He was able to add new functionality to do some simple bitswaps and handle different encryption types:
“by including the -ini switch on the command line, it is capable of doing some simple bitswaps on the raw ROM data allowing various other games to run on PacMan hardware.”
The end result is more games to be supported by the Papilio Arcade and currently Felix has the ini/batch file combinations for these pacman hardware based games:
- shoot the bull
- pac-man plus
Felix is looking to update the git repository with the other ini and bat files and write a complete documentation to show how to use these files.
Drop down the forum thread for an in-depth look at this project and help improve this nice work.
The Papilio Arcade MegaWing is available for purchase for $19.99 in the Gadget Factory Store so act now to get your own board if you still don’t have one and start enjoying plenty of nice arcade games. now
emuDrache is one of those who really hate the famous programming language and computing platform “Java” and unfortunately for him the Papilio Arcade Blaster App which is a multi-platform application that simplifies using Papilio Arcade kit was done in Java. It’s mainly for this reason that he decided to create Mariposa.NET as an alternative GUI to the Arcade Blaster App.
The new application still doesn’t have an “import romz” button and doesn’t verify ROM hashes yet and It’s not released yet until emuDrache writes the code to convert the Games.xml that ships with Arcade Blaster App into something more manageable.
Here are some screenshots of the Mariposa.NET:
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We’ve got the original project page here if you want to read the whole thing.
Feel free to discuss in the comments thread.
Here at Gadget Factory we’re happy to announce that a 1.2 version of the Arcade Blaster application is now officially released and available for download from the new download center!
The Arcade Blaster is a multi-platform application that simplifies using Papilio Arcade kit and eliminates the need to directly work on HDL sources and it makes it easier then ever to load games to the Papilio Arcade hardware and we’ve added some new games to this release such as:
- Mr Do’s
- Hangly Man 1-3
- PacMan Fast
- Space Invaders
There’s also a fix for the audio in The End game, click here to download the Arcade Blaster app and enjoy playing some cool arcade games 🙂
And you can visit the Arcade Blaster App wiki page here to learn more about this application including the installation, requirements etc.
Here at Gadget Factory we’re happy to announce that the first release of the Arcade Blaster application is now officially available for download!
The new Arcade Blaster application makes it easier then ever to load games to the Papilio Arcade hardware. It works just like MAME, simply provide ROMs that you own and it takes care of everything. You will be up and running with your games in less then 15 seconds. If you’ve been on the fence about buying the Papilio Arcade then wait no longer, the Papilio Arcade is available for $84.99 at Seeed Studio.
The Arcade Blaster is a new multi-platform application that simplifies using Papilio Arcade kit and eliminates the need to directly work on HDL sources.
The new application runs on Windows as well as Linux and both JRE and FTDI drivers are part of the installer however you can still choose the Arcade Blaster compact version If you have these components already installed.
A documentation page is also being released at the Arcade Wiki for any information about the application you can go to this page to know all about the installation, requirements, how to use it and more…
- Here’s a link to the Arcade Blaster documentation page.
- Download the Windows Installer with Java.
- Download the Windows Installer without Java.
The Gadget Factory Team
Here at Gadget Factory, we are pleased to announce something along the lines of a Super Sale! As of right now, we’re offering a combo promotion on our Papilio One 500k and the Arcade Megawing (when purchased together) for our lowest price ever – $74.99! Normally valued at $109.99 for both, you won’t regret the savings in this very special offer. Please note that this offer is only valid while supplies last, and our stock for this offer is extremely limited. View our sale HERE.
In anticipation of the upcoming release of our Papilio Arcade Blaster App, we decided to make a very attractive offer to get people excited about the Papilio Arcade. We’ve even got a quick “sneak peek” of the Arcade Blaster App for you below! Check it out!
The Papilio Arcade Blaster App brings the ease of MAME to the Papilio Arcade Hardware. Loading games is as quick and easy as providing legal ROM files, plugging the Papilio Arcade Hardware into a USB port, and clicking Load Game. No more dealing with scripts and synthesis, check out games in 15 seconds or less.
The Gadget Factory Team