NeoDS Conversion Problems

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  1. HolmesNumba187
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    has anyone successfully converted this game? I can't seem to do, can someone help? thanks
     
  2. Rehehelly

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    Get the neogeo.zip with all the bios' in.
    Download a MAME rom, e.g mslug.zip
    Put those in the same folder as neodsconvert.exe

    Make a notepad file with "cmd" written in it, call it 1.bat
    Open 1.bat, type "Neodsconvert.exe -bios8 mslug" and it'll make your .neo file, after it does that, put the .neo file in the root of your microSD and run the emu.

    I don't think I can link you to the bios zip.. but you can find it on the neods google page if you search
     
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    eh when i tried metal slug it didnt work =/
     
  5. Norman3000

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    You sure your zip files are BIN? it wont work on .rom files
     
  6. knightguy363

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    theres some .bin some .rom
     
  7. psycoblaster

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    even though you do successfully convert metal slug 4, it's one of the games that does not work.
    Metal slug - works, smooth framerate
    Metal slug 2 - about 50~55 fps
    Metal slug X - just like metal slug 2
    Metal slug 3 - freezes randomly
    Metal slug 4 - Freezes in the title
    Metal slug 5 - major slowdowns in certain areas
     
  8. cris92x

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    Thats BS ^^^^ all those titles work for me... metal slug 4 works 50-55 fps...some slowdowns when too many enemies...Metal slug 4 doesnt work for alot of poeple because they have a bad rom....Most roms sites arent updated and still have the rom for an old version of MAME; Mame updated one time that changed like 4-8 neogeo games... so i suggest find a website with updated versions
     
  9. Killermech

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    All files must be .bin for mslug4 to work. As mentioned, if it contains any .rom files, then it won't work.
    Should look like this for Metal Slug 4

    [​IMG]
     
  10. knightguy363

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    what ... if someone could pm me where to get bin taht would be nice
     
  11. Killermech

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    Click me to find all the ROMs you need

    Just by typing a certain thing, I got tons of results with the correct one [​IMG]
     
  12. HolmesNumba187
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    thanks finally got it
     
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    thanks dude
     
  14. hybridkit

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    Thanks for the result. Save me some time.
     
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    Ahh bugger, is there anyway to turn the rom files into bin, or should I just delete and try and find the proper files (suxs, as I downloaded most of the games I wanted and only one was in .bin [​IMG] )
     
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    All the Metal Slugs work for me. MS3 is missing the text overlays though....you know, score and whatnot, but the game plays fine.

    The one game I can't get running is Samurai Shodown 3. It freezes soon after the first fight begins.

    I used the universe BIOS deal from here to convert them so I can choose region (choose console, not arcade. Ingramb still has to fix the add coin button for that using this BIOS), plus there are selectable cheats via a key combo.

    http://unibios.free.fr/
     
  17. Holaitsme

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    yes make sure that you have it in .bin format and not .rom

    i have metal slug 4,5, and x( on my datel games n music) (waiting to get a real flash cart)
     
  18. KnuxTheFox

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    Normally when the conversion fails, it's because the zip is missing files. I've ran into that problem alot. I just search for the file that's missing and somewhere through google, there is a place with a good rom with all the necessary files. Now emulators on PC are very forgiving (MAME's gotten a lot better about that over the years) than NeoDS, and will attempt to fix or run the rom without a specific file. Sometimes, you get lucky.