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by jukingeo
Sat Jul 13, 2013 11:39 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: PiMame & Raspi difficulties
Replies: 92
Views: 28627

Re: PiMame & Raspi difficulties

Jukingeo ‘Supposedly that story is true. But what I don't get is that why would Atari go through the expense of burying the mess in concrete especially since they were already in a hole to begin with.’ That’s big business for you! I assume the ‘cloak and dagger’ operation was to try and disguise th...
by jukingeo
Tue Jul 09, 2013 10:11 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Sample playback & looping program
Replies: 5
Views: 2328

Re: Sample playback & looping program

The thing is that in Linux you need Jack and I really don't want to go through the whole trouble of setting up a real time kernel to use Jack on the Raspi. You don't always need JACK (Giada can use ALSA directly) and when using JACK you don't need a real-time kernel: http://wiki.linuxaudio.org/wiki...
by jukingeo
Tue Jul 09, 2013 12:05 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Sample playback & looping program
Replies: 5
Views: 2328

Re: Sample playback & looping program

Maybe Giada would be an option: http://www.giadamusic.com Looks like a nice looping program and I might end up using it with Ubuntu Studio. The thing is that in Linux you need Jack and I really don't want to go through the whole trouble of setting up a real time kernel to use Jack on the Raspi. Tha...
by jukingeo
Sun Jul 07, 2013 10:17 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Pi DJ Mixer
Replies: 12
Views: 14002

Re: Pi DJ Mixer

You don't need audio drivers as Mixxx can use ALSA directly. I highly doubt if Mixxx will run in a stable manner on the RPi though, it's a rather CPU intensive application. I attempted to run Mixxx today and it is completely unusable. I am not running overclocked right now, but given that the audio...
by jukingeo
Sun Jul 07, 2013 10:12 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: M-Audio FasttTack pro - does anybody have it working with Pi
Replies: 14
Views: 5240

Re: M-Audio FasttTack pro - does anybody have it working wit

So you had troubles running Mixxx with an external sound card? As it is I am trying to run Mixxx using the on-board sound...but no dice, the audio barely plays and it is completely distorted, and yes, I too have tried different settings. Perhaps I need to look for a simpler program that isn't as CPU...
by jukingeo
Sun Jul 07, 2013 9:16 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Sample playback & looping program
Replies: 5
Views: 2328

Sample playback & looping program

Hello All,

I am looking for a program that plays back samples and can loop them (seamlessly) on the Raspberry Pi. I am looking for something in that the keyboard can trigger the samples and with low latency WITHOUT having to resort to installing and using Jack.

Thank You,

Geo
by jukingeo
Sun Jul 07, 2013 6:58 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Raspberry PI Soundboard Kiosk for Makey-makey
Replies: 1
Views: 1392

Re: Raspberry PI Soundboard Kiosk for Makey-makey

I've created a script and setup instructions for using the raspberry pi as a 'kiosk' sound board in conjunction with a makey-makey kit. I've written it up here: http://blog.dalethatcher.com/2012/07/makey-makey-raspberry-pi-soundboard.html Hopefully it will work once the makey-makey arrives! - Dale ...
by jukingeo
Sun Jul 07, 2013 6:34 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: PiMame & Raspi difficulties
Replies: 92
Views: 28627

Re: PiMame & Raspi difficulties

jukingeo ‘Now this MASK rom you mention, I am assuming that you would need a UV light or something to erase these?’ I think you may be confusing this with EPROM (which is changeable using U/V), and an ancestor of Flash ROM. MASK ROM is made using a lithograph process to produce a ‘wafer’ and cannot...
by jukingeo
Sat Jul 06, 2013 3:22 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: PiMame & Raspi difficulties
Replies: 92
Views: 28627

Re: PiMame & Raspi difficulties

jukingeo ‘The instructions for that site you linked to are for the Win32iso Imagemaker, yet Windows can't see a Linux partition.’ Correct yes but - 1. I used UNetbootin tool to write the Iso to the Memory Stick which allows ‘back up’ when using Ubuntu ONLY (Not Debian, Mint etc). Any other O/S will...
by jukingeo
Fri Jul 05, 2013 9:39 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Shutdown("sudo halt") via gamepad
Replies: 7
Views: 3010

Re: Shutdown("sudo halt") via gamepad

can you map a button to run a command ? run command 'sudo halt' ? Not too sure, just throwing ideas out there haha Well, I know that you can make a desktop shortcut that would execute a terminal instruction. So I curious if a terminal instruction could be mapped to a key. Kind of something like a m...
by jukingeo
Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:20 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Shutdown("sudo halt") via gamepad
Replies: 7
Views: 3010

Re: Shutdown("sudo halt") via gamepad

I am interested in this as well. I am using AdvMame / AdvMenu and I am concerned about corrupting the SD card by not properly shutting down the system and I am wondering if there was a way to activate a script or something upon exiting AdvMenu and then pushing a button or two to invoke the 'sudo hal...
by jukingeo
Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:03 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: PiMame & Raspi difficulties
Replies: 92
Views: 28627

Re: PiMame & Raspi difficulties

jukingeo ‘Kind of makes you wonder, by the time they got to the 3.5" floppy, you really couldn't 'flop' them anymore.’ Well, the 3 ½ inch floppy’s were still ‘Floppy’ just protected in a plastic casing. Yep, I was just trying to be funny. Old joke rather that goes way back to when I was in high sch...
by jukingeo
Thu Jul 04, 2013 2:51 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: PiMame & Raspi difficulties
Replies: 92
Views: 28627

Re: PiMame & Raspi difficulties

jukingeo 'Hopefully you managed to get your data off of it (or had a backup)' I'm 'old school' (as you may have noticed) and as such come from a background of early slightly unreliable 5 1/4 floppy's! Always have a 'back up', then back up your back up! Heh, Heh, Yep, I remember those HUGE floppies....
by jukingeo
Tue Jul 02, 2013 9:16 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: PiMame & Raspi difficulties
Replies: 92
Views: 28627

Re: PiMame & Raspi difficulties

jukingeo “Noticed you were gone for a couple days. I figured you went on vacation or something.” Nope, I wish! I’ve been rebuilding my main PC, the Hard Drive is ‘toast’ and I don’t have any spare SATA drives handy at the moment! Ohhhh, recovery from a bad hard drive is never a pleasant thing. Hope...
by jukingeo
Sun Jun 30, 2013 3:54 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: PiMame & Raspi difficulties
Replies: 92
Views: 28627

Re: PiMame & Raspi difficulties

Good Mornin' Welshy! Welcome back! Noticed you were gone for a couple days. I figured you went on vacation or something. I was working on other projects as well. Being that I am one of those guys that has a Halloween display, I have to start thinking what I am gong to do NOW. So I was working on tha...
by jukingeo
Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:16 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Mapping keys to joystick functions?
Replies: 1
Views: 1737

Re: Mapping keys to joystick functions?

After reading your post it sounds like what you want to do map a joystick to a keyboard, which is the opposite of what you posted. Perhaps that's why nobody responded yet. At any rate, there are a couple of things I came across: If you are electronics savvy, you could attach buttons directly to the ...
by jukingeo
Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:49 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: RPi 2600 - Atari 2600 Suitcase Multi-Emulator
Replies: 4
Views: 15966

Re: RPi 2600 - Atari 2600 Suitcase Multi-Emulator

Very nice job! Question: Does it have sound? It looks like you are using the composite video out for the screen, but nothing seems to be hooked up to the audio out. If you ARE using sound, did you manage to find a way to get around the half a minute (I am not exaggerating either) video to sound dela...
by jukingeo
Sat Jun 22, 2013 5:08 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: PiMame & Raspi difficulties
Replies: 92
Views: 28627

Re: PiMame & Raspi difficulties

jukingeo “There are not too many games in the laser disc category that I am interested in” I have them for ‘historical’ reasons really, although some are great especially the ‘enhancement’ versions of Dragons Lair and Space Ace! The others I play regularly are Astron Belt, Galaxy Ranger/Star Blazer...
by jukingeo
Sat Jun 22, 2013 2:35 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: PiMame & Raspi difficulties
Replies: 92
Views: 28627

Re: PiMame & Raspi difficulties

jukingeo “It isn't really that large. I clocked in at just under 200 roms” Sounds like a similar amount I have working between AdvMAME and PiMAME4ALL. Of course I could be ‘thousands’, but hey, are you really going to play them? Or want to? (I have around 450 in winMAME including clones across two ...
by jukingeo
Fri Jun 21, 2013 2:21 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: PiMame & Raspi difficulties
Replies: 92
Views: 28627

Re: PiMame & Raspi difficulties

jukingeo Any solution that takes the processing of analogue sound from the RPi would be advantageous. I guess it just depends on which emulators you want to run, how fast your O/C is and the ROMS available at lower speeds (if analogue sound is being used). Ok, sounds good. “I am at "W", so I am alm...
by jukingeo
Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:04 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: PiMame & Raspi difficulties
Replies: 92
Views: 28627

Re: PiMame & Raspi difficulties

jukingeo “Yeah, I looked a couple up just now and they range from $30 to $50. That is a pricey option just to play Atari 2600 games.” I did say they were not cheap! Also any other SDL based emulator DGEN: Genesis for instance, won’t be fast enough on a ‘default’ clock. Here is an idea: What about a...
by jukingeo
Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:02 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: PiMame & Raspi difficulties
Replies: 92
Views: 28627

Re: PiMame & Raspi difficulties

jukingeo “They did the same thing with the infamous E.T. game.” Indeed they did! Even Ray Kassar said the licence (it cost $25 million!) was ‘a dumb idea’, but Warner (Atari’s owners) wanted to get Spielberg on board with the intention of making Films for them (he predominantly worked with Universa...
by jukingeo
Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:20 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: PiMame & Raspi difficulties
Replies: 92
Views: 28627

Re: PiMame & Raspi difficulties

jukingeo “I had thought about it off and on, but I think I would try a more capable format such as the SNES” Maybe, but the tools/material available for Atari VCS programming (assemblers etc) are more available and then there is the “STELLA PROGRAMMER'S GUIDE” which is excellent! If you have a good...
by jukingeo
Sun Jun 16, 2013 4:09 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: PiMame & Raspi difficulties
Replies: 92
Views: 28627

Re: PiMame & Raspi difficulties

Hello Welshy, Happy Father's day (if you have little-uns)! jukingeo “Oh, so you are one of those 'retro' programming guys that still makes games for the 2600?” I ‘tinker’ that’s for sure! Tinkering is always good :). I had thought about it off and on, but I think I would try a more capable format su...
by jukingeo
Sat Jun 15, 2013 5:12 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: PiMame & Raspi difficulties
Replies: 92
Views: 28627

Re: PiMame & Raspi difficulties

jukingeo “Interesting tidbit of info you have there” Comes from programming the Atari VCS, VERY difficult, but rewarding! Most of the programming ‘tricks’ are due to the fact it has no frame buffer and the software has to draw the screen ‘line by line’. For instance, the hardware can only display 5...

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