Bandit is back with a new updated 2019 version of his NO CLUTTER CLASSICS, Hyperspin Build for Nvidia Shield, a gazillion fixed, some rebuilds and a lot of passion has gone into these builds and instructional video!
One amazing collection to turn your Nvidia Shield-TV into a retro gaming timewarp! This pack includes arcade games and major systems from the late 1970’s to the early 2000’s. This second release has major improvements in scope of the
collection and in terms of overall aesthetic. Each system was given a fleshing out, expanding most systems from 50 to 100 of the best games. (excluding lynx with a limited game release, I tried to minimize repetition).
MAME has been given a lot of love by splitting out genres and decades into menu wheels, since Hyperspin Android does not support sublists at this time. The system preview videos feel more like trailers for the featured games with the game title displayed at the end. I extended the system videos to 5 minutes so when they are on in the background they are not as repetitive.
Creating this pack was a labor of love to send out to the gaming community. These games deserve to be enjoyed by everyone, and to be kept relevant and accessible for future generations. Emulation is an amazing way to do so.
I scoured the web for people referencing their favorite games in each system, or relied on top lists and critic rankings. It was a tiring process to filter out all of the working titles and the correct files for each emulator, but once complete it was spectacular to see all the systems dancing together perfectly. I hope this can be enjoyed, as is, without the hassle I had to sludge through.
All bios files are present within the rom folders. Configuring Retroarch to look for system files in the content directory solves bios related setup on these xml lists. The other stand-alone emulators do not require a bios file to function. Inside of the archive is a hyperspin folder which contains all the settings, media and rom files to launch Hyperspin on Android Shield-TV.
–MAME Golden Era
–MAME 90s and Noughties
–MAME Beat Em Up
–MAME Shoot Em Up
–MAME Run N Gun
–Master list -343 games
–NES -077 games
–SNES -102 games
–N64 -089 games
–Gamecube -034 games
–Gameboy -070 games
–GB Color -088 games
–GB Advance -061 games
–Master Sys. -066 games
–Genesis -052 games
–Saturn -024 games
–Dreamcast -025 games
–Game Gear -046 games
–Playstation -109 games
–PSP -069 games
–Lynx -014 games
–Limited list but easy to add more
The above video shows you how to install – or you can read here:-
Extract these files to the root of a flash drive, or to the root directory of the internal storage of your shield device. You should see a Hyperspin folder inside the “root” or “base” of the drive structure. Thats it for extraction!
All required APK’s are inside Emulator folder within. If you want to get updates install from play store instead.
Install using the supplied APK in emulators folder:
Install these required programs from the play store:
PPSSPP standard version
Install required Retroarch Cores for each system:
Atari Lynx – Handy
MAME – 2010
NES – Nestopia
SNES – SNES9x
GB+ and GBC+ – mGBA (under gameboy advance)
GAMEBOY Advance – VBA NEXT
Dreamcast – Reicast
SMS, Genesis – Genesis Plus GX
Playstation – PCSX reARMed
Enable advanced options under Settings->User Interface->Show Advanced Settings
Enable bios in rom folder at Settings->Saving->System Files are in Content Dir
Setting up a button to exit directly out of retroarch makes it more useable.
I would recommend configuring your hotkeys in Retroarch in a similar fashion:
Enable Hotkeys : Right Joy Click
Menu : Left Joy Click
Exit : Back Button
Load State : L Bumper
Save State : R Bumper
The other hotkeys are very useful but not completely required:
Rewind : L Trigger
Fast Forward : R Trigger
Volume + : Dpad up
Volume – : Dpad down
Savestate + : Dpad right
Savestate – : Dpad left
Configure controllers in all previously mentioned emulators! Retroarch is the easiest to set up controllers, some require more than one layout such as the N64 for some of the FPS games which had strange control schemes.
For specific configuration of the Dolphin emulator I would suggest setting the forced clock speed to 65% under general and turn on all the checkboxes. Under graphics options enable vulkan and at the bottom of the page under hacks turn everything on except immediate xfb. With these settings I am able to play soul calibur at full speed. Only other game that needs adjustments from this is Simpsons Hit’n Run which needs slightly lower clock rate to run at a playable speed.
In situations where you want to add content, you need to manually make the addition of all relevant files into their folders:
-XML entry in the database folder which will be assigning the filename.
-Videos go in video folder with corresponding filename.mp4.
-Themes folder contains filename.zip theme file.
-Wheel art in the Image\wheel folder with corresponding filename.png (logo).
-Artwork3 and Artwork4 which are the boxart and cartridge art, also png.
Pay close attention to capitalization, punctuation and spelling in the filenames. Any difference from the referenced filename in your XML and it will not work.
In order to add more games into the Android wheel you will need an app that gives you the com line to launches that specific Android app directly.
Quickshortcutmaker is the app I used to achieve this, and once you know the command line you simply use that as the filename like you would any rom file. Look at the xml for Android to see an example of the com line you need, and search QSM for the app you want to add to hyperspin.
Other devices running android may be compatible, in those cases you will be able to find hyperspin on the app store and install it. If it does not show up, you are likely not using a compatible device. Try using the APK included as well.
This pack is meant for Hyperspin Android but the ROM files can used in rom browsers that scan folders such as DIG or Arc browser. Those solutions would import their own files for the most part and take up more space for their media.
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