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    Intel Dual Core Notebook T4300 / 2.1 Ghz / 4 GB Ram / Nvidia GT240M / Windows 7 [32 Bit] /
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  1. Arcade Adaptation for PC Games

    @soso92 With Super Final Fight Gold Plus, an unexpectedly well done karate-chop-mash-up gem (which actually deserves its own thread) has found the way to Emuline; and I can say for sure that if it weren't for you, I would certainly have missed this fine OpenBOR construction. Thumbs up, plus my vigorous mouse click on the Thank You button!
  2. Teknoparrot Loader (v1.0.0.201) | Arcade PC

    @Mounir & @Trymado Although I can't hand the perfect solution for After Burner Climax' Left Steering issue on a silver platter, how about a workaround that always works for me at least? It is not completely hassle-free, though, but possibly your best bet until the Teknogods will release a sturdy fix for it in the still unforeseen future. So, every time before I wanna play the game, I check Teknoparrot's After Burner Climax' Controller setup, re-select the X-Axis and save it again. Saving the settings every time again before actual playing seems to ensure the full range of movement. Incidentally, I also followed @soso92's instructions which involved altering the XML file and tagging it with Read-Only properties, but had no luck with that, unfortunately.
  3. Teknoparrot Loader (v1.0.0.201) | Arcade PC

    Hamid: "What's that?" John Rambo: "It's blue light." Hamid: "What does it do?" John Rambo: "It turns blue." One of the best involuntary comedy quotes in cinema history, if you ask me, haha.
  4. Teknoparrot Loader (v1.0.0.201) | Arcade PC

    abc_org (or abc 1080p) is the only file you need to copy/move to disk1, so leave any other file untouched.
  5. Teknoparrot Loader (v1.0.0.201) | Arcade PC

    @isamu As the previous speakers have already mentioned it, your specs will most likely run the Teknoparrot games catalogue in its whole fascinating entirety and to your complete satisfaction. Even I myself - one of those three guys here who are still operating a Dual Core machine (dating from 2009) - can't complain at all in 99.99 % of cases when it comes to the hitherto supported Taito Type X/X+/X², RingWide, RingEdge and Lindbergh stuff. So wipe the sweat from your brow and rest assured that a mindblowing journey will await you where the still modern days of Arcade gaming comes to blooming life on your Intel Core i3! :-)
  6. Teknoparrot Loader (v1.0.0.201) | Arcade PC

    Even with my two last remaining Lindbergh must-play titles for the time being, my Arcade gamer's life still feels like walking on an island of good fortune with an actual trouble-free mind in my emotional luggage. So although it is true that Initial D4 Export's sound distortions are still present here and there, plus a framerate who tends to drop during fast steering manoeuvres, the overall impression of the game demonstrates well enough that a build near to perfection isn't such a far cry anymore. And by the way, who would have actually thought that Lindbergh's interpretation of Akina Lake offers a wide colour palette whose scenic vividness even beats Initial D8's reconditioning of that race course? Not I, to be sure! :-) And also I was rather sure that any kind of zombie horror wouldn't make my (Panther-) heart pound with that much of excitement any longer, because I already had put too many virtual bullets into digitally rotting bodies over the years, so that this certain pleasant feeling of watching them bite the dust once and for all grew old with the time. But when recently House Of The Dead 4 was eventually able to be played on Windows 7 as well, I took my chances to find out if I could manage it to light the fire for the undead once more. Setting up the game via Teknoparrot on my old system (blessed is it) wasn't a big deal, and so I was rewarded with a smooth flow of the provided Arcade material that soaked me up from the moment the leading man - and HOTD veteran gunslinger - James Taylor came into the picture, ready to transfer his gun force onto my computer mouse. And really, the game's techno-morbid art style, its atmospheric and intense action, combined with a fluid total balls-out gunplay and the resounding effectiveness of hand grenades, succeeded in raising my enthusiasm for those decaying legions of the living dead once again. And with respect to the visual style: You'll also dig female protagonist Kate Green's outfit wearing a black miniskirt together with high boots of the same colour. Très chic! Or is it just me? ;-)
  7. Teknoparrot Loader (v1.0.0.201) | Arcade PC

    Some good news can be announced from the "Low-End-Computer-Frontline" as well - which simply means that the cracker of this spring season - titled "Lindbergh breaks and enters Windows 7, 8 & 8.1" - lives up to its headline, indeed. So far, three games - namely Let's Go Jungle, Outrun 2 Special Tours Deluxe and After Burner Climax - have been tested by myself on that old Intel Dual Core Nvidia laptop banger of mine. And all I can say is that the Tekno-Heavens have opened once again in front of my very eyes, letting me watch through imaginary rose-coloured glasses while playing those said Lindbergh games in perfect manner on Windows 7 32-Bit. Actually, I was mainly interested in LGJ, but then I felt my oats somehow and wanted to taste a little bit more of that special Lindy flavour. And oh my goodness, I really would have missed some dignified picture postcard panoramas, along with an impact-making Arcade gameplay, if I hadn't put my nose into Outrun and After Burner as well. While a satisfied glance at the majority of the Lindbergh lineup forecasts golden times in regard to its emulation which is either yet to come or belongs to titles I still haven't tried. :-)
  8. Teknoparrot Loader (v1.0.0.201) | Arcade PC

    Help is already under way in shape of a neat little tool named ResChange which lets you comfortably switch back and forth between your desired resolutions by freely definable hotkeys. Established since ages and never disappointed. Here you go! [Hidden Content]
  9. Teknoparrot Loader (v1.0.0.201) | Arcade PC

    Welcome to the sacred ground in "Layout Icon" Pooterman's unparalleled icon universe, where I can imagine that only your imaginary (but well deserved) trophy cup - received for unique collage design - would still shine a little brighter than those highly polished Harley Davidson model's wheel rims, its classy V-Motor and the curvy chassis! With such a fantastic job done by at least one very talented hand of yours (which then again was led by your artful mind), even the actually not less impressive Rambo artwork shows that Mr. "One Man Army" is looking at the "King Of The Road" with envious eyes, ain't he? Well, howsoever the answer on that question would turn out, I personally classify your picturesque work in both cases with 11(!) out of 10 points. Which is a rating that permits only one final decision: To salute you! :-)
  10. [Arcade PC] Chase Hq2 Decrypted And Playable (TTX)

    Yes, we can, @mark360! Since Nancy is fluent in both English and Japanese (great dubbing, by the way), it is completely up to your choice which of those two languages she'll make use of, while you chase the bad guys on her command. To do that, just open the chq2.ini to be found within your Chase HQ 2 folder and change the setting DEST_COUNTRY from value 2 (JP, V.2.06) to either 3 (US, V.2.05) or 0 (UK, V.2.08). And that's it.
  11. Teknoparrot Loader (v1.0.0.201) | Arcade PC

    At certain contemplative moments in time - or whilst watching tempting videos like the one above posted by @NoKey -, I'm thinking for how long I actually still wanna operate my now terribly outdated PC system (Hello 2009!). Although I wouldn't wish you to misunderstand me: Experiencing the marvel of grace which all of these outstanding Arcade games from the Taito Type X towards the RingEdge era still do provide to such an old machine like my Dual Core, it feels like the red carpet is getting rolled out for an established, but old, heavily greying star once more. And for the last time, that's sure as eggs is eggs. Before the next chapter in the history of Arcade emulation will be opened up then in front of my charmed eyes, a burning heart, and tightly gripping yet sensitively controlled hands. thereby following the lead of that lively guy in the video who splendidly shows off how much fun and excitement a close to the original Arcade Racing setup can bring to the passionate gamer. Well, if only I didn't deify my XBox 360 Controller so much, even when playing racing games, haha.
  12. Game Loader All Rh

    If you look at page 15 of this thread, you gonna find my settings for a perfectly working, mouse-operated Let's Go Island (not Let's Go Island 3D) in fullscreen, using Game Loader All RH version
  13. @emulor I think it would involve a Sisyphean task to investigate your Direct 3D Error problem (when Direct3D9 Wrapper is turned on), whilst my experience with it is the exact opposite. It sounds even more tricky to my ears, because our both PC setups don't seem so far apart that they would be irreconcilable. Or does an AMD main unit sets the pace on your PC's inside? Perhaps it is (also) the 64-Bit which your OS is providing? Death Parade's system environment is based on a 32-Bit Windows, one that I'm using, too. So if you have the time (and the muse), you could prepare a 32-Bit Windows 7 via a 2nd HDD or a USB-Stick (as a "third leg", so to say), boot it and see what it can do for you. Gameloader All RH and Death Parade mean an unlucky liaison to me. Because no matter how hard I try, my screen always switches to a compressed picture after one second of running with Game Loader ("No rotation" mode). However, when using JConfig alone, Death Parade keeps the aspect ratio during actual gameplay (which takes place in the middle of the screen with everything correctly visible, even if my height is only 768px). Therefore, I'm sorry that I can't help you at all with Gameloader All RH in this case. @eathearty1 I hope you get it worked out at the end of the day, too (*keeping my fingers crossed*). ...and while we are on the subject of "Elevator Action", does anyone know about a properly dumped Elevator Action Returns for Mame? Because the version that is floating around the web since ages now has two small letdowns: Letdown #1: The lights inside the respective building won't go out when shooting any of the fuse boxes Letdown #2: At the beginning of the 2nd level (Airport), when moving (into right direction), sometimes the scrolling doesn't work correctly (dropout) for a very short moment
  14. Here is what I did to get the slightly underrated Elevator Action Death Parade (I love it) working in Fullscreen with JConfig, playing with mouse on a 1366x768px monitor: 1) I unpacked the content of "Elevator Action Death Parade - ARCADE DUMP.rar" to the folder of my choice 2) Did the same with "EADP-jconfig.rar" (included with the dump), overwriting Game.exe as well 3) I configured JConfig as follows: Main settings: Further Settings: High Resolution: On Delay: On Reverse: Off Mouse Active: On Direct Sound Wrapper: On Create Thread for Joysticks: Off Sensitivity for DInput: 0 Direct3D9 Wrapper: On Joystick Type: DInput (Default) Mouse on Player2: Off DX Window Mode: Off POV Sends AxisXY: Off DX Hertz: 60 Individual Left Analog: Off Volume: 48 DX Resolution Width: 1366 Deadzone Sensivity: 0 DX Resolution Height: 768 Change Region: USA (Default) Window Position X: 0 Window Position Y: 0 Key & Buttons mapping: Only keyboard Save Patch: Off Window Width: 1366 Window Height: 768 4) Ready now for some proper (Elevator) action by clicking on Game.exe Note: I had to switch off the the "Save Patch" due to crashing problems (stuck loading in combination with a black screen right at the beginning). What still surprises me is that the game starts in Fullscreen on my PC by scratch; neither the infamous Direct 3D Error shows up, nor is there any need for the aforementioned Bugfix or another JConfig revision. At least it turns out to be true again that an Nvidia card doing its expected job doesn't hurt at all by any means. :-)
  15. Teknoparrot Loader (v1.0.0.201) | Arcade PC

    As far as I'm concerned, these are the best news since months that have entered the arena! Oh! My! God! Feels like the harbingers of an intense brain orgasm are on their way to my limbic system right now. Can't hold it back any longer. Windows 10, of course. So where art thou? Well, found you.