Current state AdvanceMame with Recalbox 6.1
this below is a table made by me with the games that I currently have installed on my Recalbox 6.1 and that I use with the AdvanceMame emulator to take advantage of games that use lasergun, trackball, spinner and vector graphics.
As you can see in the second column "Recalbox v18.07.13", most of the roms worked correctly and without any particular problems. I noticed the first slowdowns from the 6.0 version of Recalbox and continue to be there also in the Recalbox 6.1 (column 3).
Can anyone confirm this?
AdvanceMame Emulator status
ROMS RecalBox v18.07.13 RecalBox v6.0 & v6.1 1000 Miglia: Great 1000 Miles Rally Perfect Perfect Arkanoid Perfect Perfect Arkanoid - Revenge Of Doh Perfect Perfect Arkanoid Returns Perfect Slow Asteroids Perfect Perfect Bad Lands Perfect Perfect Bang! Perfect Perfect Battle Zone Perfect Perfect Born To Fight Perfect Perfect Block Block Perfect Perfect Cabal Perfect Perfect Caliber 50 Perfect Perfect Cameltry Perfect Perfect Centipede Perfect Perfect Clay Pigeon Perfect Perfect Championship Sprint Perfect Slow Crystal Castles Perfect Perfect Crater Raider Perfect Perfect Dragon Gun Perfect Good in Menu - Slow in Game Discs Of Tron Perfect Perfect Danny Sullivan's Indy Heat Perfect Slow Gigas Perfect Perfect Goindol Perfect Perfect Gunbuster Perfect Slow Gravitar Perfect Good Irritating Maze, The Perfect Perfect Lethal Enforcers Perfect Good Lemmings Perfect Perfect Lethal Justice Good Good Lucky & Wild Perfect Slow Major Havoc Perfect Good Lunar Lander Perfect Perfect Line Of Fire / Bakudan Yarou Perfect Slow Marble Madness Perfect Perfect Missile Command Perfect Perfect N.y. Captor Perfect Good Night Stocker Perfect Perfect Off The Wall Perfect Perfect Operation Wolf Perfect Perfect Operation Wolf 3 Good Good Out Run Perfect Slow Pole Position Perfect Perfect Puzz Loop Perfect Slow Outfoxies, The Good Slow One Shot One Kill Perfect Perfect Point Blank Perfect Slow Police Trainer Perfect Perfect Prebillian Don't test Good Racing Hero Don't test Slow Revolution X Good Slow Road Blasters Perfect Good Rough Racer Don't test Slow Sharpshooter Perfect Perfect Space Gun Perfect Slow Star Trek Don't test Good Star Wars Good Slow Super Sprint Perfect Slow Tac/scan Perfect Good Tempest Perfect Slow Terminator 2 - Judgment Day Don't test Good Tournament Arkanoid Perfect Perfect Thunder Ceptor Don't test Slow Syvalion Perfect Perfect Under Fire Don't test Slow Wec Le Mans 24 Perfect Perfect Zombie Raid Perfect Perfect
I recently installed the Recalbox 6.1, starting from scratch. I own an Ultimarc SpinTrak and tried to run the "Out Run" roms on advmame and I can confirm that it runs very slow and with audio problems too. I have not tried the other roms because for the moment I am not interested, but when I have a moment, I can test some of the others and see if I find the same problems you have.
Sorry for English, but I'm Italian.
so you too, the Outrun roms gives you problems of slowing down. It is already something and I feel relieved (at least it's not just my problem).
It would be great if I could try another one of the ROMS listed above.
But I also wanted to do another test. Install the Recalbox 6.1 on an 8 GB microSD card (I currently use a 64 GB microSD card), and try out the Outrun roms for example. Then install Recalbox 18.07.13 (hoping to find the image of the OS somewhere) on another microSD and try to start Outrun. Always using the AdvanceMame emulator. And let's see a little ...
Then I installed Recalbox 6.1 on a new micro SD (unfortunately I only have a 32 GB memory).
First I performed a complete formatting using the software:
Then as recommended by some guide, I started guiformat.exe completely deleted any remaining partitions:
So I uploaded the image on the microSD, started the system, connected to the Wifi, copied the ROMS for Advancemame and this is the result. Still slowdowns and audio problems.
jorgemagana last edited by jorgemagana
Most of your games in this list run without problem with mame2003 plus. Some of them needs some special configuration (I use a keyboard sometimes to enter some config screens), maybe this could help you:
vector games are definitively better on AdvanceMame (Asteroids, BattleZone...)
@jorgemagana I don't use mame2003 because as specified, for most of these ROMS I use 2 spinner. with mame2003 I never managed to make it work, while with advancemame it is very simple.
@glook yes also for this use advancemame.
Maybe they inadvertently did something that slowed Advancemame in some way. Before I used these ROMS without any problems.
I also use Advancemame because I had problems configuring my SpinTrack on the mame2003. We hope they can solve the problems of slowing down. Thanks Dreymix for the test!
I unfortunately don't have any other microSD to do more tests. But as soon as I can I try with other ROMS.
DreyMIX last edited by DreyMIX
I was able to find and install again the old version of Recalbox v18.07.13, on the same 32 GB microSD where I had previously installed the Recalbox v6.1. I again formatted and reset the partition with the programs mentioned above.
I tried some games, from the table above, that with the Recalbox v6.1 gave the aforementioned slowdown problems. Instead with the v18.07.13 it has behaved very well.
The games have been started, as always, using the AdvanceMame emulator:
- Arkanoid Returns
- Championship Sprint
- Danny Sullivan's Indy Heat
- Dragon Gun
Video Youtube: Recalbox v18.07.13 Advancemame perfect!
I watched the video and actually something happened. Outrun as I see it behaved very well on the old version.
Is there a way to bring the same version of advmame back to the 6.1 recalbox?
Advancemame hasn’t been updated... that makes it difficult to track down what could be causing the slowdown. I’d suggest to try mame2003plus, as it has gotten many improvements in the regards that has been mentioned here.
I tried several times to configure my SpinTrak with mame2003plus, but I never succeeded. The fact is that Advancemame has the advantage of assigning the mouse ID, even if you attack 2 of them at the same time and all settings are made easily via configuration files. While on mame2003plus I never managed to configure two mice as separate devices. When I access the menu (TAB) of the mame and configure one, then the other takes the same actions. Even by assigning IDs to it through Retroarch I haven't solved.
It's not that I want to rush you, God forbid, but I hope that sooner or later you will take a look at what happened with the latest versions. It would really be a shame to lose some features of the Advancemame.
@gkm not entirely sure this is exactly what you need, but in the following topic they talk a lot about analog input devices.
It might be just a configuration thing... contacting the people there might give you insights as I really belive I've read spinners do work with mame2003plus.
as soon as I have some time, I'll see if I can set up at least one mame2003plus game using two spinners (hoping to succeed).
However, the intent of my post was also to make people understand what happened on the latest version of Recalbox. I don't know if you can tell the developers. As I repeat, there is no hurry, as long as it is made present.
@dreymix the team is well aware of this post, don’t worry.
@paradadf Sorry for the delay. Thanks a lot