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So this problem has been around for a long time. Any console type system that doesn't have an android emulator but runs in RetroArch mame cores needs all media renaming to MAME short names to match the relevant Hash file. Circo has given the thumbs up for storing the files on the EmuMovies FTP (Thanks @Circo) Located /Upload Here/_Other/Thatman84_HSAndroid Standards are still up for discussion but this is how I am laying out the renamed files right now _FINISHED SYSTEM NAME/ Videos Wheels Boxart (If availiable) Cartart (If availiable) Databases/ System Name Databse/ EVERYTHING will be based off Phulshoff's MAME/MESS XMLS 0.182 & those originals will be kept in the Databases folder The Database named ready for Hyperspin will be a version of Phulshoff's MAME WITHOUT game entries that have no wheel artwork. If a system has no artwork then I may list it here or add a database to the ftp. Found Here under MAME XML and Include The _Unsorted folder should follow the above format so its easy to check whats there ready for moving to _FINISHED Credits Reznate Sonkun Badhemi FINISHED SYSTEMS Bally Astrocade Fairchild Channel F SNK Neo Geo CD Atari 5200 Amstrad GX4000 Bandia Super Vision 8000 Casio PV-1000 VTech CreatiVision Hartung Game Master RCA Studio II (DB needs work) To Do List Philips CDi Entex Adventure Vision Emerson Arcadia 2001 Epoch Super Cassette Vision Funtech Super A'can Mattel Intellivision handhelds
MAME Atari 5200 Setup with RetroArch Android How to get Atari 5200 and other systems working on Nvidia Shield with Retroarch “Arcade (MAME)” core Limits Everything RetroArch is subject to change without warning, cores break and improve and RetroArch is constantly evolving. The exact same goes for MAME but this is more consistent. You must have the correct roms and BIOS files that MAME emulator is expecting. · They must all be named as MAME requires Note I have assumed you are familiar with setting systems up in Hyperspin and are familiar with Retroarch. Native RetroArch and RetroArch launched from Hyperspin use separate configuration files. Please search around for the topics relating to this issue. Tested on:- · Nvidia Shield TV PRO v3.2 · RetroArch 1.3.6 Stable Play Store app · Arcade (MAME) Core 0.174 (Also known as MAME Git core) What’s Covered... Getting Atari 5200 setup to work with Hyperspin Start to Finish!! Quick Steps... Grab the PC version of MAME and extract the files and folders Place your roms and BIOS in the correct place Set your RetroArch System/BIOS directory Build your RetroArch “System/BIOS” directory with above files/folder Create a5200.ini and adjust the rompath (not needed in mame 0.181) Adjust your Hyperspin Atari 5200.ini rompath to match Full Details... Step 1 – Let’s get the MAME files Download and extract the PC version of MAME emulator. Try to match your romset version, RetroArch “Arcade (MAME)” core version and PC MAME emulator version. RetroArch is usually a couple of releases behind. For the current release go HERE For previous releases go HERE Once extracted you will have something similar to this There is plenty more there than this guide will cover!! Next copy the highlighted assets to a safe location 1) Hash folder – This has the MAME games databases (softlists) for all the different non Arcade systems MAME can emulate 2) Ini folder – All specific and global configuration (.ini) files go in here 3) Roms folder – All Arcade BIOS files go in here 4) mame.ini – This is the Global configuration file for MAME 5) CreateConfig.bat – This is an optional file to generate the mame.ini file If you don’t have a mame.ini you will need to generate one Open Notepad and type the “name of mame.exe” –cc Example mame64.exe –cc Save it as CreateConfig.bat (Locate it with your mame.exe) (OR USE THIS mame64.exe CreateConfig.bat) Double click the Batch file and mame.ini will be created Step 2 – Organise your roms & BIOS I have my roms located on a NAS drive called “MYCLOUD”. Wherever you locate your roms they must end up in a subfolder called “a5200” Your compressed BIOS folder (a5200.zip) can be located WITH you ROM file zip's /ROMPATH/a5200 - place zipped BIOS and zipped roms here /ROMPATH/a5200/a5200 - Place UNzipped BIOS files here An additional a5200 folder with the Unzipped BIOS files can also be place in the a5200 folder Your roms and BIOS will need to match what’s in the a5200.xml in the “hash” folder This means whatever roms and BIOS you have MUST be named the same as the name given in the hash file. Note To automate the renaming process you can grab the MAME Atari 5200 Hyperspin compatible xml from the dropbox linked in the 1st post of this thread (Official) MAME XML Database. Then use something like Don’s Renamer to rename your roms to match. These XML’s are religiously kept up to date with current MAME versions This is an example of some roms in the correct “a5200” subfolder (HERE IS MINE Atari 5200.ini) ALSO place your BIOS file (a5200.zip HERE) Note – The other “a5200” subfolder is optional and is used if you prefer to have your BIOS file uncompressed. Step 3 – Get RetroArch setup You should have a “system” folder somewhere in you RetroArch directories. Check these locations sdcard/Android/data/com.retroarch/files Or sdcard/RetroArch Wherever you keep it you must make sure the “System/BIOS” directory path is correct Go to RetroArch Settings -> Directory and check what’s listed Step 4 - Build your RetroArch "system" folder (HERE IS A CLEAN EXAMPLE DOWNLOAD system.zip) MAME Version 0.173) Next thing to do is create a folder called “mame” in your “system” folder. Now drop the extracted folders and files into the “mame” folder (You should have a “roms” folder but I missed mine off for testing) Step 5 – Configure MAME a5200.ini (NOT NEEDED NOW PLEASE SKIP CREATING a5200.ini) Make a copy of the “mame.ini” Rename it a5200.ini Place it in the “ini” folder Now open the “a5200.ini” and edit the rompath line to match the location of the rom folder This is my rompath Step 6 – Setup Hyperspin Adjust your Hyperspin “Atari 5200.ini” to match the same rompath set in the “a5200.ini” Set your extensions to zip, 7z Set your exe Set your parameters MY SETTINGS FILE Atari 5200.ini If you don’t have a settings file for Atari 5200 I have attached mine above or a full set can be found HERE Now you should be ready to start smashing buttons!!! This is a little bit of a WIP so please excuse me if it’s not perfect. Please comment and I will help out and adjust stuff as needed Hope this helps someone Supporting Images BIOS LOCATION ROMS's Location a5200 Software List Database System Folder Location OPTIONAL Uncompressed BIOS location