MarcaDS Version 3.0 Released

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  1. TheSpade
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    MarcaDS Version 3.0 Released

    For the arcade nuts!







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    MarcaDS is a Z80 arcade emulator, which includes famous titles, such as Arkanoid, Donkey Kong and more. While it's by far short in game count versus the infamous M.A.M.E., this is a good sight to see for DS homebrew. This emulator began back in September 2005 and is a former NeoFlash Competition entry. Let's check the overview including the V.3.0 release this weekend:



    · 108 classic arcade titles are compatible (7 are not playable)

    · Only Pac-Man and clones currently have sound

    · Complete overhaul of the emulator as of V.3.0

    · No High Score saving (yet)



    To play these games using MarcaDS, you must first acquire the appropriate arcade ROMs. As with all ROM issues here at GBATemp, we will not provide any information on how to obtain these games. Sorry. [​IMG]

     


  2. HugeCock

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    This is AWESOME!!! Seriously HELL YA....like HELL YA!!! Don't know what else to say but HELLLLL YAAAA Can't wait for future releases. This ROOOOCKS
     
  3. Hadrian

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    Finally I can play proper Donkey Kong!
     
  4. FusionDexterity

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    interesting.
     
  5. monkeymachine

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    Can't wait for full sound support, would love to have retro game tunes pumping out my DS =)
     
  6. plasmatron

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    Don`t think that the emulation is running in good speed on most of the newer games
    I think games like FINAL FIGHT will run fuckin slow. :'( GAmes like DONKEY KONG or GALAGA should run good.
     
  7. enarky

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    Did you even RTFA before posting?

    (can't believe I posted this on GBATemp... [​IMG] )
     
  8. Jasafar

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    This is great news!!
     
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  10. teonintyfive

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    I want Metal Slug :'(
     
  11. Arm73

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    Aren't you happy with Metal Slug Advance ?
    This is the closest you'll ever get to play such a game on your DS (or GBA).
     
  12. TheSpade
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    Actually, the port of Metal Slug 1 (arcade) is coming 1Q 2007 to GBA in North America, unless it's delayed again.
     
  13. Scorpin200

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    How do you work this stupid thing?
     
  14. dblank

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    Have you read "readme.txt" ?

    It explains it.. but if you've read it and still don't understand, maybe you could tell us what problem you're having?

     
  15. Retrievil

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    I can get it to fire up no problem. M3 Perfect SD .... but it wont run any games. I see the games in the list, they do show up, but when I hit start or A on them, it just blinks and stays at the main menu. Maybe I have the wrong roms? I'm just using the ones I use for PC MAME, with no compression like it says.
     
  16. dblank

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    I had that problem too, make sure you have all the files listed in gamelist.txt for your particular games (uncompressed) zip.

    Pacman for example, you'd want:
    82s123.7f,82s126.1m,82s126.3m,82s126.4a,pacman.5e,pacman.5f,pacman.6e,pacman.6f,
    acman.6h,pacman.6j

    all inside pacman.zip

     
  17. Retrievil

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    Yeah, I figured it out. MarcaDS wants unmerged roms, and most peoples MAME sets are merged 6 ways to Sunday .... so yeah check the exact rom banks you need for each game. Its listed to the far right in gamelist.txt (open with a command prompt to read it properly, edit gamelist.txt).

    I've only tried a couple games since I havent the time to track down all the unmerged romsets, but its pretty damn sweet I must say. If he gets all those games working with sound, I will be a happy man.

    The only gripe I have is the screen positioning. Its kind odd to have 3/4 of the screen on the top, and 1/4 on the bottom. I hope he includes some kind of sideways mode. The DS screen sideways is almost exactly the dimensions and resolution of old arcade monitors.
     
  18. [M]artin

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    Anyone get this working on Supercard? Tried it on my Supercard Lite, but it doesn't get past the "Searching for FAT Folders" screen... [​IMG]
     
  19. heyyouguys

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    to get it to work on your sclite run .nds thru moonshell patcher. put the uncompressed zip files in a folder called marcads in the root dir.

    it works on sclite
     
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    Umm... Moonshell Patcher? No idea what that is (the SC Software patcher, or boot it from Moonshell, or huh?) Also, I'm trying to run Ms. PacMan. I have a folder with all the separate rom base files in it, but it's zipped. Should I unzip it and add or leave it zipped and just drag it onto the SD card? Lastly, I have to add the rom stuff into the MarcaDS root folder but what about the MarcaDS.nds file itself? Does that go into the MarcaDS folder too or outside of the folder? Thanks for your time! [​IMG]