Custom Arcade Lists

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Custom Arcade Lists

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I’d like to create 2 sub folders for the arcade games in MiSTer; 1 for vertical games and 1 for horizontal games. I don’t mind doing this manually, I’m just not sure how to do it. If someone can point me in the right direction I’d really appreciate it! :)
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Re: Custom arcade lists

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Just make two directories and move the mra files into each. Make sure to put the right roms in the right folder or just put two copies in since they aren’t big.

I am not sure if we added the orientation to the mra files yet. I think we didn’t merge that change in. Otherwise you could write a script to separate them
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Re: Custom arcade lists

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alanswx wrote: Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:17 am Just make two directories and move the mra files into each. Make sure to put the right roms in the right folder or just put two copies in since they aren’t big.

I am not sure if we added the orientation to the mra files yet. I think we didn’t merge that change in. Otherwise you could write a script to separate them
Actually if you want sub folders then the roms stay in the same place.

Make sure the directory starts with an underscore.
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Re: Custom arcade lists

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After I create the sub folders using an underscore how do I put the game names in those folders? Is it simply copying MRA files into the folders or some other method?
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Re: Custom arcade lists

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Just copy the mra in or create a link.
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Re: Custom arcade lists

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alanswx wrote: Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:40 pm Just copy the mra in or create a link.
Thanks alanswx. Sorry didn’t see your first reply til now. How do you create a link to an MRA? I prefer to go that route vs copying so I don’t have duplicate MRAs all over my SD card. Thanks again for your help, much appreciated!
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Re: Custom Arcade Lists

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ln -s source dest
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Re: Custom Arcade Lists

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alanswx wrote: Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:13 am ln -s source dest
Thanks for all your help. I created symbolic links and I have my own vertical and horizontal folders populated and working now :D

One last question; since my folders simply contain links to the actual MRAs, if/when one of the games gets updated there won't be any need to change anything in my folders, correct? They'll just pick up whatever updates are there in the original MRAs that I've linked to, if I understand correctly.
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Yes. Which is why the links are better.

Unless the filenames change. Of course if there are new games you will have to add more links.
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Re: Custom Arcade Lists

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Yup that’s what I figured too. And I don’t mind manually adding links in the future. Thanks for the confirmation!
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Re: Custom Arcade Lists

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Hello netbeui,
would you mind sharing with us your list of Vertical Arcade games ?
Thanks !
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Re: Custom Arcade Lists

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Airbag wrote: Sat Dec 26, 2020 6:24 pm Hello netbeui,
would you mind sharing with us your list of Vertical Arcade games ?
Thanks !
Yup see below. BTW it would be nice if the orientation of games was saved somewhere and then automatically organized in a folder (I'm currently doing this manually):

1941 Counter Attack.mra
1942.mra
1943 Kai Midway Kaisen.mra
1943 Midway Kaisen.mra
1943 The Battle of Midway Mark II.mra
1943 The Battle of Midway.mra
Alibaba 40 Thieves.mra
Amidar.mra
Anteater.mra
Arkanoid.mra
Armored Car.mra
Azurian Attack.mra
Bagman.mra
Battle of Atlantis.mra
Battle Road.mra
Beastie Feastie.mra
Big Kong.mra
Birdiy.mra
Black Hole.mra
Block Gal.mra
Bomb Jack.mra
Botanic.mra
Breakout.mra
Burger Time.mra
Burning Rubber.mra
Calipso.mra
Catacomb.mra
Centipede.mra
Colony 7.mra
Commando.mra
Contra (US 3).mra
Crazy Balloon.mra
Crazy Kong (Orca bootleg).mra
Crazy Kong Part II.mra
Crush Roller.mra
Devil Fish.mra
Dig Dug 2.mra
Dig Dug.mra
Donkey Kong Junior.mra
Donkey Kong.mra
Dorodon.mra
Dream Shopper.mra
Druaga.mra
Eeekk!.mra
Eggor.mra
Eyes.mra
Frogger.mra
Galaga 3.mra
Galaga.mra
Galaxian.mra
Gaplus.mra
Gemini Wing.mra
Gorf.mra
Gorf (Speech).mra
Gun Smoke.mra
Gyruss.mra
Jin.mra
Journey.mra
Jump Shot.mra
Kick-Man.mra
Kick.mra
Lady Bug.mra
Legendary Wings.mra
Lizard Wizard.mra
Lost Tomb.mra
Lucky Today.mra
Mappy.mra
Mars.mra
Mercs.mra
Mighty Monkey.mra
Minefield.mra
Mister Viking.mra
Moon Cresta.mra
Motos.mra
Mr. Do Nightmare.mra
Mr. TNT.mra
Ms. Pacman.mra
Omega.mra
Orbitron.mra
Pacman Club.mra
Pacmanic Miner.mra
Pac-Man (Midway).mra
Pacman Plus.mra
Pengo.mra
Phoenix.mra
Pickin'.mra
Pisces.mra
Playball.mra
Pleiads.mra
Pooyan.mra
Puck Man (Japan set 1).mra
Rafflesia.mra
Regulus.mra
Rescue.mra
Satan's Hollow.mra
Scramble.mra
Shot Rider.mra
Solar Fox.mra
Speed Coin.mra
Spy Hunter.mra
Star Jacker.mra
Super Bagman.mra
Super Breakout.mra
Super Cobra.mra
Super Glob.mra
Super Zaxxon.mra
Swat.mra
Tazz-Mania.mra
Tetris (Cocktail).mra
The End.mra
The Glob.mra
Time Pilot 84 (Set 1).mra
Time Pilot.mra
Tokio - Scramble Formation (bootleg).mra
Traverse USA - Zippy Race.mra
Tron.mra
Turbo Tag.mra
Turtles.mra
UniWar S.mra
Up'n Down.mra
Van-Van Car.mra
Varth Operation Thunderstorm.mra
Venus (bootleg of Gyruss).mra
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Victory.mra
Vulgus.mra
War of the Bugs.mra
Water Match.mra
Woodpecker.mra
Xevious.mra
Youjyuden.mra
Zaxxon.mra
Zig Zag.mra
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Re: Custom Arcade Lists

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Thanks a lot ! Now I just have to "ln -s" them in a "_Vertical" subfolder of "_Arcade".
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Re: Custom Arcade Lists

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In this regard i always wanted to ask if there's a known file with the correct romset(s), i am thinking of filesize and a md5 or sha of these files so people know if their rom(s) will work or not?

Or did i miss something and there's already a file / program that can check if your files are valid?
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Re: Custom Arcade Lists

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In scripts, there is a "mra_rom_check" script.

It is at this very moment being improved by Alan and myself, as most of its output was speaking about bad MRA files (which I have been fixing all weekend).

It will give you decent output today, but it will give you better output soon (as soon as the latest round of pull requests are accepted by the repository maintainers).

Note: The MRAs from elsewhere (for example, Jotego's cores which are not in the MiSTer-devel repositories) still need significant work from somebody in order to clean them up.
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Re: Custom Arcade Lists

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what happened to Konami's Combat School core btw? I was sure it was out already..
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Re: Custom Arcade Lists

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I guess it's now no need to manually sort, thanks to new Arcade Organizer lists !! ("Included" in update all script)

https://twitter.com/amoore2600/status/1 ... 2239572994
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Airbag wrote: Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:38 am I guess it's now no need to manually sort, thanks to new Arcade Organizer lists !! ("Included" in update all script)

https://twitter.com/amoore2600/status/1 ... 2239572994
Awesome!! 👏🏼
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Re: Custom Arcade Lists

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Airbag wrote: Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:38 am I guess it's now no need to manually sort, thanks to new Arcade Organizer lists !! ("Included" in update all script)

https://twitter.com/amoore2600/status/1 ... 2239572994
Very cool indeed! Thanks for sharing.
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