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  1. HyperSpin 1.5.1 Public Release

  2. 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.
  3. 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?
  4. 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.
  5. To zip or not to zip (or 7zip)

    I haven't had any issues with save states, but I've set them up to save in a linked google drive folder so I can resume them from a different device without issue. I think I unzipped for genesis and master system for the fact that kega couldn't deal with them zipped but haven't found many other problems otherwise
  6. HyperSpin 1.5.1 Public Release

    Yeh I've been holding off for those reasons, i'll look into those other programs you mentioned though as I was under the impression it was adobe or nothing for this stuff. Good to know there are other options!
  7. My Capcom Big Blue Lives!

    That is gorgeous.
  8. HyperSpin 1.5.1 Public Release

    Great work thanks guys! Animated wheels very cool! I might have to bite the bullet and get a program that deals in swf.
  9. Building a "Super Nintendo" with Dolphin Bar.

    Make sure you take pictures as you go
  10. My Cabinet Project

    Great job! Truly awesome. Nice work scoring that awesome cabinet.
  11. Sega Genesis/Mega Drive Genres Fixed View File I have been chipping away for the last few weeks giving the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive the same treatment as with my SNES genre fix and backgrounds. I have edited genre information from @SupraKarma's xml from the Ultimate Sega Genesis Pack. Basically if you want to use the Genesis/MD genre function it's worth grabbing this xml. I've included with the zip the xmls already split by genre and also a handful of useful xmls from SupraKarma's pack such as coop, exclusives, multiplayer etc. Everything has custom backgrounds included. My approach to this xml was more thorough than when I originally went through the SNES xml which I fixed in order of worst offenders to least genre wise. This time I went through from start to finish and judged every title individually based on video, wikipedia entries and other lists and resources. The occasional game I loaded up to play a bit to be sure. My results went back to the SNES xml in cases of multiplatform games and that been tidied up a bit and re-uploaded for consistency, the link is below if you are interested. Roughly what has been done: This XML was the opposite of the SNES in the case that a huge amount of titles were assigned to 'Platform'. Randomly every 20 titles or so something was assigned to 'Platform' that was just in no way shape or form a platforming game. Many titles were also moved to more appropriate places - usually 'Action'. The 'Shoot em up' category was filled. Previously they were in 'Shooter' 'Educational' was added and the correct games assigned. Many games were assigned to 'Adventure', generally 'Action-RPG' type titles which have less emphasis on stats and strategy. 'Arcade' was added. Titles that were ported from arcade versions, classic arcade compilations or even newer titles that have arcade type gameplay (e.g. fix it felix). Beat em ups that qualified for this however were left in the 'Beatemup' genre (e.g. GoldenAxe) I opted to move the flight sims into it's own category 'Flying' (in staying consistent with the snes xml) as there were enough titles to warrant it's own category. Numerous other corrections which I've forgotten. The Sports categories for the most part were correct as were Beat em ups, so thanks to whoever put that work in. I did opt to remove some categories from sports such as bowling and skating and move those titles to the general 'Sports' category as they only contained a single title. I also removed the compilation category and assigned those to relevant sections. Thanks again to @SupraKarma whose awesome Ultimate packs have inspired this work and also where the xmls, wheels and sports category backgrounds are from. The Ultimate Sega Genesis pack is linked below. Below are links to the Backgrounds that accompany this xml (though they are included in this upload for convenience) and to my SNES genre fix. Please let me know if i'm missing anything in the upload or anything doesn't seem right. Enjoy! Submitter Rowr14 Submitted 04/26/2018 Category Databases (XML) Credits @SupraKarma  
  12. Realistic Arcade Cabinet Bezel For Hyper Spin Mame

    Very nice! I've had a play making crt reflection bezels with mixed results but this looks fantastic. Any chance you could share your reflection image so I could convert this to 4:3?
  13. playing on the tv

    How did you go about getting controllers setup? Assign to keyboard and then back to buttons through steam controller profile? That's the only way I could see to do it and it's a little painful.
  14. Keyboard and Joystick randomly become unresponsive

    I have just found today while scrolling through on my keyboard that accidentally hit the left or right key between hitting up and down and it has locked up both times so there could be something to this. Usually it doesn't happen but because I am scrolling through to work on the genres and look at the videos i'm coming back from xmls etc to scrolling thus causing me to miss-hit the keys.
  15. Super Nintendo Entertainment System Genres Fixed View File I've spent quite a few hours fixing the genres for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. The short story is, if you plan to use the genres function for SNES, download this. The long story is... They were about 40 percent inaccurate, and I those are blatant errors not just squabbles. I've built off SupraKarma's official xml, as I understand the genres haven't been touched in a long time, I assume over the years as games have been added to the list they have been filed away willy nilly. I have only edited Genre info and nothing else. A rough list of what has been done: The 'Action' genre was extremely bloated and has been cleaned up. It had everything from platformers to shooters to puzzle games. 'Sports' genre was full of titles that needed subcategorising, e.g. 'Sports/Fishing', 'Sports/Baseball' etc. Now 'Sports' only contains what's leftover that doesn't have a subcategory, such as olympics, European sports like cricket and rugby and other oddball titles. Practically now if you go to the baseball category you can see ALL the baseball games. If you would like a an xml containing the entirety of sports games, that is available in SupraKarmas Ultimate SNES pack which will be linked below. A huge amount of titles that should be in the 'Beatemup' genre were all in 'Fighter'. This was a big one for me as it makes the genre function fairly useless. Created genres for Arcade and Board Games as those titles didn't fit anywhere else and need their own wheels. Moved all titles from 'Miscellaneous' into their correct genres. Most 'Miscellaneous' titles ended up in 'Educational' and 'Puzzle', went through both of those genres and switched a bunch of titles where they should be. Pretty much went through every genre and checked every title. Every genre needed work, though some less than others. I didn't make any hasty decisions and cross checked everything with multiple resources on the Internet (which had a lot of conflicting information itself) Now obviously in the case of Genres there is a lot of room for squabbling over where a game might belong, especially given that this era was the starting point for many genres that still weren't established at the time. My viewpoint has been a practical one of 'Where would I go if I wanted to find this specific game' and I've tried to stick to that when making the harder decisions. An example is the 'Simulation' genre has games such as Mechwarrior and tank simulators. City builder sims etc can be found in 'strategy'. Putting these two different takes on 'Simulation' in the one wheel would not be practical. Also this wheel could arguably include flight sims, but 'Flying' has it's own category. That said I'm happy enough that at this time the idea of the 'city builder' or 'god game' was literally sim city and populous and not much else making it fairly impractical to apply newer genre interpretations on these older libraries. Many games are considered split genre e.g. 'Action/Adventure', 'Strategy/Simulation', 'Puzzle/Platformer'. In these cases I've done my best to put the game in the most appropriate place, though there is definitely some room for interpretation and argument on some titles. If you would like to make a case over a particular title i'll definitely take a hard look. Incorporating split genres was considered, but ultimately I feel that more wheels complicates the concept of simplifying browsing through genre. There is little point in having 80 different categories with just a few games in each one. That and it would be a huge undertaking for small returns. I've also gone through and made custom genre backgrounds for the SNES which i'll include here because it's easy enough but will post separately to the relevant section. I spent longer than it would appear putting them together and they look great imo. The sports backgrounds are unedited from SupraKarmas Ultimate SNES pack but included here for convenience. The extra non genre xmls included in my download (two player, Multiplayer, Exclusives etc) are from @SupraKarma 's Ultimate SNES pack (linked below) which contains an enormous amount of xmls, wheel and background art to sort everything from rating to year to publisher. On a side note, the genre data in these hand made xmls has not been edited so still has the old genre info - though it makes no practical difference to the output. If you are chasing a PAL version of the theme in this pack, I've created one to accompany it with renamed PAL carts. Sega Genesis/Mega Drive will be next for me, it doesn't appear to be as bad, but needs work nonetheless. Submitter Rowr14 Submitted 04/10/2018 Category Databases (XML) Credits @SupraKarma