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hacha-doradaParticipant03/11/2016 at 13:35Post count: 39
We would need to see your input bindings file. What you can do is identify the ID (it’s a number) of your start and select buttons and check in the file what are they bound to.
Or, check all the binding lines to see what are the “exit” “reset” and commands of the sort bound to.hacha-doradaParticipant03/02/2015 at 02:09Post count: 39hacha-doradaParticipant06/03/2014 at 04:35Post count: 39hacha-doradaParticipant05/29/2014 at 23:00Post count: 39hacha-doradaParticipant05/29/2014 at 15:29Post count: 39
If you go out to the terminal (with F4), do you have the same problem? If you do, there must be a problem with the overscan settings in the raspi-config.
I do not have any experience with HDMI-VGA converters, so maybe the problem is indeed there, but I could not tell.hacha-doradaParticipant05/29/2014 at 15:02Post count: 39
You need to explore the retroarch.cfg files (RetroPie/configs/…) for each of the emulators. You will options for setting functions such as quitting the emulator, saving your game, and more.
You have to take into account some things. First, not all emulators work through the Retroarch core, so you will have to search for said emulators config files in the folder system to try to set up the desired functions. Second, if you don´t want all emulators that run through Retroarch to use the same key for quitting, then you will have to modify the individual cfg files for each emulator (or at least, the differential ones).
Also, search around the forum, there is definitely a lot of threads about this subject.hacha-doradaParticipant05/28/2014 at 15:21Post count: 39hacha-doradaParticipant05/26/2014 at 23:35Post count: 39hacha-doradaParticipant05/17/2014 at 17:56Post count: 39hacha-doradaParticipant05/15/2014 at 04:11Post count: 39hacha-doradaParticipant05/15/2014 at 00:04Post count: 39
[quote=6800]Do you have the neogeo.zip in the same directory as your roms? [/quote]
Indeed. I have all the bios files in the ROM folder. Maybe the files are corrupted/incorrect?
I’d appreciate if someone could provide me a working link with the bios files and a Metal Slug ROM so I can check if there is a problem with the files.
The admins should probably move this last series of posts regarding Neo Geo to a different thread.
Thanks all for helping out with this.hacha-doradaParticipant05/14/2014 at 15:57Post count: 39hacha-doradaParticipant05/14/2014 at 15:54Post count: 39hacha-doradaParticipant05/14/2014 at 15:43Post count: 39
Regarding the emulators that do not respond to hotkeys: some of the emulators in RetroPie do not use the RetroArch configurations, but exclusive config files (e.g. DGen, Osmose). You will need to check online or in the forums how to customize said emulators, or choose a different one from RetroPie to use with the specific systems you want to emulate.
Second, I don’t think there is any use in setting such shortcuts by default, as the identities of buttons depend on the controllers you are using. It is easy enough to set up your own combinations in the cfg file.hacha-doradaParticipant05/13/2014 at 21:18Post count: 39
I am not sure about restarting the Pi (that is something outside the RetroPie capabilities) but if you dig into the RetroPie/configs/all/retroarch.cfg file (or the specific ones for the different systems), you can define buttons for the other functions. A very useful option is to set up a shortcut for the RetroArch menu, that serves to most of your needs.
You can also map hotkeys on you joy for all these functions too.hacha-doradaParticipant05/13/2014 at 21:11Post count: 39
I already have my memory split set at 128, on my Model B. I installed PiFBA from the sources through the script. Maybe I should compile from diferent sources? Get ROMs from a different source?
I have two kind of failing ROMs. Some just go on to a blank screen and then go back to ES. The rest go through the yellow loading bars and then fail.hacha-doradaParticipant05/09/2014 at 14:31Post count: 39
I have the same problem. The best solution I’ve come up with so far is to access the RetroArch menu and increase the emulator volume, although you don’t get much more volume power. I do this while playing, but I guess the setting must be somewhere around the config files.hacha-doradaParticipant05/01/2014 at 23:08Post count: 39
FBA when used outside the RetroArch core has a config file of its own somewhere inside the FBA folders (fba2x.cfg, or something of the sort). Look around for it and edit the buttons. You can also add a shortcut for exiting the emulator, save and load games.hacha-doradaParticipant05/01/2014 at 23:01Post count: 39
I have a over clock of 900/333/500 with 4 overvolt and I can run Metal Slug and KOF Flawlessly at 60fps. Are you using PiFBA instead of the RetroArch core. PiFBA has much better performance.
Indeed I am using PiFBA outside of the RetroArch core (fba2x command, right?). The problem is not performance, because these games never actually get to load. They go by that first screen where the files get loaded (the yellow bars), and nothing happens after that. I would say it doesn’t have to do with overclocking, but who knows.
We’ve been discussing about this in a thread specifically related to NeoGeo, if you could visit said thread you might be really helpful to me and the other people. Thanks!hacha-doradaParticipant04/29/2014 at 14:36Post count: 39hacha-doradaParticipant04/24/2014 at 21:40Post count: 39
I tried to install DOSBox from the sources, with no success so far. It doesn’t come up in ES_systems, and hence neither on ES.
Also, regarding performance, I have read around of something called FastDOSBox that might be an improvement for our RetroPie. Can anyone comment on this?hacha-doradaParticipant04/24/2014 at 05:34Post count: 39
Thanks! I will check if getting alternative BIOS helps. I don’t think it has to do with overclocking.
You are using the fba2x just like me; the other option is using the PiFBA through Retroarch, which does not work for me.
EDIT: I cannot find gg-bios.zip.
I found the others that were lacking, I hope these are the same…
EDIT 2: No luck trying to run games that were not working. Maybe I really need the gg-bios file. Could you upload a package with your BIOS files?
In the meantime, I will try re-updating the FBA from the sources.hacha-doradaParticipant04/24/2014 at 05:28Post count: 39
I have a 6 button USB joystick that I successfully configured for Megadrive. As I am not using it anymore (in favour of two PS2 joysticks), I cannot try to do it again. I am pretty sure DGen can definitely take 6 buttons. Have you checked this: https://www.petrockblock.com/forums/topic/sega-mega-drive-genesis-controlls-setup/ ?hacha-doradaParticipant04/16/2014 at 04:28Post count: 39
[quote=6088]I have PiFBA working near perfect, for NeoGeo, there are just a small number of games, at the moment 5 or so that don’t work, for me
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Are you using PiFBA or the FBA emulator? Source installations? Because using the RetroArch PiFBA works terrible for me, runs slow and the sound is horrible. FBA works well for “light” games (Snow Bros and Cadillacs and Dinosaurs running smoothly so far).
Either way, have you been able to run Metal Slug or King of Fighters? None of these run on any of the emulators (FBA or the other NeoGeo emulators). I have read around that there is something that has to do with the emulators running out of memory with the heaviest games. If so, can you post your configuration for the emulator? Thanks!hacha-doradaParticipant04/16/2014 at 04:22Post count: 39
I don’t use any special configurations for the basic emulators. My overclocking settings are on Modest (no overvolting). Have you tried other SNES games to see if they work? I believe Super Metroid is a 24Bit game. I can tell you that I haven’t been able to play any Sega 32X games; they all stutter and are unplayable. So maybe that is the problem with that specific game.
NES, SNES, Megadrive, SMS are all working perfectly for me. ZX Spectrum, Atari2600, AmstradCPC are working too. MSX goes well for most games, but some might get very slow. FBA for NeoGeo games works well for some games (like Snow Bros and Cadillacs and Dinosaurs), while some cannot be executed (something that has to do with emulation itself; e.g. Metal Slug or KoF).hacha-doradaParticipant04/15/2014 at 04:56Post count: 39hacha-doradaParticipant04/15/2014 at 04:53Post count: 39
I have been using FBA (not PiFBA through RetroArch actually; check the ES_systems.cfg, there are two options) and getting some light ROMs to work.
Can you show us your ES_systems.cfg file content regarding NeoGeo and FBA?
Also, right after you fail to execute a ROM, when it takes you back to the frontend, press F4 to get out to the command line and check what was printed out just before. It might help us in determining what is the issue.hacha-doradaParticipant04/11/2014 at 20:43Post count: 39
I am using my RetroPie Pi to emulate Atari, NES, SNES, SMS, and Megadrive, mainly. Would you still recommend overvolting the Pi, or just stay on non-overvolted overclock settings? I’m on Medium right now but if it is not absolutely necessary I guess I will go down to Modest (i.e. no overvolting) to improve lifetime of the Pi.
I suppose I should go higher for NeoGeo or MSX emulation, right?
Thanks for helping!hacha-doradaParticipant04/11/2014 at 01:37Post count: 39
There are some dependencies that need to be installed before using openMSX. After it’s done, you can run the emulator.
The main catch is its performance, which can be improved a little but won’t be nice enough for some games.
So I guess there shouldn’t be problems in adding this emulator to the script.
Hope I’ve helped.hacha-doradaParticipant04/09/2014 at 20:40Post count: 39
I have only managed to play some ROMs through PiFBA. It appears that it can run small ROMs, not big ones. Megaman runs smoothly, to mention an example. Metal Slug was impossible to run, at least with the ROMs I have.
I am not sure whether it is possible to run NeoGeo games with the other emulators, sadly.hacha-doradaParticipant04/09/2014 at 19:53Post count: 39hacha-doradaParticipant04/04/2014 at 03:31Post count: 39
Have you installed Picodrive AND updated the RetroPie config (one of the last options in the sources installation menu) using the script? Once you do that, you should be able to switch to the alternative command.
I do not know if once you installed a new emulator you can still perform the configuration alone to fix it. If you just installed Picodrive but did not update the config, you can add the alternative command by yourself (look for the line somewhere around the forum) or reinstall it along with the update option.
Hope this helps!
BTW, I am using Picodrive only for SMS, I did not find it much better than DGen for Megadrive. I would prefer to use Osmose for SMS (some ROMs are not working with Picodrive), but I am staying with PicoDrive because of the exit button…
Can someone give his/her opinion on this? Is really Picodrive better than Osmose and DGen? Why won’t some ROMs run in Picodrive?