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Installing ROMS on OGST

Unread post by CidDeMizar » Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:22 am

I'm here again. Now my problem is with the rompack I have. I have It saved on an USB drive and I followed the instructions to mount and use the ROM folder in this USB drive instead the one placed on the SD card. The new mounted "ROMS" folder is working, but...
Reading the instructions, I got the idea that the folder tree had to be the same as on OGST image. Well. I have the 250GB rompack from arcadepunks.com. I think It's the one which would work on Supreme Odroid, but I would like to get it working on OGST OS. I tried to achieve it by renaming folders as they are created on OGST OS, but it didn't work.

Any Ideas for getting it working under OGST OS?

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Re: Installing ROMS on OGST

Unread post by meveric » Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:45 am

as long as the folder and file extensions are the same as for OGST it should work no matter where the ROMS came from.

Make sure the folder names are correct, it's Case-SeNsEtIvE by the way means capital and small letters are imortant.. if you have a folder called "snes" it won't work, but if the folder is called "SNES" it will work.
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Unread post by CidDeMizar » Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:02 am

Yes, Maveric, I know It's case sensitive. Even I changed some folder names in order to have the same name as on SD card. One of the problems I found, for example on KODI, was that every ROM were detected as an Amstrad CPC ROM. I tried to run some of that ROMS I know well and I kew they were from arcade machines, but the Initial amstrad screen appeared and KODI hung. I tried to use Attract mode, and it did'nt find a ROM. Then, on emulationstation, no arcade ROM was detected. I tried some AMIGA games but when they were about to start, they hung as well. No idea of what's happening.

If you have any approach to try, I'll thank tou, 'cause I don't know what esle to do

Thanks very much for your help, Maveric.

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Unread post by meveric » Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:03 am

CidDeMizar wrote:Yes, Maveric, I know It's case sensitive. Even I changed some folder names in order to have the same name as on SD card. One of the problems I found, for example on KODI, was that every ROM were detected as an Amstrad CPC ROM.
That sounds very strange.. but I still think the issue is the folder structure or the way you mounted the USB drive. If everything is found under CPC that means it might just be mounted inside /home/odroid/ROMS/CPC rather than /home/odroid/ROMS
CidDeMizar wrote:I tried to run some of that ROMS I know well and I kew they were from arcade machines, but the Initial amstrad screen appeared and KODI hung.
When starting an emulator, Kodi is paused until the emulator is exited, so hanging of Kodi is normal as long as the emulator runs.
CidDeMizar wrote:I tried to use Attract mode, and it did'nt find a ROM.
Attract mode is not easy you might have to activate "Displays" first before you can search for ROMS. Although I'm not sure if I already did that for you or not.
CidDeMizar wrote:Then, on emulationstation, no arcade ROM was detected.
Another indication, that you have not the correct folder structure, as emulationstation is fully pre-configured and works out of the box when you have ROMs.
CidDeMizar wrote:I tried some AMIGA games but when they were about to start, they hung as well. No idea of what's happening.
For Amiga you need the correct kickstart files, or else a AROS bios is loaded and most games won't work on that.

I'd suggest start with something easy like an NES or GBA game, file endings .gba or .nes to figure out if it's working at all, and put them in the respective folder.
If you already mounted the USB drive, unmount it for initial testing to make sure the system is working when you place the files in the respective folder.

If that's working mount the USB drive and try again with your folder setup which should work as well, if not, something is not configured correctly.

You can also post the output of:

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ls -l /home/odroid/ROMS/
that way I can check if the folder structure is still ok when you mounted the USB drive.
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Re: Installing ROMS on OGST

Unread post by CidDeMizar » Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:20 am

Hi, Maveric. Sorry for not replying you before. Hard days for me. I'd like to tell you that the file tree is not exactly the same, because some folders exist in my rompack (and I think I have them renamed properly), and there are several foldes that don't exist, so I did'nt modify them. Here you have the list I have in my external ROMS folder:

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odroid@gamestation-turbo:~$ ls -l /home/odroid/ROMS/
total 9149
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid  196608 Nov  2 00:23 AMIGA
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid    4096 Nov  5 17:53 ATARI
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid   65536 Nov  2 00:24 C64
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid 1835008 Nov  2 00:22 CPC
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid   86016 Nov  2 00:14 ColecoVision
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid    4096 Nov  9  2016 Databases
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid    4096 Nov  1 23:56 FBA
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid   65536 Nov  1 23:57 FDS
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid  655360 Nov  1 23:57 GBA
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid  327680 Mar 13  2018 MSX
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid  196608 Mar 12  2018 N64
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid 1310720 Mar 15  2018 NDS
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid  524288 Mar 13  2018 NES
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid   32768 Mar 13  2018 NeoGeo
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid    4096 Mar 13  2018 NeoGeoPocket
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid  163840 Mar 15  2018 PCE
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid    4096 Mar 13  2018 PCE-CD
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid    4096 Mar 12  2018 PSP
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid  163840 Mar 13  2018 PSX
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid   12288 Mar 15  2018 SCUMMVM
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid    4096 Nov  5 18:05 SEGA
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid  524288 Mar 13  2018 SNES
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid    4096 Mar 13  2018 SuperGrafx
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid       0 Jun 18 23:10 TOOLS
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid   12288 Mar 12  2018 VB
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid    8192 Mar 12  2018 Vectrex
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid  196608 Mar 12  2018 ZXSpectr
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid  655360 Nov  1 23:58 arcade
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid    4096 Mar 19  2018 daphne
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid     176 Jan 25  2015 dinothawr
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid   24576 Mar 13  2018 gameandwatch
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid  327680 Mar 12  2018 gb
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid   12288 Mar 13  2018 gbah
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid  327680 Mar 13  2018 gbc
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid    8192 Mar 13  2018 gbh
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid   98304 Mar 12  2018 genh
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid    4096 Mar 13  2018 ggh
-rw------- 1 odroid odroid     624 Jan 25  2015 gles2n64.conf
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid       0 Mar 15  2018 intellivision
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid    4096 Mar 12  2018 mame-advmame
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid       0 Mar 12  2018 mame-libretro
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid       0 Mar 12  2018 mame-mame4all
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid  524288 Mar 12  2018 megadrive
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid  131072 Mar 13  2018 megadrive-japan
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid   49152 Mar 12  2018 msx2
-rw------- 1 odroid odroid     864 Jan  1  2000 mupen64plus.cfg
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid       0 Oct  4  2017 music
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid    4096 Mar 13  2018 nesh
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid   24576 Mar 12  2018 ngpc
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid    4096 Mar 15  2018 pc
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid       0 Mar 15  2018 ports
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid  163840 Mar 13  2018 pspminis
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid  327680 Mar 13  2018 sfc
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid   16384 Mar 13  2018 snesh
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid   49152 Mar 15  2018 teamzt
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid   49152 Mar 12  2018 tg16
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid    4096 Mar 13  2018 tg16cd
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid   20480 Mar 12  2018 videopac
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid       0 Mar 14  2018 videopac2
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid   65536 Mar 13  2018 wonderswan
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid   49152 Mar 13  2018 wonderswancolor
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid    4096 Mar 12  2018 zmachine
odroid@gamestation-turbo:~$ 
I hope I can adapt my rompack to your OS Image.

Thanks very much for tour help, Maveric

P.S.: Take note that there are 3 folders for mame, but arcade machine ROMs are inside "arcade" folder. Seems strange for me, but that's the way this rompack is structured.

Thank you very much, friend

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Re: Installing ROMS on OGST

Unread post by meveric » Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:31 am

ok here is what I can tell you.
IF you put the games in the "arcade" folder, that is why they don't work.
ANY of the folder in small letters:
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drwx------ 1 odroid odroid  655360 Nov  1 23:58 arcade
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid    4096 Mar 19  2018 daphne
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid     176 Jan 25  2015 dinothawr
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid   24576 Mar 13  2018 gameandwatch
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid  327680 Mar 12  2018 gb
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid   12288 Mar 13  2018 gbah
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid  327680 Mar 13  2018 gbc
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid    8192 Mar 13  2018 gbh
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid   98304 Mar 12  2018 genh
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid    4096 Mar 13  2018 ggh
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid       0 Mar 15  2018 intellivision
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid    4096 Mar 12  2018 mame-advmame
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid       0 Mar 12  2018 mame-libretro
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid       0 Mar 12  2018 mame-mame4all
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid  524288 Mar 12  2018 megadrive
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid  131072 Mar 13  2018 megadrive-japan
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid   49152 Mar 12  2018 msx2
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid       0 Oct  4  2017 music
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid    4096 Mar 13  2018 nesh
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid   24576 Mar 12  2018 ngpc
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid    4096 Mar 15  2018 pc
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid       0 Mar 15  2018 ports
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid  163840 Mar 13  2018 pspminis
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid  327680 Mar 13  2018 sfc
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid   16384 Mar 13  2018 snesh
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid   49152 Mar 15  2018 teamzt
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid   49152 Mar 12  2018 tg16
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid    4096 Mar 13  2018 tg16cd
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid   20480 Mar 12  2018 videopac
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid       0 Mar 14  2018 videopac2
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid   65536 Mar 13  2018 wonderswan
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid   49152 Mar 13  2018 wonderswancolor
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid    4096 Mar 12  2018 zmachine
Are NOT part of the image and everything you put inside there will be ignored, as it's the wrong folders.


Only the folders in CAPITAL letters are the ones used by this image.
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odroid@gamestation-turbo:~$ ls -l /home/odroid/ROMS/
total 9149
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid  196608 Nov  2 00:23 AMIGA
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid    4096 Nov  5 17:53 ATARI
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid   65536 Nov  2 00:24 C64
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid 1835008 Nov  2 00:22 CPC
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid   86016 Nov  2 00:14 ColecoVision
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid    4096 Nov  9  2016 Databases
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid    4096 Nov  1 23:56 FBA
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid   65536 Nov  1 23:57 FDS
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid  655360 Nov  1 23:57 GBA
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid  327680 Mar 13  2018 MSX
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid  196608 Mar 12  2018 N64
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid 1310720 Mar 15  2018 NDS
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid  524288 Mar 13  2018 NES
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid   32768 Mar 13  2018 NeoGeo
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid    4096 Mar 13  2018 NeoGeoPocket
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid  163840 Mar 15  2018 PCE
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid    4096 Mar 13  2018 PCE-CD
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid    4096 Mar 12  2018 PSP
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid  163840 Mar 13  2018 PSX
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid   12288 Mar 15  2018 SCUMMVM
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid    4096 Nov  5 18:05 SEGA
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid  524288 Mar 13  2018 SNES
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid    4096 Mar 13  2018 SuperGrafx
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid       0 Jun 18 23:10 TOOLS
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid   12288 Mar 12  2018 VB
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid    8192 Mar 12  2018 Vectrex
drwx------ 1 odroid odroid  196608 Mar 12  2018 ZXSpectr
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Re: Installing ROMS on OGST

Unread post by CidDeMizar » Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:39 am

Wright, Maveric. I'll make all needed changes... and I'll cross my fingers. I'll tell you the results.

Thanks friend.

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Unread post by meveric » Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:54 am

also the folders seem to be inclomplete, several folders are missing from what I can tell... CPS1 CPS2 CPS3 for example.. ResidualVM as well... not sure what else is missing...
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apt-get install --reinstall setup-ogst-odroid
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Unread post by CidDeMizar » Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:35 am

Before reading your message, I tried Retroarch and emulationstation. Work fine both of them. Anyway I've just updated the system as you instructed me and Ill tell you the results in a minute.

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Unread post by CidDeMizar » Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:01 am

Well, seems to be no changes. Emulationstation works fine. It lasts 2 or 3 minutes to initialize, but I thik It's due to my 250GB rompack.
Maveric, everything on this machine seems to work marvelously well with your OS. Thank you for your work, thank you for your help and thank you for being here to teach us.

Regards, friend.

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Unread post by meveric » Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:13 am

Glad it's working, let me know if you have other issues and I'll try to help where I can.
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Unread post by rooted » Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:20 am

meveric wrote:Glad it's working, let me know if you have other issues and I'll try to help where I can.
You should change your name to maveric, it's easier on autocorrect Image

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Unread post by meveric » Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:24 am

:P
not gonna happen though

Or in other words: This is where the support ends ;)
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Re: Installing ROMS on OGST

Unread post by CidDeMizar » Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:24 am

You should change your name to maveric, it's easier on autocorrect
Certainly :D :D :D

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