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  • dankcushions 18 May 2017 15:24:07 267 posts
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    SlackMaster wrote:
    @kentmonkey I've setup a Pi3 recently with retropie with mixed results, mainly getting Mame working with all the games I want.

    RetroArch that runs the emulators in emulation station seems a bit hit and miss. I've managed to get the mame-libretro up and running with the roms I have, although not all the Mame 0.78/2003 roms work. I haven't been able to get mame4all roms up and running. Most of them will load but not with my controller config so I cannot control any of the games. :s
    there's pretty much no point in running mame4all on a pi3. it doens't run anything that mame2003 doesn't, and will generally run things with less accuracy. it's only kept around for pi1/0 as it's more performant. see https://github.com/RetroPie/RetroPie-Setup/wiki/Arcade#step-one-choose-an-arcade-emulator

    I'm probably missing something with mame as I know you have to be very specific with the rom sets that you get but I've tried most suggestions online and can't get everything I want up and running.

    Can't seem to find a Cadillac and Dinosaurs rom either for an of the included mame emulators.
    i've completed it in mame2003. if you have the 0.78 full set, just copy dino.zip to /mame-libretro/ and make sure you're running lr-mame2003.

    Edited by dankcushions at 15:31:52 18-05-2017
  • Psiloc 18 May 2017 15:26:58 3,908 posts
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    By the way, MAME rule number one: don't change any filenames.

    Edited by Psiloc at 15:27:19 18-05-2017
  • dankcushions 18 May 2017 15:27:10 267 posts
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    StrayBezza wrote:
    @dankcushions

    Is it really that easy to install retropie and then all the roms without encountering any issues that I won't understand how to remedy?

    I have the patience of a non saint.
    honestly i wouldn't bother with emulation in general, then. it's not 'easy' as such. there's always a certain amount of configuration that has to happen.

    read this: https://github.com/retropie/retropie-setup/wiki/First-Installation - if any of that sounds too hard then i wouldn't bother. many classic arcade/console games are available on current consoles via the the virtual console, psn, etc.
  • dankcushions 18 May 2017 15:28:18 267 posts
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    i maintain the various compatibility lists that also serve as a good cross reference between file name and game name. eg https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1LP1MELCvcxu7TfiowF_0ZuvRVEMqlfQyTVetnOJvuJc/edit#gid=1744967714
  • StrayBezza 18 May 2017 15:29:16 857 posts
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    I wont bother then. I couldn't even be arsed reading past the first sentence.
  • quadfather 18 May 2017 15:30:56 27,309 posts
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    StrayBezza wrote:
    @dankcushions

    Is it really that easy to install retropie and then all the roms without encountering any issues that I won't understand how to remedy?

    I have the patience of a non saint.
    This is exactly what I did and it worked without a hitch with roms via emuparadise (which afaik is legal if you own the original carts)
  • geeza2020 18 May 2017 18:52:20 2,418 posts
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    @StrayBezza isn't the first sentence just one word? Congratulations? Good luck with life.
  • StrayBezza 18 May 2017 19:01:47 857 posts
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    @geeza2020

    Yeah - thanks for the advice. It was tongue in cheek by the way.
  • Spectral 18 May 2017 19:20:11 5,528 posts
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    @quadfather I think its only legal as a backup if you dump your own carts. Not that they'd come after for a few old game though.
  • the_milkybar_kid 19 May 2017 11:15:34 5,446 posts
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    Heading to the Arcade Club in Bury tomorrow for a mates belated Birthday present. Can't wait after reading the reviews.

    Edited by the_milkybar_kid at 11:16:07 19-05-2017
  • cs96and 19 May 2017 12:40:39 164 posts
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    Nice article in the Guardian about forgotten video games...
    https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/may/19/from-aztec-to-toh-shin-den-in-praise-of-forgotten-video-games

    The video of Clumsy Colin's Action Biker brought back some memories. That was a truly terrible game, yet I must have played it for hours.

    What are everyone's forgotten classics? I'm going to name "Championship Jet Ski Simulator" on the speccy (I can even hear the terrible speech synthesis as I'm typing that!). The controls and physics were perfect.



    Edited by cs96and at 12:40:47 19-05-2017

    Edited by cs96and at 12:41:05 19-05-2017
  • MrTomFTW Best Moderator, 2016 19 May 2017 13:04:10 46,770 posts
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    I got a parcel full of Speccy games in the post today. Good ol' eBay...

  • the_milkybar_kid 19 May 2017 13:22:34 5,446 posts
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    Nice haul!
  • cs96and 19 May 2017 13:34:00 164 posts
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    @MrTomFTW Oooh... Dan Dare!
  • BiffTanner 19 May 2017 14:03:42 167 posts
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    the_milkybar_kid wrote:
    Heading to the Arcade Club in Bury tomorrow for a mates belated Birthday present. Can't wait after reading the reviews.
    Enjoy! It is damn good fun, and they do change some of the machines round over time so it good for repeat visits in moderation.
    Last time I went they had just got in PSVR with resi evil 7 which was nice to try.
    They've opened up another floor since with a pc lan and other things so should be even better.

    Beware of point blank 2 as one of the guns is/was a bit faulty.
  • quadfather 19 May 2017 14:03:53 27,309 posts
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    @cs96and

    Forgotten classics imo:-

    Speccy

    Bubble bus games - Wizards Lair, Starquake, Firelord
    Odin Computer Graphics - Nodes of Yesod, Arc of Yesod, Robin o' the wood
    Hewson - Avalon + Dragontorc
    Mikrogen - All the wally games
    Gremlin - Monty moles!
    And one of my all time favourite games I played as a kid - Wrigger

    C64

    Any game that has music by Rob Hubbard, Tim Follin or Martin Galway :)

    Amiga

    Lionheart!
    Savage

    This list could go on forever though, so keeping it trim
  • pyper777 19 May 2017 14:12:42 84 posts
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    @cs96and forgotten classic for 2600 would be Frostbite.
  • quadfather 19 May 2017 14:22:39 27,309 posts
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    Actually, yeah, even older stuff would be games I used to play on a Philips Videopac G7000

    Freedom Fighters, Satellite Attack, Nightmare, Quest for the ring (With a keyboard overlay no less)

    Just remembered another c64 classic - Bump Set Spike. Played that for aaaaages
  • the_dudefather 19 May 2017 14:23:08 10,320 posts
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    An arcade cafe just opened up around the corner from me in Edinburgh, pretty decent selection and they rotate the games around pretty often

    They use original arcade boards and Japanese style sit-down cabinets, pretty nice.

    http://www.konbo.co.uk/
  • the_milkybar_kid 19 May 2017 14:38:03 5,446 posts
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    @BiffTanner Cheers, wouldn't mind trying VR as I've yet to do so. Shame about Point Blank, that's one I'm really looking forward to with multiplayer. Bit gutted we didn't go last week as they had a Mario Kart Tournament on.
  • Psiloc 19 May 2017 14:38:08 3,908 posts
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    So how do all these arcade cafes work then? Pay at the door and then free play?
  • the_milkybar_kid 19 May 2017 14:46:34 5,446 posts
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    Yup. Think it's a tenner or a bit more for both floors for as long as you want.
  • quadfather 19 May 2017 14:54:40 27,309 posts
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    Do they have a bar?
  • BiffTanner 19 May 2017 14:58:44 167 posts
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    It has been Ł10 on the door everytime I have been so far.

    It is a shame about point blank 2, however they also have point blank 1 and that works perfectly, plus the guns are a bit better on that one anyway. Namco seem to have cheaped out on the build quality for number 2.

    They have a little section on the top floor near the entrance where they do food and have a small selection of alcohol. I assume they serve it on Fridays and Saturdays but have only seen people buying it on the Fridays as its over 18s only.

    Edited by BiffTanner at 15:02:14 19-05-2017
  • the_dudefather 19 May 2017 15:01:30 10,320 posts
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    Psiloc wrote:
    So how do all these arcade cafes work then? Pay at the door and then free play?
    One near me sells 4 credits for a quid
  • the_milkybar_kid 21 May 2017 19:22:18 5,446 posts
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    Well, the Arcade Club was absolutely brilliant. 2 floors of gaming at its best. Can't describe how good that place is. Probably go every few months now.
  • KRadiation 22 May 2017 08:10:55 1,219 posts
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    I need to go back now they've added the 2nd floor and the new food. I've only seen a bit about the 2nd floor on Facebook though..

    What kind of stuff do they have on it? Is it more multiplayer arcade and more modern stuff?
  • the_milkybar_kid 22 May 2017 10:22:24 5,446 posts
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    Probably spent more time on the 2nd floor. I'll upload some videos at some point but there's a row of loads of different consoles old and new in front of these really comfy sofas, some more PS4's with VR a load of high end PC's, loads of Japanese arcades, House of the Dead 4, some dance arcades, a pinball room and a massive projector setup in front of a 4 seater sofa that had Mario Kart on the Switch.

    Such a good day out.
  • quadfather 22 May 2017 10:24:29 27,309 posts
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    Sounds ace

    Where is it again?
  • the_milkybar_kid 22 May 2017 16:16:03 5,446 posts
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    Bury, just north of Manchester. Can't remember the last time I played games all day without any pang of guilt.

    Edited by the_milkybar_kid at 16:16:40 22-05-2017
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