Official Retroarch WiiU (wip.)

Discussion in 'Wii U - Homebrew' started by aliaspider, Nov 6, 2016.

  1. Walo

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    Has anyone gotten Fire Emblem 4 with the Project Naga translation to work?

    It crashes with Snes9x core.
     
  2. DarthDub

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    Your mom's basement.
    I'm in the same boat as you, but there's nothing wrong with having more options.
     
  3. cruplezone

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    I think you don't understand what a playlist is for. It's exactly like a music playlist and then some. Like for music, you may want some games coupled from one console (like an artist) coupled with those from a completely different one (for example you could have a Mario playlist, spanning games from NES and GBA all in one list). At the same time, you could also have a playlist for all, say NES games, that includes Mario games within it (but obviously not any from any other console and not exclusively Mario). Such a thing is impossible with folders unless you want to have multiple copies of a game (thereby wasting space/having to double all your configs if necessary).

    There is also the simplicity factor. You can have a list of all roms for even a single system in time, but has roms associated with different cores for the same system to maximize compatibility/performance depending on which roms can handle certain games ebtter. No need to remember which is for what. One time setup and just click and launch (this same principle holds for when you have many roms from different systems, just click the game you want and everything is setup, no swapping needed).

    Playlists are the ultimate solution to both of these issues. You may have whatever folder structure you want on your SD card and whatever visual display structure you want. All up to you, and very efficient. They can include thumbnails of various kinds as well. Much of the flexibility presented with this system is just not present in a file browser.

    I'm sorry you had a tough time setting it up, I cannot imagine why. I posted a few page back a link to documentation on playlist creation. It shouldn't require any crying to get thumbnails setup either (you don't have to scavenge Google images even, whole romsets are hosted by libretto).

    Hopefully this explanation helps you understand the freedoms associated with playlist creation and why it's an amazing tool to have on our side (and ultimately why retroarch is revolved around them and not folder browsers - it is after-all a beautiful front end and not a loader).

    Edit: as a side note, all of the issues you raised seem like user error. The most notable of which was you describing the pain to navigate the file browser back to your roms directory every time. All of these defaults can be set in retroarch's explicit directory setting page. Have a look around and it may resolve some of your issues.
     
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  4. Murlocking

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    Can someone guide into making a playlist (list) for my SNES, NES , Genesis, GBA, GBC games ?
    I tried to understand the OP instructions but the link to Playlist Buddy is not available and I couldn't find which options to pick under "Online Updater".

    I have all the NA Roms, so I have alot of games.
     
  5. ploggy

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    1 playlist buddy link :)
    https://github.com/markwkidd/ahk-retroarch-playlist-helpers/releases/tag/a3923ee
     
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  6. Murlocking

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  7. ploggy

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    Just do what it says in the first post ;) Once you input the correct paths its pretty straight forward.
     
  8. Murlocking

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    But it says "You can generate your list using Online Updater, though this is prone to fail if you have a large number of games." where is that option?

    Thanks for the Playlist Buddy link.
     
  9. ploggy

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    You can access the online updater through Retroarch itself but Retroarch's built in playlist generator has always been spotty for me.. Stick with Playlist Buddy, that's what we all use here :)
     
  10. Murlocking

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    Where is the option to generate that playlist...
    I can read "Online Updater"... but none of the option in there are named "Playlist" or something that seems related to that.
     
  11. ploggy

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    My mistake.. to create playlists through Retroarch and select "Import Content" (I haven't used Retroach for a while) it's the sixth tab over when you first boot Retroarch (looks like a [+] symbol) :P
    Choose Scan Directory and browse to you desired rom folder :) (but again.. its hit and miss)
     
  12. Murlocking

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    Ok, I did that and It didn't work.
     
  13. ploggy

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    Then use the Playlist buddy tool..
     
  14. Murlocking

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    I copied the playlists and thumbnails to my SD card and nothing show up in RetroArch, can anyone help me understand what I'm doing wrong.
    I used the same setting as the first post except I copied my game to a different folder on my PC first then copied both folder to my retroarch folder and set the paths in the Direction setting.
     
  15. ploggy

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    Did you put your playlists in the correct folder? SD:/Retroarch/Cores/Playlists ?
     
  16. Murlocking

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    No, but I changed to path in the settings to point to it.
    "then copied both folder to my retroarch folder and set the paths in the Direction setting"

    You should read my post before proposing solution, lol

    I see my created playlists now, it must have been a bug, all I did was restart it.

    Now i encountered another problem. only my SNES games ask me to run the proper core.
    All other playlists (NES, GBA, GBC, Genesis) load the 10 first cores but not proper ones.

    I can load those games fine if I don't go through playlists.
     
  17. ploggy

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    You can set which playlist loads which core through Settings>Playlists From there you can select what you want .
     
  18. Murlocking

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    Do you know why all XMB icons are a gribbish icon?
    Also none of my thumbnails are showing up, it's only the gribbish icon on everything.
     
  19. ploggy

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    I dont use thumbnails so I'm not sure why they arent showing up (probably need to be in the correct path?) but for the gibberish icons, I think you need to rename your playlist files to the correct names.. like this. Example your Nintendo playlist.lpl needs to be named "Nintendo - Nintendo Entertainment System.lpl"
    see here for the correct names....
    https://gbatemp.net/attachments/retro_name-png.96634/
     
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  20. Murlocking

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    It's already setup like that and you can use whatever paths you like as long as you configure them correctly.
    I updated the assets in Online Updater but it didn't work so I'm gonna copy them manually instead.

    And it has nothing to do with the playlists since every menu icons are displayed with a weird image, changing the icons theme don't do anything either so it's clearly bugged for me.


    EDIT : After installing the assets manually, since downloading them with Online Updater doesn't actually download them in a ready-format (you have to extract the files), I'm able to see all the menu icons correctly except for my Gameboy Advance roms, they are not showing a cartridge image like the other systems, it's the glitchy icon.

    Also, I did what you mentioned and set the cores for each playlist but after that my games won't load from those playlist anymore.

    EDIT 2: Game Boy Advance * , made a spelling mistake when naming a the roms folder.
    Remaking all playlist and pathing to cores from the Playlist Buddy instead of using Auto-Detect.
     
    Last edited by Murlocking, Apr 15, 2018
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