FAQ

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Even though you have versions that are 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB, etc. they all have over 30,000 games and differ by only a couple thousand even though one drive might be twice as large as another. Also, the descriptions all say that they each have the largest collection of games available. Can you tell me what the real difference between each USB drive collection is and why the 16 GB drive, for example, doesn’t have half as many games as the 32 GB drive? I just want to have the most common, popular, and well known arcade games, and I like that your drives have their own front-ends. I also don’t need multiple builds, versions, labels, etc. of each game, if that makes a difference. Given these presences, would the 16 GB drive fit my needs, or would I need something else? Thank you.

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The 30,000 drives have all the smallest games, I add more to the larger drives. A lot of the games have CHD files which can be huge, up to 3GB each so I added as many as I could to fill each size of drive. The difference between each of the smaller drives is basically how many games i can fit on each drive. I haven’t picked out the best / common / well known games at all, they’re all picked by size. I also haven’t removed italian / v.2 / whatever versions as i’m trying to sell these as a complete set. The smaller versions of the collection are there for people who don’t have $150 to spend.

The 16GB drive has the emulator with all the smaller games on it to fill it up. The 32GB drive has the 16TB drive and games with some more larger games, the 64 has the 32 with more, etc. I could pick out games individually for buyers but TBH this is a part time gig for me and the effort involved I don’t have time for due to my full-time employment.

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Do you have a package that includes ROMs for SNES, NES and Sega Genesis PLUS vintage arcade games like Tapper, Frogger, Donkey Kong, Galaga, Ms. Pacman and Quartet? If so I’d be interested – what would be the price? Thanks!

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I have USB drives for Sega, Nintendo etc separately as well as ‘everything I’ve created’ on my 2TB drive.

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Hello, Your product sounds really simple, I’ve been wanting a MAME arcade to play some old games from the 80’s and my wife is a huge fan of the old nintendo and super  nintendo games. For me I’m interested in the old Arcade games like Tron, Spyhunter, Sinistar, Centipede, Donkey Kong series, Paperboy, ninja turtles, X-men, etc. and maybe some old sega games like Herzog zwei, Where as my wife would love playing all the super mario brothers games and star wars games. So I guess my question is do you have these available , and or Which product would you recommend that would give us access to a lot of the 80s arcade and console games.
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All the games you mention are on the 2TB drive… it’s a 1980’s gaming heaven 🙂

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Hi, can this be used on any pc or is a raspberry pie strong enough to handle this amount of games. Can it be used on any front end e.g launchbox? Also on the 2TB your full collection ruffly how many games are on there?

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The emulators on my drives are designed to work inside any Windows OS but all the games should work with emulators / front ends for Pi or anything else. As for it being ‘strong enough’ the MAME games were all written for far smaller CPU’s and are actually very easily ran on more modern hardware. The 2TB drive has over 150,000 games with almost 40,000 of them being the MAME Arcade games.

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Can you save MAME and other arcade emulator game states using this? I got a raspberry pi and it can’t save MAME, which makes it kind worthless to me, other than for NES and SNES. I thought I just wanted to play NES, but then I realized that NES was kind of a consolation prize for kids that couldn’t go to the arcade, where all of the real games were. I like playing the arcade stuff, but there’s gotta be saved states. To quote some random person from online, “Now that I’m grown up, I don’t have time to beat Ghouls and Ghosts in a single sitting.” I eventually want to get a small windows computer, so that I can have a Raspberry Pi like solution, but can save game states and browse the web. Is this something I can drop directly on a mini windows computer with minimal effort, or is it stuck on the flash drive?

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Everything can be copied to another drive of a larger size and ran from there. Saves shouldn’t be an issue on the drive though, unless it’s out of space.

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How do I setup a drive like this for Retropie? Are there specific addresses I need to know to tell the Retropie to look in for it to see the games or do I need to somehow transfer everything to another hard drive that’s been setup with retropie folders to put things in?

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It’s just a case of letting Retropie know where the games are, pointing the ‘games directories manager’ (or whatever the term is for retropie) inside retropie to the correct locations should work. in MAME it’s under ‘Directories’.

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I have a 4 player table top dreamcade arcade table. So I just install the flash drive and it will work with it?

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It will work if is has a Windows operating system. Other emulators are available for MAME and these games will work with them.

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Your Hyperspin setup – you mention not all the games work, what do you mean by that?

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I’ve downloaded as many games as I can find from several places online, and I’ve noticed that some don’t work with some emulators. Some won’t work with the chosen emulators I’ve used inside Hyperspin. I’ve kept those games around because they may work with another emulator, either included or yet to be released. My thought is that YOUR particular game, the one you’ve been searching for for years is here, but the emulator I’ve chosen doesn’t work as it should… well, I’m guessing you’d go out of your way to find an emulator that does. It may be here. I’m not going to remove a game because I can’t get it to work, that would be unfair. Just because it isn’t working right now doesn’t mean it won’t work later. That’s not the games fault, that’s the fault of the emulator… and they change constantly.
I haven’t checked all games. There are simply too many. This is a part-time hobby for me and there’s only so much time I can give it (without getting divorced 🙂 ) If you find a game that doesn’t work with the emulator I’ve chosen, try it with another. Or another. Or another. I’ve included instructions on how to do this, so you get the best chance available to play that game you MUST have.

No Hyperspin setup will promise 100% game compatibility. Don’t take my word for it – Google is an all-seeing eye 🙂

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