stoopypooParticipant05/15/2014 at 10:31Post count: 2
I’m in the process of setting up my retropie system. After running through several hurdles I though I was on the home stretch. However, after getting it up and runnin I noticed that the only emulators showing up are Apple 2, cave story, duke nuken, doom and x86. Is this just because I dont’ have roms in it yet?
I’m trying to get roms from my usb stick, I have tried plugging a usb stick and a usb HDD (unpowered but connected to a powered hub) and neither seem to be picked up. Retropie is not creating a roms directory or anything at all on the drives when they are inserted.
I’ve tried formatting the usb stick again as fat 32 just to be sure. Still nothing. I don’t really want to try formatting is Ext4 as I want to move roms from my windows computer to my pi using this.
The sd card image would not work at all for me so I have had to install in through the script.
I am a complete noob at this and seem to be struggling at every hurdle, so any help would be appreciated.
Thanks!trimmtrabbParticipant05/15/2014 at 14:35Post count: 480
Hi, yes roms need to be placed in the rom folders for the emulators to show up.
You have two options:
Enable the auto-copy feature via the setup script which will transfer roms from the usb drive to the relevant rom folders on your sd card:
Or modify es_systems.cfg to load roms from the usb drive:
Hope this helpsstoopypooParticipant05/15/2014 at 16:33Post count: 2
Thanks for the reply.
I have tried the auto transfer. It’s a problem with the raspi actually reading the drive. Every tutorial I read says just plug it in and retropie will create a folder for you to drop the roms in. It doesn’t, I have tried pointing the es system file to where I thought the drive was put it still does not pick up anything.
I think my problem is that the drives will not mount properly, although I read that retropie auto mounts all drives and creates folders for each emulator.
Is there a reason why mine is not doing this?trimmtrabbParticipant05/15/2014 at 20:05Post count: 480
hmm it should auto mount. You can manually mount it, this may help: https://www.modmypi.com/blog/how-to-mount-an-external-hard-drive-on-the-raspberry-pi-raspian
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