Retro-Go: Emulator launcher with improved emulators

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I'm going to be that guy and ask, will this ever be able to run Dragon Warrior 4/Dragon Quest 4?

Been following and using this for a while and have been curious if that will ever be a thing on the Go

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Bug report, 2020-08-01 release

I have 5 gb 10 gbc games, nothing else. When I change "Show empty" to No, the odroid locks up when I navigate left of game boy or right of game boy color. Screen freezes and it says Loading directory. I'll just leave it to "yes" for now but I would love that option to be fixed, since I personally only care about GB and GBC.

Thanks for your work!

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blerplederple4 wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 5:07 am
I'm going to be that guy and ask, will this ever be able to run Dragon Warrior 4/Dragon Quest 4?
I can check them out, I don't think they've been reported before. Can you tell me what is the issue?
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Wed Aug 19, 2020 3:33 pm
Bug report, 2020-08-01 release
I have 5 gb 10 gbc games, nothing else. When I change "Show empty" to No, the odroid locks up when I navigate left of game boy or right of game boy color. Screen freezes and it says Loading directory. I'll just leave it to "yes" for now but I would love that option to be fixed, since I personally only care about GB and GBC.
Thanks for your work!
I'm attaching a beta of the upcoming release if you want to try, show empty has been rewritten among other things and should fix all issues.


PS: I'm switching to version numbers instead of dates. Nothing fancy, every release will increment by one 1.18 1.19 1.20 and so on. Dates are causing confusion on my side when working with multiple past and future releases.
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Post by blerplederple4 »

Sorry for the late reply, but in just about every Odroid Go OS Dragon Warrior 4 just boots into a blank white screen and won't even start.

I haven't tried the latest beta but it happens on every version I've tried up to 2020-08-13

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New release: Retro-Go 1.18 is now available! Download via top post or github.

Changes since 2020-08-01:
  • RETRO: Favourites support (let me know if it can be improved)
  • RETRO: Fixed misc navigation bugs
  • NES: New MMC1 implementation to improve compatibility (eg: Dragon Warrior 4 now boots but crashes for other reason)
  • NES: Battletoads "fixed" (workaround. still glitches, but it seems playable)
  • GBC: Fixed garbled tiles in some games (eg: Speedy Gonzalez)
  • PCE: Fixed horizontal lines in some games
  • SMS/GG: Improved performance, 25% less frameskip
  • ALL: Fixed stutter when changing a setting (on slow SD Card)
  • ALL: Better panic handling that might show the crash reason now
Let me know if there is any issue, especially with NES or favourites!

@blerplederple4: Now it starts but crashes. I'll keep working and share any progress.
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Hello, Ducalex. New user here. Just got an ODROID-GO and I'd like to thank you for your amazing work on this launcher. Glad to see the ODROID-GO community is still alive.
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The fellow is doing us all proud.

Honestly I'd happily recommend the Odroid Go to anyone wanting a good 8-bit emulator.

Ducalex turned a fun novelty into a fantastically usable gaming device.
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ducalex, you are awesome!

Even if DW4 is still problematic I'm super hyped to see progress! Will keep my eye on this for sure, thanks!
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Hi, i've been playing lots with this great firmware, however how can i rotate certain lynx games? The rotation option is greyed out on games that need rotating like Raiden etc.

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Thank you guys for the nice comments!

@Niknice:
There was very little interest/feedback in Lynx so I stopped working on it... But I'll be happy to add auto and manual rotation support in the next release :).

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Niknice wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:20 pm
Hi, i've been playing lots with this great firmware, however how can i rotate certain lynx games? The rotation option is greyed out on games that need rotating like Raiden etc.
Here's a test build with display and dpad rotation. It should auto detect most games. If you can confirm that everything works I'll include in the next release :).
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Hi, just tested and the rotation now works like a champ. Thank you very much :)

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Hello, I just tried and rotation doesn't work on my atari lynx roms but it does work with the Retro ESP32 launcher version 2.4.
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After i turned off rotation i was able to play Gaunlet, Klax, and Raiden vertically. Awesome, i just wish the sound was better.
Thanks! :D

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rcarillion wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:27 am
After i turned off rotation i was able to play Gaunlet, Klax, and Raiden vertically. Awesome, i just wish the sound was better.
Thanks! :D
If a game isn't correct when Rotation: Auto, can you tell me the CRC of the game and which rotation it should be? (in the launcher press B on the game to see the CRC). I will add it to the auto list.

Sound is definitely something I'd like to improve for Lynx and PCE!

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