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  Does not run after full apt update
Posted by: Wizzard - 04-09-2020, 07:32 AM - Forum: RetrOrangePi v4.3 - go to www.retrorangepi.org/forum - Replies (17)

Hi, I am just starting with Retrorange and I like it that it is basically Armbian which I could use also for another things (printserver, mpd)

I noticed that the Retrorange GUI fails to run after I update all packages using apt. I see some SDL error or something. Can I fix it somehow? I would like to have fully updated system.

I made apt dist-upgrade, which went fine, but there were some 16 not upgraded packages, so I upgraded them one by one and then Retrorangepi does not start after reboot.
When I upgraded just without the latest 16 packages, it runs fine though. So those packages are held on purpose, because they are some special versions?

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  Amiberry Update.
Posted by: Lamerjack - 04-06-2020, 02:31 PM - Forum: RetrOrangePi v4.3 - go to www.retrorangepi.org/forum - Replies (5)

Seems that version 2 of amiberry has better performances...
...has some issues with games like second Samurai.
Amiberry has also issues with symbolic links. So i reported the issue and was fixed in lastest version.

I compiled for OrangepiPC and PC2 if somebody want to try here how to install the precompiled file:

Orange PI PC:
mv -n /opt/retropie/emulators/amiberry/amiberry /opt/retropie/emulators/amiberry/amiberry.old
wget https://www.dropbox.com/s/6i6qu0jnnqmlbl...C.tgz?dl=0 -O amiberry.tgz
tar -zxf amiberry.tgz --directory /opt/retropie/emulators/amiberry

Orange PI PC2:
mv -n /opt/retropie/emulators/amiberry/amiberry /opt/retropie/emulators/amiberry/amiberry.old
wget https://www.dropbox.com/s/6oqbp672lmjp51...2.tgz?dl=0 -O amiberry.tgz
tar -zxf amiberry.tgz --directory /opt/retropie/emulators/amiberry

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  I want to find a way of getting this to work on THEC64 Maxi
Posted by: spannernick1 - 04-05-2020, 07:51 PM - Forum: RetrOrangePi v4.3 - go to www.retrorangepi.org/forum - Replies (3)

THEC64 Maxi has the same specs as the OrangePI PC H3 but it has 256 memory,so maybe the memory would be a problem and how to get it to boot from usb.(you can run script from usb using a hacked update file) I have got THEC64 Maxi firmware running on a OrangePI PC H3.. Smile

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  Hi Whats with MS Windows 3.1.. :)
Posted by: spannernick1 - 04-05-2020, 07:37 PM - Forum: RetrOrangePi v4.3 - go to www.retrorangepi.org/forum - Replies (2)

Is that a video or something,after a few times booting ROPI, it disapears...? I Like it.. Smile minds me when I first use Window 95,I went from The A600 to PC in 94,Still have my A600.. Smile

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  Audio help
Posted by: Azzizza - 04-04-2020, 07:33 PM - Forum: RetrOrangePi v4.3 - go to www.retrorangepi.org/forum - Replies (3)


  I have played around and fixed much of the issues. One frustrating one remains and I appreciate your help. 

Somehow one time I got the volume to work by having hdmi enabled in retropie setup. However I now can not. Please let me know what the various audio setting need to be. I am running hdmi into my tv. 

Is it possible to run wii or ps2/3 on this system?

Thank you for your help. 

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  No rom sound and no rom preview
Posted by: Azzizza - 04-03-2020, 01:23 AM - Forum: RetrOrangePi v4.3 - go to www.retrorangepi.org/forum - Replies (1)

Hello all, I figured out getting the roms on the pi but the games on multiple systems have no audio. I have the startup music ok. 

I assume that the unzipped rom files are the correct ones to import to the pi

Also there are no preview photos/artwork. 

Finally I was told that when roms are in the usb drive folders that the missing systems would show on the main menu but snes and N64 are not showing up even after importing the usb drive roms to the internal sd card. 

Thank you for your help.

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  Favorites not saving
Posted by: thx1200 - 03-30-2020, 05:51 AM - Forum: RetrOrangePi v4.3 - go to www.retrorangepi.org/forum - No Replies

RetroStone 2, RetrOrangePi 4.3

My favorites and recents are not saving.

Favorites/recents are turned on, save metadata on exit is on in other settings.  gamelist.xml files are parsing (can see metadata and scraped graphics).  Permissions are RW for U/G for all gamelist.xml files. 

Tried exiting and restarting ES from menu, shutting system down via ES menu, shut down via "safe shutdown" button on the device.  

Favorites don't save in any scenario.  There are no relevant errors in es_log.txt that I can see.

I'm stumped.  Any ideas?

Doing a bit more investigating, it seems gamelist.xml gets updated for amiga and atarilynx, but not c64 or beyond. No errors in es_log, but also no indication it logged the shutdown. Does it terminate if it's taking a long time? I have a lot of ROMs and they are all scraped so the gamelist.xml files are pretty big (few mb each).

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  OrangePi PC Plus - Setup Install on EMMC roms on SD
Posted by: yolkfolk - 03-27-2020, 08:50 AM - Forum: RetrOrangePi v4.3 - go to www.retrorangepi.org/forum - Replies (7)

This community is fantastic so I thought I would give back to it, as I have had issues with the OrangePi PC Plus setup.

Here is how to get it working out of the box. Hope this helps.

Download -


Extract the IMG file.

Download SD Memory Card Formater -

Download Win32DiskImager -

Connect your PI to your network using ethernet cable.
Insert your SD card into your PC and format using SD Memory Card Formatter on default settings.

Open Win32diskImager and select the extracted IMG file and WRITE.

Once this is done, insert into your OrangePi PC Plus and turn on.

It will go through its setup process and eventually you will be in the EmulationStation controller configuration screen.

Setup a controller and press start and Exit EmulationStation so the screen is back at the terminal.

On your Laptop download PuTTY -

Run PuTTY and when asked type in the IP address shown on your Pi's terminal screen.
Once connected it will ask for USERNAME and PASSWORD
both are - pi

Copy this code below, this will allow you to run AMIGA (amiberry)

sudo cp -av /usr/local/lib/libSDL2* /usr/lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/

A few lines of code will appear and then once finished we are going to install your RetrOrangePi image to emmc.

Type in

sudo armbian-config

The armbian config screen will appear, goto SYSTEM, INSTALL, boot from eMMC - system on eMMC, then is asked to select which format, leave as default, then enter.
It will display an estimated time to finish this process, make yourself a cup of tea.

Once finished, it will ask to power off. Press enter.
When the Pi has rebooted, again quit emulation station. Reload PuTTY and log back in.

Once in terminal again on computer, type


sudo parted /dev/mmcblk0
mklabel msdos
mkpart primary fat32 1MiB 100%
set 1 boot on

sudo mkfs.vfat /dev/mmcblk0p1


Now your SD card is ready, now we need to mount it.

Download WinSCP - 

Open it and connect using the same IP address for your Pi

Username and password is again - pi

Navigate to this directory


Open - autostart.sh

You will see a text file appear.

Under the line 'done' make a new line and copy this,

sudo mount -o rw,users,umask=000 /dev/mmcblk0p1 /home/pi/RetroPie

Click the save icon at the top and quit WinSCP

Your card is now mounted for roms.

Reboot Pi  - It will say there is no roms and the only option is to QUIT, do that so you are back in terminal.
Reconnect WinSCP to it.

Navigate to this directory


You will see it is empty

Download -

extract this and copy contents to the /home/pi/RetroPie directory.

Thats it.

The roms and systems you can add but thats all I have done and its working 100%.... so far Smile

Hopefully this helps everyone.

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  Gamepad not being detected
Posted by: Azzizza - 03-26-2020, 03:28 AM - Forum: RetrOrangePi v4.3 - go to www.retrorangepi.org/forum - Replies (12)

Hello, I installed 4.3 on my retrosys purchased Orangepi (v 1.3?)and at the welcome screen it does not recognize either the wired or usb wireless controllers. Holding the buttons does not do anything. If not 4.3 then what software does it need? Thank you for your help.

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  Dual Keyboard.
Posted by: Lamerjack - 03-20-2020, 04:35 PM - Forum: RetrOrangePi v4.3 - go to www.retrorangepi.org/forum - Replies (1)

My orange pi PC2 is inside a ZX spectrum. With an arduino i can use the keyboard as a real usb keyboard.
In the shell if i press keys from the zx keyboard i see letters.
But from lrfuse input works only from usb wireless keyboard.
From the zx keyboard no input.
Any suggestion?

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