tonesmalone

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  1. Yep. In the MAME database thread. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Getting these in chd format isn't required. You already have what you need. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Regarding the point about being only able to map to a specific controller - this isn't correct. MAME supports multi mapping, from multiple inputs to a single control. I have MAME setup so I can use both my cab control panel or a pad if I choose. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. MAME / MESS inside I'd RA is a double bag of hurt. It makes no sense - it's far easier and endlessly better to just use MAME directly. Best way to approach this system is to use both cdiemu and MAME. Set the system to use MAME as the main emulator - then set cdiemu per game where that works better. Why would you need xpadder for MAME? MAME support all kinds of inputs, keyboards, mice, pads, guns. Also it supports multiple bindings for each control. Can't see the need for xppadder with MAME. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. You'll need to use MAME and cdiemu to get this anywhere close to working. Different games work better with the two different emulators. Also, support for the video module the Cdi had is pretty much non existent. So that excludes a bunch of games like 7th guest. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Over recent weeks I've been receiving more and more messages from folks about roms matching the CRCs we have in databases. I never mind helping people get setup, but I think there are some points that need clarifying here... A CRC (as we use them) is a code generated by performing a calculation on a file. If two files are exactly the same, as in they are a bit for bit match, the CRC code will be the same for these files. We add CRCs to game list databases to aid the process of matching game roms to the entries in the database. Note that these are to aid the process, and they should be used as such. They particularly help when matching large sets, as they can help slim down the need for manual matching. Note this very important point... (I think I've typed this some 100 times in recent weeks) It is possible to have two game roms which are exactly the same game, that have different CRCs. Let me say that again... It is possible to have two game roms which are exactly the same game, that have different CRCs. A third time?? It is possible to have two game roms which are exactly the same game... Why is this? Possible for a bunch of reasons, but it happens because for whatever reason, the arrangement of bits that make up the game rom file is different. That could be because the roms were dumped using different techniques, maybe the 'header' is actually at the end of the file, or maybe the game is a translation and it's been patched differently. Whatever the reason, remember the key point - It is possible to have two game roms which are exactly the same game, that have different CRCs. In short - if the name and region matches - you're good to go. If the CRC matches too, well great. But it really, really, really doesn't matter. You'll still have the same game.
  7. You guys wanna be looking on the rocketlauncher forums. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Pioneer Palcom Laserdisc HyperBase Database (Official) View File Pioneer Palcom Laserdisc HyperBase Database (Official) Completed to 2.0 standards - including all metadata, and games as per the official guidelines. Development Thread - Submitter tonesmalone Submitted 01/06/2017 Category Databases (XML) Credits  
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    Pioneer Palcom Laserdisc HyperBase Database (Official) Completed to 2.0 standards - including all metadata, and games as per the official guidelines. Development Thread -
  10. You can't get notifications or any other of the features you mentioned without explorer.exe. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Wow. A lot of work. If you 'shell' windows properly there's no need for any of that what so ever. Windows supports loading a different UI (shelling) through group policy and has done for years. You want the 'Custom User Interface' group policy - enable and set to you front end exe. When windows boots it loads the front end instead of explorer.exe. Changing this group policy does require a professional copy of Windows - but even without that, there are programs that will effectively imitate this. Also, without explorer.exe - there is no cortana, task bar, bing, keyboard shortcuts and a bunch of other things. Way, way easier, safer and more convenient than messing with the registry. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. No. You wanna be using HyperSync at the moment anyway. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. As long as the special characters are replaced with their code in the xml - everything will be fine. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Noooooo! You really don't wanna do that!! They are there for reason. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Actually it's the other way around. If the database entry uses ' - data won't display. If it uses & apos ; - the data will display. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk