<< Question 1 >>
How do I use X-Arcade controller with the frontend setup?
<< Question 2 >>
How do I change the controller settings for SNES emualtor?
<< Question 3 >>
How do I change the controller settings for NES emualtor?
Got my arcade hd
today ,everything works except the dreamcast games,it shows the video
previews,but when you press enter to get to a game it does nothing.
Error says MSVCP100.dll is missing,any
How do I enable cheating in Mame?
<< Question 6 >>
How do I enable my spinner,
trackball, and mouse in Mame?
<< Question 7 >>
How do I enable 64 bit version of mame on my TiptonWare Arcade Hard Drive?
<< Question 8 >>
How do I setup the controls
for Atari 5200?
<< Question 9 >>
How do I setup the controls for Zinc?
<< Question 10 >>
Windows Media player (or some other media player) starts when the
Saturn emulator is suppose to start?
<< Question 11 >>
How do I get Daemon Tools (for the CD Rom games) installed
<< Question 12 >>
Saturn loads to a black screen only?
<< Question 13 >>
How to setup controls in Mednafen?
<< Question 14 >>
Sega CD opens but stops at
a CD drive window and never loads the game?
<< Question 15 >>
Turbo Grafx CD stops at CD drive screen and wont load game?
<< Question 16 >>
Can not find Dolphin.ini in either of these folders?
<< Question 17 >>
Can not find ScummVM.ini?
<< Question 18 >>
Mame has error about cant find rom with extention 7z?
<< Question 19 >>
Preview videos for TurboGrafxCD are not being displayed?
<< Answer 1 >>
My friend Jim let me
borrow a real X-Arcade controller to figure this out.
The mame and
frontend files on x-arcades website seem to overcomplicate things.
The easy way to get the X-Arcade controller to work with this entire setup,
is to make a custom setup, on the X-Arcade.
The below is a
tutorial on how to program the X-Arcade to work with all the emulators much
<< Answer 2 >>
Be careful with this one...
Super Nintendo emulator is NOT a gui, which means
you have to run it with a command line operation.
into the super nintendo folder
Open zsnesw.cfg using
To get the gui to display you have to modify this script.
scroll down till you see this
; -- GUI --
; Disable GUI (0 = NO, 1
Change it to 0 so it looks like this
save the file and run the emulator and it will open to the gui so you can
play with the settings. make a backup of everything so you dont hose the
whole emulator. :)
<< Answer 3 >>
Go to the NES folder and open the emualtor
On the Menu bar select Options then Input.
Make the necessary changes and press OK.
Sometime the OK button is
actually out of the screen and you have to move the Input window UP to see
the OK button.
<< Answer 4 >>
When this emulator
was developed the programmer used some of the standard Microsoft programming
tools. You will also need these basic programs installed on your computer
if they are not already installed.
*Install these in the below order; C++ first, then
<< Answer 5 >>
step1: download cheat.zip to your mame folder
get it here,
step2: enable cheating
Use notepad to open mame.ini, located in mame\ini folder
# CORE MISC OPTIONS
Change it to this:
# CORE MISC OPTIONS
close and save mame.ini
now when you play a mame game that has cheat
options, press tab and look for 'Cheat'
<< Answer 6 >>
Use Notepad to open this file
Scroll down till you see this
Change 0 to 1 after mouse, to look like this
# CORE INPUT OPTIONS
<< Answer 7 >>
By default the 32 bit version of mame is enabled.
*Use notepad and
open this file
*Find this line
*Change it to
*Save and exit
your using the custom complied 64 bit version of MAME
<< Answer 8 >>
You have to type RETURN in for the 'Start' button, the rest of the
buttons seem to work ok?
This is a screenshot that might help...
<< Answer 9 >>
The easiest way to change the controls in Zinc, is to do it manually.
In your Zinc folder use notepad and open controller.cfg
also need to open dik_codes.txt for a list of the values for all the keys.
Player one coin is set to keyboard button 5.
Open dik_codes.txt and find this line #define DIK_5 0x06
that keyboard button 5 is represented by hex number 06
controller.cfg and look under [player1] and see what coin equals.
So if you wanted to change player 1 coin
to keyboard button 8, it would change to this
This comes from
dik_codes.txt, the line for keyboard button 8 is #define DIK_8 0x09
<< Answer 10 >>
You need to disable autoplay for the CD drive. Daemon Tools mounts the
disk image, then the media player tries to play it and stops the emualtor.
Go to your windows desktop,
click start -> control panel -> default
programs -> Change autoplay settigs->
set Audio CD to 'Take no Action'
<< Answer 11 >>
Daemon Tools needs to setup correctly on your computer.
Daemon tools in already installed, uninstall it and try the following.
'DaemonTools' folder and click DTLite.exe
This will setup a virtual drive
(DT) on your computer
You also need a SCSI drive installed, so open
Daemon Tools and add a SCSI drive.
The SCSI drive is what you will
use for the emulators.
REBOOT YOUR COMPUTER
you do the above and get an error 'Unable to add adapter', you have
to delete the registry files for SPTD (a SCSI pass through driver)that
Daemon Tools uses.
1) Open regedit. And find
that folder "sptd" in the registry. If you can't, just right-click the
folder, and click Permissions. Ask for "Full Control". Do this also to a
sub-folder of "sptd" namely "cfg" (i actually already deleted it so i
forgot). Just find ways to delete the "sptd" folder in the registry.
3) Now rename or delete the 'sptd.sys'
file found on Windows\system32\drivers.
4) Uninstall Daemon Tools
and reboot compter.
5) Install the version of Daemon tools that is on
the Arcade Hard Drive (it works), reboot the computer.
Daemon tools and add the SCSI drive, it will ask you to reboot.
Finally open Daemon Tools and add the SCSI drive and note the drive letter
so you can set it up in the emulators.
<< Answer 12 >>
Two things to check:
In the 'Modules' folder, open SSF.ahk, using
Find this line
CDDrive := IniReadCheck(settingsFile,
change the 1's to 0's, save and try it out.
if that does not work
change the numbers to 2, save and try it again.
keep changing the number
by one to see if that works.
Now verify that the
emulator settings are ok for the Saturn emulaotr.
go to 'SegaSaturn' folder and
use notepad to open SSF.ini
Under the 'Peripheral' section, make sure
the 2 below settings are correct.
<< Answer 13>>
Once the emulator has opened a game, press Alt+Shift+1
then put up something like Up (1)
When you press the key for up it
will change to Up (2)
If you only want one key for up, press the same
key again and Mednafen will move on to Down (1)
If you want more than
one key to do the same thing (i.e. one of the buttons) you'd press that on
(2). Pressing the same key again tells Mednafen to move on.
<< Answer 14>>
You have to set the emulator to the correct disk drive. Go to the
SegaCD game folder and open the emullator. Once opened press the right
mouse button the display the menu. Now go to 'Options', then 'CD Drive',
check a disk drive.
Now press Alt+F4 to exit the emulator. if it
does not work repeat the process and choose a different CD Drive.
<< Answer 15>>
Go to TurboGrafx CD folder and use notepad to open pce.ini
put the drive letter for your Daemon Tools
save and close. try the emulator
<< Answer 16>>
Some system files have to be on your computer so install the program
to the default location C:\Program Files\Dolpin
program that matches your computer*
If your computer is a 64bit machine (x64) use dolphine x64-4.0.2
If your computer is a 32bit machine (x86) use dolphine x86-4.0.2
**If you dont know which you have**
on your desktop, click Start then
go over and right click on Computer, then choose Properties
look for 'system type'
<< Answer 17>>
Go to \TiptonWareArcade\Emulators\ScummVM
double click scummvm.exe
*This will create a system folder on your computer that is necessary
For your case the zip file goes here
where 'UserName' is the user name your logged in
extract it and overwrite everything in that folder.
<< Answer 18>>
The file extention of the mame roms has to match in the configuration
<< Answer 19>>
Make sure the roms are .zip format and change the settings
to match here
use notepad and open this file on your hard drive
find this line
change it to this, if its not already
OLD SKOOL FAQ (Mame Sets
Bowling has an error, BAD EEPROM?
Burn Alpha: How do I change the button configuration (keyboard
3.I am using a Linux system and can not
read a UDF DVD, like Daphne Disk 3? How do I read this disk?
1.) Simpsons Bowling has an error, BAD
To play this game you have to have three files
You have to
tell the game to run in service mode
error shows up hold F2 and tap F3. Do not let go of F2. This
will reboot the arcade and run in service mode. This only has to be
done one time, the machine remains in service mode.
Final Burn Alpha: How do I change the
button configuration (keyboard remapping)?
The following tutorial was submitted by T.Scoma
These instructions along with the .ini file can be downloaded on the
downloads page here
create the default key mappings for all games in Final Burn Alpha.
Select 'Game', 'Load Game'.
Choose a 6 button game like X-Men vs. Street Fighter, click on 'OK' button.
'F5' to bring up 'Map Game Inputs' window.
Change whatever key mappings you want to change by double-clicking and pressing
the new key to be mapped, and click on 'OK' button when finished.
Select 'Game', 'Exit Emulator'.
6) Go to
the following hard drive letter/path that you installed Final_Burn to:
ex D: drive... D:\Final_Burn\config\games\
the game .ini that you remapped the keys for in NotePad...
ex X-Men vs Street Fighter D:\Final_Burn\config\games\xmvsfur1.ini
NotePad, you can see the hex 'switch' values for the keys you selected.
the included file '6button.ini' to the following Final_Burn directory"
ex D: drive... D:\Final_Burn\config\presets\6button.ini
the file you just copied in another NotePad instance.
'6button.ini' file uses the generic key references rather than each specific
game key reference. Use the hex switch values from the games .ini file that you
opened first to modify the hex switch values in the '6button.ini' file. My
mappings from the '6button.ini' are as follows:
|input "P1 Coin"
|input "P1 Start"
|input "P1 Up"
||-> Up arrow
|input "P1 Down"
||-> Down arrow
input "P1 Left"
||-> Left arrow
|input "P1 Right"
||-> Right arrow
|input "P1 fire 1"
|input "P1 fire 2"
|input "P1 fire 3"
|input "P1 fire 4"
|input "P1 fire 5"
|input "P1 fire 6"
|input "P2 Coin"
|input "P2 Start"
|input "P2 Up"
|input "P2 Down"
|input "P2 Left"
|input "P2 Right"
|input "P2 fire 1"
|input "P2 fire 2"
|input "P2 fire 3"
|input "P2 fire 4"
|input "P2 fire 5"
|input "P2 fire 6"
your changes to the '6button.ini' file.
to the following hard drive letter/path that you installed Final_Burn to and
delete ANY and ALL files in that subdirectory:
ex D: drive... D:\Final_Burn\config\games\*.*
up Final Burn Alpha again if you closed it.
up the same game you originally remapped (or another 6 button game)... ex. X-Men
vs. Street Fighter.
Press F5 to bring up the 'Map Game Inputs' window.
Click the leftmost down arrow in the "Make selection in all three drop-down
click appropriate button."
Select 'Player 0' (yes, Player 0 really means Player 1 settings).
Select '6 button' at the middle down arrow.
Click 'Make default' button. This should change the key mappings for Player 1
to your custom mappings.
back to Steps 16-19 except choose 'Player 1' in Step 17 this time.
default key mappings for Player 1 and Player 2 should now be set for all games,
regardless of the number of buttons the game uses.
Click 'OK' button to close 'Map Game Inputs' window.
you open any other games, your custom key mappings should be set already.
How to read /
mount a UDF formated disk using Linux
Some linux systems will not
automount the disk,
Type the following command in
the shell to get around it.
mount -t udf /dev/cdrom /cdrom
-Thanks to R.Albright for this