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What emulator/romset for cps1/2/3



  • @darksavior agreed! fba2012 is really fast!



  • @edmaul69 they are each individual encoders, one for each player. They are seen as controllers. They are not programmable, they each read as their own controller in jstest and evdev tests. They all work really really well in all my other emulators and I don't want to make global changes because I have so many games set up and running, I was hoping someone knew a trick for just this emulator.

    I had issues with a bunch of cps2 and cps3 roms not working in mame or lr-fba, but fba2012 romset all games startup and run, so I opted to go that direction.



  • Just as an update, I just update lr-fba2012 from source and it did not correct the issue. I just must be something that is not compatible with the USB encoders and the emulator i guess.


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    i would just use lr-fbalpha. lr-fba2012 is maybe faster on some games, but not CPS in a meaningful way. it doesn't even run cps3 at all.

    I had issues with a bunch of cps2 and cps3 roms not working in mame or lr-fba

    if you get latest lr-fbalpha binary, it needs the 0.2.97.40 romset. all CPS games will work no problem on this.



  • @tmntturtlguy so here is how you can make it work. Make sure there isnt a joystick-selection.cfg in your fba config folder. If so, delete and retest. And unless you created a core specific config which could be causing your problem, open up /opt/retropie/configs/fba/retroarch.cfg. Make sure the file isnt full of crap. If it is that would be your problem. In that file put:

    input_player2_joypad_index = "2"
     input_player3_joypad_index = "1"
    

    Since you say player 3 is player 2 this swaps them. If this doesnt work swap the numbers



  • @edmaul69 unfortunately this did not work. Thanks for the thoughts though.



  • @dankcushions and All, thanks for all the help. I am not sure if i have the latest FBA binary or not, but i did get a fba v0.2.97.39 romset and it looks like all the roms are running on lr-fbalpha. I have tested out a few that I typically had issues with and they all run. I am going to run through the entire gamelist (mine is not to long as i only use a select few, not an entire romset!) and hope that they all work. Thanks for the help and tips.



  • @dankcushions said in What emulator/romset for cps1/2/3:

    i would just use lr-fbalpha. lr-fba2012 is maybe faster on some games, but not CPS in a meaningful way. it doesn't even run cps3 at all.

    Same here.
    BTW, FBA 0.2.97.42 is out for a few days, now...
    Do you plan to stick to 0.2.97.40 in Retropie package, or will it be updated ?


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    @sano said in What emulator/romset for cps1/2/3:

    @dankcushions said in What emulator/romset for cps1/2/3:

    i would just use lr-fbalpha. lr-fba2012 is maybe faster on some games, but not CPS in a meaningful way. it doesn't even run cps3 at all.

    Same here.
    BTW, FBA 0.2.97.42 is out for a few days, now...
    Do you plan to stick to 0.2.97.40 in Retropie package, or will it be updated ?

    it will be updated, but it is up to the maintainers of the libretro fbalpha core. they have to merge the changes from standalone FBA which takes some time.



  • I use lr-fbalpha for all my NeoGeo, CPS (i put all into one CPS generic system) and any other arcade game.
    You just need the v0.2.97.39 rom set and you're good. I never bothered with MAME.

    There is a 25GB package out there somewhere which contains 1500+ arcade roms (NeoGeo, CPS and lot, lot more.. )(all v0.2.97.39) and a whole bunch of console games (Coleco, GameGear, MegaDrive, MasterSystem, MSX, PC-Engine, SG-1000) and screenshots and title screenshots and a complete bios package.


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