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lpeters82
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* 26-Jul-2017(#1)
So hopefully we can discuss this here. If not feel free to close this thread. I am going through the process of replacing my PC based MAME arcade with a Raspberry Pi based RetroPie. The main issue I'm having is that when I exit MAME my system automatically loads the same game. It's an endless loop. I'm using an iPac as my input and from what I read this is a known error in sfml-pi. Apparently, I need to upgrade to the latest version of sfml-pi. Can someone provide me with the steps to update.

PS: Feel free to discuss all things RetroPie.

John
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* 26-Jul-2017(#2)
I haven't done the RetroPie stuff, but have done other things with the Pi. Did you install from a completed image before or something?

Can you connect to the Pi and run commands and such (using Putty or some other SSH client and logging in)? If so, then likely something like this:

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get upgrade
$ git clone https://github.com/mickelson/sfml-pi.git
$ sudo apt-get install cmake libflac-dev libogg-dev libvorbis-dev libopenal-dev libjpeg8-dev libfreetype6-dev libudev-dev
$ cd SFML
$ mkdir build
$ cd build
$ cmake .. -DSFML_RPI=1 -DEGL_INCLUDE_DIR=/opt/vc/include -DEGL_LIBRARY=/opt/vc/lib/libEGL.so -DGLES_INCLUDE_DIR=/opt/vc/include -DGLES_LIBRARY=/opt/vc/lib/libGLESv1_CM.so
$ sudo make install
$ sudo ldconfig


Something like that, I think. I had to steal the actual library lines from another site, so hopefully those are correct for sfml-pi.
tonymack21
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26-Jul-2017(#3)
not retropie related per se, but I have been very happy with Nvidia shield so far, if you are looking for a strong emu box that also doubles as a great streaming/plex/kodi device.

lpeters82
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26-Jul-2017(#4)
Sorry, I'm not much of a computer guy. I did install from a completed image. The only time I've "connected to the pi" was using a program like winscp. From there I can enter and edit the file system. I used this for updating some of the control inputs, but I think I'll be also using this to customize some things. This seems similar, but I'd be using a program that would be entering information though command prompt.
BigdogJ
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26-Jul-2017(#5)
I love my retropie but I haven't done any arcade emulation on it. Mainly nes,snes, genesis and PlayStation with a little turbografx thrown in
John
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26-Jul-2017(#6)
lpeters82 wrote:
> Sorry, I'm not much of a computer guy. I did install from a completed image. The
> only time I've "connected to the pi" was using a program like winscp. From there
> I can enter and edit the file system. I used this for updating some of the control
> inputs, but I think I'll be also using this to customize some things. This seems
> similar, but I'd be using a program that would be entering information though command
> prompt.

Yes, so, like WinSCP for transferring file, but use "Putty" to do connect to the shell. You'll select "SSH" for the type of connection (and it'll say port 22 automatically for that) and then put in the IP of the Pi (just like you'd have to do for WinSCP). You then log in and get to a command prompt. You could try it and just type those commands and see what you get.

Oh, also, that requires your Pi to be connected to the internet to get the updates. So, if you don't have that also set up, that will be some more config you need to do.

Might be easier to try to find someone with an up-to-date ready-made image though?
Admiral
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28-Jul-2017(#7)
Everybody raves about the Pi.... But all of this sounds like a learning curve I don't feel like going through. When I do my mame arcade cabinet, it's definitely going to be windows based.
whitefire
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28-Jul-2017(#8)
I haven't done much emulation, but I did give my brother one. I couldn't figure out how to set up a wireless controller to it though. I was trying to use a DS4 but had no luck.

John
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30-Jul-2017(#9)
Yeah, I'm using a Pi for arcade emulation in a gift that I made for a friend -- it is all enclosed inside one of these:

image

But, that was only because I had very little room. If it was doing a MAME box in a real arcade cabinet, for example, I'd certainly do it with a normal PC.
Admiral
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4-Aug-2017(#10)
yes

How do the joysticks and buttons feel on that John?
John
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4-Aug-2017(#11)
Feel nice to me -- about the same as my real control panels actually. That being said, I didn't use it too much. Built it, played it to test, and then gave it as a gift.
lpeters82
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4-Aug-2017(#12)
John, do you have an image you'd suggest. I like they hyperspin style of things and also prefer video clips. Anything with a Ms. Pacman theme would be a bonus.
John
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5-Aug-2017(#13)
Don't have or know of anything, sorry. I didn't do too much with it really. My friend and I were really into Bubble Bobble as kids, so I think I just did some Bubble Bobble image for his. smile

Topic   RetroPie