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91   Merit/JVL Touchscreen / Re: JVL Echo Not Booting Upon July 16, 2024, 05:49:06 pm

Started by Phlav - Last post by Phlav

Hey Megatouchmike. I am still in the process of testing out the memory but has been so busy I got side tracked. I placed an order for the same memory that's on the board and waiting for it to come in. But I tested it out with another memory stick and not luck. It was a 16 gig stick I had laying around and not sure if the higher capacity will not work but I thought I would try it in any case. I am thinking the memory may not be the issue sadly and will know for sure once I receive it, but you mentioned that you might have a JP90 board. As I may be heading towards the motherboard issue, is that still an option and how much will you sell it for?

Started by Duffy - Last post by Duffy

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That is not an error message, it is only for information. You can turn it off via setting in mame.ini, though I prefer to leave it on. Just follow the instructions ("press any key to continue") and it will show the game.

Well I’ll be darned, It works!
 Pressing tab doesn’t bring up the menu though, and escape doesn't quit like it normally does. Also when I direct launchbox to the groovymame mame.exe and try launching a game, i get an error saying it needs elevation? I’m guessing it has to do with privileges, i’ll try this here:

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This would be about user privileges. You need to login as an admin level user or create the appropriate permissions for the current user. I think you can do this by typing WIN+R (run) then type "control userpasswords2", then selecting the user/properties to change group membership

For whatever reason, after reinstalling Groovymame,  alot of the issues I was having in retroarch went away too, where ps1 and dreamcast stuff was slowing to half their normal refresh rates and getting all choppy, so I’m a happy albeit a little confused camper!

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The latest GreenAntz v1.94 is much improved, made with retrogaming love and care, and comparisons (looking at performance of one, then the other) are like chalk and cheese. Out eyes tend to be very forgiving about poor colour depth/consistency, but you'll see the difference clearly when comparing one after the other. If you haven't guessed by now, I design and make GreenAntz transcoders. Let me know if you're interested

Oh hell yea gimme! You actually make those? That is actually badass. Let me know what I need to do to get one!

Edit: oh one more thing, i’ve got this orei hdmi splitter that’s in my line

  https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B07J2Q9NPH

It’s from the days when I was first starting and just using an hdmi to component scaler. It had a switch labeled EDID that goes from STD to TV, could that cause any problems?

93   Lightguns / Re: Best light gun ever - fight meon July 16, 2024, 01:59:16 pm

Started by pbj - Last post by RandyT

I think the GC2 was better, and the difference between anything on the Master System and the PS2 is huge.  If the LG system was so advanced, there would have been nothing in the way for Sony to copy the implementation verbatim, given it's age.  But they went with a more advanced implementation, using the sync signals directly from the video output for it's timing.

It may have been good for it's time, but you would have a very hard time convincing me that modern CRT lightguns don't work at least to the same level.

94   Main Forum / Re: Suzo Happ Ms Pac Man 4 Way Joystick on July 16, 2024, 01:46:16 pm

Started by An0thernumber - Last post by RandyT

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The longer the shaft, the less responsive it will feel in play

Said no woman ever.

Unless she understood basic geometry and was trying to explain to you why you put the wrong stick on her Ms Pac machine.....  :cheers:

95   Driving & Racing Cabinets / Re: Over Jump Rallyon July 16, 2024, 11:57:51 am

Started by Fursphere - Last post by Cicciolo

I wanted The 90's Arcade Racer so badly... what a scam. :(

96   Buy/Sell/Trade - non-retail / Wtb: Usb2Gun or Optigunon July 16, 2024, 10:25:37 am

Started by Endprodukt - Last post by Endprodukt

Looking for a tested working Usb2Gun.

I'm located in Germany

Thanks!

Started by Duffy - Last post by Zebidee

In step 2, he mentions to unzip GM, give mame64.exe admin privileges. Mine is just called mame.exe, I assume they're meant to be the same thing? The admin privileges tickbox is greyed out for me. Any idea why?

This would be about user privileges. You need to login as an admin level user or create the appropriate permissions for the current user. I think you can do this by typing WIN+R (run) then type "control userpasswords2", then selecting the user/properties to change group membership. But you'll need to be logged in as admin anyway to make the appropriate changes.

"mame64.exe" and "mame.exe" are essentially the same thing. Mame devs simply stopped adding the "64" prefix a while back.

I think you need admin privileges to install the CRT_emulator driver too.
I don't know if using multiple video cards creates issues. You'll need the real "sensei" (Calamity) to have a look.

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But the game does not run, just an error message (photo below)

That is not an error message, it is only for information. You can turn it off via setting in mame.ini, though I prefer to leave it on. Just follow the instructions ("press any key to continue") and it will show the game.


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Thank you very much for your time and patience Sensei! Oh yes before I forget, I do have a turdmuffin VGA to Component transcoder from ali express:

  https://www.aliexpress.us/item/3256806686968960.html


Those transcoders are little better than meadowmuffins. They are a cheap & nasty Chinese ripoff based on an early GreenAntz design that we shared on github in 2018. Back then we didn't consider it to be of "commerical" quality and were just kicking hobbyists ideas around. It "works", but notably, it has no voltage regulation, no sync clamping and poor signal management throughout, meaning you'll get inconsistent colour depth and may have difficulty getting it to sync properly with some video card/sources.

The latest GreenAntz v1.94 is much improved, made with retrogaming love and care, and comparisons (looking at performance of one, then the other) are like chalk and cheese. Out eyes tend to be very forgiving about poor colour depth/consistency, but you'll see the difference clearly when comparing one after the other. If you haven't guessed by now, I design and make GreenAntz transcoders. Let me know if you're interested.


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but I also have a wakaba VGA to Component transcoder on the way, it should be here in about 3 weeks or so, I had the same thought as you a couple weeks ago.

The wakaba transcoders from New Zealand are better than the Chinese ones. When it comes in, compare to see why it costs a little more.

Started by Duffy - Last post by Duffy

Mmmmm muffins..

I've changed screen0 in mame.ini to the current display label set by VMMaker which is \\.\DISPLAY9 (I've noticed the display number changes every time I generate and install new modelines which I think is normal?).

Edit: I do have the export setting to mame.ini ticked in the mame tab and have it directed to mame.exe in GM folder.

I think I am not doing the Groovymame install right, so I try to reinstall Groovymame following Calamity's 2019 Guide (most recent i can find):

  http://geedorah.com/eiusdemmodi/forum/viewtopic.php?id=433

In step 2, he mentions to unzip GM, give mame64.exe admin privileges. Mine is just called mame.exe, I assume they're meant to be the same thing? The admin privileges tickbox is greyed out for me. Any idea why?
In step 3, he mentions there should be a source folder in the ini folder, that's not there for me. Otherwise I follow it to a T.

Now I navigate to groovymame root, open mame.ini and set:

  rompath                   <path to romset>
  ..
  screen0                     \.\\DISPLAY5

Then I try to start a game through command line by opening CMD with admin privileges, navigating to groovymame root

 mame.exe -v romname

Mame now opens on the CRT!
But the game does not run, just an error message (photo below)

I followed the instructions from Calamity's sig to get a log.

  - From command line, run: groovymame.exe -v romname >romname.txt
 - Attach resulting romname.txt file to your post, instead of pasting it.

In my case it the command looked like

  mame.exe -v romname >romname.txt

And the .txt file generated in the groovymame root folder.

Sorry if I'm being too wordy, I'm still learning and I've run into so many weird issues that I want to be as clear as possible, also I want to make sure anyone else having my issues in the future can get help from this.

Thank you very much for your time and patience Sensei! Oh yes before I forget, I do have a turdmuffin VGA to Component transcoder from ali express:

  https://www.aliexpress.us/item/3256806686968960.html

but I also have a wakaba VGA to Component transcoder on the way, it should be here in about 3 weeks or so, I had the same thought as you a couple weeks ago.

99   Lightguns / Problèmes avec qq jeuxon July 16, 2024, 01:55:23 am

Started by GRA71 - Last post by GRA71

Bonjour,

J'ai quelques problèmes pour paramétrer correctement quelques jeux avec mon Gun4IR.


Alien Disco Safari : le réticule ne bouge pas, ni avec la souris, ni avec le Gun4IR.
J'utilise la configuration de DemulShooter 12.8 (DemulShooter.exe -target=windows -rom=ads)
Ou se déplace par à coup, c'est injouable !


Colt's Wild West Shootout : J'ai réussi à mettre le jeu en plein écfan à l'aide de dgVoodoo 2.85.5, mais le réticule à
un décalage, il ne suit pas le pointer de la souris. Avec la souris le jeu est parfaitement jouable, mais pas avec le Gun4IR !
En mode fenestré, dans la résolution d'origine, le jeu est jouable avec le Gun4IR, mais la fenêtre est trop petite.



Shangai Dragon : J'ai réussi à mettre le jeu en plein écfan ç l'aide de dgVoodoo 2.85.5, mais le réticule devient fou lorsque
je me sers de mon Gun4IR (voir vidéo), mais est parfaitement jouable à la souris.


Si vous avez des idées pour m'aider ou m'aiguiller  ;)
Merci.  ;)

100   Driving & Racing Cabinets / Re: Sega Rally Championshipon July 16, 2024, 12:57:50 am

Started by isamu - Last post by negative1

4 hour documentary on the making of sega rally championship:

https://www.timeextension.com/news/2024/06/epic-four-hour-documentary-on-the-creation-of-sega-rally-now-available-to-watch



later
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