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What controllers do you have?

For now I'm using dual shock 3 controller but the scp toolkit software makes them appear and function as wireless Xbox 360 controllers in windows. I have some 8bitdo controllers too but I haven't tried them yet on this system. I might try them out to see if they behave any differently.

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General / Attractmode for windows not detecting Bluetooth controller
« on: April 07, 2019, 07:38:21 PM »
On my windows 7 emulation pc I modified the registry to run attractmode as the default shell instead of explorer so the system will boot up directly to AM.

I'm also using the legacy (non-nefarius) scp toolkit which lets me use ps3 or ps4 controller over Bluetooth and windows sees them as Xbox 360 controllers.

For some reason when the PC first boots up, attractmode doesn't seem to detect the controller after it's connected and working over Bluetooth and therefore won't respond to any input. I know that the controller is connected and detected by windows because It detects input in the usb game controller settings.

If I quit and relaunch AM it'll work fine but that's not a good solution since my goal is to have windows hidden and never have to use a mouse or keyboard on this machine except for maintenence. If I connect the controller via USB it'll start working in AM and I can then remove the USB and let it reconnect over Bluetooth and it will work fine until the next reboot. That's a little better than having to pull out the mouse and keyboard but still pretty annoying to have to plug it in every time.

It seems like attractmode is just not detecting that a new controller has connected when it connects via Bluetooth but something about connecting it to USB gets AM to detect it. I'm thinking there's probably a command that I could run in windows periodically via a script that would get AM to notice the controller without having to relaunch or connect it to USB first but before I go trying a bunch of different commands I though I'd check here to see if anyone has run into similar issues and found a fix already.

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General / Re: Path settings to connect to ftp: nas
« on: April 24, 2018, 03:37:36 PM »
Are you using Windows? If you set your Nas up as an smb share, you should be able to map a drive to it and use the full path including the drive letter you mapped it to.

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Scripting / Re: Snaps are playing upside down
« on: April 24, 2018, 03:23:32 PM »
Thanks for the suggestions guys. I'll give them a try and see if they work. The theme works fine on my other windows machine but the one with the upside down issue is a tablet with a pretty funky/weak graphics chip so I'm thinking I just might have to edit the code for the theme to make it work on the tablet. Other themes that work fine on my other machines are also playing the vids upside down on the tablet.

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Scripting / Re: Snaps are playing upside down
« on: March 20, 2018, 05:52:47 AM »
Is there any way to just flip/invert the snaps in the .nut file?

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Scripting / Snaps are playing upside down
« on: March 05, 2018, 07:30:14 PM »
These mp4 snaps play fine on my pi but when I decided to set up AM on my windows 8 tablet, all of the snaps are playing upside down. If I play them on the tablet in wmp or vlc, they're right-side up. It's not happening with every layout. For example, Attrac-Man is fine but Robospin is playing the snaps upside down. Is there a way to edit the nut file to flip the upside down snaps back to right side up? If not, is there some other way to fix this? I searched but couldn't find any posts about this.

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General / Re: Raspberry Pi Image for Pi 2 and Pi 3
« on: November 16, 2016, 05:15:55 PM »
Hey fellers!

I'm using the latest image and trying to get the libretro mess core installed. I go to retropie setup> manage packages> manage experimental packages> lr-mess> Install from source,  and I get an error message that mess_libretro.so is not found. I've tried this on two different systems both running on the same image. One of them has plenty of SD card space (OVER 10GB) left so I've at least ruled out that possible cause. Here are the logs:

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/home/pi/RetroPie-Setup/tmp/build/lr-mess /bin

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Getting sources for 'lr-mess' : MESS emulator - MESS Port for libretro
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git clone --depth 1 "https://github.com/libretro/MAME.git" "/home/pi/RetroPie-Setup/tmp/build/lr-mess"
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/bin
/home/pi/RetroPie-Setup/tmp/build/lr-mess /bin

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Building 'lr-mess' : MESS emulator - MESS Port for libretro
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make: Makefile.libretro: No such file or directory
make: *** No rule to make target 'Makefile.libretro'.  Stop.
make: Makefile.libretro: No such file or directory
make: *** No rule to make target 'Makefile.libretro'.  Stop.
/bin
Could not successfully build MESS emulator - MESS Port for libretro (/home/pi/RetroPie-Setup/tmp/build/lr-mess/mess_libretro.so not found).

Log ended at: Wed 16 Nov 17:49:36 MST 2016
Total running time: 0 hours, 1 mins, 53 secs

Any idea why it's failing?

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General / Re: Raspberry Pi Image for Pi 2 and Pi 3
« on: September 12, 2016, 09:28:21 AM »
Thanks floob

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General / Re: Raspberry Pi Image for Pi 2 and Pi 3
« on: September 10, 2016, 05:40:08 PM »
One more question - is there any simple way to recreate my roms list for mame with the games organized by their actual name rather than the name of the .zip file?

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General / Re: Raspberry Pi Image for Pi 2 and Pi 3
« on: September 10, 2016, 05:38:15 PM »
Has anyone tried running Killer Instinct in ra-mame2003? I'm using the correct 0.78 romset with the correct CHDs but just getting stuck on a blue screen when I try to launch the game. Similar issue with KI2. The game launches but just hangs on a red screen. They both run fine on my PC with the same romset/mame version.

Also for anyone who's interested, the full 0.78 romset with CHDs is hosted on archive.org. You just have to create a free account to be able to view the download links.

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General / Re: Raspberry Pi Image for Pi 2 and Pi 3
« on: September 09, 2016, 03:47:36 PM »
@ omegaman & progets

Thanks for the info. I'm going to try both. The samba share will get me what I need for right now and as I dive deeper into this project I'm sure I'll want WinSCP. Thanks guys.

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General / Re: Raspberry Pi Image for Pi 2 and Pi 3
« on: September 09, 2016, 12:00:46 AM »
Hello!

First of all, thanks to floob for all the awesome work. For the most part it's been a breeze setting up my pi. I'm almost ready to ditch hyperspin on my windows pc in favor of attract mode. I have had one problem which I'm hoping someone can help me with...

I manually added a smb share to the smb config file to include the 'attract' directory because I want to be able to add layouts from a windows machine using smb. I can access the attract folder but if I try to copy files to it or view/edit the files, I receive a message that access is denied. When I added the directory to the smb config file I basically just copied the existing text from another share but changed the path and, name, and comment. I'm sure that I missed a step somewhere and somehow need to grant myself read/write access so that I can write to the smb share. Does anyone know how I can resolve this?

Here's what I added to the end of the smb config file:

[attract]
comment = attract
path = "/usr/local/share/attract"
writeable = yes
guest ok = yes
create mask = 0644
directory mask = 0755
force user = pi

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General / Re: Which linux distro for my dedicated retro emulation PC
« on: March 17, 2016, 08:13:52 PM »
Thanks for the input guys!  :)

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General / Which linux distro for my dedicated retro emulation PC
« on: March 07, 2016, 09:39:53 PM »
Hello!

I'm new here and hoping to get some advice from some other members. I'm looking to build a linux box dedicated solely to running attract mode and emulators. I was wondering which linux distro I should choose. My main concerns are minimal OS footprint, maximum performance, and high stability.

I have never used linux but I'm pretty knowledgeable when it comes to tech hardware and software. I have a basic understanding of coding/programming but nothing super advanced. I'll be building a budget PC with an LGA 1155 mobo and an Intel Celeron CPU with about 4gb of ram. It'll be running intel HD graphics out of an HDMI port on the motherboard to an HDTV in either 1080p or 720p. The PC hardware will go inside of a broken Nintendo NES. I want to be able to hide the OS as much as possible, boot strait to attract mode, control everything with game controllers (no keyboard and mouse after everything is configured).

I'm planning on primarily using ps3 and/or ps4 controllers with bluetooth connectivity and possibly NES controllers with USB adapters. I'm going in to this project expecting challenges and learning experience, so I'm not afraid of difficulties.

I've been using Hyperspin for a couple of years now and I'm looking to get away from Windows for future builds. If anyone is interested, I have a project log for my last build in the Hyperspin forum: http://www.hyperspin-fe.com/topic/2471-my-nes-pc/

My next build will be a streamlined, budget-conscious revision. If things turn out well enough, I may decide to ditch Windows and Hyperspin altogether and re-image my previous PC with linux/attract mode.

Hopefully someone can  provide some insight on which distro to start with. Any additional input is also welcome.

Thanks,

George

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