Tagged: Emulation Station
ghost-noteParticipant02/25/2016 at 20:57Post count: 13
I am requesting details on how to hide unused/unwanted systems in emulation station. I understand the following – “You can hide unused systems by either removing the relevant roms in the system folder” – but am unsure of how to access the system folders.
I greatly appreciate any help.
(I am using a Pi2 and Retropie 3.5)labelwhoreParticipant02/25/2016 at 21:21Post count: 526
connect to the pi via SSH and all will reveal itself. LOL
I use Filezilla for this.ghost-noteParticipant02/25/2016 at 21:32Post count: 13
Great, thanks. Is there also a way to access the system folders directly on the pi itself (without a remote setup)?herbfargusMember02/25/2016 at 21:47Post count: 1858
There’s a built in file manager and if you’re comfortable with the terminal you can do it from that if you have a keyboard attached. It’s not that difficult with a little bit of googling.labelwhoreParticipant02/25/2016 at 21:47Post count: 526
If you install lxde there is. Otherwise
no.use Herb’s suggestion.
But if it’s just that you’re unfamiliar with SSH, it’s really not difficult to setup or use.ghost-noteParticipant02/25/2016 at 21:56Post count: 13
OK, thanks for the advice. I’ll give it a go. I mainly want to reduce the number of visible systems and associated files so I can experiment with installing themes. I noticed the recommendations against using themes with more than 10 systems.herbfargusMember02/25/2016 at 21:59Post count: 1858
Well it depends on the theme you are using. The default theme has no problems with all of the systems running on it. It’s only when you use other themes that have unique wallpapers that the system amount causes an issue.ghost-noteParticipant02/25/2016 at 22:03Post count: 13
Thanks for the clarification there.labelwhoreParticipant02/25/2016 at 22:08Post count: 526
[quote=118144]OK, thanks for the advice. I’ll give it a go. I mainly want to reduce the number of visible systems and associated files so I can experiment with installing themes. I noticed the recommendations against using themes with more than 10 systems.
idk where that advice came from, but I think it’s really outdated. I have 55 systems with no issues with the Pixel theme.ghost-noteParticipant02/25/2016 at 22:15Post count: 13
White Screen of Death
There is a fundamental bug with EmulationStation where unique background images are not loaded dynamically so if you have more than ~10 systems you will start to get a white screen of death and nothing will show up.herbfargusMember02/25/2016 at 22:15Post count: 1858
Well that’s the pixel theme ;) rookervik did a really good job of optimising that. try tronkyfran and you’ll see what I’m talking about. It’s a fundamental issue with emulationstation we have had to work around that I doubt will be fixed anytime soon.labelwhoreParticipant02/25/2016 at 23:30Post count: 526
The Carbon theme will allow a lot more than 10 also. I only started running into issues with it at around 50 emulators.ghost-noteParticipant02/26/2016 at 21:35Post count: 13
Happy to report that I had success accessing the Pi (or at least connecting to it) using Terminal. For those other new users like myself following this post I wanted to mention that you will need the password for your Pi when you do this – from what I have read, this is almost always “raspberry” without the quotation marks.
I do have a follow-up question, going back to my original post, once I am presented with pi@retropie:~ $ I am unfamiliar with what to type in next to access the system folders.
Thanks again!labelwhoreParticipant02/26/2016 at 21:42Post count: 526
If you use filezilla to connect figuring all this out is much easier, IMO, because you can see the folder structure.
That being said, the command line is something you should learn how to use. So take a look at this:ghost-noteParticipant02/26/2016 at 21:46Post count: 13
Thanks for the cheat sheet, I will try out both approaches.herbfargusMember02/26/2016 at 21:56Post count: 1858
It’s also in the documentation:
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