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Hi all, I was wondering if anyone has been able to find a good way to emulate Sega Tri-force games (a joint project between Sega, Nintendo and Namco). 

Apparently the developers of Dolphin incorporated support for this back in the day when the emulator first started but it has since been abandoned. 

 

There's only around two dozen games ever released but most of them are timeless arcade classics like Mario Kart Arcade GP 1 & 2. 

 

https://wiki.dolphin-emu.org/index.php?title=Triforce

 

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28 minutes ago, sky2310 said:

Hi all, I was wondering if anyone has been able to find a good way to emulate Sega Tri-force games (a joint project between Sega, Nintendo and Namco). 

Apparently the developers of Dolphin incorporated support for this back in the day when the emulator first started but it has since been abandoned. 

 

There's only around two dozen games ever released but most of them are timeless arcade classics like Mario Kart Arcade GP 1 & 2. 

 

https://wiki.dolphin-emu.org/index.php?title=Triforce

Link:  https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1f359Abfytb_gQ4W8lTsqQjXjhDcPBdcp  (Credit Ghost)


I recently discovered Sega Tri-force games especially am interested in Mario Kart Arcade GP 1 & 2. 

Have you had any experience with how to get this to run? I cannot get pass the insert card part it just freezes.

 

28 minutes ago, sky2310 said:

 

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By the way guys, I worked out a way to play Mario Kart 2 GP perfectly:

 

Add the game onto classic Dolphin and then click edit code then add:

 

https://forums.dolphin-emu.org/Thread-triforce-mario-kart-arcade-gp-2  (Credit to Starscream for card bypass and unlimited coins mod).

 

TO RUN MARIO KART ARCADE 1 - For those having issues shooting items, just load the game with this version of Dolphin: https://dolphin-emu.org/download/dev/b957980d9f27279d2507a50e115bf275141a4ea7/

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Thanks man, added 3 fun games to the collection, work fine out of the box, but a bit of rocket launcher "crap" around it.

I extracted just the emulators, and roms and all 3 2 run fine. 

BTW, all the files in this package are set to read only !

The ISO contained in this package of Mario kart GP is the same as Mario Kart GP 2, so twice the same file.

 

I made shortcuts to start the game directly. 

 

Make a shortcut to your Dolphin executable

Right click the shortcut and click properties

Now put the following string into the "Target" Box:

"[Path to your Dolphin.exe]" -b -e "[Path to your game rom]"

-b = makes the Dolphin loader / emulator close on game close. (escape)

-e = Execute specific ROM.

Without brackets but with quotation marks.

 

 

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1 hour ago, linglang said:

Thanks man, added 3 fun games to the collection, work fine out of the box, but a bit of rocket launcher "crap" around it.

I extracted just the emulators, and roms and all 3 2 run fine. 

BTW, all the files in this package are set to read only !

The ISO contained in this package of Mario kart GP is the same as Mario Kart GP 2, so twice the same file.

 

I made shortcuts to start the game directly. 

 

Make a shortcut to your Dolphin executable

Right click the shortcut and click properties

Now put the following string into the "Target" Box:


"[Path to your Dolphin.exe]" -b -e "[Path to your game rom]"

-b = makes the Dolphin loader / emulator close on game close. (escape)

-e = Execute specific ROM.

Without brackets but with quotation marks.

 

 

Thanks pal. 

You can get the Mario Kart GP 1 official rom here: https://mega.nz/#!hhhkDZLK!5l68zz1dX1JroXUDh2wkh1WZotVZRoqv8y2_Rb4UmuQ

To get it working there's so tinkering with different versions etc (if running Dolphin): https://www.speedrun.com/mkagp/guide/38ljo

 

Did Rocket Launcher launch both files fine?

 

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I do not need nor use the (incomplete) files for Rocketlauncher , so I did not test it.

Here another link for Mario Kart Arcade GP.

http://www.mediafire.com/file/3q3r5fw5cu1exo5/Mario_Kart_+Arcade+GP+(USA).rar

 

Does anyone which TriForce games function with Dolpin or another loader ?

Any links to the ISO's needed ?

:very-good: Thanks in advance.

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5 hours ago, linglang said:

I do not need nor use the (incomplete) files for Rocketlauncher , so I did not test it.

Here another link for Mario Kart Arcade GP.

http://www.mediafire.com/file/3q3r5fw5cu1exo5/Mario_Kart_+Arcade+GP+(USA).rar

 

Does anyone which TriForce games function with Dolpin or another loader ?

Any links to the ISO's needed ?

:very-good: Thanks in advance.

 

The Tri-force board only had a handful of games - most of them are card, sports and racing games. Out of the 6-7, Mario Kart GP 1 & 2 + F-Zero are the best ones. The 2 virtua Striker games have never been emulated successfully as far as I know. Perhaps you could try and see how you go. What launcher did you use to launch the included games? I used Dolphin the Tri-force mod.

 

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10 hours ago, linglang said:

I do not need nor use the (incomplete) files for Rocketlauncher , so I did not test it.

Here another link for Mario Kart Arcade GP.

http://www.mediafire.com/file/3q3r5fw5cu1exo5/Mario_Kart_+Arcade+GP+(USA).rar

 

Does anyone which TriForce games function with Dolpin or another loader ?

Any links to the ISO's needed ?

:very-good: Thanks in advance.

https://ufile.io/gfs9fy0l

 

These are the ones I use..

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On 18/04/2019 at 12:14 AM, sky2310 said:

Hi all, I was wondering if anyone has been able to find a good way to emulate Sega Tri-force games (a joint project between Sega, Nintendo and Namco). 

Apparently the developers of Dolphin incorporated support for this back in the day when the emulator first started but it has since been abandoned. 

 

There's only around two dozen games ever released but most of them are timeless arcade classics like Mario Kart Arcade GP 1 & 2. 

 

https://wiki.dolphin-emu.org/index.php?title=Triforce

 

Triforce-hardware.png

I found it a slow methodical procedure to get the hang of it.  there is a trick to it, getting both mario kart games working  and also u will have to use different versions of tri force dolphins  to get all the 'working games' working.

the soccer one is gd but its buggy,  theres no improvement, no one has done anything since early 00s.

 i should make a video on it.  look and see type thing.    

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27 minutes ago, trouby said:

I found it a slow methodical procedure to get the hang of it.  there is a trick to it, getting both mario kart games working  and also u will have to use different versions of tri force dolphins  to get all the 'working games' working.

the soccer one is gd but its buggy,  theres no improvement, no one has done anything since early 00s.

 i should make a video on it.  look and see type thing.    

Thanks pal. That would be great if you could make a video and specify which versions you use that work.

Tri-Force only had a handful of games and besides the two Mario Kart GP games, only F-Zero and the Virtual Soccer games are worth playing. 

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11 minutes ago, Bigfraz5 said:

I have 4 games working and they all use there own version of emulator 

 

Yeah you are right it's a bit of a hassle and after while sometimes people forget which to use. 

How did you get F-Zero and Virtual Soccer to work? Care to share the emulators & roms you used?

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ha yes exactly .  memory cap on n il get back to ya .

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https://dolphin-emu.org/download/list/Triforce/

 

 

097 according to this. Virtua Striker 3 2002 sorry been so long since i dicked around with this buggy emulator.  

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oh ok,  put it in drctx 9 not 11   u  oh fuk il record th video and post it here ok be easier for u to see

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a small tutorial  sky

Fx zero doesnt work in triforce version, but it works in normal dolphin

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1 hour ago, trouby said:

a small tutorial  sky

Fx zero doesnt work in triforce version, but it works in normal dolphin

Thanks pal!

I really appreciate your help. 

Could you upload the version of Dolphin which works for F-Zero and the one that works separately with Virtua Striker games? It would be good for others who are interested to have.

Once again, much appreciated.

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@sky2310                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Your google link package contains a working version of F-Zero GX works fine for me.

Mario 2 also, use the link for Mario 1 posted a few posts back.                       

Extract the files from the google drive post, and separate the loaders and roms for each loader / game combo in their own folders, works fine for me.                    Thanks for your initial post ! :very-good:

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1 minute ago, linglang said:

@sky2310                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Your google link package contains a working version of F-Zero GX works fine for me.

Mario 2 also, use the link for Mario 1 posted a few posts back.                       

Extract the files from the google drive post, and separate the loaders and roms for each loader / game combo in their own folders, works fine for me.                    Thanks for your initial post ! :very-good:

 

Hey mate...yeah I know I already got Mario Kart GX 1 and 2 working fine and also got F-Zero to work although a little choppy...I'll trying to get Virtua Striker now...I'm not really keen on it too much but thought we'd might as well share all resources here for future users.

 

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Can someone put me in the right direction to find Triforce Virtua Striker 3 iso or rom please.

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Thank you linglang,brings back memories, lots of nostalgia. Do you know where I can find the Virtua Striker 3 iso ? 

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Thank you! but not working for me 

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10 hours ago, sky2310 said:

 

Hey mate...yeah I know I already got Mario Kart GX 1 and 2 working fine and also got F-Zero to work although a little choppy...I'll trying to get Virtua Striker now...I'm not really keen on it too much but thought we'd might as well share all resources here for future users.

 

sky .  the best i did with fz zero

 

10 hours ago, sky2310 said:

 

Hey mate...yeah I know I already got Mario Kart GX 1 and 2 working fine and also got F-Zero to work although a little choppy...I'll trying to get Virtua Striker now...I'm not really keen on it too much but thought we'd might as well share all resources here for future users.

 

https://dolphin-emu.org/download/list/Triforce/1/   this link is for all the versions    

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Oh yes for me the arcade version of F-Zero AX   doesnt work, so if it works for you , how?

for me i can play the GC version quite well. F-Zero GX 

lang of course the game cube version works.  we were, or atleast I was talking about what we are talking about , which is the bloody arcade version of the game 'AX'

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@trouby

Thanks for the info, I thought @sky2310 put up a post with the correct arcade versions.

 

https://gbatemp.net/threads/entire-f-zero-ax-found-inside-f-zero-gx.344183/

 

So how do you go about enjoying this arcade treat?

All you need is the Nintendo Gamecube Action Replay or Gameshark and the PAL or NTSC version of F-Zero GX.

Using the codes below, you'll be granted access to this hidden portion of the game:

Code to access AX [PAL]

Z60V-MZG0-VRAQ2
3DFJ-55T9-J5J7P
NBCW-U1NV-0JDJG
HK7K-0RFW-FNQ8Y
PF4U-P5D0-862X1
9D4X-PVXV-R3FNV
Q7PM-1678-XE7FW
UAB4-HZ2F-AW6X5
T6UV-03PE-1H26C
BN71-WCD5-DYDNW
FHW5-F3D3-B2UZ5
NJR5-FE19-GQ851
5FRQ-P6M4-096F3
85KV-QPJD-4U999
VXM8-U9Y8-URZPR
VZFH-H43M-5N6E3
G71V-JPGY-BPDDZ
GUZD-V5KT-UBKA8

Code to access AX [NTSC-U]

61TA-AXPK-UAV9E
EHJV-6U30-2DTVE
NBCW-U1NV-0JDJG
HK7K-0RFW-FNQ8Y
PF4U-P5D0-862X1
7HUZ-2PJY-J5TTU
Q7PM-1678-XE7FW
YW2J-AUVE-R79V8
T6UV-03PE-1H26C
R91R-1A6J-ZXN30
1GHM-VQ7W-7HBWW

 

Other unlock codes.

https://geckocodes.org/index.php?c=GFZP01

 

Works for me !!

https://ibb.co/0mRjznV
https://ibb.co/rvD5Nsr

https://ibb.co/RjZQT8s
https://ibb.co/wrMbfGZ
https://ibb.co/1J6qh6X
https://ibb.co/wCqVMBT
https://ibb.co/0mgbchH

 

 

Probably the correct arcade AX ISO ?

http://www.mediafire.com/file/c4p758zdy6cv5b4/Put+on+sd+card.zip

In the .zip /games/fzeroax/game.iso

 

Name: game.iso
Size: 435995904 bytes (415 MiB)
SHA256: 3326B5EE2F2D4B421B6058CAA4F95C569BB6E2EB6CB3AF19FA099B625B560824
 

Quote:

F-Zero AX ISO

GAME ID: GFZJ8P


Dolphin emu recognizes the Game, but it's not bootable.

If you load the game into Dolphin Emu's game list, it will be called VirtuaStriker2002.

Don't be confused because of that. The Game ID's prefix (GFZ) proves it's a F-Zero Game.

 

From Dolphin wiki:

Broken

Due to unemulated features that the game relies upon, F-Zero AX is not playable even on the Triforce branch.

It is possible to enter in-game through the use of certain gecko codes, however there are limited controls as well as several graphical and camera glitches.

 

I have no idea how to get the arcade AX version to work at the moment.


 

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LANG ITS PRETTY MUCH THE SAME GAME  anyway.  the F-Zero GX game.

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44 minutes ago, trouby said:

LANG ITS PRETTY MUCH THE SAME GAME  anyway.  the F-Zero GX game.

 

Yep, nearly exactly the same except the arcade was called F-Zero AX and the gamecube port was called F-Zero GX. The AX version apparently had some more stages and few extra characters from memory but plays the same. 

 

Call me nuts, but I find these versions boring compared to the old on Nintendo 64 for gameplay supremacy that is!

 

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il have to email u to complete my reply as i might get done for taxation  and conversation

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so i uploaded my Tri-Force games      here is the link               bdu bdu   rery good. 

 

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/nkd9ysydcbbe2kz/AABPkweZ-nzmFrKnI1U1WQ61a?dl=0

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