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mac2298Participant12/31/2014 at 18:08Post count: 23
So, I’m still not entirely sure what the romset version is. Is it a file I can download, or are mame roms just a particular romset version and I have to make sure that they’re this .37b5 version? Also, I downloaded a parent rom for one of my games, pacman, and put the zipped file into the mame section, just like I would do for any other game. Neither game worked. The same thing happened. Can anyone give me a bit more specifics on how to run mame games? Thanks for all your help.mac2298Participant12/31/2014 at 16:51Post count: 23
Thanks for the reply! I’ve seen some stuff about romsets, but never really knew what they were (I gathered they were rom packages, but I wasn’t sure if that was compatible with RetroPie or not). I also saw some stuff about parent roms, but for the most part the roms I have didn’t say they needed it. I’ll go back to the website where I found them and take another look. Thanks again!mac2298Participant12/28/2014 at 16:56Post count: 23
thanks for that, biglazyb. Unfortunately, I didn’t catch half of what you said. I’m not ultra savvy with all the retropie lingo yet. Still, it sounds like a lot of work that you have to go through to get minecraft to work. What I don’t get is that a while ago, when I tried ES for the first or seccond time, minecraft worked through it, without any hasle. However, I have since wiped my pi clean and started anew, and now it doesn’t work so easily. Any idea why? If this is indeed the only way to get this to work, would you mind taking the time for me to simplify the instructions a bit? Not sure what “tar” is, or how to execute the shell script! Thanks! :)mac2298Participant12/18/2014 at 17:55Post count: 23
Sorry I haven’t given an update, and it seems like this thread is dead, but I believe that the dev has added minecraft.sh to the ports section. However, whenever I click on it the game fades out and comes back in. Just interested in seeing if anyone else is still trying to work this out.mac2298Participant12/16/2014 at 22:01Post count: 23
I can’t launch it; when I select an option, it has two files, e.g. ._CODES, CODES. When I try selecting one of the files, it brings me to the rpix 86 emulator. It’s fine if that’s how I have to start it, but it would be nice if there was either a way to start Rpix86 from a direct section within ES or if the game would just start when I click it. Any thoughts? Is this how it’s supposed to work?
Thanks for pointing me in the right direction for the tutorial!mac2298Participant12/16/2014 at 21:31Post count: 23mac2298Participant12/16/2014 at 21:13Post count: 23mac2298Participant11/15/2014 at 18:17Post count: 23mac2298Participant11/15/2014 at 04:06Post count: 23mac2298Participant11/14/2014 at 16:01Post count: 23mac2298Participant11/14/2014 at 15:44Post count: 23mac2298Participant11/14/2014 at 15:28Post count: 23
Funny thing: I just reset my Pi yesterday so that I could dedicate it to a RetroPie project, and when I started Emulation Station for the first time since restarting I went into ports and lo and behold, there was Minecraft. It wasn’t there before I restarted my Pi… I’m kind of confused as to why it’s there now. Is everyone else seeing Minecraft under ports? If so, I guess I sound like a total noob right now… lol. Anyone got ideas on how to run it?mac2298Participant11/14/2014 at 13:37Post count: 23
Okay, don’t follow that tutorial. It’s a separate website that’s just hoping to get clicks. What you need to do is go onto raspberrypi.org, go to help, and select get started. Simply format your SD, download the NOOBS zip file, unzip the file, move the contents of your file to the SD, and boot your Pi. You should be greated with a screen after a few mins asking you for setup options. Select Rasbian, the recommended OS, and wait for the setup to be complete. Next, follow these instructions to setup your RetroPie: https://www.petrockblock.com/2012/07/22/retropie-setup-an-initialization-script-for-retroarch-on-the-raspberry-pi/.
I really hope I’ve been able to point you in the right direction. You should know how to do all this if you’ve owned a Pi in the past. If you forgot, then maybe you should refamiliarize yourself with your Raspberry Pi before you get started on this project. It’s not something that you can do very easily without some basic understanding of your Pi. Good luck!mac2298Participant11/14/2014 at 13:20Post count: 23
If you’re starting a new RasPi, or using a new SD, you need to install noobs on it. Go to raspberrypi.org and download the noobs zip file. If you’re using an old SD with noobs already on it, then all you have to do is plug that sucker in and type a few lines in terminal (assuming you have internet) that are provided in the RetroPie script on this site. From my understanding, you can’t write the RetroPie image easily from a non-raspberry pi computer to SD. You need to do it from within your Raspberry Pi. I hope this makes sense. Maybe if you could be a bit more detailed in your responses I can better understand what you need and I can determine how to assist you. Good luck! :)mac2298Participant11/14/2014 at 13:08Post count: 23
I think the problem is that you’re writing the RetroPie image to the SD card when you should be only writing the NOOBS image (if you’re booting from noobs). I’m not sure whether the SD card has any effect on it, but I imagine it doesn’t. If you indeed got the old SD card to work using this method, I would be surprised, assuming you did it from boot. I would try the kosher way. I actually just formated my Pi last night to convert it to a full-time RetroPie machine, but I did it the recommended way. If there isn’t a real reason that you want to write the RetroPie image to your SD, I would avoid it.mac2298Participant11/14/2014 at 12:58Post count: 23
Hi, this is more of a Raspberry Pi question than a RetroPie question, and would probably be better off on a forum related to your question in the future. However, since it’s up here, I’ll see if I can help. Are you talking about booting Rasbian for the first time? If so, make sure you format your SD using the SD Formatter on SD’s website. Make sure you run a complete overwrite. Then, if you’re trying to boot from noobs, make sure you unzip the file and move all of the contents of the file to your SD card. There should be nothing but these files in the SD card. I hope I helped your problem. If I didn’t, please let me know and I’ll help if I can.mac2298Participant11/14/2014 at 12:51Post count: 23
Well, excuse me for wasting your time. I didn’t ask you to click on my thread. You chose to, and by reading my post and responding you chose to waste your time on my thread. So before you be obnoxious to a guy humbly asking for help, why don’t you think about what you’re going to say before you say it? I’m only looking for assistance in what appears to be a couple of issues that I am experiencing. I contacted the owner of the blog and he suggested that I put this question up here. This is supposed to be a help forum, not a be a jerk to every noob that posts up here forum. Please think about that next time you post… especially since you even admitted that you are no pro anyway.