Destiny of an Emperor
Dragon Warrior III
Dragon Warrior II
Dragon Warrior IV
Dragon Warrior
Dungeon Magic - Sword of the Elements
Esper Dream 2 - Aratanaru Tatakai [Translated]
Famicom Wars [Translated]
Final Fantasy III [Translated]
Final Fantasy II [Translated]
Final Fantasy
Final Fantasy VII
Fire Emblem - Ankoku Ryuu to Hikari no Tsurugi [Translated]
Fire Emblem Gaiden [Translated]
Fushigi no Umi no Nadia [Translated]
Godzilla 2 - War of the Monsters
Just Breed
King's Quest V
Lagrange Point
Legend of the Ghost Lion
Little Ninja Brothers
Might & Magic - Secret of the Inner Sanctum
Mouryou Senki Madara [Translated]
North and South
Princess Tomato in the Salad Kingdom
Swords and Serpents
Tenchi wo Kurau II - Shokatsu Koumei Den [Translated]
Tombs & Treasure
Ultima - Exodus
Ultima - Quest of the Avatar
Ultima - Warriors of Destiny
Uncharted Waters
Venus Senki - Back the City [Translated]
Wizardry - Knight of Diamonds - The Second Scenario
Wizardry - Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord
Wizards & Warriors III - Kuros...Visions of Power
Wizards & Warriors
Crystal Warriors
Defenders of Oasis
Dragon Crystal
Lunar - Sanposuru Gakuen [Translated]
Madou Monogatari II [Translated]
Megami Tensei Gaiden - Last Bible [Translated]
Megami Tensei Gaiden - Last Bible S [Translated]
Phantasy Star Gaiden [Translated]
Royal Stone [Translated]
Shining Force Gaiden - Final Conflict [Translated]
Shining Force II - The Sword of Hajya
Bahamut Lagoon [Translated]
Ball Bullet Gun [Translated]
Chessmaster, The
Chrono Trigger
Dai-3-ji Super Robot Taisen [Translated]
Der Langrisser [Translated]
Dragon Quest VI - Maboroshi no Daichi [Translated]
Dragon Quest V - Tenkuu no Hanayome [Translated]
Feda - The Emblem of Justice ([Translated]
Final Fantasy IV [Translated]
Final Fantasy - Mystic Quest
Final Fantasy VI [Translated]
Final Fantasy V [Translated]
Fire Emblem - Mystery of the Emblem [Translated]
Fire Emblem - Seisen no Keifu [Translated]
Fire Emblem - Thraki 776 [Translated]
Front Mission - Gun Hazard [Translated]
Genghis Khan II - Clan of the Gray Wolf
Hungry Dinosaurs
Jutei Senki [Translated]
King Arthur's World
Liberty or Death
Lufia II - Rise of the Sinistrals
Lufia & The Fortress of Doom
Mario no Super Picross (Japanese)
Mega lo Mania
Metal Marines
Metal Max Returns [Translated]
Nobunaga's Ambition
Ogre Battle - The March of the Black Queen
Picross NP Vol. 1 (Japanese)
Picross NP Vol. 2 (Japanese)
Picross NP Vol. 3 (Japanese)
Picross NP Vol. 4 (Japanese)
Picross NP Vol. 5 (Japanese)
Picross NP Vol. 6 (Japanese)
Picross NP Vol. 7 (Japanese)
Picross NP Vol. 8 (Japanese)
Populous II - Trials of the Olympian Gods
Rise of the Phoenix
Romance of the Three Kingdoms III - Dragon of Destiny
Romance of the Three Kingdoms II
Romance of the Three Kingdoms IV - Wall of Fire
Romancing SaGa 3 [Translated]
Romancing Sa-Ga [Translated]
RPG Tsukuru 2 [Translated]
RPG Tsukuru - Super Dante [Translated]
Shin Kidou Senki Gundam W - Endless Duel [Translated]
Shin Megami Tensei II [Translated]
Shin Megami Tensei [Translated]
Shin Nekketsu Kouha - Kunio-tachi no Banka [Translated]
Silva Saga II - The Legend of Light and Darkness
Super Famicom Wars [Translated]
Tactics Ogre - Let Us Cling Together [Translated]
Tenchi Muyou! The Game [Translated]
Ultima - Runes of Virtue II
Ultima - The Black Gate
Ultima - The False Prophet
Uncharted Waters
War 2410
War 3010 - The Revolution
Wizardry Gaiden IV - Taima no Kodou [Translated]
Wizardry I-II-III - Story of Llylgamyn [Translated]
Wizardry V - Heart of the Maelstrom
Wizardry VI - Bane of the Cosmic Forge [Translated]
Double Dungeons - W
Dragon Slayer - The Legend of Heroes
Hisou Kihei X Serd [Translated]
Out Live - It's Far a Future on Planet [Translated]
The Crest of Gaia [Translated]

Emulators / Re: mame-diffs (patches and binaries for Linux and Mac OS X)
« on: August 16, 2019, 02:21:21 PM »
Thank you Kelimillerjr

I have to there not a no "nag/high score" patch any longer?

I think that high score saving is "built in" to mame about the no nag?

General / Re: Emulators wont Load
« on: February 18, 2019, 03:13:41 PM »
I have to ask what the -f flag is for... (OH! fullscreen)

I use ubuntu mate everything works fine for me.

here is what I use

executable           retroarch
args                 -L /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libretro/ "[romfilename]"

to use the -f flag I had to do this:

executable           retroarch
args                 -L /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libretro/ "[romfilename]" -f

you can set the full screen flag from the retroarch gui though that is what i did

General / Re: Attract Mode Rom List
« on: February 18, 2019, 02:35:56 PM »
Name - name of the rom Ex.
Title - The name you want to show in the list Ex. Pac-Man
Emulator - The emulator that this games it used  with
CloneOf - Used to show a clone of a game (mame) [pacman is a clone of puckman. puckman is the parent rom]
Year - The year the game was made
Manufacturer - The manufacturer name
Category - The category of the game (genre) [shooter fighting role playing ect.]
Players - the number of players
Rotation - Is it a vertical or a horizontal screen (mame)
Control - Joystick spinner trackball ect.
Status - The working status of the game [Good, working but not perfect not working] (mame)
DisplayCount - How many screens it uses (mame)
DisplayType - Is it a vector or a Raster monitor (mame)
AltRomname - if there is one ( of
AltTitle - if there is one (Pac-Man..instead of
Extra - any extra info

All this info is added normally by the mame.xml, players.ini, controls.ini and catver.ini files that is made for MAME
You can add that info to other systems as well as you like. Just open the game list into a plain text editor I have made lists by hand many times. I have tired to make a players.ini and a catver.ini for other systems as well..with mixed results.

General / Re: help switching to linux
« on: October 15, 2018, 01:58:51 PM »
Sorry I have not been around guys. REALLY busy.

As for linux yes so for it is the best. Well sort of. There are some emulators that are made for windows and windows only. Ticks me off but hey that is life right. I have been using linux for all my gaming. The last windows I ever used was XP I have been running linux for quite a while now. Compiled AM and many emulators for it many times over. Runs everything I could want and with Retro Arch for linux well not much you can not run..old school anyway.

I would stick with Ubuntu if you are just starting out. I used Lubuntu actually because I was able to configure it with open box so you do not see any gui aspects behind AM at all. (There is a program for windows xp that will make AM the shell itself instead of running am over the shell. IF Ry would like to make AM a "desktop" of linux that would be awesome! ..get to it Ray!  :P) And I found Lubuntu was very light..I want as little resources taken as possible on my system so it can be used to run the games. Tried making an Attract mode linux distro like groovy arcade..but gave up because that PC died.

I noticed one of you mentioned Puppy linux. I have not used puppy in quite a while. I found ubuntu (and variants) have almost everything you need to make AM run "out of the box" other I found were missing many packages..and I try to stay out of dependency hell when I can ;) The other that was mentioned was groovy arcade..again been awhile but if i recall i had a hard time getting it to find my roms. As I love AdvanceMenu (the gui in groovy arcade) it lacks some things, mostly video support. I have tried making videos for the console side of advance menu but with only a little success. It is much easier to render a .mng than a .mp4 on any system..but even a "low end pc" is high end now compared to what it used to be. Archlinux is okay as well..but it was a pain in the ass to get things to run on it..after getting it to run however it was solid.

Honestly though I might either take a break or quit emulation all together I am not sure yet. Twenty years is a good run! With the way life is going and the Nintendo getting involved getting a MAME update pack has been a pain for me..but that is for the future not now. For now still tweaking and having a good time with my hobby (although others are not  :-\

IF anyone has any questions let me know I am happy to help and will make a point to get in here more often for on! :)

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