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Thamiel

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AM - SNES Games
« on: June 24, 2014, 02:51:53 PM »
Hey guys, finally got my MAME list up and running how I want it so I thought it'd be nice to append that with a few SNES games. Has anyone managed to get SNES stuff launching cleanly and returning to the front end on exit?

Thus far i've tried SNES9x which I can get to launch but not load the rom, and Retroarch which I can't even get to launch. Thoughts?

Oh, also wanted to say thanks for this great front end. Loving the nice looks of cools layout without the horrifying setup time/resource hogging that Hyperspin pulls.

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Re: AM - SNES Games
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2014, 05:18:26 PM »
Every emulator I have tried works perfectly. Any emulator that uses a command like should work without any problems.  For SNES I used both PUNES and Retroarch without any problems whatsoever. There are several ways to configure retroarch. One way is to save configs for each core and then launch that config via the command line. The other way is to have retroarch and one config for each system. For example, I make a retroarch folder named Retroarch_SNES, select the snes core I want to use, set the paths for this folder and select save on exit. I also turn off save for each config. Then repeat for each system, say Retroarch_nes for example. Also, make sure the driver you select is gl otherwise you will run into problems. Here is an example of my config:

executable           C:\HyperSpin\Emulators\retroarch_snes\retroarch.exe
args                 "[romfilename]" -fullscreen
rompath              c:\hyperspin\emulators\retroarch_snes\roms\
romext               .zip;.sfc;.srm
artwork    flyer           C:\HyperSpin\Media\Super Nintendo Entertainment System\Images\Artwork3
artwork    marquee         C:\HyperSpin\Media\Super Nintendo Entertainment System\images\wheel
artwork    snap            C:\HyperSpin\Media\Super Nintendo Entertainment System\Video
artwork    wheel           C:\HyperSpin\Media\Super Nintendo Entertainment System\images\wheel
 

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Re: AM - SNES Games
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2014, 06:27:22 PM »
Thanks for that, will have a play tonight after work. Actually had some success setting up MESS and using that, be keen to get BSNES via retroarch going though.

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Re: AM - SNES Games
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2014, 07:28:45 PM »
Need to correct one thing, PUNES is for NES. I tried BSNES and SNES9X Cores and settled on the ladder for performance reasons. BSNES is the most accurate of course but some games like megaman run really slow unless you have a really fast computer. 

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Re: AM - SNES Games
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2014, 06:01:21 AM »
Got SNES working nicely via MESS so that's that issue solved. Had a go at fusing my mame and mess-snes romlists and that has worked for the most part too, problem is my filter to remove clones seems to be removing some snes games but not others. For instance it hasn't taken out Castlevania 4, Axelay and Gundam Wing - Endless Waltz but it's removed Final Fight 2 and 3 as well as Castlevania Dracula X. I've tried editing the categories in my snes romlist to get around the filter but just not having any luck with it. Anyone got any ideas?

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Re: AM - SNES Games
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2014, 07:28:34 AM »
That's happening because MESS classifies games as clones/not clones too, I'm pretty sure based on the region it is from (europe vs usa vs ...)

One solution would be to completely strip the 'cloneof' values out of the snes list before you create your overall list.

steps:
- generate separate lists for each system.
- edit the snes one and delete everything in the 'cloneof' field (I'm pretty sure this is the fourth value on each line... the comment at the very top of the list tells you what is what).
- merge the separate lists together by importing them into one list:

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attract --import-romlist mame.txt --import-romlist snes.txt mess-snes


hope that helps!

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Re: AM - SNES Games
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2014, 04:42:14 AM »
Thanks raygun, got it sorted. A lot of it had to do with my messy filters from when I first tried AM. Cleaned up my cfg file and that made things a lot easier.