Official Retroarch WiiU (wip.)

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

  1. ShadowOne333

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    1) You need to download the Assets for the icons to display properly. You can download them from the Buildbot site or from the in-app downloader.
    2) i think the newest core called Mame 2003 Plus addresses some of the issues with the sound samples for some arcade games (DK comes to mind) Try that one out.
    3) Sure, you can use the roms from your HDD, simply copy them to the corresponding drive where your RetroArch files are and that should be it.
     
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  2. jayjay123

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    Thanks ShadowOne333! Will give those a try. For 3) I was under the impression that the hard drive was Wii U formatted and I couldn't connect it to PC. I may be wrong.
     
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  3. ShadowOne333

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    If it is WiiU formatted, you cannot use it for RetroArch, you'd have to use an SD and grab the roms from there.
     
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  4. jayjay123

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    Ah, so all I've likely installed to the Hard Drive then is the Retroarch Channel / Launcher I guess.
     
  5. ShadowOne333

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    Yep its its channel.
    Still, I think the channel still requires you to have the files in the SD to work
     
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  6. jayjay123

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    OK thanks. I've downloaded the assets but I may be missing something. I see an assets.zip file on the SD card but the images still appear corrupt on the app. This is what my SD card looks like:

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  7. ShadowOne333

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    you need to decompress the zip so that you have a folder called /assets/ inside the media folder.
    Once you do, open up RetroArch and specify where the assets folder is by going to Settings -> Directories -> Assets
     
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  8. jayjay123

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    OK, done that but still getting the odd images... This is my SD card:

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    This is the Wii U controller:
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    Thanks a ton for the help so far!
     
  9. jayjay123

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    I had a look at my Retroarch PC installation and noticed the assets folder was in the root of the main app so I tried moving the assets folder to there on the SD card, but no change.
    This is my PC installation of Retroarch:

    [​IMG]
     
  10. jayjay123

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    Oops!! Sorry! My bad, looks like I've missed the second step. Testing now!
     
  11. ShadowOne333

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    Yep without that swcond step, RetroArch won't know where to look gor the assets.
    You have to specify it in that option
     
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  12. jayjay123

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    Aaaaand sorted! Thank you ShadowOne333. Just a note for others - the folder setting was actually there and correct but I had to browse to the folder and 'select this folder' to get it to accept the change and cache the icons. Fantastic!
     
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  13. ShadowOne333

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    Glad you got it working :)
     
  14. THEMIGHTYMONARCH

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    Say someone obtained the gsh and slang files, but when he tries to run the shaders, the files don't appear on the files they were put in. Why wouldn't the gsh files show up on Retroarch? What do you need to do to run them?
     
  15. Radius4

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    You don't load those
    you load the slang(p) files
     
  16. THEMIGHTYMONARCH

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    Thank you for your quick reply. It seems after after I set the default folder for them they appear now.
     
  17. Wishi

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    After some testing from the most recent retroarch build , i have to say im impressed , everything Works perfectly and only got 1 dsi error ( but i think that was cause a bad rom) with this and the recently psp port im just glad i didnt sold my wii u. Long live wii u homebrew IMG-20180603-WA0020.jpeg (:
     
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  18. CheatFreak47

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    Evening everyone, I've been away for a while and I'm running a... uh... out of date set of RetroArch cores, and I was wondering what the most stable thing to run is right now. RA is reporting what I'm currently running as RetroArch 1.6.5. I also have "RetroArch Launcher" on my Wii U menu that seems to load the cores from the SD card in sd:/retroarch/cores I think.

    Should I just go with the latest nightly?

    Edit: answered my own question and did it, newest nightlies are looking good!
     
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  19. ip60

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    Why do some FBA games run upside down? is there any way I can fix this?

    Also can anyone explain to be how to use shaders?
     
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  20. cucholix

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    settings > video > rotation 270°

    In Quick Menu save as game setting, repeat with all vertical oriented arcades.