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by cacophony555
Mon Mar 02, 2015 5:08 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Retroarch framerate shows 60fps during slowdowns
Replies: 7
Views: 3561

Re: Retroarch framerate shows 60fps during slowdowns

Thanks Vanfanel!

If you have a moment it would be great to see your list of recommended emulators for each system now that the Pi 2 is out.
by cacophony555
Mon Mar 02, 2015 12:25 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: FCEUX - NES Emulator; Joystick/GamePad Support
Replies: 21
Views: 16133

Re: FCEUX - NES Emulator; Joystick/GamePad Support

wilddean wrote: Did you have any joy mapping the Quit key for the emulator?
I never got it working and ended up just using the retroarch core of fceux. For the raspberry pi 2 the nestopia core seems to be a better option than either so I'd suggest going that route instead.
by cacophony555
Sun Mar 01, 2015 6:02 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Retroarch framerate shows 60fps during slowdowns
Replies: 7
Views: 3561

Re: Retroarch framerate shows 60fps during slowdowns

So I enabled the framerate dispaly via the retroarch menu and even when considerable slowdowns occur it's still showing a rock solid 60fps. Can somebody explain this? You must differenciate "internal" framerate from the "external" one. The slowdowns you mention in Super Ghouls'n'Ghosts are internal...
by cacophony555
Sun Mar 01, 2015 12:32 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Retroarch framerate shows 60fps during slowdowns
Replies: 7
Views: 3561

Retroarch framerate shows 60fps during slowdowns

I've been trying to compare various SNES emulators on the Raspberry Pi 2 and really like the snes9x-next core for RetroArch, mainly because the audio sounds so much better. But the one thing that bothers me is more prominent slowdowns in specific areas of certain games. For example, near the very be...
by cacophony555
Thu Feb 26, 2015 5:33 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Default overclock/voltage settings for RPi 2 ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1475

Re: Default overclock/voltage settings for RPi 2 ?

DougieLawson wrote:Edit /boot/config.txt and remove the settings from there.
I'm still curious what the default voltage is... anyone know? Or do these settings not appear by default?
by cacophony555
Thu Feb 26, 2015 7:08 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Default overclock/voltage settings for RPi 2 ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1475

Default overclock/voltage settings for RPi 2 ?

I enabled the one overclock setting for the RPi 2 using raspi-config and then decided I wanted to undo it, but there's no option for that. "None" will actually try to underclock it to stock RPi 1 levels. Can somebody who hasn't overclocked their Pi 2 tell me what the default values are for these in ...
by cacophony555
Wed Feb 25, 2015 5:51 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: RetroPie Setup - Auto-installer/updater for RetroArch gaming
Replies: 853
Views: 461295

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

Hi, I installed manually on Raspbian as per the instructions on https://github.com/petrockblog/RetroPie-Setup I don't see a N64 or SNES emulator when I launch emulationstation, so how do I get those to appear ? I re-ran the retropie_setup.sh script and added experimental packages 115 (N64 MUPEN64Pl...
by cacophony555
Mon Feb 23, 2015 12:39 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Retroarch cores now made usable by Pi 2?
Replies: 12
Views: 5368

Re: Retroarch cores now made usable by Pi 2?

Thanks for all the helpful replies!

Anyone have an opinion on using -Ofast vs -O3 vs O2 when building? I'm inclined to go with -Ofast.
by cacophony555
Sun Feb 22, 2015 8:34 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Retroarch cores now made usable by Pi 2?
Replies: 12
Views: 5368

Re: Retroarch cores now made usable by Pi 2?

A couple differences I noticed between the PES retroarch build parameters and what was suggested by Vanfanel:

PES is set to disable-udev and doesn't specify anything for oss, while Vanfanel's instructions say to enable-udev and disable-oss.

Any reason behind these differences?
by cacophony555
Sun Feb 22, 2015 7:20 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Retroarch cores now made usable by Pi 2?
Replies: 12
Views: 5368

Re: Retroarch cores now made usable by Pi 2?

Hey Neil, out of curiosity, why are you using pocketsnes instead of snes9x-next?

BTW, thanks for linking to your scripts. I see you passed --enable-neon to the configure of retroarch, so that's a good tip.
by cacophony555
Sun Feb 22, 2015 5:19 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: RetroArch on Raspbian: the tutorial
Replies: 201
Views: 145699

Re: RetroArch on Raspbian: the tutorial

cacophony555: You don't have to run configure scripts for any RetroArch cores. They come in "ready to build" form! Sorry to dig up an old sub-thread, but I really want clarification on this before I go through this process again for my Pi 2 :D In your instructions in the first post you state to run...
by cacophony555
Sun Feb 22, 2015 3:54 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Retroarch cores now made usable by Pi 2?
Replies: 12
Views: 5368

Re: Retroarch cores now made usable by Pi 2?

Thanks steev. Is there any advantage to cross compiling in this case other than to speed up the compilation/linking process itself? I'd prefer to just build on the Pi if possible, but I also want to ensure that what's built is optimal. So hoping I can just do this to build on the pi (for example in ...
by cacophony555
Sat Feb 21, 2015 9:02 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Retroarch cores now made usable by Pi 2?
Replies: 12
Views: 5368

Retroarch cores now made usable by Pi 2?

I'm curious what retroarch cores have now become usable with the extra processing power of the Pi 2. Also, any hints on how to build them in a more optimized fashion would be appreciated. I just tried building/running two SNES cores on my Pi 2: (for both of them I just did a "make" with no arguments...
by cacophony555
Thu Feb 19, 2015 7:10 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Unbearably Slow Wifi on Pi 2
Replies: 4
Views: 7266

Re: Unbearably Slow Wifi on Pi 2

So I switched to another Edimax dongle I had been using on my desktop and saw the wifi speed jump to 3MB/s. I then switched back to the original Edimax dongle and now it's around 2.5MB/s. Not sure what's going on here, but if anybody has ideas let me know.
by cacophony555
Thu Feb 19, 2015 7:00 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: epiphany browser on Pi2 crashes
Replies: 40
Views: 22554

Re: epiphany browser on Pi2 crashes

Thanks. I did find that in another thread and it worked. Was this only an issue b/c of the new user I created?
by cacophony555
Thu Feb 19, 2015 6:35 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Unbearably Slow Wifi on Pi 2
Replies: 4
Views: 7266

Unbearably Slow Wifi on Pi 2

I just got a new Pi 2 that I loaded with the latest raspbian image. I have the very popular Edimax EW-7811Un wifi adapter that's plugged directly into one of the four USB ports. I'm using a high quality 5V 2A power supply (and even tried another one). The raspberry pi is located about 3 feet from a ...
by cacophony555
Thu Feb 19, 2015 4:14 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: epiphany browser on Pi2 crashes
Replies: 40
Views: 22554

Re: epiphany browser on Pi2 crashes

Just did a fresh Raspbian setup on my brand new Pi 2. Epiphany crashes constantly. Pretty much every site I go to crashes the browser before the page finishes loading. The only site I've seen load without a crash is google search results. Pretty disappointing. I see this on the console with every cr...
by cacophony555
Tue Feb 17, 2015 6:26 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Pi Entertainment System (PES)
Replies: 19
Views: 5085

Re: Pi Entertainment System (PES)

swshatkin wrote:do i need to install archlinux as well or just the image that is provided on the PES site
Just the image as it includes ArchLinux.
by cacophony555
Thu Feb 05, 2015 6:01 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Raspberry Pi 2 - What would it mean for emulation?
Replies: 62
Views: 19582

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

Well, MAME4ALLPi works! Previously one of the slowest working Title on the Pi was N.A.R.C, running at 900MHz 'Medium' O/C it seriously struggled and could be deemed 'Not Playable' because it ran at approximately 60%, at best, probably because it was the first 'HD' Arcade Title (well, HD in 1988!), ...
by cacophony555
Mon Feb 02, 2015 7:38 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Raspberry Pi 2 - What would it mean for emulation?
Replies: 62
Views: 19582

Re: Raspberry Pi 2 - 6x faster

Did you read any other threads before posting? No. I looked at the gaming forum and didn't any threads. Not sure what you're referring to. http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=63&t=98338 Yeah but that's a general discussion thread. I was interested in a discussion regarding game emulat...
by cacophony555
Mon Feb 02, 2015 7:33 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Raspberry Pi 2 - What would it mean for emulation?
Replies: 62
Views: 19582

Re: Raspberry Pi 2 - 6x faster

ame wrote:Did you read any other threads before posting?
No. I looked at the gaming forum and didn't any threads. Not sure what you're referring to.
by cacophony555
Mon Feb 02, 2015 7:26 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Raspberry Pi 2 - What would it mean for emulation?
Replies: 62
Views: 19582

Raspberry Pi 2 - What would it mean for emulation?

Not official yet, but I found this intriguing: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/02/02/raspberry_pi_model_2/ http://regmedia.co.uk/2015/01/30/lohan_team_pi_2_teaser.jpg?x=648&y=429&crop=1 a turbocharged version of the B+ boasting a new Broadcom BCM2836 900MHz quad-core system-on-chip with 1GB of RAM...
by cacophony555
Tue Sep 30, 2014 5:14 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: RELEASE: EmulationStation 2.0-RC1
Replies: 227
Views: 79854

Re: RELEASE: EmulationStation 2.0-RC1

floob wrote:Your script is certainly fast.
I've put a guide for it together here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijag-o-bHy4
Nice guide, thanks for doing it!
by cacophony555
Tue Sep 30, 2014 1:50 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: RELEASE: EmulationStation 2.0-RC1
Replies: 227
Views: 79854

Re: RELEASE: EmulationStation 2.0-RC1

Yeah, sorry. It was never really designed to pull in full metadata. More of a quick way of setting up what mattered most to me (images and a readable name). Getting descriptions would mean having to scrape external web services which is what ES-scraper attempts to do. When I ran ES-scraper on my col...
by cacophony555
Sun Sep 28, 2014 11:24 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: RELEASE: EmulationStation 2.0-RC1
Replies: 227
Views: 79854

Re: RELEASE: EmulationStation 2.0-RC1

Is there anyway to get the old scraping script working with RetroPie 2.3? It seems a lot of the paths have changed? https://github.com/elpendor/ES-scraper/blob/master/scraper.py The GUI version is great, but very slow and needs a bit of nudging now and again. Alternatively is there a way to downloa...

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