Can't change emulator

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  • #7488
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    jmaxime89
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    Hi everyone !

    I got my Pi this week and I setuped it since three days now. I’ve got to say everything works so well, there is just one things I can’t accomplish : I can’t change to Pisnes. Let me explain myself :

    I type

    cd RetroPie-Setup

    then

    sudo ./retropie_setup.sh

    I then install Pisnes through binary

    Then I open this file with winscp

    home/pi/.emulationstation/es_systems.cfg

    and I put the hashtag in front of the retroarch command line in the super nintendo section

    I also do this here

    /home/pi/RetroPie/debug

    and I remove the hashtag in front of the command line concerning pisnes (I also remove the “alternatively” in front of the COMMAND=

    Now my problem is whenever I start a snes rom through emulationstation it seems to boot, then the screen goes black with a white dot in the middle and the emulationstation screen comes back.

    When I read everything about how to switch emulators it seems soo easy but I really can’t get it to work.

    I also tried to put roms in the pisnes\roms folder but it’s not working.

    Thanks a lot for your help and Petrockblock : You are a genius for putting all of this together for all the noobs !

    #7489
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    kitchuk
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    The directory for the roms should be pi/home/RetroPie/snes/roms and not debug.

    Sent from my GT-I9300 using Tapatalk

    #7490
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    jmaxime89
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    Sorry it wasn’t clear, my roms are all in

    pi/home/RetroPie/snes/roms

    All of my roms shoes in emulationstation, I just can’t start them and when I revert it back to retroarch they all start

    Thanks for your very fast answer !

    #7491
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    blaxzen
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    Sounds like you’ve have configured es_systems.cfg correctly.
    Is anything showing in the terminal if you exit out of emulation station?

    #7492
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    jmaxime89
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    Yes ! it shows this :

    No ROM file header found.
    “The 7th saga” [bad checksum] HiROM, 16Mbits, TYPE : ROM+RAM+BAT, Mode: 21, TV: NTSC, S-RAM: 8Kb, ROMid: ???? Company: ??

    #7494
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    blaxzen
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    Just quickly, try a different snes rom.
    If that works then you got a bad 7th saga rom dump.

    If not, more questions –

    Did you install PiSNES using the retropie script? Or did you download the binary and extract it?

    I used the binary from here: https://code.google.com/p/pisnes/

    #7495
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    none of my roms are working whereas they all work using pocketsnes,

    I used the retropie script. If I need to write a command then a path could you write to me exactly what I need to type so it will exclude all of the mistakes I can make.

    Thank you very much !

    #7496
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    blaxzen
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    Well from the terminal it looks like PiSNES is trying to load the rom.

    If you try another rom what does it come up with in the terminal?

    #7497
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    jmaxime89
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    Same thing :

    No ROM file header found.
    “Donkey kong country” [bad checksum] HiROM, 16Mbits, TYPE : ROM+RAM+BAT, Mode: 21, TV: NTSC, S-RAM: 8Kb, ROMid: ???? Company: ??

    #7498
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    blaxzen
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    Its probably going to be easier to do this via chat.

    https://chatstep.com/#retropie
    password is 123

    #7499
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    jmaxime89
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    Thank you infinitely !!! I still can’t believe it !

    #7500
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    blaxzen
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    No worries, seems like the version pulled from the retropie script is a bit buggy.

    #7501
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    jmaxime89
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    Can you show me now how to map my snes controller on pisnes ?

    Thanks again !

    #7502
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    jmaxime89
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    I also see that megaman X3 don’t work on pisnes, is there a way to make it work or should I just go back to pocketsnes since I play those games often ?

    #7503
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    blaxzen
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    It would seem that it doesn’t support a few games, like megaman X3, so just edit out the es_systems.cfg under the Snes section and add the # 🙂

    I can try help with the SNES controller, I need 45 minutes or so before I can chat again though.

    #7504
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    Okay ready when you are, I am not in a hurry !

    Edit : There is no way to boot these games using pocketsnes I guess ? and still use pisnes for all of the others ?

    #7599
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    blaxzen
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    I don’t believe so, can’t find anything inside emulationstation that could support per-rom emulator config.

    If the game doesn’t run, you may find that it was released on another system, so you could use a rom for a different emulator, thats the best I got.
    Yeah sorry about yesterday, crashed out in the end. Still having issues with the SNES controller?

    #14461
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    jmaxime89
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    UPDATE :

    instead of using mame4all pi I tried imame4all and I could play with 4 players but this emulator is so laggy it was unplayable. So if it gives anyone an idea please help me !

    Also it’s odd in the emulator carousel there is ES_config and I can’t run anything in there. Not even the basic input or the retroarch gui. it says permission denied but I did a chown on this folder and when I check in winscp it says owner : pi. It’s reallt strange.

    Thanks very much, once again !

    Sorry wrong thread, I apologize

    #81931
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    bucketbot27
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    Can you share what the solution was. I am having the same problem.

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