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  • senkun
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    tried this yet?
    /boot/config.txt
    hdmi_drive=2

    senkun
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    will all the threads here be archived over to the new forums? be a shame if all the useful info be lost.

    senkun
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    [quote=121248]Hi,

    I’ll be making more preview sets soon. Master system, SNES, Nes, and GBA will most likely be the next sets with more to follow if there is enough interest …

    [/quote]

    Thank you for this, really looking forward to the complete set!

    senkun
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    [quote=122441]Finally I found a solution for the names of the games.

    I wrote a script that transform the original MAME 0.37b5 .dat file in the gamelist.xml with the correct names of 0.37b5 version.

    Bye :-)

    [/quote]

    Mind sharing the script?

    senkun
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    [quote=122442]Read the attachment>

    [/quote]

    Thanks, that cleared up some niggling worries.

    senkun
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    [quote=122459]I actually managed to get it working. I saw a video on YouTube that showed you how to do it all. I’m just wondering how you get some games to work as some load and some don’t .

    [/quote]

    All your answers right here;

    https://github.com/RetroPie/RetroPie-Setup/wiki

    senkun
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    [quote=122276]Sorry, don’t know the answer. What screen is that? Thanks

    [/quote]

    Very nice screen good bang for the buck, it’s a waveshare 3.2″ v4, 320×240 so it’s pretty snappy when configured right, minimal tearing.

    [quote=122328]with help from Buzz, we’ve actually fixed this in the code now :)

    https://github.com/libretro/mame2003-libretro/pull/25#event-612809045

    so if you don’t mind waiting for about 30 minutes for mame to compile, you could avoid the above instructions by doing a build from source:

    1) retropie-setup
    2) install individual emulators
    3) lr-mame2003
    4) from source

    [/quote]

    whoa! Thank you!

    senkun
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    quit emulationstation drop to terminal and update raspbian while your sdcard is still in your pi2 and connected to the net. Then when updated, swap sdcard to new pi3 and you should be good to go.

    but of course, before anything else, backup everything first.

    senkun
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    meaning raspbian. apparently the newest updates to raspbian already has wifi power mngmt off by default, so if you have had updated it would mean your wifi issues are something else altogether.

    keeping retropie itself updated, the conventional way is through the setup script accessed from the retropie menu in ES or from the terminal with sudo ./retropie_setup.sh and doing a binary or source update. not sure if the wifi “fix” is in them.

    senkun
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    [quote=121811]Yes it is the Pi3.

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    Assuming you didn’t update anything, on a fresh retropie 3.6 install, the Pi 3’s wifi drops after a while due to a bug with power management. Give this a try first before anything else;

    sudo iwconfig wlan0 power off

    senkun
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    Pi 3?

    senkun
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    [quote=121564]I tried adding # to all the lines for retropi but it still loads.

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    # is for bash scripts, es_systems.cfg is an XML file.

    
    <!--
      <system>
    
    retropie etcetcetc
    
      </system>
    -->
    senkun
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    I would not rule out bad cards just yet. If the only sd cards you have tried are just the two Sandisks, I would say get another verified compatible card (8/16/32gb) of a different brand before anything else. Make sure to get a legit card from a trusted seller, and check it with either H2testw / FakeFlashTest / ChipGenius first to confirm.

    senkun
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    [quote=121529]I know this is resolved but I feel a simpler/neater way to do this is to rename the “samples” folder “.samples” this will make it a hidden folder and it wont show up in the list of games. You will still have to edit mame.cfg and add the “.” to the samples pathname.

    [/quote]

    Thanks for the insight, just went through the same situation and ended up doing the same thing for .artwork and .samples directories.

    senkun
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    [quote=121431]Can someone tell me how to disable the retropie config screen in the main emulation selection section? my machine is almost done and I don’t want people to be able to go to the settings and make changes by accident…

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    comment out the entry for the retropie section in

    /etc/emulationstation/es_systems.cfg

    senkun
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    [quote=121362]changed Windows 7 to 10 and my cable supplier as well (with router change too) so I d notknow which of these is the problem.[/quote]

    Oh well, then you’d have to isolate the cause down. No easy way if you had as you said,

    changed Windows 7 to 10 … cable supplier as well (with router change too) …

    Good luck mate.

    senkun
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    You need to be more specific, which Retropie version? Pi 2? or Pi 3?

    “sometimes works but sometimes (the more) doesn’t”
    “many times does not connect and little ones does, but soon disconects suddenly.”

    sounds like you’re on a Pi 3, if you are try this first before anything else;

    sudo iwconfig wlan0 power off

    senkun
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    [quote=120906]I swear I really, REALLY tried abolutely everything about it before even asking for help.

    -Im actually using Retropie 3.6 in Raspberry Pi 3.

    It looks like the Raspberry is not connected to Wifi but…

    …it is. Because it clearly show it here.
    [/quote]

    New install? Did you update Jessie after install? If not then your wifi connects but there’s a bug with power management that drops wifi after a couple of seconds. It will still show that you’re connected.

    More here:
    http://www.petrockblock.com/forums/topic/raspberry-pi-3-wifi-temporary-fix/#post-120408

    Before updating, try this quick fix and see if it works to get you connected. Open up terminal and type:

    sudo iwconfig wlan0 power off

    senkun
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    some no name usb ps3 lookalike controller but it gets detected as

    input_device = “DragonRise Inc. Generic USB Joystick “

    senkun
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    I’m not sure why I had (similar) controller issues with dreamcast running retropie 3.6 on my Pi 2

    but when I got my new Pi 3, only thing I had to do was set up my controller via the start up input configuration prompt, and all my buttons were perfectly mapped for dreamcast this time.

    as a last resort setup your controller input again?

    rm /home/pi/.emulationstation/es_input.cfg
    F4 exit emulationstation
    (re-)start emulationetation

    the configuration prompt will appear again.

    senkun
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    Just in case it may help someone else, a temp fix (and explanation from herb) that worked for robboman and I can be found in this other thread:

    http://www.petrockblock.com/forums/topic/splash-screen-video-intermittently-doesnt-play/#post-120638

    Adding a delay before calling omxplayer seems to do the trick.

    sudo nano /etc/init.d/asplashscreen

    Add sleep 5 (in my case I only needed a 1 second delay) in a new line just before the line where ‘omxplayer’ is called.

    senkun
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    ahaha I just found some time, settled in started digging in the logs, nothing unusual on mine except for waiting on dhcpcd and IPv6 for eth0 which I am not using since on wifi only. I thought I did see a flash of a message on bootscreen about a startjob for dhcpcd so that may be what was preventing the player from running.

    Just tried sleep 1 before calling onxplayer in /etc/init.d/asplashscreen and it worked flawlessly as a temp fix, giving it that one second pause gets me video splashscreen every time all the time now. So yea happy days thanks to robboman and herb.

    senkun
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    [quote=120502]Could be related to the boot sequence- possible some things aren’t loading in time for omxplayer to be called so it doesn’t work.

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    On both my Pis (Pi2 and Pi3) they have fresh installs of Retropie 3.6, the Pi2 I wiped the c4 8GB sdcard and reinstalled, the Pi3 is brand new with a brand new c10 16GB sdcard.

    First thing I did was choose video splashscreen and reboot. After one or a couple of reboots the video stops showing. It’s just like the attached pic from retrocam, bootup then pauses for a bit and then the white ES loading splashscreen shows up.

    On a fresh install, What could be the things which aren’t loading in time for omxplayer to be called? Any tips/ideas for us to troubleshoot this?

    It’s not a big deal, but it sure would be nice to have a custom video playing :-)

    senkun
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    one more thing I’d like to add, both my Pies are on WiFi, so if they were waiting for something before the player gets called it could be this. But then I did try having Fastboot off and the splashscreen video issue is still there.

    senkun
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    yes I did have the same thought and did try carbon as well. I tried various videos, short lengths/small files to large/long duration vids, mostly .mp4 and some .mov, they do play but usually on first reboot and not after. I doubt it’s related to video file issues.

    For me, it’s definitely not intermittent. It’s more like plays video at least once on reboot, sometimes second reboot (once I got it to show video 3 times in a row) and then nothing after.

    So in my case, video splashscreens works for at least the first reboot after choosing custom. Sometimes it works once or twice after, then stops completely. I can’t say it’s stopped *permanently* as I gave up trying after the 7th or 8th reboot with no video showing.

    senkun
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    oh and I have both RPis powered from 2.4A usb supply so I doubt it’s a power issue.

    senkun
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    Guess I’m not the only one having this issue. Same thing happening with video splashscreens on both my RPi 2 and 3, both running clean installs of latest Retropie 3.6.

    The first reboot after selecting a custom video splashscreen, the video shows, and then perhaps it shows on the second/third reboot too (I wiped SD and reinstalled a few times) but without fail on subsequent reboots there will be no video. Yes, I get that same pause too and can tell that the video will fail to play.

    If you turn of autostart of emulationstation and turn it back on, sometimes on reboot you get video splashscreen back and then on subsequent reboots no more video. You can also temporarily get video back if you disable fastboot but it doesn’t stick.

    I have no idea how to fix this, so gave up and went with a custom static splashscreen instead of video.

    I don’t see anyone else posting about this besides 2 other guys in this thread;
    http://www.petrockblock.com/forums/topic/splash-video-not-loading-anymore/

    So, that makes 4 of us with this issue.

    senkun
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    [quote=120397]Is there a permanent solution?
    If not, how do I create a script that will run this automatically every time it boots up? Or is there an existing script I can add this to?[/quote]

    easiest way is to just add the line

    sudo iwconfig wlan0 power off

    to

    /etc/rc.local

    make sure it’s added above exit 0

    senkun
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    [quote=119180]

    Then i installed the LCD driver.

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    Thank you for the step-by-step, I presume you’re using a 3.2″ lcd from WaveShare? May I ask what is that LCD driver that you installed in the second step right after installing Jessie?

    senkun
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    seems there’s a bug with wifi power management, goes to sleep and never wakes up.

    iwconfig wlan0 power off fixes it until next reboot.

    senkun
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    for the life of me, I cannot get video splashscreens to work. Never got it to work on my Pi 2, today I received my new Pi 3,

    installed a fresh copy of Retropie 3.6 on it,

    created a new folder named “video” in /home/pi/RetroPie/splashscreens

    put a short 500Kb .mp4 video in it,

    selected the folder “video” from the second option in the splash screen menu,

    rebooted,

    and just got bootup text. No video. On my Pi 2 when I tried it, I got video on first restart and then it just stopped showing thereafter. On my new Pi 3 I don’t even see it at all.

    Am I the only one with this issue? Can anyone help?

    senkun
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    Not sure what you did there but try this for your configs/dreamcast/mappings/controller_TwinUSBJoystick.cfg

    [emulator]
    mapping_name = Twin USB Joystick
    btn_escape = 296
    
    [dreamcast]
    btn_a = 290
    btn_b = 289
    btn_c =
    btn_d =
    btn_x = 291
    btn_y = 288
    btn_z =
    btn_start = 297
    btn_dpad1_left = 0x220
    btn_dpad1_right = 0x221
    btn_dpad1_up = 0x222
    btn_dpad1_down = 0x223
    btn_dpad2_left =
    btn_dpad2_right =
    btn_dpad2_up =
    btn_dpad2_down =
    axis_x = 0x00
    axis_y = 1x01
    axis_trigger_left =
    axis_trigger_right =
    
    [compat]
    btn_trigger_left = 292
    btn_trigger_right = 293
    axis_dpad1_x = 0x10
    axis_dpad1_y = 0x11
    axis_dpad2_x =
    axis_dpad2_y =
    axis_x_inverted = no
    axis_y_inverted = no
    axis_trigger_left_inverted =
    axis_trigger_right_inverted =
    axis_dpad1_y_inverted = no
    axis_dpad1_x_inverted = no
    senkun
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    Just went through the same issue of trying to get the DPAD on my generic usb ps3 controller to work with dreamcast/reicast. It may be different for your setup but if I remember correctly this is what I did to finally get mine working;

    Select the Dreamcast emulator from the frontend > start > menu > configure options input

    then go through the whole setting up of your controller again, this will write to configs/dreamcast/mappings/nameofyourcontroller.cfg

    This should by right map all your controller inputs to the .cfg file but somehow the DPAD and analog stick isn’t mapped and the entries are blank on mine.

    Within the configs/dreamcast/mappings/ folder there is a controller_generic.cfg from which I copied and saved these entries over to my .cgf file.

    btn_dpad1_left = 0x220
    btn_dpad1_right = 0x221
    btn_dpad1_up = 0x222
    btn_dpad1_down = 0x223
    axis_x = 0x00
    axis_y = 1×01

    The games I have tested working are:

    Gunbird 2
    Incoming
    Marvel vs Capcom 1 and 2
    MDK2
    Tech Romancer

    Only problem is the sound is choppy on my RPi2, just got my RPi3 today and will see how they run on that. Good luck with your controller setting. If you get your controller working let us know.

    senkun
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    Still trying to figure out why video splashscreen doesn’t work on my clean install. Disabled autostart of ES from the setup menu, then re-enabling it seems to fix the issue for a while, tried 2 or 3 system restarts and video came on fine. Then suddenly it stopped working again.

    Can anyone help?

    senkun
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    I have a short .mp4 video in a folder, selected it as my custome splashscreen. Restarted system and it worked beautifully. The issue is that it only works that very first time, when I restart the system the splashscreen video doesn’t work anymore.

    So I select the default splashscreen, restart the system, reselect my custom splashscreen video, restart system and it works again. But again only for that one time right after I select it. On subsequent restarts, the video doesn’t show anymore.

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