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  1. Amazing work, looking forward to integrating this with my mega drive theme! Always wanted to work on this but didn't find the time, great job!
  2. Really all that needs to happen is some wide screen support, the theme creator updated for the times and some support for newer file formats (rip swf) and then the people who have been waiting around here all these years would knock down the walls creating new content and expanding it. Not sure what's up with the development (and personally HS 1.0 still suites my needs for the most part), but it seems as though HS 2.0 could be released in a barebones state and the community would work to prop it up and improve it, the problems that arise could be fixed up on the way because there should be enough buzz and interest. I guess It's similar to when Bethesda release an elder scroll games on the PC and modders have fixed all the issues and made it look 10 times better within a few months. Seems like now with all the expectations built around the wait time it will never deliver as a full blown finished product. I say get it fundamentally working on a basic level and release what you have so we can go at it and build something great. But who knows what goes on with development so take all this as uneducated opinion!
  3. Hyperspin is basically you get what you see at this point. If there is any development happening it would be on the fabled hyperspin 2.0 which I wouldn't buy a membership for on the basis of expecting it to suddenly release. Hyperspin works with retroarch no problems through rocket launcher, and you can find a variety of programs in the download section for renaming. Search for ninja2bceen's tutorials as well as Avars tutorial for getting hyperspin and rocketlauncher up and running. You can get by without a full membership of hyperspin, though you will likely need a emu movies membership for media.
  4. Still not working in what's new for me, the link above worked though. What is added to this xml from the standard one? Be aware genre data for this xml is out of date see below thread for details.
  5. Ok no problem just taking a look now, I should be able to rename these to conform with the xml if I get some time this week. If so I can re upload here if your cool with that.
  6. I think he is asking if the files are named to the usa convention or pal so as to know for what xml it will work with? I'm downloading now I can take a look. I've taken a run at converting PAL cart art I found to suit the default USA xml, it required a lot of renaming due to game titles being named differently in PAL regions. Take a look here for more info. As I said i've tackled this before so I may be able to take a run at it if it requires renaming. I'll also take a look at the theme I linked to ensure it's compatible with my theme or if I need to make some adjustments (so the video lines up etc) As i'm very interested in making this pack work with my PAL theme to complete the entire PAL conversion Great work by the way.
  7. Just chirping in as a vote not to remove the backing music, it adds a nice consistency to the videos and makes them easier for me to listen to personally. I would agree however that there could be a bigger divide in volume between music and voice or that a higher quality microphone could help. The criticism is fair. That said I've never had an issue listening to any of these (aside from the first few maybe) whether headphones or laptop speakers.
  8. No... Thank You! You are doing great work with those videos. I've been holding off while I chipped away at my Arcade genre stuff, but now that that's (sort of) done I'll be delving into hypermarque and customised fades etc. from what I've seen so far your videos will be a huge help for that. I've been at this for a few years now but I've already learnt a number of things I had no idea were even possible from just a few of your tutorials.
  9. I am happy to share, the only thing is my xmls exclude a few different control schemes. For example my run n gun xml is missing a handful of titles that use spinners, or smash tv that uses dual joysticks for example. Also I'm still running off .189 at this stage. Your best bet will be to use a program like romlister to pair down and create your own custom genres, though it is a bit of a learning curve and process. I'm happy to share at least what I have which are non standard genres though, just be aware they are not necessarily 100 percent correct or suitable to what you might want. Which ones in particular are you after? In some cases I've split or renamed existing genres. I'll add some resources to the bottom of this upload tomorrow in regards to an xml pack around here that is available that has most of these genres for standard setups also you can use it to pair down your stuff pretty easily with dons hypertools in regards to two player lists etc. EDIT - I've added those links, when I get some time later I'll add some of my custom genre xmls in the link for people to reference from
  10. Version 1.0.0


    Ok guys been working on this for a while, thought I would put out the 1.0 while I've got the chance... ...Presenting genre backgrounds and wheels for MAME/Arcade! Here is a collection of wheels and backgrounds in the style of my SNES and Mega Drive/Genesis packs. Unlike those packs, there are no included xmls with this pack as I have spent hours hand sorting my genres in a specific and unique way that will not match the average user 1 to 1. Unfortunately what this means is you are going to have to get your hands a bit dirty this time to make this pack work for you, the backgrounds and wheels are provided and organised, but you are going to need to do some renaming in order to suite the images to your xml files. Also you may find there are certain publisher or specific genre wheels that don't have included backgrounds or wheels here. The good news is there is a large selection to find something appropriate to complete your own setup, there are multiple images for just about every genre and I HEAVILY ENCOURAGE you to go through and rename the images you like, rather than the defaults I have selected. If your not sure what is involved in setting this up check out @ninja2bceen 's excellent tutorial video on genres. I take no credit for any of the background images, i've merely edited existing images that are out there to suit. I have created a few of the wheels from scratch, and given some existing ones a face-lift. There's a fair few hours of work here and I hope it shows. When I have some time there is a chance I will come back to this to increase it's scope and rename the images to match the standard naming conventions so it can be a little bit more plug and play. As usual i've included the default image for the border so as people can create their own backgrounds. I've also included my genre.xml which is unlikely to suit you directly but might help as a starting point. If anything seems incorrect, or you have any questions feel free to ask in the comments. Enjoy! A few resources: Check this thread for links to phulsofs xml packs. --------------------------------------------------- Check this great tutorial for using Romlister to create your own genres: https://forums.libretro.com/t/howto-generate-pretty-curated-mame-playlists-the-easy-ish-way/5529 --------------------------------------------------- Here is @SupraKarma's Mame pack, it contains wheels for all occasions and was the base for this pack, anything not included here you should find there. Also check here for the 'Base pack' It may be more recent and complete I'm not sure. --------------------------------------------------- Here are my other genre packs for SNES and Mega drive/Genesis
  11. Version 1.0.0


    The wheel sounds packs I've found for various systems were much too quiet compared to the base sound pack. I've gone through and normalised them to increase decibels, while also reduced the default pack which I found comes in like a wrecking ball. Most of these packs I found on the ftp and were not available on the site anywhere when I looked a while ago, though that might have changed over time. The Playstation and Master System packs have been put together by me but I can't take credit for anything else aside from adjusting the decibels, there is a chance I hand edited a few of the other packs to remove some of the more annoying or less impactful sounds files. I've also included the default wheel click with reduced decibels in case anyone prefers it. Let me know if you think anything doesn't seem right. Enjoy! Here is another great tutorial from @ninja2bceen if you need some help installing these.
  12. That's awesome! Complete and consistent bezel sets! I've generally shyed away from anything aside from OrionAngels realistic bezels for mame due to a lack of consistency but these look great. Nice work with the batch commands!
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