[Release] CPS Forwarder Creator

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  1. Sakitoshi
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    Sakitoshi everything is going according the plan...

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    WARNING: NEW 3DS ONLY
    OLD 3DS IS TOO WEAK TO EMULATE CPS AT PLAYABLE SPEEDS


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    Current version: 1.5.2B
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    Description:

    With this tool you'll be able to make independent retroarch cias for your favorite CPS1 and CPS2 (but not CPS3) games using the Final Burn Alpha 2012 CPS1 and CPS2 cores without having to install retroarch or anything besides the generated cia.

    Usage:
    It's pretty self explanatory, there is only one thing that isn't quite clear:
    For CPS2 you'll need to copy the QSound bios (named "qsound.zip") in the same folder as this program, it isn't needed for CPS1 games.
    The program will detect if the bios is usable and wont let you proceed if the bios is missing or incompatible.

    If the resulting cia doesn't boot (boots and kicks you out to the 3ds menu without warning) is most likely due to an incompatible romset, you can test your roms with the pc version of Final Burn Alpha or Retroarch before creating the cia to make sure that it will work.

    Key mapping:
    The buttons are usually assigned as follow, it depends on the game:
    CPS LP = N3DS Y
    CPS MP = N3DS X
    CPS HP = N3DS L
    CPS LK = N3DS B
    CPS MK = N3DS A
    CPS HK = N3DS R
    CPS Start = N3DS Start
    CPS Coin = N3DS Select


    Tools used to make this possible:
    3dstool, bannertool, ctrtool, imagemagick convert and makerom.
    And thanks to @Asdolo for his retroarch fork.
     
    Last edited by Sakitoshi, Oct 1, 2018 - Reason: yet another bugfix
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  2. kleyoX

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    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Keep the fire burnin Saki!!!!!
     
  3. Sakitoshi
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    Sakitoshi everything is going according the plan...

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    update 1.5 released
    - added a random product id and unique id generator.
    - it generates a random id every time you select a rom.
     
  4. rafaeloz

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    great ...thank you very much ....
    Can I access bios setup like the neo geo ?
     
  5. Sakitoshi
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    Sakitoshi everything is going according the plan...

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    I can enable a keymap to access the dip switches, but the config isn't saved so I didn't bothered.
     
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  6. rafaeloz

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    ok , still great.

    Thanks
     
  7. NANASHI89

    NANASHI89 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Is the ROM itself required on the SD card to run the game?
     
  8. Sakitoshi
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    Sakitoshi everything is going according the plan...

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    Long answer:
    Short answer: no
     
  9. Jimf14

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    Any hope for CPS3 or Naomi in the future?
     
  10. Enscripture

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    For some reason when I make a cia, no buttons work. Do I have to change something in the config?
     
  11. Sakitoshi
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    Sakitoshi everything is going according the plan...

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    What game are you trying?
    no further configuration should be necessary but you can try messing with the button remapping.
     
  12. Enscripture

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    The 2 arcade megaman games. I dunno why just no buttons work
     
  13. fenderjaguar

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    edit, wrong forum can't delete
     
    Last edited by fenderjaguar, Feb 12, 2018
  14. BADDINOROX99

    BADDINOROX99 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    first of all thank you for your time and hard work with this forwarder how it's not gained the recognition it deserves I don't know but I use it a lot

    now I have only one issue I've been trying to inject street fighter alpha 2 and it just doesn't seem to work at all even when injecting a parent ROM by itself after installing to my new 3ds it crashes the system or kicks back to the the home screen only that ROM I've made about 30 injections so far but this one is the only one that gives me this issue any suggestions?
     
  15. Sakitoshi
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    Sakitoshi everything is going according the plan...

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    I took a look and while I found a bug (already squished), it is probably that you have a rom from an old romset.
    I had to search high and low to get the right rom, you have to search for romsets for mame 0.175 of above.
    here you can see the information regarding that rom, the rom should have a sfa2.key file inside which is missing from older romsets.
     
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  16. BADDINOROX99

    BADDINOROX99 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    thanks for the reply..I'll look into it and try newer romsets
     
  17. LuxerWap

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    Is there a way to change the resolution? I am not liking the fullscreen. I have notice that all of the injected CPS cias I have downloaded uses the normal resolution.

    EDIT: Nevermind. Seems that the new update fixed the resolution.
     
    Last edited by LuxerWap, Aug 27, 2018
  18. BADDINOROX99

    BADDINOROX99 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    thanks @Sakitoshi the new update works like a charm [​IMG]
     
  19. Jvhellraiser

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    iam using qsound.zip (dl-1425.bin) from Mame the program wont detected..any help?
     
  20. Sakitoshi
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    Sakitoshi everything is going according the plan...

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    The file inside the zip is qsound.bin
     
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