[N64] Performance and graphics problems

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  • #108486
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    swoncen
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    Hi,

    I’ve just installed retropie on my rpi2, set up the raspberry pi on 1000 MHz (overclock) and tried a few N64 games. In most games there is a problem with the performance and textures. Does that happen to some of you too? I’m going to try some PS1 games now, but I think they will even have more problems with performance. NES and SNES games are fine. N64 and PS1 are the two most advanced systems I will run on the pi. Can you give me some advice?

    thanks

    #108489
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    Floob
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    Yes, there are many N64 games that dont run 100%. Try swapping the video plugin, or trying a different N64 emulator.
    You can find a compatibility list here:
    https://github.com/RetroPie/RetroPie-Setup/wiki/Nintendo-64

    The PS1 games will run much better, I have tried quite a few and they all seem to run really well.

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    #108497
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    swoncen
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    Hi Floob,

    thanks for your help. How can I change the emulator and what is the best emulator for the most popular games? For the PS1: I copied a game onto the usb stick, it was about 15 minutes in the rpi but the system did not copy the file. The SNES and NES game are copied correctly and the SNES Menu was shown automatically.

    #108499
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    herbfargus
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    #108501
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    Floob
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    You can change the emulators using the RunCommand:
    https://github.com/RetroPie/RetroPie-Setup/wiki/runcommand

    There is no best emulator, its mostly down to personal preference or sometimes specific rom requirements.

    I usually use FTP to copy roms, but when using USB, this has always worked for me:
    https://github.com/RetroPie/RetroPie-Setup/wiki/How-to-get-ROMs-on-the-SD-card#using-usb-stick

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    Please read this before asking for help --> http://goo.gl/eLErnl

    #108502
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    Floob
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    oops – sorry for double post. I need to refresh more often 🙂

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    #108570
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    swoncen
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    Hi Floob,

    thanks for your advice. I copied the files using scp now, and PS1 games still dont show up. I’ve tried it with 3 games. Do I have to trigger something? The files are *.bin.ecm

    #108571
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    herbfargus
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    You need to use ecm-tools to extract it as a bin cue set or at the very least a .bin file. You can find guides easily enough on Google for it.

    #108622
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    swoncen
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    Awesome, that works! Thank you =)

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