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Everything posted by Honosuseri

  1. Awesome info however the OP listed Windows 7 Pro as the OS dude
  2. As you probably know there is a RetroArch core to play Daphne games BUT currently it's broken! I wish the developer luck getting the official core stable. Thanks to @Reznnate. We now have access again to the working test core (HERE: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1frcFNWPinSkfyafsBXsnfHd46_kS1yIY). We can install this .so file through a new feature in RA, an install core option under "load cores" has been added. I've put together a video to help you peeps understand the Daphne game files and the settings required to get the games playing through RA and Hyperspin. I hope it's of help to some of you....
  3. To be clear. That CPU is not reaching it's max rated clockspeed, it's throttled due to lack of power. As we know with emulation, clockspeed is king the higher the better. These SFF office PC's from HP and DELL are pretty naff. Granted the OP's uses seem pretty basic, I've done more with a Shield TV android set top box. The beauty of using a PC is it can open up all sorts of possibilities. If he wants to focus on Arcade games more than consoles that's cool. Although there are other arcade systems like Atomiswave, Sega Naomi, Taito Type X, NesicaXlive, Sega's Ringedge, Ring wide and Lindbergh etc. etc. Then there's the modern PC games with arcade heritage, like Mortal Kombat and the Street fighter games. If going to the trouble and expense to build a cabinet, personally I'd want my monies worth out of it. We all have to start somewhere though. Seems like the OP is pretty pleased with it so far, I look forward to hearing about his future projects.
  4. Instead of shutting down, maybe try the hibernate option instead. It'll dump what's loaded into the RAM to the HDD, when the PC boots up again, it will load that back into the RAM again. Worth trying to see if it helps, obviously sometimes you'll need to do a proper restart when installing updates, drivers etc. SSD upgrade from a HDD does make a world of difference for boot times, even on sata2. I don't think NVME will be a viable option, even if used with a PCI-E adapter, I seriously doubt the BIOS will allow booting from the drive...only to use it as storage. I have a pretty decent Gigabyte Z77 mobo and it too can't boot from PCI-E, unless I create a custom bios for it (which is a lot of faff!). The OP is right, that small form factor HP PC is NOT great! If opened up, I think you'll find it has an odd motherboard and PSU. There's no 24 pin power connector and the sata drives take their power from a cable connected to the mobo, not the PSU. The CPU is actually being starved of power and although you could fit a half height GPU which takes it's power from the PCI-E slot, you're not really getting the full potential of the hardware sadly. I do think an SSD upgrade can be justified. Although I'd suggest getting a reasonably large drive (500GB+) as you'll be able to reuse it down the road on another system.
  5. It's better than nothing Rezz! I've tried the latest versions of Retroarch with the official core, although the core no longer out right crashes, it's still not playing the games sadly. Thanks for posting this
  6. I don't really want to comment further, as I'm no longer up to speed on using CRT. Good to know you use a configuration similar to what I suggested, it seems to suit your needs ok
  7. ZeroJay said he would, be patient there's no need to keep pestering about it. If you really want RA64 that badly, pay for the Arc Browser frontend and use it alongside Hyperspin. AB is being actively developed and is technically a superior frontend. This thread is meant to point out cores that are working and on which version of Retroarch. @zerojay RetroArch now allows us to install cores manually, if we have the *.so file in the Retroarch/Downloads folder! It will make sharing the working cores much easier now, no need for you to take on the hassle of creating an online server for RA's config file to be pointed to
  8. I do. I already made a post in the "Daphne test core" thread to help one of the Admins get it working. You'll find it in the Android emulators section of the forum. The official core we can download from the buildbot is currently broken, has been ever since it was released months ago now. I've repeatedly asked for a backup of the beta core that did work well but nobody is sharing it as of yet.
  9. Interesting. If it was me I would have been looking at buying a 2nd hand Nvidia GTS 250 1GB GPU (which is PCI-E), they're cheap and do have the S-video output. Although from what I remember video out over s-video was pretty blurry. Of course this all really depends on what that Dell PC is! Sounds like he's wanting an adapter to use the iGPU rather than a dedicated GPU. A dedicated GPU makes more sense to be honest. If it's a Small form factor case, the hardware can be ripped out of it and "bread boarded" inside the cabinet. He might well need a new PSU too (even if it's just to power the GPU), as we don't know what he has. Some of the OEM PC's have weird motherboards that don't even have 24pin connections! Not knocking your suggestion BUT I do know ATi/AMD GPUs have piss poor performance for the openGL API. Even it is just a cabinet for Mame games, personally I'd like to run stuff like Taito Type X/Nesica X Live arcade games too. These "old Taito Arcade PCs" ran Nvidia 7000 series GPUs, so a GTS 250 being newer should be able to handle those games just fine. I think there were some Nvidia 7000 series GPUs that are PCI-E that can put out a good quality image to crt. Been a looong time since I played around with CRT so I'd have to do some homework
  10. The database xml files that can be downloaded from the Hyperlist section of the website are often old and obsolete. Use the search feature of the website, enable the "more search options" and choose "content type= files" and "categories= databases (xml)". Look for the official thread for the system you want (e.g Sega Genesis....https://hyperspin-fe.com/search/?&q=sega genesis official xml&type=downloads_file&nodes=136&search_and_or=or&sortby=relevancy) The media you have already downloaded should match that official database xml file's contents. Open the xml file (with notepad++ etc.) and compare your game files to these entries. You can rename your game files, they must quite literally match EXACTLY to what is in the xml under "game name". If your games match but the artwork doesn't, it's the media that needs to be renamed.
  11. Yes I agree, well worth the "hassle" registering. I even had an admin here admit, the media I use for Capcom is far better than what he had. I've been expecting Capcom Play questions with them announcing their Capcom home arcade, to be released in October
  12. You'll have to Google it, you'll need it to translate for you too. I'm not trying to be difficult but forum rules here prevent me giving a link directly (even the name gets edited out)
  13. I've heard there's more stuff on emu movies, the account you should have to get the video snaps. A forum member here ninja2bceen has a YouTube channel called planet geekdom. He hosts all sorts of useful stuff over on emumovies. As far as Capcom goes. I got my artwork from the Hfsbox 15k pack from a French forum (it's free to sign up). I'll attach a (old) video so you can see how my Capcom wheels look... Start around the 3:40 mark
  14. It works on the Google play store build but not the newer versions of RA64. As I've already said it's not worth using over the dedicated dolphin emulator, due to graphics glitches in some games.
  15. No worries. He's gone pretty full on with his Pinball table, you might not want to do everything he's done BUT he does show Mame and other games running on the vertical panel. He uses borders to hide the black bars at the top and bottom, usually we'd have borders for the sides on wide-screen 16:9 panels showing 4:3 content....
  16. Looking good. There's a guy called TerryRed with a Pinkadia project. He's done plenty of YouTube videos you will find interesting
  17. I downloaded the Daphne core for RA64 from the buildbot. That doesn't out right crash when loading the core, like it does on the play store version of RA64. I'll reinstall RA32 on my phone. If Daphne doesn't crash and other cores seem OK, I'll make the change on my STV and test Daphne.
  18. OK, I'll now rephrase it. This doesn't work on the Google play version of Retroarch. There is no install core option, only a download core option under load core. I uninstalled the play store version of RA64, as I don't really use it. Downloaded the apk instead from their website. NOW I have the install core option. The hatari core has apparently installed but when loaded it says no core. Possibly because it's meant for the 32bit version? If someone can supply the Daphne beta core, I'll have the incentive to tinker with my 32bit version of RA and confirm if it works.
  19. Doesn't work! Tried putting the hatari_libretro_android.zip and even the *.so file in the download folder for Retroarch. It doesn't show, just the Atari ST/STE/TT/FALCON (Hatari) option is listed to download from the buildbot.
  20. If someone (maybe @reznnate) has the Daphne "test/beta core" for Android, I'll take it and try this out. The official core to download from the buildbot is still broken.
  21. Someone remade Mario 64 with the unreal engine, it looked amazing but they force closed that down too. As I said I have no love for Nintendo but I don't want to drag this thread off topic further.
  22. Not that I'm defending Nintendo, I have no real love for them being a SEGA boy BUT the site they sued didn't just host the Roms. It's entire Web page was ripping off Nintendo assets with Mario artwork. They were asking for trouble and that's most likely why they were targeted and not other sites, although many others did sadly fold in fear of being sued.
  23. Most people who complain about Hyperspin, in fact have issues understanding rocket launcher. Not realising the two work in tandem! Yes "noobs" seem to think using launch box is easier but "power users" will integrate rocket launcher with it. I used to like Launch box. I enjoyed watching Jason's dev streams and the videos done by the "old crew" but it all went downhill fast. Even if I ignore the fact the software slowed to a crawl once I kitted it out with systems. I wasn't keen on the replacement YouTube personalities he chose to represent the software. Emailing us all saying LB is "under attack", asking us to report some guy was the final straw. I don't want to get dragged into that BS.
  24. Came across it on the android version of Hyperspin. If a zip contains swf files, you'll see what the OP is describing. They're probably not using Android but there's a chance some of the zip files could have been corrupted. Hopefully there's enough info provided now to resolve the issue
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