[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
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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, Jul 22, 2017 - Reason: update 1.5, forgot link
  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 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
     
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