Final Burn Alpha
Posted 16 March 2012 - 07:22 PM
In fact, I just did not make myself clear I was talking of a full set for FBA Caanoo. Any idea of which version it needs ?
Posted 16 March 2012 - 09:58 PM
Well, the Caanoo version is based on the GP2X version, which has already a certain history. I don't know if this version has evolved in the same way as FBA on Windows. I think the initial GP2X release was based on a certain version of FBA and new games were added over time. Probably like MAME4ALL. The first version was based on MAME 0.37b5 and games from newer MAME versions have been added over time, see version history here.
Therefore, there's probably not a single FBA ROM set which fits the Caanoo version. I use an old FBA set (0.2.97.06) to test the games. If they don't work, I compare the ROM CRCs with WinKawaks, NeoRAGEx, older MAME versions and test again, if they are different.
Unfortunately, a lot of games seem not to work on the current Caanoo version. At the end of the day, it's quite some try and error, at least for some games.
A port from the Pandora version would help a lot in this matter. It is based on a new FBA ROM set and fully compatible. Even if some newer games would not run fast enough on the Caanoo, there is at least a fully compatible ROM set available. A lot more compared to the current version.
Posted 25 March 2012 - 07:38 PM
The tested ROM version can now be found in the spreadsheet. As a next step, I will try to get some of the NOKs to work.
What I already can say, Sega and bigger Neo Geo games don't work in general. Bigger ROMs probably need a caching/streaming mechanism (if not already implemented).
One question. Is it possible to find out, which ROM files the emulator tries to load? Something like turning on a trace?
Posted 25 March 2012 - 08:00 PM
What a work! Thanks!
But I'm a bit disappointed, how many roms don't work! D:
Posted 25 March 2012 - 10:37 PM
Posted 30 March 2012 - 12:22 PM
when do you indicate the ROM tested is for MAME, what's the difference? I see that neither Batraider nor Battle Bakraid are working on my Caanoo.
THX for the great job!
Posted 30 March 2012 - 08:58 PM
Let's take Batrider as an example. FBA2X requires the file batrider.zip to recognize the game, but the FBA 0.2.97.06 file name is batrid.zip. This is already an indicator for an incompatible version. I could just rename batrid.zip to batrider.zip and check if it works. Instead of that, I search my ROM sets for batrider.zip, check whether I find different versions and try them out.
Now let's compare batrid.zip (FBA 0.2.97.06) and batrider.zip (MAME 0.106)...
The ROM files are almost identical, but first file has a different name and content (CRC). I don't know whether FBA2X looks for the ROM files by name. Some emulators load the ROM files by CRC, see here.
However, this means, the game exists (at least) in 2 different versions. batrid.zip was not even recognized by FBA2X, because the .zip name did not match. Since batrider.zip from MAME 0.106 worked, testing for this game was complete.
For your reference, here the working ROMs for Batrider and Battle Bakraid...
Hope this helps.
Posted 31 March 2012 - 08:33 AM
Hope this helps.
YES!! Thank you for the exhaustive explanation
Once I used CLRMAME do modify some ROMs to play them with MAME4All, but I have never done that since I passed to FBA2X. I will try to find another version for batrider.
Posted 04 April 2012 - 06:49 PM
That's right. Thanks to MAME Reloaded, I have it on my S7100 too.Or android console
Asterix is not supported by FBA, even the most recent version hasn't a driver for it. You need a Pandora to play Asterix on a handheld.
My jxd s601 runs fine at 1ghz and the game is playable
Posted 05 April 2012 - 03:23 AM
We will need advance version of fba, i hope reesy will do it,if not someone else will do it.
Posted 05 April 2012 - 07:42 AM
Posted 05 April 2012 - 12:51 PM