You can compare the ones you have to these and double check your naming conversation. Make sure you done have ".rom.rom" or something like that either. Some desktops hide extensions. My guess is the check sum is off here for it not to include the file.
@lazaruz A pi4 is faster to handle the more accurate emulators but it also makes some new games playable. Taito F3 games are now full speed. You can play sega system16/18 games on fbneo without slowdown so I don't need to deal with mame2003's buggy bootlegs. You can use mame2010 or 2016 for bug-free system32 games like golden axe 2 and spiderman. 3d games like tekken, etc are still unplayable. If you can run your favorite games in fbneo now then there's no point using a pi4.
And in the meantime I've tried just about every possible setting in lr-yabasanshiro and Nights is still choppy. It's not far from being playable, but it's not playable currently (much like Panzer Dragoon Saga).
I found some quick info online about Asteroids versus Asteroids Deluxe: "...The biggest gameplay difference is the fact that you can hold down the fire button for "auto-fire" (albeit semi-slowly) for *Asteroids Deluxe*. That ability changes my tactics quite a bit from *Asteroids*.
The killer satellite [enemy] (of course) is the other big difference. Aside from those two, the game is similar. The asteroids in AD "tumble" through space rather than just gliding... giving a bit of an appearance upgrade. I much prefer the "shield" as my "oh crap" button rather than hyperspace/warp as well...."
@dankcushions thanks mate - i did see the comment on the verbose logs.
In learning about how to trigger them and retrieve them, I went into the RetroPie configuration editor and then notice there was an Aspec ratio setting. I set this to 4:3 and everything is perfect now.
Glad Im solved it and thanks for your time.
Excellent forum by the way
So you were right I only need the rotation part and then needed to set the aspec ratio.
video_allow_rotate = true
video_rotation = 3
This was the magic line:-
aspect_ratio_index = "0"
I ended up learning that this author seems to have some strong opinions on some topics, and tends to write in a controversial tone, but this specific article I save to this day because it changed the way I played MAME games - and made them so much better as a result - precisely because of what you just said very subtly, "don't play anything with continues".
As such, I set up a collection on RetroPie where I'd keep some games that I'd just play over and over again, 1 credit at a time, to see how far I'd make it. In the beginning they were Final Fight, Contra and DoDonPachi - I don't think I had any others in my "regular" list. It took me a while to consistently get to the first @mitu score, and afterwards making it to the high score list was an extremely rewarding achievement - that's why I want to congratulate @IanDaemon and @mitu on their scores during just the MAME ROW period! I certainly didn't get to have a score in the high score table in the first week.
These days I get to the end of level 2 boss consistently, and the majority of the time I get to the 3rd level and lose somewhere around there.
My top score is 8.5M, 4th level - I don't think I ever made it past it with 1 credit.
Still, a lot to learn, but it's one of my favorite games from these past 2-3 years that I've played it. I didn't take part in MAME ROW because I didn't have time, but I'd love to try it out and submit a new score if I get to the high score table again.
But do share your score, really - impressive achievement 1cc'ing this game :) Hope to get there one day.