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February 19, 2011 // 9:23 pm - As a follow-up to his recent SNES9x update that included an HD version with shaders, squarepusher2 has also updated the FBANext r423 Custom v2 PS3 Emulator which now includes a Custom HD Mode as well.

Download: FBANext r423 Custom v2 PS3 Emulator / Source Code

FBANext PS3 SVN r423 Changelog:


  • Core - updated fm.c fmopl.c with to match latest mame.
  • PS3 - added triple buffer option (check options to toggle). Triple buffering
    will be stored in xml


  • A much faster graphics driver - try CPS3 and CPS2 games and feel and see the difference in terms of speed. Most of the input lag noticed by experienced arcade players should be mostly gone now.
  • Triple-buffering is hardforced to be enabled by default - together with the new graphics driver makes the framerate very fast.
  • Sysutil OSD is used for some parts of the In-Game menu, such as saving a savestate, saving a button preset, or generating a clrmame.dat file, and so on.

Changelog for Custom r423:

  • New input code
  • HD shaders – as with SNES9x PS3, 4xSoft-HD looks the best

Included is a diff patch intended for Lantus – so these changes can be carried over into mainline FBA.

FBANext r423 Custom v2 PS3 Emulator Includes Custom HD Mode

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#162 - Prom0 - November 14, 2014 // 4:25 am
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#161 - atko - June 29, 2014 // 8:00 am
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i cant seem to get any roms to appear at all. i have MAME 0.149 ROMSET and using the latest 1.03 build. am i missing something?

#160 - cabelokira - June 9, 2014 // 3:11 pm
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Links Off, Please reups


#159 - cabelokira - June 5, 2014 // 2:43 pm
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#158 - phoenixiizero - September 24, 2013 // 11:31 am
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Great !! Street Fighter Zero3

#157 - zazoon - September 24, 2013 // 12:47 am
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Tnx m8

#156 - PS4 News - September 23, 2013 // 6:58 pm
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Following his previous release, today PlayStation 3 developer CaptainCPS-X has made available a FB Alpha RL (Retro Loader) v1.03 for PS3 CFW 3.40 / 3.55 / 4.XX users with details below.

Download: FB_ALPHA_RL_1(2).03_[20130922]_[CEX_34X_4XX]_[BASE].pkg / FB_ALPHA_RL_1(2).03_[20130922]_[CEX_34X_4XX]_[BASE].pkg (Mirror) / FB_ALPHA_RL_1(2).03_[20130922]_[CEX_34X_4XX]_[BASE].pkg (Mirror #2) / FB_ALPHA_RL_1(2).03_[20130922]_[CEX_34X_4XX]_[BASE].pkg (Mirror #3) / FB_ALPHA_RL_1(2).03_[20130922]_[CEX_34X_4XX]_[BASE].pkg (Mirror #5) / FB_ALPHA_RL_1(2).03_[20130922]_[CEX_34X_4XX]_[BASE].pkg (Mirror #6) / / (Mirror) / GIT / AUTOBOOT.iso by Rautz / (Manual) / FB_Alpha_Loader_-_Manual_Installation.pkg

To quote: Introduction - Welcome to the official guide and documentation for FB Alpha Retro Loader!

Before you begin, get comfortable, sit back and chill, because if you like arcade games & PlayStation 3, later on you will be having lots of fun!

In here you will find everything you need to know, so you can enjoy playing your favorite arcade games on your PlayStation 3 system. And not just that!, you will even find out how to enter their "Diagnostics" or "Test" menu, so you can change settings such as "Difficulty", "Free Play Mode", "Enable Blood", "Region Change" and more!

Please, do not throw away this opportunity and take a moment to read this guide. I guarantee that it will make your game experience a lot better!

These are the emulated arcade systems:

  • Capcom CPS-1
  • Capcom CPS-2
  • Capcom CPS-3
  • Cave
  • Data East DEC-0, DEC-8 and DECO IC16 based games
  • Galaxian based hardware
  • Irem M62, M63, M72, M90 and M92 hardware
  • Kaneko 16
  • Konami
  • Neo-Geo
  • Pacman based hardware
  • PGM
  • Psikyo 68EC020 and SH-2 based hardware
  • Sega System 1, System 16 (and similar), System 18, X-Board and Y-Board
  • Toaplan 1
  • Toaplan 2
  • Taito F2, X, Z and others
  • Miscellaneous drivers for lots of other hardware

Latest Release

  • Version: v1.03
  • Released: September, 22, 2013

ChangeLog: v1.02a FB Alpha RL

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Enabling Neo-Geo Universe Bios (Uni-Bios)

Enabling the option will load Neo-Geo games with these BIOS instead of the standard ones. You must make sure to have the proper "" from MAME v0.149 romset.

What's the difference you might ask? Everything!, Uni-Bios allow you to do so many things, for example:

  • Choose System Region (USA, JAPAN, EURO)
  • Choose Console type (ARCADE / CONSOLE)
  • Enable game cheats for every game! on the fly!
  • SFX / BGM Jukebox
  • More!

Neo-Geo Universe Bios (Uni-Bios) as described at the official Web site:

The UNIVERSE BIOS is for owners of MVS or AES hardware that want an easy way to change country region or between Arcade or Console mode on boot. Also included are other features that are not possible using the standard MVS bios.

The UNIVERSE BIOS is also designed to give easy access to things like inserting coins, test mode and memory card management when using the joystick ports only. Of course the BIOS still allows standard operation too.

F.A.Q - Frequently Asked Questions

Please, before asking any question or reporting a problem, take a moment to read these.

Thank you.

Q - What Custom Firmware (CFW) do I need to have to use FB Alpha RL?
A - Latest release has been signed to work on most CFWs, it has been tested on Rebug REX 4.46 (CEX) and MiraLaTijera CFW 4.46 (Core 3.2.0).

Q - Can I just install the "UPD", or I really need the "BASE" and why?
A - The "BASE" installation is mandatory, it contains all the files, resources and data required by FB Alpha RL to work, the "UPD" package only contains the program or SELF / BIN files (and maybe other extra update data / resources). If you don't do this, don't come asking me why some feature is not working or if you get any other error.

Q - When I try to launch FB Alpha RL from XMB, it kicks me back, why?
A - This is a common problem with homebrews, if this happens to you, post back with detailed information of your PS3 Model and CFW, including if its a CEX or DEX CFW.

Q - When launching a game RetroArch comes up with an error, what happened?
A - Probably you have an incorrect romset or in case of Neo-Geo or PGM, you must make sure to have the BIOS placed in the same directory where the ROMs are located.

Q - Where can I find the proper ROMs / romsets?
A - I cannot help you directly, but Google can.

Q - Some games have bad graphics or eventually lock up my console, why?
A - This happens because not all game drivers have been ported or updated to work on the PS3 system processor architecture. If you find such games, PM me the specific name and romset, I will be working on a compatibility list sooner or later.


This project wouldn't exist if it weren't for all these great people:

[*]My buddies Treble Winner (Barry), Kev (tmaul) & iq_132 (current FB Alpha Team

#155 - PS4 News - September 19, 2013 // 3:06 pm
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Try the newer 1.02 revisions linked in this post instead:

#154 - Aurion - September 19, 2013 // 8:47 am
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oooops FB_ALPHA_RL_1.01a_[20130215]_CEX340_UPD.rar says Invalid or Deleted File.

upload this file again please

#153 - NN33NN - February 17, 2013 // 5:08 pm
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Awesome news! Thank you for all your hard work!

I love playing some old NeoGeo games and also some CPS 1,2,3 titles

Thx man