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CoinOps Next – Frequently Asked Questions
November 17, 2019
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***** Additional Resources and Documentation *****

RetroFE – The front end for CoinOPS
http://www.retrofe.nl/wiki/doku.php

MAME – The game emulator for Arcade and many Console Games
https://docs.mamedev.org

***** Frequently Asked Questions *****

Q: What are the minimum system requirements?
A: Not much! Windows Vista or newer, Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable (x86), DirectX 9.

Q: It’s not working! Where can I get help?
A: The basic software that needs to be installed is in the folder ‘- Fixes when not working!!!’. Install ‘vc_redist.x86.exe’ if CoinOPS will not open and ‘/DirectX 9/DXSETUP.exe’ if the games will not open .

Q: Can I talk to the CoinOPS developers and the community? Can I make requests for future versions of CoinOPS?
A: Yes! Join the Discord community!

Q: How can I access The CoinOPS Project on Discord?
A: https://discord.gg/YnWPefM

Q: Which controllers are supported?
A: Basically any controller can be used, but by default this is pre-configured for XBOX 360/XBOX 1 controllers and standard MAME controls for 2 players.

Q: Why can't I change my default controls and have them saved?
A: You will need to run ‘- Advanced Configs- DEFAULT CONTROLS Unlocked.bat’ to do this. This is locked to stop MAME from removing mapping when no gamepads are plugged in.

Q: How can I restore default controller mapping?
A: Run ‘Restore Xbox Controllers.bat’. This will restore the controllers for Player 1 and Player 2 (Restore Defaults.bat also will do this and more).

Q: How can I connect my PS3 controller and use it as an Xbox 360 Controller?
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Q: My USB controllers/light guns keep changing player order. How can I assign a controller to a player position?
A: Here is documentation for MAME to use "stable controller IDs".
http://www.ultimarc.com/AimTra…..0Guide.pdf
https://docs.mamedev.org/advan…..cemap.html

Q: How do I modify arcade cheats, default controls, game controls and other settings when playing games?
A: For games running in MAME, click in the Left and Right thumbsticks at the same time or press TAB during game play. You can modify additional settings in MAME by opening emulatorsmamemame.exe (or mame64.exe).

Q: How do I remove consoles games and make it arcade only?
A: You can run the ‘-  Restore Defaults (Consoles Disabled).bat’ or go into advanced settings and run the ‘- CONSOLE Disable.bat’.

Q: What are the default keys in CoinOPS? How can I change them?
A: Keys in CFW be changed by modifying controls.conf. Some of these change depending on the GUI skin you choose.

Launch Game = A or Start on controller / 1 or Enter on keyboard
Random Game = Y on controller / R on keyboard
Letter Up = Right Shoulder button on controller
Letter Down = Left Shoulder button on controller
Change Game = UP/DOWN
Change System = LEFT/RIGHT
Favorites/All Games = X / B on controller
Options/Mapping (In Game only) = Left+Right Thumbstick Click on controller / TAB on keyboard
Quit Game = Back+Start on controller / Q or Esc on keyboard
Quit CoinOPS = Q or Esc on keyboard / use Shutdown in the Settings

Q: I have an older PC. How do I reduce game slowdown?
A: The best way is to turn off bezel and CRT effects. The following BAT files in “- Advanced Configs’ folder will help you do this:
‘- LCD (4×3).bat’ or ‘- LCD.bat’ or ‘- Fastest Scanlines (4×3).bat’ or ‘- Fastest Scanlines.bat’.

Q: How do I start Utra Street Fighter 4 in Fullscreen?
A: You will need press Alt+Enter while in game this will be saved from then on.

Q: Why does Ultra Street Fighter 4 not boot?
A: The file was deleted by your virus scanner. Extract this file from Emulators/Ultra Street Fighter IV/steam_api.rar but ensure your virus scanner wont delete this file.

Q: Can I use the 32 bit version of MAME?
A: You will need to run ‘- Advanced Configs- 32 Bit.bat’ to do this. It is defaulted to using the 64 bit version of MAME but the 32 bit version has better compatibility across PCs.

Q: How do I reset all the settings back to default?
A: These are the restoration options:
‘- Restore Xbox Controllers.bat’ – Restores controller settings back to defaults.
‘-  Restore Defaults’ – Restores Settings, Skin, Controllers, etc.. back to defaults and Turns on Console Games.

Q: How do I fine tune the look and feel of CFW?
A: There are simple modes in the GUI however there are more in advanced Settings, like…
These are the basic MAME video effects options:
‘- Bezels CRT (Glass).bat’ – CRT effects with a glass panel look plus unique bezels
‘- Bezels CRT.bat’  – CRT effects plus unique bezels
‘- Bezels LCD.bat’ – Sharp pixel look plus unique bezels
‘- Cabinet CRT (Glass).bat’ – CRT effects with a glass panel look plus a set cabinet bezel
‘- Cabinet CRT.bat’ – CRT effects plus a set cabinet bezel
‘- Cabinet LCD.bat’ – Sharp pixel look plus a set cabinet bezel
‘- CRT (4×3).bat’ – 4×3 CRT effects
‘- CRT.bat’ – CRT effects
‘- Fastest Scanlines (4×3).bat’ – 4×3 CRT effects *Faster but not as authentic
‘- Fastest Scanlines.bat’ – CRT effects *Faster but not as authentic
‘- LCD (4×3).bat’ – 4×3 Sharp pixel look
‘- LCD.bat’ – Sharp pixel look
‘- LCDSoft (4×3).bat’ – Smooth pixel look
‘- LCDsoft.bat’ – Smooth pixel look
‘- Make CRT Sharper.bat’ – Make CRT effects sharper with less Bloom and Blur effects *Does not work with Fastest Scanlines

These are the advanced MAME video effects options:
‘- Screen Curvature No Scanlines.bat’ – CRT curve effect with no scanlines
‘- Screen Curvature with Bloom Scanlines.bat’ – CRT curve effect with blooming scanlines
‘- Screen Curvature with Sharp Scanlines.bat’ – CRT curve effect with sharp scanlines
‘- Screen No Curvature No Scanlines.bat’ – No CRT curve effect and no scanlines
‘- Screen No Curvature with Bloom Scanlines.bat’ – No CRT curve effect with blooming scanlines
‘- Screen No Curvature with Sharp Scanlines.bat’ – No CRT curve with sharp scanlines

November 21, 2019
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With the Coinop Next build do I need to keep all versions of Coinops 1-2-3? Does the Coinop Next build have all the games found in the earlier versions?
Thanks
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November 24, 2019
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hi guys new, here coming over from launchbox.  What do i need to download to get this setup if i want both consoles and arcade to work together?

 

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Quote from steved61 on November 21, 2019, 1:28 pm

With the Coinop Next build do I need to keep all versions of Coinops 1-2-3? Does the Coinop Next build have all the games found in the earlier versions?
Thanks
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No, CoinOps Next is standalone, just as were the previous versions.

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Quote from tallpr24 on November 24, 2019, 7:12 pm

hi guys new, here coming over from launchbox.  What do i need to download to get this setup if i want both consoles and arcade to work together?

 

The base pack and a load of add-ons ?

December 22, 2019
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I'm loving CoinOPS Next, has made replicating what I have on SBCs onto PC so much easier.

Is there a guide to adding a new Emulator anywhere?

A list of what is needed ansd where it needs to go would be great,

I am trying to put together an Atari ST pack and would just like to know that I am trying to put stuff in the right places.

Thanks

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Quote from Soulkiss on December 22, 2019, 5:48 pm

I am trying to put together an Atari ST pack and would just like to know that I am trying to put stuff in the right places.

Thanks

The guys and a few others are streaming packs out – Im sure it will come within a couple of weeks – not sure on how to add emulators sorry

February 5, 2020
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how can i set "exit from game" with a combo like Start+A ???  (like the retropie)

February 17, 2020
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Do the "add on packs" / "updates" need to be installed in a particular order?

February 24, 2020
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Could you please update the invite link for your discord?

Trying to get a couple of things sorted out, namely Genesis pack not showing up and nothing from Naomi pack being able to launch. Many thanks.

February 24, 2020
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I need help. I have downloaded coin ops arcadia 5 arcade and coin ops next arcade addition. My arcade cabinet is older running 32 bit os. FAQ says to run 32 bit batch file for 32 bit mame to run as default is 64 bit version. Neither download has the 32 bit batch file. Can you help me locate this file?

Thanks,

Lonnie

April 2, 2020
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The emulated ps2 does not close when I press the start and select buttons on the xbox one control, help me please.

coinops next..

all the others are closing perfectly.

April 7, 2020
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How do i access the emulator settings for the Gamecube games/Dolphin emulator ?

April 9, 2020
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Quote from pppaulie_s on February 17, 2020, 6:59 am

Do the "add on packs" / "updates" need to be installed in a particular order?

some need that.

Like PC Game packs.

First the PC Games Base pack by madman. Then others.

 

April 11, 2020
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All the information about adding stuff to RetroFE is on the wiki http://www.retrofe.nl/wiki/doku.php

Pretty much everything is there to add "packs" (collections) to the retrofe frontend.

April 27, 2020
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Does coinops next come with attract mode or do I need to install it separately? I ran the enable attract mode bat file but didn't get attract mode.

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Quote from gegegege on April 27, 2020, 5:09 pm

Does coinops next come with attract mode or do I need to install it separately? I ran the enable attract mode bat file but didn't get attract mode.

You are getting confused.

"attract mode" in retrofe (retrofe is the frontend, CoinOps is a theme that sits on top) is what the "autoscroll" feature is named.

Basically, it just randomly scrolls through the games and stops on a random game. This is used to "attract" a player to play a game.

It is NOT the frontend of the same name.

May 11, 2020
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Hi.

I am not expecting a crystal ball or anything but does anyone know if there has been an announcement whether or not the packs will work with Next Version 2.

Failing that historically have old packs worked with new versions?

Cheers

Mike

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If you know the layout and understand how retrofe works, any pack from any front-end can be made to work with retrofe.

August 28, 2020
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Hey guys, I dowloaded everything and extracted EVERYTHING but when I try to launch the application file and bypass the protection and choose run anyway nothing happens. In other works the application file won’t run. Any advice? Thanks in advance!

November 25, 2021
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hi , how do i set the default folder when coin ops next starts

i know about this firstCollection = Main

but 

i want it to show the last section i was in if possible when it starts.

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