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FBNeo DATs - no clones, only working & Neo Geo only



  • Hello,

    With the help of Notepad++, I have edited out the clones (with a few useful exceptions) as well as creating a Neo Geo-only dat, all without homebrew and most other "badware".

    This is all for FinalBurn Neo v0.2.97.44, I will update these files in case there's something to fix.

    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/rl5ymixm62qw2ix/AAC2znG7--7WfTandayirif4a?dl=0

    Your feedback is very, very welcome :)

    Edit: this is based upon the revision done in 3/Jul/2019. I explain down why I can't keep up doing it manually for future revisions. The .so that comes with 4.5 is the same version. The romset released as "v0.2.97.44" is correct, not any ongoing MAME content because I'm not sure what version corresponds to this.



  • @matchaman said in FBNeo DATs - no clones, only working & Neo Geo only:

    FinalBurn Neo v0.2.97.44

    Thanks! That is useful but i notice on FBNEO page that romset changes constantly so this DAT should be tagged with a date.



  • Bummer! It's from 5 days ago when it was brand new, aka 3rd of July, 2019. It should be fine with the .so core that comes with 4.5.

    In case something changes, I'm sticking to that core. Removing clones cannot be done properly by MAME tools such as ROMLister, it's only possible to be done manually with Notepad++ via regular expressions.

    It's a bit of a pain because several clones run better than parents, I had to keep those manually, as well as removing garbage such as cassette titles that take 5 minutes to load. And homebrew and demoscene... who wants those outside archivists? :/

    However I'm completely open to fix whatever's not right within the given version, which is the "official" v0.2.97.44.



  • @matchaman said in FBNeo DATs - no clones, only working & Neo Geo only:

    which is the "official" v0.2.97.44

    No, it's just using an arbitrary commit, and actually if it's using a commit from 3rd of July, it would be really worrying (there was a major bug i fixed the next day)

    @matchaman said in FBNeo DATs - no clones, only working & Neo Geo only:

    Removing clones cannot be done properly by MAME tools such as ROMLister, it's only possible to be done manually with Notepad++ via regular expressions.

    Can you explain ? I think those tools are written for that very purpose.

    @matchaman said in FBNeo DATs - no clones, only working & Neo Geo only:

    It's a bit of a pain because several clones run better than parents

    Actually i added driver status to the dats a few days ago because of this, see https://retropie.org.uk/forum/topic/22557/arcade-rom-sorting-help-needed-to-get-1g1r/16



  • @matchaman Make this list with Arcade Manager.

    That way, the user just continues to download the full DAT, uses it to verify their ROMs, then uses the list you made with Arcade Manager in Arcade Manager.

    Contents of each ZIP may change, but each ZIP's name doesn't change nearly as often.



  • Good evening, thank you for sharing. But I've searched this in other version and I couldn't find it.

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  • just registered to say thank you for this.

    I'm brand spanking new to arcade emulation - and I have a completionist, but perfectionist OCD compulsion. its suited me just fine for all conventional emulation thus far (some more than others) but Arcade is an ENTIRELY different beast.

    Ive been trying to take a .44 set and turn it into

    A) Arcade only
    B) no homebrew/demo/bootleg
    C) no foreign games (as far as non english/not released in the states)

    Its been an exercise in futility. Ive spun my wheels from dawn till dusk yesterday, copying, pasting, backing up, eviscerating, and rebuilding a set over and over trying to get it right.

    This has at least gotten me closer. Probably as close as i'll ever get. All that worries me now is the way that apparently, romlists still update on games from decades ago.

    I dont mind missing out on new games that have support added nearly as much as i'd mind a game no longer working due to some kinda structural change.

    I put a huge amount of work into my emulation setup and I actually want to enjoy it. AKA set it and forget it. By the time i get this right, I dont want to have to revisit it again - but with arcade emulation, it seems like you dont have a choice. (in my limited knowledge of it)

    anyhow, im carrying on. Thank you again for the time it took to weed/thin it out at least a little. It was better than I could manage with the conventional dats.


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    @klepp0906 you have a choice - just don’t update the emulator :)



  • @dankcushions LOL, but fbneo is sooo good. I guess your right though. Thats really my only option.



  • @matchaman hello really helpful, the set change from 5960 roms to 1946.

    Do you think you can make a « ARCADE Parent Only NO NEOGEO » (without NEOGEO roms) ?

    Thanks



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