SNES ROM not loading

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  • #100930
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    banorac
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    Hi everyone,

    I’m a newcomer to the world of raspberry Pi and I’ve recently, with limited linux knowledge, started this little project of getting a SNES emulator to run on my Pi 2B with retropie.

    I’ve installed all the software through the methods described here: https://supernintendopi.wordpress.com/

    I have emulationstation up and running, and my ROM (In this case DonkeyKongCountry.smc) is visible. However when I try to launch it, it fades to black, as though it tries to start up the ROM, but after a few seconds I end up back on the ES ROM screen.

    I’ve found the following logfiles: /tmp/runcommand.log reports:

    RetroArch [ERROR] :: parse_input :: –menu was used, but content file was passed as well.
    RetroArch [ERROR] :: rarch_main_init :: Fatal error received in: “parse_input()”

    ~/.emulationstation/es_log.txt reports:

    lvl2: req sound [basic.launch]
    lvl2: (missing)
    lvl2: Attempting to launch game…
    lvl2: /opt/retropie/supplementary/runcommand/runcommand.sh 0 _SYS_ snes /home/pi/RetroPie/roms/snes/DKC.smc
    lvl2: Creating surface…
    lvl2: Created window successfully.
    lvl2: Added known joystick Xbox Gamepad (userspace driver) (instance ID: 0, device index: 0)
    lvl2: Added known joystick Xbox Gamepad (userspace driver) (instance ID: 0, device index: 0)

    I’m quite new to all this and I can’t figure out what’s causing the ROM not to load.

    Is this a known issue? Do you guys have any idea how I can fix this? I’ve tried googling around but I havn’t found anything solid that can help me out. One thing I’ve tried is Chmod 777’ing everything that is related to the SNES emulator in /opt/retropie, but that didn’t seem to fix it.

    If I didn’t give enough info please let me know and i’ll replay ASAP.

    If you guys could help me fix this i’d be very grateful!

    #100936
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    Floob
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    The guide you have followed is pretty dated now (although it seems updated in some areas).

    I would be tempted to use either 2.6 or 3 beta 4, both found in the downloads area and write that image. Can you try this?

    – Download RetroPie 3 beta 4
    http://blog.petrockblock.com/retropie/retropie-downloads/retropie-project-sd-card-image-for-raspberry-pi-2-beta/

    – Extract the image and write it to your MicroSD with Win32DiskImager
    – Boot up the Pi, which will configure your controller.
    – Quit Emulation Station and expand the filesystem (sudo raspi-config)
    – Write your rom file across and try again?

    RetroPie help guides --> https://goo.gl/Yfy8kj
    Please read this before asking for help --> http://goo.gl/eLErnl

    #100941
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    InsecureSpike
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    if after floods method don’t help, then change emulators, there after after roms that don’t run on some emu’s

    #100949
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    banorac
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    I would prefer, if possible, not to use a pre-made OS, as my raspberry pi currently already runs some other applications (like ZNC) that I would not like to lose.

    #100952
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    petrockblog
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    You may have updated retropie-setup without updating everything else – you will need to run a full binary install, but there are some things that may require manual work if upgrading with the script. you can always just rm -rf /opt/retropie and reinstall and it should work.

    #101063
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    banorac
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    You may have updated retropie-setup without updating everything else – you will need to run a full binary install, but there are some things that may require manual work if upgrading with the script. you can always just rm -rf /opt/retropie and reinstall and it should work.

    Hold on, Could you clarify at bit further as to what exactly you mean? Should I run an apt-get upgrade/update, remove /opt/retropie and then re-run the retropie -setup script? Is that what you mean by binary install? Should I get another binary version of retropie somewhere?

    Sorry if i’m questions sound stupid, I’m learning here :p

    #101065
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    petrockblog
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    The original issue was a bug in recent retroarch which is now fixed. re-installing retroarch from menu 5 should resolve it.

    #101118
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    banorac
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    The original issue was a bug in recent retroarch which is now fixed. re-installing retroarch from menu 5 should resolve it.

    This did indeed fix the issue!

    Now I just have to deal with some DPAD issues on the XBOX controller and i’m good to go, I can probably figure that out on my own, thanks so much! 🙂

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