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Stuck on Retrorangepi Loading screen
#1
Hello,

For reference, I'm using the Supreme Retrostone v1.3 OS and after setting it up, it was working great.  Instead of leaving well enough alone, I decided to mess with some of the settings and now the system is broke. I'm hoping that I won't have to reflash the SD card with the operating system and lose my save files and save states. 

What I did specifically was I was looking at the SNES game list and went to settings and found a game view list setting section.  Options included Basic, Box, and Video. (These could be wrong since I'm writing this off of memory since my system won't boot)  I selected the Video option which caused the system to crash.  Attempts to soft and hard reset result in the same thing, being stuck on the Retrorangepi loading screen.  I should have figured that this setting would have required adding video files or something like that beforehand, which I didn't do, sadly. I'm used to technology that prevents noobs like me from breaking it.

I'm hoping there is something that can be done to fix this. If not I would settle for just the ability to recover my save files.
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#2
look@

sudo nano /opt/retropie/configs/all/emulationstation/es_settings.cfg

here can you change manually the settings, to fix the problem.
The EmulationStation Version in Retrorangepi 4.2 is old, in the new es dev-version you have many bugfixes and improvements.
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#3
(03-28-2019, 09:05 AM)Liontek1985 Wrote: look@

sudo nano /opt/retropie/configs/all/emulationstation/es_settings.cfg

here can you change manually the settings, to fix the problem.
The EmulationStation Version in Retrorangepi 4.2 is old, in the new es dev-version you have many bugfixes and improvements.

The problem is I cannot even get to the desktop mode in order to manually fix the settings as you describe above, unless I completely misunderstood your suggestion.

I'm really not optimistic that anything can be done to be honest. One thing I tried was to open the SD card from Windows 10 computer. It said I had to format the SD card in order to open/read it, naturally, so I wasn't able to do anything.  I wasn't sure if there were some software that would allow me to access the contents of the SD card without formatting it.
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#4
another thing you can do: plug a keyboard whilst in RetrOrangePi loading screen and press Ctrl Alt F1, F2 (to alternate terminal modes), maybe you can find some error log and post here.

edit: the Supreme version wasnt made by the RetrOrangePi devs, so we dont know if there are major differences (most likely not)
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#5
(03-28-2019, 11:43 PM)alexkidd Wrote: another thing you can do: plug a keyboard whilst in RetrOrangePi loading screen and press Ctrl Alt F1, F2 (to alternate terminal modes), maybe you can find some error log and post here.

edit: the Supreme version wasnt made by the RetrOrangePi devs, so we dont know if there are major differences (most likely not)

Thanks for that suggestion.  I wasn't aware of that option.  Sadly nothing happened when I tried it.  I think it is time for me to just call it.  Losing my save files isn't the end of the world. This has been a learning experience, always do a little research before you start messing around.
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