Official Retroarch WiiU (wip.)

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  1. aliaspider
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    Official RetroArch Thread


    What is RetroArch?

    RetroArch is a multi-system frontend which allows you to run many different emulators and other programs ("cores") through a unified interface. There are currently 28 different systems supported on Wii U, along with RetroArch features such as XMB. While far from complete, the Wii U port is constantly growing as features and cores are added.

    Quick Links

    RetroArch Channel (Download)
    RetroArch source
    Recent changes (Wii U only)
    Latest Wii U builds

    Basics

    You'll need:
    • An SD card
    • Homebrew Launcher (HBL). Gamepad-less users may be interested in this mod from @CreeperMario, as it features d-pad support that allows navigation through the apps without using the Gamepad touch screen.
    • Optional: The unofficial RetroArch channel. For this, you'll need:
      • Haxchi, CBHC or another CFW installed. If using CBHC, make sure to read the thread carefully before installing!
      • The RetroArch Channel. Install it using WUP Installer Y MOD or WUP Installer GX2. Copy the unzipped folder 0005000010102172 to sd:/install; the app will install the "channel" in the Wii U menu.
      • You'll need to apply signature patches whenever you start your console. For CBHC users this happens automatically, while users of other methods will have to refer to their method's documentation to make this happen.

    Downloading RetroArch

    For new users:
    Grab the latest nightly here - simply pick the RetroArch_rpx.7z with the most recent date. Unzip it.

    If you are using the RetroArch Channel you can delete the "wiiu" folder (the channel has its own .rpx embedded) otherwise if you are launching RetroArch from HBL just keep the "retroarch" folder, you can safely delete all the other folders (they are not needed with the new multicore loading feature).

    For veteran users:
    You can update your cores from the RetroArch Wii U itself from Online Updater feature. Your mileage may vary.

    Setting up XMB/Fixing the white screen
    Click 'Show' to read

    Making lists
    Click 'Show' to read

    Making lists/thumbnails for MAME/FBA
    Click 'Show' to read

    What cores are supported?

    The cores listed below are known to work well on Wii U. There may be other experimental cores not listed here, but they are not recommended for most users.
    Core list (long!)

    Frequently Asked Questions

    RetroArch just shows a white screen!
    Please read the "Setting up XMB/Fixing the white screen" section above.

    Why isn't core X supported? Can I run X?
    Click 'Show' to read

    What's the deal with the PlayStation?
    Click 'Show' to read

    (this new OP is still a work in progress, current maintainer is @QuarkTheAwesome (@ me if something needs fixing!). Most of this was written by @cucholix, with other contributions by @ploggy)
     
    Last edited by QuarkTheAwesome, Mar 24, 2018
  2. CatmanFan

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    Finally full emulation on Wii U mode.

    Any chance we're going to see Genesis emulation?
     
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  3. ploggy

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    Thank you so much for working on this :)
     
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  4. xtheman

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    ???
    Does this version have the sound issues or is that fixed?
     
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  5. FIX94

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    ???
    it has the sound already fixed, also I've made a new build just now which allows you to disable vsync in the options, helping some snes games like star fox to run at a constant 60fps without any audio problems.
    https://mega.nz/#!g9wwQKhQ!7cAeEHXGsm1W-lMBvKRyMhHAuw0M7LPlJTt3JGYafAU
     
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    The Appstore has been updated to reflect this post , and currently has fix'x version.
     
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  7. Exavold

    Exavold lol

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    lol
    I LOVE YOU.
     
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    Amazing! Progress has grown very quickly! Time to test this out!
     
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  9. Marko76

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    Tried a few games and all play fine apart from Mario kart which crashes a few seconds after a race starts. It's great to finally have a snes emu can't wait to see this improve in the future. Thanks for all the hard work on this.
     
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  10. FIX94

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    I finished all cups in 50cc in super mario kart to test it, didnt have a single problem just fyi.
     
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  11. Marko76

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    Mabye because I turned vsync off let me try it again as I know my Mario kart rom is fine as been using it on my Android snes emu.
     
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  12. FIX94

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    I had vsync turned off as well ;)
     
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  13. Marko76

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    I don't know then tried it 4 times and crashes at start of race every time.
     
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    Try another rom? I'll test that too just to make sure.
     
  15. wolven9

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    God I cant wait till we get cold boot emuNAND and retroarch on our home menu! =]
     
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  16. the_randomizer

    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer

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    This is a pleasant surprise, hopefully the Snes9x version with Blargg's core will be uploaded; don't get me wrong, but this is a big step :P :grog:

    @ShadowOne333 it begins
     
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  17. Marko76

    Marko76 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Tried another download of the rom and got round one lap then the same thing happened. Tried again and this time even though I was on the track lacitu kept picking me up like I was out of bounds yet I was on the track. Then it crashed again.
     
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  18. VinsCool

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    I thought this snes9x core was based on 1.52, and this had blargg already?

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    weird. I'll give super mario kart a shot and come back.
     
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  19. the_randomizer

    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer

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    Snes9x 2010? That's before 1.52, which was released in 2011, unless of course, this has the core merged in it? I'll ask the OP, @aliaspider Does this core have Blarrg's S-SMP in it (for better sound)? Or will the 1.52 and on be ported over in the near future?

    A good test would be Earthworm Jim 2, that relies on audio streaming and timing to get right.

    Oh man, I can't believe this is happening already, I love it :P Gonna test later ^_^


    And thank you for your guys' hard work :D
     
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  20. Exavold

    Exavold lol

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    lol
    Someone should make this an installable homebrew for RedNAND....
     
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