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meatParticipant08/02/2015 at 03:45Post count: 38
OK I’m back!
Been on Holiday.. then Rom collecting/Bug Fixing.
900Gb of roms + new hard drive as the other decided to die.
Fixed lag with some 3D intensive PSX games like Tekken 3/EX plus alpha 2, Was power related~ The 12v step up must have been lowering voltage to the Pi slightly? fixed now anyways.
Also Street Fighter 3 now runs lag free after moving to sd card from external.
added two more 4 port usb hubs as well.
Final tweaks of design before i start the cabinet side.
MeatmeatParticipant06/16/2015 at 10:54Post count: 38meatParticipant06/15/2015 at 06:40Post count: 38
The way I do it is use .cue files and remove .bin from es_systems.cfg
because sometimes you will find bin files with multiple tracks, like 30 or so for one game which will show in ES.
I delete the .cue/.ccd/.mds (if they are with iso,img,mdf etc as they arent required for those formats)
only the .bin files require the .cue as mentioned above.
That’s what I did anyway to resolve the same issue.
MeatmeatParticipant06/15/2015 at 06:23Post count: 38meatParticipant06/04/2015 at 07:15Post count: 38meatParticipant06/03/2015 at 10:35Post count: 38
It seemed to fix the problem for quick use of kodi. (open,close)
This blank screen still happens after longer use e.g. movie, youtube.
For me anyway it completely locks up the pi with the only way to restart it SSH.
edit: Is there a way via keyboard hotkey to force it out of blank screen to restart it safely?meatParticipant06/02/2015 at 13:57Post count: 38
Awesome! Will be using it until I make my own! thanks bro =D
edit: Hi Guys, tested this on on 1920×1080 monitors looks great. Tried it on 1920×1200 and it doesnt quite fit you can see the boot text above and black line below. Just wondering is there anyway to make this fit as is? or is it that i need to create one to fit. cheersmeatParticipant06/02/2015 at 13:47Post count: 38meatParticipant06/02/2015 at 11:10Post count: 38
Found this on es github : https://github.com/Aloshi/EmulationStation/issues/192#issuecomment-107872700
suggests removing a few systems and adjusting vram.
I’ve removed a few so far down to 23 with kodi + atari lynx added.
So far so good, hope this helps anyone else that comes across this in the future!!
MeatmeatParticipant06/01/2015 at 13:35Post count: 38
26 Emulators showing currently on ES and just the Pi2 preset.
I’ve gone through it all again, so far i have atarilynx + kodi + psx/32x art changed and still working.. will try clone fba and n64 again. (different art for lib/mupen etc)
Seems to all be working and stable for now (5mins).. It would be useful to know what causes it to bug out like that.. as there more I’d like to change.
reboot it and bam locked up again just like the 2nd picturemeatParticipant06/01/2015 at 09:13Post count: 38
I was following Techtipsta’s guide: https://youtu.be/beBGRwjJI60
I used your fix on the kodi.sh files he supplied and it did the trick! (also he set it up as its own ES entry so I updated the .sh in both kodi and ports folders.
both are working 100%
Thanks mate this was really bugging me haha
MeatmeatParticipant05/31/2015 at 04:33Post count: 38meatParticipant05/30/2015 at 12:36Post count: 38meatParticipant05/23/2015 at 14:53Post count: 38meatParticipant05/23/2015 at 14:50Post count: 38
Playing around with sketch up, seems like a useful program.
Here’s what I’ve come up with so far.. It’s not great but the measurements are mostly accurate, Ignore the button panel it’s a bit of a mess atm.
[IMG]http://i61.tinypic.com/13yid1v.jpg[/IMG]meatParticipant05/21/2015 at 11:56Post count: 38meatParticipant05/20/2015 at 08:08Post count: 38
Long story short.
Retailer had a sale.. mislabelled a screen $300 cheaper than it should have been. 40 mins of negotiations later I walked out with said screen without paying the difference. THANKS.
Anyway a few pics of it: LG 24MB65 16:10 1920×1200
Put a chair in there to show size, its much larger than my other 24″ lcd
I haven’t adjusted anything thing yet this is just plug and play.
Photos don’t really do it justice..meatParticipant05/16/2015 at 12:58Post count: 38
after spending the last few weeks looking for screen/fridge on various auction sites.. I gave up since it seems i can send 10% more for warranty’s and peace of mind.
FRIDGE! – 470mm(W) x 500mm(D) x 870mm(H) – its a little higher than i wanted but it can hold a lot of beer so.. OK
DISPLAY – LG 24MB35 24″ 16:9 568.96mm(W) x 63.5mm(D) x 342.9mm(H) – Decent screen.. they actually gave me the wrong one ordered LG 24MB65 16:10 version which seems much larger and ideal for the 4:3 games. ( see how this plays out )
DOT MATRIX – 760mm(W) -Salvaged this little guy from the scrap heap. Might find a use for this?
SPEAKERS – 5.1 Creative speakers – Pulled these out of my Garage. 5.1 or 2.1 modes – has a handy wired controller with volume/bass dials power on/off and aux in which if a cellphone or mp3 is connected it will play that input rather then the emulator sound which is connected directly to sub i/o panel.
[IMG]http://i57.tinypic.com/wqrh53.jpg[/IMG]meatParticipant05/16/2015 at 12:02Post count: 38meatParticipant05/10/2015 at 08:39Post count: 38
wired up gpio harness from pi to control block. (will look to cut later and use db15 connectors to join so its case mounted)
Added power toggle switch with led.
I was having problems with fan noise with the old cpu fans, mate (Shout out to Peter) hooked it up with an old laptop cooler (which i destroyed and reused the fans) its dead silent now and has sweet blue leds.
Also added micro sd card extender which is great, the way the pi pcb was mounted it was really difficult to access.
Quick pic of it in action in the dark.
Purchased all the tools for the cabinet making..
trying to buy old beer fridge to install at the bottom of cab, once i find one i will know dimensions of cab and can finally start!meatParticipant05/03/2015 at 09:59Post count: 38
Starting playing FF8 + Crash Bash and progress halted. (mainly FF8 on disk 3 currently)
Did some more work on the arcade panel.
made up some harnesses for p1, p2 and menu buttons.
recycled some old slot machine buttons and microswitches.
currently setting up another sd card and testing configs.
Will transfer over to the cabinet when its built.meatParticipant04/19/2015 at 03:47Post count: 38
Could you please post more detailed steps please with paths and file names.
I was going to PM you but I thought it would be more useful to the community if it was posted here.
I have the following os files:
Plus a handful of various games in different formats:
.xex – ??
.BAS – ??
.CAS – Tape?
.atr – Disk image?
is this all that would be required?
thanks in advance!meatParticipant04/18/2015 at 07:44Post count: 38
This worked for me with two controllers (both logitech F710)
just adjust the buttons for your own controllers.
# Get codes from “jstest /dev/input/js0”
# from package “joystick”
MeatmeatParticipant04/17/2015 at 13:28Post count: 38
Starting work on an arcade cabinet:
For starters I had a piece of unused shelving in my garage, going to use this to setup every thing first.
I ordered an micro sd card extender, I’d like to able to change sd quickly if possible.
Like this – http://preview.tinyurl.com/mdfocox
I would like for the console to drop into arcade cabinet and be able to change sd card that is setup for the control block, shrink the games from 1tb to a 16gb sd card with more selective game library. theme etc…
MeatmeatParticipant04/17/2015 at 13:03Post count: 38
Using Retropie 2.6 every things working with almost all emulators, only real issue is psx games like tekken 3/bloody roar 2 lagging.. if anyone knows how to sort that out let me know.
also changed to all logitech wireless controllers + keyboard/mouse.
added audio out connector on the back for when using hdmi->vga.
Its a little foggy next to that connector because i got drunk and dropped the case from like 1.5m. It took it like a boss and only 1 panel became slightly loose. went a bit overboard with the glue. lol
MeatmeatParticipant04/17/2015 at 12:42Post count: 38meatParticipant04/17/2015 at 12:25Post count: 38
I was just thinking about doing something like this today.
creating backup is easy just follow the steps below:
Open win32 disk imager.
Select correct drive.
click the folder icon.
navigate to where you would like to save image.
enter name of image e.g. retropie 2.6 configured.
depends on how different the hardware is I guess, slight mods should rectify issues.
MeatmeatParticipant04/16/2015 at 13:12Post count: 38
Almost every game i try on ps1 within retropie 2.6 works with the exception of the 3D heavy fighting games. tekken 3, bloody roar 2, etc..
Well they work but lag too much to be playable.
Could someone explain how to either run pcsx rearmed from the CLI or if i have to download/install separate standalone version.
Im using rpi2 with 2.6 image with no startx gui.
heatsinks + fans.
Any help appreciated
MeatmeatParticipant03/28/2015 at 15:01Post count: 38
on going issues with n64 sound while using compiled retropie v2.3.
fresh start with retropie v2.6 image, sound working great with pi2 overclock.
Issues with fan noise. Reduced fan voltage from 12v to 5v. (removed from 12v stepup circuit) will test for awhile if still too loud may look at reducing voltage to 3.3v.
Anyone else had this issue?
meatmeatParticipant03/28/2015 at 09:57Post count: 38meatParticipant03/28/2015 at 09:27Post count: 38
removed my Pi2 case I had hacked up and attached a fan to.
Since I’m pushing the over clock more now, added heat sinks to CPU, USB/LAN & RAM. Temperatures 29°C.
Also rigged up an old 18.5″ slot machine LCD with chassis/bezel.
Don’t know if I will actually use it but good little test bench screen.
Let me know what you guys think!