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Posted by: Lamerjack - Yesterday, 07:08 AM - Forum: Beta Testing - No Replies

One of my favourite games is Need 4 Speed 2 SE.
Błażej Szczygieł a genus from Poland, first recompiled the game to run on Linux and recent windows using OpenGL instead Glide.
Then converted the huge assembler part to CPP.
And finally added support for OpeglES.

The game compilation need a lot of ram... so is suggested to add a swapfile!

dd if=/dev/zero of=/var/my_swap bs=1024 count=384000
mkswap -f /var/my_swap
swapon /var/my_swap

then you can proceed with compile.

git clone https://github.com/zaps166/NFSIISE
git submodule init
git submodule update
./compile_nfs cpp gles2

if everything is ok swapfile is not needed so:

swapoff /var/my_swap
rm /var/my_swap

copy GAMEDATA and FEDATA from original CD to "Need For Speed II SE" folder

windows is not case sensitive so you need to convert everything to lowercase!
cd to NFSIISE/Need\ For\ Speed\ II\ SE/ folder
./convert_to_lowercase FEDATA GAMEDATA


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  firefox + youtube streaming audio issues
Posted by: eadmaster - 05-23-2017, 02:48 PM - Forum: Support area - No Replies

when i play youtube/html5 videos in firefox the audio is missing or corrupted.
I guess this issue is related to alsa, this is my /etc/asound.conf:

pcm.!default {
    type plug
    slave.pcm "dmixer"

pcm.!dmixer  {
     type dmix
     ipc_key 1024
        ipc_perm 0666
     slave {
        pcm "hw:1,0"
        period_time 0
        period_size 1024
        buffer_size 4096
        rate 44100
                format S32_LE
                channels 2
    bindings {
        0 0
        1 1

ctl.!dmixer {
    type hw
    card 1

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  RetrOrange Pi PC + Raspbian + Android
Posted by: Merlin3D - 05-22-2017, 08:20 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (1)

RetrOrange Pi PC + Raspbian + Android Triple Boot
Is there a way to make a image for my orange pi pc to work with those 3 os instead of kodi?
If so can someone hook me up with an image file? Or can it be included in the next release?

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  Orange Pi Zero Beta Version no desktop os
Posted by: jamespoo - 05-19-2017, 06:40 AM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (3)


download it here not the lite version there is only a couple of emulators and no os desktop and i have read online on how to put roms on a flash stick but i does not work what can i do to get other emulators and get roms on my sd card  not to worried but would be nice to also get the os

i would have thought i would have had the os and the other emulators but only a couple show up on the menu and no os

maybe i did something wrong or something i need to do in the setup menu please help driving me crazy for the last 2 days

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Question Moving the mouse freezes some ports
Posted by: chupo_cro - 05-18-2017, 10:52 PM - Forum: Support area - Replies (2)

I've just discovered Duke Nukem 3D and Doom ports freezes if I move the mouse. I can play them it using the gamepad and/or the keyboard but as soon as I move the mouse the game freezes and the only thing I can do is to power cycle the Orange Pi PC.

Can anyone confirm the same?

And there is one more strange thing - pressing up in Retroarch EmulationStation menu (where you can select the emulator) freezes the user interface for 5-6 seconds. It does not matter if using a keyboard or a gamepad, result is the same. It seems as pressing left/right during the freeze period does work but only in the background. For example, if the current emulator is Amiga, pressing up will freeze the UI but if left/right is used before UI starts to respond the list will 'jump' to some other emulator as soon as the UI starts responding again.

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Bug No new emulators appear in ES
Posted by: Kadaver - 05-18-2017, 08:01 AM - Forum: Support area - Replies (3)

Hello Everyone!
I have a problem in my ROPI: When installing new emulators, they do not appear in the ES menu (tried on 3DO and sega saturn) - folders and configuration files are created, but nothing appears in the menu.
When you click start, in the item "emulators" also nothing new appears.
BIOS files is OK.
Please help me!(

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  OPENGL 1.x
Posted by: Lamerjack - 05-10-2017, 11:40 AM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (1)

I'm trying to recompile a game that need open GL 1.x.
If i understood well GLSHIM should translate from OpenGl 1.x to GlES. Is it correct?
So the game starts and stay black.
I tryed to update libglshim with apt-get but after that the game doesn't start and say that thre is no OpenGL.
so, there is a way to upadate libglshim ?
Which emulator requires opengl (in order to check if wrpper works fine?)

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  HOWTO - Run some ROMs from network share (per emulator)
Posted by: chupo_cro - 05-09-2017, 12:18 AM - Forum: HOWTOs - Replies (9)

I was struggling to find a way so I can have ROMs for some of the emulators on SD card and some of them in shared folder on a networked Windows PC. I saw a topic here on the forum about storing ROMs on USB stick but couldn't find info on how to run them from a shared folder so I searched the web and I did find several forums with various informations but at the and it was not so straightforward as I thought it would be - so I will write the instructions in case anyone wanted to do the same.

I will assume basic knowledge of configuring the network, SSH, FTP and using terminal so I will explain only the most important steps for achieving the goal. I was using Windows PC + Orange Pi PC with RetrOrangePi-3.0.1.Orangepipc image.

The first step I did was to share a folder named _net_share on the PC and giving the read/write permissions to user anyone. Then I checked if I can access the shared folder from another Windows PC in the network to make sure there won't be log-in prompt and everything was as expected. Then I did the same test directly from Orange Pi PC - I started the Desktop (START > APPS > DESKTOP) and clicked on Browse Network. I could see the network share but was suprised because I had to log in. I could log in as one of the defined Windows users so at that point I could create another user for the purpose of mounting the share but after a while I discovered I can use any username and any password to log in. The next step was to try to mount the shared folder from command prompt, without using of the desktop environment.

After some more investigation I found that I need to install cifs-utils to be able to mount the shared folder from terminal so I did:

sudo apt-get install cifs-utils

Now, I am not aware which mechanism is used by desktop environment to auto-mount the nework share but cifs-utils work well. I would, however, like to know how exactly is network share mounted by desktop environment. I thought it maybe uses smbfs but that package is not installed so it must be something else.

Nevertheless, upon installing the mentioned package I created a folder /home/pi/mnt/w_share and then mounted the network share using:

sudo mount -t cifs //xx.xx.xx.xx/_net_share -o uid=pi,gid=pi,username=ab,password=cd /home/pi/mnt/w_share/

where xx.xx.xx.xx is the IP address of my PC which is static (my Orange Pi PC BTW has static IP as well). uid and gid parts are important because without it the mount would be owned by root so Emulationstation wouldn't be able to write access gamelist.xml and other files and username&password are just some random strings - in case there isn't a prompt to log-in I believe these could be just left out.

After mounting the netwok share I tested if that worked:

cd winshare

As I could see (and access) the shared files and folders the next step was to check if I can run ROMs from the shared location so I removed all ROMs from zxspectrum folder on SD card and resterted Emulationstation so ZX Spectrum emulator dissapeared from the list and then I edited /opt/retropie/configs/all/emulationstation/es_systems.cfg and replaced the line:




and restarted the Emulationstation to see if ZX Spectrum emulator will show again on the list. The emulator showed and I could run the ROMs from the network share so the final step was to edit /opt/retropie/configs/all/autostart.sh to configure automatic mounting:

cd /opt/retropie/configs/all
nano autostart.sh

There isn't sudo because autostart.sh is owned by pi. After adding the line:

sudo mount -t cifs //xx.xx.xx.xx/_net_share -o uid=pi,gid=pi,username=ab,password=cd /home/pi/mnt/w_share/

at the top of the file (before calling the other .sh script) and restarting the system ZX Spectrum's ROMs were running from the network share and all other ROMs were running from SD card. That way the ROMs for older systems that don't take too much space can be on SD card and can be used even when outside of the network and as soon as Orange Pi PC is back to the network the other ROMs that do not fit on SD card can be used as well.

It would be nice to be able to run the ROMs for selected emulator from SD card and from the network share at the same time but I don't know that could be done. That way a few ROMs could be on SD card and the other would run from the network share.

I hope someone will find these instructions useful by adapting what I described to their own needs.

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Posted by: Lamerjack - 05-08-2017, 08:18 AM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (3)

I was doing some tests changing the cpu governor...
I noticed that setting to performance i on my orange pi one very often temperature arrive to 75C and then clock is lowered.
Making some tests with Orange PI PC i noticed that using just a coin on the cpu as heatsink temperature was much lower and the maximum speed was 1296mhz! 96mhz more than orange pi one...
Then i read that orange pi one is 1200mhz clock and orange pi pc is 1600....
so i put a fan over the Orange pi PC and temperature was lowered to 42c playing to PPSSPP...
So i decided to try to overclock it...
And if on RPI was quite easy.
I found more complicated and the infromation are in contrast. (some sites say that maximum speed is 1.5ghz and not 1.6 other say that clock is correct to 1296 because 300mhz go to Mali gpu...
Somebody has more info? And know how to change the clock. maybe just 100mhz are a good speedup for PPSSPP that in some games is very close to prefect play.

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  FS UAE optimization.
Posted by: Lamerjack - 05-08-2017, 08:05 AM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (2)

All games was unplayable compared to orignal amiga...
Yesterday i was playing with settings and i got an huge improovent adding this:
video_format = rgb565
to games config!
accuracy = 0
give a good speedup.

And i also set scanlines to 0 in game config.
Any other suggestions?
p.s. somebody know if is possible to change on the fly orange pi refresh rate to set to 50hz?

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