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Final Burn Legends 1.4


This is an update to Final Burn Legends originally ported by nes6502. Many core components have been updated to the latest PC version of FBA and it also uses elements from FBANext by lantus and code from the skilled community over at the Neosource forums. Many new ROMsets have been added and several games are now working that either didn't before or had issues that are now fixed. In addition, this release contains Xbox-optimised PGM drivers by iq_132 and a new default skin by Neil222. Updated DATs are included in the tools/ folder of the release package. If you have any questions or comments post them here. Please see notes below the changelog for downloads, installation and other important information.








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Whats New:


- PGM games added: (by iq_132)

Ketsui Kizuna Jigoku Tachi


DoDonPachi Dai-Ou-Jou

DoDonPachi Dai-Ou-Jou Black Label

Oriental Legend Special Plus

Knights of Valour Superheroes


- PGM games now working: (by iq_132)

Oriental Legend

Oriental Legend Super

The Killing Blade

Knights of Valour

Real and Fake / Photo Y2K


- Simple 156 games added: (by iq_132)

Chain Reaction

Charlie Ninja

Joe & Mac Returns


Party Time: Gonta the Diver II / Ganbare! Gonta!! 2


- Galeco games added: (by iq_132)

Thunder Hoop



- Gaelco games now working: (by iq_132)

Biomechanical Toy

Maniac Square (prototype)


- Seta 2 games now working: (by kenshiro)

Guardians / Denjin Makai II

Mobile Suit Gundam EX Revue

Deer Hunting

Turkey Hunting USA

Wakakusamonogatari Mahjong Yonshimai

Trophy Hunting - Bear & Moose

Wing Shooting Championship


Mahjong G-Taste

Tetris the Absolute The Grand Master 2

Tetris the Absolute The Grand Master 2 Plus


- Other Games Added:

Alien Sector

Angel Kids

Asuka & Asuka

Bonze Adventure

Bouncing Balls


Cosmic Avenger

Dark Tower


Dragon Buster

Egg Hunt

Fire Shark


Ginga NinkyouDen

Haunted Castle


Knuckle Bash 2

Kokontouzai Eto Monogatari

Marine Boy


Maze of Flott


Miyasu Nonki no Quiz 18-Kin

Mogura Desse

Onna Sansirou - Typhoon Gal

Rally Bike / Dash Yarou

Sky Army

Sky Kid

Snap Jack

Space Position

Space Raider

Speed Spin


Success Joe

Tetris (D.R. Korea)

The Amazing Adventures of Mr. F. Lea

U.N. Defense Force: Earth Joker

Varia Metal

Victorious Nine



WOW New Fantasia


- Other Games Now Working:


Blood Bros.

Sky Smasher

Tiger Heli

Lady Bug


Mazinger Z

Ultra Balloon


- Also many updated sets and new clones of existing sets added.


- Game Fixes:

Mogura - input fixed.

Double Dragon - speed fixed.

Power Instinct - speed fixed.

F-1 Dream - graphics fixed.

Gun.Smoke - speed fixed.

S.P.Y. - speed fixed.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - 4-player input fixed.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 - 4-player input fixed.

Ultraman - speed fixed.

Hexion - dipswitches fixed.

Metal Slug 5 - parent set fixed.

Crime Fighters - input fixed.

Dynasty Warriors - input fixed.

Bullet - input fixed (right stick to shoot)

D-Con - input fixed

SD Gundam Psycho Salamander - input fixed

Last Mission - graphics fixed

Heavyweight Champ - input fixed

Mars - input fixed (right stick to shoot)


- Screen rotation angle fixed. (thanks to Neo369 & PhilExile)


- Hardware filter bug fixed.


- Dipswitch and input updates for several games (by BisonSAS)


- Screen size default can now be set in main video options.

Individual game sizes will override this and can still be set in the

in-game menu as before. (see note below)


- Preset screen sizes for the Darius, Ninja Warriors, and Pac-man games.

(The super-wide games should look pretty perfect on a 16:9 TV now)


- Widescreen Fix option for 4:3 display on 16:9 screen.


- Cabinet marquees can now be displayed on the ROM browser screen.


- Option to toggle video preview sound.


- New default skin, Blue Fire Arcade. (by Neil222)


- White screen issue with image viewer is fixed in default skin. (by Neil222)


- Screenshots and marquees are available to download in a separate

'FBL Extras' package. I STRONGLY recommend downloading this as it improves

the look and feel of the interface immensely.




This is NOT an upgrade install and a clean installation is highly recommended. If you simply try to copy the files over an earlier version you will most likely experience problems. Game specific configs can easily be copied across from a previous installation. Please only report issues if you are running a clean install.


When setting the default screen size using the new feature it's important to keep in mind that vertical games will rotate your settings by 90 degrees, so the horizontal width will become the vertical height when rotated etc. Just play with the settings until you find a happy medium that fills your screen both ways.


A good note from the original author is worth repeating:

RELEASE THE SOURCE! Don't take mine or anyone else's work and not release the source. Everyone should get to benefit and future developers should be able to improve the code whenever current development stops.




Unfortunately xbins is still offline to uploads so this is something of a pre-release. Below are links to the marquee and screenshot pack, and the sourcecode. Due to forum rules I am unable to provide a link to the compiled binaries however if you're able to use the other links you can find the emulator package using 5VEESO4A. This is only a temporary measure and I will upload the release to xbins as soon as I am able to.


FBL 1.4 Emulator:

(See above)


FBL Extras: (marquees & screenshots)



FBL 1.4 Source:




Many thanks to:

- nes6502 for his excellent Xbox port of FBA.

- iq_132 for the Xbox PGM drivers and countless other driver additions.

- kenshiro for his updated drivers and fixes.

- The Neosource community for many FBA code updates and fixes.

- lantus for FBANext

- Treble Winner for the updated FBA

- Neil222 for his help and the new default skin.

- Neo369 and PhilExile for the rotation fix.

- Special thanks to neoryu for his testing and support.

- And to Alinky for her HDTV and patience.

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Nice work +T+ and iq, and everyone else :) Happy to see finally an FBL update.


+T+, can you tell me if the following Neogeo sets works in 1080 mode (except decrypted sets):


Metal Slug 5 (JAMMA PCB)



The King of Fighters 2003 (JAMMA PCB)

Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon 2003 (The King of Fighters 2001 bootleg set 2)

Metal Slug 5 (bootleg)

The King of Fighters Special Edition 2004 Plus (The King of Fighters 2002 bootleg)


If it doesn't, this is my mission ^^

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I'm trying to create a full romset, but get some messages when the datfile is loaded.


I had the same problem in previous builds of FBL and posted over at UG. Here's a quote...


When I add the clrmame.dat and load it in clrmamepro I get the following messages...


1.Double Description


Set: JoJo no Kimyouna Bouken

Name: jojoa


Issue: Double description


Description will be changed to 'JoJo no Kimyouna Bouken_0'!


Ok To All or it won't continue


2.Double Rom Found


Set: JoJo no Kimyouna Bouken

Name: jojoa


Issue: Double description


Description will be changed to 'JoJo no Kimyouna Bouken_0'!


Ok To All or it won't continue


3.Can't merge set due to equal names for different ROM hashes


Set: The Combatribes (US set 1?)

Name: ctribe1

ROM: 28a15-2.ic25


Issue: Can't merge set due to equal names for different ROM hashes


Press yes to remove parent/clone relationship or no to force split-merge mode.


Do I press Yes or No ?


4.Possible wrong nodump definition found


Set: WWF Superstars (Europe)

Name: wwfsstar

ROM: 24a4-0.58


Issue: Possible wrong nodump definition found


A valid checksum for it within its parent/clone relationship was found though.

Insert found checksum instead of using the 'nodump'?


Yes or No?


and this is the answer I was given...


get datutil from here http://www.logiqx.com/Tools/

run from command line

datutil.exe -q -s -f li -o output.dat input.dat

for double description click ok to all

Issue: Can't merge set due to equal names for different ROM hashes

no to all(split-merge mode)


I just want to make sure this is all correct, when making the romset.

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