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  1. Okay, thanks. Sounds simple enough. I swear it wasn't showing before I upgraded but maybe I accidentally altered something in Windows. I'll try it out tonight. I just want to say "thanks" to everyone in this community here who makes learning this whole thing so much easier. You guys have saved me so much time and so many headaches- thanks!
  2. Sorry, another newbie question: how do you hide the hourglass icon that appears right before a game finishing loading on MAME? I'm setting up an arcade cabinet and want it to look as "real" as possible. The only thing I can find is something about changing the hourglass cursor to something small and hard to see. Is that the only option? If so, I'll have to figure out how to do that since I'm normally a Mac guy and don't really know much about tweaking Windows. I just updated from MAME .148 to .173 and I didn't have the hourglass thing before. Is it specific to the emulators or is more of a Windows thing? I changed from 'normal' MAME to UIFX also, FYI.
  3. Fantastic! The options on HyperHQ vs HyperlaunchHQ are still confusing me. I need to spend some more time with HyperHQ.
  4. Hi- Is it possible in MAME with Hyperspin to turn off the game version/revision info that appears in the bottom left of the Game Theme screen along with the game title? I'd like for it to say, for example, "1942" not "1942 (rev B)". I think I read something about that but can't seem to find it now. Man, the more I learn about this whole thing, the more questions I have! I'm using MAMEUIFX 173, by the way.
  5. Hello, newbie back for more help. If you saw my other thread, I was running an old MAME 148 version and having some problem getting settings to work so I decided to update to the latest 173 MAMEUIFX which really makes things easier to tweak. I got it setup and working in the emulator itself. However, when I try to launch a game while in Hyperspin, I get the black screen with the "Cannot find emulator" error message. The wheel's working, the games are all there but just won't play back. I updated HyperlaunchHQ with the new emulator path but it's still not working. I'm sure this is really obvious thing if you know what you're doing but I just can't seem to figure it out. I was up really late last night searching all over the internet trying to figure out what I did wrong!
  6. Again, thanks for the help. I think I'm going to try and update my MAME since what I've got is so "old". I'm still getting the whole thing setup and haven't customized much yet, etc. so now's as good a time as any. I'll worry about all the other emulators, etc. once I've got MAME working. It's obvious I don't even know enough yet to ask the right questions concerning the different emulators I'm using so once I've updated things, I'll dig into learning more about everything else I've got.
  7. Thanks again for the help. The more I read about updating, the more it sounds like there's lots of potential for things to go wrong, not work, etc. For someone with my limited knowledge, that seems like it could be a bad idea. I've been trying to get a better handle on what exactly is better in the newer versions to see if it's really worth it or not. If I could just figure out how to get the aspect ration set correctly on mine, I think I'd be fine, at least for a while. I was able to find and launch the emulators for things like Daphne, SNES, and the Atari systems. However, even after changing the settings in the emulators to "Enforce Aspect Ratio" or similar, applying, and then restarting Hyperspin, the games are all still stretched to fill my widescreen monitor. Is there something else you have to do? I also tried changing things in HyperLaunch but most of the emulators didn't seem to have aspect ratio options in there.
  8. Sorry, I was wrong- I've got the much older MAME 143 running on my machine. For some reason I swear I saw it read vs. 173 but I was wrong. That probably explains the much older, 'normal' MAME application I've got. I can't seem to get that DOS looking screening to give me any information or options or anything. I'm starting to feel like I should update but I'm such a noobie at all this I'm a little afraid to mess things up!
  9. Okay, thanks for all the help- I'm starting to figure this all out! No, I don't really know the person who put the system I have together. I do have the latest 173 version of MAME, though. Is it easy to update to the MAMEUIFX version? If not, can I make the kind of changes I want to in the strange version I have? I couldn't really seem to figure out how to navigate around in it much. Just so you can understand better how I got to where I am: I wanted an arcade machine for years and was researching what my options were. Unfortunately, I'm a long time MAC user and was trying to get a handle on all the PC stuff (last version of windows I used was Windows '95!). At this same time, my wife and I had our first child and the garage got taken over as extra storage so I had no space to start trying to build a cabinet. Long story short, I was looking for a cabinet on Craigslist and came across a decent one that came with a Hyperspin loaded computer already setup. It seemed like the perfect thing for my situation so I got it. I'm actually really happy with it overall but just need to sort out the aspect ratio thing.
  10. As a quick note, I got this computer from someone with hyperspin and all the emulators already set up on it so I'm really having to figure how this all works and where everything is stored. That being said, I found the MAME application (it looks like the Mame logo) I seem to have but it's not the "UIFX" version. In fact, when I open it, it opens into a really strange screen that doesn't seem right. Either I'm not looking in the right place or I don't seem to have the right MAME application I need.
  11. Okay, thanks. I think I just need to learn more and spend some more time poking around the different emulators and settings. I appreciate the help!
  12. I'm running quite a few: NES, SNES, a ton of the SEGA stuff, all the ATARIs, but MAME is the one that I use most and am most interested in getting set up correctly. I play mostly the "classic" games and am trying to get them to look as good as possible.
  13. Okay, thanks. I'm still learning so I'm not sure I know enough to actually figure it out without a little more help. I've been surprised there isn't as much info/instruction out there for this topic as I expected. Since so many people nowadays are using wide screen monitors of some kind, I would think this would be an issue for a lot of people. I've been reading/watching a lot of stuff on this topic but just haven't been able to figure out how to get it set right.
  14. Hi- I'm new to all this and have spent a bunch of time trying to figure out how to have games in HyperSpin display at 4:3 aspect ratio instead of stretching to fill the widescreen monitor I've got. I watched tons of videos of people playing games on HyperSpin where the games are displaying 4:3 so I know it's possible. A lot of the games look terrible stretched and the classic vertical games are nearly unplayable like that. I spent a lot of time researching this but just can't seem to figure it out. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!
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