DGen not working

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    So when I start a genesis/megadrive rom from EmulationStation then it goes to the command line and back to the frontend. When I quit from ES then I don’t see any error message, but I can’t write anything to the console…


    Now what can I do?

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    Which Genesis game are you trying to start in particular? What is the file name of the ROM?

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    Sonic the Hedgehog.  But after the 1.3 update it now works fine. But I still have a question: How to use RetroPie in portrait mode? If I start debian in portrait mode it just stops.

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    Sorry for doublepost!


    *If I start Debian in Portait mode and I start an emulator, I get a black screen.

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    Firstly, thanks for working on such an excellent project! I’m thoroughly enjoying some retro gaming but unfortunately I’m suffering the same issue as the andriii25 above. When loading sega roms, i get a commandline dgen not found error and the game doesn’t load.

    I’ve compiled with sourcecode based installation on setup yesterday (23rd March)

    Please help, any advice much appreciated!




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    Hey guys, I’ve done a bit of research on the Raspi forums and found that Dgen doesn’t work with Composite (RCA) video out for some reason. Switch to HDMI and you’ll be ok. I hope that someone can figure this issue out, as Dgen runs much faster that Genesis-Plus-GX (which does work with RCA out).

    For now you can use:

    COMMAND=retroarch -L /home/pi/RetroPie/emulatorcores/Genesis-Plus-GX/genesis_plus_gx_libretro.so –config /home/pi/RetroPie/configs/all/retroarch.cfg %ROM%

    in your es_system.cfg file (under DESCNAME=Sega Mega Drive / Genesis) to be able to use RCA video with a Genesis emulator, Sonic is unplayable but at least there’s columns.

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