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by cacophony555
Wed Jan 29, 2014 6:09 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: RetroArch on Raspbian: the tutorial
Replies: 203
Views: 147865

Re: RetroArch on Raspbian: the tutorial

I have found a few roms that seem to exhibit performance issues for me, but I wonder if some of the problems occurred on the original hardware as well: - Sonic the Hedgehog on the Sega Mastersystem exhibits quite frequent slowdown and framerate issues. The Genesis version is absolutely flawless, and...
by cacophony555
Wed Jan 29, 2014 6:35 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: RetroArch on Raspbian: the tutorial
Replies: 203
Views: 147865

Re: RetroArch on Raspbian: the tutorial

Vanfanel, what would you suggest for the memory split? I currently have it split 256/256 on my 512MB model.

Also, what are your thoughts on frontends?
by cacophony555
Tue Jan 28, 2014 5:57 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: RetroArch on Raspbian: the tutorial
Replies: 203
Views: 147865

Re: RetroArch on Raspbian: the tutorial

First you spend some hours, even days, optimizing enviroment and compiling with the right flags, and at the end you get awesome performance... isn't it the most awesome thing to do? For me, it is!! Enjoy! :D Yep, this is all extremely satisfying. :D And I do think that the Genesis Plus GX core does...
by cacophony555
Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:59 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: RetroArch on Raspbian: the tutorial
Replies: 203
Views: 147865

Re: RetroArch on Raspbian: the tutorial

Wow, a bunch of great optimization ideas. Thanks! I did end up rebuilding all the cores with those extra compilation flags, and everything is working smoothly. I also grabbed the master system core you recommended. The fact that I'm getting such great performance from a silent/small $35 device is as...
by cacophony555
Mon Jan 27, 2014 6:09 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: RetroArch on Raspbian: the tutorial
Replies: 203
Views: 147865

Re: RetroArch on Raspbian: the tutorial

It was the following step that complained about missing packages, not the make: 3) ./configure It sounds like it's safe to ignore the missing package errors but it would be a good thing to mention in the instructions. But I did already get past the error/warning by installing the packages it complai...
by cacophony555
Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:33 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: RetroArch on Raspbian: the tutorial
Replies: 203
Views: 147865

Re: RetroArch on Raspbian: the tutorial

Yep, looks like the Retroarch compilation issue was fixed. So I went through these steps again... For the configure step of picodrive it says you need to install libpng-dev. I did that and then it said I need to install libsdl1.2-dev. So I did that too which installed quite a few dependencies (I use...
by cacophony555
Sun Jan 26, 2014 6:30 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: RetroArch on Raspbian: the tutorial
Replies: 203
Views: 147865

Re: RetroArch on Raspbian: the tutorial

Vanfanel, this is very helpful and I'm looking forward to trying it out later today. Thanks!

And you're correct, the Raspberry Pi is great for learning. I just needed a little push in this particular case :D

Have you compared the standalone fceux binary to the retroarch+fceux core version?
by cacophony555
Sun Jan 26, 2014 6:28 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: RetroArch aspect ratio seems off for certain cores
Replies: 3
Views: 5921

Re: RetroArch aspect ratio seems off for certain cores

Thanks Welshy. So to get the most authentic experience do you suggest 4:3? Would there be a potential for performance impact?
by cacophony555
Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:42 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: RetroArch on Raspbian: the tutorial
Replies: 203
Views: 147865

Re: RetroArch on Raspbian: the tutorial

Ah sorry, missed that. I'll try an earlier version.

Out of curiosity has anyone tried the nestopia core with retroarch?
https://github.com/libretro/nestopia
by cacophony555
Sun Jan 26, 2014 5:06 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: RetroArch on Raspbian: the tutorial
Replies: 203
Views: 147865

Re: RetroArch on Raspbian: the tutorial

This first "make" failed for me (for Retroarch). This was on a fresh Raspbian Wheezy image that I just download from the official site. Here's my full history since first boot of this fresh card image: I did a "sudo raspi-config" to adjust a few settings (locale, keyboard, timezone, memory split 256...
by cacophony555
Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:51 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: RetroArch aspect ratio seems off for certain cores
Replies: 3
Views: 5921

RetroArch aspect ratio seems off for certain cores

I've noticed that the aspect ratio seems way off for certain RetroArch cores in RetroPie. I started with the latest RetroPie SD image, and the default emulators for both NES and SNES both use RetroArch. They both display with an almost square aspect ratio. For NES it's as if they're blowing up the 2...
by cacophony555
Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:33 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: FCEUX - NES Emulator; Joystick/GamePad Support
Replies: 21
Views: 16534

Re: FCEUX - NES Emulator; Joystick/GamePad Support

Thanks for the input welshy. Glad to hear there are lots of other good nes options.
by cacophony555
Sun Jan 19, 2014 12:06 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: FCEUX - NES Emulator; Joystick/GamePad Support
Replies: 21
Views: 16534

Re: FCEUX - NES Emulator; Joystick/GamePad Support

Thanks welshy, unfortunately I can't seem to get it to work. I found the fceux.cfg file in .fceux. It seems to be autogenerated, but I can override the values by making a new .cfg file in a new cfg.d directory. So I tried adding the following override: SDL.Hotkeys.Quit = 10 The default was "27" whic...
by cacophony555
Sat Jan 18, 2014 8:16 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: FCEUX - NES Emulator; Joystick/GamePad Support
Replies: 21
Views: 16534

Re: FCEUX - NES Emulator; Joystick/GamePad Support

Is there any way to configure the "exit" button so that I can use a gamepad to exit to a frontend (like emulationstation)?
by cacophony555
Sat Jan 18, 2014 6:07 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: STICKY: Emulation on the RPi: Updated 29/06/2017
Replies: 146
Views: 404321

Re: Emulation on the Raspberry Pi (Updated 09/01/2014)

Great thread and it's been very helpful. I started with the Retropie bundle, but am slowly trying to replace individual emulators with the best versions. I can't believe how much faster Pudding's PiMame4All is than the RetroArch version that was bundled with RetroPie! I had a little bit of difficult...

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