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  • #120785
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    xd3l
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    According to this link…

    https://github.com/retropie/retropie-setup/wiki/OpenBOR

    ALL I have to do is

    “Place your OpenBOR games in

    /home/pi/RetroPie/roms/ports/openbor

    Then you need to run

    /opt/retropie/ports/openbor/extract.sh”

    Wow, amazingly amazing, except that it don’t work, and there is no script.

    The first time I launched it, i got to the menu, but with no games. Though this was when my games were still zipped, as the wiki didn’t say to unzip them.

    I then unzipped the packs and tried to boot again, but now it won’t boot at all.
    I removed all the files that I’d copied over, but the results are the same.

    Strange… it sounded so very simple.

    • This topic was modified 1 year ago by Profile photo of xd3l xd3l.

    #120824
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    zerojay
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    The extract script does all the unzipping for you and places the games where they need to be.

    I’m starting to think you’ve customized your RetroPie and changed something about where things should be, therefore causing these types of problems. Other people have used the script without issue which is why it made it into RetroPie’s main set of scripts.

    I cleared out my install of OpenBOR entirely and ran the script and everything compiled and ran and was where it was expected. So I’m wondering if you moved your ROM directory somewhere else instead of symlinking it.

    • This reply was modified 1 year ago by Profile photo of zerojay zerojay.
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    #120831
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    xd3l
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    Where is this script? I read about it, intended to use it, but never found it.

    On that note, yes my primary machine is HEAVILY tweaked, and yes, I’ve fixed a lot, but still, some things remain broken.

    So with that in mind, and the fact that I want my upcoming tutorials and tests to be taint free, I am setting up a secondary system from scratch. And will retest a BOR install on it, and on that note, will never use anything outside of RetroPie Setup to isntall anything on it. 🙂

    #120833
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    zerojay
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    As it tells you after installation, the script is at /opt/retropie/ports/openbor/extract.sh.

    There’s nothing wrong with heavily tweaking your install, just as long as you do it the right way. For instance, if you want your ROM directories to be on an external hard drive. Some people just move the directories and edit emulationstation’s configuration files to point to the new directories, and don’t realize that most of the scripts such as the scraper all depend upon the original ROM directory being where it is. The right way to go about this would be to symlink the new directory to the original ROM directory, which allows you to have your ROMs anywhere you please while still keeping functionality working fine. So I wouldn’t be surprised if your customizations are the cause of some of the problems you are experiencing.

    And if that’s your attempt to take a dig at my external script archive, many of my scripts are also in RetroPie-Setup by default and have been tested working just fine so do what you like. 🙂

    • This reply was modified 1 year ago by Profile photo of zerojay zerojay.
    #120835
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    xd3l
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    Ya, that’s where I expected the script to be and that is where it was not to be found.

    I will try again though after I get done fiddling with ZDOOM, which I just installed.

    As for my configuration… yes, I run off of hard drive, it is my root drive while my SD card merely hosts my fat formatted boot partition. So with all that in mind, the only thing I had to tweak was my cmdline.txt to get things working proper.

    • This reply was modified 1 year ago by Profile photo of xd3l xd3l.
    #120837
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    zerojay
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    Yeah, I have the same setup myself.

    If the script doesn’t exist, then something about the script failed. You can manually run it and see if there is any error messages.

    sudo su
    cd /home/pi/RetroPie-Setup/
    ./retropie_packages.sh openbor depends
    ./retropie_packages.sh openbor sources
    ./retropie_packages.sh openbor build
    ./retropie_packages.sh openbor install
    ./retropie_packages.sh openbor configure

    The script in question is written out during the configure step. This is also how you would generally test a script if it’s going wrong.

    #120839
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    xd3l
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    Oh, ya, you had me go through this with ZDOOM. I need to remember to try this when having troubles.

    Thanks!

    #120851
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    xd3l
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    I made one over sight. I didn’t realize that it said to look in /opt/retropie/ports/openbor/ for the script.

    Anyhow I put the He-Man pak in there and ran it, but it’s not working…

    …was I supposed to put the original pak in there?

    It said:

    sudo sh extract.sh
    mkdir: cannot create directory ‘/home/pi/RetroPie/roms/ports/openbor/original/’: File exists
    mkdir: cannot create directory ‘/home/pi/RetroPie/roms/ports/openbor/original/borpak/’: File exists
    mv: cannot stat ‘/home/pi/RetroPie/roms/ports/openbor/*.pak’: No such file or directory
    mv: cannot stat ‘data/’: No such file or directory
    Your games are extracted and ready to be played. Your originals are stored safely in /original/ but they won’t be needed anymore. Everything within it can be deleted.

    #120878
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    zerojay
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    I’ve wiped my installation and will give it a shot and see if I have problems too.

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