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    in reply to: Video Splash Screen #4050

    I tried this 3 times now and it works, but there’s always one major problem:

    The whole system becomes excessively slow and then unresponsive to anything, no matter what you type, it doesn’t execute giving an error. After rebooting, nothing loads, just error messages.

    Another “problem” is the text before and after the video, the “quiet” command doesn’t seem to do anything.

    Is this normal, am I the only one getting this?

    Thanks for the post though, it made things a lot clearer.

    The asplashscreen file has this in it:

    do_start () {
        line=$(head -n 1 /etc/splashscreen.list)
        isMovie=$(echo $line | grep -o "*.mpg")
        if [ -z "$isMovie" ]; then
          /usr/bin/fbi -T 1 -noverbose -a -l /etc/splashscreen.list &
          mplayer $line &
        exit 0

    I’m trying to understand it still, but I see “isMovie” in there and .mpg, a video format. All things considered, I think I’ll convert my MP4 into an MPG format and replace the splash screen with it, see where that goes.

    Thanks for the contribution, it looked great when I booted it! I hope this works. :)

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    I’ve had these since I found them online (can’t remember where) and I’ve had no crashes caused by them. Of course, I am still fiddling around to get the whole project working perfectly, but when I stop to play, these work wonders and actually allow me to play some decent PS1 games with a very little lag (like Spiderman, which is pretty open and all 3D) and the lag I had on MAME (noticeable when playing Final Fight) is gone.


    core_freq = 500

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    You can use FileZilla to connect to it and modify the files using that.

    On your Raspberry Pi, press F4 to go to the console and type ifconfig (make sure you’re connected to via ethernet or have a WiFi dongle set up). Look for the 4 number address ( or similiar)

    In FileZilla:
    Host: sftp://the address
    Username: pi
    Password: raspberry
    Port: 22

    Click Quickconnect and accept the pop-up thing

    Find the file you want to re-write and drag it onto your desktop, modify it and drag it back and replace the older one.

    I would also recommend you keep the retroarch.cfg file and company so you can just drag them back in if something goes south (which tends to happen a lot if you mess around in with the configuration a lot or don’t shut down properly).

    Have fun! :)

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    You can use Putty to ssh into the Pi or do it directly (which you should since you need to configure it).

    -F4 to get to the terminal
    -Type this:
    cd /home/pi/RetroPie/emulators/gpsp/raspberrypi
    -Hit enter
    sudo ./gpsp
    -Hit enter

    You should be in. Try to learn a little about various commands such as cd, sudo, cp, ./ and ~/ (hint: that last one replaces /home/pi in this case)

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    in reply to: problems booting #2641

    I would try reformatting (SDFormatter) and re-burning the image, then boot it without anything plugged in. Mine didn’t boot the first couple times so maybe try unplugging and rebooting once or twice. Weird things like that happened when I had burned a bad image.

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