Installed emulators do not appear in ROM directory

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  • #101761
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    flexbt
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    Using a Pi2B + Beta 3r4

    I tried installing Mupen64plus and Mupen64plus-libretro via binaries and source. It appears like they are working when installed via source, the install goes on for a few minutes with a big ASCII “Mupen64″etc showing up, but the folders do not appear in \roms.

    My questions:

    Do I need to add them manually, or did my install fail?
    How do you know which emulator is being used in the default \n64 roms folder?

    #101762
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    herbfargus
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    Your ROMs will still go in the n64 directory you’ll just have new options in the x or m menu as you load a ROM to choose those emulators. You can change the default emulator to your newly installed n64 emulator by pressing x or m as your ROM loads

    #101764
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    flexbt
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    Wow. How did I not know about this? Mind blown… still can’t get most ROMs to work but thank you!!

    #101766
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    herbfargus
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    Under the experimental menu you can install one called mupen64plus testing- that has the best results for n64 games but even then they’ll still be hit and miss. I just stick with a PC for n64 games.

    See this page:
    https://github.com/RetroPie/RetroPie-Setup/wiki/Nintendo-64

    Also each new release on the downloads page there is a changelog showing what has been changed/added since the last version. I also keep a page on the wiki updated as well: https://github.com/RetroPie/RetroPie-Setup/wiki/Changelogs

    #101794
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    flexbt
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    Awesome, you guys rule. So if that’s the way to change emulators for libraries or individual ROMs why are there still separate folders for some systems (Mame4all, advmame, fba)?

    Is there an email list or anything that is published when a new version comes out or do I need to keep checking the DL page?

    #101795
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    herbfargus
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    There are separate folders for mame because the ROMs are from different romsets- you could have two two pacman ROMs where one will work on advmame and one will work on mame4all.

    I don’t think there is any email list- petrockblog has a twitter account he usually announces releases on. But you could also just check the downloads page periodically or follow the source code on github:

    https://github.com/RetroPie/RetroPie-Setup

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