iption
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Raspbian standalone emulators

Sun Oct 11, 2015 12:27 pm

I have tried for days now different emulators from different threads, and tutorials from this forum, and I have no idea where to get working emulators.
I have Raspberry pi 2 model B and raspbian image on my SD card, and I want to have standalone emulators I will run with command line. I did try to install RetroArch, but it could not compile.

As for the emulators, i think this forum is in chaos. Even the main thread has expired links and to obsolete libraries that are not working when I try to compile it. The only emulator i successfully compiled and I'm running it is gpsp.
Can anyone please help me where I can get working and compilable emulators for my raspberry?

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Re: Raspbian standalone emulators

Mon Oct 12, 2015 4:34 am

I hope this help: http://misapuntesde.com/post.php?id=409
iption wrote:I have tried for days now different emulators from different threads, and tutorials from this forum, and I have no idea where to get working emulators.
I have Raspberry pi 2 model B and raspbian image on my SD card, and I want to have standalone emulators I will run with command line. I did try to install RetroArch, but it could not compile.

As for the emulators, i think this forum is in chaos. Even the main thread has expired links and to obsolete libraries that are not working when I try to compile it. The only emulator i successfully compiled and I'm running it is gpsp.
Can anyone please help me where I can get working and compilable emulators for my raspberry?
Mis apuntes de...Raspberry Pi: http://misapuntesde.com
Google Docs RPi: http://goo.gl/Iwhbq

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Re: Raspbian standalone emulators

Mon Oct 12, 2015 5:23 am

iption wrote:As for the emulators, i think this forum is in chaos. Even the main thread has expired links and to obsolete libraries that are not working when I try to compile it.
Welcome to the Forum! The problem with many of the Emulators, especially compiling Source Code is that Debian and Linux by their nature are in a constant 'State of Flux', that's just the nature of 'Open Source' Software (this also applies to ANY Operating System: OSX, iOS, Windows, Android which are built by Billion Dollar Multi Nationals who have the resources for exhaustive Testing!). As the Kernels/Versions change the Source Code can need alteration to work correctly, if it functions at all. Even a change to the Source Code can cause issues in an existing OS. This is one of the reasons on my 'Guides' I state the version of Wheezy it works with. Regarding the Emulation Thread, which Links were broken? Or Code didn't work?
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iption
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Re: Raspbian standalone emulators

Mon Oct 26, 2015 9:24 pm

[quote="ulysess"]I hope this help: http://misapuntesde.com/post.php?id=409

Thank you I have snes9x works like a charm. But the picodrive has the same problems as the one I compiled myself. It runs ok at first but when I load a rom the screen is blocky and divided into four screens. Funny thing is when i press escape then the background shows normal game as it should be.

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Re: Raspbian standalone emulators

Tue Oct 27, 2015 1:41 pm

Maybe try RetroPie. Quick and easy to use/configure.

iption
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Re: Raspbian standalone emulators

Wed Oct 28, 2015 8:03 am

I tried some of the emulators from that project (https://github.com/RetroPie) like osmose-rpi, and pisnes, the first one did not work, the other one I could not build for some reason, can't remember why now.

As for the complete RetroPie, I would like having only running it through console.

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Re: Raspbian standalone emulators

Wed Nov 04, 2015 7:06 am

iption wrote:I tried some of the emulators from that project (https://github.com/RetroPie) like osmose-rpi, and pisnes, the first one did not work, the other one I could not build for some reason, can't remember why now.

As for the complete RetroPie, I would like having only running it through console.
You should try mednafen! It is super easy! just run

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sudo apt-get install mednafen
then run

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mednafen YOUR_GAME_ZIP_FILE.zip
That is it! Btw it is best if you run this from the command line not a terminal window on a desktop session. I f you run it in a desktop session it will be a bit slow. the other runs very smoothly!

exobuzz
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Re: Raspbian standalone emulators

Wed Nov 04, 2015 7:59 pm

iption wrote:I tried some of the emulators from that project (https://github.com/RetroPie) like osmose-rpi, and pisnes, the first one did not work, the other one I could not build for some reason, can't remember why now.

As for the complete RetroPie, I would like having only running it through console.
Both the emulators you list are not our default emulators (but they do work) - you can also install from binary instead of source for a quicker install. You may do better with the retroarch based cores for some emulators (and centralised controller config etc)

You can install all the emulators if you want without emulationstation gui.

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Re: Raspbian standalone emulators

Sat Nov 07, 2015 4:37 pm

How could I do that? i tried building retroarch with no succes. I posted this in the correct tutorial forum, but no luck there.
Is there any binary I could download? Because I could not find any, after all the googling.

exobuzz
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Re: Raspbian standalone emulators

Sat Nov 07, 2015 4:41 pm

iption wrote:How could I do that? i tried building retroarch with no succes. I posted this in the correct tutorial forum, but no luck there.
Is there any binary I could download? Because I could not find any, after all the googling.
download https://github.com/RetroPie/RetroPie-Setup

run the script - choose from menu option 5 - and install individual components.

Info on the wiki - eg https://github.com/RetroPie/RetroPie-Se ... stallation

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Re: Raspbian standalone emulators

Sat Nov 21, 2015 8:19 pm

Thank you.
But it only explains how to install the emulators, and the standalone emulators work, and a bit quirky.
Gpsp does not recognize my controller, while dgen reconizes it as second controller, not main so i cannot control the game properly.

I also tried to install retroarch and its emulators as libretro cores, but in the wiki it does not say how to run the retroarch.
When I run the executable from /opt/retropie/emulators/retroarch, where the script installed it, it shows the retroarch menu, but it says no cores loaded, and I cannot add any core to load the emulator or to run the games.

exobuzz
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Re: Raspbian standalone emulators

Sun Nov 22, 2015 5:22 pm

well, if you want to run the emulators standalone you are going to have to read the documentation for the emulators to know how to launch and configure them - eg telling retroarch which core to load.

Alternatively just use a premade retropie image.

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