RetroPie on Raspbmc

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  • #1769
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    GoodOldBrian
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    is there any way to run retropie on raspbmc?

    with that, the main problem seems to be, i have to run emulationstation out of a tty, else emulationstation is unable to initialize sdl. i don’t want to connect an keyboard and run it all by myself. is there any possibility to run retropie/emulationstation out of xbmc or out of a script triggered by gpio?

    #1773
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    Shosh C
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    I don’t believe that you can run retropie on raspbmc since it relies on its own dependencies. even doing a apt-get update && upgrade screws raspbmc up. You’re better off doing raspbian w/ xbmc and then retropie.

    but if you get it working on raspbmc, let us know.

    #112247
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    winch
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    Hi

    I have a similar problem but on standard Raspbian instead of Raspbmc. My pi works without any real keyboard and only gamepad (xboxdrv that emulate mouse and/or keyboard).

    I have written a Python script (executed at desktop start) that offer a gui with one choice “Emulation Station”.

    When into this gui select ES:
    – before stop X (so script execution terminal disappears)
    – after launch ES main script.

    ES front end works correctly and I can navigate easly with gamepad. When select a game I see into the order:
    – blank screen
    – downgrade screen resolution
    – upgrade screen resolution
    – ES front end restored

    If I launch emulationstation via ssh session, I can run games as expected.

    I tried via Python to “force” input redirection with /dev/tty without success.

    Into debug log I see that “logic” expect /dev/tty, is possible to “replace” via command line without alter code of RetroPie ?

    Thanks
    Vincenzo

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