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NeoGeo CD w/ Mess Tutorial

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Hmmmm, you can probably leave them zipped but make sure you have the box to uncompress checked in the emulator settings for it. I generally have mine uncompressed to begin with though.

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Yup!  I leave them zipped and have LB unzip them as needed.  It doesnt hurt if you already have them as iso too.  Same difference

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I've tried Neo Raine it does have a cd rom speed up option which helps but the display resolution is only 640x480 not too many other options other than a cheat ini file that it comes with. I wonder if there's a way to change the display resolution to a higher one?

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Hi.

I tried to follow this tutorial, but it seems that now MESS is merged with MAME.

Could you please update this tutorial for MAME only and use all MAME naming, directories etc.

I am trying to play some Neo Geo CD games for days now, but I don't know how to set up MAME 64.

I placed games, neocd.zip and neocdz.zip in roms directory, but otherwise I'm stuck. I don't know how/where to set up ini file and MAME just don't recognize my games. When I click inside MAME menu on "Available", There is neocd and neocdz listed. Neocdz status is green working, but for neocd it is red, not working and it is stated that driver is clone of neocdz. Please if someone could help me set up this to play Neo Geo CD games.

Thanks!

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Everything should work exactly the same as in the tutorial but with Mame. I have a 186 command line version of Mame setup just for console stuff like NeoGeo CD and it works exactly like in the tutorial

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You really only should be using Mame to emulate consoles that have no other good options such as the NeoGeo CD or the FM Towns Marty.

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Mame doesn't require you to mount the disk, just load it like in my tutorial.

Edit:
Just remember that the FM Towns Marty is a computer so Mame goes into "emulated keyboard" mode so to get normal keyboard functionality like the "Tab menu" and "Escape" you need to toggle it with the Scroll Lock key. Will most likely need to set up some sort of AHK script to toggle it after loading so you can close it out easier.

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Well if it's just certain games not working then it could either be the disk image is not one that Mame likes or the game just doesn't work in Mame.

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You could try this for mounting and unmounting disk images. I used this bat file as the emulator exe back when I used SSF for Saturn emulation and it worked great.

@echo off
set game=%1%
set daemon="C:\Program Files (x86)\DAEMON Tools Lite\DTLite.exe"
set emu="H:\Emulation\Emulators\SSF\SSF.exe"

%daemon% -mount 0, %game%
start /wait "" %emu%

%daemon% -unmount 0 

Obviously change out the path to the SSF.exe to your emulator of choice. I kept the bat file in the SSF folder where the exe was just for organization but you could probably put it anywhere you like and then in Launchbox you point your emulator to the bat file instead of the exe itself. The bat file will mount the disk, run the emulator and when you close out the emulator it will umnount the disk image. Hopefully it works as well for your FM Towns emulator as it did for SSF.

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What version of Windows are you using ? I have read people say that Windows 10 has issues with Daemon Tools but I can't confirm that since I haven't used it all since I installed Windows 10. I used the bat file with Windows 7 and 8 without issues, it just auto mounted and unmounted disks.

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I was thinking the SNK Neo Geo CD was going to be a pain in the butthole to get going but I just added it to MAME with the neocdz -cdrm command and it just worked perfectly straight away. Each game I have has a .ccd, .cue, .img and .sub file. I added all the .cue files to LaunchBox and it worked like a charm. There is enough painful systems out there to get working so thankfully this one was a breeze.

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Just to add to the thread.... the CHD files for Neo Geo CD work perfectly with LordMonkus's tutorial, as well (using MESS 0.198). Thanks for going through the steps here, big help!!

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MESS should be just fine with them though, I got it running NeoGeo CD games in the past and now it's just rolled into Mame so it's all the same.

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