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Re: recalboxOS - emulation platform for RPi and RPi2

Fri Feb 27, 2015 3:58 pm

You could use VirtualBox to create a virtual machine with an ubuntu on it :)

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Re: recalboxOS - emulation platform for RPi and RPi2

Fri Feb 27, 2015 5:41 pm

+1 for VirtualBox, that is how you do "buildroot" based builds. It will setup and build the crosscompiler for you also.
It will be done compiling on your beast CPU in no time compared to the RPi2.

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Re: recalboxOS - emulation platform for RPi and RPi2

Fri Feb 27, 2015 11:56 pm

Loving this project and precisely what I was hoping to find when I bought my RPi2! Kudos on all the work you've put in!

I'm having a few problems though...
1. Wifi won't connect. I have verified the dongle works in Raspbian. Chipset: Realtek RTL8188CUS. Driver issue?
2. I have an aftermarket usb 360 controller and recalbox recognizes it fine as 360 afterglow controller, but when I turn off the Pi and power back up it's not found. I have to unplug and re-plug and it's fine. When rebooting, it stays connected.
3. Is there a way to add roms without transferring over the network (wired or wireless)?

Thanks

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Re: recalboxOS - emulation platform for RPi and RPi2

Sat Feb 28, 2015 8:56 am

Hi !
OH650R wrote:1. Wifi won't connect. I have verified the dongle works in Raspbian. Chipset: Realtek RTL8188CUS. Driver issue?
Thanks for thhat, i just realized that realtek drivers need binary firmwares that i did not select in the system build. Next release.
OH650R wrote:2. I have an aftermarket usb 360 controller and recalbox recognizes it fine as 360 afterglow controller, but when I turn off the Pi and power back up it's not found. I have to unplug and re-plug and it's fine. When rebooting, it stays connected.
Hum. Could you report this issue on https://github.com/digitalLumberjack/recalbox-os/issues
OH650R wrote:3. Is there a way to add roms without transferring over the network (wired or wireless)?
I created a fat32 partition in order to make it compatible with all OS. If you plug the SD in a Mac or Linux, you can copy roms directly. But windows this noob OS won't read extended partition and do not detect logical partitions in it...
If someone know how to do ...

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Re: recalboxOS - emulation platform for RPi and RPi2

Sat Feb 28, 2015 12:35 pm

There is a Windows program (http://www.paragon-drivers.com/extfs-windows/) that read and write on ExtX partitions.

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Re: recalboxOS - emulation platform for RPi and RPi2

Sat Feb 28, 2015 1:04 pm

mgoulart wrote:There is a Windows program (http://www.paragon-drivers.com/extfs-windows/) that read and write on ExtX partitions.
Yes but the share partition is FAT32, and the program read ext filesystem.
I talked about extended partition not extfs :)

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Re: recalboxOS - emulation platform for RPi and RPi2

Sat Feb 28, 2015 2:29 pm

DigitalLumberjack wrote:Yes,
Press F4 to quit emulationstation, then ALT+F2. Or connect via ssh
"root" + "recalboxroot" to connect.

Then

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nano /recalbox/configs/retroarch/retroarchcustom.cfg
and add the lines. Please tell us if it helps :)
Hi DigitalLumberjack,

I've testet it with the cfg file but it's the same. I've got now a RPi2, maybe it's better.

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Re: recalboxOS - emulation platform for RPi and RPi2

Sat Feb 28, 2015 8:32 pm

Hey Lumberjack,

RecalboxOS has support to db9_gpio_rpi? https://github.com/petrockblog/RetroPie ... 9_gpio_rpi

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Re: recalboxOS - emulation platform for RPi and RPi2

Sun Mar 01, 2015 6:56 am

i have been trying to transfer all the unzipped files to an SD card fat32 partition, i t has not been a success im not getting anything when i put my sd in the RPI, i am a noob so i must be doing something wrong, i dont know if im supposed to go through and unzip the .tar files for rpios as well or what, please someone help me with the installation process for this id appreciate it.

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Re: recalboxOS - emulation platform for RPi and RPi2

Sun Mar 01, 2015 7:01 am

Hi Marcelo, could be a good idea, can i let you add an issue ?
swshatkin wrote:i have been trying to transfer all the unzipped files to an SD card fat32 partition, i t has not been a success im not getting anything when i put my sd in the RPI, i am a noob so i must be doing something wrong, i dont know if im supposed to go through and unzip the .tar files for rpios as well or what, please someone help me with the installation process for this id appreciate it.
You just have to get the last release file https://github.com/digitalLumberjack/re ... v3.2.4.zip and unzip its content to the root of your sd card.

You will have these files :
  • BUILD-DATA
    INSTRUCTIONS-README.txt
    RECOVERY_FILES_DO_NOT_EDIT
    bootcode.bin
    defaults
    os
    output
    recovery.cmdline
    recovery.elf
    recovery.img
    recovery.rfs
    recovery7.img
    riscos-boot.bin
in the sd card, then put it in the rpi, and plug hdmi, and finally the power cable.

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Re: recalboxOS - emulation platform for RPi and RPi2

Sun Mar 01, 2015 7:39 am

Still got nothing what could I be doing wrong I have a b+ and 32gb ad card class 10

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Re: recalboxOS - emulation platform for RPi and RPi2

Sun Mar 01, 2015 8:45 am

Did you format the SD with the SD card formatter tool? Do you have an other SD to try?

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Re: recalboxOS - emulation platform for RPi and RPi2

Sun Mar 01, 2015 10:25 am

ok so i used a 8gb sd card i had and it worked i did the same exact steps but it worked i am now installing it on my pi thanks so much for the help

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Re: recalboxOS - emulation platform for RPi and RPi2

Sun Mar 01, 2015 1:43 pm

DigitalLumberjack wrote:Hi Marcelo, could be a good idea, can i let you add an issue ?
Thanks a lot! I'm struggling like a hell to make it work on Retropie!

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Re: recalboxOS - emulation platform for RPi and RPi2

Sun Mar 01, 2015 1:52 pm

mgoulart wrote:Hey Lumberjack,

RecalboxOS has support to db9_gpio_rpi? https://github.com/petrockblog/RetroPie ... 9_gpio_rpi

mgoulart: not working in RecalboxOS, my Megadrive 6button joypad by RADICA now 100 % working in retropie 2.6 with db9_gpio driver 1.0 ;)

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Re: recalboxOS - emulation platform for RPi and RPi2

Sun Mar 01, 2015 2:33 pm

I just got my RPi2 and setup recalbox. I'm very happy with the performance. I also got Wifi working which was a nice bonus.

My only trouble is my controller doesn't seem to work on N64. I'm using a Dual Shock 2 through a USB converter. It works with every other system but nothing happens in N64.

Could you add emulators for Virtual Boy, WonderSwan, and Neo Geo Pocket? They're in Retroarch under Mednafen. They aren't terribly popular systems but there are a few great games for them.

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Re: recalboxOS - emulation platform for RPi and RPi2

Sun Mar 01, 2015 7:20 pm

Guys
I'm trying to use a 7" TFT with HDMI driver board on my Recalbox setup.
Emulation Station fills the whole screen OK but all the games (MAME)
have a 1" blank border left and right.
Top and bottom fits fine and picture quality is very good.
Is there some way I can tweak it to fill the screen?

It worked fine on my 22" HDMI monitor (no borders)

Thanks
Phil

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Re: recalboxOS - emulation platform for RPi and RPi2

Sun Mar 01, 2015 10:11 pm

hi there, im building a table top arcade cabinet with a 19 inch lcd benq monitor with recalboxOS , but just cannot get a picture to display....its using a hdmi to dvi converter...monitors native resolution is 1280 x 1024

ive gone into the sd card/os/recalboxOS-rpi2/boot.tar

iver tried:

hdmi_force_hotplug=1
config_hdmi_boost=4

hdmi_group=2
hdmi_mode= 1 + 4 + 9 + 35 (not all at once)

ive changed the settings in config.txt to quite a few different options and even added:

hdmi_safe=1

on all settings I get the coloured start up screen then out of range.

any one help? ive read and read and cant seem to get this to work...

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Re: recalboxOS - emulation platform for RPi and RPi2

Sun Mar 01, 2015 10:21 pm

terminator2k2 wrote:any one help? ive read and read and cant seem to get this to work...
Hi, remove hdmi_drive=2 and hdmi_safe=1 from the file.

geppetto wrote:Top and bottom fits fine and picture quality is very good.
Is there some way I can tweak it to fill the screen?
Hi see overscan : https://github.com/digitalLumberjack/re ... #b---other
http://elinux.org/RPiconfig#Video_mode_options

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Re: recalboxOS - emulation platform for RPi and RPi2

Sun Mar 01, 2015 10:22 pm

ewzzy wrote:I just got my RPi2 and setup recalbox. I'm very happy with the performance. I also got Wifi working which was a nice bonus.

My only trouble is my controller doesn't seem to work on N64. I'm using a Dual Shock 2 through a USB converter. It works with every other system but nothing happens in N64.

Could you add emulators for Virtual Boy, WonderSwan, and Neo Geo Pocket? They're in Retroarch under Mednafen. They aren't terribly popular systems but there are a few great games for them.
N64 uses mupen auto configure for controllers. You can add you joypad config.

For the cores you can add an issue on the github repo : https://github.com/digitalLumberjack/recalbox-os/issues

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Re: recalboxOS - emulation platform for RPi and RPi2

Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:13 am

Hi Jack,

Thanks for this awesome project. I tried it on my Pi 2, the performance is extremely good. I would like to check with you that is it possible to mount NAS shared folder in the roms folder? I tried to mount in via ssh, but it refuse to mount it. The shared folder is a nfs share btw. Thanks

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Re: recalboxOS - emulation platform for RPi and RPi2

Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:54 pm

DigitalLumberjack wrote:
Hi, remove hdmi_drive=2 and hdmi_safe=1 from the file.
hi there, this is my config and it still displays "out of range"


disable_overscan=1
# uncomment to force a specific HDMI mode (this will force VGA)
hdmi_group=2
hdmi_mode=9
config_hdmi_boost=4
hdmi_force_hotplug=0 - also tried 1
# uncomment for composite PAL
#sdtv_mode=2
# Overclock
gpu_mem=512
avoid_safe_mode=1
kernel=zImage

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Re: recalboxOS - emulation platform for RPi and RPi2

Tue Mar 03, 2015 6:55 am

try

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disable_overscan=1
gpu_mem=512
avoid_safe_mode=1
kernel=zImage

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Re: recalboxOS - emulation platform for RPi and RPi2

Tue Mar 03, 2015 7:29 am

Hello, before the final release of v3.2.5, i would like to have some feedback.

You can download it from http://archive2.recalbox.com/recalboxOS-v3.2.5.zip and test it on your rpi 1 and rpi 2

The news are :

- Refactored the boot system

- added /recalbox/share/system/recalbox.conf for fine tuning (see recalbox.conf on wiki)

- Support db9 and gamecon drivers from recalbox.conf

- Add wifi config from recalbox.conf

- Add language and keyboard selection from recalbox.conf (still keyboard issues in emulationstation)

- Added xboxdrv binary

So if any of you can test for exemaple xboxdrv in command line, the wifi etc, and give us feedback here, i would be glad ;)

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Re: recalboxOS - emulation platform for RPi and RPi2

Tue Mar 03, 2015 10:59 am

DigitalLumberjack: Super DB9 support Very thanks :D
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