RetroArch/Libretro Thread: PS Vita Edition! Nightlies Included

Discussion in 'PS Vita - Hacking & Homebrew' started by SeongGino, Aug 5, 2016.

  1. Lord M

    Lord M GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Luckly NES core have turbo setting in quickmenu.
    Launch a game, open quickmenu, go to Controls and here you can see Turbo A and Turbo B; just set 'em as you want.
    For the other cores, you can only set one button as Turbo enable (in other words, you must press that button while holding the button you want to Turbo).
     
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    What are the Vita button equivalents? I cycled through all the buttons when trying to set Turbo B and Turbo A, but the Vita's square and cross buttons aren't listed.

    *edit*
    Just as a test, I mapped the L trigger to Turbo B, and R trigger to Turbo A, saved, restarted RetroArch, but no change.

    I also want to know if there is a way to add games to favorites, or do separate categories for each system?
     
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  3. Muxi

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    I have found out that for Warcraft there is the possibility to enter cheat codes in the game itself through the password option.
    The selfcreated cheat file sounds interesting. Perhaps there is still another game that requires a selfmade cheatfile.
    Where can I find informations about what must be entered in the txt file?
     
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    For everyone who wants to use pbp-files in psxrearmed:
    Here you get a full working version of psx2psp to convert your ps1-isos to pbp-format. The best feature is you can merge multi disks into a single pbp-file.
     

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    in the latest nightly there is "np2kai" core...what's emulate? thanks
     
  6. Lord M

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    A and B buttons on Retroarch are A and B respectively in Retroarch menu (on psv buttons by default: Circle and X buttons)
    If doesn't work, maybe you can change turbo delay (i remember i had should do it for MegaMan games; just try to increase by one value and try it)
    And yes, you can add favourites; assuming you use last stable or nightlies, launch a game, open quickmenu and there must be a option something like "Add to favourite"
    And yes also on last question: you can make Playlistes for each system.

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    I told you: just follow that structure.
    Create a new TXT, put a name as you want (perhaps game title? lol), use this format:


    cheats = 2 <---- this is the number of cheats in the file

    cheat0_desc = "Infinite Lives"
    cheat0_code = "800B0592+0003"
    cheat0_enable = false

    cheat1_desc = "Infinite Zzz`s (Health)"
    cheat1_code = "800B0590+0063"
    cheat1_enable = false

    remember that multi-lines codes go in the same line of that code and not in a new one:

    ex:
    -this is wrong
    cheat0_desc = "Inf money part1"
    cheat0_code = "AAAAAAAA+BBBB"
    cheat0_enable = false

    cheat1_desc = "Inf Money part2"
    cheat1_code = "CCCCCCCC+DDDD"
    cheat1_enable = false


    -this is correct
    cheat0_desc = "Inf money"
    cheat0_code = "AAAAAAAA+BBBB+CCCCCCCC+DDDD"
    cheat0_enable = false

    Then hit File, Save As and then, under File Name, there's Save as type and here set All Files (remember then to add .CHT in File name before saving)
     
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    Using this is better than using popstation gui? That is the one i have always used.
     
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    I don´t know popstation gui. psx2psp is very easy to use, simply select the target directory, then select the source file and start the conversion. For retroach-emulation you don´t need to select anything else. If there are several images to be converted to a single pbp file, select the order and then start to convert. The created eboot.pbps can be renamed after conversion to the names of the games and are smaller than the image-files.
     
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    How to run the exe in wine?sorry wrong topic
     
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    what do you mean with "wine" ? The prog runs for me on a win7 32bit system
     
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    The only prob with the quick menu, is it doesn't seem to permanently save the changes for every game - Just the one being played.

    Is there a way to change the controls so it applies to all NES games, even after I close RetroArch? For whatever reason, when I installed RetroArch, the NES core didn't have Turbo buttons mapped to the square/triangle buttons.
     
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  12. Lord M

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    This might be a retroarch problem, because Saving Core/Control Override mean that apply all changes with all games loaded with that core. If doesn't work maybe mean that this function didn't work properly yet.
     
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    heloo, can anyone tell me how to setting retroarch like this?

     
  14. Lord M

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    You mean adding pictures/box-arts? You just need Playlists (on other posts on this thread you can find a program called playlist creator, useful right for this purpose)
     
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    I'm encountering difficulties with current stable release 1.6.7.
    Immediately after a clean install of the all-in-one vpk, Retroarch prompts that it unable to write its config under ux0:data/retroarch.
    I managed to succesfully play a NES game (don't remember which core I used), but moving to the 3rd column in the XMB completely freeze Retroarch every time.

    I struggled with it for a while to the point of finding my slim Vita stuck with a green blinking light (fixed by holding the power button for 1-2 minutes until it reboot), so I uninstalled and I'm about to test the 1.6.4.

    EDIT: looks like it must be related to my setup (SD2Vita, Henkaku Enso, Vitashell 1.75), because I have exactly the same problem with 1.6.4
     
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    I registered to let you know I had the same issue and I managed to fix it.
    Shutdown your vita and remove the sdcard, you need a way to read and write on it, I did it on my pc with an usb sd reader but I suppose something like an android phone should work too. Copy all the content of the sdcard:/data folder somewhere, delete the folder, create again a folder named "data" and copy back your files. Now retroarch should be able to read and write to its folder. Let me know if this works for you too.

    EDIT: Forgot to add that the data folder should be hidden as a system file, so on Windows you need to disable hiding system files under explorer options
     
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  17. laharl22

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    How to add covers to games and create playlist?
     
  18. Lord M

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    Sure you need playlist to use the covers.
    Look at old posts of this thread; there's a little program called playlistcreator4 or something similar.

    Then you need each images in format .PNG, and put them inside this path:
    ux0/data/retroarch/thumbnails/*CORE NAME*/Named_Boxarts/

    *CORE NAME* is obvious the name of the core/playlist you want to have covers. To give the right name of the core, use these:
    https://github.com/libretro/libretro-thumbnails

    So, for instance, if you want to use PlayStation covers, the path become:
    thumbnails\Sony - PlayStation\Named_Boxarts\GameTitle.png

    ----

    Playlist go in retroarch\playlist (wow, i never thought about that LOL)

    You can even create playlist by yourself using notepad++, and follow this format:


    ux0:/data/PlayStation/Tenchu - Stealth Assassins (U) (v1.0).PBP
    Tenchu - Stealth Assassins (U) (v1.0)
    app0:/pcsx_rearmed_libretro.self
    app0:/pcsx_rearmed_libretro.self

    Sony - PlayStation.lpl

    the first string is game rom path
    the second string is name of the picture (without the PNG extension here; and only need the name of the cover picture, not the name of the game of the full path. You can named the cover as you wish)
    The second and the third strings are core name and path used for that playlist.
    The fourth one is the name of the playlist file.

    To adding more games, remember no empty string after "Sony - PlayStation.lpl"
    For instance:


    ux0:/data/PlayStation/Tenchu - Stealth Assassins (U) (v1.0).PBP
    Tenchu - Stealth Assassins (U) (v1.0)
    app0:/pcsx_rearmed_libretro.self
    app0:/pcsx_rearmed_libretro.self

    Sony - PlayStation.lpl
    ux0:/data/PlayStation/Rittai Ninja Katsugeki - Tenchu - Shinobi Gaisen (Japan).PBP
    Rittai Ninja Katsugeki - Tenchu - Shinobi Gaisen (Japan)
    app0:/pcsx_rearmed_libretro.self
    app0:/pcsx_rearmed_libretro.self

    Sony - PlayStation.lpl
    ux0:/data/PlayStation/Jackie Chan Stuntmaster (U).PBP
    Jackie Chan Stuntmaster (U)
    app0:/pcsx_rearmed_libretro.self
    app0:/pcsx_rearmed_libretro.self

    then save the file with playlistname.lpl
    (in this case, the saved file become Sony - PlayStation.lpl
     
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  19. Imhullu

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    Has anyone been able to run Strider 2 in the PCSX-R core?
     
  20. Lord M

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    I played and finished it few months ago...