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  1. 12 points
    gigapig

    Aorin our new moderator

    Please can with give a warm welcome to our new moderator Aorin. He is a very talented awesome guy who we are proud to have as part of the team. Thank you.
  2. 9 points
    ninja2bceen

    Where’s Ninja2bceen?

    Ha not going anywhere but wanted to put in the plug that I’m going to create some tutorials on random things hyperspin and maybe pinball. The channel I’ve created is below, please let me know if you have a specific topic to get covered. Just made one around randomized intro videos Planet Geekdom https://youtube.com/channel/UCdcby-s2GwriaOHGmVC2vGA?sub_confirmation=1 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. 9 points
    Having just gone through a rebuild of my cab, I started thinking about how many different little things I do to make it the way I want to be. Hyperspin's great in the sense that you can customize pretty much anything in it. You can skin it however you want, build your own themes etc... But there are a bunch of little things that I think make a huge amount of difference so I figured I'd post this as I know I'd like to have had a guide like this as a newbie when I started so many years ago. So I figured I'd post some things that have guided me in my experience here. Some of this will be on cabs but it's mostly geared towards customizing HS. 1. Make it your own. If you're going to build a cab you might as well build it with stuff you like. Got a favourite game, movie or band? Make it the theme for your cab. You can customize the cab itself or add elements in HS to spruce it up. You can stay generic and that's fine but it's always better (in my opinion anyway) to customize it towards you. 2. Standardize the wheel sound. HS is great in that it comes with (by default) over 300 sound files in the Hyperspin/Media/Main Menu/Sound/Wheelsounds folder. That's a huge amount to choose from and it makes sense that it would be there by default as I'm sure Bill wants the users to know they're there. However, it's chaotic having all of those sounds go off everytime you spin the wheel. I can't tell you have many times I've gone on Youtube to see a cool build and they haven't standardized the sound... it just ruins it as far as I'm concerned. In my opinion, it makes a whole lot of sense to pick one sound to standardize your wheel sound on. To do this, create a copy of the Wheelsounds folder and rename it Wheelsounds (original) so you have a backup. Now with the Wheelsounds menu, pick one sound that you like for the wheel and go with that and delete everything else from that file. I personally use the GS102 sound as my global it works really well. There are some others that work well too though. Some good ones: GS40 (Pacman sound), GS61, GS113... play around with it and pick one you like. As always with Hyperspin though, the fun doesn't stop there. Every emu has a corresponding media/sound folder. You can do the same with each one. For my Atari 2600 I use the Frogger sound. For the Dreamcast wheel I use a custom sound I downloaded from the internet. As long as it's mp3 you should be good to go.If you don't want to hunt for them on the internet you can always go back to that original soundfile of 300+ mp3s and choose them from there. And you can also customize start and exit sounds. For example when I go into my colecovision wheel the opening sound from Donkey Kong starts, when I exit the end of game sound plays... you can do this for any system. On Dreamcast that wheel starts off with Soul Caliber's 'welcome back to the stage of history' and ends with 'but the soul sill burns!' When I have friends over (who used to play that game on the console) it's always a great laugh. It's super customized and super cool. 3. Sometimes less is more. If you are a completest and you want every emu and game under the sun, you can skip this part. Me personally, I don't need to have the 1000s of games from every system ever made on my wheels. I've got about half a dozen emus and a jukebox and that's it. To me it makes a whole lot of sense to pick the games that I know I and/or my friends and family would want to play. It's one thing to have all of the ROMs but you don't have to download all the themes or display them on your build. You can hide these games in a few different ways. In HyperHQ you can tell the system to only display games with themes and then only download the themes of the games you want. Alternatively you could make a custom database (Rocketlauncher will do this for you) but make sure you keep a copy of the original DB if you do this. 4. Have fun with videos. For my jukebox app, I've got 80s video hits that I play from my favourite bands. Sometimes I switch it up. This is so easy to do... once again go into hyperspin/media/mainmenu/video and change the video for the system you want to change. *Use the same wording (and capitalization) that's in Hyperspin so it matches. For some of the consoles, I downloaded some old commercials for Atari and Colecovision. They're all on Youtube, people love it when they see them and they bring back tons of memories. Get creative! 5. Learn to make your own themes. It's a lot easier than you think it is. Building themes in Hypertheme (included in the HS download) is dead simple. A theme you build yourself is going to be something you're going to love a lot more than even some of the best themes available for download. To do it, make the background image 1024x768. You can add a logo on top of that and add basic animation (already pre-built) to it, throw in a video and you're good to go. You can draw your own overlay if you wish or simply use HT to do it. It's not hard... really, just go try and mess around with it. When you're done, save it with the same name as it would appear in the database. You can even customize the exit screen if you want to. You can check my sig for some examples of Exit screens I've built. 6. Download the wheel art. It just looks a lot better. 'Nuff said. Go to the media folder and the appropriate emu file. Click on images and then load the pics into the wheel folder. Voila, you just made your HS build look 10x better. 7. Go with a two player cab. If you're set on having four that's fine go ahead. If you're on the fence... two players is better. It's a lot of work for four and in my experience it's rare that you'll get four people wanting to play at the same time. Maybe you have more friends than I do... but I'd still say that two players is just fine. *Troubleshooting tip: The one thing you will learn when you start customizing and running into problems is that HS is very picky about files. Your media files must match the emu filenames on the DB or you'll have problems. Most of the time it will be a capitalization issue because HS is case sensitive. So if you run into issues, the first thing you should check is the filename and uppercase/lowercase. There's a good chance that you'll have solved your problem this way. That's it for now. If I've made any errors here just point them out and I'll update this post. And if I can think of anything else, I'll add it. Hopefully this helps some of the newbies out there. RR
  4. 5 points

    Version 1.0.0

    6 downloads

    A collection of 976 2D box arts for NES. May contain some duplicates. Contains a high number of hard to find artwork for unlicensed games and prototypes. Also, a custom database that I am using to go with it, since many games are not in the official database - only 16 games are missing artwork, and 10 of those are prototypes. There are a handful of Famicom and FDS games in there. Use it or don't, I'm providing it as a convenience. I decided to go ahead and upload my wheels too, since I created several from scratch, and updated some from the FTP set that were incorrect. All games in the database have wheels at least.
  5. 5 points
    Aorin

    Aorin our new moderator

    Thanks guys, always glad to be useful and to contribute to the scene.
  6. 4 points
    fire10

    Aorin our new moderator

    Couldnt agree more....Congrats Aorin glad to have you errrrmmmm moderating us LOL
  7. 3 points
    ninja2bceen

    Where’s Ninja2bceen?

    New tutorial up and main menu showcase themes up https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmshOXAOVtg and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=386odg4yLag ... Almost at 100 subscribers! I released my hyperspeech ini that covers discriptions for all my systems. Check out the mega and thank you! More to come, please subscribe
  8. 3 points
    ninja2bceen

    Where’s Ninja2bceen?

    Video should be much better quality moving fwd. eyes have been opened Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. 3 points
    ninja2bceen

    Where’s Ninja2bceen?

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  10. 3 points
    Skywatcher

    Aorin our new moderator

    It's very good to have someone from Brazil as moderator. Good luck and count with me. e isso ai mano
  11. 3 points
    Kondorito

    Aorin our new moderator

    Indeed @Aorin is one hell of a guy Not only he knows about everything, be it FEs, Emus, PCs, but he also is a centered person, always helping, creating and promoting the scene. Valeu amigo!
  12. 3 points
    thatman84

    Aorin our new moderator

    Well deserved @Aorin solid member of this and many other communities.
  13. 3 points

    Version 20140808

    118 downloads

    Top Roller - toprollr (MAME) Video Snap available at EmuMovies
  14. 2 points
    ninja2bceen

    Where’s Ninja2bceen?

    Latest tutorial, batch dedicated playlist/collection wheels https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxIfO44pKic
  15. 2 points
    ninja2bceen

    Where’s Ninja2bceen?

    Uploaded files to mega on my YouTube channel. Please like and subscribe Planet Geekdom Uploaded 50 plus intro videos on mega Uploaded ini files for start up script Uploaded orphan icon killer system tray exe Uploaded setting.ini Uploaded randomizer ini and bat file Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. 2 points
    Beautiful work, for real
  17. 2 points
    Well, guess what... I've finally finished my cab Still a lot of tinkering to do (some LED work, few emulators that I can't get working properly etc), but IT'S ALIVE. And I thought I'd show you lucky people the outcome... Introducing Super Bubble Fighter II Turbo Well, guess what... I've finally finished my cab Still a lot of tinkering to do (some LED work, few emulators that I can't get working properly etc), but IT'S ALIVE. And I thought I'd show you lucky people the outcome... Introducing Super Bubble Fighter II Turbo
  18. 2 points
    Tulliu

    Aorin our new moderator

    Parabens Aorin! Sou seu fã no HyperSpin! Ainda vou te enviar aquele HD para vc copiar o seu HS! No mais você merece, sempre foi prestativo e atencioso quando precisei...
  19. 2 points
    If you want to make an advanced theme then sure... it takes practice. When I started out I had zero skills. But I learned how to make themes myself almost right away. I simply downloaded 1024x768 images and then logos and made my own themes. I did this mostly for Virtual Pinball (a system I don't use anymore) and the themes were more than adequate. For example I had a great image of Chrisopher Reeve for Superman and just added in the video. It's not the most sophisticated theme but it looked great and I was happy to say that I'd done it myself. As I said in my post, a theme you make yourself is one you'll love even more than the best themes that are made on here. I certainly feel that way. It's more personalized and you've "made it your own". 1. Hyperspin comes with over 300 sounds to begin with. That should more than meet your needs. 2. If you have Mame, you downloaded samples for some of those games. Zaxxon for example has several sounds that you can use. They need to be converted from WAV to mp3 though. I find the Zaxxon laser is a great sound effect as a wheel click. 3. It will take any mp3 sound. You can go on youtube and download any gameplay video. Use a sound editor to splice the sound you want and use that. I've done this a lot. (You do need an editor for this of course.) It's not hard to do but you've got to have the tools to do it. I believe Adobe has this capability. I actually bought some programs from NCH that I find extremely useful. I use it to convert and edit sounds as well as editing videos. For example I like to use commercials for games as my videos, esp on the main menu vids. 4. Here's how it works. Go to hyperspin/media/atari 2600 (or whatever)/sounds. Open the sounds folder. If it's not already there, add the following folders. System Start. System Exit. Wheel Sounds. I have the first letters capitalized and it works so just do it that way. Now that you've got the folders you can enter in whatever mp3 file you want. It will pull from that file to do the startup, wheel sound and exit sound. You can now personalize it anyway you want to. It's such a task just to get HS/emulators running (emus are usually more than half the battle) that we spend so much time talking about that and forget to really talk about what makes HS so "hyped" to begin with. It was months after I had set up my system that I even realized I could mess with the sound files for example. I remember after I changed it how much better it sounded. You should actually use some standardized sounds on the HS builds you've set up. I can talk to you offline about this if you wish. I've got some sounds that are perfect.
  20. 2 points
    Accorsi

    Aorin our new moderator

    Congratulations, now we have a brazilian
  21. 2 points
    ghostlost

    Aorin our new moderator

    Parabéns Aorin, os brasileiros se destacando na comunidade Hyperspin!
  22. 2 points
    Skywatcher

    Aorin our new moderator

    I really think you do not know what you're saying hahaha
  23. 2 points

    Version 1.0

    409 downloads

    517 wheels and 52 alternates, coinciding with database 1.1 of 11 Oct. 2017 Credits: @diskmach - Project Lead, Wheel Creator, Source Art Collector @32assassin - Wheel Creator @Black Hazor - Wheel Creator @agent47 - Database Link to thread Link to database
  24. 2 points
    ghostlost

    HYPERSPIN DO ZERO - NOVATO

    Segue a playlist do meu canal do YouTube, tenho certeza que diversas duvidas suas serão respondidas assistindo esses videos!
  25. 2 points
    Aorin

    HYPERSPIN DO ZERO - NOVATO

    Você pode começar baixando aqui: Depois baixe o RocketLauncher, é um gerenciador de frontends, essencial no funcionamento geral de tudo. Veja o Hyperspin como a pele e o RocketLauncher como todo o sistema que gerencia o restante. http://www.rlauncher.com/forum/vbdownloads.php?do=file&action=mirror&downloadid=1&mirrorid=1 O @SemCranio fez alguns tutoriais bem explicados aqui: http://hyperspin-fe.com/tutorials/category/318-portugu%c3%aas/ O início pode parecer meio complicado, mas a curva de aprendizado pode ser rápida. Mantenha esse tópico atualizado conforme você progride e novas dúvidas apareçam.
  26. 2 points
    malarrya

    HyperSpin 1.5.1 Public Release

    Thanks, this thread is working for me again... weird. I converted all my PNGs to JPGs then back to PNGs using this FREE converter and it now works AWESOME! https://sourceforge.net/projects/bulkimageconver/ I also finally got Sophos to stop being a huge PITA and ignore the Hyperspin files. Thanks everyone for the help!
  27. 2 points

    Version 0.0.198beta1

    1,880 downloads

    This is the mame xml databases full lists generator application : Generate Mame xml full lists of any version you want. Auto-Download all ini files necessary for generate Mame xml full lists. You can create your own Files from mame (official) sorted by : working or All games(including non-working) number of Players (from 1p to 9p) Genres (48 genre lists + 1 "new" genre list for games added from the current version) Manufacturers (26 lists of the most important manufacturers) Years (5 lists by decade of years) Extras (Controls,Buttons,Sound Channels,Screens,Languages,Versions,Best games,In/Not in Dir,Others...) Same thing for Folders: Manufacturers , Genre , Years , Players , and all Extras : These lists will have the same directory/lists created : For ex : Genre "Fighter","Soccer","Adventure","Capcom","Sega","1970-1979","2p sim".... will have : working or All games(including non-working) Genres (49 genre lists) number of Players (from 1p to 9p) Manufacturers (26 lists max) Years (5 lists max) Extras (Controls,Buttons,Sound Channels,Screens,Languages,Versions,Best games,in/Not in Dir,Others...)
  28. 2 points
    Accorsi

    Frontend em BR!?

    Oi, @arturpitanga blz? Bem-vindo ao forum! Dentro desse arquivo descompacte irá surgir dois arquivos: Sistema.zip Main Menu.zip Descompacte os dois. Após isso pegue todos os arquivos da pasta Main Menu e coloque em: Hyperspin\Media\Main Menu\Images\Special\ E substitua todos os arquvos. E pegue todos os arquivos da pasta Sistema e coloque em (no exemplo abaixo se aplica a todas os sistemas que você tem por exemplo o MAME se no caso for outro sistema bote no nome desse sistema): HyperSpin\HyperSpin\Media\MAME\Images\Special HyperSpin\HyperSpin\Media\AAE\Images\Special HyperSpin\HyperSpin\Media\Sega Genesis\Images\Special ..etc. Espero que tenha ajudado qual quer dúvida me pergunte
  29. 2 points

    Version 1.0.0

    135 downloads

    GP Rider (World, FD1094 317-0163) - gprider (MAME) (4:3) Video Snap available at EmuMovies
  30. 2 points

    Version 1.0.0

    174 downloads

    Another MAME gap-filler for this awesome little arcade game! The picture doesn't really do this theme justice....watch out for the flying fruit!
  31. 2 points

    Version

    412 downloads

    2D Covers for ALL the Japanese games in the Sega Saturn Database
  32. 2 points

    Version 1.0

    5,208 downloads

    A full wheel pack for PSX (not including Japanese games yet). Enjoy the fruit of a project that took 5 years to finish, many contributors have come and gone over the years. Correct database can be found here: http://www.hyperspin-fe.com/files/file/11316-sony-playstation-official-database/
  33. 2 points

    Version 2

    2,213 downloads

    Nintendo Entertainment System 3D cases (USA) titles,(Unofficial) titles,(Europe) titles, (Australia) titles,and a few Japanese cases. All created with the original side panel not the custom . XML included for the NES games that are not on the original hyperbase 1.3 version if you want it. If there are are errors or mistakes, please just let me know and I'll fix em'!
  34. 2 points

    Version 20100903

    762 downloads

    Nintendo 64 - 2D Cart Pack
  35. 2 points

    Version 20140821

    209 downloads

    B.C. Kid / Bonk's Adventure - bonkadv (MAME)
  36. 2 points

    Version 20150711

    385 downloads

    Features flash animation and wheel image is included in the theme ZIP.
  37. 2 points

    Version 20150627

    591 downloads

    MAME Blood Bros
  38. 2 points

    Version 20121117

    156 downloads

    Tournament Arkanoid (US) - arkatour (MAME)
  39. 2 points

    Version 20090303

    114 downloads

    Side Arms - Hyper Dyne (World, 861129) - sidearms (MAME) Video Snap available at EmuMovies
  40. 2 points

    Version 20100516

    172 downloads

    Double Axle (US) - dblaxle (MAME) Video Snap available at EmuMovies
  41. 2 points

    Version 20100616

    197 downloads

    Vs. Excitebike (set EB4-4 A) - excitebk (MAME) Video Snap available at EmuMovies
  42. 2 points

    Version 20120226

    337 downloads

    Sega Rally Pro Drivin' - srallyp (Model 2) Video Snap available at EmuMovies
  43. 2 points

    Version 20120216

    465 downloads

    Sega Rally 2 - srally2 (Model 3) Video Snap available at EmuMovies
  44. 2 points

    Version 20090117

    88 downloads

    Radar Scope - radarscp (MAME) Video Snap available at EmuMovies
  45. 2 points

    Version 20081124

    167 downloads

    Bonze Adventure (World, Newer) - bonzeadv (MAME) Video Snap available at EmuMovies
  46. 2 points

    Version 20111205

    122 downloads

    Astro Warrior (Mega-Tech, SMS based) - mt_astro (MAME) Video Snap available at EmuMovies
  47. 2 points

    Version 20120429

    246 downloads

    Ghostlop (prototype) - ghostlop (MAME) Video Snap available at EmuMovies
  48. 2 points

    Version 20090104

    134 downloads

    Stratovox - stratvox (MAME) Video Snap available at EmuMovies
  49. 2 points

    Version 20121016

    197 downloads

    Tecmo World Cup Millennium (Japan) - tecmowcm (MAME) Video Snap available at EmuMovies
  50. 2 points

    Version 20090114

    209 downloads

    Jungle Hunt - jungleh (MAME)-evildindon Video Snap available from EmuMovies
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