New N64 mupen64plus graphics plugin optimised for Pis.

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  • #120574

    dankcushions
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    https://github.com/tachiweasel/mupen64plus-video-videocore

    Not had a chance to check this out, but sounds very promising. i know the existing semi-optimised gles2n64 plugin works great, but has limited compatibility. This seems to share the compatibility problems (at least, so far), but should be even faster. Very interesting!

    #120645

    benwlson
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    Is there an easy way to add this plugin to the mupen64 installed with Retropie to test it out?

    #120649

    gizmo98
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    It is a little bit faster but has more glitches as any other plugin. It has more compatibility issues as glesn64. But it dös Notaz Crash your Pi of you run Zelda games. ( But colors are wrong)

    #120692

    zerojay
    Participant

    I’ll take a run at scripting it.

    #120696

    zerojay
    Participant

    Gizmo, I tried building from your repo but it looks like you’ve changed things quite a bit from upstream such as the Makefile being moved and now it apparently requires the Mupen64plus api files to be somewhere? Can you give me a step by step on how to compile from your fork?

    #120745

    gizmo98
    Participant

    I will post an experimental retropie module this weekend.

    #120861

    gizmo98
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    @zerojay
    Try this:
    Close emulationstation with F4 and type…

    mkdir test
    cd test
    git clone --depth=1 -b mupen64plus-videocore https://github.com/gizmo98/RetroPie-Setup.git
    cd RetroPie-Setup
    sudo ./retropie_packages.sh mupen64plus
    emulationstation
    

    Limitations:
    -Only runs good if output res is Full HD
    -Kills console keyboard input. Only important if you close emulationstation or want to use launch menu.

    #120916

    zerojay
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    I followed the above and it causes emulationstation not to launch due to not having permissions to /root/RetroPie/roms/n64. Why? Well, because of this in es_systems.cfg:

    <system>
    <name>n64</name>
    <fullname>Nintendo 64</fullname>
    <path>/root/RetroPie/roms/n64</path> ************
    <extension>.z64 .n64 .v64 .Z64 .N64 .V64</extension>
    <command>/opt/retropie/supplementary/runcommand/runcommand.sh 0 _SYS_ n64 %ROM%</command>
    <platform>n64</platform>
    <theme>n64</theme>
    <directlaunch/>
    </system>

    You probably want to fix that.

    #120929

    gizmo98
    Participant

    Interesting. Please try a source based installation over retropie_setup.sh. Even though this should only happen if you run retropie_packages.sh as user root. You could also rename this line by hand:
    wrong
    <path>/root/RetroPie/roms/n64</path>
    right
    <path>/home/pi/RetroPie/roms/n64</path>

    #120951

    zerojay
    Participant

    I did edit the line to get it working. As far as I know, retropie_packages.sh is only supposed to be run as root anyways…? I know it’s definitely the case with retropie_setup.sh. Not too sure how that happened but… *shrug*

    I’m reimaging my setup and I’ll take another try at it and test more than 2 or 3 games on it.

    #120960

    gizmo98
    Participant

    Does it run?

    #121204

    zerojay
    Participant

    It ran for me. I didn’t test it much though.

    #122476

    ssimplemind
    Participant

    Hi guys, I also installed the video plugin as per gizmo98’s instructions and when I rebooted emulationstation it was there, so I guess everything worked in the installation.

    However, when I choose videocore as the video mode, Mario Kart switches to 320×240 mode regardless of what CEA mode I choose. The speed is great, but there are also a few artefacts in the game. When choosing characters their backgrounds are not exactly right, and when playing the power-ups are very squished and also the drivers are completely black.

    Is there any way to change the render resolution?

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