ITS HERE! CoinOps Forgotten Worlds 3 – Britneyspairs does it AGAIN!! This is the “GEMS” Version (just shy of 10gb) for your PC Gaming pleasure!. Simply download, plug in your Xbox 360 controller and your ready to roll with this FULLY LOADED retro arcade front end, and wont look out of place in your arcade cabinet!
FROM THE DEVS…
Welcome to CoinOPS Forgotten Worlds! This is built with its own unique look and feel and even has its own bezel art. Many games, like Ikari Warriors, have unique control enhancements (commando style, unless you use the right stick and then its robotron style). This is built to be family friendly to bring back the forgotten worlds of the arcades….and yes, it has a touch of the best of the best consoles as well. Enjoy! – BP
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: Use the folder – ‘Fixes for CFW not working!!!’ and install ‘/DirectX 9/DXSETUP.exe’ if the games will not open and ‘vc_redist.x86.exe’ if CFW will not open.
Q: What is the difference between the Gems and Packed Editions?
A: Gems has the fewest games, then Gems Plus then Packed has the most. Gems and Gems Plus are designed to be a single layer of mixed games/consoles with the focus on arcades and some console classics. Gems Plus has lots more games than Gems but is built with the same structure. The idea with the smaller version is quality over quantity. Packed is separated by consoles and has a ton of games for many different systems.
Q: Can I talk to the CFW developers and the community? Can I make requests for future versions of CFW?
A: Yes! Join the Discord community here > https://discord.gg/dvDVWHD
Q: Which controllers are supported?
A: Nearly any controller can be used, but by default this is pre-configured for standard MAME controls and XBOX 360/XBOX 1 controllers.
Q: Why can’t I change my default controls and have them saved?
A: You will need to run ‘- DEFAULT CONTROLS Unlocked.bat’ to do this. See below. This is locked to stop MAME from removing mapping when no joystick is plugged in (both Player one and Two).
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).
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?
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 many more settings in MAME by opening \emulators\mame\mame.exe (or mame64.exe).
Q: What are the default keys in CFW? How can I change them?
A: Keys in CFW be changed by modifying controls.conf.
Launch Game = A or Start on controller / 1 or Enter on keyboard
Random Game = Y on controller / R on keyboard
Favorite Games = I to add games, O to remove games (not mapped for controller by default)
Letter Up = Left Shoulder button on controller
Letter Down = Right Shoulder button on controller
Change Game = Left/Right
Change Playlist = Up/Down
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 CFW = Q or Esc on keyboard or use Shutdown in the Settings
Q: How do I change basic settings?
A: In CoinOPS Forgotten Worlds Gems and Gems Plus, scroll above the top playlist (F1 on keyboard) or scroll below the bottom playlist (F2 on keyboard). There is a hidden settings playlist. You can run ‘- SETTINGS Disable.bat’ to remove the Settings from CFW.
Q: How do I fine tune the layout of CoinOPS Forgotten Worlds?
A: There are many BAT files in the ‘Advanced Configs’ folder to configure how CFW looks and feels. See below for descriptions.
Q: How do I reduce game slowdown?
A: The best way is to turn off bezel and CRT effects. The following BAT files will help you do this: ‘- LCD (4×3).bat’ or ‘- LCD.bat’ or ‘- Fastest Scanlines (4×3).bat’ or ‘- Fastest Scanlines.bat’.
Q: Why does it not start with all games shown?
A: It is set to start in the Favorites playlist. This can be changed to start in the All Games playlist in the Advanced Configs folder.
Q: How can I use the 64 bit version of MAME?
A: It is set to start in 32 bit, but this can be changed in the Advanced Configs folder.
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.bat’ – Restores Settings, Skin, Controllers, etc.. back to defaults.
Q: How do I change the advanced look and feel of CFW?
A: These are MAME video effect 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 advanced MAME video effect options:
‘- Screen Curvature No Scanlines.bat’ – CRT curve with no scanlines
‘- Screen Curvature with Bloom Scanlines.bat’ – CRT curve with blooming scanlines
‘- Screen Curvature with Sharp Scanlines.bat’ – CRT curve with sharp scanlines
‘- Screen No Curvature No Scanlines.bat’ – No CRT curve with no scanlines
‘- Screen No Curvature with Bloom Scanlines.bat’ – No CRT curve with blooming scanlines
‘- Screen No Curvature with Sharp Scanlines.bat’ – No CRT curve with sharp scanlines
These are main GUI skin options:
‘- Skin Horizontal Art Playlist.bat’ – Unique artwork and quick playlist selection with horizontal logos
‘- Skin Horizontal Art.bat’ – Unique artwork with horizontal logos
‘- Skin Horizontal Fillscreen.bat’ – Full screen video with horizontal Logos *Vertical game videos fill the screen
‘- Skin Horizontal Fullscreen.bat’ – Full screen video with horizontal Logos *Vertical game videos are correct aspect
‘- Skin Wheel Art Playlist.bat’ – Unique artwork and quick playlist selection with wheel logos
‘- Skin Wheel Art.bat’ – Unique Artwork with wheel logos
‘- Skin Wheel Fillscreen.bat’ – Full screen video with wheel logos *Vertical Game videos fill the screen
‘- Skin Wheel Fullscreen.bat’ – Full screen video with wheel logos *Vertical Game videos are correct aspect
‘- Skin Wheel Left Fillscreen.bat’ – Full screen video with Wheel Logos *Vertical Game videos are correct aspect and to the left side of the wheel
These are the additional settings:
‘- 32 bit MAME.bat’ – Make MAME games play in 32 bit
‘- 64 bit MAME.bat’ – Make MAME games play in 64 bit *faster for compatible processors
‘- DEFAULT CONTROLS Locked.bat’ – Restore the default Controls to the standard MAME and Xbox 360 mapped controls each time CFW boots
‘- DEFAULT CONTROLS Unlocked.bat’ – Default controls can be modified by user
‘- INTRO Video Disable.bat’ – When starting, don’t play an intro video
‘- INTRO Video Enable.bat’ – When starting, play an intro video
‘- SETTINGS Disable.bat’ – Remove settings from GUI
‘- SETTINGS Enable.bat’ – Enable settings in GUI
‘- SETTINGS Shutdown Forgotten Worlds’ – The settings menu Shutdown will shutdown CoinOPS Forgotten Worlds and return to Windows
‘- SETTINGS Shutdown Windows’ – The settings menu Shutdown will shutdown Windows
‘- START All Games.bat’ – CFW starts in All Games playlist
‘- START Favorite Games.bat’ – CFW starts in Favorite Games playlist