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« on: March 02, 2008, 01:13:58 AM »
Make sure you are using the latest version of Yabause before anything else. Once you are sure you do begin the following easy to follow steps.


1.) Open Yabause. Now click Yabause next to the apple on the top of your screen. You'll get a drop down menu, select Preferences...


2.) You will get the following under the General tab. Bios can be left blank as you do not need a bios to play games. Check the site's compatibility list as it'll tell you IF a game requires a bios to run. If the game you want to play does need a bios, and you have a Saturn bios file, then browse to its location here.

If using an original game, have Yabause set to run Cdrom device as shown. Then enter /dev/disk1 in the field above. If you have a iPod, or some other storage device already connected to your Mac and Yabause was unable to run your game, then tray again after changing the number. e.g. /dev/disk1 will then become /dev/disk2, if that didn't work then try /dev/disk3

If using a backup such as a ISO, be sure you have set Yabause to use ISOs instead of the Cdrom device under Cdrom. Also it is best that it is not a BIN. I personally have never gotten one to work. But the second I converted them to ISO, Bingo!

Moreover if mounting CD images, be sure to set Yabause to CD mode since virtual drives are just that. An imaginary CD drive with imaginary CD inside it.


3.) Simply make sure all the settings under the Video/Sound tab look like above


4.) Want to save games, then select 32 Mbit Backup Ram under Memory.
The 32 Mbit Dram is your RAM expansion cart that Capcom & SNK games made use of. Secondly you'll need enter where you want your backup RAM to be saved. If you enter what you see in the image above, it'll create a file called Internal in a folder called Yabause in your Applications folder.


5.) Once that is all done, have your game ready. Select emulation from the top menu and select Run from the drop down menu.



I would recommend using your actual games, as it's the only sure way, unless you have other means of testing your CD images. If a game loads up as an audio CD and has an inaccurate number of tracks this actually means Yabause hasn't found your game at all. If you have followed all of these steps and plan on using a backup of a game and not the actual CD, and the game still doesn't work the backup is at fault or simply doesn't work on Yabause.

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« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2008, 08:20:16 AM »
Thanks Cobra for these detail explanation and screenshot

but.....
I still got white screen............
I am using ISO. On Window it works well,but Mac... no...

I am Using MacOSX 10

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« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2008, 11:17:08 PM »
but.....
I still got white screen............
I am using ISO. On Window it works well,but Mac... no...

I am Using MacOSX 10


Do you get sound but no picture? For Mac OS X 10 I had to change Dummy Video Interface to Open GL under video core in Video/Sound to get rid of the white screen.

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« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2008, 06:49:49 AM »
Wow.  Thank you Cobra.  That looks like exactly what we need in order to get the preferences right.  I tried all the things and lets just say I think i'm getting closer.  

I am not there yet though, because I cannot figure out how to convert .bin files to .iso files.  I also have .cue but that seems to be not mentioned anywhere on these forums (I tried it, but it didnt work)

I did all the things you suggested, but came up with a black screen instead of a white screen (getting closer).  trying to figure out how to convert .bin to .iso.  I'm going to continue googling it, but if theres an easy solution that you wanted to suggest i'd love you forever.

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« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2008, 08:06:08 PM »
There shouldn't be any reason for the exact same iso to run in the Win version of    Yabause and not the OS X version. Above are all the settings there are to set-up, so if a game still doesn't work that's it I'm afraid. Nothing else can be done.

As for bin/cue to iso conversion, try this out
http://gavin.mclelland.ca/2007/10/04/convert_bincue_to_iso_on_mac_osx/

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« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2009, 01:11:11 PM »
Damn, too bad there isn't any way for me to edit my original post.
Should I repost the pics down here or re-post this guide with fresh links?

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« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2009, 01:14:22 PM »
Or you can post your guide on the Yabause wiki: http://wiki.yabause.org/

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« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2009, 01:35:38 PM »
Great idea! I'll get onto it when time permits.

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« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2009, 03:54:46 AM »
There you go, I have now added it to the Yabause wiki FAQ. ^^

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« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2009, 04:56:59 AM »
The furthest I can get to anything working on my mac is a flickering screen. I've only tried two games but they're both from the compatibility section on this website so I really can't seem to figure out why it isn't working.

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« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2009, 11:51:34 AM »
I'll see if I can help. So you already followed all the steps now found on the Wiki?
http://wiki.yabause.org/index.php5?title=FAQ/0006

If so, what games are you trying to run (title & region). Are they the original CDs or Backups?

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« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2009, 08:33:15 PM »
Hmmmm........I've done everything from the guide but I'm using files that I downloaded from the net that started out as cue and bin files which I converted to isos. Maybe they arent' working files or something. The games I'm trying are Shining Force 3 USA and Dragon Force USA

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« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2009, 10:51:23 PM »
Ok so I found out that the text in the CUE file gave shining force a different title than what the BIN was called. I changed the text in the CUE file to match the name of the BIN file and now instead of the flickering screen I'm just getting a blank black screen.

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« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2009, 11:26:56 PM »
I GOT IT TO WORK!!!!!!!!!! Although the image has a dark blue tint to it so it's a little hard to see the screen. It was really simple actually there was just a step I was missing.

After converting the file to an iso it was necessary to physically mount the disk image before selecting the CUE file to run in Yabause. Before, I was simply trying to run the ISO file itself by selecting it in the preferences menu in Yabause.

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« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2009, 03:24:35 AM »
Strange......I downloaded a different CUE BIN set for Shining Force and now the screen looks absolutely perfect......no blue tint on the screen at all. I'm psyched.