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FBA vs. MAME



  • @andershp that's a line break. You probably created the file in Windows and it's complaining that line breaks in Unix are different. You need to open it and save it with Unix line breaks very likely. Some editors have that option, I don't know one I'd recommend in specific though. :/



  • @pjft You are the man. Resaved the file with Line breaks: Unix and now it seems to be copying. Thanks a bunch!
    Edit: using Text Wrangler, by the way.



  • @pjft @AndersHP - Notedpad++ is a free open source text and code editor for Windows. It's pretty powerful and works well. Just goto Edit -> EOL Conversion -> UNIX/OSX Format check that and your good to go for editing any Pi files. You can switch it to Windows, MAC, etc. A plethora of options but the defaults work great.



  • I'm on a mac, that's why I use the TextWrangler :) Don't know why the file was saved with windows linebreaks though.

    On another note; have anyone gotten Knights of Valour to run? I just updated to FBA 0.2.97.43 and still none of these games work...



  • @andershp said in FBA vs. MAME:

    On another note; have anyone gotten Knights of Valour to run? I just updated to FBA 0.2.97.43 and still none of these games work...

    I never had any issue with them.



  • @andershp said in FBA vs. MAME:

    On another note; have anyone gotten Knights of Valour to run? I just updated to FBA 0.2.97.43 and still none of these games work...

    Don't they need pgm BIOS ?



  • @sano It does need the PGM bios.



  • @andershp said in FBA vs. MAME:

    Don't know why the file was saved with windows linebreaks though.

    It might just be a setting in the preferences similar to Notepad++ that allows you to save files out for different platforms. Notepad++ is written for Windows but that option above still allows you to save for other platforms, like old MAC format or Windows getting rid of the CR/LR (\r\n).

    I just tested KOV on .43 and it works fine but as the others pointed it does require PGM. There doesn't seem to be any difference between .42 and .43 for either file though, I'm surprised it doesn't work.



  • @bytethis I have pgm.zip in my home/pi/RetroPie/BIOS/FBA folder.
    Does this need to be different when running my fba games off the Arcade folder?


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    @andershp try it in the arcade folder. i know you can (optionally) put the neogeo.zip in the bios folder but i’m not sure about other bios files. best to assume everything is in the arcade folder as a starting point.



  • @andershp
    I would try :

    • first in RetroPie/BIOS (exactly like for the neogeo.zip file, so not in the fba subfolder)
    • if this doesn't work, just put it in the RetroPie/roms/arcade folder, as suggested by @dankcushions


  • @andershp said in FBA vs. MAME:

    I have pgm.zip in my home/pi/RetroPie/BIOS/FBA folder.

    fba will search for bios in this order :

    • same directory as the rom you are running
    • directory pointed by your retroarch system_directory variable, if /home/pi/RetroPie/BIOS/FBA/ is where you put hiscore.dat and samples, then this is the wrong directory, bioses should go in its parent directory (actually i guess it would be a good idea to check the fba subdirectory where we store hiscore/samples too)

    Edit : after my last commit, fba will search <system_dir>/fba/ before searching <system_dir>/. Also, there is no caps (same for hiscore, samples, ...), i guess it could explain why you had issues with hiscores in gyruss.



  • @andershp The PGM bios needs to be in the Arcade folder if your running roms that require it in Arcade itself. The PGM bios needs to be in the parent folder in order for the games to run.



  • Thanks all, the games boot now, I wasn't aware the BIOS files shouldn't be in the fba folder. By the way, the fba folder isn't CAPS (my bad), so I still don't know why I have hiscore issues in various fba games.



  • @barbudreadmon said in FBA vs. MAME:

    Edit : after my last commit, fba will search <system_dir>/fba/ before searching <system_dir>/. Also, there is no caps (same for hiscore, samples, ...), i guess it could explain why you had issues with hiscores in gyruss.

    Thanks for adding <system_dir>/fba it will be nice to move the files into a system directory subfolder.



  • @andershp Whatever folder you have have a rom in that requires the PGM bios..it has to be present in that emulator folder along with the rom. Glad you got it sorted !



  • @bytethis said in FBA vs. MAME:

    @andershp Whatever folder you have have a rom in that requires the PGM bios..it has to be present in that emulator folder along with the rom. Glad you got it sorted !

    But it's not in the rom folder, it's in the BIOS folder now, and working. Are you referring to my hiscore issues? Could these be related to the bios files, and does this mean that I need to have 6 "games" in my arcade folder that's not games but really just bios files?



  • Has anyone gotten NBA Hangtime (nbahangt) to work? I tried the correct version of the ROMs with each mame2003, mame2003+ and fba. Both mames run teh game but without sound and fba doesn't launch.



  • @johnodon said in FBA vs. MAME:

    I tried the correct version of the ROMs with each mame2003, mame2003+ and fba

    Considering fba doesn't support this game, it seems you are lying so perhaps really try with the correct roms.



  • @barbudreadmon You are correct. I downloaded the 2.97.42 FBA set from [Removed] when it was there and nbahangt.zip is included. I am now DL'ing 0.2.97.43. I DL'd the mame2003 reference set from a very common location and know it is a good set.

    Regardless, the question stands. Is NBA Hangtime working in mame2003?


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