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by sebdel
Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: MiST
Topic: HELP WANTED: MRA file converter for MiST
Replies: 152
Views: 13817

Re: HELP WANTED: MRA file converter for MiST

goran wrote:Any chance for OSX version? Or build instructions?

Best regards,
Goran
I have a co-worker with a Mac. I'll see what I can do on Monday (if we're allowed to go back to work :shrug: )
by sebdel
Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: MiST
Topic: HELP WANTED: MRA file converter for MiST
Replies: 152
Views: 13817

Re: HELP WANTED: MRA file converter for MiST

I wanted to say, I answered the call for help from Jotego without knowing what he was going to do with it, and now we get this on the MiST:
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I also got a very nice gesture by regular mail.

So... Thank you Jotego ! :cheers:
by sebdel
Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: MiST
Topic: HELP WANTED: MRA file converter for MiST
Replies: 152
Views: 13817

Re: HELP WANTED: MRA file converter for MiST

hi usually i'm on the latest version of mra because i follow that repo :) just tried with today's version and i have the same problem. I only have in the folder this zip: alienaru.zip the command i run is: mra.exe -Az c:\mra_files\nonmerged -O "C:\MRA_files\mra" "C:\MRA_files\mra\Alien Arena (Starg...
by sebdel
Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: MiST
Topic: HELP WANTED: MRA file converter for MiST
Replies: 152
Views: 13817

Re: HELP WANTED: MRA file converter for MiST

@sebdel - I had a very minor build issue for mra-tools - could you add "--std=c99" to the makefile's CFLAGS, since you're using C99/C++ style "for(int j=....)" constructs in a couple of places...? Other than that, it seems like a great tool! oops, I slipped into 99 accidentally. I'd rather stay ret...
by sebdel
Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: MiST
Topic: HELP WANTED: MRA file converter for MiST
Replies: 152
Views: 13817

Re: HELP WANTED: MRA file converter for MiST

Of course, agree on all this. What I meant was: you're the only one that develop cores (and mra) for both Mist and Mister. So the question for you was: is it a problem that interleaving is not achieve the same way on mist and mister (group vs. interleave)? It is, yes. Because I'd like to distribute...
by sebdel
Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: MiST
Topic: HELP WANTED: MRA file converter for MiST
Replies: 152
Views: 13817

Re: HELP WANTED: MRA file converter for MiST

I see, you don't really need interleave. I'll see with Jotego then. Still, I'd like to try to generate a valid rom with interleaved video, just for testing purpose. Hi Sebdel, I'm not sure of what you need from me. Interleave or group XML elements are vital for me. For other arcade cores I have bee...
by sebdel
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: MiST
Topic: HELP WANTED: MRA file converter for MiST
Replies: 152
Views: 13817

Re: HELP WANTED: MRA file converter for MiST

nop. this zip part is where most of zip references are now :) another example: https://github.com/MiSTer-devel/Arcade-Scramble_MiSTer/blob/master/releases/Amidar.mra This is already implemented. You tried and it didn't work? What's the problem exactly? doesnt work. Context: I have a folder with non...
by sebdel
Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: MiST
Topic: HELP WANTED: MRA file converter for MiST
Replies: 152
Views: 13817

Re: HELP WANTED: MRA file converter for MiST

Why are we doing this then? Is it so you can run more games on the same hardware by externalising the byte-shuffling and other config stuff? When I wrote this code, the MRA tool didn't exist even in imagination, so I had to solve it somehow. But in the future it can be useful (Jotego requested it a...
by sebdel
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: MiST
Topic: HELP WANTED: MRA file converter for MiST
Replies: 152
Views: 13817

Re: HELP WANTED: MRA file converter for MiST

Only with modifying the code, the cores do the byte-shuffling in HDL: https://github.com/Gehstock/Mist_FPGA/blob/master/Arcade_MiST/Midway%20MCR%20Scroll/CraterRaider_MiST/rtl/CraterRaider_MiST.sv#L163 Why are we doing this then? Is it so you can run more games on the same hardware by externalising...
by sebdel
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: MiST
Topic: HELP WANTED: MRA file converter for MiST
Replies: 152
Views: 13817

Re: HELP WANTED: MRA file converter for MiST

<interleave> node on MiSTer does several tasks. It's not only for interleaving several parts, but also can be used to swap the bytes in a single part. map="21" will swap the bytes of the part. The <group> node does that too. It looks like we implemented the same functionality roughly at the same ti...
by sebdel
Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: MiST
Topic: HELP WANTED: MRA file converter for MiST
Replies: 152
Views: 13817

Re: HELP WANTED: MRA file converter for MiST

@sedbel, did you implement the list of zip files here? or just in part? i think just in part <rom index="0" zip="alienar.zip|alienaru.zip" md5="342b7d5d91dc2cd81f7f193b076555d2"> No, I only did it for rom. I was under the impression that zip in part was deprecated. Why? It's not working for you? Re...
by sebdel
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: MiST
Topic: HELP WANTED: MRA file converter for MiST
Replies: 152
Views: 13817

Re: HELP WANTED: MRA file converter for MiST

Re: setname. I cut them to 8 chars and replace a bunch of characters by '_': Just robotron87, robotron12 and robotrontd will still reduced to robotron :) But it's not something you can or should care I think, just mentioned for noticing. bruno proposal is to take the last 8 chars but that would giv...
by sebdel
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: MiST
Topic: HELP WANTED: MRA file converter for MiST
Replies: 152
Views: 13817

Re: HELP WANTED: MRA file converter for MiST

@sedbel, did you implement the list of zip files here? or just in part? i think just in part <rom index="0" zip="alienar.zip|alienaru.zip" md5="342b7d5d91dc2cd81f7f193b076555d2"> No, I only did it for rom. I was under the impression that zip in part was deprecated. Why? It's not working for you? Re...
by sebdel
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: MiST
Topic: HELP WANTED: MRA file converter for MiST
Replies: 152
Views: 13817

Re: HELP WANTED: MRA file converter for MiST

fat32 isn't case sensitive and the tests i already did with rom files (before arc) told me the same (AAA.ROM or aaa.rom are the same for core) Thanks, lower case it is then. No, upper case. MiST's firmware does case sensitive matching, and the FS stores file name as uppercase. The file name case is...
by sebdel
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: MiST
Topic: HELP WANTED: MRA file converter for MiST
Replies: 152
Views: 13817

Re: HELP WANTED: MRA file converter for MiST

brunosilva wrote:fat32 isn't case sensitive and the tests i already did with rom files (before arc) told me the same (AAA.ROM or aaa.rom are the same for core)
Thanks, lower case it is then.
by sebdel
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: MiST
Topic: HELP WANTED: MRA file converter for MiST
Replies: 152
Views: 13817

Re: HELP WANTED: MRA file converter for MiST

Then <setname> would be good for both NAME= and the ROM's filename, too. Then MRAs can have long filename. And if there's no <setname> it can fall back to the MRA filename (for both NAME and ROM's filename). Quick question: does it matter if the NAME written in the ARC file is in lower case? I'd ra...
by sebdel
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: MiST
Topic: HELP WANTED: MRA file converter for MiST
Replies: 152
Views: 13817

Re: HELP WANTED: MRA file converter for MiST

I think I can ommit the md5 sum if all files are referenced to by CRC. I don't know about that merge|unmerged thing. I think it is safe to ignore it. How about the interleave element? I'd like to do things in a compatible way with MiSTer so there is a single .mra file for both MiSTer users and othe...
by sebdel
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: MiST
Topic: HELP WANTED: MRA file converter for MiST
Replies: 152
Views: 13817

Re: HELP WANTED: MRA file converter for MiST

I also need the dual zip feature to load unmerged rom sets. For instance: <misterromdescription> <name>Ghouls'n Ghosts (USA)</name> <setname>ghoulsu</setname> <year>1988</year> <manufacturer>Capcom</manufacturer> <rbf>jtcps1</rbf> <rom index="0" zip="ghouls.zip|ghoulsu.zip" md5="b3d6ca2a35aa8702e36...
by sebdel
Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: MiST
Topic: HELP WANTED: MRA file converter for MiST
Replies: 152
Views: 13817

Re: HELP WANTED: MRA file converter for MiST

brunosilva wrote: i talking about this: <rom index="0" zip="amidar.zip|amidars.zip" md5="22506edd9fb15fc2f5608c0174217753" type="merged|split|nonmerged">
Why choose xml if you're going to put collections in strings... anyway, sure, I'll support that.
by sebdel
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: MiST
Topic: HELP WANTED: MRA file converter for MiST
Replies: 152
Views: 13817

Re: HELP WANTED: MRA file converter for MiST

about arc files: should arc file include the rom filename? for example in amidar (creating arc from mra): I get Amidar (Scramble hardware).arc and Amidar.rom how does mist know what rom to load? maybe using setname , core could use this as core name and also as rom filename to load? I just merged a...
by sebdel
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: MiST
Topic: HELP WANTED: MRA file converter for MiST
Replies: 152
Views: 13817

Re: HELP WANTED: MRA file converter for MiST

@sebdel - to use mra directly from mister we also need to mra software to read several zip files from zip property. You can find one exame here: https://github.com/MiSTer-devel/Arcade-Scramble_MiSTer/blob/master/releases/Amidar.mra Yes, I'm aware of this one. I was just waiting for someone to ask. ...
by sebdel
Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: MiST
Topic: HELP WANTED: MRA file converter for MiST
Replies: 152
Views: 13817

Re: HELP WANTED: MRA file converter for MiST

I have a simpler request for a future featue: put the ROM filename (=MRA filename) into a NAME=XXXXXXXX setting in .arc (converted to uppercase). It will allow to override the core name itself, allowing to load different romset for the same mod. Also it will allow to leave the core name empty in th...
by sebdel
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: MiST
Topic: HELP WANTED: MRA file converter for MiST
Replies: 152
Views: 13817

Re: HELP WANTED: MRA file converter for MiST

Sebdel, did you add support for recognizing the files inside the zip by the CRC code? I am already running into trouble with my own MAME romset as the names do not match those in MAME source files. If you could add the patch element Sorgelig told us about, that'd be great. Thank you :-) CRC should ...
by sebdel
Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: MiST
Topic: HELP WANTED: MRA file converter for MiST
Replies: 152
Views: 13817

Re: HELP WANTED: MRA file converter for MiST

I noticed you compute the MD5 before you interleave data to the destination. Is that correct? What is the ROM MD5 exactly? MD5 is calculated at file loading stage, so basically it's MD5 of all used parts in the order they listed in MRA, not MD5 of constructed ROM. The point is to check that rom is ...
by sebdel
Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: MiST
Topic: HELP WANTED: MRA file converter for MiST
Replies: 152
Views: 13817

Re: HELP WANTED: MRA file converter for MiST

Played with it a bit, some thoughts: - RBF doesn't have to be quoted (no problem, but a bit ugly in my eyes) - ARC file name should be the <name> tag to have a pretty long name - Any solution for the toggle switch? Maybe: <dip bits="15" name="Advance" type="trigger"/> Should generate: CONF="TF,Adva...

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