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  • retrofx
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    Hello Everybody,

    Im a passionate java programmer and retro console fan. Im working on an own retro system frontend for raspberry pi (early stage) based on javaFX and I would like to ask what people think about this project.

    My goals are:
    * retroarch only emulators (keep it simple)
    * pure console feeling (no console logs on starting, switching emulators)
    * raspberry pi configuration out of the box (WLAN, Screen-settings, etc…)
    * Unique bluetooth controller support
    * themeable gui
    * automatic scraping/resizing covers form gamesdb

    As I sad, the project is on eary stage but it is already running on raspberry and it really looks good so far. I would love to hear what you people think and I’m waiting for feedback.

    Screenshot of RetroFX (eary stage)

    karloss
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    Nice idea, love the theme, what advantage do you have over what we already have? could you not port that theme to es? :)

    retrofx
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    I think RetroFX will be good for people who like an out of the box system. I hope the main advantages will be:

    * complete hidden raspberry stuff
    * automated configuration (screensize, controllers, wlan, etc…)
    * baked in website to configure roms
    * beautiful UI with JavaFX
    * less emulators but better integrated

    It is more fun and easier for me to write my own frontend instead of configuring ES

    retrofx
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    OK,

    I’ve finished my concept art:

    Concept1

    What works:

    * RetroFX starts and shows SNES Roms with cover
    * Liberto cores integrated and can be start from RetroFX (thank you retropie)

    TODO:
    * Reimplement JavaFX GUI (Concept Art)
    * Automatic scraping (covers)
    * Menu Dialog:
    – WLAN Konfiguration Dialog
    – Controller Setup Dialog
    – etc…
    * On Screen Keyboard for Menu-Entries (like WLAN, evtl. rom search)

    NEXT:
    * Reimplement JavaFX GUI (Concept Art)

    PROPOSALS:
    * What about a rom search Dialog? Platform wide?

    You guys are not excited at the moment but you will.

    karloss
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    Sounds very good, Im not not sure creating something to live “alongside” emulationstation isn’t going to pick up for awhile as everyone is used to this and it works…

    I will try your builds when they are available, as i can put on a second pi..

    I wonder if covers is a design that can be implemented into emulation station…hmmmm

    matthewjosephcordova
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    Could you make hot key equal multiple button presses? Like select, start, and trigger?

    retrofx
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    Screenshot of current state:

    Screenshot

    fireslayer26
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    Look pretty cool! Any updates? Any videos of it working?

    Thanks

    fistfull95
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    Looking very cool! I am looking foward to test this if you plan to release this.

    alucard
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    Me too!

    This looks really nice, great work. :)

    thejbone
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    Omg, having a console-less boot screen would be amazing. When I show my retropie off to others it is a turn off to people when they see the console on boot up.

    Btw, I love the layout of the emulators. I can’t wait til this is a full thing. :D

    tardis
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    i love the way this looks so far, Great job

    herbfargus
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    One thing I would be interested to see with your build is how it handles multiple systems. Emulationstation has limitations when it comes to too many ROMs/emulators. Does your build provide more system options without the limitations of emulationstation?

    netmare
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    I would use this is a hot second!! Updates?!

    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

    kapteinknutsen
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    Loving the look of this! Reminds me of OpenEmu, which is my current favorite due to its simple elegance.

    Would be great if you could add a couple of “smart collections”, for example: showing all games that are 2-player, favorite games and kids games. Also it can be nice being able to see games for all emulators, sorting them by alphabet or year.

    scrummel
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    [quote=100105]Screenshot of current state:

    Screenshot

    [/quote]

    That’s killer, looking. I really do love the look. Will this support the GPIO Control Block, as for me, this is my favorite method of hooking up arcade style controllers.

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