> > Sooo.... has anyone got a set that works with it,
> I'm told the MAME set should work, you just need to rename one file in it.
> > and if so, how well does Hornet work in comparison to MAME?
> It's not playable at all. No graphics are shown.
> MAME emulator project @ http://www.mame.net/
> Santeri Saarimaa firstname.lastname@example.org> - Gridle on ircnet or efnet
Meh. Why did I even bother if it doesn't work? Anyway, from the source I found that these are the ROM requirements:
gradius4.zip = 14,502,296 bytes
silent_scope.zip = 14,458,594 bytes
racing_jam.zip = 14,838,073 bytes
No clue why the archive sizes are included. My gradius4.zip is smaller by about 400K and hornet doesn't complain. Anyway, the filename differences are 837_A08.7S in hornet as opposed to MAME's 837a08.7s, and 837C05.27P as opposed to 837c01.27p in MAME. And the capitalization of course. Note the number difference in the second ROM. Probably a typo on Hornet's coder's part. Maybe the underscore on the first ROM is too. Of course, as Santeri pointed out it doesn't work. In fact, once Hornet loads Gradius 4 nothing seems to happen at all- just the same black box you get if it doesn't load anything. And yes, I tried the emulation options (run/stop/reset) in the menu. Maybe in a future release...