Retropie Neo Geo Bios Location



  • Ok. I can play some emulators almost perfect (many nes, genesis, fba, pca emulators), but i havent managed to play any neo geo roms.

    I have put both fba and neogeo roms in the same roms/fba folder along with the neogeo.zip. Only black screen appears. I know i have to change smth but i need instructions. Can someone help?

    how ?!
    i have the same problem plz ! :D

    And do you know how tu use PS3 controller with USB on retromie for play with every emulators ?

    i have agin this probleme i put mu bios neogeo in /home/pi/retropie/roms/neogeo and in /opt/retropie/emulators/gngeo-pi-0.85/gngeo

    that’s right ?!

    i do :
    cd ~/RetroPie-Setup

    sudo ./retropie_setup.sh

    ?

    And have you edit any file for play in bluetooth with your controller ?

    i will try and after i post if it’s work

    it’ worst with this my MAME rom doesn’t work ! and i still can’t play with neo geo … T-T

    My Neo geo emuator work but a lot of game doesn’t work it’s normal ?

    Hi,
    I Have the same problem.
    Someone can publish a tutorial about MAME and NEOGEO?
    Thanks!

    Hi,

    I had the same problem. You really need the right roms for the provided .drv files.(and bios)
    Look for this pack
    FB_Alpha_v0.2.97.08_Neo_Geo_ROM_Collection_(NeoGeo_ROMs)_by_Lovok

    Worked great for me.

    Hello,

    Please, could you tell me where to find the bios file neogeo? (neogeo.zip)
    I have one version of this file ( +-250k) but it doesn’t work with all roms. For example, metal slug 3 is not compatible with this bios version…
    Thanks in advance for your help!

    Does this help?

    I am having issues with FBA NeoGeo games all of a sudden. Alot of my games didn’t work because of the wrong file so I updated them via clrmamepro. Now they work yet they don’t. The graphics are all screwed up. Lines in them, missing sprite’s, etc. Even the opening startup screen that has the big NeoGeo logo on the white background is missing. Just the white background and the sound is still good to go. What is strange is even if I replace the files with an older copy that I know worked before, I still get the same thing. Anyone had this issue or have any suggestions? I thought maybe the BIOS got corrupted so I replaced it but that gave me no joy.

    I would be sorely tempted to download the set that profitwarning mentins above. It seems FBA is happiest with sets geared for portable devices. As I’m no mame / fba set expert I download the correct set rather than convert them.

    Maybe we could keep track of what works here:
    http://www.petrockblock.com/forums/topic/mame-romset-versions/

    hey, i have many problems, i’m a new user linux.
    can you help me?

    1- When i execute a rom in Emulation Station -> NEO-GEO, some files load (.bin files) and appears the black screen, the game don’t run.

    2- My neogeo bios file (neogeo.zip) are pasted in “home/pi/RetroPie/roms”, but i can’t access “opt/retropie/emulators/gngeo-pi-0.85/gngeo” through XFCE.

    3- my folder “opt/retropie/emulators/gngeo-pi-0.85/gngeo” don’t exist, but exist a similar folder (“opt/retropie/emulators/gngeopi/neogeobios”)

    Information:
    RaspBerry Pi B
    Pipplware 4.0

    Likelihood is you are lacking the correct romset. see these posts:

    If I were you I would use PiFBA to play neogeo roms.

    I tried use PiFBA too, i copied the roms files to home/pi/RetroPie/roms/fba, and appears the same error:
    some files load (.bin files) and appears the black screen, the game don’t run

    I don’t found any BIOS file to fba, i need a BIOS file?

    the error can be the rooms files?
    the load screen show:Final Burn Alpha

    For neo geo games you need the neogeo.zip file in the same folder as your ROMs. What is required is laid out clearly in the aforementioned posts. Floob has some videos on it as well. The answers are all on the forum, a little searching will get you what you need.

  • Posts

MAME stands for Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator. MAME can emulate thousands of games that otherwise would have been lost in the ash-heaps of history.

@barbudreadmon said in Neo Geo BIOS (in the BIOS folder???): @used2berx said in Neo Geo BIOS (in the BIOS folder???): I'm running a Pi Zero, so I'm using pifba to run all of the NeoGeo games and it doesn't work. That's your choice, i was playing neogeo at full speed on my rpi1 with libretro-fbalpha so the rpi0 should be able to handle it too.

See Also: FinalBurn-Neo, Neo Geo

  • These videos are designed for the to help in setting up and preparing for retroarch on your system. They are explained and targeted for beginners.but can b.
  • The video is based on RetroPie 2.6.0, but the only differences on RetroPie 3 are some small path changes.For example, the Neo Geo roms now go in:/home/pi/Ret.

There are a variety of arcade emulator versions available in RetroPie. There are significant differences in performance, compatibility, and configuration between them. If you're getting started with an arcade emulation project, begin by reading the Arcade page.

This page is a resource for additional details on RetroPie's MAME emulators including configuration paths, controls, and the ROM sets which each emulator requires.

EmulatorROM Folder(s)ExtensionRequired ROM Set Version
mame4all-piarcade or mame-mame4all.zipMAME 0.37b5
lr-mame2000arcade or mame-libretro.zipMAME 0.37b5
lr-mame2003arcade or mame-libretro.zipMAME 0.78
lr-mame2003-plusarcade or mame-libretro.zipMAME 0.78-MAME 0.188
lr-mame2010arcade or mame-libretro.zipMAME 0.139
lr-mame2015arcade or mame-libretro.zip .7zMAME 0.160
lr-mame2016arcade or mame-libretro.zip .7zMAME 0.174
AdvanceMAME 0.94arcade or mame-advmame.zipMAME 0.94
AdvanceMAME 1.4arcade or mame-advmame.zipMAME 0.106
AdvanceMAME 3arcade or mame-advmame.zipMAME 0.106
MAMEarcade or mame.zip .7zsame as MAME version
lr-mamearcade or mame-libretro.zip .7zsame as MAME version

MAME ROM paths

Three of the available MAME ROM paths in RetroPie are shared directories which are used by more than one emulator: arcade, mame-libretro, mame-advmame. In order to successfully load zipped ROM sets in these locations you must specify the arcade emulator version which matches your ROMs.

To avoid having several menus for different arcade emulators, all arcade-based ROMs can be placed in the arcade ROM folder, but you will have to specify which emulator each zipped ROM set will use from the Runcommand Menu.

Emulators

mame4all-pi

FolderLocation
Roms/home/pi/RetroPie/roms/mame-mame4all
Binary/opt/retropie/emulators/mame4all
Configuration/opt/retropie/configs/mame-mame4all
Samples/home/pi/RetroPie/mame4-all/samples/

MAME Version: 0.37b5 (July 2000)

Active Sets: 2241

  • BIOS: 1
  • CHDs: 0
  • Samples: 35
  • 1126 Parent Roms
  • 1025 Clones Roms
  • 129 NeoGeo Roms (Parent+Clone)

MAME 0.37b5 DAT File: mame4all-037b5-RetroPie-260.dat

MAME 0.37b5 XML File: mame4all-no-clones-no-neogeo Does not include clones or NeoGeo romsets.

Controls

While in a game press Tab to open the menu to set up controls. The MAME4ALL configuration is saved in:

Other files in the cfg directory are ROM specific configs.

Note: If configuration or other aspect of the configuration need resetting to defaults, remove the default.cfg or ROM specific .cfg file, and it will be re-created with default values next time MAME4ALL is started or the ROM configuration modified.

lr-mame2000 (MAME 2000)

FolderLocation
Roms/home/pi/RetroPie/roms/mame-mame4all
/home/pi/RetroPie/roms/mame-libretro
/home/pi/RetroPie/roms/arcade
Binary/opt/retropie/libretrocores/lr-mame2000
Configuration/opt/retropie/configs/mame-mame4all/retroarch.cfg
Samples/home/pi/RetroPie/BIOS/mame2000/samples/

MAME Version: 0.37b5 (July 2000)

Active Sets: 2241

  • BIOS: 1
  • CHDs: 0
  • Samples: 35

MAME 0.37b5 DAT File: mame4all-037b5-RetroPie-260.zip

MAME 0.37b5 'Lite' DAT File: mame4all-no-clones-no-neogeo - Does not include clones or NeoGeo romsets.

Controls

MAME 2000 uses RetroArch control configuration. Custom Retroarch controls can be added to the retroarch.cfg file in

  • /opt/retropie/configs/mame-libretro/retroarch.cfg
  • /opt/retropie/configs/arcade/retroarch.cfg

lr-mame2003 (MAME 2003)

Please see MAME 2003 on RetroPie for information on how to configure specific features of this emulator.

FolderLocation
Roms/home/pi/RetroPie/roms/mame-libretro
/home/pi/RetroPie/roms/arcade
Binary/opt/retropie/libretrocores/lr-mame2003
Configuration/opt/retropie/configs/mame-libretro/retroarch.cfg
Samples/home/pi/RetroPie/BIOS/mame2003/samples/

MAME Version: 0.78 (December 2003)

Active Sets: 4705

  • BIOS: 15
  • CHDs: 30
  • Samples: 56

MAME 0.78 XML DAT File: MAME 0.78.dat

MAME 0.78u5 DAT File: mame2003-lr-working-no-clones - Working romsets only. Does not include clones.

MAME 0.78u5 'Lite' DAT File: mame2003-lr-lite - Working romsets only. Does not include: clones, NeoGeo, PlayChoice NES/multiplay, romsets with rotary/dial/trackball/light gun controls, or romsets classified as casino/quiz/mahjong/fruit_machines/rhythm/mature.

Mame 2003 catver.ini also contains data on games definitively known not to work, as well as sorting data for mature games and other, less desirable, romsets.

Controls

MAME 2003-Plus uses both RetroArch control configuration and the MAME input configuration menu (accessible by pressing Tab). Custom Retroarch controls can be added to the retroarch.cfg file in

  • /opt/retropie/configs/mame-libretro/retroarch.cfg
  • /opt/retropie/configs/arcade/retroarch.cfg

lr-mame2003-plus (MAME 2003-Plus)

MAME 2003-Plus (also referred to as MAME 2003+ and mame2003-plus) is a libretro arcade system emulator core with an emphasis on high performance and broad compatibility with mobile devices, single board computers, embedded systems, and similar platforms.

In order to take advantage of the performance and lower hardware requirements of an earlier MAME architecture, MAME 2003-Plus began with the MAME 2003 codebase, which is itself derived from xmame 0.78. Upon that base, MAME 2003-Plus contributors have back-ported support for several hundred additional games as well as other functionality not originally present in MAME 0.78.

Please see the libretro MAME 2003-Plus core documentation for information on how to configure specific features of this emulator.

Folder/FileLocation
Roms/home/pi/RetroPie/roms/mame-libretro
/home/pi/RetroPie/roms/arcade
Binary/opt/retropie/libretrocores/lr-mame2003-plus
Configuration/opt/retropie/configs/mame-libretro/retroarch.cfg
/opt/retropie/configs/arcade/retroarch.cfg
Samples/home/pi/RetroPie/BIOS/mame2003-plus/samples/

MAME Version: 0.78-0.188 (MAME 0.78 as a baseline with other ROMs back-ported from later MAME romsets)

Active Sets: 4850

  • BIOS: 15
  • CHDs: 30
  • Samples: 66 + 6 Optional 'Soundtrack Samples'

MAME 2003-Plus DAT File: Github project page. An XML 'DAT' file can be generated from the emulator, directly from the MAME menu.

The MAME 2003-Plus catver.ini also contains data on games definitively known not to work, as well as sorting data for mature games or other, less desirable, romsets.

Controls

MAME 2003-Plus uses both RetroArch control configuration and the MAME input configuration menu (accessible by pressing Tab). Custom Retroarch controls can be added to the retroarch.cfg file in

  • /opt/retropie/configs/mame-libretro/retroarch.cfg
  • /opt/retropie/configs/arcade/retroarch.cfg

Some notes about extra controls options and configuration available in MAME 2003-Plus:

  • MAME 2003-Plus can use different RetroPad layouts, chosen with the Device Type configuration option in the Controls menu in RetroArch:
    • Classic Gamepad, based on mainline MAME's default Xbox 360 controller layout, likely to suit DualShock or SNES-style gamepads.
    • Modern Fightstick, a fight stick and pad layout popularised by Street Fighter IV and assumes an 8+ button controller.
    • 6-Button, a layout intended for SNES-type RetroPad controls as well as 6-button arcade panels arcade panels.
    • 8-Button, a layout intended for an arcade panel (8 buttons)
  • MAME 2003-Plus maps the analog controls to joystick control by default, instead of the D-Pad. This can be changed from the Core Options, switching the Control mapping option to digital.
  • MAME 2003-Plus disables the MAME menu by default (usually mapped to Tab). It can be enabled by changing the Input interfaceCore Option to simultaneous.

lr-mame2010 (MAME 2010)

FolderLocation
Roms/home/pi/RetroPie/roms/mame-libretro
/home/pi/RetroPie/roms/arcade
Binary/opt/retropie/libretrocores/lr-mame2010
Configuration/opt/retropie/configs/mame-libretro/retroarch.cfg
Samples/home/pi/RetroPie/BIOS/mame2010/samples

MAME Version: 0.139 (August 2010)

Active Sets: 8782

  • BIOS: 67
  • CHDs: 406
  • Samples: 70 (4 more samples are not in circulation)

MAME 0.139 DAT File: MAME 0.139.dat

Controls

MAME 2010 uses RetroArch control configuration. Custom Retroarch controls can be added to the retroarch.cfg file in

  • /opt/retropie/configs/mame-libretro/retroarch.cfg
  • /opt/retropie/configs/arcade/retroarch.cfg
Default Player 1 and 2 Controls
Default Player 3 and 4 Controls
Native MAME UI Controls

Note: these controls are only operational for Player 1

lr-mame2015 (MAME 2015)

Note: This emulator is considered 'experimental' in RetroPie and has limited functionality. It requires more processing power than earlier MAME versions and will not run as many games at full speed on Raspberry Pi hardware.

FolderLocation
Roms/home/pi/RetroPie/roms/mame-libretro
/home/pi/RetroPie/roms/arcade
Binary/opt/retropie/libretrocores/lr-mame2015
Configuration/opt/retropie/configs/mame-libretro/retroarch.cfg
Samples/home/pi/RetroPie/BIOS/mame2010/samples

MAME Version: 0.160

Active Sets: ??

Neo Geo Emulator Retropie

  • BIOS: ??
  • CHDs: ??
  • Samples: ?? (4 more samples are not in circulation)

MAME 0.160 DAT File: ProgettoSnaps MAME .dat page

Controls

MAME 2015 uses RetroArch control configuration. Custom Retroarch controls can be added to the retroarch.cfg file in

  • /opt/retropie/configs/mame-libretro/retroarch.cfg
  • /opt/retropie/configs/arcade/retroarch.cfg

lr-mame2016 (MAME 2016)

Note: This emulator is considered 'experimental' in RetroPie and has limited functionality. It requires more processing power than earlier MAME versions and will not run as many games at full speed on Raspberry Pi hardware.

FolderLocation
Roms/home/pi/RetroPie/roms/mame-libretro
/home/pi/RetroPie/roms/arcade
Binary/opt/retropie/libretrocores/lr-mame2016
Configuration/opt/retropie/configs/mame-libretro/retroarch.cfg
Geo

MAME Version: 0.174

Active Sets: ??

Neo Geo Bios Rom

  • BIOS: ??
  • CHDs: ??
  • Samples: ?? (4 more samples are not in circulation)

MAME 0.174 DAT File: ProgettoSnaps MAME .dat page

Controls

MAME 2016 uses RetroArch control configuration. Custom Retroarch controls can be added to the retroarch.cfg file in

  • /opt/retropie/configs/mame-libretro/retroarch.cfg
  • /opt/retropie/configs/arcade/retroarch.cfg

AdvanceMAME 0.94

Neo Geo Bios Retropie Download

FolderLocation
Roms/home/pi/RetroPie/roms/mame-advmame
/home/pi/RetroPie/roms/arcade
Binary/opt/retropie/emulators/advmame/bin
Configuration/opt/retropie/configs/mame-advmame
Samples/home/pi/RetroPie/roms/mame-advmame/samples

MAME Version: MAME 0.94 (March 2005)

Active Sets: 5563

  • BIOS: 25
  • CHDs: ?
  • Samples: ?

AdvanceMAME 0.94 DAT File: advmame-0.94-RetroPie-260.7z

Controls

While in a game, press Tab to open the menu and set up controls. AdvanceMAME configuration for controls is stored in /opt/retropie/configs/mame-advmame/advmame-0.94.0.rc. Changes to specific games result in .rc file entries with a prefix for the ROM (i.e. bwidow/input_map[p1_doubleleft_up] keyboard[0,up] for the bwidow game).

Note: The .rc file can also be edited manually, with a text editor. Any config can be made ROM-specific using a romname/ prefix which is handy for overriding a setting for a specific ROM or class of ROMs, such as vertical/. However, a single mistake in the .rc file will stop AdvanceMAME from launching. It is always best to make a backup of the configuration file before manual edits.

AdvanceMAME 1.4

FolderLocation
Roms/home/pi/RetroPie/roms/mame-advmame
/home/pi/RetroPie/roms/arcade
Binary/opt/retropie/emulators/advmame/bin
Configuration/opt/retropie/configs/mame-advmame
Samples/home/pi/RetroPie/roms/mame-advmame/samples

MAME Version: MAME 0.106 (May 2006)

Active Sets: 6166

  • BIOS: 26
  • CHDs: 86
  • Samples: 64 (3 more samples are not in circulation)

AdvanceMAME 1.4 DAT File: advmame12-106.7z

Controls

While in a game press Tab to open the menu to set up controls. AdvanceMAME configuration for controls is stored in /opt/retropie/configs/mame-advmame/advmame-1.4.rc. Changes to specific games result in .rc file entries with a prefix for the ROM (i.e. bwidow/input_map[p1_doubleleft_up] keyboard[0,up])

Note: The .rc file can also be edited manually. Any config can be made ROM-specific using a romname/ prefix which is handy for overriding a setting for a specific ROM or class of ROMs, such as vertical/. However, a single mistake in the .rc file will stop AdvanceMAME from launching. It is always best to make a backup of the configuration file before manual edits.

AdvanceMAME 3

FolderLocation
Roms/home/pi/RetroPie/roms/mame-advmame
/home/pi/RetroPie/roms/arcade
Binary/opt/retropie/emulators/advmame/bin
Configuration/opt/retropie/configs/mame-advmame
Samples/home/pi/RetroPie/roms/mame-advmame/samples

MAME Version: MAME 0.106 (May 2006)

Active Sets: 6166

  • BIOS: 26
  • CHDs: 86
  • Samples: 64 (3 more samples are not in circulation)

AdvanceMAME 3 DAT File: same as AdvanceMAME 1.4, see above.

Controls

While in a game, press Tab to open the menu and set up the controls. AdvanceMAME configuration for controls is stored in /opt/retropie/configs/mame-advmame/advmame.rc. Changes to specific games result in .rc file entries with a prefix for the ROM (i.e. bwidow/input_map[p1_doubleleft_up] keyboard[0,up])

Note: The .rc file can be edited manually. Any config can be made ROM-specific using a romname/ prefix, which is handy for overriding a setting for a specific ROM or class of ROMs, such as vertical/. However, a single mistake in the .rc file will stop AdvanceMAME from launching. It is always best to make a backup of the advmame.rc file before manual edits.

MAME

Note: This emulator is considered 'experimental' in RetroPie. It requires more processing power than earlier MAME versions and will not run as many games at full speed on Raspberry Pi hardware.

FolderLocation
Roms/home/pi/RetroPie/roms/mame
/home/pi/RetroPie/roms/arcade
Binary/opt/retropie/emulators/mame/bin
Configuration/opt/retropie/configs/mame
BIOS/home/pi/RetroPie/BIOS/mame
Samples/home/pi/RetroPie/roms/mame/samples

MAME Version: MAME has monthly versioned releases, there is no single version. Version 0.221 was released for May 2020, 0.222 for June 2020, etc.
Installing from binary will probably get a version that's a little behind the current MAME, installing from source will always get the latest monthly release.

NOTE: installing from source requires a lot of RAM and CPU power, on Pi3 and lower end systems could take more than one day - use the binary release when available, instead of installing from source.

MAME Dat Files: ProgettoSnaps MAME .dat page has versions for each MAME release.

Active Sets: ???

Controls

While in a game, press Tab to open the MAME menu, then choose the Input configuration. MAME controls configuration is saved in /home/pi/RetroPie/roms/mame/cfg :

  • default/general input configuration file is default.cfg
  • per-game configurations are saved in <romname>.cfg

lr-mame

Note: This emulator is considered 'experimental' in RetroPie. It requires more processing power than earlier MAME versions and will not run as many games at full speed on Raspberry Pi hardware.

FolderLocation
Roms/home/pi/RetroPie/roms/mame
/home/pi/RetroPie/roms/mame-libretro
Binary/opt/retropie/libretrocores/lr-mame
Configuration/opt/retropie/configs/arcade
BIOS/home/pi/RetroPie/BIOS/mame
Samples/home/pi/RetroPie/roms/mame/samples

MAME Version: Similar to MAME, lr-mame follows the monthtly MAME releases, so there is no single version. Installing from binary will probably get a version that's a little behind the current MAME, but the upstream Libretro repository tries to keep up with MAME's monthly releases, so installing from source

NOTE: installing from source requires a lot of RAM and CPU power, on Pi3 and lower end systems could take more than a day. Use the binary release when available.

MAME Dat Files: ProgettoSnaps MAME .dat page has versions for each MAME release.

Active Sets: ???

Controls

Neogeo Bios For Retropie

lr-mame uses the RetroArch control configuration.

Retropie Neo Geo Cd

  • /opt/retropie/configs/mame-libretro/retroarch.cfg
  • /opt/retropie/configs/arcade/retroarch.cfg