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  1. Thx for the video! Still looking a bit too complex to setup for my own part, but im happy you are spear-heading the quest toward finding a working and practical Amiga HS setup!
  2. Hi, Just a detail I noticed, rom extension for Nintendo entertainment system should be "nes", not ".nes". Same goes for all systems, e.g "zip" and not ".zip" good luck!
  3. Ok I see, makes sense. I wish there was additional function buttons on the controller, then we wouldn't have to mess with strange button combos
  4. @tppytel I see your point with wanting to map the nvidia button differently. But why use the Retroarch app when you´re practicing tricky console games? In Retroarch through Hyperspin you have access to all settings and savestates all the same. Just bind a Retroarch menu toggle button (likke Honosuseri describes) and you´re good to go
  5. Hi, Just thought I share something that will make setting up Hyperspin with Retroarch on Android easier going forward. One of the most trickiest things i struggled with when I originally set up Hyperspin/Retroarch on Android was the fact that the Retroarch app and Hyperspin Retroarch were by default using DIFFERENT configs (retroarch.cfg). This was really confusing, and it took me hours of fiddling, and learning from @thatman84s youtube video, to make it work. Now I have reinstalled Retroarch from scratch (i wanted to tidy up all my supporting files and directories into places where i could actually find them), and can happily confirm that this dual-config mess is not needed anymore. Not sure when this happened, but I believe it was sometime around Retroarch version 1.6.4 and onwards. Just do it like this, for a clean Retroarch install: - Install Retroarch normally from Play store - At first run, setup all your Retroarch directories (including system and core configs) to a place where you can find and access them - After that, install all your cores etc You will see that Retroarch app and Retroarch through Hyperspin will be using the same config, without you having to do anything /
  6. Thx for this @thatman84 and @potts43! I just put it into my setup and its working and looking great!
  7. Yes lets hope so. Not that ive been playing that much Sega 32 X but it´s still annoying it doesnt work Sometimes the feeling of completeness is more rewarding than actually playing...
  8. Thx guys for the help! If there is no fba menu then no wonder I couldnt find it:) Anothet benefit i forgot to list: demanding games like dodonpachi runs smoother than with latest mame on my Shield. And of course there are downsides: No support for game-specific bezels like in mame Less total number of games supported
  9. Hi Recently I have warmed to FBA core, rather than going with mame. Once i got hold of the right romset, it all runs perfectly on my Nvidia Shield TV (Hyperspin-->Retroarch-->fba core). There are some major benefits in my book from using fba rather than mame (0.188 or other versions): 1. Save states (through Retroarch, works for ALL games) 2. High scores are saved (i cant get that to work in mame) 3. Game-specific controls just work by default (e.g. SF2 automatically uses the "SNES-button layout") Those are deal-breakers for me! However, I have one problem: I can´t bring up the fba menu once im in a game. With fba menu i mean the counterpart to the mame ui menu, but for fba. (not the Retroarch menu, that one i can open no problem). See this image (shows the mame ui menu counterpart) https://ibb.co/eF60Kv I googled best i could, and it says the default command (with a gamepad) is to hold "start"-button, or to press "select"+"x" (different places say different things...). But none of those work for me. I havent changed any of the default control config files. Anyone knows what buttons to press to bring up the menu? Or if someone knows what config line i need to edit to add a button of my choice to bring up the menu. Thanx in advance
  10. OMG i just found the problem. After a total of 12 hours straight of troubleshooting (im stubborn :)) I had this line in my mame.ini (in Settings_Android): Skipchecks=false When I removed it, everything worked Im pretty sure its that exact change that did it (12 hours into troubleshooting I only change one detail and check :)) Wow thats crazy. Hope it can save someone else 12 hours... Thanks thatman84 for your reply!
  11. Hi! I thought that by now I had the process down of adding and adjusting systems and wheels But now I ran into a problem I just can´t see what Im doing wrong, hoping one of you can spot it? It started when i was messing around in my MAME setup (I changed to 0.188 roms etc.) Problem is: When i select my MAME wheel in the HS main menu, HS crashes and throws me out. So I dont even get to the MAME wheel to see my games anymore. To find the problem, i created a new system "MAMEtest", with just 1 game in it. At least now HS doesnt crash when i enter it, but my 1-game wheel still doesnt show, so im still doing something wrong. So my troubleshooting questions: - Can a system wheel work with just 1 game in it? - Does Hyperspin Android require a CRC hash in the database.xml for the game in order to work? (right now the CRC header is empty) - Can I add a new system (as i have done), by ONLY modifying .ini files and .xml files and putting up the right folder structure etc. (i.e: NOT opening or using HyperHQ at all)? Plus, of course, if you have other ideas on why HS crashes when entering a wheel, as my original MAME system currently does Thanks!
  12. Here is how I did it (Im not claiming its the optimal way, but ut works Situation: You have a big MAME wheel in Hyperspin Android with 1000s of games (with all your media & video set up in the right folders), and since neither Favourites nor Genres work you need a way to either: A) break the big MAME wheel into multiple smaller MAME wheels, e.g. by genre or, B.) You have a subset, such as I did, e.g. with your "top 500" MAME games or whatever, that you want to put in a separate wheel Complication: You wanna do this without manually moving about roms and media files to match the new multiple MAME-wheel situation Solution (at least one way, dont know if it´s the best, like I said im basically a HS noob): I will describe Situation B, which is what I ended up doing for my own system I wanted to create a MAME wheel with roughly max 1000 of the "best" MAME games. Go ahead and create your "Best of MAME"-wheel in your normal RLUI routine, to create the right folders etc. I started with a txt file, that I downloaded from here: (credit to Progetto-SNAPS). It contains nearly all MAME games, rated (im fine with someone else´s opinion on whats good:)). I chose to include all games rated "good" or better... The txt file did not contain the full filename of the roms, they are missing ".zip", so I copied over to excel and added it (=concatenate is the function to use...). Complete filepath is not needed, just the complete filename. Save your txt as "list.txt" (so next step´s script will find it) Download a software called "Autoit", create a Autoit script file and copy paste the code that is described here (see the step-by-step there and follow it through, no changes needed) The above link also gives step by step what to do (put your script in your big MAME rom folder, execute it etc.) Now you have the right roms for your "Best of MAME"-wheel (or your MAME GENRE X-wheel, if thats what youre after) in your new MAME rom folder. Now on to the media: Get a tool called "Hyperspin Rom & Media Manager". I think its nowadays called "HyperChecker", and that mine might be an older version, but not sure In this tool, after you put in some basic settings like your HS path etc in "HyperSpin System settings" and "Program settings" tabs, you choose your new system "Best of MAME", do a "Check", and you should see it finds your roms but no media. Here you can also easily create your HS database xml "Crop XML to only found games" Click the "Check missing roms or media in another folder" button, and work through one media folder at a time. It works for images, sounds as well as themes and video (all the time pointing to your big MAME-wheel media folders). The function will copy (not move) the media corresponding to your new rom list into the right "Best of MAME" media folders. Very easy! Thats it! You now have your intended roms & media copied to new Best of MAME-system. Finalize by adding e.g. Main Menu images for your new Best of MAME wheel, update the Main Menu Android database etc., to make sure it shows up well. Let me know if more detail is needed! If you want to instead to scenario A, e.g. a "MAME Bowling Games"-wheel, you do the exact same thing. Only difference is you need a way to create a txt file with all MAME Bowling roms in it (one filename per line, no delimiters). Looks like EyMannMachHin's script here can do just that for you! (you start with a Genre MAME xml which are readily available) Over and out, lovebus5
  13. Cool! Here is how I did it: Situation: You have a big MAME wheel in Hyperspin Android with 1000s of games (with all your media & video set up in the right folders), and since neither Favourites nor Genres work you need a way to either: A) break the big MAME wheel into multiple smaller MAME wheels, e.g. by genre or, B.) You have a subset, such as I did, e.g. with your "top 500" MAME games or whatever, that you want to put in a separate wheel Complication: You wanna do this without manually moving about roms and media files to match the new multiple MAME-wheel situation Solution (at least one way, dont know if it´s the best, like I said im basically a HS noob): I will describe Situation B, which is what I ended up doing for my own system I wanted to create a MAME wheel with roughly max 1000 of the "best" MAME games. Go ahead and create your "Best of MAME"-wheel in your normal RLUI routine, to create the right folders etc. I started with a txt file, that I downloaded from here: (credit to Progetto-SNAPS). It contains nearly all MAME games, rated (im fine with someone else´s opinion on whats good:)). I chose to include all games rated "good" or better... The txt file did not contain the full filename of the roms, they are missing ".zip", so I copied over to excel and added it (=concatenate is the function to use...). Complete filepath is not needed, just the complete filename. Save your txt as "list.txt" (so next step´s script will find it) Download a software called "Autoit", create a Autoit script file and copy paste the code that is described here (see the step-by-step there and follow it through, no changes needed) The above link also gives step by step what to do (put your script in your big MAME rom folder, execute it etc.) Now you have the right roms for your "Best of MAME"-wheel (or your MAME GENRE X-wheel, if thats what youre after) in your new MAME rom folder. Now on to the media: Get a tool called "Hyperspin Rom & Media Manager". I think its nowadays called "HyperChecker", and that mine might be an older version, but not sure In this tool, after you put in some basic settings like your HS path etc in "HyperSpin System settings" and "Program settings" tabs, you choose your new system "Best of MAME", do a "Check", and you should see it finds your roms but no media. Here you can also easily create your HS database xml "Crop XML to only found games" Click the "Check missing roms or media in another folder" button, and work through one media folder at a time. It works for images, sounds as well as themes and video (all the time pointing to your big MAME-wheel media folders). The function will copy (not move) the media corresponding to your new rom list into the right "Best of MAME" media folders. Very easy! Thats it! You now have your intended roms & media copied to new Best of MAME-system. Finalize by adding e.g. Main Menu images for your new Best of MAME wheel, update the Main Menu Android database etc., to make sure it shows up well. Let me know if more detail is needed! If you want to instead to scenario A, e.g. a "MAME Bowling Games"-wheel, you do the exact same thing. Only difference is you need a way to create a txt file with all MAME Bowling roms in it (one filename per line, no delimiters). Looks like EyMannMachHin's script above can do just that for you! (you start with a Genre MAME xml which are readily available) Over and out, lovebus5
  14. I just did this, following the video, and it worked! thanks for the effort
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