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by steev
Fri Feb 06, 2015 5:22 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: RetroArch on Raspbian: the tutorial
Replies: 204
Views: 162516

Re: RetroArch on Raspbian: the tutorial

These are the RetroArch cores I've tested so far Genesis Plus GX: Runs great SNES9X-Next: Full speed in most games, but struggled a bit with Super FX games like Yoshi's Island CATSFC: This one does better with Super FX games, I was able to get pretty much full speed in Yoshi's Island PocketSNES: Run...
by steev
Fri Feb 06, 2015 2:51 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: RetroArch on Raspbian: the tutorial
Replies: 204
Views: 162516

Re: RetroArch on Raspbian: the tutorial

I ran into that, too.

Edit audio/audio_utils.c and add a:

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#include "../performance.h"
See comment about it here:
https://github.com/libretro/RetroArch/c ... nt-9613123
by steev
Fri Feb 06, 2015 7:44 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Flash on Pi 2 ?
Replies: 11
Views: 7306

Re: Flash on Pi 2 ?

You can use the flash player for ARM Chromebooks:
http://hwswbits.blogspot.com/2013/04/fl ... x-arm.html

It "works" but without hardware acceleration. I can kind of watch some flash videos at SD resolution.
by steev
Thu Feb 05, 2015 10:40 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Raspberry Pi 2 - What would it mean for emulation?
Replies: 62
Views: 21806

Re: Raspberry Pi 2 - What would it mean for emulation?

There is a DS emulator (sudo apt-get install desmume) on the Pi, while it is very very (very) slow on the B+ (<6 fps), it might be acceptable on the Pi 2 (think N64 on B+). I tried both the version in the repos and the libretro version. I played New Super Mario Bros. and it was like 15-20 fps at be...
by steev
Wed Feb 04, 2015 3:29 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Raspberry Pi 2 - What would it mean for emulation?
Replies: 62
Views: 21806

Re: Raspberry Pi 2 - What would it mean for emulation?

Saw this on reddit this morning:
http://www.reddit.com/r/raspberry_pi/co ... ing_video/

N64 looks great, at least for Mario Kart. PS1 was already confirmed full speed by Adafruit

Looks like the Pi 2 will be a huge improvement :)
by steev
Tue Feb 04, 2014 4:34 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Showtime on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 13
Views: 5910

Re: Showtime on Raspberry Pi

andoma wrote: I'd be happy if you'd file an issue about it here: https://showtimemediacenter.com/project ... issues/new
Issue filed:
https://showtimemediacenter.com/issues/1916

Thanks
by steev
Mon Feb 03, 2014 9:07 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Showtime on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 13
Views: 5910

Re: Showtime on Raspberry Pi

I hadn't heard about this project before so I decided to try it out. I just watched a couple YouTube videos and some videos from my DLNA server, but the UI and browsing feel very smooth compared to XBMC.

Nice work :)

Only issue for me was I couldn't get CEC to work with my TV.
by steev
Sun Aug 18, 2013 5:08 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi newbie - XBMC+Emulator
Replies: 5
Views: 7488

Re: Pi newbie - XBMC+Emulator

There's a fork of XBMC that can run emulators; I think it's expected to be merged with the main branch eventually. Someone posted build instructions here (I haven't tested them): http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=164724 It sounds like the overhead of XBMC slows down the emulators a lot though...
by steev
Sat Aug 17, 2013 3:49 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: PicoDrive: MegaDrive/Genesis Emulator Binary
Replies: 40
Views: 17530

Re: PicoDrive: MegaDrive/Genesis Emulator Binary

I think the frontend uses dispmanx but the actual emulator does not? I'm not sure because outside of X it runs full screen up until I load a game. Anyway I recommend building the libretro port and using it with RetroArch because it runs full screen that way make -f Makefile.libretro platform=armv6 p...
by steev
Fri Aug 16, 2013 2:21 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Emulation on the Raspberry Pi (OLD)
Replies: 78
Views: 62387

Re: EMULATION ON THE RPi (UPDATE)

I believe you need to run git submodule init && git submodule update To download the missing module edit: I managed to compile the standalone version. Sadly it uses SDL for video so it's not full screen like the libretro build. I remember seeing a thread about an SDL with dispmanx backend, maybe if ...
by steev
Fri Aug 16, 2013 10:08 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Emulation on the Raspberry Pi (OLD)
Replies: 78
Views: 62387

Re: EMULATION ON THE RPi (UPDATE)

I'm using it to emulate Master System, indeed got a good performance but it's not running at fullscreen! (I'm using it with retroarch) Anyone can help me? Another question is: It's possible to use picodrive to run SegaCD games (eg. Lunar: Silver Star Story)? Regards, Sorry for the late reply, I did...
by steev
Thu Aug 15, 2013 5:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Difference between SDHC cards?
Replies: 11
Views: 1676

Re: Difference between SDHC cards?

You may want to take a look at the information on the Samsung Class 4 card at the bottom of this article : http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/4536 Does anyone know what kind of Samsung microsd they're using? Are Samsung cards in general pretty good with random read/write performance? I ordered one...
by steev
Tue Aug 13, 2013 6:27 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Questions about PS1 emulation
Replies: 7
Views: 6424

Re: Questions about PS1 emulation

For best performance use the standalone version of pcsx_reARMed with unai GPU plugin (should be used by default on the Pi) and run it on the console outside of X. Performance depends on the game. In general 2D games or 3D games that use prerendered backgrounds tend to run fullspeed. Other games may ...
by steev
Sat Aug 10, 2013 9:27 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Did the Pi lead to Chromecast?
Replies: 11
Views: 3282

Re: Did the Pi lead to Chromecast?

Last year Google announced a similar device called the Nexus Q. It only streamed Google Play content and YouTube, but it cost around $300 (!) Google ended up canceling the device before it was launched; I think they realized it had to be cheaper for it to sell well. I think that's what lead to the n...
by steev
Sat Aug 10, 2013 4:37 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Emulation on the Raspberry Pi (OLD)
Replies: 78
Views: 62387

Re: EMULATION ON THE RPi (UPDATE)

Sounds like the RetroArch devs plan to integrate an ARM dynarec eventually, after fixing some bugs in the core first.
http://forum.themaister.net/viewtopic.p ... 6859#p6859

Really looking forward to RetroArch 1.0.0
by steev
Sat Aug 10, 2013 3:01 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Model B vs Cubieboard2
Replies: 4
Views: 5487

Re: Raspberry Pi Model B vs Cubieboard2

This is my experience with emulation on the Pi: NES: Works fine. SNES: Kind of works. You'll have to use either a very old version of Snes9x or a speedhacked version called "pocketsnes" Neither one provides very accurate SNES emulation and Super FX games like Yoshi's Island will run slow. Sega Genes...
by steev
Sat Jul 20, 2013 7:51 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: DGenrc - Sega Genesis controls
Replies: 9
Views: 3124

Re: DGenrc - Sega Genesis controls

What about the Picodrive RetroArch core? https://github.com/libretro/picodrive I think it runs a lot better than dgen and it will use your RetroArch controls Compile like this git clone https://github.com/libretro/picodrive.git cd picodrive git submodule init && git submodule update make -f Makefile...
by steev
Sat Jul 20, 2013 10:55 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Is anyone actually trying to use Raspbian for desktop use?
Replies: 48
Views: 14185

Re: Is anyone actually trying to use Raspbian for desktop us

I sometimes use my Pi for web browsing while playing games on my PS3 (The PS3 can't browse the web and play games at the same time). It's not the fastest thing in the world, but a lot faster now than it was on day 1 I think. Overall pretty usable. Main issue for me is scrolling performance on some o...
by steev
Thu Jul 18, 2013 11:14 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why smartphones' filesystem do not corrupt like RPi?
Replies: 17
Views: 3456

Re: Why smartphones' filesystem do not corrupt like RPi?

It happens on Android, too.

The Android /system partition is usually mounted read-only and rarely ever written to, so maybe it is less likely to become corrupt, but I have had my userdata partition corrupted a few times after bad shutdowns with my MK808 TV stick.
by steev
Sat Jul 13, 2013 1:10 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: mupen64plus 2.0. Can someone compile it for the Pi?
Replies: 7
Views: 1671

Re: mupen64plus 2.0. Can someone compile it for the Pi?

There's a RetroArch version being worked on that uses GLES and should run on the Pi (No idea how fast, though).
It's not working yet, but you may want to keep an eye on it.

https://github.com/libretro/mupen64plus-libretro
by steev
Mon Jul 01, 2013 1:49 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Emulation on the Raspberry Pi (OLD)
Replies: 78
Views: 62387

Re: EMULATION ON THE RPi (UPDATE)

Picodrive got a RetroArch port
https://github.com/libretro/picodrive

Seems to have no trouble running full speed on the Pi
by steev
Tue Jun 18, 2013 2:05 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Stealth Nighthawk F-117A TVDongle
Replies: 14
Views: 5025

Re: Stealth Nighthawk F-117A TVDongle

Interesting. Is that a stock Raspi image? I believe so. From the FAQs: Q: What software/firmware does the Stealth Nighthawk F-117A? A: All compatible with raspberry pi, can be used with Stealth Nighthawk F-117A Q: Where can we find the software/firmware? The software will be available from our webs...
by steev
Mon Jun 17, 2013 6:18 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Stealth Nighthawk F-117A TVDongle
Replies: 14
Views: 5025

Re: Stealth Nighthawk F-117A TVDongle

OK, but this F-117A isn't identical hardware to a Pi, is it? Can you take a Raspbian SD card from a Pi and boot a F-117A with it? What is the benefit of having an A6 core over an A8 or A9 core? Having tried XBMC on a Pi and a Rikomagic MK 802 IIS and a similar but cheaper MK 806 (audio out) the and...
by steev
Thu Jun 06, 2013 6:12 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Running two USB drives
Replies: 7
Views: 5766

Re: Running two USB drives

For root=LABEL or UUID to work I think you need to use an initramfs.

To create one on Raspbian I believe you can do:

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sudo update-initramfs -c -k 3.6.11+
Then add the following to cmdline.txt

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initrd=initrd.img-3.6.11+
I have not tried this, though.
by steev
Tue Jun 04, 2013 5:00 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Android TV powered by Pi, looking for help.
Replies: 4
Views: 2396

Re: Android TV powered by Pi, looking for help.

I wouldn't recommend the Pi for running Android right now. It is great for running GNU/Linux, but Android will be too slow because the current Android images for Pi lack GPU acceleration and hardware video decoding. Maybe in the future there will be a fully working Android port, but for now if you w...

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