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Rowr14 last won the day on April 27

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  1. Which graphics card???

    For sure, I should of mentioned I guess I forgot I had to upgrade my PSU to even accommodate the older GPU. So it's worth considering because I spent more upgrading that than anything else, my reasoning as I said was because I was after the s-video connection which you can only find on older cards for the most part. So yeh while older cards are quite cheap to find, so are low tier versions of newer cards. You should check and see what power supply you already have, there are a few websites where you can punch in your pc components and it will give you an estimate of how much power you will need.
  2. Which graphics card???

    You can go back quite a ways and still run PS1 and N64 fine. I'm using a gtx 280 on the machine I'm dedicating to. I got three of them for next to nothing on a local buy and sell site. The main appeal for me is that they come from a time that GFX cards still had s-video ports so it means I can s-video to component cable to a crt tv. Was in a similar situation where I dug out an old pc. It was pretty fun to buy upgrades for next to nothing off ebay to upgrade the cpu and ram. Though there are limitations sometimes and it's easy to forget nowdays but PC's really were a mess of compatibility issues back in the day. Some of the issues I ran into was that though my pc was one of the earliest to support 64 bit, the cpu's I can get for it (I upgraded to a dual core woohoo) aren't supported by 64 bit versions of windows 7 or 10. Also I had a spare SSD I figured I would use, though my motherboard obviously is too old to have any idea what to make of it. I think RAM caps out at 4 gigs also. On that note, you should be fine with 3 gigs, 4 gigs is recommended as windows will use a fair bit on it's own, but you can get by with 3. That said there is a decent chance you can cheaply upgrade your RAM and it's well worth it. I guess though the newer cards are probably a little bit more power efficient and won't hurt the bank while still having plenty of power if you look at getting like a 650 or something. I would highly recommend looking through on whatever your local buy and sell website is (mine is gumtree) to get the best possible price, most PC parts from the same era as your PC are practically given away by people who have finally bought newer PC's.
  3. Customizing your Hyperspin - Making everything pretty

    This seems perfect, thanks for the tip!
  4. Customizing your Hyperspin - Making everything pretty

    There are some more somewhere on the ftp for Super Nintendo, Nintendo and Genesis also. Maybe I'll look at uploading them when I get around to uploading the couple of packs I put together, so they are more easily available. The only thing I didn't work out was that the sounds that come with Hyperspin (which are great) seem to come through much louder than other sound packs. I assume it's something to do with the files themselves, but I know nothing about that stuff. It's not the end of the world it's just slightly annoying because the sound packs come across a bit understated by comparison. If anyone knows anything about this or about taking sound files and batch increasing/decreasing volume or something please let me know.
  5. Customizing your Hyperspin - Making everything pretty

    Here's a couple I put together. There are more out there for other systems, though I had to scour a bit to find them. Take a look on the FTP, otherwise let me know and I'll see what I can find. Also as an example of where to put system start and exit sound directories, here is the directory for NES system start "HyperSpin\Media\Nintendo Entertainment System\Sound\System Start"
  6. Customizing your Hyperspin - Making everything pretty

    -1 for standardized sounds. It adds a nice noisy arcade feel. Also specific sound packs per console which really put in a dose of nostalgia when you hear iconic sound bytes from games as you scroll.
  7. MAME and catver.ini or equivalent

    There might be other ways out there but I found romlister works well. It supports catver and you can output for Hyperspin friendly xml. Then run it through dons tools with mamelist to add the metadata. This tutorial for separating for genres for Retroarch has some pretty good info on how to use it and they have done a lot of the hardwork in tidying up and working out what to filter. I've been through on my own terms gone through and created many custom genres with this program. Edit - +1 for phulsofs lists if the above is a bit more than what you are looking for.
  8. Mame question.

    You always want to use the same version of Mame as the Romset you are using. So you are following the correct logic for things to all work correctly, but you might as well get the latest versions of everything.
  9. Very cool! I like the custom touches to suit what you want out of it.
  10. HyperSpin 1.5.1 Public Release

    In your HyperSpin folder. I'd imagine whatever is on your desktop is just shortcuts to the applications in the folder on the drive.
  11. HyperSpin 1.5.1 Public Release

    I would say if it ain't broke don't fix it. I can't say if there is anything in this release that fixes those issues to make it worthwhile, though I doubt it. That said, all this involves is copying some updated executables over so I don't see why you couldn't try it yourself and roll it back if you have issues.
  12. HyperSpin 1.5.1 Public Release

  13. HyperSpin 1.5.1 Public Release

    Still a great front end for 4:3 (some of us still want to use a crt). That's why I ended up here, and I don't regret the sub.
  14. Sega Saturn stopped working on Retroarch

    I feel like this is the issue with updating these softwares, they are unreliable at differing versions when you have everything just so. It's always something. Seems like the best bet is get everything right at certain versions and then just leave everything forever. HyperSpin breaking with the latest version of windows is a good example. I feel like I went to a lot of trouble to get everything just so for a version of mame only to find out there seems to be some bug regarding how it saves settings, so yeh looking forward to trying to tackle that. Can you at least roll back to an earlier version of RA? Or even leave a secondary install just for saturn?
  15. My Capcom Big Blue Lives!

    I think hyperspin getting into these situations where it ignores input seems to be kind of common. I'm still developing my setup and it will occasionally get into situations where It will stop responding to anything or gets stuck scrolling, if I alt tab to the desktop and then back it goes back to normal immediately.