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I've been searching for a couple of days now. I have two questions, if anyone would answer, i would appreciate it deeply.

 

Firstly, is there any Neo Geo console emulator out there? I've only found its arcade counterparts such as Kawaks, which is said to be the best neo geo arcade emulator, but unfortunately i don't know if it includes the choice to play the console versions of the games.

 

Secondly, i use NeoRAGEx 5.2 for the console versions, all games on it are fluid, beautiful, but i wish to remove the games i don't need from the list (there's a list from which you choose the games once you open NeoRAGEx) and keep only a nicely packed KoF collection (or any collection i desire, without the unneeded games). Is there any way for me to do this? I tried a couple of things with the cfg. file, but nothing helped.

 

I know NeoRAGEx 5.2 is outdated (though the games look, and play fantastic) but it's the only one i know that plays the console counterparts. So if there's no way to modify the list, then i would like to know if there is any other superior Neo Geo console emulator.

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Like 2eyez hinted at, all Neo-Geo emulators can switch between the Neo-Geo Arcade and Neo-Geo Console, thanks to the hardware being identical. You can switch between Console and Arcade by simply enabling either one in any given emulator's menu, or if you have the Universe BIOS, through its options as well. Take note that playing certain games in Console Mode automatically censors certain aspects of the game, unless you use cheats (built in to the Universe BIOS usually) to enable things like fatalities and blood. Many games are affected by this, ranging from Metal Slug to Samurai Shodown.

 

As far as emulators go, take your pick: MAME, Kawaks, FBA/FBA Shuffle, Nebula. I really wouldn't recommend NeoRAGEx in this day and age, because it uses non-standard sets and does not support encrypted sets (all post-1999 games starting with King of Fighters '99 and Garou: Mark of the Wolves). Like you are undoubtedly aware, it's hopelessly outdated nowadays and its unofficial hacks can't fix its most crippling flaws.

 

I wouldn't recommend Nebula either, because it hasn't been updated in ages and doesn't support games like Samurai Shodown V Special, and has other issues with detecting even official sets. Also, most if not all emulators these days have the option to only show the games that you have, instead of all the games that the emulator supports. Personally, I use FBA Shuffle because certain aspects of other emulators just plain irk me. Your mileage may vary.

 

P.S. Before you go "omg online play!11", AFAIK, said online play in Kawaks is through Kaillera. Said implementeation is poor, not to mention ancient, and only works properly for the select few, which has made me dub it "something Satan coded just for teh lulz". Someone correct me if I'm wrong, though. Few have dared.

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Great news, thanks for the info., i'll check out all of them starting with Kawaks since i didn't know that about it.

 

I prefer local multiplayer for fighting games and, in general, arcade games. That's why i'm building a compendium of shumps, fighting games, etc. on a computer that which i'll hook up to my TV and use GameEX for a arcade-like front end.

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Why would you want to play console mode over arcade? Censorship and only 4 credits vs no censorship and unlimited credits. i think arcade mode wins.

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Why would you want to play console mode over arcade? Censorship and only 4 credits vs no censorship and unlimited credits. i think arcade mode wins.

Well, Most fighting games have a Training Mode when run in Console Mode, at least. Other than that, Arcade mode is always the way to go.

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Why would you want to play console mode over arcade? Censorship and only 4 credits vs no censorship and unlimited credits. i think arcade mode wins.

 

Well, more options to choose from, for starters, such as also difficulty select mode, and the training mode Agozer mentioned so i'll learn the mechanics without getting owned by the AI. Surely i'll also want to have the arcade choice for the reasons you mentioned, but definitely not only that. No reason why not to have both versions. B)

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