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  1. Cool that’s good advice, much appreciated!
  2. Thanks very much for addressing my concerns, I might try getting back on that horse in the next little bit. I’m not afraid of a little work to get something going, I just didn’t want to put in the work to screw up my system.
  3. So this is probably a very noobish question, but I’m curious about trying Teknoparrot, however several things have been keeping me from attempting it so far. The first is the whole malware false-positive issue. I just wanted confirmation from those in-the-know that this program, as well as that Game Loader RH or whatever it’s called, are actually fine to use. The second issue I’ve had is in actually acquiring the program. I’ve visited the Tekno Gods official website and went to their downloads page, but it just brings up some scary message about my browsing not being private, and the
  4. Maybe by 1996 Atari could see that the Jaguar was not going to succeed as a home console and was looking to pre-market PR2 for a Playstation release. That's the most logical explanation I can come up with, because for a strictly 2D fighting game like this you'd think the Jag hardware would actually be better than the PSX.
  5. Apparently the test cabinet for Primal Rage 2 was also based on some kind of PS1 hardware, which I thought was strange because you’d think Atari would use its own Jaguar hardware like it did with Area 51.
  6. Hey, I'd read somewhere that the PS2 emulator could somehow be used to play arcade roms of machines that were based on PS2 hardware. Is there anything to this, and if so, how does it work? Also, how many arcade games were based on PS2 hardware?
  7. I found a little video the other day of one of the developers talking about their goals and process, and how they're trying to update MAME for "the 21st century" in light of having decades of programming baggage they'd like to streamline and whatnot. I forget how powerful MAME is if you really look at all its functions. I've even used it to emulate the Jaguar a couple of times before settling on Retroarch for that. For some reason I find all this talk of emulation and computer preservation really interesting, despite knowing pretty much nothing about programming myself.
  8. Wow that’s interesting! Since you introduced the terms LLE and HLE I looked them up and found this article that goes into detail about those concepts: https://emulation.gametechwiki.com/index.php/High/Low_level_emulation So now I’m wondering, since the majority of arcade machines in MAME are older and lower-tech games if it relies more on low level or high level emulation?
  9. Oh ok, so an emulator acts more as a translator for the host hardware, so a SNES emulator for a PSP takes a rom’s SNES specific coding and converts it into PSP compatible coding. Thanks for clarifying that for me. So I guess the MAME project is a large collection of these translation codes that people have been making for all those different games and systems. That makes more sense than what I was thinking.
  10. I absolutely love MAME, one of my favorite things in the world is sitting down with my atcade stick and exploring through hundreds of random old gems I’ve never heatd of, particularly Japan-exclusive stuff. but I kinda wonder how MAME even works. I understand the basic premise behind console or computer emulators, they’re artificial environments that trick game files into thinking they’re running on original hardware. With thousands of games running on different hardware, how is MAME organized? I can see that a lot of earlier games are based on Z80 or Motorolla 68000 chips, does MAKE have
  11. Thank you for the response. Luckily I was able to get the Dolphin/Wiimote setup to work in MAME, but I had to follow the basic .ini instructions from this Aimtrak manual: https://www.ultimarc.com/AimTrak Setup Guide.pdf once I followed those instructions for MAME configuration it finally recognized my controller as an in-game cursor using mode 2.
  12. Thanks a ton for the detailed information, when I get a chance I’ll definitely start working on this! And you’re right, a big part will just be me trying to figure out what kinds of tables I’d want.
  13. I could use some help. I just installed a Dolphinbar and it works perfectly well on mode 4 for Wii emulation, but I really wanted it for MAME lightgun emulation. I tried setting MAME (I'm using 0.184 through Launchbox) to use the mouse as a lightgun and then set the Dolphinbar to mode 2, mouse mode, but the in-game controls don't recognize the Wiimote. It works as a general mouse in Windows and within the Mame settings menu, but not in-game. In Area 51 for instance I'll try configuring the specific machine but when I try moving the Wiimote around to register X or Y axis, nothing registers. Any
  14. Awesome thanks, I'll definitely check those out in here!
  15. Hi! I've been using Launchbox for a couple of years now and have had a lot of success setting up many different arcade and console games, I love it! What I'm unsure about at the moment is how to start setting up pinball games. I'd like to use my X-Arcade Stick because of the side flipper-type buttons it has. I really enjoy Zen Pinball on the PS4 but I want to set some tables up on my PC, so I'm wondering what programs or emulators would work best for what I want. It looks like Steam has a lot of options. If anyone has any recommendations I'd really appreciate it!
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