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Upgrading hardware/drivers help!
« on: April 07, 2021, 03:37:58 am »
Here we go again..
I'm updating my cabinets to newer hardware and latest software (Win10) etc, but when i try to install emudrivers and then run VMMaker, it say there's no compatible drivers loaded. (crt_emudriver_&_tools_2.0_beta_15_18.5.1_W.10-64)
Before installing drivers, the card is recognized as an R5 200 series, but after it is called a HD6450. but it doesn't say anything about the driver name being CRT Emudriver...
I did have this card working in Windows 7 previously, but i can't remember if i had the same issues back then...

Then when i try to start VMMaker is says this:


Any ideas please?
And thank you in advance!!

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Re: Upgrading hardware/drivers help!
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2021, 04:19:07 am »
Seeing as your card now thinks it is a HD6450, maybe you could try installing the Crimson 16.2.1 based CRT-emudriver?
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Re: Upgrading hardware/drivers help!
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2021, 04:40:44 am »
installing the Crimson 16.2.1 based CRT-emudriver?
bingo!
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Re: Upgrading hardware/drivers help!
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2021, 11:05:37 pm »
Ok, next issue, any idea why exerion is running in an interlaced mode? Is that the correct resolution for this game?

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Re: Upgrading hardware/drivers help!
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2021, 03:05:03 am »
Exerion is a vertical game, 320x224? It has to be in interlaced mode to fit on a horizontal 15khz CRT.

There are some auto-rotation options in GM for vertical games you can play with.
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Re: Upgrading hardware/drivers help!
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2021, 03:27:14 am »
Exerion is a vertical game, 320x224? It has to be in interlaced mode to fit on a horizontal 15khz CRT.
Oh yeah... der..
my bad...

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Re: Upgrading hardware/drivers help!
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2021, 07:39:52 pm »
Anyone knoe where to get the current mame.xml from?

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Re: Upgrading hardware/drivers help!
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2021, 09:01:46 pm »
You can get it yourself from the executable from command line:

mame.exe -listxml > mame.xml

It will take a short minute or so to finish. There are also places online to download it if you search (get right one for your version of MAME).
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Re: Upgrading hardware/drivers help!
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2021, 10:27:15 pm »
mame.exe -listxml > mame.xml
was sure i tried that last night, but all it did was produce a .DAT file..
but something can't be right... it now produces a mame.xml but it's 248MB big? and it won't open..
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Re: Upgrading hardware/drivers help!
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2021, 11:08:22 pm »
the xml file will be too big for MS notepad etc

use Notepad++ instead, more of a pro-tool

https://notepad-plus-plus.org/downloads/

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