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  • #85098
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    hotwheelzffx
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    I had these issues with the previous versions, so I may have something mis-configured.

    1. Are there emulationstation navigation sounds? I hear none. I installed ESConfig, and force headphone output.

    2. If I launch MAME (mame4all) I get a lot of background static/noise/sound.
    2a. I have followed suggestions about overclocking, forcing headphone output, etc, but I can’t seem to get rid of the static. The static does not get output when in terminal or lxde.

    3. When in a MAME game and I enter the TAB menu, I have some sort of controller conflict. The menu forcibly scrolls up when no keypress.
    3a. I am using an Ultimarc IPAC as my controller via USB. So, really it’s just a keyboard.

    4. NES and N64 Roms won’t load. I have them in their respective .ZIP files. EmulationStation sees them but I get a blank screen when launching.

    5. Ports. I have the Doom 1 and Doom 2 wads. When I try to launch Doom 1, it says ../rom/ports/Doom 1.sh not found. It is there.

    #85114
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    petrockblog
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    I had these issues with the previous versions, so I may have something mis-configured.

    1. Are there emulationstation navigation sounds? I hear none. I installed ESConfig, and force headphone output.
    [/quote]

    nope.

    2. If I launch MAME (mame4all) I get a lot of background static/noise/sound.

    I don’t get that here. And no other emulators affected ?

    2a. I have followed suggestions about overclocking, forcing headphone output, etc, but I can’t seem to get rid of the static. The static does not get output when in terminal or lxde.

    have you tried looking into things like

    Raspberry Pi – power supply noise on the 5V rails


    or getting a ground loop isolator or something.

    You would do better to take the audio out form HDMI though

    3. When in a MAME game and I enter the TAB menu, I have some sort of controller conflict. The menu forcibly scrolls up when no keypress.
    3a. I am using an Ultimarc IPAC as my controller via USB. So, really it’s just a keyboard.

    not seen this. can’t advise sorry.

    4. NES and N64 Roms won’t load. I have them in their respective .ZIP files. EmulationStation sees them but I get a blank screen when launching.

    this is not enough information to help with really. nothing outputted at all before the screen is blank ? tried unpacking the zips also ?

    5. Ports. I have the Doom 1 and Doom 2 wads. When I try to launch Doom 1, it says ../rom/ports/Doom 1.sh not found. It is there.

    are you sure you are running the new image ? There is no file of that name in the new image – it is called “Doom 1 Shareware.sh”

    #85116
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    hotwheelzffx
    Participant

    #1 is resolved. Thought I read somewhere else there were nav sounds.

    #2 – From the command line I can play sounds/mp3s without static. As background, I built my own cabinet from http://www.retrobuiltgames.com/. I am using a separate audio/pcb amp from partsexpress.com and 9-inch LCD I found on eBay. The driver board for the LCD does not have HDMI audio outputs.

    When I use LXDE to play music thru VLC, there is no static at all.

    Not a dealbreaker, but it seems that some audio trigger happens at some point.
    When I first boot and autostart into EmulationStation, there is no static. It’s only when I enter the emulator game menus that the static starts. When
    I quit EmulationStation the static ends.

    #3 is resolved. Somehow, after entering the Tab menu and resetting a key mapping it fixed itself.

    #4 unzipping seems to work.

    #5 I am using the new image. I had made a copy of Doom 1 Shareware.sh to Doom1.sh to load the original DOOM.WAD. It shows up in the PORTS menu, but won’t launch.

    #85125
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    petrockblog
    Keymaster

    Could be the hardware triggering it – so you are using the analogue audio out from the pi from the headphone socket ? Have you tried switching PSU etc? it could be related to what the pi is doing, rather than a software trigger. I would try some solutions presented when googling – there are a few.

    you could also extract the audio from the HDMI socket or use a usb soundcard or something.

    Not all the emulators support zips, but retroarch should work.

    is the script executable ? chmod u+x it.

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