@sirhenrythe5th Mine went crazy when using the well known Tab-Menu to set the MAME input. First controller was fine, the other 3 not so great. Once I got one straight I updated the config file to quickly setup the rest. I have it all pre-configured now so if I had to do it again its just a copy-past of the config file. Should save anyone else time.
Do you care to elaborate on the Video appears a bit degraded part ? I confess I didn't use advmame before, so I don't have a past reference, I just test it out on the Pi4 - the 3.9 version - to see how it works.
Overall, it looks like anti-aliasing doesn't work with the SDL driver. Examples:
Vector game lines are not anti-aliased
System menu font appears jagged
Video Rgb Effects, such as scan2horz do not blend nicely with the game screen.
The setting display_antialias is set to yes, but there is no visual difference when it's disabled or enabled.
One of the draws of using AdvanceMAME is for the clean high-res Vector images, so that's a bit of a miss. But having AdvanceMAME available for rendering raster games like Cotton 2 and Baku Baku is a must-have.
There are also some issues going in and out of the settings menu (Tab). Sometimes, when returning to the game, the screen blanks. Also, gets very sluggish and occasionally hangs. Might not be related to the driver, but different from running this on a 3B+ without Buster.
Ive read that section a bunch of times. What do you mean by install the emulator, Isnt the emu already there or do i have to put the binary exe in a folder? Also what is the difference of dropping rhe roms in just the arcade folder or the advancemame folder. If i put out in the arcade folder which emu will run the roms? Thanx
My issue turned out to be very simple in the end. When programming the buttons as you mention, I actually just wasn't holding them down long enough for them to register. Ugh... Oh well ;-) Thank you again for the support. Learning as I go...
You said "it's corresponding" rollback set...not any old older one?
I've always only used a ROM set's corresponding rollback set when building. What's more, I always use the absolute most recent available at any time when doing so. I can't speak to the results of any other method, but I've never had an issue using that work flow.
Uhm..."simply obtain .106".....I have a question. :)
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@pjft yes, i played it on Windows MAME for years, never had this issue.
On the Raspberry i only use AdvanceMame and did not try other Mame versions.
This game is not so important that i would change the emulator itself 😊.
It happens as soon as you confirm the third and last letter.
You enter the highscore on the Top of the screen and underneath you have got the actual top 5.
As soon as you confirm our entry, the three Letters are transfered to this list and become "XXX" 🤔
I am using the Master/Parent rom "rainbow.zip".
Regarding your advise i just tested "rainbowe.zip", which is Rainbow Islands - Extra Version.
No Problems! ALX stays ALX.
I know that there are a lot of entrys that are forbidden and get mainpulated that way in some arcade-machines like "SEX" "ASS" or "A.H"....but ALX???? 😊
@udb23 I'm just waiting on @caver01 sorting it out and the posting all the .art files here for me to use. Nah, I just found it extremely frustrating and the whole thing is not at all documented on the AdvMame site. I got as far as I could following guidance from caver but it still would not behave in a way I expected.
Thanks @caver01. I was working with all 3 AdvanceMAME options available in RetroPie.
Maybe I should install all copies of AdvanceMAME and delete the /opt/retropie/configs/mame-advmame folder, and install AdvanceMAME 1.4 again and see if it continues to get over written after I've set some controls again.
There might be an old file system redirect hanging around.