CoinOPS FAQ

Q – How do I scan my games?

A – Press START on the games selection page and select Scan All Your Games

Note – Advanced Settings needs to be ENABLED in the settings page

 

Q – How do I scan boot into CoinOPS from my Bios?

A – Point the Bios to launch CoinOPS/defaultsplash.xbe

Note – Pressing in the left or right analog thumb to access FTP settings for the splash screen

Note – Press any button from here will launch CoinOPS

 

Q – Can I have a splash video in CoinOPS?

A – Point the launcher to launch CoinOPS/defaultsplash.xbe

Note – Pressing in the left or right analog thumb to access FTP settings for the splash screen

Note – Press any button from here will launch CoinOPS

Note – The video and background is Cusomisable in CoinOPS/Customisation/Settings Background.png and xmv

 

Q – How do I exit a game?

A – Press START+BACK while playing a game this will take you back to the games selection page

 

Q – Some me games dont return to the game list when I press Start + Back?

A – Yes this is due to some games not have the source supplied so CoinOPS can only launch these

Examples of this are

Street Fighter 3 3rd Strike

Stun Runner

Mortal Kombats II III

Marvel vs Capcom

Q – Can I filter to Arcade Only?

A – Yes change the FILTER setting to Filter to Arcades only

pressing the Black button will switch between Arcades Only and All Games

Note – You can then lock it to Favs only and this would lock it into only Arcade Games

 

Q – Can I filter to Arcade or Consoles?

A – Yes change the FILTER setting to Filter to Arcade or Console

pressing the White button will switch to Arcades Games only

pressing the Black button will switch to Console Games only

 

Q – Can I filter to a system?

A – Yes change the FILTER setting to System Switch or 20+ System Switch

pressing the White button will switch to Arcades Games only

pressing the Black button will switch though all your systems

Note – If this is 20+ it will only skip to systems with 20+ games in it

Note – If Arcade and Console are the first two sort methods

 

Q – Can I lockout the start menu

A – Yes by removing the folder D:/RemoveThisFolderLocksStartMenu

Note – Or edit “E:/Tdata/save file/mameox.ini”, “LockoutStartMenu=0” to “LockoutStartMenu=1”

Note – This will lock you out, make sure you can gain FTP access or you will require a boot disc

 

Q – Can I make the start button start a game and lockout the start menu

A – Yes edit “E:/Tdata/save file/mameox.ini”, “LockoutStartMenu=0” to “LockoutStartMenu=1”

Note – This will lock you out, make sure you can gain FTP access or you will require a boot disc

 

Q – Can I lockout the advanced settings

A – edit “E:/Tdata/save file/mameox.ini”, “LockoutAdvancedOptions=0” to “LockoutAdvancedOptions=1”

Note – This will lock you out, make sure you can gain FTP access or you will require a boot disc

 

Q – I get FTP access?

A – Yes it is located in the start menu

Note – Advanced Settings needs to be ENABLED in the settings page

Note – xbox / xbox is the user name and password for F Drive

Note – master / user is the user name and password for all Drives

Note – CoinOPS\SYSTEM\FileZilla Server.xml to change the locations FTP engine scans in

 

Q – Can I add my own dashboard?

A – Yes Just add it under the folder CoinOPS/Dashboard/ and it will appear in your start menu

 

Q – Why doesnt the Dooms run?

A – You require being in NTSC or Pal 60 for this to work

 

 

Q – How do I exit a game?

A – Press START+BACK while playing a game this will take you back to the games selection page

 

Q – Why doesnt SNES sound so bad?

A – You to switch the SNES core in the advanced settings or change to NTSC for the sound to work fully

 

Q – How do I swap to Disc 2 on the Amiga?

A – Press Start to swap to Disc 2

 

Q – NeoGeo Games dont boot?

A – This is due to the Xbox default date being 1000s of years wrong

You can turn on advanced settings and press start menu, then select FTP this will boot you into the FTP server     This sets the date for you. If not use the MS Dashboard to setup a closer date

 

Q – Why cant I use the favorites any more?

A – You have Filtered your games in the settings.Remove the filter and you will have these options back.

 

Q – How do I setup “CONSOLE GAMES” in a different folder?

A – Console roms folder can be defined in Advanced Settings

NOTE – This will require a recan to update your games list

NOTE – This excludes Console 16bit games (See Below)

NOTE – Only Console games in the CONSOLE GAMES defined folder will launch

NOTE – Console games will be picked up in other folders including CoinOPS/roms but wont load if using another path

NOTE – Arcade games will be picked up in the Console folder and will load

 

Q – How do I setup “CONSOLE 16BIT” in a different folder?

A – Console roms folder can be defined in Advanced Settings

NOTE – This will require a recan to update your games list

NOTE – Only 16bit Console games in the CONSOLE 16BIT that are defined folder will launch

NOTE – Console games will be picked up in other folders including CoinOPS/roms but wont load if using another path

NOTE – Arcade games will be picked up in the Console folder and will load

 

Q – How do I setup Console games or Midway games or Killer Instinct games?

A – This is told to you in detail at the bottom of this Read Me

 

Q – Does this support Midway with sound?

A – YES setup required

 

Q – Why cant I use the joystick in Commodore 64 games?

A – You need to swap to the joystick mode using X button

 

Q – Why cant I start or select alot of options with the gamepad?

A – Some games use the virtual keyboard and the controller cant be used

Press White to bring up the virtual keyboard

 

Q – Why dont my XBOX Shortcut Pointers work correctly?

A – All Shortcuts Pointers must be in the root folder of CoinOPS

All Folder names must be Identical to the XBOX Pointer Name (XBOX_Gamename)

NOTE – See below “HOW TO SETUP A SHORTCUT TO LAUNCH XBOX GAMES”

 

 

Q – Why doesnt my Nintendo 64 game play in 720P?

A – RomsN64HiDef/N64_Gamename.zip (POINTER) is required for the game to boot in 720P

 

Q – Midway games launch the wrong game?

A – The folder RomsMIDWAY requires

mk.zip

mk2.zip

narc.zip

nbajam.zip

nbajamte.zip

RomsMIDWAY requires these, no less and no more or it may launch the wrong game

It is set to launch the 1st, 2nd, 3rd….. game in that folder and will be the reason why it does this

 

Q – Does this support CPS2 (later Capcom stuff) at full speed?

A – YES setup required

 

Q – Does this support Killer Instincts?

A – YES setup required

 

Q – Does this support Streets of Rage Remake?

A – YES setup required

 

Q – Does this support Doom 2 and Final Dooms?

A – YES setup required

 

Q – Does Tekken 3 work?

A – Yes just keep pressing Start as the game is booting

 

Q – Why do some games not have highscore saving support?

A – If you play a game that supports highscore saving but do not exit back to coinops game select the game will not save

 

Q – Why do games only save highscores sometimes?

A – Some PCB’s had a battery that kept the score in the arcade, so when the game exits hiscores are lost as there is no battery

 

Q – Can I backup my highscores?

A – CoinOPS\hiscores\hiscore.dat – This is where hiscores are saved

 

Q – My Games take so long to boot?

A – The XBOX saves all info about roms when you launch a game some Hardrives struggle to do this well.

You can disable the saving of info to speed this up in the advanced settings “Disable Info Tracking For Slow Game Loading”

 

Q – How do I add or remove a game being taged as a Hot Game or an All Time Classic or Has No Sound?

A – This need to be setup in “general/romstatus.xml”

NOTE – You will require a game rescan for this to take effect

 

Q – How do I run a NEOGEO or CPS2 game in the Final Burn Core or remove it from the Final Burn Core?

A – This need to be setup in “general/romstatus.xml” adding

 

<Rom name=”sfa3″ version=”?”>

<Status></Status>

<StatusNumber>1</StatusNumber>

</Rom>

to this file makes Street fighter Alpha 3 run in this core, if you where to remove these lines it would run in CoinOPS Inferno Core

NOTE – You will require a game rescan for this to take effect

 

Q – What are the advantages and disadvantages of the Final Burn Core?

A – This Core is faster, but it loses the CoinOPS features like Pixel Perfect etc

 

Q – How do I enable Autofire?

A – Left Thumb Button – Enable Semi-Automatic fire

Right Thumb Button – Enable Autofire ( Pressing fire can charge your weapons )

BACK – Quickly Disable Autofire

 

Q – Is Game Information supported?

A – YES Load files (text files) into gameinfo/Gamename.ini

Press START on the games selection page and select Game Information

NOTE – If there is no gameinfo/Romname.ini file the option Game Information wont display

 

Q – Are Game Move Lists supported?

A – YES Load files (text files) into moves/Gamename.ini

Press START on the games selection page and select Game Move List

NOTE – If there is no moves/Romname.ini file the option Game Information wont display

 

Q – How do I access Settings?

A – Press START on the games selection page and select Settings

 

Q – How do I adjust the screensize? (Arcades)

A – Press START on the games selection page and select Screen Size Adjustment

 

Q – How do I adjust the screensize? (Consoles)

A – Press Right Thumb Button

NOTE – If Consoles Use Correct Aspect Ratio is enabled this option will be disabled

 

Q – How do I add videos?

A – The videos must be XMV XBOX format you will need to google this

 

Q – When I setup More Games locations in advanced settings the games dont show in the list?

A – Press START on the games selection page and select Scan All Your Games this will add the new games folder

 

Q – I cant see the Catagories of my games what do I do?

A – Press START on the games selection page and select Scan All Your Games this is sometimes required after a fresh start

Note – Advanced Settings needs to be ENABLED in the settings page

Note – These names are setup in CoinOPS\general\catver.xml

 

Q – How do I take a screenshot?

A – While playing a games press BACK + A + B (this can end up in the videos folder)

 

Q – How do I set it up to switch between consoles using Left / Right on the D-Pad?

A – Go into your settings and select LOCK GAMES To Be Sorted By – Console this will force it to so that

Or press back till it sorts by Console or press X button till it says sort by Console

 

Q – How do I change my default keymap? (Arcades)

A – ENABLE advanced settings and ENABLE Remap Default Gamepad ( This is the the Advanced Settings Tab)

Then when playing a game press BACK + WHITE and select Remap Gamepad

 

Note – If you have a cusom key map for this arcade game it will override the default keymap. The custom keymaps

are located in CoinOPS\cfg\ folder and if you wish to change the keys delete the custom maps ive done

 

Q – How do I change my default keymap? (Consoles & Final Burn)

A – ENABLE advanced settings and ENABLE Remap Default Gamepad ( This is the the Advanced Settings Tab)

then press Left Thumb Button