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  1. garbanzo

    Arcade emulation beyond MAME

    What about Sega Model 2 and Model 3? Taito Type X?
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    Arcade emulation beyond MAME

    Can someone familiar with arcade emulation please help me out? I have MAME working fine, but I know there are other arcade emulators out there, and I'm having trouble understanding how those overlap with MAME. Will emulators like FinalBurn Alpha, Kawaks, Demul, RAINE, etc. let me play games that don't work in MAME? Is there a list somewhere that helps to clarify which emulator to use with which games? Also, are all the games these emulators play available in the latest MAME set? I've seen some scripts hosted here for pulling out NAOMI and Atomiswave ROMs from the MAME set for example, but I'm not sure if MAME has all arcade-related games, or if I need to look elsewhere for additional arcade fun. Thanks!
  3. Do you have a link to the English version of this emulator? The official version is in Japanese. Thanks.
  4. garbanzo

    Controllers (and what you dream of)

    There's a single player version and a 4 player version that can adapt 4 different controllers simultaneously.
  5. garbanzo

    Controllers (and what you dream of)

    I'm no expert, but I think that hot-swapping works because as far as the host system knows, you haven't changed controllers. The BlissBox firmware handles the translation between controller inputs and the signal it outputs to your system, and it presents itself to your OS as a static controller. So even though you can unplug one controller and plug in another, the BlissBox is still the "controller" in the eyes of your computer. There might be a little magic involved too. It's pretty amazing what it can do.
  6. garbanzo

    Controllers (and what you dream of)

    Gremlins? Sounds technical. I'm just here to play video games.
  7. garbanzo

    Controllers (and what you dream of)

    I recently got a Gamer-Pro adapter from Bliss-Box, so I can use just about any controller with my PC. It's a fantastic kit, highly recommended. My collection so far: PS1 PS2 DualShock NES NES Classic NES off-brand joystick SNES SNES Classic N64 Wii Nunchuk Dreamcast GameCube Genesis 3-button A few old Atari/Commodore joysticks Plus a NES30 from 8BitDo, and a wired 360 controller (I also have two Pro controllers for my Switch, but those don't count) My wanted list: Saturn (white Japanese model) Genesis 6-button Saturn CD Master System Famicom (I just want the shell, I'll fill it with NES controller guts) TG-16 Microsoft Sidewinder Precision Pro I also just got parts to mod my new Mayflash f500 arcade stick. Here's a picture of the work in progress. I'll be adding a new stick with oversized actuator, stiffer spring, and octagonal gate. Plus all new buttons, and custom artwork that will arrive later this week.
  8. garbanzo

    What Kind of music do you listen?

    I need to spend more time in this thread - Zombeaver has pretty good taste in music
  9. garbanzo

    SHMUPS

    I'm building a config dedicated to shoot-em-up games (SHMUPS). I still have to go through PS1, PS2, and Dreamcast. I think there are a few on Sega CD and GameCube too. Then I have to tackle arcade, which will be a lot of work
  10. garbanzo

    What Kind of music do you listen?

    That playlist looks awesome. I see a lot of great tracks in there, but also a lot of stuff I don't know. I'll definitely spend some time with it this weekend, thanks! My current favorites artists are Xetrovoid, Zombie Hyperdrive, Waveshaper, Fantastiziser, Dance with the Dead, and VHS Glitch.
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    What Kind of music do you listen?

    Cool, thanks for the heads up. I've been listening to a LOT of synthwave lately. I generally prefer the slower, more cinematic stuff, but I dig some Perturbator now and then. Lately I've been on a mission to collect as much sequenced video game music as possible. I'm chasing down the original files, not mp3 conversions or commercial OSTs. So mostly game rips from old PC titles and cartridge based consoles/handhelds, but also stuff from the MOD, Cracktro, and Demo scenes. Soooo much good music, it's uncanny. if you're into this sort of thing, check out https://vgm.hcs64.com/ Oh, and I recently got Shovel Knight for my Switch - amazing game, I can't believe it took me this long to check it out. Anyway as I was looking for a music rip, I realized that the original NSF was made available when the OST was released! I even found an NSFE conversion with proper tags. So cool
  12. garbanzo

    Improving Your Emulation Experience

    Nice post, thanks. This inspired me to check out Retroarch again. I tried very hard to like it about a year ago, but gave up because I just wasn't able to get per-core controller configs working. It looks like the system has come a long way since then, and core overrides are now easy to set up. Great!
  13. garbanzo

    Bigbox Computer magazine Intergration

    Here are a couple good sources for old computer and gaming mags. I have about 3,000 issues so far, but I only recently started to "actively" collect them. I have several more sources to exhaust before I move on to something else https://archive.org/details/gamemagazines https://www.retromags.com http://ftp.pigwa.net/stuff/collections/Atari magazines/
  14. garbanzo

    Bigbox Computer magazine Intergration

    That's too bad. I haven't tried it on a large scale yet. Just my comics folder has over 100,000 files in it. That means I would have to run the app 500 times to extract all the covers
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    [Request] Games Magazine viewer (pdf)

    I just set up a small folder of comics to try this out, and it works great. I used an app called Comic Utility Belt to extract covers from the comics (CBR/CBZ format). It works with PDFs too. Makes it very easy to get "Box - Front" images for LB since the resulting images have the same root file name as the source document. One thing that would make this work better - add a "folder structure" option to the left sidebar, so the tree follows folder structure. That way I can just add one platform for all my comics, then use my current directory structure for sorting, without having to go and edit the metadata on each comic series individually.
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