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Post by Corp Dwayne Hicks on Thu Mar 24, 2016 7:56 pm

FAQ
----------------------- FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS -----------------------
Q - How do I scan my games?
A - Press START on the games selection page and select Scan All Your Games
   Note - Advanced Settings needs to be ENABLED in the settings page
   Note - You can also go into Basic Settings and choose the option to Scan your games
Q - How do I exit a game?
A - Press START+BACK while playing a game this will take you back to the games selection page
Q - What Console Systems does this support?
A - Atari Lynx
   Commodore 64
   Game Gear
   Gameboy
   Gameboy Advance
   Gameboy Color
   Master System
   Megadrive
   NES
   Nintendo 64
   PC Engine
   PC Engine CD
   Playstation
   Sega SG-1000
   Super Nintendo
   XBOX
Q - How can I change the color of the Skin?
A - The Skin Color can be defined in Advanced Settings called BACKGROUND SKIN COLOR
Q - How do I setup Console games in a different folder? (Excludes Nintendo 64)
A - Console roms folder can be defined in Advanced Settings called CONSOLE GAMES
   NOTE - This will require a recan to update your games list
   NOTE - Only Console games in the CONSOLE GAMES defined folder will launch
   NOTE - Console games will be picked up in other folders including CoinOPS/roms but wont load if using another path
   NOTE - Arcade games will be picked up in the Console folder and will load
Q - How do I setup Console games or Midway games or Killer Instinct games?
A - This is told to you in detail at the bottom of this Read Me
Q - Does this support Midway with sound?
A - YES setup required
Q - Why doesnt my Nintendo 64 game play in 720P?
A - RomsN64HiDef/N64_Gamename.zip (POINTER) is required for the game to boot in 720P
Q - Midway games launch the wrong game?
A - The folder RomsMIDWAY requires
   mk.zip
   mk2.zip
   narc.zip
   nbajam.zip
   nbajamte.zip
   RomsMIDWAY requires these, no less and no more or it may launch the wrong game
   It is set to launch the 1st, 2nd, 3rd..... game in that folder and will be the reason why it does this
Q - Does this support CPS2 (later Capcom stuff) at full speed?
A - YES setup required
Q - Does this support Killer Instincts?
A - YES setup required
Q - Does this support Streets of Rage Remake?
A - YES setup required
Q - Does this support Doom 2 and Final Dooms?
A - YES setup required
Q - My Games take so long to boot?
A - The XBOX saves all info about roms when you launch a game some Hardrives struggle to do this well.
   You can disable the saving of info to speed this up in the advanced settings "Disable Info Tracking For Slow Game Loading"
Q - How do I add or remove a game being taged as a Hot Game or an All Time Classic or Has No Sound?
A - This need to be setup in "general/romstatus.xml"
   NOTE - You will require a game rescan for this to take effect
Q - How do I run a NEOGEO or CPS2 game in the Final Burn Core or remove it from the Final Burn Core?
A - This need to be setup in "general/romstatus.xml" adding
   <Rom name="sfa3" version="?">
       <Status></Status>
       <StatusNumber>1</StatusNumber>
   </Rom>  
   to this file makes Street fighter Alpha 3 run in this core, if you where to remove these lines it would run in CoinOPS Inferno Core
   NOTE - You will require a game rescan for this to take effect
Q - What are the advantages and disadvantages of the Final Burn Core?
A - This Core is faster, but it loses the CoinOPS features like Pixel Perfect etc
Q - How do I enable Autofire?
A - Left Thumb Button - Enable Semi-Automatic fire
   Right Thumb Button - Enable Autofire ( Pressing fire can charge your weapons )
   BACK - Quickly Disable Autofire
Q - Is Game Information supported?
A - YES Load files (text files) into gameinfo/Gamename.ini
   Press START on the games selection page and select Game Information
   NOTE - If there is no gameinfo/Romname.ini file the option Game Information wont display
Q - Are Game Move Lists supported?
A - YES Load files (text files) into moves/Gamename.ini
   Press START on the games selection page and select Game Move List
   NOTE - If there is no moves/Romname.ini file the option Game Information wont display
Q - How do I access Settings?
A - Press START on the games selection page and select Settings
Q - How do I adjust the screensize? (Arcades)
A - Press START on the games selection page and select Screen Size Adjustment
Q - How do I adjust the screensize? (Consoles)
A - Press Right Thumb Button
   NOTE - If Consoles Use Correct Aspect Ratio is enabled this option will be disabled
Q - How do I add videos?
A - The videos must be XMV XBOX format you will need to google this
Q - When I setup More Games locations in advanced settings the games dont show in the list?
A - Press START on the games selection page and select Scan All Your Games this will add the new games folder
Q - I cant see the Catagories of my games what do I do?
A - Press START on the games selection page and select Scan All Your Games this is sometimes required after a fresh start
   Note - Advanced Settings needs to be ENABLED in the settings page
   Note - You can also go into Basic Settings and choose the option to Scan your games
   Note - These names are setup in CoinOPS\general\catver.xml
Q - How do I take a screenshot?
A - While playing a games press BACK + A + B (this can end up in the videos folder or pictures folder)
Q - How do I set it up to switch between consoles using Left / Right on the D-Pad?
A - Go into your settings and select LOCK GAMES To Be Sorted By - Console this will force it to so that
   Or press back till it sorts by Console or press X button till it says sort by Console
Q - How do I change my default keymap? (Arcades)
A - ENABLE advanced settings and ENABLE Remap Default Gamepad ( This is the the Advanced Settings Tab)
   Then when playing a game press BACK + WHITE and select Remap Gamepad
   Note - If you have a cusom key map for this arcade game it will override the default keymap. The custom keymaps
          are located in CoinOPS\cfg\ folder and if you wish to change the keys delete the custom maps ive done
Q - How do I change my default keymap? (Consoles & Final Burn)
A - ENABLE advanced settings and ENABLE Remap Default Gamepad ( This is the the Advanced Settings Tab)
   then press Left Thumb Button

----------------------- FILES THAT CAN BE ADJUSTED BY YOU -----------------------
CoinOPS\general\catver.xml - This sets the Catagories of your games (eg 1v1 Fighter or Shooter etc)
                            This requires you to Scan All Your Games
CoinOPS\general\romstatus.xml - This allows you to alter what games will be classics or hot, no sound etc
                               This requires you to Scan All Your Games
CoinOPS\vm.txt - This automatically adjust the virtual memory for those games in Low Def
CoinOPS\vmhidef.txt - This automatically adjust the virtual memory for those games in Hi Def
CoinOPS\general\cheat.dat - The cheats file this can be updated
CoinOPS\backgroundmusic\All files - All the background music in WMA format
CoinOPS\gameinfo\Gamename.ini - Allows you to select Game Information in the start menu
CoinOPS\moves\Gamename.ini - Allows you to select Game Moves List in the start menu
----------------------- GAME SELECTION CONTROLS -----------------------
WHITE - Favorite / Average GAME switch ( Favorite game shows as GOLD colour )
BLACK - All / Favorite GAMES switch ( Shows all GAMES or GOLD Games )
Gamepad Left - Jump up for fast finding a GAME
Gamepad Right - Jump down for fast finding a GAME
BACK - This will change sort method By NAME, By YEAR, By MOST PLAYED.......
X - Sort by Split Name / Merged Name ( Pressing swaps between them )
Y - Sort by Type
B - Sort by Manufacturer / Sort by Console ( Pressing swaps between them )
Left Thumb Button - Display Game Information ( If availible )
Right Thumb Button - Sort by Times Played ( Jump to Most Played )
Right Stick Up / Down / Left / Right - Random Game
--------------------- ADVANCED IN GAME CONTROLS (ARCADES) ---------------------
BACK and WHITE - Pause Game and Remap Controller or Cheat
BACK and BLACK - Show Framerate And Free Memory
BACK and Left Trigger and Right Trigger - Restart Game
BACK and Right Thumb Button - Onscreen Display
BACK and Right Trigger and Right Thumb Button - Load Game ( Buggy )
BACK and Left Trigger and Right Thumb Button - Save Game ( Buggy )
BACK and Left Thumb Button - Lightgun Crosshair Display
BACK and A and B - Take In Game Snapshot
--------------------- ADVANCED IN GAME CONTROLS (CONSOLES & Final Burn) ---------------------
BACK and WHITE - Save State ( CONSOLES Only )
BACK and BLACK - Load Saved State ( CONSOLES Only )
Left Thumb Button - Remap the Controller ( CONSOLES & Final Burn )
Right Thumb Button - Resize the Screen ( CONSOLES & Final Burn )
----------------------- GAME SELECTION COLORS -----------------------
WHITE - Stardard Game
GOLD - Set to Favorite
DARK BLUE - All Time Classic Game ( Color Classic and Hot Games is ENABLED )
LIGHT BLUE- Hot Game  ( Color Classic and Hot Games is ENABLED )
GREY - Game doesnt have sound
----------------------- ADVANCED SETTINGS -----------------------
Enabling Advanced Settings allows alot more customising options like
ADD GAMES Option
REMOVE GAME Option
TIMES PLAYED Options
VISUAL Options
ADVANCED Options
------------------ SORTING CONSOLE SETTINGS ------------------
Sort By Name Arcade & Home Merged - This Merges it a one list or Arcades A-Z then Home A-Z
Display Home Games With - This can make any Home games display with an extension to the name
                         example My Game
                                 My Game*
                                 My Game ( System Name)
This allows for easy to see games running on diferent systems
------------------ ADVANCED ASPECT RATIO CORRECTION SETTING ------------------
Disabled - This sizes the screen to a good fit and doesnt worry about the aspect ratio
Scaled - This sizes the screen  
Stretched - This fills the screen right to the edges and doesnt worry about the aspect ratio
Pixel Perfect x1 - Exact pixels of a game
Pixel Perfect x2 - Exact 2x2 pixels of a game  
Pixel Perfect x3 - Exact 3x3 pixels of a game
Pixel Perfect Auto Fit - Pixel Perfect X1 or X2 or X3 is used to upscale the most it can to your setup screensize
Pixel Perfect Over Fit - Pixel Perfect X1 or X2 or X3 is used to upscale the most it can to fill the screen and about 20 percent more
Note - Anti-Aliasing is turned off for pixel perfect and on for everything else if set to Automatic
Note - Stretched, Pixel Perfect x1, Pixel Perfect x2 and Pixel Perfect x3 are on availble with advanced settings enabled
Note - If any Pixel Perfect mode is selected consoles will do as close as they can get Pixel Perfect
----------------------- COMMANDLINE AUTO LAUNCH -----------------------
example of the text in a .cut file to automatically launch from xbmc or evox
<shortcut>
  <path>e:\Emulators\CoinOPS\default.xbe</path>
  <label>Street Fighter Alpha 3</label>
  <thumb>e:\Emulators\CoinOPS\screenshots\sfa3.png</thumb>  
     <custom>
        <game>sfa3</game>
     </custom>
</shortcut>
----------------------- THROTTLE -----------------------
Throttle disabling is useful for games running at 57fps, 59fps, 58fps(cave), 61fps (namco).
Enter the ingame menu, "remap gamepad", and map one or several keys as THROTTLE.
(You can map your THROTTLE as back+X+B )

Example: If you think Dodonpachi (58 fps) isn't that smooth,
call the THROTTLE function by pressing the keys remapped. THROTTLE will be disabled
(because enabled by default)
This will force the game to run at 60 fps (60/58 fps): a small speedup but a smoother animation.
Throttle can also be used for 55 fps games (Midnight Resistance...) but the sound can glitch a bit (speedup).
Some older 61 fps Namco games are smooth with THROTTLE disabled and Frameskip 0 (Rolling thunder 1,2...)
If you want to know what the original framerate is for the games, press BACK+BLACK (default setting)
----------------------- CPU OVERCLOCK -----------------------
This can be very useful for some games with slowdowns.
To call the function press BACK+RIGHT THUMB, (the sound volume setting appears)
Go up or down a few times and check the CPU0, CPU1... overclock settings.
Examples (for 480p)
-BioMechanical toys has small slowdowns, Set the CPU0 to 125% = smooth animation.
-Double Dragon (original beat'em up) runs slowly: set the CPU0 and CPU1 to 150% = nice speed.
Don't overclock the games that can't reach their original framerate (ex: 52/60 fps, 36/57 fps), the emu will be slower.
Overclock only the games running at full framerate ! Biomechanical toys runs at 60/60 fps and
Double Dragon runs at 57/57 fps, so the values for CPU can have a higher setting.
We can also decrease the values:
-To get a better anim in Darius Gaiden (or some other Taito), keep CPU0 at 100%, and set the CPU1 (sound CPU) to 50%.
----------------------- CONFIGS -----------------------
A member wanted a config for CPS2 games (some Capcom games use LPunch+MPunch+HPunch, same for Kicks)
If for example LPunch=LTrigger, MPunch=X, HPunch=Y and you want a shortcut for furies on WHITE BUTTON
then "remap the game" this way:
P1 Button 1 = J1_LTrigger or J1_White
P1 Button 2 = J1_X or J1_White
P1 Button 3 = J1_Y or J1_White
Pressing White will call the 3 Punch Buttons !
----------------------- FAST FORWARD -----------------------
Sometimes it's boring to wait for a long time when a game is launched: memory tests, rom/ram tests, etc...
I personally use a fast forward function: just change the frameskip ingame.
My default Frameskip is AUTO.
I have remapped Frameskip Dec as L_Trigger R_Trigger X (FS decrease: Auto - 11 - 10 - 9 ... 3 - 2 - 1 - 0 - Auto ...)
and Frameskip Inc as L_Trigger R_trigger Y (FS increase: Auto - 0 - 1 - 2 - 3 ... 9 - 10 - 11 - Auto ...)
When a game is just launched I Press LTrigger+RTrigger+X to run the game very fast (Frameskip 11).
To return to Frameskip Auto (normal speed) when the arcade tests are finished I Press LTrigger+RTrigger+Y.
This way I don't wait for the long rom/ram tests.
(Just press the keys one time, or you can get lost as the Frameskip value isn't shown anymore ingame).
----------------------- SERVICE MODES -----------------------
Some players like to have a Freeplay (no coin) or an easy setting for the games, but no DIP switches ?
All the games have a service mode NEOGEO, CPS1, CPS2, SEGA, MIDWAY, CAVE, NAMCO.
Remapping function in "Remap This Game" will help.
NEOGEO: Just remap the TEST SWITCH with the keys you want, and press thoses keys ingame: entering service mode.
CPS1 & CPS2: Just remap the SERVICE MODE for the same results.
SEGA 32: (outrunner, Golden Axe2, Arabian Fight, Spiderman...)
Remap the SERVICE MODE and the SERVICE 1: SERVICE MODE will enter the settings and valid a choice
SERVICE 1 will allow to switch between the different options.
MIDWAY: Remap the TEST (or use the option: ingame menu/game settings/Test Switch ON/OFF).
NAMCO: Remap the SERVICE MODE (or use the option similar to Midway's).
CAVE: (Esprade, DoDonpachi) Remap the SERVICE MODE and press the keys during 2 or 3 seconds.
Be careful ! Sometimes with some manufacturers you must reset the game (LTrigger+RTrigger+BACK) after you pressed
the service keys to be able to enter the arcade settings ! ! !
PS: it's unfortunate but set the biggest schumps to EASY to get less bullets on screen and limit the slowdowns
----------------------- GUN GAMES -----------------------
Playing a lightgun game like Lethal Enforcers 2 with the pad can be hard because we must reload by shooting outside
the screen. For this kind of games, enter the cheat menu and available the unlimited ammo setting.
Same for Underfire. The crosshair isn't shown ingame but it's playable with unlimited ammo
as we can see where we've just shot.
Disable the Crosshair (BACK+LEFT+THUMB) will help in Beast Busters.
----------------------- MULTI SCREENS GAMES (Darius 1, Darius 2, The Ninjawarriors, Warrior Blade) -----------------------
Disable the Widescreen setting for horizontal Games, and the games will play at fullscreen. 16/9 users will get
the best results.
Purists can also set a special "screensize adjustment" to get a suitable aspect ratio.
----------------------- HIDDEN IN E:/TDATA/Save name (B00BXXXX)/SYSTEM/MAMEoX.ini -----------------------
Alot of stuff is hidden in this file. Be warned enter with care.
LockoutStartMenu = 0 (if you enable this the Start button will no longer work, this will lock everything to the user)
LockoutAdvancedOptions = 0 (if you enable this you will have access to the start menu and basic settings but cant enable advanced settings)
----------------------- HOW TO SETUP CONSOLE GAMES + MIDWAY AND KILLER INSTINCTS -----------------------
Games are shown in "Supported CONSOLE Games Lookup For Naming of Roms.txt"
ATARI LYNX
roms/LYNX_Gamename.zip
COMMODORE 64
roms/C64_Gamename.zip
GAME GEAR
roms/GG_Gamename.zip
GAMEBOY
roms/GB_Gamename.zip
GAMEBOY ADVANCE
roms/GBA_Gamename.zip
GAMEBOY COLOR
roms/GBC_Gamename.zip
MASTER SYSTEM
roms/SMS_Gamename.zip
MEGADRIVE
roms/MDRIVE_Gamename.zip
NES
roms/NES_Gamename.zip
NINTENDO 64
roms/N64_Gamename.zip (POINTER)
RomsN64/N64_Gamename.zip
RomsN64HiDef/N64_Gamename.zip (POINTER) If this is present the game will boot in 720P if availble
PC ENGINE
roms/PCE_Gamename.zip
PC ENGINE CD
roms/PCD_Gamename.zip (POINTER)
roms/PCD_Gamename/ This the folder you put the contents of the game. Note the Cue file must be called "MP3.cue"
PLAYSTATION
roms/PSX_Gamename.zip (POINTER)
roms/PSX_Gamename.bin
roms/PSX_Gamename.cue
or
roms/PSX_Gamename.zip (POINTER)
roms/PSX_Gamename.iso
or
roms/PSX_Gamename.zip (POINTER)
roms/PSX_Gamename.img
or
roms/PSX_Gamename.zip (POINTER)
roms/PSX_Gamename.tao
SEGA SG-1000
roms/SG_Gamename.zip
SUPER NINTENDO
roms/SNES_Gamename.zip
XBOX
roms/XBOX_Gamename.zip (POINTER)
this will boot /XBOX_Gamename.xbe (This should be a created from "Xbe Shortcut Maker.exe" to tell it where to point)
MIDWAY GAMES
roms/MI_1.zip (POINTER for Mortal Kombat)
roms/MI_2.zip (POINTER for Mortal Kombat II)
roms/MI_3.zip (POINTER for NBA Jam)
roms/MI_4.zip (POINTER for NBA Jam TE)
roms/MI_5.zip (POINTER for Narc)
RomsMIDWAY/mk.zip
RomsMIDWAY/mk2.zip
RomsMIDWAY/narc.zip
RomsMIDWAY/nbajam.zip
RomsMIDWAY/nbajamte.zip
NOTE - If you want to run these games you need all 5 RomsMIDWAY roms in that folder then you can select the Pointer of which games to display
DOOM GAMES
roms/MI_6Doom2.zip (POINTER for Doom 2)
roms/MI_7FinalDoom.zip (POINTER for Final Doom)
roms/MI_8FinalDoom2.zip (POINTER for Final Doom 2)
DoomWADS/Doom2.wad (Doom 2)
DoomWADS/TNT.wad (Final Doom)
DoomWADS/Plutonia.wad (Final Doom 2)
KILLER INSTINCT GAMES
roms/KI1.zip (POINTER)
roms/KI2.zip (POINTER)
KI1/ This the folder you put the contents of the game.
KI2/ This the folder you put the contents of the game.
STREETS OF RAGE REMAKE
roms/MI_S.zip (POINTER)
Rage.xbe (The old Default.xbe)
xResizer.xbe
xbox.cfg
SorR.dat
savegame (folder)
palettes (folder)
mod (folder)
Note - (POINTER) means this is a pointer file and the contents of the file is not important.
      It just tells CoinOPS Inferno that this game is available.
      This can be a renamed text file or an empty zip file renamed to the correct name.
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