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Years and years ago, there was a Macross DYRL arcade came...it was a top shooter and it was pretty cool for the time. Then a few years ago, you could download it and play it on your PC with an emulator. Everything worked except for the sound.

Does anyone here still play it or have any idea if there's been an update to the emulator? Does the sound work now?

Sadly, due to my lack of patience and hand-eye coordination, I found it more entertaining than Macross VO.

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Years and years ago, there was a Macross DYRL arcade came...it was a top shooter and it was pretty cool for the time. Then a few years ago, you could download it and play it on your PC with an emulator. Everything worked except for the sound.

Does anyone here still play it or have any idea if there's been an update to the emulator? Does the sound work now?

Sadly, due to my lack of patience and hand-eye coordination, I found it more entertaining than Macross VO.

Was it a top view shooter? I remember that one, but didn't know it was available as a downloadable, emulated game. If it's an older side scroll game, you may want to search for Macross Scrambled Valkyrie.

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Hey, thanks for the info. Damn, have to wait till I get home to check this out....work computers.

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No problem Peter. Sound has been working in MAME since version .57 or so iirc (several years in other words, I think we're up to version .112 about now). On review, the MAWS data is a little bit out of wack in the history and description, but we know better around here :)

One of the local arcades I frequented here in the LA area back in the late 80s and early '90s actually had this game on location and I played the real thing quite a bit (the arcade in question was the famous Pak-Mann, down the street from Pasadena City College on Colorado Blvd - I'll bet that Gubaba among other locals can remember it fondly).

If you need any help with it (erm, *cough*), send me a PM and I'll help get you hooked up B))

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No problem Peter. Sound has been working in MAME since version .57 or so iirc (several years in other words, I think we're up to version .112 about now). On review, the MAWS data is a little bit out of wack in the history and description, but we know better around here :)

One of the local arcades I frequented here in the LA area back in the late 80s and early '90s actually had this game on location and I played the real thing quite a bit (the arcade in question was the famous Pak-Mann, down the street from Pasadena City College on Colorado Blvd - I'll bet that Gubaba among other locals can remember it fondly).

If you need any help with it (erm, *cough*), send me a PM and I'll help get you hooked up B))

Hi Hiriyu, thanks! I will give it a try myself first, and if I get stuck, I'll fire a PM your way, thanks again for the offer!

The first and only time I saw this game in the arcade was maybe 20 years ago. I remember I dumped 10 bucks worth of quarters into the machine and played it over and over again! Haha, back when arcade games used to cost 25 cents!

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I think there was also a Macross Plus top-scrolling arcade game as well.

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I think there was also a Macross Plus top-scrolling arcade game as well.

And don't forget the Macross II one!

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No problem Peter. Sound has been working in MAME since version .57 or so iirc (several years in other words, I think we're up to version .112 about now). On review, the MAWS data is a little bit out of wack in the history and description, but we know better around here :)

One of the local arcades I frequented here in the LA area back in the late 80s and early '90s actually had this game on location and I played the real thing quite a bit (the arcade in question was the famous Pak-Mann, down the street from Pasadena City College on Colorado Blvd - I'll bet that Gubaba among other locals can remember it fondly).

If you need any help with it (erm, *cough*), send me a PM and I'll help get you hooked up B))

Hi Hiriyu,

Thanks! I got it up and running an now I'm happilly reliving my 80's childhood!

Peter

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There is a MAME emulator for android I think. Not sure if the Macross games are supported.

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There is a MAME emulator for android I think. Not sure if the Macross games are supported.

Yeah, there was one for the PSP but the Macross games were not supported. Maybe that changed recently..

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It actually may have changed recently - I think I had just heard that there is a new MAME4ALL Android/IOS port based on a newer MAME version (old MAME4ALL was based on an ancient v.36 build).

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Probably worth giving another try. If I get around to it soon I'll let you know my findings...

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Somebody needs to get these top down shooters on Android ASAP.

Graham

get the "mame4droid reloaded" from play store, its working with macross, tested on my galaxy S3 (jellybean)

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Good to know! I'm going to give it a try.

Did you happen to try the MAME Mac Plus and Mac 2 games, or just the DYRL one?

EDIT: Macross 2 works as well. I tried plus but I think I'm missing an extra .zip for it.

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This past weekend I visited an arcade in the suburbs of Chicago that had the Macross: DYRL arcade game and got to play it. It wasn't too hard and even better, it was free to play.

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This past weekend I visited an arcade in the suburbs of Chicago that had the Macross: DYRL arcade game and got to play it. It wasn't too hard and even better, it was free to play.

What the what? Where?

I don't live there anymore, but I visit a couple times a year.

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Woah, been a while since I visited this thread. I was playing this top shooter a year or so ago, kept on crashing my wife's computer. There's a way to make this game playable on my phone now????

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get the "mame4droid reloaded" from play store, its working with macross, tested on my galaxy S3 (jellybean)

I have the emulator already on my Galaxy S3 but I don't know where to download the roms from...

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I have all three macross mame games working on my S3 now. Mac Plus took a little effort as the emulator complains about one of the ROMs.

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I didn't know there was a top down shooter in the arcades. We never had them in NoCal anyways.

The link above returns a "404"... Is there a good link for the ROM? I would love to play this!

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I don't have the ROMS, but I do have the JAMMA boards, and am building arcade cabinets soon for the DYRL game and the M Plus game. Coin operated and everything.

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I don't have the ROMS, but I do have the JAMMA boards, and am building arcade cabinets soon for the DYRL game and the M Plus game. Coin operated and everything.

That would be awesome, post pics of your build! I never got around to trying this on my phone, seems like an awful lot of work...

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That would be awesome, post pics of your build! I never got around to trying this on my phone, seems like an awful lot of work...

The most work it will be, is in building the cabinets, which I can't do until I'm in the new house. Until then, I'm slowly getting the internal components and parts together. Here's the power and the power switch for what will be the Macross Plus game.

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That's pretty awesome. I'm tempted to take my old PC and build a cabinet around and be able to place all Macross MAME games...

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That's pretty awesome. I'm tempted to take my old PC and build a cabinet around and be able to place all Macross MAME games...

Originally, I thought of doing something like that as well, but when it came down to it, I really wanted something more nostalgic, and something that also works as an entertainment furniture piece. By the middle of June, I should have the buttons and the control sticks for the game, and later on, the coin slot and marquee black light. The monitor will come last, as I can't really build this thing until we are in our new place in August.

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Nice! Looking forward to your progress! Are you going to find an old tube screen or are you going to use an updated LCD monitor?

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Nice! Looking forward to your progress! Are you going to find an old tube screen or are you going to use an updated LCD monitor?

Probably an updated monitor. I could get a vintage tube monitor, but I kinda wanna fresh screen to last.

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There won't be updates for awhile, as I'm beginning to move into our new house (that will fit the arcade games). I will revive this when the time comes.

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Sick! You can play these on your phone now? How hard would it be for a guy like me who's not very tech savvy, and virtually computer illeterate to get this going on my POS Samsung Galaxy Core lte?

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Sick! You can play these on your phone now? How hard would it be for a guy like me who's not very tech savvy, and virtually computer illeterate to get this going on my POS Samsung Galaxy Core lte?

No idea if the emulator is compatible....but it costs you nothing to try....

Just go to the Google Play Store and download/install MAME4droid....

Once installed search for Macross ROMs in the internet.....download them and run them using the emulator.....to make thing easier store the ROMs in the MAME4droid's ROM folder...that way thee games are selectable from the emulator's main menu....

Game on! B))

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