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by mongrol
Mon Dec 17, 2012 4:13 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: SDL 1.2 with dispmanx backend
Replies: 80
Views: 29054

Re: SDL 1.2 with dispmanx backend

I tried this with advmame and witnessed no change, no autoscaling or anything. How can I test if it's getting invoked or not?
by mongrol
Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:02 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: SDL 1.2 with dispmanx backend
Replies: 80
Views: 29054

Re: SDL 1.2 with dispmanx backend

Anyone tried this with AdvMame yet? Seems like a great idea to squeeze some better performance out it.
by mongrol
Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:48 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Action Quake 2's server on a Model B
Replies: 2
Views: 1355

Re: Action Quake 2's server on a Model B

Excellent! I so loved this game before Tribes came out. It was just so fast. I remember one shotting the entire opposing team once in about 12 seconds from the rooftop of that skyscraper map. AQ2, QW deathmatch and Q2 Lithium were the fastest games ever. Shame we'll never see such things again.
by mongrol
Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:20 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Not Minecraft, but Blocky
Replies: 180
Views: 58675

Re: Not Minecraft, but Blocky

@spsn. I've just noticed Blocky has been licensed under the GPL. Thanks very much. I'll defo be checking this out (or cloning).
by mongrol
Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:55 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Not Minecraft, but Blocky
Replies: 180
Views: 58675

Re: Not Minecraft, but Blocky

Can I suggest the GPL3 license instead. This ensures the code will always remain free for others to study and learn from. MIT allows closed distribution I believe.
by mongrol
Fri Oct 26, 2012 12:31 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Instructions for building XBMC for Raspbian
Replies: 399
Views: 164839

Re: Instructions for building XBMC for Raspbian

A fresh rebuild later and I've got past the configure stage. Halfway into a compile though and I get this error. DirectoryNodeYear.P:262: *** missing separator. Stop. make: *** [xbmc/filesystem/MusicDatabaseDirectory/musicdatabasedirectory.a] Error 2 Appears to be at the linking stage. Line 262 refe...
by mongrol
Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:33 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: apt-get dist-upgrade v. apt-get upgrade
Replies: 13
Views: 61351

Re: apt-get dist-upgrade v. apt-get upgrade

Use apt-get upgrade, reboot, test. If all good then apt-get autoremove to uninstall any redundant packages. Or use dist-upgrade and live life on the edge. Well, its debian so it's a good bit back from the edge.
by mongrol
Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:12 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Instructions for building XBMC for Raspbian
Replies: 399
Views: 164839

Re: Instructions for building XBMC for Raspbian

Some of the package deps are out of date in that article too. Tbh there's not much difference between kkoenke's doc and the one on the raspbian site. I still get the -ldl error so I'm just going to park this and do a full rebuild at some point.
by mongrol
Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:49 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Instructions for building XBMC for Raspbian
Replies: 399
Views: 164839

Re: Instructions for building XBMC for Raspbian

Hi all, The instructions on raspbian.org site seem to be for xbmc-rbp which as I understand it has now been rolled into the main xbmc git. So, in order to compile xbmc with PVR support so I can test the latest libcmyth merges I've been trying to compile the main xbmc tree. Following the same instruc...
by mongrol
Thu Sep 20, 2012 11:45 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: New dedicated category for Games?
Replies: 22
Views: 3369

Re: New dedicated category for Games?

I agree. It's always seemed a bit out of place really. Media Centres are more related to the Graphics/Sound forum than gaming.
by mongrol
Sat Sep 01, 2012 10:59 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: pi cade
Replies: 13
Views: 4374

Re: pi cade

That looks great. What materials did you use for the build and finish?
by mongrol
Fri Aug 31, 2012 10:57 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: pi cade
Replies: 13
Views: 4374

Re: pi cade

Pi is small. Picade can be small too. I'm making a bartop cabinet, originally with a 14" CRT but now with an LCD. Footprint is smaller. Progress can be tracked here. www.scorch.org
by mongrol
Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:25 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Power questions in this forum
Replies: 4
Views: 1209

Power questions in this forum

I assumed this forum was for "Power Users" as defined as someone who is extremely technically capable as apposed to a newbie. I see a lot of questions about powering the Pi instead. Which is it? Either way it looks like there's a forum missing.
by mongrol
Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:18 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Idea: Suite of FOSS alternatives to popular online services!
Replies: 19
Views: 21705

Re: Idea: Suite of FOSS alternatives to popular online servi

You should look at this. http://freedomboxfoundation.org/

It's ideals are similar to yours and they've already been working on it for 20 months.
by mongrol
Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:40 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: RetroArch Emulator Frontend
Replies: 475
Views: 190371

Re: RetroArch Emulator Frontend

Hahaha. That explains it. My Mini-Rii keyboard doesn't have a right shift. Only a left shift. I'll do some remapping. Thanks.

Btw, what about the TAB menu?
by mongrol
Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:03 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: RetroArch Emulator Frontend
Replies: 475
Views: 190371

Re: RetroArch Emulator Frontend

Has anyone figured out how to insert coins in imame4all yet?
by mongrol
Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:51 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Using RPI for MAME in place of a regular computer
Replies: 5
Views: 3581

Re: Using RPI for MAME in place of a regular computer

The pi can run up to late eighties games with some overclock and optimisation. It's not going to run Streetfighter. :)
by mongrol
Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:46 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Powering from television circuit (mame cab)
Replies: 7
Views: 1372

Re: Powering from television circuit (mame cab)

Thanks guys. I think you've successfully scared me off. :) Guess I'll go source a small LCD instead.
by mongrol
Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:44 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Powering from television circuit (mame cab)
Replies: 7
Views: 1372

Powering from television circuit (mame cab)

Hi folks,
I'm building a bartop mame cab and plan to use a portable 14" CRT telly as a screen. Obviously this box has a powersupply built into it. If I can locate a 5v bus on the TV would it be suitable to power the PI (and USB Powered hub) from this source? Any gotchas to look out for?
by mongrol
Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:14 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution
Replies: 612
Views: 220826

Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Just to avoid any confusion - XBian is in no way closed source, it's just a finely tuned and configured compilation of pre-existing open source packages. Yes. A modified binary distribution of GPL licensed software has to have the sources of the modified parts available as well as the unmodified pa...
by mongrol
Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:23 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution
Replies: 612
Views: 220826

Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Did I miss the memo about this being closed source? How can it be? If there's any debian or xbmc in xbian the source needs to be provided or made available on request.
by mongrol
Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:58 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: RetroPie Setup - Auto-installer/updater for RetroArch gaming
Replies: 853
Views: 464358

Re: RetroPie Setup - Auto-installer/updater for RetroArch ga

Great script. Makes life a lot easier. I have a question though. How do you get a keyboard working with the mame core? I can't put money in (key 5), press tab for the menu or use any of the frameskip F8 keys.
by mongrol
Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:08 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: RetroArch Emulator Frontend
Replies: 475
Views: 190371

Re: RetroArch Emulator Frontend

Has anyone used the imame4all core with a keyboard yet? I'm beat if I can find out how to map certain expected mame functions to different keys. Looking at the imame4all site or source is no use as it's primarily developed for touchscreens.
by mongrol
Sun Aug 05, 2012 11:25 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: RetroArch Emulator Frontend
Replies: 475
Views: 190371

Re: RetroArch Emulator Frontend

Hi everyone.
I'm building bartop mame cabinet with my Pi and Retroarch looks like a great fit. However, I can get the imame4all core to run some games but how do I configure the keyboard? The standard mapping doesn't seem to match the usual mame mappings. (Insert coins, tab menu etc).
by mongrol
Thu Aug 02, 2012 1:47 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Just got my Slice of Pie in Australia
Replies: 9
Views: 1479

Re: Just got my Slice of Pie in Australia

I just clicked the Element14 link on the front page of www.raspberrypi.org

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