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by Katamari
Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:46 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: RetroPie Setup - Auto-installer/updater for RetroArch gaming
Replies: 853
Views: 472662

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

whatever wrote:I can't seem to find the Gameboy color emulator. What's the picture of it look like?
The emulators will not be visible unless there are roms with the appropriate extensions in the appropriate folder. So double check that you have the right file types and in the right location.
by Katamari
Mon Jul 29, 2013 2:31 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Turning Snes Console into emulation station
Replies: 12
Views: 4453

Re: Turning Snes Console into emulation station

Im wondering if its possible to use the on off switch on the snes console? Obviously I would need to get the raspberry pi to shut down properly first? I would look through the other forums to see if other people have figured a method out for a power switch, since the power slider would have to trig...
by Katamari
Fri Jul 26, 2013 3:48 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: EmulationStation SNES Roms running slow
Replies: 2
Views: 8309

Re: EmulationStation SNES Roms running slow

What you are seeing is pretty standard. Remember, the Pi is roughly as powerful as a 300 MHz Pentium 2! First off, if you want to make sure that it isn't a major problem, try several different roms, preferably very simple one. If at least one runs at the proper speed, then you just need to tune your...
by Katamari
Thu Jul 25, 2013 1:13 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Turning Snes Console into emulation station
Replies: 12
Views: 4453

Re: Turning Snes Console into emulation station

If you want to go through with this (and I think it is an awesome idea. If I had a dead SNES lying around, it is what I would do with it), then I would check out this link of a guy who did similar to what you are asking. If you don't like the USB SNES controllers, just remember that with only a litt...
by Katamari
Thu Jul 25, 2013 1:01 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: I have no experience in anything, is this viable?
Replies: 4
Views: 1539

Re: I have no experience in anything, is this viable?

Here is what I would recommend to work towards: 1. Setup the emulation setup that you want, so you understand how it works, ensure that all the software works, and set the controls. 2. Learn to use the GPIO pins to control processes (so that you can use the Gameboy buttons). You will only really nee...
by Katamari
Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:07 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: famicom computer
Replies: 3
Views: 949

Re: famicom computer

According to this and many other websites, there is a way to directly interface an NES controller to the Famicom port by only splicing. As such, the Famicom must use the same controller data method as the NES. So you should be able to use the NES controller libraries that people have already written...
by Katamari
Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:52 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: GameBro - A Pi in a GameBoy.
Replies: 29
Views: 14961

Re: GameBro - A Pi in a GameBoy.

I didn't think about the screen... I actually did happen across one earlier today though here . It runs off of the Pi's GPIO power, so you might not need any power other than to the Pi? Also, runs off of the GPIO pins, so would leave both of the video outs available. However, this might put addition...
by Katamari
Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:43 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: GameBro - A Pi in a GameBoy.
Replies: 29
Views: 14961

Re: GameBro - A Pi in a GameBoy.

A very ambitious project and I wish you luck with it. I think that you will find space to be in very short supply. If you haven't seen it already, at least one other person has done something similar: http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?t=15554&p=158083#p158083 That might provide a littl...
by Katamari
Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:41 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: 2 joysticks cost effectively
Replies: 3
Views: 931

Re: 2 joysticks cost effectively

I have not directly used the GPIOs myself, but if I am reading this page right, http://elinux.org/RPi_Low-level_peripherals , then the Pi has at least 17 usable GPIO pins. For what you want, each joystick requires 4 pins (some might only need 2, but most use 4), and each button one. So 2 joysticks +...
by Katamari
Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:48 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: How could someone create a controller to use with Pi?
Replies: 9
Views: 1354

Re: How could someone create a controller to use with Pi?

The biggest challenge would be the wireless. Making a wireless controller from scratch is not going to be easy. If you want wired, Arduino or Arduino clones would be the way to go. You could make it wireless, but that would require two Arduinos and some communication method (probably a pair of ZigBe...
by Katamari
Sat Jul 20, 2013 3:05 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: RetroPie/EmStatn - Games freeze after a couple minutes
Replies: 5
Views: 1584

Re: RetroPie/EmStatn - Games freeze after a couple minutes

It wouldn't hurt to do that since it will set all the parameters for you properly. The worst that could happen is that it changes it to what you already have, but it would at least ensure that everything is correctly set with respect to each other. Also, if there is any slowdown, you should be able ...
by Katamari
Fri Jul 19, 2013 4:42 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: RetroPie/EmStatn - Games freeze after a couple minutes
Replies: 5
Views: 1584

Re: RetroPie/EmStatn - Games freeze after a couple minutes

Just for future reference, you might want to make sure you initially overclock using the raspi-config application. If I recall correctly, overclocking to 900 MHz should require setting overvolt to 2. Not having this overvolt but having the overclock may have caused instability. So if you see slowdow...
by Katamari
Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:53 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: I made a Pi-powered arcade cabinet
Replies: 38
Views: 33488

Re: I made a Pi-powered arcade cabinet

I just want to say that that is a pretty awesome setup. I have been content using an SNES/PSX controller, but the buttons look great. The full cabinet really looks amazing. I do have to laugh at modern technology though. 1080p screen for games that never even imagined the idea of resolutions beyond ...
by Katamari
Wed Jul 17, 2013 12:36 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: F4 Not Working with Initial Retropi Boot
Replies: 3
Views: 958

Re: F4 Not Working with Initial Retropi Boot

I don't think that this is the problem or will solve it, but run raspi-config and set the keyboard type if you haven't already. It is unlikely, but this might fix it.
by Katamari
Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:51 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: RetroPie Project SD-Card Image
Replies: 68
Views: 29990

Re: RetroPie Project SD-Card Image

I went and tried that but after doing the sudo nano es_systems.cfg I go to the Nano terminal where I can't find a single shred of code. So I can't change runcommand.sh Apparently you weren't in the right place. Did you ls before trying to open it? If there was just a blank page, then that means tha...
by Katamari
Sun Jul 14, 2013 11:50 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: themes for retropie / emulationstation
Replies: 2
Views: 1353

Re: themes for retropie / emulationstation

If I am correct, those are the ones that come with EmulationStation because Aloshi is the one who made EmulationStation. As such, if you are using RetroPie/EmulationStation, then you are already using those.
by Katamari
Sat Jul 13, 2013 3:47 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: problem with the controller
Replies: 7
Views: 1680

Re: problem with the controller

If you are just trying to set up the controls for all of the consoles and you are using RetroPie, then the process is really easy. Via http://supernintendopi.wordpress.com/ Press F4 to exit EmulationStation and go back to terminal. cd RetroPie/emulators/RetroArch/tools ./retroarch-joyconfig >> ~/Ret...
by Katamari
Fri Jul 12, 2013 12:54 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: problem with the controller
Replies: 7
Views: 1680

Re: problem with the controller

Depends on what you are trying to use it for/with. EmulationStation/RetroPi? PiSNES? Specific emulators but not through EmulationStation/RetroPi If it is emulationStation/RetroPie, then check this out from the Github wiki about the topic: https://github.com/petrockblog/RetroPie-Setup/wiki/Control-Is...
by Katamari
Thu Jul 11, 2013 8:23 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: first time project help
Replies: 2
Views: 637

Re: first time project help

If you want one better, just use RetroPie/EmulationStation. It does GB, GBC, SNES, NES, PSX, and a lot of other old consoles. And it can be run with only a joystick/joypad without use of a keyboard/mouse once it is properly setup the first time. If you want directions for essentially what you are wa...
by Katamari
Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:17 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: PiSNES released - Super Nintendo emulator
Replies: 92
Views: 58499

Re: PiSNES released - Super Nintendo emulator

Just got back from work and the make clean first did not change anything, so the change in "keyconstants.h" does not make it functionally read from the axes set there, but does change enough that it no longer reads from the initial axes (so it changes something, but not everything). Oh well, in the ...
by Katamari
Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:05 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Retro gaming arcade with lot of controller ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1199

Re: Retro gaming arcade with lot of controller ?

I am currently doing something very similar (already have a PS2 and SNES controller together and the basis for NES, just waiting for the controller to arrive in the mail, and am considering adding an N64). I also have very little background in electronics (or at least setting up all the components f...
by Katamari
Wed Jul 10, 2013 12:28 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: PiSNES released - Super Nintendo emulator
Replies: 92
Views: 58499

Re: PiSNES released - Super Nintendo emulator

Shows how little I know about Linux.... Just got to work for the day and now all I will be thinking about is getting home to try this and make sure it works (I'll edit this when I have a result). Thank you for the update and you can probably delete my post issue on the Google Code. Hope your Pi stor...
by Katamari
Wed Jul 10, 2013 12:26 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Cheapest n64 Solution?
Replies: 13
Views: 4366

Re: Cheapest n64 Solution?

I am not sure about the graphics processing on it, but here is something that is certainly Pi-like and probably has enough raw processing to run it (don't quote me, I have no clue) called the ODROID family: http://www.hardkernel.com/renewal_2011/main.php The ODROID U2 has the same quad-core processo...
by Katamari
Tue Jul 09, 2013 5:37 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: SNES emulator question. Please Help
Replies: 10
Views: 3563

Re: SNES emulator question. Please Help

I am going to answer your questions, but let me also point you to here: http://supernintendopi.wordpress.com/ Now that you are set up, you might not need it, but it is pretty helpful and a quick read couldn't hurt. Would also make sure you are using everything that emulationStation/RetroPie have to ...
by Katamari
Tue Jul 09, 2013 3:59 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: SNES emulator question. Please Help
Replies: 10
Views: 3563

Re: SNES emulator question. Please Help

Two questions: Is it actually copied twice in your retroarch.cfg? In the code sample, you have the same exact thing copied twice with one slight (but important) change. You only need it once (unless you are wanting two controllers, but then you have to change the player number), so if it is actually...

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