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Re: The Retro Arena OS base

Unread post by Slaminger » Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:51 am

eldontyrell wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:51 am
Hello !

I have some questions, regarding the latest version (already easily available ?):
1) is there any way to remap N64 buttons (easily) ?
2) Does the Amiga / Atari ST / CPC emulators support mouse / virtual keyboard (amiga/st) and quick save/load ?
3) In the version I have, there's no way to save games and chose save slots (excepted when the game is exited). Is it fixed now ?
4) Can we easily customize each emulator using retro-arch ? Is the core override activated by default ?
5) Can we easily switch emulator and apply it to particular roms (like with Emu-Elec) ?
Thanks

Stephane
The answer to most of those questions is yes besides st not working yet.
Retroarch will be in rc 2.3 which I literally finished 5 mins ago.

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Unread post by Slaminger » Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:01 am

Within the next 24 hours RC 2.3 will be available to the public.
I'm going to type out a brief change log below.
This build incorporates the base image from Crashoverride, meaning Ubuntu has been updated from 18 to 19.
Sega Dreamcast, Naomi, atomiswave, dos, commodore 64, Sega Saturn, and a couple other systems have been added.
The themes by Travis Wilson have been updated to include the new systems and retroarch. Also mame cores by the year have been added.
Retro Roller from Valadaa48 has been added, this integrates a full retroarch into the build and that has been added to the theme as well, both 64 and 32 bit retroarch are included.
Most of the emus that were cores have been moved to retroarch to allow use of the retroarch menu. The bios for all of these now belong in /home/odroid/.config/retroarch and to be safe copy them into retroarch32 as well as they only use a few mb of space. This will save you from reading the es config to see which core uses 32 or 64.
The exceptions that do not use Retro Roller are:Dreamcast, ScummVM, Atari 800, final burn neo (neo geo bios), and blue msx for msx 1 and 2. Coleco uses retroarch. These bios still go into /opt/libretro into their respective core folders. While the rest now all go into one folder as noted above with all the cores.
The sleep kernel function as also been added, tapping power once is sleep, holding it down is power off.
Please note Saturn and Dreamcast function like n64, not all titles are playable, however many are as well. I will add the link here when available.
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Unread post by Eyeball37 » Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:30 am

That’s excellent news, I’m looking forward to testing it out. Could we get an exact list of which bios files are required and in exactly which folders to place them, or does the build have a missing bios setting like that on emuelec?

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Unread post by Slaminger » Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:33 am

Eyeball37 wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:30 am
That’s excellent news, I’m looking forward to testing it out. Could we get an exact list of which bios files are required and in exactly which folders to place them, or does the build have a missing bios setting like that on emuelec?
Yes, it's all on https://techtoytinker.com/odroid-go-advance
Including the download link.
If you check above all bios go to /home/odroid/.config/retroarch and retroarch32 while 4 or 5 to /opt/libretro :)

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Unread post by Slaminger » Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:36 am

The Retro Arena Release Candidate 2.3:
https://mega.nz/#F!OHRTwAqK!lw4mmJoei-PPvajzofhcSg

Check my above post for details
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Unread post by jblanko6 » Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:12 pm

Hello, Thank you very much for the update,
Could you please help with the bios for neogeo, mame go? I am placing them in /home/odroid/.config/retroarch but it is a no go, is there an additional step I'am missing perhaps assigning the bios manually to each game ? I am lost here and thanks again

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Unread post by bmurphr1 » Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:58 pm

If you need all of the BIOS files just such for "openemu archive" on Google and it's the first link. Download the ZIP file and that archive should have every single BIOS ile you should ever need for any emulator.

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Unread post by CISKO » Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:12 pm

wifi is not working, I see my network, I enter my password, restart and still do not connect, if I go to network info nothing comes out. With the same dongle in batocera and emuelec I have no problems.

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Unread post by crashoverride » Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:25 pm

CISKO wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:12 pm
I enter my password, restart and still do not connect, if I go to network info nothing comes out. With the same dongle in batocera and emuelec I have no problems.
Check this post to see if it relates to your issue:
viewtopic.php?f=187&p=286392#p286228

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Unread post by CISKO » Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:39 pm

crashoverride wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:25 pm
CISKO wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:12 pm
I enter my password, restart and still do not connect, if I go to network info nothing comes out. With the same dongle in batocera and emuelec I have no problems.
Check this post to see if it relates to your issue:
viewtopic.php?f=187&p=286392#p286228
only letters and numbers.
Dongles flashes green led when I introduce my password but there is no network.

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Unread post by thatvinylgeek » Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:46 pm

Slaminger wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:36 am
The Retro Arena Release Candidate 2.3:
https://mega.nz/#F!OHRTwAqK!lw4mmJoei-PPvajzofhcSg

Check my above post for details
This is awesome!

One question, do you expect any further performance improvements for PSP, N64, Saturn, DC? Only ask because I currently have roms on my SDcard which may never perform well, and will remove them to make room for other games :-)

Again, awesome build!

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Unread post by Eyeball37 » Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:26 pm

In the middle of compiling this build before testing, I notice that Amiga systems, game and watch, megadrive japan, neogeo CD and separate folders for hacks are still not present. Any way to add them?

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Unread post by tdowns4712 » Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:39 pm

thatvinylgeek wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:46 pm

This is awesome!

One question, do you expect any further performance improvements for PSP, N64, Saturn, DC? Only ask because I currently have roms on my SDcard which may never perform well, and will remove them to make room for other games :-)

Again, awesome build!
Compared to previous builds? PSP and N64 saw a nice ~20% bump thanks to emulator improvements that came with 19.10 stock. DC,PSP, and N64 work mostly full speed on all but the hardest games to emulate. Some games on all three just don't work so it's hit and miss. Saturn is got a long while to go for 3d polygon titles still. It will be another month probably for the next bump and I imagine and maybe some more speed but they may focus on non working titles and systems at this point.

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Unread post by thatvinylgeek » Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:11 pm

I think I'm being stupid, but I cant get half my systems to work, they try to boot then go back to the home screen...Saturn, DC, SNES...I have a folder called "bios" with all relevant files in the retroarch folder, and another in the libretro folder for DC, is this not correct?

Thanks!

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Unread post by jblanko6 » Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:10 am

bmurphr1 wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:58 pm
If you need all of the BIOS files just such for "openemu archive" on Google and it's the first link. Download the ZIP file and that archive should have every single BIOS ile you should ever need for any emulator.
Thank you very much, I have been using a BIOS pack different then that one I will give a a try later today, the path still the same for all of them correct ? /home/odroid/.config/retroarch

Thank you very much and sorry even tho I have messed with emulation in raspberry pies and such have no knowledge when it comes to BIO even tho it is part of it :(

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Unread post by thatvinylgeek » Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:45 am

Slaminger wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:36 am
The Retro Arena Release Candidate 2.3:
https://mega.nz/#F!OHRTwAqK!lw4mmJoei-PPvajzofhcSg

Check my above post for details
I've tried the bios files in the core folder itself, and in a folder called "bios" in the core folder and nothing seems to work.

Also I have managed to launch PSX games (with the BIOS warning message), but the L+R shortcuts do not work, in fact I can't find anyway to exit out of the games without shutting down....and then going back in to check the files the retroarch.cfg files are both blank (there weren't when I first flashed the image)

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Unread post by l3oomll7 » Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:36 am

On RC2.3: Why I put roms in PSX folder but it doesn't show Playstation icon on home screen?? is this normal?

Now do I have to open game only from retroarch?

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Unread post by ducadan » Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:15 am

Thx, nice image OS. I have couple of questions.
1: Can you save in N64 games?
3: How can i see and change the controls for N64 in particular within the menu.
2: CPS2 games don't launch,I get no errors, but CPS1 games work. Am i missing some bios files? #edit: actualy not all CPS1 games load:(

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Unread post by DrewfusTwofus » Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:44 am

So.... reicast NOT Flycast for Dreamcast??? I am going to put both in and see what works best, your link to the RetroPie page lists reicast, and I have never had much luck with getting games working compared to Flycast on other devices.

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Unread post by Carew » Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:48 am

Image

For PSX I'm having an issue I'm confused by
L2R2 L3R3 are there but I'm unable to map them to anything

I have to mess with a config file I guess to assign keys to get them to work? This would normally be done in emulation station but it's disabled. I would also have to know the value of the other 4 Fbuttons. So far I know start and select are Enter/Rshift ). And I'm guessing change (trigger)+(thumb) to (BTN)

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Unread post by Carew » Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:52 am

l3oomll7 wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:36 am
On RC2.3: Why I put roms in PSX folder but it doesn't show Playstation icon on home screen?? is this normal?

Now do I have to open game only from retroarch?
What are you using to transfer your ROMs?

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Unread post by tdowns4712 » Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:13 am

Carew wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:48 am
Image

For PSX I'm having an issue I'm confused by
L2R2 L3R3 are there but I'm unable to map them to anything

I have to mess with a config file I guess to assign keys to get them to work? This would normally be done in emulation station but it's disabled. I would also have to know the value of the other 4 Fbuttons. So far I know start and select are Enter/Rshift ). And I'm guessing change (trigger)+(thumb) to (BTN)
Back out of quick settings (This is the settings for the emulator) go to the settings for Retroarch it's self, then input settings. You can assign the buttons there. Exit out via the menu instead of the exit button to save your settings.

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Unread post by l3oomll7 » Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:14 am

Carew wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:52 am
l3oomll7 wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:36 am
On RC2.3: Why I put roms in PSX folder but it doesn't show Playstation icon on home screen?? is this normal?

Now do I have to open game only from retroarch?
What are you using to transfer your ROMs?
I use both plug in micro sd to computer and via wifi!
Normal way like when I use 2.1 &2.2

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Unread post by tdowns4712 » Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:11 pm

In RC 2.3 PSX performance is noticeably slower then it should be. I recommend you go back to using retrorun32 like in the stock (19.10) image RC 2.3 is based on. I just copied the command in es_systems and libretro files from from the stock image i had installed on another sd card. You need to copy bios files into the libretro pcsx folder like you do in stock as well.

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Unread post by Romlie » Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:47 pm

Hello, has anybody had issues with using Glupen64_libertro in retroarch of 2.3? It fails to open my n64 games in .z64

If I open n64 games from the retro arena menu I don't seem to be able to open the retroarch options in game with L+R.

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Unread post by eldontyrell » Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:54 pm

There's no zx spectrum and amstrad cpc folders.
Aren't these supported for the moment ?
Would be great :)

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Unread post by tdowns4712 » Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:44 pm

eldontyrell wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:54 pm
There's no zx spectrum and amstrad cpc folders.
Aren't these supported for the moment ?
Would be great :)
Hopefully this can get you pointed in the right direction. If you're interested in trying. No promises of course.

Since it has retroarch built in thanks in part of having RetroRoller built in. You can add libretro cores. cpc32 (Amstrad cpc) and fuse (zxspectrum) I assume you want. Here's an invite below to Retro Game Handhelds discord if use discord. Under the channel "releases-advance" they have a bunch of compatible cores including the formentioned. You'll have to unzip the cores into the correct retroarch folder and edit your es_systems probably as well as add the folders for your ROMs. The people in the "odroidgo-advance" channel can help in this discord as well.

https://discordapp.com/invite/Jd2azKX

It's very possible they will get added in a future release as well.

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Unread post by eldontyrell » Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:28 am

tdowns4712 wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:44 pm
eldontyrell wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:54 pm
There's no zx spectrum and amstrad cpc folders.
Aren't these supported for the moment ?
Would be great :)
Hopefully this can get you pointed in the right direction. If you're interested in trying. No promises of course.

Since it has retroarch built in thanks in part of having RetroRoller built in. You can add libretro cores. cpc32 (Amstrad cpc) and fuse (zxspectrum) I assume you want. Here's an invite below to Retro Game Handhelds discord if use discord. Under the channel "releases-advance" they have a bunch of compatible cores including the formentioned. You'll have to unzip the cores into the correct retroarch folder and edit your es_systems probably as well as add the folders for your ROMs. The people in the "odroidgo-advance" channel can help in this discord as well.

https://discordapp.com/invite/Jd2azKX

It's very possible they will get added in a future release as well.
Thanks!

I'll try that.

I have installed version 2.3rc and i'm impressed by the emulators speed, compared to EmuElec for example.

- N64 is running fine, but it's not a libretro core, right ? I cannot save games.
- PSP is running amzingly well, compared to emuelec. Wipeout is almost playable (on emuelec it's running at 2-3 fps) !
I have yet to try other demanding games such as TombRaider.
- All the other emulators I have tried are running fine (gb, gbc, gba, 7800, md, sms). I'll install soon other roms and continue my tests.

May I suggest to change the font ? rom names really are difficult to read.

Thanks for the great work !
Pretty sure this distribution will be amazing when it will be polished (all emulators are retro-arch cores or are easily configurable and allow to easily save games) and when all emulators will be there by default.

Stephane
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Unread post by ducadan » Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:50 am

how can i change the font size; its so hard to read the game names :( . Also found a bug: the Favorite tab doesn't remember the games i favored if i restart the OGA. ;;;; edit:lat time i favored something, the Favorite tab did remember. Its maybe triggered by something.
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Unread post by eldontyrell » Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:58 am

ducadan wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:50 am
how can i change the font size; its so hard to read the game names :( . Also found a bug: the Favorite tab doesn't remember the games i favored if i restart the OGA
Funny I just made the same remark :)
Difficult to read for me as well ... really too small, and the font style could also be more readable.

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Unread post by thatvinylgeek » Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:12 am

eldontyrell wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:28 am
tdowns4712 wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:44 pm
eldontyrell wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:54 pm
There's no zx spectrum and amstrad cpc folders.
Aren't these supported for the moment ?
Would be great :)
Hopefully this can get you pointed in the right direction. If you're interested in trying. No promises of course.

Since it has retroarch built in thanks in part of having RetroRoller built in. You can add libretro cores. cpc32 (Amstrad cpc) and fuse (zxspectrum) I assume you want. Here's an invite below to Retro Game Handhelds discord if use discord. Under the channel "releases-advance" they have a bunch of compatible cores including the formentioned. You'll have to unzip the cores into the correct retroarch folder and edit your es_systems probably as well as add the folders for your ROMs. The people in the "odroidgo-advance" channel can help in this discord as well.

https://discordapp.com/invite/Jd2azKX

It's very possible they will get added in a future release as well.
Thanks!

I'll try that.

I have installed version 2.3rc and i'm impressed by the emulators speed, compared to EmuElec for example.

- N64 is running fine, but it's not a libretro core, right ? I cannot save games.
- PSP is running amzingly well, compared to emuelec. Wipeout is almost playable (on emuelec it's running at 2-3 fps) !
I have yet to try other demanding games such as TombRaider.
- All the other emulators I have tried are running fine (gb, gbc, gba, 7800, md, sms). I'll install soon other roms and continue my tests.

May I suggest to change the font ? rom names really are difficult to read.

Thanks for the great work !
Pretty sure this distribution will be amazing when it will be polished (all emulators are retro-arch cores or are easily configurable and allow to easily save games) and when all emulators will be there by default.

Stephane
Have you seen any issues? I've built this image about 10 times in the last 2 days and it keeps corrupting :-(

At some point after I put my roms on, they randomly wont load, they go back to home screen, or retroarch crashes on launch. The when I browse the folders and check the .cfg files for retroarch and emulation station, they are all 0kb and blank :-( :-(

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Unread post by eldontyrell » Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:20 am

thatvinylgeek wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:12 am
eldontyrell wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:28 am
tdowns4712 wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:44 pm
eldontyrell wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:54 pm
There's no zx spectrum and amstrad cpc folders.
Aren't these supported for the moment ?
Would be great :)
Hopefully this can get you pointed in the right direction. If you're interested in trying. No promises of course.

Since it has retroarch built in thanks in part of having RetroRoller built in. You can add libretro cores. cpc32 (Amstrad cpc) and fuse (zxspectrum) I assume you want. Here's an invite below to Retro Game Handhelds discord if use discord. Under the channel "releases-advance" they have a bunch of compatible cores including the formentioned. You'll have to unzip the cores into the correct retroarch folder and edit your es_systems probably as well as add the folders for your ROMs. The people in the "odroidgo-advance" channel can help in this discord as well.

https://discordapp.com/invite/Jd2azKX

It's very possible they will get added in a future release as well.
Thanks!

I'll try that.

I have installed version 2.3rc and i'm impressed by the emulators speed, compared to EmuElec for example.

- N64 is running fine, but it's not a libretro core, right ? I cannot save games.
- PSP is running amzingly well, compared to emuelec. Wipeout is almost playable (on emuelec it's running at 2-3 fps) !
I have yet to try other demanding games such as TombRaider.
- All the other emulators I have tried are running fine (gb, gbc, gba, 7800, md, sms). I'll install soon other roms and continue my tests.

May I suggest to change the font ? rom names really are difficult to read.

Thanks for the great work !
Pretty sure this distribution will be amazing when it will be polished (all emulators are retro-arch cores or are easily configurable and allow to easily save games) and when all emulators will be there by default.

Stephane
Have you seen any issues? I've built this image about 10 times in the last 2 days and it keeps corrupting :-(

At some point after I put my roms on, they randomly wont load, they go back to home screen, or retroarch crashes on launch. The when I browse the folders and check the .cfg files for retroarch and emulation station, they are all 0kb and blank :-( :-(
Weird issue indeed.

It reminds me the issue I had with emu-elec (and why i switched to RA) : at some point retro-arch got corrupted and i couldn't even launch it. None of the emulators
were working, of course.
I need to test more and more. I still have a ton of tests to make. For exemple, Amiga which is quite important for me, and an emulator which is complicated to get running on these handlhelds because it requires keyboard / mouse and having these integrated in a perfect way is yet to be seen on a handheld (is kinda the case
on OpenDingux !).

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Unread post by drpsicoloco » Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:24 am

This is not normal, i've been using files in "bin" format without a cue file and they work great. I bet iso files would work as well. I also was able to get files with cue files that had separate bin and track files working in the previous version.
l3oomll7 wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:36 am
On RC2.3: Why I put roms in PSX folder but it doesn't show Playstation icon on home screen?? is this normal?

Now do I have to open game only from retroarch?

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Unread post by thatvinylgeek » Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:26 am

eldontyrell wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:20 am
thatvinylgeek wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:12 am
eldontyrell wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:28 am
tdowns4712 wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:44 pm
eldontyrell wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:54 pm
There's no zx spectrum and amstrad cpc folders.
Aren't these supported for the moment ?
Would be great :)
Hopefully this can get you pointed in the right direction. If you're interested in trying. No promises of course.

Since it has retroarch built in thanks in part of having RetroRoller built in. You can add libretro cores. cpc32 (Amstrad cpc) and fuse (zxspectrum) I assume you want. Here's an invite below to Retro Game Handhelds discord if use discord. Under the channel "releases-advance" they have a bunch of compatible cores including the formentioned. You'll have to unzip the cores into the correct retroarch folder and edit your es_systems probably as well as add the folders for your ROMs. The people in the "odroidgo-advance" channel can help in this discord as well.

https://discordapp.com/invite/Jd2azKX

It's very possible they will get added in a future release as well.
Thanks!

I'll try that.

I have installed version 2.3rc and i'm impressed by the emulators speed, compared to EmuElec for example.

- N64 is running fine, but it's not a libretro core, right ? I cannot save games.
- PSP is running amzingly well, compared to emuelec. Wipeout is almost playable (on emuelec it's running at 2-3 fps) !
I have yet to try other demanding games such as TombRaider.
- All the other emulators I have tried are running fine (gb, gbc, gba, 7800, md, sms). I'll install soon other roms and continue my tests.

May I suggest to change the font ? rom names really are difficult to read.

Thanks for the great work !
Pretty sure this distribution will be amazing when it will be polished (all emulators are retro-arch cores or are easily configurable and allow to easily save games) and when all emulators will be there by default.

Stephane
Have you seen any issues? I've built this image about 10 times in the last 2 days and it keeps corrupting :-(

At some point after I put my roms on, they randomly wont load, they go back to home screen, or retroarch crashes on launch. The when I browse the folders and check the .cfg files for retroarch and emulation station, they are all 0kb and blank :-( :-(
Weird issue indeed.

It reminds me the issue I had with emu-elec (and why i switched to RA) : at some point retro-arch got corrupted and i couldn't even launch it. None of the emulators
were working, of course.
I need to test more and more. I still have a ton of tests to make. For exemple, Amiga which is quite important for me, and an emulator which is complicated to get running on these handlhelds because it requires keyboard / mouse and having these integrated in a perfect way is yet to be seen on a handheld (is kinda the case
on OpenDingux !).
Im just trying again by removing everything other than the roms folder from the root partition, and copying them back across from a clean image...fingers cross

Have you managed to save any retroarch remaps or overrides? Mine was error'ing when I tried, might be part of the issue.

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Unread post by drpsicoloco » Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:57 am

This is a great update, I've run into a few questions I'm wondering if anyone has answers or has run into them as well

1. in Mame (using Mame 2003 and 2010) the coin button doesn't work on some roms. Xmen Vs Street Fighter
2. in Mame some games show the full name some only the rom zip name
3. What rom sets are you all using for CPS3? I have zips with the chds (in folders) and can't get any game to run
4. What format Saturn games are you all using? I get a black screen when I try to loan and then it goes back to the selection screen. It seems like it's a setting issue. I'm using bin cue files.

A cool new feature I noticed is that now the ps1 emulator can run ChD files, which are a smaller size than other ps1 files.

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drpsicoloco wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:57 am
This is a great update, I've run into a few questions I'm wondering if anyone has answers or has run into them as well

1. in Mame (using Mame 2003 and 2010) the coin button doesn't work on some roms. Xmen Vs Street Fighter
2. in Mame some games show the full name some only the rom zip name
3. What rom sets are you all using for CPS3? I have zips with the chds (in folders) and can't get any game to run
4. What format Saturn games are you all using? I get a black screen when I try to loan and then it goes back to the selection screen. It seems like it's a setting issue. I'm using bin cue files.

A cool new feature I noticed is that now the ps1 emulator can run ChD files, which are a smaller size than other ps1 files.
I have been using bin and cue for Saturn with limited success, it very much seems to be how the files have been compiled. Die Hard arcade from one rom pack may not work, but then if I download it from another site it loads ok.

I havent really found anything playable yet though, every is running very slow :-(

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Unread post by Firebird_WS6 » Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:11 am

Loving rev 2.3, but I have two problems I'm wondering if there's a solution for:

Is there a way to rotate the screen or remap the keys to play vertical games in FBA (Arcade)? Currently vertical arcade games such as 1941 Counter Attack seem unplayable as the screen is sideways but the controls are not remapped to suit holding the OGA sideways.

Is it possible to remap the keys in the dreamcast emulator? The D Pad seems to be mapped to the joystick, so in Metropolis Street Racer, steering activates the horn. Other games also become unplayable, such as Daytona. Would be better too if the triggers are mapped to the shoulder buttons instead of F5 and F6.

There has been a suggestion made in Discord to take advantage of Retroarch to resolve these problems, but I don't think this is the right solution as the current FBA and Dreamcast emulators used by The Retro Arena are the fastest I've tried on any OGA platform and I think they launch via Retrorun not Retroarch to avoid Retroarch overhead. Certainly I've tried Flycast on Retroarch for instance in Retro Roller and it's significantly slower than The Retro Arena dreamcast emulator.

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Unread post by Avalance » Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:22 am

So i would also like to report a few issues.

Regarding the path for adding the bios for the systems, it doesn't seem to work, if i added for example the PSX bios in the mentioned path in \.config\retroarch. Even if i put it directly there, or create folder "bios" or "system" and add it there, and still won't detect any games. The only way that i managed to run a game to test it, is by going in the Retro Arena OS, starting RetroArch32 and from there load the content and select the ReArmed core to start a game, but in the home menu is not shown.

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Unread post by tdowns4712 » Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:24 am

Firebird_WS6 wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:11 am
Loving rev 2.3, but I have two problems I'm wondering if there's a solution for:

Is there a way to rotate the screen or remap the keys to play vertical games in FBA (Arcade)? Currently vertical arcade games such as 1941 Counter Attack seem unplayable as the screen is sideways but the controls are not remapped to suit holding the OGA sideways.

Is it possible to remap the keys in the dreamcast emulator? The D Pad seems to be mapped to the joystick, so in Metropolis Street Racer, steering activates the horn. Other games also become unplayable, such as Daytona. Would be better too if the triggers are mapped to the shoulder buttons instead of F5 and F6.

There has been a suggestion made in Discord to take advantage of Retroarch to resolve these problems, but I don't think this is the right solution as the current FBA and Dreamcast emulators used by The Retro Arena are the fastest I've tried on any OGA platform and I think they launch via Retrorun not Retroarch to avoid Retroarch overhead. Certainly I've tried Flycast on Retroarch for instance in Retro Roller and it's significantly slower than The Retro Arena dreamcast emulator.
Wierd I've not had had that problem with the stock and the analog controls. Maybe try odroid stock instead? It's supposed to be the same. If that works you can copy the core overtop theRA, it's what I did for DC and psx. I'll have to test more.
As for vertical arcade titles I have a separate folder and es_systems entry. I use retrorun and FBneo for normal arcade titles and retroarch and FBneo for vertical titles. You can edit the controls and rotate the screen. I know it's not an ideal solution but I find they both work fine for FBneo speed wise. For harder to run titles I would use the mame2003 folder and romset.

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Wierd I've not had had that problem with the stock and the analog controls. Maybe try odroid stock instead? It's supposed to be the same. If that works you can copy the core overtop theRA, it's what I did for DC and psx. I'll have to test more.
As for vertical arcade titles I have a separate folder and es_systems entry. I use retrorun and FBneo for normal arcade titles and retroarch and FBneo for vertical titles. You can edit the controls and rotate the screen. I know it's not an ideal solution but I find they both work fine for FBneo speed wise. For harder to run titles I would use the mame2003 folder and romset.
Have you tried Dreamcast Metropolis Street Racer or Daytona USA with default controller settings in the game on The Retro Arena 2.3? The analog steering via OGA joystick activates the D-Pad functions. I haven't customized anything in my copy of The RA, so I don't understand why the behavior in my OGA would be different to others?

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Unread post by thatvinylgeek » Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:22 am

Anyone know the best way to map the saturn keys?

I can map the 6 face buttons, but for some reason I can't map L and R to anything (was going to use two of the front "function" buttons)

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Unread post by drpsicoloco » Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:39 am

Avalance wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:22 am
So i would also like to report a few issues.

Regarding the path for adding the bios for the systems, it doesn't seem to work, if i added for example the PSX bios in the mentioned path in \.config\retroarch. Even if i put it directly there, or create folder "bios" or "system" and add it there, and still won't detect any games. The only way that i managed to run a game to test it, is by going in the Retro Arena OS, starting RetroArch32 and from there load the content and select the ReArmed core to start a game, but in the home menu is not shown.
It does work. I think there's an issue with your PSX roms. I was able to get the PS1 files working just fine without the bios. I only added the bios to improve compatibility. My PS1 games are only bin files (no cue). It should see your ps1 files regardless of your setup as long as you had them in the correct format or have the bios.

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Unread post by Firebird_WS6 » Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:23 am

Avalance wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:22 am
So i would also like to report a few issues.

Regarding the path for adding the bios for the systems, it doesn't seem to work, if i added for example the PSX bios in the mentioned path in \.config\retroarch. Even if i put it directly there, or create folder "bios" or "system" and add it there, and still won't detect any games. The only way that i managed to run a game to test it, is by going in the Retro Arena OS, starting RetroArch32 and from there load the content and select the ReArmed core to start a game, but in the home menu is not shown.
The bios paths should be /home/odroid/.config/retroarch/cores and /home/odroid/.config/retroarch32/cores

Note that the PlayStation (pcsx_rearmed_libretro.so) core in TheRA 2.3 cannot achieve full fps. I swapped it out for the one from RetroRoller, but I understand that its possible to achieve the same results by updating the core with Retroarch. The core in the Repository is supposed to be the good one.

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Unread post by drpsicoloco » Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:59 am

Also keep in mind that it’s a hidden folder. You will have to enable viewing of hidden files.

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Unread post by Firebird_WS6 » Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:47 am

Anyone know what folder samples and artwork are supposed to be put for Mame2003Plus?

Edit: I found it: /home/odroid/.config/retroarch/cores/mame2003-plus/samples and /home/odroid/.config/retroarch/cores/mame2003-plus/artwork

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Unread post by tdowns4712 » Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:51 pm

Firebird_WS6 wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:52 am
tdowns4712 wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:24 am
Have you tried Dreamcast Metropolis Street Racer or Daytona USA with default controller settings in the game on The Retro Arena 2.3? The analog steering via OGA joystick activates the D-Pad functions. I haven't customized anything in my copy of The RA, so I don't understand why the behavior in my OGA would be different to others?
Okay, yep, sorry, its definitely more noticeable in some games in both RA 2.3 and stock 19.10 i'm sorry to say :cry: . MSR failed to load for me but:

Daytona USA camera being changed constantly and steering being all over the place.
Slave Zero, Quake III: Arena, and MDK2 functions bound to d-pad activating while aiming and aiming going random directions.
Power Stone 2 going random directions when using analog stick.
Sonic Adventure 2 only steering one direction.
Toy Commander, constant camera angle changed

D-pad seems to work just fine and fighting games have no issues. Crazy Taxi 1+2, and Jet Grind Radio seem fine with stick.
When playing N64 games analog stick works fine.

I went to post this in issues but turns out this issue was already pointed out in a related topic i made last week. DOH!

See here: viewtopic.php?f=194&p=286627#p286627

At least they're on it. You may have to wait for next release, hopefully with the move to 19.10 fixes will come more frequently.

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Unread post by eldontyrell » Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:58 pm

thatvinylgeek wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:26 am

Im just trying again by removing everything other than the roms folder from the root partition, and copying them back across from a clean image...fingers cross

Have you managed to save any retroarch remaps or overrides? Mine was error'ing when I tried, might be part of the issue.
Core overrides are working fine on my side !
And this is GREAT it's activated by default.

Stephane

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Unread post by IgaBiva » Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:52 pm

Sorry if I have missed this information but is mame2003plus supported? If not, will it me supported?

I find this core optimal for all games that support it - it supports ~ 600 games more than standard mame2003 and many games has fixes and improvements. Also, performace is better than on later mame versions.

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Unread post by thatvinylgeek » Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:12 pm

Think I solved the problems I was having, seems I wasn't leaving enough free space on the mem card, I think you need at least 3-4gb empty, then it appears to be ok with saving etc.

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Unread post by o0 Mr Robot 0o » Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:08 pm

First off I wanna say, excellent build. This is exactly what I was looking for. I really love the layout and everything including stuff I could't play before on my ogo is working flawlessly, in particular psp. Im running stuff like wipeout where in every other build on here I was barely getting a few fps on other builds. That being said, I'm hitting a few snags... Dreamcast isn't running at all. Not even the one game I could get to boot on every other build and most of them aren't showing up in the game list. I followed the instructions on the website and placed both bios files in the correct directory but its still not working. Next is N64, None of my roms show up aside from mario64 and its not even running. And lastly, NAOMI. I downloaded a bunch of roms in .rar format, unzipped them, then compressed them into .zip...none of them boot. I'm gonna go out on a limb and assume it's gotta be 100% user error on my part. If anyone has had any success I would greatly appreciate and info. Thanks.

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