Unibios

What Unibios does

  • Change region (Europe/USA/Japan) and mode (AES/MVS)

  • Access the soft dip to change game difficulty/life/time etc

  • In-game Cheat database

  • Jukebox music player... and a lot more!

FinalBurn Neo

Installation

Start a game and go inside RetroArch menu with Hotkey + B.

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Go into Options

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Change the setting labelled « Neo-Geo mode » from Use bios specified in BIOS dipswitch below to Use UNIBIOS bios.

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Change the setting labelled « [Dipswitch] BIOS » from MVS Asia/Europe ver. 6 (1 slot) to Universe BIOS ver. 4.0 or Universe BIOS ver. 3.3.

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Usage

  • Start any Neo-Geo game, you will see the boot screen of the Universe BIOS.

  • While you're on this screen, press and maintain the buttons Y + B + A to change the region and mode. Press Y to quit.

piFBA

Installation

  1. Get it here (version 3.2): http://unibios.free.fr/download.html​

  2. Extract the downloaded file, rename uni-bios.rom to asia-s3.rom.

  3. Open your own neogeo.zip, there should be a asia-s3.rom file inside, back it up if needed.

  4. Put the new renamed asia-s3.rom into neogeo.zip, replace it with the old one.

  5. Now upload the new neogeo.zip back to the Recalbox share folders, on both \bios and \finalburnalpha

Usage

  • Start up any neogeo game, you will see the new UNIVERSE BIOS v3.2 splash screen.

  • During this startup screen, press and hold BXY for region/mode setup, or hold ABX for dip switch menu.

  • To access the in-game menu, press and hold BXY+START at the same time.

Dip switch

To access to the « dip switch » menu during UNIVERSE BIOS splash screen, hold A + X + Y.

Setting up the soft dip

  • To display blood:

    • Region Japan / Arcade mode

    • slot metal slug

    • blood > on

    • Press C (Y) to exit.

BIOS

Neo Geo requires a neogeo.zip BIOS file.

  • It will be placed with your ROMs in

/recalbox/share/roms/neogeo
or
/recalbox/share/roms/fbneo
  • These are the contents of a verified working neogeo.zip BIOS file

000-lo.lo
japan-j3.bin
neo-epo.bin
neo-po.bin
neodebug.bin
neopen.sp1
sfix.sfix
sm1.sm1
sp-1v1_3db8c.bin
sp-45.sp1
sp-e.sp1
sp-j2.sp1
sp-j3.sp1
sp-s.sp1
sp-s2.sp1
sp-s3.sp1
sp-u2.sp1
sp1-j3.bin
sp1-u2
sp1-u3.bin
sp1-u4.bin
sp1.jipan.1024
uni-bios_1_0.rom
uni-bios_1_1.rom
uni-bios_1_2.rom
uni-bios_1_2o.rom
uni-bios_1_3.rom
uni-bios_2_0.rom
uni-bios_2_1.rom
uni-bios_2_2.rom
uni-bios_2_3.rom
uni-bios_2_3o.rom
uni-bios_3_0.rom
uni-bios_3_1.rom
uni-bios_3_2.rom
uni-bios_3_3.rom
uni-bios_4_0.rom
vs-bios.rom