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A good mednafen frontend?
« on: May 24, 2012, 02:29:29 am »
D and I were talking about some PC Engine/PC-FX ports of Langrisser games, and now I want to play them. I hate the idea of creating a batch file just to play an emulator.

Suggest me a frontend? I've tried a few (MedGui, Mednafen Launcher, and LetsMednafen) and none of them have worked. Do note that I'm using the latest mednafen (0.9.22).

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Re: A good mednafen frontend?
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2012, 05:52:09 am »
This one worked fine for me:
http://code.google.com/p/mednafen-rr/

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Re: A good mednafen frontend?
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2012, 08:20:05 am »
Hey Reyvgm, thanks for that.  I've wanted to try this emulator for a while, but I abhor command line emulators.

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Re: A good mednafen frontend?
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2012, 09:23:39 am »
That's not a frontend, it's an outdated, hacked-up fork.

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Re: A good mednafen frontend?
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2012, 09:26:48 am »
Well no offense, but myself and many others would be more inclined to use Mednafen if it were GUI-ed.  I am sure your emulator is vast and powerful, but collectively we left command lines back in the DOS days.

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Re: A good mednafen frontend?
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2012, 09:42:23 am »
You will be collectively DOOMED once I finish my command-line-operated doomsday device!

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Re: A good mednafen frontend?
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2012, 10:02:32 am »

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Re: A good mednafen frontend?
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2012, 01:26:07 pm »
And that frontend doesn't support PCE CD games, which is what I want to play. Any other suggestions?

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Re: A good mednafen frontend?
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2012, 01:55:53 pm »
You could just drop the Super CD-ROM^2 3.0 file as "syscard3.pce" into the same directory as mednafen.exe, then drag-and-drop CUE sheets to the executable in your OS GUI.  Same with PC-FX("pcfx.rom").

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Re: A good mednafen frontend?
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2012, 02:15:33 pm »
For whatever reason, I did that, and it didn't work. =/

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Re: A good mednafen frontend?
« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2012, 02:30:55 pm »
Didn't work how?

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Re: A good mednafen frontend?
« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2012, 04:59:00 pm »
I took the BIOs, renamed it, and threw it into my mednafen directory. I then navigated to the folder with my Langrisser I PCE ROM, and dragged the .cue file onto mednafen.exe. Nothing happened. It didn't even start. I thought perhaps something weird was happening and maybe it started, but wasn't doing anything? There wasn't even an instance of it running in task manager.

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Re: A good mednafen frontend?
« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2012, 05:09:42 pm »
What are the contents of the stdout.txt file in the directory containing mednafen.exe, after you do the drag and drop?  Or is it not creating that even?

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Re: A good mednafen frontend?
« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2012, 05:21:00 pm »
I'm currently using an old Mednafen version with medgui successfully now, but I remember having troubles with this as well.
It turned out that the bios was not found and the path needed to be set correctly in the cfg, and there's apparently also a bad dump of the pcfx rom around.

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Re: A good mednafen frontend?
« Reply #14 on: May 24, 2012, 05:30:22 pm »
I'm currently using an old Mednafen version with medgui successfully now, but I remember having troubles with this as well.
It turned out that the bios was not found and the path needed to be set correctly in the cfg, and there's apparently also a bad dump of the pcfx rom around.
This was it. The stdout file said that it wasn't finding the BIOS, because one of the frontends I downloaded actually replaced my config file with the maker's config (which, stupidly, had all of the paths to what they were on HIS computer...moron).

It should work now. I'm gonna give it another shot.

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Re: A good mednafen frontend?
« Reply #15 on: May 24, 2012, 05:57:04 pm »
This was it. The stdout file said that it wasn't finding the BIOS, because one of the frontends I downloaded actually replaced my config file with the maker's config (which, stupidly, had all of the paths to what they were on HIS computer...moron).

It should work now. I'm gonna give it another shot.

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Re: A good mednafen frontend?
« Reply #16 on: May 24, 2012, 06:52:29 pm »
Is Mednafen better than Magic Engine?

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Re: A good mednafen frontend?
« Reply #17 on: May 24, 2012, 07:21:53 pm »
For whatever reason, it STILL didn't work. So I started from scratch. I tossed out the entire mednafen folder, thinking maybe one of the frontends screwed something up. Put a fresh copy of it in there, threw the BIOS in there, and it started just fine.

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