Gamestarter: Retrogaming add-ons (RPi/Generic)

  • You install retroarch from Gamestarter Repo as you usually install any other addons.....then from retroarch addon settings download core package and that's about it....you can basically forget about retroarch after setting it up if you r running your roms from AEL.

  • You install retroarch from Gamestarter Repo as you usually install any other addons.....then from retroarch addon settings download core package and that's about it....you can basically forget about retroarch after setting it up if you r running your roms from AEL.

    It's not an easy task as it might look to set everything up first time...If you r going to make AEL and Emulation Station with all the bells and whistles...artwork,logos,backgrounds for each game and so on it will take you some time..to give you an idea it took me over a week to set it all up...but after that you just save you roms and artwork and xml's in a safe place for future backup and restore...For AEL and ES you can use the same artwork folders...no need to duplicate any folders

  • Does anyone know how to get started with the Gamestarter repository and DraStic NDS games?

    After installing DraStic I got the message that you also need to install the Advanced Emulator Launcher or EmulationStation.

    When I opened EmulationStation after installing it, the message "We can not find any systems" appeared.

    What could this be and what do I have to do to correct this error? (I've already installed RetroArch and it works fine with GBA games)

  • Does anyone know how to get started with the Gamestarter repository and DraStic NDS games?

    After installing DraStic I got the message that you also need to install the Advanced Emulator Launcher or EmulationStation.

    When I opened EmulationStation after installing it, the message "We can not find any systems" appeared.

    What could this be and what do I have to do to correct this error? (I've already installed RetroArch and it works fine with GBA games)

    Did you select the roms path from ES settings?or edit es_systems.cfg manually..looks like ES is not finding the roms folder..folders need to be named properly for each launcher..

    Also by default ES only reads these formats for NDS .nds .zip .NDS .ZIP so if your roms are in any other format ES won't launch


    Code
    1. <system>
    2. <name>nds</name>
    3. <fullname>Nintendo DS</fullname>
    4. <path>/var/media/HDD/Emulators/roms/nds</path>
    5. <extension>.nds .zip .NDS .ZIP</extension>
    6. <command>/storage/.kodi/addons/game.retroarch/addon.start drastic %ROM% ES</command>
    7. <platform>nds</platform>
    8. </system>

    This is an example how mine looks

  • Did you select the roms path from ES settings?or edit es_systems.cfg manually..looks like ES is not finding the roms folder..folders need to be named properly for each launcher..

    Also by default ES only reads these formats for NDS .nds .zip .NDS .ZIP so if your roms are in any other format ES won't launch


    Code
    1. <system>
    2. <name>nds</name>
    3. <fullname>Nintendo DS</fullname>
    4. <path>/var/media/HDD/Emulators/roms/nds</path>
    5. <extension>.nds .zip .NDS .ZIP</extension>
    6. <command>/storage/.kodi/addons/game.retroarch/addon.start drastic %ROM% ES</command>
    7. <platform>nds</platform>
    8. </system>

    This is an example how mine looks

    Thank you. I've found the mistake: /emulators/roms/*.nds instead of /emulators/roms/nds/*.nds

  • yes, you're right. But lakka's retraroch binary has some additional features such as poweroff option or lakka updater... if a user use the latest lakka will updte and overwrite libreelec installation... I tried that way a lot time ago and some users lost their OpenELEC installation... ;(


    To avoid that you can compile Lakka and edit retroarch package file and change just one parameter, then you will get a clean retroarch binary. But I can not compile any linux distro anymore...


    The thing is that in new retroarch 1.7.3 there are some settings to "hide/view" some options in menus so I can try to hide "online updater" to avoid users loosing their LE installation... I'm gonna try it out :/


    Lakka/Retroarch recently implemented some new config settings to hide/view a lot of those menu options, including the shutdown and update menus. That might make it more palatable to use for your binaries.

  • Lakka/Retroarch recently implemented some new config settings to hide/view a lot of those menu options, including the shutdown and update menus. That might make it more palatable to use for your binaries.

    nice to know that! finally I could compile retroarch binary using Lakka source but without lakka options in menu so by the moment everything is ok.

    thanks!

  • Hi all


    I have LE on and s905x and have install retroarch, ES and AEL. All latest versions from repo.


    I’ve added a rom to the correct folder but ES won’t open. Nor will the other Addons.

    The bios folder is empty which I think may be come of the issue.


    Can anyone tell me how I get bios files?


    I’m so looking forward to trying this.

  • This is for Rpi and Generic...don't think it will work on amlogic but I'm sure there are builds of LE for Amlogic with Retroarch and ES

  • Hello,


    I have an Intel Compute stick with LE Millhouse version installed. Stable version doesn't support the wi-fi in my compute stick. I tried following the installation but I can't get retroarch to start and it goes back to Kodi. I checked the logs and it says "

    libavcodec.so.57: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory" I've searched your repository, google and still I can't make it to work. I even tried installing "script.gamestarter-v2.9-LE9alpha.zip" and prev build of retroarch offered from your addon. Any thoughts about this?