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Old 24 August 2007, 19:16   #1
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Arkanoid - MAME

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Edit: Either way, jotd seems to be planning on investigating the problem, so there may be hope for Arkanoid yet.
Why not playing the original Arkanoid with M.A.M.E. till then?
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Old 24 August 2007, 19:45   #2
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Where can I get them, Retro-Nerd? Can I use a mouse?
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Old 24 August 2007, 19:55   #3
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Get Mame Plus, copy the zipped Arkanoid game into the "roms" folder and press F5 for scanning.

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http://mameicons.free.fr/mame32p/

Arkanoid

http://planetemu.net/index.php?secti...wrom&id=802725

Yes, you can use a mouse.
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Old 25 August 2007, 11:43   #4
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Retro-Nerd,

Man, this MAME r0x0r. (I forgot all about it, had it years ago, but mainly for all the shmups)

Authentic Arkanoid! Akira Fujita is a God!

Now if only I had optical rotary input... any ideas?

BTW, this might be off-topic, but what are your fave games on MAME?

Edit: you can email me at onesh0td3ad@gmail.com if MAME discussion is disallowed by mods.
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Old 25 August 2007, 17:57   #5
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Now if only I had optical rotary input... any ideas?
Unless you build your own joystick panel, see this thread for some discussion: These Arcade Joysticks?

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BTW, this might be off-topic, but what are your fave games on MAME?
... MAME thread
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Old 25 August 2007, 18:08   #6
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My favorite arcade (Mame emulated) games? There are too much, but i like this ones:

1943
Aero Fighters II
Metal Slug Series
Shock Troopers 1 & 2
Gauntlet
Ghouls'n'Ghosts
R-Type
Gradius I-III
Raiden
Wonderboy in Monsterland
Time Pilot
Splatterhouse
Strider
Slapfight
Rainbow Islands
Pang
Mr. Heli
Dragon Spirit
Star Wars

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Now if only I had optical rotary input... any ideas?

BTW, this might be off-topic, but what are your fave games on MAME?

Edit: you can email me at onesh0td3ad@gmail.com if MAME discussion is disallowed by mods.
Logitech makes these "Microgear" mice, that contain an ultra-high precision mousewheel.
http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/mi.../2987&cl=us,en

If you google microgear, there's a PDF describing the technology in more detail somewhere.
Never tested it, but I heard that the microgear works really well as a rotary controller in Mame for Arkanoid etc. since it is analog. A normal Mousewheel is digital (it clicks from one position to the next).


Mame favs?
Saint Dragon
DoDonPachi
Raiden Fighters Series
Galaga
R-Type Leo
Irritating Maze (lol)
Wardner

come to my mind immediately

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Griffin PowerMate: http://www.thinkgeek.com/computing/accessories/5ca2/

Note that I have no clue if this is any good for games at all. It just looks interesting. I don't know if the software is up to the job, it says it can be used to send key commands, which may or may not work.

First Edit: MAME is mentioned in this review for example and it sounds good: http://gear.ign.com/articles/376/376480p1.html

Second Edit: And some criticism here: http://www.gameex.info/forums/index....26&#entry16226

Just google for "Griffin PowerMate" and MAME or any of the typical candidate games (Arkanoid, Tempest, etc.). Plenty of discussion on the subject apparently.

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Thanks for moving the thread, DamienD.

Man, last night I played Arkanoid for several hours, consistently re-charging myself on caffeine... I got to level 15!

(Ah, the good ol' days! Arkanoid has always been so addictive as to be a drug to me.)

Thanks for posting your faves, Retro-Nerd. It seems to me you have good taste:

-Metal Slug Series and Shock Troopers 1 & 2, I would not have thought such graphical games would run on MAME... shrug.

-Ghouls'n'Ghosts, this is a classic, one of the best platformers ever.
-Rainbow Islands, probably the best platformer ever. (Parasol Stars was never an arcade game, was it?)
-Strider, only ever managed to complete it on ST and Amiga, but those ports were very easy (and very disappointing!)
-R-Type, Gradius I-III, R-type is THE horizontal shmup to my mind (Pulstar comes second)
-Raiden, THE vertical shmup to my mind.

Off the top of my head, I would add Golden Axe, Shinobi, Shadow Dancer (as an adolescent, I fed obscene amounts of coins into those machines.)

rsn8887, interesting idea, but how feasible would it be to use an analogue mousewheel in Arkanoid, and could the wheel itself be assigned to control the Vaus? Mmm... scrolling up and down to move left and right would probably slightly bother me.

eLowar, very interesting idea (I lol'd), but again, I wonder how feasible it would be in Arkanoid... judging by the size and depending on sensitivity of rotation, I believe hand-cramp could be an issue... I might investigate this one further, as in Arkanoid you need all the sensitivity/precision you can get.
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Spinners and Dials - BYOACWiki
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Shock Troopers rocks!!!
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This link r0x0r!!!

I especially enjoyed all the talk of knobs, shafts and suchlike.

Great work, eLowar!
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Now if only I had optical rotary input... any ideas?
It's easy to build one. Here is a link to the construction I made.

http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=69812.0
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