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  • shoothere
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    I would second InsecureSpike’s advice. Also if an update goes boink you don’t have to copy all the roms/saves/scrapes again, just a new SD card and go go go!

    It is much cheaper as well and USB sticks are not very big so size shouldn’t be a problem either.

    shoothere
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    in reply to: Spam #121594

    Well it seems resolved but for future reference:

    if such things (or other non-retropie related stuff) happen, is this the preferred method of reporting so others can see it or would you rather have it emailed?

    shoothere
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    in reply to: Spam #121550

    I’m sure she’s a lovely woman, but I guess it is uncalled for :)

    Shame if one would have to implement Captchas :(

    shoothere
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    I am just guessing here (no handson experience) but I would think NES, SEGA Megadrive and GB would be fine but I think SNES will be hit and miss depending on the title. Arcade emulation might also vary but I’m thinking some NeoGeo would work.

    I know funds can be an issue but perhaps consider getting yourself a Pi3 and giving your to your pal? Just thinking…

    shoothere
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    Have you tried

    sudo chmod -R 777 /opt/retropie/configs/advmess/

    I would not think permissions to be an issue in a local setup

    shoothere
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    Judging from the quick google search it requires a special version of mame (the FBA one seems exotic) and I am not quite sure which version it requires but have you tried different version of MAME?

    shoothere
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    WOW! Looking awesomesauce!

    I am most curious how you will be handling the display/sound output.

    Keep us updated and you’ve got something that makes many of us jealous! :P

    shoothere
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    I would totally second using Filezilla (you can find the IP adress in your retropie menu in emulationstation and log in with user: pi and password: raspberry).

    Much more reliable once the initial hurdle of finding out the IP is overcome.

    shoothere
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    @dankcushions: just this one

    @zerojay
    : ok thanx for the info.

    I will have another look now that I know it is not some “bug”.

    Thanx!

    shoothere
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    I’m with zerojay on this one. It will segfault if the GBA bios isn’t found and good romsets are also crucial (learnedthis myself the hard way).

    shoothere
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    I am not thinking of overclocking. I like to work within the boundaries of the “Vanilla Pi3” but the max_usb_current=1 will not void warranty right?

    The USB stick works as one would expect, it mounts and everything it is just very slow (currently copying a PSX .pbp file at 1.8mbyte per second) while I am sure the internal SD could hit 8 to 10.

    I am just curious what causes this. I would expect a Sandisk USB3 stick to not be the bottleneck and that the max USB2 throughput would, if anything, be the culprit.

    shoothere
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    All your points are valid, I did not expect ext4 to make a big difference but thought I’d ask.

    I wouldn’t expect the USB power to be a problem either but would love some feedback if that is the case.

    shoothere
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    To quickly add a question to this thread:

    I use my USB3 Stick formatted as FAT32 and I find the performance to be rather poor (1.5mbyte per second) as opposed to the internal SD (8 to 10mbyte per second) when transferring files.

    I could imagine it being a BIT slower but even when reading games I notice that, for example, PS1 titles just take that little longer to load (the transitions in Symphony of the Night being most notable).

    Is it because it is formatted as FAT32 and would formatting it as ext4 work better?
    Am I missing something?

    shoothere
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    Can you putty into your Pi or choose the option (when pressing start) to quit emulation station.

    From there on you will be in your home directory (pi)

    do “cd RetroPie” and then sudo ./retropie_setup

    A menu should pop up. Update your script (always a good idea!) and then go to (configuration to be used post install, sorry I do not have my Pi booted at the moment) and from there on you can choose an option to pair the PS3 controller.

    Hope this helps!

    shoothere
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    Hmmm sounds like the SSH setting is borked.

    Is going for a fresh install an option?

    One would not need to run as root, ever with the sudo command.

    shoothere
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    in reply to: LXDE Poll #119303

    Own system, I assume it can be hidden like every other system?

    shoothere
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    Does it register anything when you get to the controller setup?

    Does this video give any insight?

    jstest is usually the first thing to try.

    shoothere
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    Did you update or did you do a clean flash of the SD?

    shoothere
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    Sorry cannot help you with your 32X question but as I stated in another post somewhere, looking at this list for the best emulator to use:

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Wjzbu90l6eCEW1w6ar9NtfyDBQrSPILQL5MbRSpYSzw/edit

    combined with toning down the resolution (I usually go for 640×480 for that stairway-polygonal goodness!) has made many games run rather well if not perfectly.

    Diddy Kong Racing, Mario64, Mario Kart 64 and even Banjo Kazooie (although the latter with some VERY occasional stutters) ran awesomely for me!

    shoothere
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    VERY awesome and VERY welcome for those of us still considering getting one.

    Such good publicity and informative. Thank you!

    shoothere
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    Of course you are VERY right, Sir Buzz. I honestly don’t know where the 32mb one came from.

    I will crawl back into my cellar now, Sir Buzz. :P

    shoothere
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    Personally I doubt it as it only has 32MB of RAM which really wouldn’t work. I know it can be used as a dedicated MAME machine rather well but anything more daunting (such Retropie) seems unlikely.

    I might be wrong though!

    shoothere
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    Same issue as described in my post here. Hope we get a solution soon! :D

    http://www.petrockblock.com/forums/topic/3-6-and-ps3-controller-not-working/

    shoothere
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    I would suggest, if you have a spare SD to try the same setup but with a clean image.

    Updating should work but can make strange things happen!

    shoothere
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    So you have tried with 2 different SD cards from what you mention?

    Are they class 10 cards?

    shoothere
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    cooky069: did you start with a fresh install or did you update your RPi2 install?

    shoothere
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    Haha! Lazy bums unite!

    shoothere
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    Look in your other post, I linked there to a likely solution to your problem.

    shoothere
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    shoothere
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    As malacai said:

    Overclocking the Pi2 to Pi2 setting made PSX games run pretty much flawlessly for me.

    N64 is not so much a speed issue as an optimisation issue. If you turn down the resolution to 640×480/VGA the games getting that nice retro fuzzy look :) and also run rather smooth.

    To check which emulator is best to use for which game (if it works at all) check this list:

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Wjzbu90l6eCEW1w6ar9NtfyDBQrSPILQL5MbRSpYSzw/edit

    Hope this helps!

    shoothere
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    I think I speak for many a person but why would you want to?

    AFAIK the performance has increased over the releases and there is no need to go back to earlier versions.

    Just wondering :)

    shoothere
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    in reply to: Error messages #118567

    So you built it yourself from scratch with Raspbian?

    Out of curiosity: why would you not just use the image provided by the site?

    shoothere
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    [quote=118564]

    Well on a non-overclocked system it is a 30% processor increase.

    No, it’s actually roughly a 60% increase. If it was just a clock frequency increase, you’d be right. However, the Pi 3 uses a different and improved CPU core (Cortex-A53), which by itself improves performance by roughly 25%. In some cases (and with recompiled code), the performance improvement should be even larger.

    [/quote]

    Yeah I was (without much dedication I must admit) trying to look up the specs to the Pi2 chip to compare but gave up :P

    I sort of like the yearly releases (are they yearly?) as they sort of give me something to look forward to. The past 30 years are slow but every years we get faster!

    shoothere
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    Well on a non-overclocked system it is a 30% processor increase.

    Not quite sure how and if a 64bit release of the emulators will matter but hey, they will never hurt I guess.

    Silly question: will 64bit apps run on a 32bit OS? I remember OSX running stuff 64bit while the actual kernel was still 32bit.

    shoothere
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    in reply to: Error messages #118550

    By a fresh install I take it you mean you formatted the SD en flashed it again?

    Raspberry Pi 2?

    Did you try another SD?

    Do you have any other stuff hooked up to the Pi (except, power, HDMI and maybe a keyboard)?

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