This is another update to NES6502's Final Burn Legends.
Final Burn Legends is a port of Final Burn Alpha 2.99.07 to the Xbox. It also includes parts of FBA-XXX Pro 1.29. And some of the latest FBA code over 2700 games are supported.
Final burn Legends v1.15 whats New
Added support for The Following Games
Raiden 2 Raiden DX Zero Team Wyvern F-0 DJ Boy Cyber Tank Silver Millennium Sand Scorpian Salamander/LifeForce Nemesis/Gradius City Bomber Twin Bee Galactic Warriors Black Panther Kitten Kaboodle The Lost Castle In Darkmist Mustache Boy Blomby Car Terra Cresta Rabbit Punch Super Volleyball Steel Force Mighty Warriors Exzisus Momoko 120% Arm Wrestling Punchout Super Punchout Tail To Nose-Great championship Super Formula Donkey Kong Donkey Kong 2 Jumpman Returns v1.1 Donkey Kong 2 Jumpman Returns v1.2 Donkey Kong Foundry Donkey Kong Jnr Donkey Kong 3 Drakton Hero In The Castle Of Doom Herbie At The Olympics Pest Place (Bootleg of Mario Bros) Radar Scope Dolmen Mikie Mikie High School Graffiti Psychic 5 Xain'd Sleena Soldier Girl Amazon Kid No Hore Hore Daisakusen Super Locomotive Water Balls Heavy Metal Kicker Shao-Lins Road Yie Ar Kung-Fu Bygone Chop Lifter (Only The Bootleg Version Works) Jackie chan Fists Of Fire (Upgraded 128mb Xboxes Only) Jackie Chan The Kung-Fu Master (Upgraded 128mb Xboxes Only) Lode Runner The Dig Fight (Upgraded 128mb Xboxes Only) Ninja Baseball Batman (Some Graphical issues)
New 128mb Launching Code by MadMab Madmab added some code which allows FBL users with upgraded xboxes to easily launch the games in final Burn Legends using any dashboard
Added New game rotation code which should fix most of the games that incorrectly boot upsidedown in FBL Big thanks to BritneysPAIRS for help and advice with adding this
Data East Fixes
Fixed the bad graphics in the following games making them fully playable
Caveman Ninja Heavy Barrel Midnight Resistance Robocop 2
Added Rotary Controls for
Heavy Barrel Midnight Resistance
Fixed the speed in all these Data East games making them play faster
Boogie Wings Caveman Ninja Crude Buster Darkseal Diet Go Go Funky Jet Mutant Fighter Nitro Ball Robocop 2 Rohga Armor Force Super Burger Time The Cliffhanger Ed Randy Thunder Zone Tumble Pop Vapor Trail Wizard Fire
Fixed the game speed graphics and music in Contra Fixed the game speed and music in Devastators
Full sound now works in the following games
88 Games Crime Fighters Gang Busters Gradius 3 Super Contra Thunder Cross
Sorted the bad graphics in
Alcon Get Star Slap Fight Tiger Heli Fixed Top Speed game now playable
Fixed the bad graphics and game speed in Gun Smoke Fixed the crashes in Black Tiger Game Now Playable
Fixed bad sound in GunNail Fixed bad graphics in Task Force Harrier Game Now Playable Added sound and fixed bad graphics in Rapid Hero Game Now Playable Added sound and fixed bad graphics in Arcadian Game Now Playable Thunder Dragon 2 Now has Stereo Sound
Fixed The Berlin Wall game now works Fixed Bad and incorrect sound in Toki Fixed the speed problems in Best Of Best Game now playable Fixed some control and dip issues in Bank Panic and Combat Hawk Fixed the following games from loading the wrong way up on boot....
IQ_132 Dink and Treble Winner i used many of their FBA code additions and fixes in this release
Madmab For adding the 128mb xbox launching code to Final Burn Legends
BritneysPAIRS for sharing with me the graphical fixes for the Gladiator Road Of The Sword and SVG Spectral Vs Generation plus help and advice with adding the game rotation code
+T+ For general advice and support plus pointing out a few games in need of fixes
Neil222 For creating the lovely FBL Skin that this Emulator is using
destronger Who's FBL sources i built this from
SPPV For Supplying me with many FBL sources
Floydthebarber for help with 128mb game testing
Chaos for help with game testing
*********************************************************************** *******Remember to refresh your game list in the option screen!!****************** ***********You may want to create your own dat list too.************************ **********Go to option at the dash board and create a dat file******************** *******go to tools in your fbl folder after you've FTP'd to it and run the************* ******************the file in RomCenter or ClrMAME************************** ***********************************************************************
This is a port of the Rockbot game (a fanmade Megaman clone) for Xbox.
The BACK button is reserved for PAUSE and QUIT the game. Other than that, you can redefine the rest of the controls as you prefer in the OPTIONS section.
Default controls in the game:
You can use the analog stick or the d-pad to control the game (whatever you prefer). A button: Dash B button: Jump X button: Shoot Y button: Shield R-trigger and L-Trigger: They are usefull to make some selections later in the game START button: Needed to make selections in the menus, skip scenes and dialogs... BACK button: PAUSE and/or QUIT de game. This key cannot be redefined.
MAMEoXTRAS Contains Coding by: Erik Abair, opcode, luckyMIC, superfro, XPort, bendermike, Ebsy, HK$, IQ_132, gamezfan, destronger, cbagy, And BritneysPAIRS. ----------------------------------------------------------------------
This Is An Update To MameDOX Based On Version 1.1 It contains New Updated Driver Work By IQ_132 BritneysPAIRS And gamezfan Plus Brand Spanking New Skins By destronger and cbagy Thanks to cbagy for lightgun fixes And RetroPlay for the new included cleaner Rom Dat File
For help guidance and support Thx alot guys couldn't have done it without you
Additional Thanks to BritneysPAIRS for sharing with me the following.......
The fix for the end of game crash in Double Dragon
Whats new in MameoXtras v1.13
Lethal Enforcers (Now Playable) Lethal Enforcers 2 (Fixed Controls Game Now Playable) 9 Ball Shootout championship Edition (Now Playable) Rolling Crush (Now Playable) Fixed End of Game Crash In Double Dragon Fixed coin Insertion Issues in Virtua Bowling
Turned on the Blood in the following games....
Dragoon Might Violent Storm Lethal Enforcers 2
Note you need to move the crosshair off the screen to reload in the Lethal Enforcers games...
Lethal Enforcers Bottom of Screen Lethal Enforcers 2 Right hand of Screen
Total New Games Playable since MameoXtras v1.0
Raiden Fighters 1 Single Board Version (Now Playable) 9 Ball Shootout (Now Playable) Virtua Bowling (Now Playable) Dragon World (Now Has Full Sound) Teeter Torture (Now Playable) Guts N Glory (Now Playable) Lord Of Gun (Now Playable No Sound) UFO Senshi Yohko chan (Now Playable) Gals Panic S3 (Now Playable) International Team Laser (Now Playable) Thunder Strike (Now Playable) Billiard Academy Real Break Euro Version (Now Playable) Road Riot 4WD (Fixed Controls Game Now Playable) Operation wolf 3 (Fixed Controls Game Now Playable) Raiden Fighters (Now Playable) Raiden Fighters 2 (Now Playable) Raiden Fighters jet (Now Playable) Raiden Fighters 1 2 Jet Single Board Versions (Now Playable) Viper Phase 1 (Now Playable) Battle Balls (Now Playable) Rapid Hero (Now Has Full Sound) Pop Bingo (Now Playable) Planet Probe (Now Playable) Dyna Gear slowdown issues fixed Fire Barrel Air Assault Rock' N Tread 2 Rock' N 3 Rock' N 4 Added Sound for all the Rock' N Games Added Sound to Fire Barrel and Air Assault Racing Beat Double Wings Asura Buster Hard Times Hot Mind Excelsior Playchoice-10 Metroid Playchoice-10 Mario's Open Golf Playchoice-10 Baseball Stars Be A Champ Sand Scorpion B-Rap Boys (Rollercoaster graphics bug fixed) Storm Blade (Bad graphics on levels 2-6 fixed) Ultra-X Weapons (Bad graphics on all levels fixed) Round Up 5 Super Delta Force Hyper Crash Heavy Smash Pocket Gal Deluxe Super Bishi Bashi Championship Downtown Joystick version Ghox Joystick Version Rabbit Battle Shark Joystick Version (Game Controls Perfectly Now) Kabuki-Z Ninja Kazan (English version of Iga Ninjyutsuden) Raimais (World Version) Title Fight (USA Version) The New Zealand Story (New Rom Versions) Raiden Fighters 2 2000 Raiden Fighters Jet 2000 Power Instinct 2 (USA Version) Action Hollywood Mouse Shooter GoGo Arm Champs 2 Gauntlet 2 (World 4 player Version) Ikari Warriors Joystick Version Guerrilla War Joystick Version Power Instinct Legends (USA Version) Ikari 3 The Rescue (Joystick Version) Crystal Castles (Joystick Version) Super World Court (English Language World Version)
Questions & Answers Q My New Zealand Story Rom No longer Works Why is that?? A A new Rom is required which ive provided in a roms pack just delete tnzs.zip from your roms folder and replace with the new one
Q How do i install this emulator A See below First check your xbox E:\Tdata\4d414d46 folder to make sure there is no previous save file folder inside it If there is it will be called system just remove it before booting MAMEoXtras for the 1st time To install on your Xbox HDD just simply pick your preferred emulator folder and FTP it across
Q My roms dont work A Use the dat provided in romcentre to scan against your romset and make your roms compatable with this emulator
Q Ive used the dat and still my roms wont work A Lucky for you ive upped a copy of my romset to my Repo Folder
Q How do i skip warnings before the games load A In the main menu make sure all skip warning settings are enabled
Q What games does this play A Mame arcade games only
Q Does it play console games A Dont be a daftie
Q Does it play Final Burn Legends Arcade Games A Nope use FBL v1.12
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What is this? DesmumeX is a Nintendo DS emulator for Xbox. It is based on the version 0.9 of Desmume, plus the port DSONPSP of Yoshihiro, and some specific changes for Xbox. Besides, lots of things related to 3D functionality have been gathered from version 0.9.2, and the dynamic recompiler has been taken from the 0.9.10 version.
Please, don't expect a good emulation in many of your roms. This emulator is still not fully optimized. Anyways, this version can play some games quite well.
IMPORTANT: To toggle between the different display modes, press the BLACK BUTTON (read the "Controls" section for more information). If all the action happens in only one screen, you will feel a much better experience if you choose to show only that screen at full resolution
Only uncompressed roms are supported.
What is new?
DesmumeX v0.5 is a huge improvement over the previous version. These are the most important changes:
1) There is no size limit now!! We can load roms of every size, even if they are bigger than the RAM memory of the Xbox. I have tried to play a Professor Layton game (it was bigger than 64 MB) and it worked (although slow).
2) A dynamic recompiler has been included. Around 75% of the dynamic recompiler has been ported, and this gives the emulator a noticeable boost. Most of the games are still not full-speed, but they work much faster than in the previous version. Anyways, this emulator should work even faster whenever the rest of the dynamic recompiler is ported, and the rest of the optimizations are applied.
3) You can toggle ON and OFF the 3D functionality during the gameplay, in the config menu: this can be usefull in a few games that need 3D enabled in certain points of the game, but in the rest of the game we can disable it to make things a bit faster (Contra 4 is an example). Also, the dynamic recompiler can be enabled and disabled during the gameplay: it should be allways ENABLED to make things faster, but once I saw a game that was hung in the menu until I disabled the recompiler, so in these situations we can disable the dynarec to be able to continue, and enable it again after that.
4) All the video code has been ported to Direct3D. This makes things a bit faster, and also displays the 2-screen mode stretched at 640x480.
5) The GUI has been improved: roms are now sorted alphabetically (uppercase letters will be before) and also you can move faster by the rom list using the left and right thumbstick (like in every other emulator).
6) When you have selected a configuration for your rom in the GUI, you can press the "Y" button (before starting to play the game). If you do this, the emulator will create a config file for that game (stored in the "cfg" folder). Next time that you play that game, the emulator will "remember" your favorite configuration. This system needs that the folder "cfg" is existing, to be able to create the config files.
7) Some bugs have been fixed, so the compatibility is now higher than in the previous version. It has been fixed that bug that made every game crash after some minutes of gameplay, so now we can play some games during hours
New games that work
This version can play all the games that the previous version played, and also a lot of additional games can be loaded (thanks to having removed the size limit), but they are still a bit slow. Anyways, with the correct configuration you can play at an "almost playable" speed to many games like "Mario and Luigi: Partners in time", "Barnyard Blast - Swine of the night", "DK - Jungle Climber", "Kirby Mouse Attack", "New Zealand Story Revolution", and many more. Other games like "Dementium" or "Professor Layton and the Curious Village" are very slow, although you can still play them with a high frameskip.
Other games like "New Super Mario Bros" can be loaded, but they are extremely slow (you will need frameskip 9 , overclocked sound and reduce the number of channels to have a semi-playable speed, and this is not comfortable).
In a lot of games, you will see that the intros and the menus are painfully slow, but the gameplay is faster
* Roms MUST be placed in the "roms" directory.
* Roms must be UNCOMPRESSED, with the .NDS extension.
* Games can be trimmed with a program like "NDSTokyoTrim25Beta2.exe" to make them smaller, and they will use less space in disk.
* This emulator can only work from hard disk.
Problems with Save Files?
Some games will show a message when starting, telling that they are not able to read or write the save file. A few times, resetting the game is enough to fix it, but if it does not work, I have programmed a trick that will fix this issue: in the rom list, place the cursor over the problematic game, and press the "X BUTTON". This will create a BLANK SAVE FILE. You only need to do this step once. After that, you will be able to play the game properly (and you will be able to save your progress normally).
Please, do this trick only if you found problems with a game. If you do it with another games, you may have issues (for example, you will loose all your current saved games for that game). This trick is only usefull in the case that you cannot play a game, due to save file troubles.
The Nintendo DS has 2 screens. The screen of below can be touched with a digital pen named "Stylus". In this version of DesmumeX, I have implemente both the physical buttons of the DS, and the possibility of "touching" the screen with a virtual cursor.
* D-pad: It's mapped to the D-pad of the Nintendo DS
* A,B,X,Y buttons: They are mapped to the Triangle, Square, Circle, Cross buttons of the DS.
* Left and right triggers are mapped to the triggers of the DS. Start button is mapped to the Start button of the DS.
Control of the Stylus:
* Left thumbstick: Move the virtual cursor
* White button: Touch the screen with the virtual cursor. You can even drag and drop, keeping the white button pressed.
* Pressing the right thumbstick changes the color of the cursor.
If you don't need the Stylus, you can move the cursor down below the screen, and it will disappear. Move it up, and it will appear again.
Change of screen:
* Black button: Changes the screen to be displayed on the TV. We can toggle between seeing both 2 screens (above and below), only the first screen at full resolution, or only the second screen at full resolution.
Note: Showing only one screen is slightly faster than displaying the 2 screens.
With the BACK button, the configuration menu is displayed. Pressing START + BACK simmultaneously, you will exit to the rom list.
If a game crashes during the gameplay or it is hung, you can try to enable/disable the 3D functionality, or enable/disable the dynamic recompiler. Please, if you find a game that needs to disable the dynamic recompiler to work, let me know. My final goal is that the dynamic recompiler is used all the time.
If a game is slow, you can play with these options to try to make it playable. For example, first of all I try to put a higher Frameskip. If frameskip is not enough, we can go with the sound: disabling the sound can bring a boost of 20% of speed (depending of the game). If you don't want to disable sound, you can decrease its quality (for example overclocking it, or reducing the number of audio channels) and this can make things speed up too.
Here is a description of the configuration options:
3D funcionality: You can enable or disable it. Disabling it, the emulator can work a bit faster in a few games, although you can loose some things of the game.
Frameskip: There are two options related to Frameskip: a Mode (Auto/Fixed) and a Value. Let's explain this with an example: if you select FIXED frameskip and value=3, the emulator will use a constant value of 3 for the Frameskip. On the other hand, if you select AUTO-frameskip and a value of 3, the emulator will change the value of the frameskip automatically, with a maximum value of 3 (i.e, between 0 and 3) to try to achieve a ratio of 60 frames per second. So, in the "AUTO" mode, you configure a value that is the maximum frameskip that you are going to tolerate. Unfortunately, in several games the Auto function does not work very well, so many times the Fixed option is better.
Sound: You can disable sound (of course this brings the greatest boost) or overclock it. Overclocking x2 has no effect (I still don't know why), overclocking x3 or x4 will reduce the audio quality and boost the emulation.
Number of audio channels: The DS has 16 audio channels. We can configure to play 16, 8, 4 or only 2 channels. This speeds up things too. There is no "cracking" sound (as in the overclocking option) but you will feel a lack of notes in the played songs.
Graphics: We can select if the emulator is going to draw only the screen that we are seeing ("optimized"), or both screens ("everything"). The "optimized" choice is faster, but some games will not refresh the screen properly with this method. If your game is frozen, try selecting "Graphics: everything".
Pointer speed: We can select the speed that the virtual cursor uses in its movement
JIT/Dynamic recompiler: This should be ALLWAYS ENABLED, because everything will run faster. Please, if you find a game that needs to disable the dynamic recompiler to run, let me know. If a game runs too fast, you can disable the dynamic recompiler, and it will run slower.
To install the emulator, simply copy it to your hard disk, and put the roms inside the "roms" folder. Create a "cfg" folder if you want to store config files.
Background logo, music and screenshots
The image of the screen is the logo.jpg one. You can replace it if you want. The background music is the BGM.ogg file, and you can also replace it if you want.
You can put screenshots of your games in the media/artwork/action folder. Some sample screenshots are included. I recommend resizing your screenshots to the same size of these samples (200 pixels height), and they will show very well in the GUI.
Trusty and modified Xbox owners can use the same executables now. The emulator will probably work much better for them
Q: Can I use compressed/zipped roms? A: No
Q: The game is running, but the image is frozen! A: Try selecting "Graphics: everything", or selecting a different value for Frameskip. Some games only refresh the screen on odd frames or on even frames. So, if we use an odd value for frameskip and the game refreshes in odd frames, we will not see any change on the screen...
Q: Can I use some software to make the big roms smaller, to be played in DesmumeX? A: Yes, some programs like "NDSTokyoTrim25Beta2.exe" can make roms a bit smaller.
Q: This game is too slow, even changing the configuration options! A: I'm sorry, this emulator is still not fully optimized. If you want to help to improve this emulator, let me know
Q: This game is too fast! A: Try disabling the dynamic recompiler, and the game will run much slower.
Thanks to all the persons that, during the years, have built an awesome scene for the Xbox: developers, graphic artists, contributors, Xtras creators, admins, moderators... and gamers too!
Thanks to all the people that have helped me in the development of this or any other of my projects: Neobomb, Hyper_Eye, Madmab, Freakdave, weinerschnitzel, XtecuterX73, darknoir, bigby, elconejotres, the Surreal64 CE team... And thanks to the people keeping alive the marvelous emuxtras site!
Thanks to the creators of Desmume, and thanks to Yoshihiro for his port of Desmume for PSP, as it was a good reference to create DesmumeX.
Thanks a lot to the beta testers: darknior, dominater01, elconejotres, NOTTHESAME, froggyskipper, pmaster, tkeely4777, catch_2030, Master13, othello, scorp316, captainsensation, Esppiral, Hardak, SPPV, ganjatron, Johanmus, r27blades and xcalibur. Their help has been very important to advance with this emulator.
The sources of the emulator are in the same package, so if anyone wants to see them and try to improve them, it will be very wellcome. You can contact me if you want to do it.
[UPDATE] New server up and running. All should be in good working order.
We are moving servers at 0900 (Norway Time) on Friday. Expect some downtime (few hours if everything goes smoothly). Both forum and synopsis will be down for the time it takes to move everything to new server. Some additional time might be experienced as downtime while DNS updates to new IP address.