Another great smash from the CoinOps team once again – a great front end -This is built with its own unique look and feel with lots of original bezel art. Many games, like Ikari Warriors, have unique control enhancements (commando style, unless you use the right stick and then its robotron style) that you will not find elsewhere.
This is built to be family friendly; to bring back arcades….and yes, it has a touch of the best of the best consoles as well. Enjoy! – BritneysPAIRS
RetroFE – The front end for CoinOPS
MAME – The game emulator for Arcade and many Console Games
***** 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: 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?
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”.
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 \emulators\mame\mame.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 = Left/Right or UP/DOWN depending on Skin
Favorites/All Games = Up/Down or Left/Right depending on Skin / F1/F2 on keyboard
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 CFW with the All Games playlist?
A: You will need to run ‘\- Advanced Configs\- SETTINGS Start in All.bat’ to do this. It is set to start in the Favorites by default.
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 (Consoles Enabled)’ – Restores Settings, Skin, Controllers, etc.. back to defaults and Turns on Console Games.
‘- Restore Defaults (Consoles Disabled)’ – Restores Settings, Skin, Controllers, etc.. back to defaults and Turns off 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
Title = “CoinOPS Arcadia (Official)”