“This is the shit right here!”, thats the first thing we heard from one of the Punks mouths when he checked out the CoinOps Forgotten Worlds 3 Packed edition – apparently – that means “its sick” (Translate: “Wow, this is most excellent and really has blown my mind!”) – The CoinOPS FW Guys really have excelled themselves this time – its what we would consider an ultimate PC Arcade cab front end – I mean JUST LOOK AT IT!…
There’s a whole bunch of add-ons already for this such as Playstation 2, PinBall FX 2 , Naomi and more!
FROM THE DEVS…
Welcome to CoinOPS Forgotten Worlds for PC! 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 the forgotten worlds of the arcades….and yes, it has a touch of the best of the best consoles as well. Enjoy! – BritneysPAIRS
***** Additional Resources and Documentation *****
RetroFE – The front end for CoinOPS Forgotten Worlds
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 for CFW not working!!!’. Install ‘vc_redist.x86.exe’ if CFW will not open and ‘/DirectX 9/DXSETUP.exe’ if the games 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 with some console classics. Gems Plus has a lot more games than Gems, but is built with the same structure. Packed is separated by consoles and has a ton of games for many different systems. The idea with Gems is quality over quantity.
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!
Q: How can I access The CoinOPS Project on Discord?
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: What are the default keys in CFW? 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
Favorite Games = I to add games, O to remove games (not mapped for controller by default)
Letter Up = Right Shoulder button on controller
Letter Down = Left Shoulder button on controller
Change Game = Left/Right
Change Playlist = Up/Down / 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 CFW = Q or Esc on keyboard / use Shutdown in the Settings
Q: How do I change basic settings?
A: In CoinOPS Forgotten Worlds Gems and Gems Plus, scroll past the top playlist (F1 on keyboard) or scroll past the bottom playlist (F2 on keyboard). There is a hidden settings playlist. You can run ‘\Advanced Configs\- SETTINGS Disable.bat’ to remove the Settings from CFW.
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\- START All Games.bat’ to do this. It is set to start in the Favorites playlist by default.
Q: Can I use the 64 bit version of MAME?
A: You will need to run ‘\Advanced Configs\- 64 bit MAME.bat’ to do this. It is defaulted to using the 32 bit version of MAME for 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.bat’ – Restores Settings, Skin, Controllers, etc.. back to defaults.
Q: How do I fine tune the look and feel of CFW?
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
These are the 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 are to the left side of the wheel
These are the additional settings:
‘- 32 bit MAME.bat’ – Run MAME in 32 bit
‘- 64 bit MAME.bat’ – Run MAME in 64 bit *faster for compatible processors
‘- SNES Speedhack.bat’ – Run SNES in the Retroarch core as its faster but you lose some features
‘- SNES Standard’ – Run SNES in the Mame core
‘- DEFAULT CONTROLS Locked.bat’ – Restore the default controls for Xbox 360 gamepads and standard MAME mapping each time CFW boots
‘- DEFAULT CONTROLS Unlocked.bat’ – Default controls can be modified by user *gamepad mapping will be erased by MAME if you run it without controllers plugged in
‘- INTRO Video Disable.bat’ – When starting CFW, don’t play an intro video
‘- INTRO Video Enable.bat’ – When starting CFW, play an intro video
‘- SETTINGS Disable.bat’ – Remove Settings from GUI
‘- SETTINGS Enable.bat’ – Enable Settings in GUI
‘- SETTINGS Shutdown Forgotten Worlds’ – The Shutdown setting will close CoinOPS Forgotten Worlds and return to Windows
‘- SETTINGS Shutdown Windows’ – The Shutdown setting will shutdown Windows and turn off your PC
‘- START All Games.bat’ – CFW starts in All Games playlist
‘- START Favorite Games.bat’ – CFW starts in Favorite Games playlist
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