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Tested under MESS 0.110 (binary not source as I'm a lazy bastard!).

On the command line the BIOSes are:
-bios 0 is the original v1.3 BIOS
-bios 1 is Sonic
-bios 2 is Hang-On/Safari Hunt
-bios 3 is Hang-On

The Alex Kidd (1990) BIOS isn't enabled/usable.

In MESSGUI the BIOS dropdown box displays, and runs:

"Default" runs SMS BIOS v1.3
US/Euro v1.3 is OK
Hang-On BIOS runs Sonic
HO/SH BIOS is OK
Alex Kidd BIOS runs Hang-On

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smspal runs the BIOSes in a different order:
-bios 0 is the original v1.3 BIOS
-bios 1 is Hang-On/Safari Hunt
-bios 2 is Hang-On
-bios 3 is Alex Kidd
-bios 4 is Sonic

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On the subject of BIOSes, the help file has funny description of the -bios switch!

Code:
-bios | Lets you set the country of the BIOS for Neo-Geo based games.


I don't think the Neo-Geo MVS (or even the AES console) needs to be emulated in MESS just yet. wink

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I know you hate me for this, but I still think it doesn't match the TV with the top and bottom coloured borders missing in MESS (e.g. full screen stretch makes the games look tall and narrow).

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That description is wrong anyway since -bios also works for ST-V.

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Any proposals for new help text?

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Something like this?

Code:
-bios   | Lets you select a specific bios set for a driver which supports multiple bioses.



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Actually I just grabbed the text out of -showusage.

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Should this be given a new thread for an update of the help file?


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