HELP WANTED: MRA file converter for MiST

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Re: HELP WANTED: MRA file converter for MiST

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This tool became essential now. It's much easier to create the ROM files.

So... Thank you Sebdel!
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Any chance for OSX version? Or build instructions?

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

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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: )
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I don't get it....
uwe@laeppilin:~/arcade$ ./mra -z jtbubl/rom/ jtbubl/rom/mra/_alt/_Bubble\ Bobble/Bubble\ Bobble\ \(US\,\ Ver\ 5.1\).mra
warning: md5 mismatch! (found: 85553cbc1cdcf7bb3019706aa0d49a70, expected: None)
uwe@laeppilin:~/arcade$ unzip -l jtbubl/rom/bublboblr.zip
Archive: jtbubl/rom/bublboblr.zip
Length Date Time Name
--------- ---------- ----- ----
32768 2014-01-22 05:26 a78-25.51
65536 2014-01-22 05:26 a78-24.52
--------- -------
98304 2 files
uwe@laeppilin:~/arcade$ md5sum bublbblr.rom
85553cbc1cdcf7bb3019706aa0d49a70 bublbblr.rom

copied the rom named JTGNG.rom together with https://github.com/jotego/jtbin/blob/ma ... 200815.rbf to the SD root. Screen keeps dark :-(

Edit: tried the 0.1 Japanese Version aswell. Even selecting the rom from OSD takes no effect.
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uchristo wrote: Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:57 pm I don't get it....
uwe@laeppilin:~/arcade$ ./mra -z jtbubl/rom/ jtbubl/rom/mra/_alt/_Bubble\ Bobble/Bubble\ Bobble\ \(US\,\ Ver\ 5.1\).mra

Edit: tried the 0.1 Japanese Version aswell. Even selecting the rom from OSD takes no effect.
I think you should try the ones in the mra folder. Btw, the ROM name and the core name (displayed on the right side of the OSD) match? Maybe it's supposed to start via an ARC file (add -A to the mra tool).
And if you start it via the ARC file, you have to remove the timestamp from the rbf name:
https://github.com/jotego/jtbin/#mist--sidi
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copied the rom named JTGNG.rom together with https://github.com/jotego/jtbin/blob/ma ... 200815.rbf to the SD root. Screen keeps dark
You need to copy bublboblr.rom, jtbubl.rbf and "Bubble Bobble (US, Ver 5.1).arc". It works but this is a bad example, I don't think the MRA/roms are correct as I also tried it, there should be a bublbobl.rom and the bublboblr file produced appears to be Japanese, works OK though.

It's far more complicated than it should be on the MiST!
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This is how my installation of Bubble Bobble looks like:

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root@dev64:~# ls -l /media/sd/Arcade/Jotego/Bubble\ Bobble/
total 2016
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root root    483 Aug 14 19:18 'Bubble Bobble (US, Ver 5.1).arc'
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root root 786688 Aug 14 19:18  bublbblr.rom
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root root 338391 Aug 16 00:19  jtbubl.rbf
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root root 786688 Aug 14 19:23  tokiob.rom
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root root    427 Aug 14 19:23 'Tokio - Scramble Formation (bootleg).arc'
md5sums:

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root@dev64:~# md5sum /media/sd/Arcade/Jotego/Bubble\ Bobble/*
553e0223161372ea450d1330b90b3550  /media/sd/Arcade/Jotego/Bubble Bobble/Bubble Bobble (US, Ver 5.1).arc
85553cbc1cdcf7bb3019706aa0d49a70  /media/sd/Arcade/Jotego/Bubble Bobble/bublbblr.rom
fae98606036b10ed996107ffd54ed764  /media/sd/Arcade/Jotego/Bubble Bobble/jtbubl.rbf
70ab1af82540ba36c58772aa7dde649a  /media/sd/Arcade/Jotego/Bubble Bobble/tokiob.rom
adde3cf9eb7b25a26160e8da69a86550  /media/sd/Arcade/Jotego/Bubble Bobble/Tokio - Scramble Formation (bootleg).arc
HTH.

The 'Tokio - Scramble Formation (bootleg).mra' must be changed from

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<name>Tokio / Scramble Formation (bootleg)
        </name>
to

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<name>Tokio - Scramble Formation (bootleg)</name>
to work with mra tool.
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Re: HELP WANTED: MRA file converter for MiST

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Okay. This helps. I now understood that loading the Core (RBF) is not the clue, but loading the ARC will reference the .rbf and the .rom :D

The ARC-File-generation for Tokyo does not work ? (Writing ARC file failed with error code: -1)
Didn't want to play it anyway. BubbleBobble seems to work, but I'm wondering why the US-Version is using Japanese Characters aswell(When starting in Stage 1 there's a bubble with japanese Chars)?
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Re: HELP WANTED: MRA file converter for MiST

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Is there a convenient way to auto-boot a Arcade-Game?
Rename <Game>.arc to core.arc?
Some Cores are available as rbf including the rom. It's easy for these. Rename to core.rbf

Unfortunately, Menu-Core seems to not support Ypbpr yet?
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uchristo wrote: Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:23 am Rename <Game>.arc to core.arc?
Works!
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uchristo wrote: Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:23 am
Unfortunately, Menu-Core seems to not support Ypbpr yet?
Should work. Btw, switching to ypbpr on-the-fly is possible by pressing the middle and right button simultaneously.
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uchristo wrote: Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:48 am ....
The ARC-File-generation for Tokyo does not work ? (Writing ARC file failed with error code: -1)
...
That's why you have to edit the mra file and fix the broken <name>.

I opened a pull request to sanitize the arc file name in mra tool:
https://github.com/sebdel/mra-tools-c/pull/86
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slingshot wrote: Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:43 am
uchristo wrote: Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:23 am
Unfortunately, Menu-Core seems to not support Ypbpr yet?
Should work. Btw, switching to ypbpr on-the-fly is possible by pressing the middle and right button simultaneously.
Middle button switches „Scandoubler disable=“, afaik?
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Re: HELP WANTED: MRA file converter for MiST

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retrofun wrote: Sat Aug 22, 2020 7:33 pm
uchristo wrote: Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:48 am ....
The ARC-File-generation for Tokyo does not work ? (Writing ARC file failed with error code: -1)
...
That's why you have to edit the mra file and fix the broken <name>.

I opened a pull request to sanitize the arc file name in mra tool:
https://github.com/sebdel/mra-tools-c/pull/86
Well,... I did that.

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uwe@laeppilin:~/arcade/jtbubl/rom/mra$ git diff Tokio\ -\ Scramble\ Formation\ \(bootleg\).mra
diff --git a/rom/mra/Tokio - Scramble Formation (bootleg).mra b/rom/mra/Tokio - Scramble Formation (bootleg).mra
index 01bbfd5..9b7da9b 100644
--- a/rom/mra/Tokio - Scramble Formation (bootleg).mra  
+++ b/rom/mra/Tokio - Scramble Formation (bootleg).mra  
@@ -21,8 +21,7 @@
 
 <misterromdescription>
     <about author="jotego" webpage="https://patreon.com/topapate" source="https://github.com/jotego" twitter="@topapate"/>
-    <name>Tokio / Scramble Formation (bootleg)
-        </name>
+    <name>Tokio / Scramble Formation (bootleg)</name>
     <setname>tokiob</setname>
     <rbf>jtbubl</rbf>
     <rom index="0" zip="tokiob.zip|tokio.zip" type="merged" md5="None">
uwe@laeppilin:~/arcade/jtbubl/rom/mra$ 
uwe@laeppilin:~/arcade/jtbubl/rom/mra$ 
uwe@laeppilin:~/arcade/jtbubl/rom/mra$ 
uwe@laeppilin:~/arcade/jtbubl/rom/mra$ ../../../mra -z ../ -A 'Tokio - Scramble Formation (bootleg).mra' 
Couldn't open ./Tokio / Scramble Formation (bootleg).arc for writing!
Writing ARC file failed with error code: -1
. Retry without -A if you still want to create the ROM file.
uwe@laeppilin:~/arcade/jtbubl/rom/mra$ 
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I assume '/' cannot be in a filename.
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My dear.... I thought, it was just the carriage return to be deleted. I‘ll relplqce the slash like in the filename
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I merged and released retrofun fix. You could try the original file, should work now.
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uchristo wrote: Sun Aug 23, 2020 8:15 am
Middle button switches „Scandoubler disable=“, afaik?
Yes, holding middle button switches the scandoubler, middle+right button switches ypbpr.
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If you're using Windows, use an older mra.exe:

https://github.com/sebdel/mra-tools-c/issues/87
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I hate Windows, I really do.
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Yeah, I've used wine to test :)
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I've changed the MRAs for IremM62/Zaxxon/Sega System-1 to work with the latest MRA.EXE.
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slingshot wrote: Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:24 pm I've changed the MRAs for IremM62/Zaxxon/Sega System-1 to work with the latest MRA.EXE.
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I builr mra tools for MacOS X. I attached the zip with mra together with mra_dir.sh if someone needs it.
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