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Everything posted by flatuswalrus

  1. Well, if he openly admits he based the design off of those cabinets then what is the issue? It is not like he is trying to hide anything or lie about it.
  2. You could take any upright cabinet and find similarities, besides some rare examples that have radical designs. Most are designed relatively similarly. Besides the control panel, his and those do share some similarities for sure. However, that does not mean that he intentionally ripped them off. If I were to make a cabinet tomorrow without directly referring to a previous design, I would still end up designing something very generic and thus having an appearance akin to many before it.
  3. Is mame.ini in your ini folder or root directory? On the off chance it’s not in the root directory, place it there. Also check mame folder and files aren’t set to read only. I had this problem in the past but for the life of me I cannot recall how I rectified it though the read only was an issue with my RA at one stage so I thought I’d mention it.
  4. Beautiful looking cab, very sleek and professional job.
  5. You do honor me with your honoring me. You are a gentleman, scholar and a gamer! Also, I just took back my SFII high score so whoever took it from me... in your face!
  6. I though quoting your thank you would be a good comedic lead in for my screw you remark. I have been trying to better a few scores today but now I have seen my SFII score beat I am going to sit in the dark and eat an entire tub of ice-cream.
  7. Yeah, and I just want to a say a big SCREW YOU to whomever just beat my high score on Street Fighter II. Whoever you are, you are now my sworn enemy.
  8. That is fantastic that you figured out what the issue was. Instead of having to manually change the softlists option between using the CDi and everything else and instead of having two instances of Retroarch can this option for the CDi be saved via saving a directory override? That would make the whole setup so much better than the first two. On another note, out of curiosity, are you going to use the kickass overlay for the Entex like in the first post in this thread? I absolutely love it and it is just one little step towards feeling like you are actually playing an Entex.
  9. This should not matter @FuriousPig but is the folder containing your ROMs inside you software list ROMs folder? I have a folder called MAME 0.220 Software List ROMs (split) and inside that is the advision folder containing the ROMs. You probably have tried it but just in case try copying the advision folder outside of your software list folder. I am trying anything I can think of here no matter how seemingly simple and silly.
  10. I am running lots of stuff via the MAME core in Retroarch that are a mix of software list ROMs and other ROMs that I obtained elsewhere and just renamed off of the hash files. As you can see I have quite a few platforms: with the MAME core I am stumped with this one because once I ensured I set everything up as I mentioned previously it has all just worked. It did take me some time to get it all working via Retroarch. There was a lot of trail and error. I gave @FuriousPig my hash files as well as some other stuff via a PM so I though with everything else that has been mentioned that surely would do the trick but obviously not.
  11. Gee, I am scratching my head here trying to think of what it may be. I think the things that I have suggested or mentioned already. Let me just repeat myself in checklist form so I can clearly make sure I have not missed anything: Inside Retroarch's system folder, there has to be a folder called mame. Inside that folder there has to be a folder called hash. Inside that folder are all you .xml files such as advision.xml. The folder your ROMs are in must be called advision. The ROMs must be zipped and named as per what MAME is looking for which in this case is defender, scobra, spacefrc and turtles. Obviously, no need to create dummy files as this is not disk based platform. The BIOS file(s) must be in the same folder as your ROMs. There are two BIOS files and they must be in a single zip file together called advision. Once the ROMs have been imported in Launchbox they get added to your already existing instance in Retroarch as there is no need to create another instance of Retroarch like you do when using the standalone MAME for non-arcade platforms. I am not sure if not having everything up to date matters. I keep Retroarch and my cores, in this case mame_libretro, up to date by using @wyzrd's Stellar Retroarch Updater. Other than making sure your Retroarch setup in LB mirrors mine as shown above or even trying different option on the details tab (which should not be needed) then I am unfortunately at a loss. I am not trying to insult your intelligence by repeating things but because I am at a loss I thought it may help for me to see something else but it does not seem to have done that.
  12. Besides the PM I just sent you, does you RA setup in LB look like this?:
  13. Extract this: 1.zip inside RA's system folder. You can then put your ROMs wherever you want to put them on your computer. Though, make sure the folder your ROMs are in is called advision. Then, rename your ROMs to match the hash files that you will find in the folders you extracted inside RA's system folder. Just look for the file called advision and you will see the names in there that MAME are looking for. This is easy because obviously there are only four games for this platform. For bigger systems you can use @JoeViking245's great MAME Software Lists Import Tool. Then, make sure the Entex Adventure Vision's BIOS file is in the same folder as your game ROMs. Make sure the BIOS file(s) are zipped and the zip file is called advision. I have two bios files in my zip which are b8223__cop411l-kcn_n.u8 and b225__ins8048-11kdp_n.u5 though I believe these can be called anything you want so long as the zip file they are in is called advision. From there, just add it to your LB's instance of RA as per normal, no need to create an additional instance of RA: I have quickly typed this on my lunch break so hopefully I have not left anything out. If it does not work let me know and we can fault find together, it will be romantic 😘
  14. I did not have to setup another instance of RA. I’ll reply after I finish work tonight as I’m just about to go to work.
  15. I did solve this. For whatever reason my specific version of RA, at the time, did not seem to display the appropriate settings in the menu to rectify this. However, after updating I went to settings > on-screen display > on-screen notifications and turned off all notifications which fixed the issue.
  16. Has anyone else gotten into any shmups they had not played a lot or at all previously as a result of the new MAME high score feature?
  17. Yes there is a definite distinction between some of them but then some are clearly not clear. There are differences making some of them indistinguishable and I did not know if it was a font which was a bit unsuited. I thought I would just pass it on is all in case it was something needing attention, if not though, all is good.
  18. Playing to beat the high score on a game can be fun and in an arcade where the score left on the machines is from other people makes you want to beat them more. Though this exact, specific way when you are actively competing against others in the community just makes it so much more fun. I have been playing way more than before because of this one feature alone, it ridiculously awesome!
  19. This could be a LB issue but I feel like it may be the font used on this theme? I have noticed with the MAME high score tables that sometimes 8's look like 0's. You can see it here with the top score being 780,800 but in the table to the right in the game details section that it appears as 700,800: I have noticed that with a lot of games. If you feel or can categorically know it is not anything to do with your wonderful theme I will post in the MAME High Score troubleshooting thread, thanks 😉
  20. Hey, they look great. If I find any other artwork I will let you know so they can be completed more. Thank you very much for that, I really appreciate it!
  21. I am getting a lot of errors lately that force LB to shut down. Here is one I just got now: The process cannot access the file 'C:\Users\Dane\LaunchBox\Emulators\MAME (0.220)\cfg\1942.cfg' because it is being used by another process. App: LaunchBox Version: 10.14 Type: System.IO.IOException Site: Void WinIOError(Int32, System.String) Source: mscorlib at System.IO.__Error.WinIOError(Int32 errorCode, String maybeFullPath) at System.IO.FileStream.Init(String path, FileMode mode, FileAccess access, Int32 rights, Boolean useRights, FileShare share, Int32 bufferSize, FileOptions options, SECURITY_ATTRIBUTES secAttrs, String msgPath, Boolean bFromProxy, Boolean useLongPath, Boolean checkHost) at System.IO.FileStream..ctor(String path, FileMode mode, FileAccess access, FileShare share, Int32 bufferSize, FileOptions options, String msgPath, Boolean bFromProxy, Boolean useLongPath, Boolean checkHost) at System.IO.StreamReader..ctor(String path, Encoding encoding, Boolean detectEncodingFromByteOrderMarks, Int32 bufferSize, Boolean checkHost) at System.IO.File.InternalReadAllText(String path, Encoding encoding, Boolean checkHost) at (String , String ) at Unbroken.LaunchBox.Windows.Integrations.MameHighScores.EnsureNoDipSwitchChanges(String romFile, String mamePath) at (<>c__DisplayClass12_0 ) at Unbroken.LaunchBox.Windows.Integrations.MameHighScores.<>c__DisplayClass12_0.<Prepare>b__0() at System.Threading.ExecutionContext.RunInternal(ExecutionContext executionContext, ContextCallback callback, Object state, Boolean preserveSyncCtx) at System.Threading.ExecutionContext.Run(ExecutionContext executionContext, ContextCallback callback, Object state, Boolean preserveSyncCtx) at System.Threading.ExecutionContext.Run(ExecutionContext executionContext, ContextCallback callback, Object state) at System.Threading.ThreadHelper.ThreadStart() Recent Log: 6:49:41 PM Exception EDIT: I am getting those very frequently with many different games.
  22. 1942 is the most popular and highest trending game on the new MAME High Scores feature. I had definitely played it before but as a result of the aforementioned I have been playing it more, trying to better my score. It is such a simple shmup as far as shmups go, at least it seems that way. It is so frustrating because it looks so simple yet I die so easily. I mean, there are never really any more than five relatively slow moving enemy bullets on the screen at one time compared to the bullet hell shmups that I love but I feel I am better at those than 1942. I am respecting 1942 more as I play it more. It is like shmup purity.
  23. Only for my own curiosity, can someone who knows tell me how the MAME High Scores work? As in, how is the overall ladder organised? Is there a particular algorithm or just overall score? I imagine it would not be overall score as some games score dramatically different from others. As well, how was it decided what games were compatible initially? Is it a lot of work to add new games and is this something the community can help with? As I said, those questions are just out of curiosity if anyone would be kind enough to answer, thanks.
  24. I know the high scores were reset but I could not see your username on there beforehand. What is your username on the Games Database?
  25. That sucks as I had some terrific scores but that is understandable and fair enough, thanks for the reply.
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