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  1. I am not really talking about you guys and this forum, but any place. I started using the 100 series ever since I found it, but never seen it suggested. Others suggest the 1000, others the 5000 and for ePSXe its the 7502. I guess though I can understand now that you mentioned "exploitable". Never thought that newer bios might contain protections that restrict. Thanks Brad and sorry for dragging this kind of offtopic.
  2. I wonder why people do not seem to suggest the 100 series of PSOne bios. Although I doubt the differences are that great, it still makes me wonder why. I know though the bios of the 1000 series seem to give problems rarely with games.
  3. I am not sure if this is a bug or it is because I have not used Launchbox for a while. I recently got back to it and updated it to version 7 and when I saw that new feature, I decided to use it. I visited the LaunchBoxDB 5 minutes after I started using it and it seems it has been updated, but the program kept syncing, so I left it overnight. As I expected, it is still syncing.
  4. I am not sure if this will help, but I use ClickOff 1.90 for such automations. I have it usually for applications that have random ad popups, like antivirus, but I have used it for other cases, like this one. It detects the name of the window popup and it can click a button on it, depending the text or position of the button. Really old forgotten program, but I have never stopped using it.
  5. Warcraft 2.. I still remember how shocked I was to see it play much faster on my 486@33MHz.. I remember Warcraft 1 being all slow and pixelated, where Warcraft 2 was so clear and fast. I have absolutely no idea up to today why that happened. Sadly thought, Warcraft 2 hasn't had such an impact on me. But either way, there is no such thing as a grey area. You are either owner of the original game, that you have a copy of, or you are pirating it. If someone checks the discs (or disks if we go even more back XD) and they have 100% same content as your media, then all are ok. If not, then it is pirated. Obviously no one would be so paranoid to go to such extremes with checking. The grey area only exists in the minds of people and not in the law. I believe getting old games is fine too. Depending on the "pocket power", either look for originals or emulated. But I believe new generation should experience the past, and take a peek at the age where games did not have the power to depend on graphics, but only gameplay and imagination.
  6. If you do not mind Commodore 64 Cassette loading times when starting a game, you could always try and see if it is worth to compress them. If 7z works a tiny bit, then compressing them will just gain you the experience people had when loading game in the far past. Well, you could consider that Emulation of loading times.
  7. WBFS is not the 1:1 copy of a Wii game. WBFS vary, since it depends if the one that made it scrubbed off data, like updates or just the parts that are not needed. I do not think the Wii CISO compresses the data, as much as just gets rid of the unneeded data, like the WBFS does. So even if there will be a tiny gain, you will not be able to compress WBFS further. I might be wrong, since i have not tried to mess with Wii images for a handful of years bad something might have changed, but at least back then, CISO was not better than WBFS.
  8. A friend of mine that loves collector's editions of Zelda has to import stuff since sadly Greece does not get much love. I used to do so too, but nowadays thanks to the crisis, I am worried for other things XD Thank god Final Fantasy 13 disappointed me and made me totally forget collector's stuff.
  9. Eh, nowadays there are portable tools people can get in Bleeping computer that kick malware out. For me the worst I ever got was the "I love you" virus. May all the pictures and memories I had back then rest in piece. Afar from that I ran into problems throughout years, but since i got MBAM Premium, as they call it now, I really stopped doing formats all the time. Also, good luck and strength with that Jason, along with everything else.
  10. Turning off the antivirus will not help anyway. As soon as the Antivirus is back up, it will remove the file same way. I am not mentioning it definitely as a good idea, but more like showing that it feels common. It is the same with MAME. I still remember a past version of MAME Plus and how people were upset it was a virus, all because of last positives with it. I always have Malwarebyte Antimalware active protection, but I got it cause there was a lifetime license sale and in the past I went for it. It always catches crapware that antivirus do not and even installers that I know that have opencandy, cleans them and lets the installer run. But if BigBox will remain in these false positives, or at least in the list of BitDefender, people will always have problems and of course the ones that are a bit looney with protection, will feel unsafe and roll back along with complaining.
  11. False positives are all around and Antivirus are just oversensitive. I am not sure if contacting BitDefender and telling them to recheck the file would be faster than wasting time on that. I would say you should not, since false positives are normal, but I am sure that makes users distressed when they do not know what is going on or see the warning. As a sidenote, Hyperspin had 17 search engines since last years, marking it as malware, since version 1.3.3. THe latest version, 1.4 has currently 19 stikes. https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/dffe3b663a66be1d9573a0794332b2556cab3be4d090179c1ba1e61d78a99238/analysis/1463504653/ They ended up telling people that if downloads fail, they should turn off their antivirus because of that. For better or worse false positives always have been around.
  12. BigBox.exe is found currently by Ad-Aware , Arcabit, BitDefender, Emsisoft, F-Secure, GData and eScan as malware, as a false possitive. Sadly BitDefender is not only one of the most used Antivirus software, but also has false positives. It is a problem that seems to have happened with 5.10. I had to go to BitDefender's Quarantine box and restore the file on my laptop.
  13. Just as a suggestion, afar from trying to guess or go through things that might be wrong, there is a way to further help yourself to pinpoint the problem (well at least more). I have been using MAMEUI in the far past, since it was way more user friendly and better organized than MAME for me. You can look up MAMEUIFX for your version and download it. I do not have my roms inside the roms folder, because I use both MAME and MAMEUIFX, keeping the ROMS in a separate folder. You can though just get it, place in in a folder, run it and then go to Options > Directories > ROMS (it is the first one that will be selected anyway) > Insert > find the roms folder where you have all your roms and add it. After that, MAMEUIFX will audit your roms and when its done you can use it to launch games and more importantly, check what is wrong with the game if it does not work. It more or less does the same thing RomCenter does when it audits, showing you what is wrong and what is missing.
  14. Uhmmm... if I am seeing well, you do not have the files inside the folder "roms" but inside a folder called MAME 0.161 ROMS, that is inside the folder roms. That means the files are not in roms folder, but in a subfolder.
  15. MAME seems to have built in BIOS, which is why, especially for arcade games, does not need extra BIOS. I too got my pack and at least up to now BIOS games that came with it, work out of the box. At least I can tell you how you can check if you have some BIOS files. Look up neogeo.zip (or 7z, whichever you have). I know this is needed by Metal Slug at least. If you do not have it, you are missing BIOS files.
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