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Author Topic: FR: Skip or fastforward bios/test screens on games  (Read 2513 times)

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trick72

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FR: Skip or fastforward bios/test screens on games
« on: July 03, 2013, 05:20:13 am »
Hi,

I enabled the option to skip the nag screens in groovymame. But you are still left with the bios screens, test pattern screens etc that can take up to 15sec. on some games before a game can be started. I know mame is all about emulating and not playing etc but still, is there any way to skip or fast forward these screens so that you can go right into the title screen and start a game?

I know that in the past, advancemame used to do this,by running the game at full PC cpu speed  for the first few seconds that the game is running. So, the first seconds, the game runs at 600% speed or so. This had the effect of "fast forwarding" the game the first few seconds, to "fast forward" all these bios/test screens.

Can something similar perhaps be introduced for groovymame?

Thanks

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Re: FR: Skip or fastforward bios/test screens on games
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2013, 05:37:57 am »
Can something similar perhaps be introduced for groovymame?
I hope not.: groovymame is about play roms at their native resolution (which is a "plus" in emulation fidelity), not about speed-up roms initialization.


PS: a way to bypass the initial bios check could be activating the "savestate" option for the interested roms (or globally).
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Re: FR: Skip or fastforward bios/test screens on games
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2013, 06:44:13 am »
I think pressing F10 or something makes it go full speed?
don't know if it has been disabled or not...

just checked.. yep F10 (toggle) or INS (Momentary)
take your pick.. assigned it to one of the shifted buttons (assuming a jpac etc)
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Re: FR: Skip or fastforward bios/test screens on games
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2013, 03:10:53 am »
okay. good tips. thanks.