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TurboGrafx-16
« on: September 19, 2010, 11:49:48 pm »
Anyone running this on MA?

TurboGrafx-16 I think is also known as PC-Engine.

I found a guy on the net with 8 DVD's worth of games for this... all for the low price of $20 plus shipping.

Not bad.

Not sure if it's worth adding to my setup though.

Thanks
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Re: TurboGrafx-16
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2010, 12:15:43 am »
Its a great system with many great games

These are my favourites that i still play to this day:








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Re: TurboGrafx-16
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2010, 11:18:53 am »
Works great on my system.  Just do the usual setup, setup your path to emulator, path to roms, images, vids, etc.  Bonk's Adventure is the game I jump back to the most, but there are many hidden gems on the system.

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Re: TurboGrafx-16
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2010, 11:25:04 am »
Sweet.  Thanks guys for input.

I'm ordering the 8 DVD's today!

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Re: TurboGrafx-16
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2010, 08:34:26 pm »
can you message me if you cannot post the guys info here?
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Re: TurboGrafx-16
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2010, 08:46:38 pm »
Whats the best emulator to use these games with?

I googled around and magicengine looks like a top one, but they want $20 for it...


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Re: TurboGrafx-16
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2010, 09:18:41 pm »
I need help!

I purchased like 7 DVD's of games from this guy on the net... they showed up... but I cant get any to play.  He stated to run DAEMON TOOLS or ALCOHOL and do a virtual drive MOUNT... then run MAGICENGINE (which he provided).... the magicEngine works, but I cant get any game to load up...

Also, I tried to setup MA for this, and showed path to magicengine.exe, then to a game (xxx.bin)... nothing.. it loads of the emulator fine, but no game plays...

wteffff??

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Re: TurboGrafx-16
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2010, 04:48:26 am »
It's hard to say as he could have packed them up a number of different ways. Can you extract the games individually from the mounted media. I'd try that.

Try using Ootake aswell. It's a good alternative to magic engine http://www.emulator-zone.com/doc.php/pcengine/ootake.html

TG-16 is an awesome system - especially if you love shooters. I play GUNHED/Blazing Lazers on the Wii Virtual Console a heck of a lot :D Gates of Thunder & Lords of Thunder are also extremely good and have great cheesy soundtracks.
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Re: TurboGrafx-16
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2010, 09:18:51 am »
I need help!

I purchased like 7 DVD's of games from this guy on the net... they showed up... but I cant get any to play.  He stated to run DAEMON TOOLS or ALCOHOL and do a virtual drive MOUNT... then run MAGICENGINE (which he provided).... the magicEngine works, but I cant get any game to load up...

Also, I tried to setup MA for this, and showed path to magicengine.exe, then to a game (xxx.bin)... nothing.. it loads of the emulator fine, but no game plays...

wteffff??

Thanks


A couple of help hints....

1. Always get the emulator running the game before running in Maximus Arcade.  If you can't get it running outside of Maximus Arcade, you probably aren't going to get it run in maximus arcade.  I wouldn't worry about trying it in maximus, until after you get it working outside of maximus.

2. If you have a bunch of files I'd recommend copying them from the disc to your hard drive.  If it is one big .bin, you need to open with dameon tools and rip all the individual files to your hard drive.  Sounds like that may be the case.

3. Once all the individual files are on your hard drive, it should be pretty basic to run magicengine and run the game.

I wonder if the files you got are for regular Turbograffx carts (what most people run, bonk's adventure, etc.) or maybe you have Turbograffx-CD emulation files (kinda like the difference between Genesis and SegaCD)? I'll be honest, I don't know much about running TurboGraffx-CD files, but it looks like a decent tutorial for that is here: http://www.fantasyanime.com/emuhelp/emuhelp_magicengine.htm I think you will need the bios file too, if doing that.

Once you get magicengine running outside of maximus arcade, it really is one of the most basic emulators to set up in maximus arcade, just the usual setup your rom directory, emulator directory, etc.  It looks like maximus arcade has nothing to do with your problems at the moment, it looks like you need to get it working in magicengine first.

Process of elimination right?  I know this is a lot of info.  Hopefully some of it helps, and hopefully it's right.  It's been a long time since I set my magic engine up, so hopefully what I wrote is correct... kinda going off the top of my head.

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Re: TurboGrafx-16
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2010, 09:33:02 pm »
Thanks guys for help.  Yes, all of the games are listed as game:  xxxx.rar, so I unrar that file and it shows, say game xxxx.bin after this.  I tried to mount the xxx.bin then run magicengine, and it gives blank screen.  I will try to extract the xxxx.bin now into more details then try to run again.

All I know is that he labeled everything with:  PC FX

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Re: TurboGrafx-16
« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2010, 09:57:28 pm »

  He stated to run DAEMON TOOLS or ALCOHOL and do a virtual drive MOUNT... then run MAGICENGINE (which he provided)....

Did you mount the whole image that he provided with one of the tools suggested?




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Re: TurboGrafx-16
« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2010, 11:42:10 am »
Yes, for example:

The Game:  battleheat

It's in this format on his DVD disc:  battleheat.rar

I unrar it, and inside is: battleheat.bin

I then tried to mount battleheat.bin with both DAEMON tools and Alcohol... both stated mounted, but unknown format.

Then I loaded MagicEngine and selected: BOOT CD

Then it showed the virtual drive letter (for me was F). It showed it like this:  F: UNKNOWN ????

I selected "F" and just get a black screen.  Nothing happens...

I can't believe its so hard to play these damn games... and I think they ALL are in a ".RAR" format, then inside that is the ".BIN"

Crazy
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Re: TurboGrafx-16
« Reply #12 on: October 21, 2010, 11:55:45 am »
I don't think you have to mount the .bin once it is unrared.  

I think he meant run Daemon tools to get to the .rar files.  Who knows?

For this reason and others I would never recommend getting DVDs from a service like this.  It's a lot easier when you don't use this service and buying dvds is frowned upon in the emulation community.

That said, just run the file in magic engine with another game, try multiple different ones.  It's possible just that one file won't run under Magic Engine.  As you know some emulators don't run all games perfectly (or at all).
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Re: TurboGrafx-16
« Reply #13 on: November 02, 2010, 11:55:26 pm »
SUCCESS!!!!!!     :applaud:   :dizzy:   :applaud:

Here is what solved my problem:

All the games I received are in ".zip" format... once you unzip a game, the file is: xxxx.BIN
Amongst the DVD's, there was some "CUE" files... once these files were extracted into a folder, then the game (.bin) into the same folder, you can now "mount" the .CUE file of that game... Example:  Battle Heat.cue and Battle Heat.bin are in the same folder... load up the Battle Heat.cue with Daemon Tools (mount it).. then load the MagicEngine Emulator... simply BOOT CD select and it will show up the games... select which one... PLAYS!

It all came down to the .CUE and .BIN must be in same folder.. I now have entire PC-FX collection on 7 DVD's!!!  Ownage!


Thanks again.. thought I would share if anyone else having problems...

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Re: TurboGrafx-16
« Reply #14 on: November 03, 2010, 08:29:09 am »
the PC-FX and the TG16 are two different systems.. Which is it you ended up with?

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Re: TurboGrafx-16
« Reply #15 on: November 03, 2010, 09:15:58 am »
the PC-FX and the TG16 are two different systems.. Which is it you ended up with?

That explains a lot.  I think he had PC-FX games, not TG16.  I was pretty confused when Dameon tools was brought up, because you definately don't need that to run TurboGrafx-16 games.

Turbograffix 16 and PC Engine are essentially the same, but PC-FX is a completely system different than both of those.

Regardless, glad it worked out.
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Re: TurboGrafx-16
« Reply #16 on: November 03, 2010, 09:41:36 am »
Looks like a full set of TG16 games (non-CD) is only like 75 megs compressed..

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Re: TurboGrafx-16
« Reply #17 on: November 03, 2010, 11:44:20 am »
Yes I think mine are the PC-FX type, so it's like 7 DVD's worth.  Actually I found several of them are not loading.... some will, some come up with "error" in MagicEngine.  I'm going to Email that guy back, as some games work, others will not..


TG-16 is my next then to get.

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