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  • magic
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    Hi all,

    I just wanted to say thanks for the help – I showed the ‘Woo Station’ to my girlfriend last weekend (Not a euphemism) and she loved it. While not a huge gamer, she’s found some classic favourites like Paperboy and Mario Kart.

    I’ll make an updated version some day but for now this is a great start.

    As you all helped, I’m putting my donation of $20 to petRockBlog. Cheers!

    magic
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    Arcade roms: still working around Clrmamepro…

    9. Worked my way around this. I’ve lost the Select + Start to reset but at least I’ve stopped Select resetting roms. It just means a user has to press Esc every time on the keyboard.

    10. Still not sure about this one but not a big issue.

    11. Will try this sometime, in theory I should be able to and it’ll mean I can work on V 2.0 of my Pi when I get a second one.

    magic
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    magic
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    Ok, nearly there! Playing around with arcade roms at the moment – as MAME4All won’t work I’m trying NeoGeo, but some don’t work. I’ll try that Clrmamepro program at some point.

    9. I was trying to set Select as Insert Coin through RetroArch, but now I’ve lost the ability to quit roms with Select + Start. I’ve tried to get it back with the input menu on RetroArch but I’ve only managed to make Select quit. How do I get Select + Start back to quit a rom?

    10. Scummvm – I renamed the menu’s display name for some games (Metadata – i.e. the menu within EmulationStation) and it saves but on reboot they changed back. Can I make these permanent? Not a huge problem, I can just leave them as they are, or the user can just load up ScummVM itself.

    11. Let’s say I want to get another Pi and put the current contents on (or make a backup), could I create an image through Win 32 Disk Imager? (The one I used to put the RetroPie one on)

    magic
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    [quote=116298]/opt/retropie/roms/snes isn’t the right folder. it shouldn’t even exist!
    if memory serves, the /opt/ directories should just be
    /opt/retropie/emulators (the actual executable files for the various emulators)
    /opt/retropie/configs (the config files for the same)

    all roms are transferred to and run from /home/pi/RetroPie/roms – the contents here should match what you see in emulationstation.[/quote]
    Right, I think I may have worked it out then. Whenever I’ve had my USB stick in (and I’ve put files into that /opt/retropie/roms/snes folder) then it’s overwriting important stuff on the Pi. So does it copy over roms automatically? That would explain why they’re appearing twice. I’ll tinker more with it this weekend.

    [quote=116306]The splashscreen comes up for a set amount of time, while ES and whatever else starts up behind it. After the set amount of time, (or if you’re using a video splashscreen, after the video ends) you’ll see the ES loading screen.
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    Great, thank you.

    magic
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    1. Just at work now but I’ll read the link again later or tomorrow. I’ve already plugged in a network cable and updated RetroPie.

    To be clear, what’s the difference between these two sets of folders?

    /opt/retropie/rom/snes

    /home/pi/RetroPie/roms/snes

    If I recall, I’ve been copying the roms from the /media/usb0 (or whatever it was) to /opt/retropie/rom/snes …

    I may experiment with wiping the opt/retropie/roms and see what happens.

    8. Good idea, thanks. On the subject, does the splash just play and then resume loading? Or is it meant to ‘mask’ the screen as long as it plays?

    magic
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    Further thoughts:

    1. The only causes for this that I can think of is:

    A. Hardware issue related to the SD card or even the USB stick I’m using for transfers. I’ll see if I can source replacements and test with them.

    B. I’m doing part of the installation process or another step wrong. I may download the whole image again and try everything from scratch, step by step, and test with one ROM per emulator.

    [b]NOTE:[/b] As an incentive, I’ll send a small fee over Paypal if someone can help me fix this.

    magic
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    1. Tonight I built a splash screen, put it onto my USB stick and put it into the Pi. I booted up, the Snes option is still missing and the RetroPie sub-menu is back to single words – see attachment.

    Restarted without USB stick in, same. Ran RP setup – binary installer… then after a restart it is now behaving. This seems really strange. Am I getting something wrong or does the SD card seem faulty? I still have rom files deleted in File Manager that appear on the menu’s. I’m selecting them, F8 – ok and when I finish I press F10 to exit. Hmmm.

    8. Splash screen: I created a simple movie file in Windows Movie Maker, exported it as wma, converted it to mp4 (http://video.online-convert.com/convert-to-mp4) and copied it over to the right folder and selected it in the Retropie folder. However, when it plays there’s no sound. Is that to be expected? (I checked the tutorials on it and there’s no mention of sound, while one guy showing his Chrono Trigger splash screen has audio in it)

    magic
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    I definitely like the 2nd one more!

    magic
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    [quote=116177]1) what does it say when you navigate into the Roms folders via command line? I’m guessing they didn’t transfer properly or are in the wrong format. I’m not clear on how you’re copying files. you don’t need to leave USB the stick in using the USB transfer method – just long enough for them to transfer[/quote]

    In File Manager and command prompt:

    (Sorry if the quality is too poor)

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    7) this is normal. you can see what games run well (and using what plugin) looking at the n64 compatibility spreadsheet on the wiki.

    https://github.com/RetroPie/RetroPie-Setup/wiki/nintendo-64
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    Ah.

    [quote=116178]4: the location is /home/pi/RetroPie/roms

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    That’s done it. Thanks!

    magic
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    [quote=116149]i’m not sure i understand this. you don’t need to see the SD card file structure on windows if you’re doing the USB method – (reiterating the video) you put the USB in the pi whilst retropie is running, and it will create a folder structure. connect the USB to your pc then put the roms in the relevant directories on the USB, and then you put it in the pi and it will transfer everything to your SD card. you never need to access the SD card on your PC.

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    I’ve got it now, thank you – I was getting myself mixed up on the Transferring Roms page where it seemed to list 4 methods, but ‘USB’ and ‘Manually copy files from USB-stick’ seem to be the same process.

    Ok, here’s where I’m up to. I’ve been adding more roms, got ScummVM working (I guess we’ll find out if she likes adventure games like Fate of Atlantis…) and added some more roms.

    1. File issues are re-occurring.

    Last night everything was working fine. Tonight I copied over a second bunch of snes roms but they don’t appear – in fact Snes has totally disappeared from RetroPie now. They’re definitely there on the system SD card. Space is 953M / 7337M. I’ve restarted without my USB stick in and re-ran expand file system but it’s the same.

    In my Genesis, I’ve deleted some roms, but they still appear in the RetroPie UI and can be loaded…?! I’m back to the problem with my original build where files aren’t being refreshed.

    4. Removing emulators – this has re-occurred. I’ve went to opt/retropie/roms and moved folders to /unused in the same location, restart Pi but a number of emulators are still on RetroPie. I wonder if this is part of #1.

    7. N64 performance is poor. Lots of slow down and stuttering music. Any suggestions? I’m on a Raspberry Pi 2 so I’d have thought it would be better.

    magic
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    Yes, I did when I first started and I’ve done it again for good measure. I deleted some large roms before to free up space so not sure what’s happening. I also find that save states are no longer saving.

    Oddly, after I deleted folders from emulators and roms (and I’m fairly sure I was careful with what I removed), my RetroPie menu has different text – it’s shorter than it was before, e.g. ‘File System’ instead of ‘RetroPie File System’ or whatever it was.

    I think I’ll try wiping and rebuilding from scratch…

    magic
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    Hi Floob,

    Thanks very, very much for the reply. However, I’m still a little stuck…

    1. Ok, so I can’t do the first USB method as I’m in Windows (So, as you said, there’s only the 56MB partition available)

    A. FTP method:

    RetroPie – ifconfig: 127.0.0.1 (responds to ping)

    My Plus Net router: 192.168.1.68 (doesn’t respond to ping)

    Device comes up as ‘not currently connected’. Any ideas? Would I have to allow access on my router by default? I’ll spend

    some time googling this… (Note to self: http://community.plus.net/forum/?topic=136132.msg1193538 )

    B. “Manually copy files from USB-stick” method

    I’ve eventually got this working (Copy /media/usb stuff to /retropie/emulators), though FTP would be damn easier.

    For GBA, I’ve copied the gba.bin over to the opt/retropie/bios folder as per this guide:

    But selecting a game leads to a ‘no space left on device’ message. I’ve deleted a few sizeable ROMs and ran the expand file system from the menu again, but this keeps appearing..? It occasionally happens when I go into File Manager too. Any ideas?

    4. Removing Emulators – I’ve deleted folders from /opt/retropie/roms and /emulators but they’re still appearing on the menu after a restart? I’ve tested removing my USB transfer stick too (i.e. just the system SD card is in) but it’s the same.

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