The Uncle T guide is a grand achievement. I used it when i was 'green'. It's always nice when people spend time in order to help others without thinking about making money.
I just want to make people aware that time has passed since he wrote the guide, and accessory programs, emulators and stuff can in some cases be outdated, or newer ones have come out. There is sometimes better emulators that does the trick with less or no problems or compromises.
My advise is to search for other emulators if a particular 'Uncle T' recommend Emu has some drawbacks.
I have allways had some standarts for my setup; like no windows in sight is to be tolerated, no mouse/keyboard needed in anycase what so ever/ games close by esc.
There a brilliant program that has come out call Auto-hotkey. It can program your keyboard to alter the output. It can be used for so many things. It's endless really. And you can make as many applications as you want to, and they will auto boot.
Here's two examples I've used it for: The SLD/NEO emu. (The ONLY Neogeo CD emu that works, and it's flawless),. It needs an key push F1 to go to full screen. I made a script in Auto hotkey where key '1' also send out an 'F1', while still retaining the original output of the key '1'. (You can't use closemul as there's no menus in this in SLD/NEO).
Another Emulator that i could not get working in my cab was 'DICE'. DICE is a very important emulator, it only plays 3 games and they are black & white (and the machine contains no IC's (chips), It's all discrete components). DICE is an emulator of the very first arcademachine that used a monitor (CTR (Tube screen)). It was called Atari Pong, but had 2 more games that were somewhat different from pong. It dates 1972. In full manufacturing in 1973. Controles on the DICE emu were fixed (The controls consisted of two full rotating potmeters, one for each player, no more , no less). The cabinet was as taken from the film 2001. Must be worth a fortune now since it's simply a diffrent league designwise and then ther's the history of being the first CTR video game machine. Do anyone on this site own one? The knobs were not the same as the Mame standart (that I have adopted for all my emus, with 5 buttons + joyst. time 2) A little script in auto hotkey rearranged the keys and now is running perfect.
Super Nintendo/Nintendo Famicom Disk System/Nintendo NES runs fine with the newest Mess (allthough a pop up says that there can be a problem with sound/video. I have not had any probems and i think these warnings will be removed in one of the next updates.
The Super nintendo that is recommended in Mala under presets, ZSNESW, are not good. It's not frontend friendly. It must be a mistake that this emu is still the one you can choose in Mala for SNES. Many peole would never know better, and then they are in for a struggle.
Use snes9x and use mala hook 'close'. (Tick 'use hotkeys' press 'edit hotkeys', and then press 'add'. This is very simple. Reasign keys by starting up the emulator outside Mala (Esc brings on the menus) Or use newest Mess. No hook needed.
I think that Mess makes the nicest screen picture. IUse Mess for all my tv'console nintendos.
If anyone would like the auto hot script for the DICE and the SLD/NEO then message me.