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This is a really obscure 8bit computer from New Zealand that I guess MAME is supposed to support. I found an image for the pegasus labeled pegasus.zip, and I found another labeled pegasusm.zip with expanded memory. I assume it has the bios and all the programs it comes with by default. When I try and load the zip file with MAME in RA it just crashes. 

I also have read that it supports a couple more games via cassette, but I can't find any information and ROMs anywhere. Does anyone know anything about this system and how to get it up and running? Thanks. 

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I don't know about MAME in Retroarch, but the normal MAME handles the Aamber Pegasus ok.
The Default Command-Line Parameters for the rom cartridge (bin) games are
pegasus -cart1
or
pegasusm -cart1

There are only a few games (Galaxy Wars, Hangman, Invaders and Tanks) but they run ok in MAME if you don't mind the lack of sound.
I never tested the cassette (wav) games as I could never find any.

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I can't find software for this machine anywhere. I have tracked down some pdf copies of the manuals, and there is some included software in the driver, but I can't find anything else. 

This guy has a website dedicated to preserving the computer. He has a list of what exists and what he has found, and some tips on how to get things going in MAME, but he isn't sharing any of the files. 

EDIT: I take it back, he has an FTP server. This is probably the most complete collection of software for this computer anywhere in the world. Awesome! 

ftp://neoncluster.com/Aamber Pegasus/WAV files/Games/

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Still can't get anything to load atm. Anyone know where I want wrong? 

C:\Users\Michael>"D:\LaunchBox\Emulators\Retroarch\1.60\retroarch.exe" -verbose -L "D:\LaunchBox\Emulators\Retroarch\1.60\cores\mame_libretro.dll" -rompath "D:\LaunchBox\Games\Aamber Pegasus" pegasus  -cart1 "D:\LaunchBox\Games\Aamber Pegasus\TANK12_T2R.bin"

C:\Users\Michael>RetroArch [INFO] :: Set config file to : art1
RetroArch [INFO] :: This is RetroArch version 1.6.0 (Git a4358de)
RetroArch [INFO] :: Redirecting save file to "D:\LaunchBox\Games\Aamber Pegasus\TANK12_T2R.srm".
RetroArch [INFO] :: === Build =======================================
Capabilities: MMX MMXEXT SSE1 SSE2 SSE3 SSSE3 SSE4 SSE4.2 AVX AES
Built: Jun  1 2017
RetroArch [INFO] :: Version: 1.6.0
RetroArch [INFO] :: Git: a4358de
RetroArch [INFO] :: =================================================
RetroArch [INFO] :: [Config]: loading config from: art1.
RetroArch [INFO] :: Loading dynamic libretro core from: "D:\LaunchBox\Emulators\Retroarch\1.60\cores\mame_libretro.dll"
RetroArch [INFO] :: [overrides] core-specific overrides found at D:\LaunchBox\Emulators\Retroarch\1.60\config\MAME\MAME.cfg.
RetroArch [INFO] :: [overrides] no game-specific overrides found at D:\LaunchBox\Emulators\Retroarch\1.60\config\MAME\TANK12_T2R.cfg.
RetroArch [INFO] :: Config: appending config "D:\LaunchBox\Emulators\Retroarch\1.60\config\MAME\MAME.cfg"
RetroArch [INFO] :: Shaders: preset directory: D:\LaunchBox\Emulators\Retroarch\1.60\shaders\presets
RetroArch [INFO] :: Shaders: no game-specific preset found at D:\LaunchBox\Emulators\Retroarch\1.60\shaders\presets\MAME\TANK12_T2R.cgp.
RetroArch [INFO] :: Shaders: no game-specific preset found at D:\LaunchBox\Emulators\Retroarch\1.60\shaders\presets\MAME\TANK12_T2R.glslp.
RetroArch [INFO] :: Shaders: core-specific shader preset found at D:\LaunchBox\Emulators\Retroarch\1.60\shaders\presets\MAME\MAME.cgp.
RetroArch [INFO] :: Environ SET_VARIABLES.
RetroArch [INFO] :: Remaps: remap directory: D:\LaunchBox\Emulators\Retroarch\1.60\config\remaps
RetroArch [INFO] :: Remaps: no game-specific remap found at D:\LaunchBox\Emulators\Retroarch\1.60\config\remaps\MAME\TANK12_T2R.rmp.
RetroArch [INFO] :: Remaps: no core-specific remap found at D:\LaunchBox\Emulators\Retroarch\1.60\config\remaps\MAME\MAME.rmp.
RetroArch [INFO] :: Redirecting save file to "D:\LaunchBox\Games\Aamber Pegasus\TANK12_T2R.srm".
RetroArch [INFO] :: Environ GET_LOG_INTERFACE.
RetroArch [WARN] :: SYSTEM DIR is empty, assume CONTENT DIR D:\LaunchBox\Games\Aamber Pegasus\TANK12_T2R.bin
RetroArch [INFO] :: Environ SYSTEM_DIRECTORY: "D:\LaunchBox\Games\Aamber Pegasus\".
RetroArch [libretro INFO] :: SYSTEM_DIRECTORY: D:\LaunchBox\Games\Aamber Pegasus\
RetroArch [INFO] :: Environ CORE_ASSETS_DIRECTORY: "D:\LaunchBox\Emulators\Retroarch\1.60\downloads".
RetroArch [libretro INFO] :: CONTENT_DIRECTORY: D:\LaunchBox\Emulators\Retroarch\1.60\downloads
RetroArch [libretro INFO] :: SAVE_DIRECTORY: D:\LaunchBox\Games\Aamber Pegasus\
RetroArch [INFO] :: Environ SET_PIXEL_FORMAT: XRGB8888.
RetroArch [INFO] :: Content loading skipped. Implementation will load it on its own.
RetroArch [INFO] :: Environ GET_VARIABLE mame_boot_from_cli:
RetroArch [INFO] ::     disabled
RetroArch [INFO] :: Environ GET_VARIABLE mame_mouse_enable:
RetroArch [INFO] ::     disabled
RetroArch [INFO] :: Environ GET_VARIABLE mame_throttle:
RetroArch [INFO] ::     disabled
RetroArch [INFO] :: Environ GET_VARIABLE mame_altres:
RetroArch [INFO] ::     640x480
RetroArch [INFO] :: Environ GET_VARIABLE mame_nobuffer:
RetroArch [INFO] ::     N/A
RetroArch [INFO] :: Environ GET_VARIABLE mame_cheats_enable:
RetroArch [INFO] ::     disabled
RetroArch [INFO] :: Environ GET_VARIABLE mame_alternate_renderer:
RetroArch [INFO] ::     disabled
RetroArch [INFO] :: Environ GET_VARIABLE mame_boot_to_osd:
RetroArch [INFO] ::     disabled
RetroArch [INFO] :: Environ GET_VARIABLE mame_read_config:
RetroArch [INFO] ::     disabled
RetroArch [INFO] :: Environ GET_VARIABLE mame_auto_save:
RetroArch [INFO] ::     disabled
RetroArch [INFO] :: Environ GET_VARIABLE mame_saves:
RetroArch [INFO] ::     game
RetroArch [INFO] :: Environ GET_VARIABLE mame_media_type:
RetroArch [INFO] ::     rom
RetroArch [INFO] :: Environ GET_VARIABLE mame_softlists_enable:
RetroArch [INFO] ::     enabled
RetroArch [INFO] :: Environ GET_VARIABLE mame_softlists_auto_media:
RetroArch [INFO] ::     enabled
RetroArch [INFO] :: Environ GET_VARIABLE mame_boot_to_bios:
RetroArch [INFO] ::     disabled
RetroArch [INFO] :: Environ GET_VARIABLE mame_write_config:
RetroArch [INFO] ::     disabled
RetroArch [INFO] :: RetroArch [INFO] :: Skipping SRAM load..
CHEEVOS system RAM: 0000000000000000 0
RetroArch [INFO] :: CHEEVOS save RAM:   0000000000000000 0
RetroArch [INFO] :: Version of libretro API: 1
RetroArch [INFO] :: CHEEVOS video RAM:  0000000000000000 0
RetroArch [INFO] :: Compiled against API: 1
RetroArch [INFO] :: CHEEVOS RTC:        0000000000000000 0
RetroArch [INFO] :: Environ GET_VARIABLE mame_boot_from_cli:
RetroArch [INFO] ::     disabled
RetroArch [INFO] :: Environ GET_VARIABLE mame_mouse_enable:
RetroArch [INFO] ::     disabled
RetroArch [INFO] :: Environ GET_VARIABLE mame_throttle:
RetroArch [INFO] ::     disabled
RetroArch [INFO] :: Environ GET_VARIABLE mame_altres:
RetroArch [INFO] ::     640x480
RetroArch [INFO] :: Environ GET_VARIABLE mame_nobuffer:
RetroArch [INFO] ::     N/A
RetroArch [INFO] :: Environ GET_VARIABLE mame_cheats_enable:
RetroArch [INFO] ::     disabled
RetroArch [INFO] :: Environ GET_VARIABLE mame_alternate_renderer:
RetroArch [INFO] ::     disabled
RetroArch [INFO] :: Environ GET_VARIABLE mame_boot_to_osd:
RetroArch [INFO] ::     disabled
RetroArch [INFO] :: Environ GET_VARIABLE mame_read_config:
RetroArch [INFO] ::     disabled
RetroArch [INFO] :: Environ GET_VARIABLE mame_auto_save:
RetroArch [INFO] ::     disabled
RetroArch [INFO] :: Environ GET_VARIABLE mame_saves:
RetroArch [INFO] ::     game
RetroArch [INFO] :: Environ GET_VARIABLE mame_media_type:
RetroArch [INFO] ::     rom
RetroArch [INFO] :: Environ GET_VARIABLE mame_softlists_enable:
RetroArch [INFO] ::     enabled
RetroArch [INFO] :: Environ GET_VARIABLE mame_softlists_auto_media:
RetroArch [INFO] ::     enabled
RetroArch [INFO] :: Environ GET_VARIABLE mame_boot_to_bios:
RetroArch [INFO] ::     disabled
RetroArch [INFO] :: Environ GET_VARIABLE mame_write_config:
RetroArch [INFO] ::     disabled
RetroArch [libretro INFO] :: AV_INFO: width=640 height=480
RetroArch [libretro INFO] :: AV_INFO: max_width=640 max_height=480
RetroArch [libretro INFO] :: AV_INFO: aspect_ratio = 1.333333
RetroArch [libretro INFO] :: AV_INFO: fps = 60.000000 sample_rate = 48000.000000
RetroArch [INFO] :: [Audio]: Set audio input rate to: 47952.05 Hz.
RetroArch [INFO] :: Found shader "D:\LaunchBox\Emulators\Retroarch\1.60\shaders\retroarch.cgp"
RetroArch [INFO] :: [Video]: Video @ 1920x1440
RetroArch [INFO] :: [GL]: Found GL context: wgl
RetroArch [INFO] :: [GL]: Detecting screen resolution 3840x2160.
RetroArch [INFO] :: [WGL]: wglSwapInterval(1)
RetroArch [INFO] :: [GL]: Vendor: NVIDIA Corporation, Renderer: GeForce GTX 1080/PCIe/SSE2.
RetroArch [INFO] :: [GL]: Version: 4.5.0 NVIDIA 382.53.
RetroArch [INFO] :: [GL]: Using resolution 1920x1440
RetroArch [INFO] :: [GL]: Default shader backend found: glsl.
RetroArch [INFO] :: [Shader driver]: Using GLSL shader backend.
RetroArch [INFO] :: [GLSL]: Checking GLSL shader support ...
RetroArch [WARN] :: [GL]: Stock GLSL shaders will be used.
RetroArch [INFO] :: [GLSL]: Found GLSL vertex shader.
RetroArch [INFO] :: [GLSL]: Found GLSL fragment shader.
RetroArch [INFO] :: [GLSL]: Linking GLSL program.
RetroArch [INFO] :: [GLSL]: Found GLSL vertex shader.
RetroArch [INFO] :: [GLSL]: Found GLSL fragment shader.
RetroArch [INFO] :: [GLSL]: Linking GLSL program.
RetroArch [INFO] :: [GLSL]: Found GLSL vertex shader.
RetroArch [INFO] :: [GLSL]: Found GLSL fragment shader.
RetroArch [INFO] :: [GLSL]: Linking GLSL program.
RetroArch [INFO] :: [GLSL]: Found GLSL vertex shader.
RetroArch [INFO] :: [GLSL]: Found GLSL fragment shader.
RetroArch [INFO] :: [GLSL]: Linking GLSL program.
RetroArch [INFO] :: [GLSL]: Found GLSL vertex shader.
RetroArch [INFO] :: [GLSL]: Found GLSL fragment shader.
RetroArch [INFO] :: [GLSL]: Linking GLSL program.
RetroArch [INFO] :: [GLSL]: Found GLSL vertex shader.
RetroArch [INFO] :: [GLSL]: Found GLSL fragment shader.
RetroArch [INFO] :: [GLSL]: Linking GLSL program.
RetroArch [INFO] :: [GLSL]: Found GLSL vertex shader.
RetroArch [INFO] :: [GLSL]: Found GLSL fragment shader.
RetroArch [INFO] :: [GLSL]: Linking GLSL program.
RetroArch [INFO] :: [GLSL]: Found GLSL vertex shader.
RetroArch [INFO] :: [GLSL]: Found GLSL fragment shader.
RetroArch [INFO] :: [GLSL]: Linking GLSL program.
RetroArch [INFO] :: [GL]: Using 4 textures.
RetroArch [INFO] :: [GL]: Loaded 1 program(s).
RetroArch [INFO] :: Found XInput v1.4.
RetroArch [INFO] :: Found XInput controller, user #0
RetroArch [INFO] :: Enumerating DInput joypads ...
RetroArch [INFO] :: Device #0 PID: {02FF} VID:{045E}
RetroArch [INFO] :: Done enumerating DInput joypads ...
RetroArch [INFO] :: [Joypad]: Found joypad driver: "xinput".
RetroArch [INFO] :: [Autodetect]: 73 profiles found.
RetroArch [INFO] :: [Font]: Using font rendering backend: freetype.
RetroArch [INFO] :: XAudio2: Requesting 64 ms latency, using 64 ms latency.
RetroArch [INFO] :: [Menu]: Found menu display driver: "menu_display_gl".
RetroArch [INFO] :: Found #pragma parameter Gamma Input (GAMMA_INPUT) 2.400000 0.100000 5.000000 0.010000
RetroArch [INFO] :: Found #pragma parameter Gamma Output (GAMMA_OUTPUT) 2.200000 0.100000 5.000000 0.010000
RetroArch [INFO] :: Found #pragma parameter Sharpness Horizontal (SHARPNESS_H) 0.600000 0.000000 1.000000 0.050000
RetroArch [INFO] :: Found #pragma parameter Sharpness Vertical (SHARPNESS_V) 1.000000 0.000000 1.000000 0.050000
RetroArch [INFO] :: Found #pragma parameter Mask Type (MASK_TYPE) 4.000000 0.000000 7.000000 1.000000
RetroArch [INFO] :: Found #pragma parameter Mask Strength Min. (MASK_STRENGTH_MIN) 0.200000 0.000000 0.500000 0.010000
RetroArch [INFO] :: Found #pragma parameter Mask Strength Max. (MASK_STRENGTH_MAX) 0.200000 0.000000 0.500000 0.010000
RetroArch [INFO] :: Found #pragma parameter Mask Size (MASK_SIZE) 1.000000 1.000000 100.000000 1.000000
RetroArch [INFO] :: Found #pragma parameter Scanline Strength Min. (SCANLINE_STRENGTH_MIN) 0.200000 0.000000 1.000000 0.050000
RetroArch [INFO] :: Found #pragma parameter Scanline Strength Max. (SCANLINE_STRENGTH_MAX) 0.400000 0.000000 1.000000 0.050000
RetroArch [INFO] :: Found #pragma parameter Scanline Beam Min. (SCANLINE_BEAM_MIN) 1.000000 0.250000 5.000000 0.050000
RetroArch [INFO] :: Found #pragma parameter Scanline Beam Max. (SCANLINE_BEAM_MAX) 1.000000 0.250000 5.000000 0.050000
RetroArch [INFO] :: Found #pragma parameter Geom Curvature (GEOM_CURVATURE) 0.000000 0.000000 0.100000 0.010000
RetroArch [INFO] :: Found #pragma parameter Geom Warp (GEOM_WARP) 0.000000 0.000000 0.100000 0.010000
RetroArch [INFO] :: Found #pragma parameter Geom Corner Size (GEOM_CORNER_SIZE) 0.000000 0.000000 0.100000 0.010000
RetroArch [INFO] :: Found #pragma parameter Geom Corner Smoothness (GEOM_CORNER_SMOOTH) 150.000000 50.000000 1000.000000 25.000000
RetroArch [INFO] :: Found #pragma parameter Interlacing Toggle (INTERLACING_TOGGLE) 1.000000 0.000000 1.000000 1.000000
RetroArch [INFO] :: Found #pragma parameter Halation (HALATION) 0.030000 0.000000 1.000000 0.010000
RetroArch [INFO] :: Found #pragma parameter Diffusion (DIFFUSION) 0.000000 0.000000 1.000000 0.010000
RetroArch [INFO] :: Found #pragma parameter Brightness (BRIGHTNESS) 1.000000 0.000000 2.000000 0.050000
RetroArch [INFO] :: [Font]: Using font rendering backend: freetype.
RetroArch [INFO] :: [Font]: Using font rendering backend: freetype.
RetroArch [INFO] :: Custom timing given: FPS: 60.0000, Sample rate: 48000.0000
RetroArch [INFO] :: Recording to ompath @ 640x480. (FB size: 640x480 pix_fmt: 2)
RetroArch [ERROR] :: Failed to start recording.
RetroArch [INFO] :: Found #pragma parameter Gamma Input (GAMMA_INPUT) 2.400000 0.100000 5.000000 0.010000
RetroArch [INFO] :: Found #pragma parameter Gamma Output (GAMMA_OUTPUT) 2.200000 0.100000 5.000000 0.010000
RetroArch [INFO] :: Found #pragma parameter Sharpness Horizontal (SHARPNESS_H) 0.600000 0.000000 1.000000 0.050000
RetroArch [INFO] :: Found #pragma parameter Sharpness Vertical (SHARPNESS_V) 1.000000 0.000000 1.000000 0.050000
RetroArch [INFO] :: Found #pragma parameter Mask Type (MASK_TYPE) 4.000000 0.000000 7.000000 1.000000
RetroArch [INFO] :: Found #pragma parameter Mask Strength Min. (MASK_STRENGTH_MIN) 0.200000 0.000000 0.500000 0.010000
RetroArch [INFO] :: Found #pragma parameter Mask Strength Max. (MASK_STRENGTH_MAX) 0.200000 0.000000 0.500000 0.010000
RetroArch [INFO] :: Found #pragma parameter Mask Size (MASK_SIZE) 1.000000 1.000000 100.000000 1.000000
RetroArch [INFO] :: Found #pragma parameter Scanline Strength Min. (SCANLINE_STRENGTH_MIN) 0.200000 0.000000 1.000000 0.050000
RetroArch [INFO] :: Found #pragma parameter Scanline Strength Max. (SCANLINE_STRENGTH_MAX) 0.400000 0.000000 1.000000 0.050000
RetroArch [INFO] :: Found #pragma parameter Scanline Beam Min. (SCANLINE_BEAM_MIN) 1.000000 0.250000 5.000000 0.050000
RetroArch [INFO] :: Found #pragma parameter Scanline Beam Max. (SCANLINE_BEAM_MAX) 1.000000 0.250000 5.000000 0.050000
RetroArch [INFO] :: Found #pragma parameter Geom Curvature (GEOM_CURVATURE) 0.000000 0.000000 0.100000 0.010000
RetroArch [INFO] :: Found #pragma parameter Geom Warp (GEOM_WARP) 0.000000 0.000000 0.100000 0.010000
RetroArch [INFO] :: Found #pragma parameter Geom Corner Size (GEOM_CORNER_SIZE) 0.000000 0.000000 0.100000 0.010000
RetroArch [INFO] :: Found #pragma parameter Geom Corner Smoothness (GEOM_CORNER_SMOOTH) 150.000000 50.000000 1000.000000 25.000000
RetroArch [INFO] :: Found #pragma parameter Interlacing Toggle (INTERLACING_TOGGLE) 1.000000 0.000000 1.000000 1.000000
RetroArch [INFO] :: Found #pragma parameter Halation (HALATION) 0.030000 0.000000 1.000000 0.010000
RetroArch [INFO] :: Found #pragma parameter Diffusion (DIFFUSION) 0.000000 0.000000 1.000000 0.010000
RetroArch [INFO] :: Found #pragma parameter Brightness (BRIGHTNESS) 1.000000 0.000000 2.000000 0.050000
RetroArch [INFO] :: Loading history file: [.\content_history.lpl].
RetroArch [INFO] :: Loading history file: [.\content_music_history.lpl].
RetroArch [INFO] :: Loading history file: [.\content_video_history.lpl].
RetroArch [INFO] :: Loading history file: [.\content_image_history.lpl].
RetroArch [INFO] :: [GL]: VSync => on
RetroArch [INFO] :: [WGL]: wglSwapInterval(1)
RetroArch [INFO] :: Trying to write to playlist file: .\content_history.lpl
RetroArch [libretro INFO] :: Starting game:D:\LaunchBox\Games\Aamber Pegasus\TANK12_T2R.bin
RetroArch [libretro WARN] :: Driver TANK12_T2R not found -1
RetroArch [libretro ERROR] :: Driver not found TANK12_T2R
RetroArch [libretro WARN] :: Driver Aamber Pegasus not found -1
RetroArch [libretro ERROR] :: System not found: Aamber Pegasus
MAIN FIRST
RetroArch [INFO] :: Environ GET_VARIABLE mame_boot_from_cli:
RetroArch [INFO] ::     disabled
RetroArch [INFO] :: Environ GET_VARIABLE mame_mouse_enable:
RetroArch [INFO] ::     disabled
RetroArch [INFO] :: Environ GET_VARIABLE mame_throttle:
RetroArch [INFO] ::     disabled
RetroArch [INFO] :: Environ GET_VARIABLE mame_altres:
RetroArch [INFO] ::     640x480
RetroArch [INFO] :: Environ GET_VARIABLE mame_nobuffer:
RetroArch [INFO] ::     N/A
RetroArch [INFO] :: Environ GET_VARIABLE mame_cheats_enable:
RetroArch [INFO] ::     disabled
RetroArch [INFO] :: Environ GET_VARIABLE mame_alternate_renderer:
RetroArch [INFO] ::     disabled
RetroArch [INFO] :: Environ GET_VARIABLE mame_boot_to_osd:
RetroArch [INFO] ::     disabled
RetroArch [INFO] :: Environ GET_VARIABLE mame_read_config:
RetroArch [INFO] ::     disabled
RetroArch [INFO] :: Environ GET_VARIABLE mame_auto_save:
RetroArch [INFO] ::     disabled
RetroArch [INFO] :: Environ GET_VARIABLE mame_saves:
RetroArch [INFO] ::     game
RetroArch [INFO] :: Environ GET_VARIABLE mame_media_type:
RetroArch [INFO] ::     rom
RetroArch [INFO] :: Environ GET_VARIABLE mame_softlists_enable:
RetroArch [INFO] ::     enabled
RetroArch [INFO] :: Environ GET_VARIABLE mame_softlists_auto_media:
RetroArch [INFO] ::     enabled
RetroArch [INFO] :: Environ GET_VARIABLE mame_boot_to_bios:
RetroArch [INFO] ::     disabled
RetroArch [INFO] :: Environ GET_VARIABLE mame_write_config:
RetroArch [INFO] ::     disabled
RetroArch [libretro INFO] :: AV_INFO: width=640 height=480
RetroArch [libretro INFO] :: AV_INFO: max_width=640 max_height=480
RetroArch [libretro INFO] :: AV_INFO: aspect_ratio = 1.333333
RetroArch [libretro INFO] :: AV_INFO: fps = 60.000000 sample_rate = 48000.000000
RetroArch [INFO] :: Environ SET_SYSTEM_AV_INFO.
RetroArch [INFO] :: [Video]: Does not have enough samples for monitor refresh rate estimation. Requires to run for at least 4096 frames.
RetroArch [INFO] :: [Audio]: Set audio input rate to: 47952.05 Hz.
RetroArch [INFO] :: Found shader "D:\LaunchBox\Emulators\Retroarch\1.60\shaders\retroarch.cgp"
RetroArch [INFO] :: [Video]: Video @ 1920x1440
RetroArch [INFO] :: [GL]: Found GL context: wgl
RetroArch [INFO] :: [GL]: Detecting screen resolution 3840x2160.
RetroArch [INFO] :: [WGL]: wglSwapInterval(1)
RetroArch [INFO] :: [GL]: Vendor: NVIDIA Corporation, Renderer: GeForce GTX 1080/PCIe/SSE2.
RetroArch [INFO] :: [GL]: Version: 4.5.0 NVIDIA 382.53.
RetroArch [INFO] :: [GL]: Using resolution 1920x1440
RetroArch [INFO] :: [GL]: Default shader backend found: glsl.
RetroArch [INFO] :: [Shader driver]: Using GLSL shader backend.
RetroArch [INFO] :: [GLSL]: Checking GLSL shader support ...
RetroArch [WARN] :: [GL]: Stock GLSL shaders will be used.
RetroArch [INFO] :: [GLSL]: Found GLSL vertex shader.
RetroArch [INFO] :: [GLSL]: Found GLSL fragment shader.
RetroArch [INFO] :: [GLSL]: Linking GLSL program.
RetroArch [INFO] :: [GLSL]: Found GLSL vertex shader.
RetroArch [INFO] :: [GLSL]: Found GLSL fragment shader.
RetroArch [INFO] :: [GLSL]: Linking GLSL program.
RetroArch [INFO] :: [GLSL]: Found GLSL vertex shader.
RetroArch [INFO] :: [GLSL]: Found GLSL fragment shader.
RetroArch [INFO] :: [GLSL]: Linking GLSL program.
RetroArch [INFO] :: [GLSL]: Found GLSL vertex shader.
RetroArch [INFO] :: [GLSL]: Found GLSL fragment shader.
RetroArch [INFO] :: [GLSL]: Linking GLSL program.
RetroArch [INFO] :: [GLSL]: Found GLSL vertex shader.
RetroArch [INFO] :: [GLSL]: Found GLSL fragment shader.
RetroArch [INFO] :: [GLSL]: Linking GLSL program.
RetroArch [INFO] :: [GLSL]: Found GLSL vertex shader.
RetroArch [INFO] :: [GLSL]: Found GLSL fragment shader.
RetroArch [INFO] :: [GLSL]: Linking GLSL program.
RetroArch [INFO] :: [GLSL]: Found GLSL vertex shader.
RetroArch [INFO] :: [GLSL]: Found GLSL fragment shader.
RetroArch [INFO] :: [GLSL]: Linking GLSL program.
RetroArch [INFO] :: [GLSL]: Found GLSL vertex shader.
RetroArch [INFO] :: [GLSL]: Found GLSL fragment shader.
RetroArch [INFO] :: [GLSL]: Linking GLSL program.
RetroArch [INFO] :: [GL]: Using 4 textures.
RetroArch [INFO] :: [GL]: Loaded 1 program(s).
RetroArch [INFO] :: Found XInput v1.4.
RetroArch [INFO] :: Found XInput controller, user #0
RetroArch [INFO] :: Enumerating DInput joypads ...
RetroArch [INFO] :: Device #0 PID: {02FF} VID:{045E}
RetroArch [INFO] :: Done enumerating DInput joypads ...
RetroArch [INFO] :: [Joypad]: Found joypad driver: "xinput".
RetroArch [INFO] :: [Autodetect]: 73 profiles found.
RetroArch [INFO] :: [Font]: Using font rendering backend: freetype.
RetroArch [INFO] :: XAudio2: Requesting 64 ms latency, using 64 ms latency.
RetroArch [INFO] :: [Font]: Using font rendering backend: freetype.
RetroArch [INFO] :: [Font]: Using font rendering backend: freetype.
RetroArch [INFO] :: Game focus is: : off.
RetroArch [libretro INFO] :: ChangeAV: w:640 h:480 ra:1.333333.

 

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So this would be the error

Starting game:D:\LaunchBox\Games\Aamber Pegasus\TANK12_T2R.bin
RetroArch [libretro WARN] :: Driver TANK12_T2R not found -1
RetroArch [libretro ERROR] :: Driver not found TANK12_T2R
RetroArch [libretro WARN] :: Driver Aamber Pegasus not found -1
RetroArch [libretro ERROR] :: System not found: Aamber Pegasus

Im really patchy on this stuff and not sure how the cmd line stuff works. Looks to me like it is ignoring your cmd line and looking for the bios/driver in the same folder as the rom. (I could be totally wrong...its the 3rd RA log I have ever read)

Maybe try disabling softlists in the core options

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3 hours ago, Thatman84 said:

So this would be the error


Starting game:D:\LaunchBox\Games\Aamber Pegasus\TANK12_T2R.bin
RetroArch [libretro WARN] :: Driver TANK12_T2R not found -1
RetroArch [libretro ERROR] :: Driver not found TANK12_T2R
RetroArch [libretro WARN] :: Driver Aamber Pegasus not found -1
RetroArch [libretro ERROR] :: System not found: Aamber Pegasus

Im really patchy on this stuff and not sure how the cmd line stuff works. Looks to me like it is ignoring your cmd line and looking for the bios/driver in the same folder as the rom. (I could be totally wrong...its the 3rd RA log I have ever read)

Maybe try disabling softlists in the core options

I am at a loss. I have the pegasus.zip file in the same directory as the game I am trying to load. Perhaps my games are named incorrectly? I don't think the newest version of MAME is as particular about that stuff as it used to be, but I could be wrong. 

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Try making your rom folder name pegasus. 

Idk i only use retroarch on android.

Did you folloe Brads mess video tutorial

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Hi @mothergoose729

The game you mentioned, TANK12_T2R.bin is a valid game and it works fine for me using standalone MAME and LaunchBox. The following games also work for me.
GALAXY_HANGMAN.bin
INVADERS11.bin
INVADERS12.bin
TANK11_T2R.bin

I really don't know that much about RetroArch, but you seem to have the correct bios and games for the Aamber Pegasus, so maybe you're having an issue with RetroArch itself.
I believe that RetroArch also supports MESS and that may be worth a try.
Otherwise you may have to wait for someone versed in RetroArch to happen by.

Just for reference, to play the cartridge games (bin extension) using standalone MAME in LaunchBox, add the Aamber Pegasus platform to your MAME emulator Associated Platforms and set it's Default Command-Line Parameters to
pegasus -cart1

These games will also play using the clone machine (Aamber Pegasus with RAM expansion unit) using the Default Command-Line Parameters
pegasusm -cart1

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Hey guys, I got the games I have in LB to launch MAME64.exe with these games, but none of my controls are working, and the TAB key doesn't work like it normally would in MAME to bring up control and other options? What else can I do to set these up? Thanks.

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42 minutes ago, Belgarath said:

Try pressing scroll lock which hopefully will toggle keyboard modes, then see if tab works.

That restored the MAME menu, thank you!  I noticed C button shoots in space invaders, but I can't figure the rest out easily...the controls in the options are all weird (see image attached), the left column shows letter and symbols, the right the key assigned...never saw MAME controls look like that before....gonna be fun to figure this out....any easier way?

 

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I've got zero experience with the Aamber pegasus, but you're emulating a computer which has a keyboard (which is why you needed to press scroll lock to toggle modes) you should probably leave most of it alone as I'm sure the most logical keyboard mapping has already been done. As for controlling the individual games..well if it's anything like most old computer games, each one will be configured differently...some may use C to shoot, some shift, some Q etc...

Games quite often show what keyboard controls they use, or if you have any manuals for the games have a look at them.

Computer emulation is a lot more complicated than console emulation in more ways than one.

Wish I had an easier answer for you, good luck and have fun! ;)

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On 7/9/2017 at 11:27 PM, mothergoose729 said:

I can't find software for this machine anywhere. I have tracked down some pdf copies of the manuals, and there is some included software in the driver, but I can't find anything else. 

This guy has a website dedicated to preserving the computer. He has a list of what exists and what he has found, and some tips on how to get things going in MAME, but he isn't sharing any of the files. 

EDIT: I take it back, he has an FTP server. This is probably the most complete collection of software for this computer anywhere in the world. Awesome! 

ftp://neoncluster.com/Aamber Pegasus/WAV files/Games/

How do I get the games from that link?

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Looks like neoncluster.com is gone. It was working fine when I last used it.
You could retry in the future to see if it's returns.

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I am launching my three games from LaunchBox which are .bin through MAME. I have my correct BIOS files and am using the correct command line but I get an error message saying "Unknown option: -cart 1". Has anyone experienced this problem before?

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2 hours ago, Dane said:

I am launching my three games from LaunchBox which are .bin through MAME. I have my correct BIOS files and am using the correct command line but I get an error message saying "Unknown option: -cart 1". Has anyone experienced this problem before?

In your configuration, do you have a space between -cart and the 1? If so, remove it so it reads -cart1.

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3 minutes ago, dragon57 said:

In your configuration, do you have a space between -cart and the 1? If so, remove it so it reads -cart1.

No, that was just a typo here.

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