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It requires more precision but you can see the crosshairs. Have you played the official VC release of Duck Hunt by chance? It’s a good example of what to expect. Harder but easier at the same time.

I did, that's exactly why I'm mentioning it, I'm not talking about the visual part of the crosshair, but rather the radius of the crosshair where it detects the shot.
 

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Hi all, apologies if this has already been answered; I did use the search bar but couldn't find a definitive answer. I have the CrazyMac 2.0 build and it works great, but I know there has been some decent updates since the Aug 2019 build of RA it uses. I have looked for answers on how to update this, but didn't find anything concrete. Can I just download RA from the website, and replace it on my SD leaving my CFG file in place, or will this break my playlists. If it does, how could I fix these? I've heard some people say they need converting and others say the old ones still work?

Any help greatly appreciated, peace!
 

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Hi all, apologies if this has already been answered; I did use the search bar but couldn't find a definitive answer. I have the CrazyMac 2.0 build and it works great, but I know there has been some decent updates since the Aug 2019 build of RA it uses. I have looked for answers on how to update this, but didn't find anything concrete. Can I just download RA from the website, and replace it on my SD leaving my CFG file in place, or will this break my playlists. If it does, how could I fix these? I've heard some people say they need converting and others say the old ones still work?

Any help greatly appreciated, peace!
I cant say for certain since I've never personally used crazymac but you should be able to just replace any cores you want in the cores folder (sd:/retroarch/cores) with these: https://buildbot.libretro.com/nightly/nintendo/wiiu/latest/ <-- these need to be extracted into the cores folder..

It's likely you will need to deleted your Retroarch.cfg (sd:/retroarch/retroarch.cfg) your playlists should still be safe..
Again.. I cant guarantee this wont mess with crazymac in someway.
 

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Thanks for the reply. I have seen people online just drag over the new RA folder to their old RA folder and leave their cfg file in place, but I'm assuming something big must have changed so I would have to kind of match up the old config to a new config? As in, would I just kind of put them side-by-side and make sure the same settings are present in both sort of thing, is it going to be too much trouble than it's worth? I don't neccessarily NEED to update, I was just thinking if there's a big performance update from earlier builds it would be worth taking the time to do.

Specifically I wanted to see if performance in NEO GEO games was any better, as they do tend to chug a little on the 1.7.7 build CrazyMac 2.0 is using.
 

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Thanks for the reply. I have seen people online just drag over the new RA folder to their old RA folder and leave their cfg file in place, but I'm assuming something big must have changed so I would have to kind of match up the old config to a new config? As in, would I just kind of put them side-by-side and make sure the same settings are present in both sort of thing, is it going to be too much trouble than it's worth? I don't neccessarily NEED to update, I was just thinking if there's a big performance update from earlier builds it would be worth taking the time to do.

Specifically I wanted to see if performance in NEO GEO games was any better, as they do tend to chug a little on the 1.7.7 build CrazyMac 2.0 is using.
You can replace the RA folder if you want but with crazymac I assume you'd want to keep most of the setup in place..
and the easiest way to upgrade and keep the setup would be to just copy over the newer cores..
The reason I say to delete the Retroarch.cfg is when updating from an older version to a newer version, it tends to cause random issues if the old Retroarch.cfg is kept.
 

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Thanks for the reply. I have seen people online just drag over the new RA folder to their old RA folder and leave their cfg file in place, but I'm assuming something big must have changed so I would have to kind of match up the old config to a new config? As in, would I just kind of put them side-by-side and make sure the same settings are present in both sort of thing, is it going to be too much trouble than it's worth? I don't neccessarily NEED to update, I was just thinking if there's a big performance update from earlier builds it would be worth taking the time to do.

Specifically I wanted to see if performance in NEO GEO games was any better, as they do tend to chug a little on the 1.7.7 build CrazyMac 2.0 is using.

Look Here:
https://gbatemp.net/threads/retroarch-wiiu-wip.447670/post-9668885

I commented above, take a look, but to update your RA to a newer version you can go to the site
https://www.marcrobledo.com/retroarch-playlist-editor/

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For those who want to use Retroarch CrazyMAC, I'll leave the updated version of the playlists here.

Remembering that: when using crazymac, before updating to the newest cores, you must mandatorily leave your main command as gamepad, otherwise, a black screen with an error will appear. Then just put the updated playlist (json format version)


EDIT: All playlists updated! Thanx puffykilled2pac
 

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My wiiu has been collecting dust lately because RetroArch was buggy last time I took a stab, ... Anyone quickly point me to a nightly or stable that works pretty well, or off hand, knows what version has known workarounds? I remember last time all my keybinds were broken cause the gamepad driver was borked, and I shelved it.
 

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My wiiu has been collecting dust lately because RetroArch was buggy last time I took a stab, ... Anyone quickly point me to a nightly or stable that works pretty well, or off hand, knows what version has known workarounds? I remember last time all my keybinds were broken cause the gamepad driver was borked, and I shelved it.
Stick to the latest Nightly it has the most improvements..
https://buildbot.libretro.com/nightly/nintendo/wiiu/
Not sure what you mean by Gamepad driver but recently it has become possible to have Pro controller and Gamepad connected as player one and the ability to control the Retroarch UI with all connected Controllers :D
 

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My wiiu has been collecting dust lately because RetroArch was buggy last time I took a stab, ... Anyone quickly point me to a nightly or stable that works pretty well, or off hand, knows what version has known workarounds? I remember last time all my keybinds were broken cause the gamepad driver was borked, and I shelved it.
To avoid problems with black screen, whenever you update the gamepad it must be on port 1, otherwise a black screen will happen. So if you are going to update the RA version of crazyMac as mentioned above, you must first put your gamepad on the port 1 and update your playlist to json version.
 

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Remembering that: when using crazymac, before updating to the newest cores, you must mandatorily leave your main command as gamepad, otherwise, a black screen with an error will appear. Then just put the updated playlist (.json version)
Thank you for your reply; I have downloaded the updated playlists. So, if I wanted to update now I would extract the new cores, replace the playlists with these ones, and that'd be it, or do I still need to deal with the CFG file? Also, with regards to the gamepad, how would I do that? I mostly always play with the Wii U gamepad and have not tried anything else.

Appreciate the response, cheers all
 

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Thank you for your reply; I have downloaded the updated playlists. So, if I wanted to update now I would extract the new cores, replace the playlists with these ones, and that'd be it, or do I still need to deal with the CFG file? Also, with regards to the gamepad, how would I do that? I mostly always play with the Wii U gamepad and have not tried anything else.

Appreciate the response, cheers all
Hi, I'm sorry but I forgot to mention that you should change the playlist type (this option is in the RA general options, I can't send the correct location right now because I'm without my wiiU)

But I'll leave the step-by-step here for anyone who wants to update CrazyMac without any problem.

1 - Change playlist type to json style (VERY IMPORTANT)
2 - Gamepad must be default on port 1 of RA GENERAL configuration (VERY IMPORTANT)
3 - Save all modified content
4 - Update the playlists I made available above
5 - Update Cores

For those who use the pro controller, after updating the RA, you must enable the possibility of "Control the Menu with all Controllers", Also change the controller port only when entering the game and NOT in the RA's GENERAL setup.

Quick menu > Input
 

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Could someone post a list on all the systems Retroarch Wii U is now able to emulate?
81_libretroSinclair ZX81 and related microcomputers
2048_libretro2048 puzzle game, not an emulator
atari800_libretroAtari 400, 800, 600 XL, 800XL, 130XE and 5200
bk_libretroSoviet-era Electronika BK-0010/0011
bluemsx_libretroMSX/ColecoVision/SG-1000
cannonball_libretroEnhanced Out Run (Sega arcade racing game) port
cap32_libretroAmstrad CPC
crocods_libretroAmstrad CPC
dosbox_svn_libretrox86 MS-DOS computer
ecwolf_libretroEnhanced Wolfenstein 3D (first-person shooter) port
fbalpha2012_cps1_libretroCapcom CPS-1 arcade machines (e.g. Street Fighter II)
fbalpha2012_cps2_libretroCapcom CPS-2 arcade machines (e.g. Street Fighter Alpha)
fbalpha2012_cps3_libretroCapcom CPS-3 arcade machines (e.g. Street Fighter III)
fbalpha2012_libretroVarious arcade machines (includes all of the above and Neo Geo below)
fbalpha2012_neogeo_libretroSNK Neo Geo machines (e.g. Art of Fighting)
fbalpha_libretroVarious arcade machines (newer than 2012 versions, does everything they can do but will perform slower for heavy games)
fbneo_libretroVarious arcade machines (currently maintained, newer than all fbalpha versions, again will be slower on heavy games)
fceumm_libretroNES
fixgb_libretroGame Boy/Game Boy Color
fixnes_libretroNES
fmsx_libretroMSX/MSX2
freechaf_libretroFairchild ChannelF
freeintv_libretroMattel Intellivision
frodo_libretroCommodore 64 computer
fuse_libretroSinclair ZX Spectrum microcomputer
gambatte_libretroNintendo Game Boy/Game Boy Color
gearboy_libretroNintendo Game Boy/Game Boy Color
gearcoleco_libretroColecoVision
gearsystem_libretroSega Game Gear/Master System/SG-1000
genesis_plus_gx_libretroSega Mega Drive (Genesis)/Mega-CD/Game Gear/Master System/SG-1000
genesis_plus_gx_wide_libretroAbove but with widescreen hacks
gme_libretroGame Music Emu, plays various chiptune formats
gpsp_libretroNintendo Game Boy Advance
gw_libretroSimulates LCD handhelds, e.g. Game & Watch (not an emulator)
handy_libretroAtari Lynx
hatari_libretroAtari ST
lowresnx_libretroLowRes NX, a fantasy (non-existent) retro-styled console (not an emulator)
lutro_libretroLua-based game engine (not an emulator)
mame2000_libretroVarious arcade machines
mame2003_libretroVarious arcade machines (more machines and more accurate, but slower)
mame2003_midway_libretroClassic Mortal Kombat stuff basically
mame2003_plus_libretroRegular MAME 2003 with backports of newer games, fixes, performance improvements, etc.
mednafen_lynx_libretroAtari Lynx
mednafen_ngp_libretroSNK Neo Geo Pocket/Neo Geo Pocket Color
mednafen_pce_fast_libretroNEC PC-Engine (performance focus)
mednafen_pce_libretroNEC PC-Engine (accuracy focus)
mednafen_supergrafx_libretroNEC PC-Engine SuperGrafx (enhanced PC-Engine with 5 whole games!)
mednafen_vb_libretroNintendo Virtual Boy
mednafen_wswan_libretroBandai WonderSwan/WonderSwan Color
mgba_libretroGame Boy Advance/Game Boy Color/Super Game Boy/Game Boy
mrboom_libretroBomberman clone engine (not an emulator)
mu_libretroPalm OS 4 m515 PDA
nekop2_libretroNEC PC-9800 computer family
neocd_libretroSNK Neo Geo CD
nestopia_libretroNES
np2kai_libretroNEC PC-9800 computer family
nxengine_libretroCave Story engine recreation (not an emulator)
o2em_libretroMagnavox Odyssey 2
oberon_libretroOberon RISC
picodrive_libretroSega Mega Drive (Genesis)/Mega-CD/32X/Game Gear/Master System
pocketcdg_libretroCD-G karaoke player (not an emulator)
pokemini_libretroNintendo Pokémon Mini (like a tiny Game Boy)
prboom_libretroDoom engine port (not an emulator)
prosystem_libretroAtari 7800
puae_libretroAmiga computers
quasi88_libretroNEC PC-8000/PC-8800 computers
quicknes_libretroNES
race_libretroSNK Neo Geo Pocket/Neo Geo Pocket Color
reminiscence_libretroFlashback (cinematic platformer) engine port (not an emulator)
sameboy_libretroNintendo Game Boy/Game Boy Color
scummvm_libretroVarious point and click adventure engines (e.g. Secret of Monkey Island) (not an emulator)
snes9x2002_libretroSNES
snes9x2005_libretroSNES (newer)
snes9x2005_plus_libretroSNES (newer with enhancements and backports from later versions)
snes9x2010_libretroSNES (newer)
snes9x_libretroSNES (newest)
squirreljme_libretroJava mobile edition (doesn't work yet)
stella2014_libretroAtari 2600
tgbdual_libretroNintendo Game Boy/Game Boy Color (two at the same time, with link cable support)
theodore_libretroThomson MO/TO computers
tyrquake_libretroQuake (first-person shooter) engine port
uzem_libretroUzebox, a modern, open-source, 8-bit retro-style console
vba_next_libretroNintendo Game Boy Advance
vecx_libretroGCE Vectrex
vice_x64_libretroCommodore 64
vice_x64sc_libretroCommodore 64 computer (accuracy-focussed, slow on Wii U)
vice_x128_libretroCommodore 128 computer
vice_xcbm2_libretroCommodore CBM-2 computer
vice_xcbm5x0_libretroCommodore CBM-II 5x0 computer
vice_xpet_libretroCommodore PET computer
vice_xplus4_libretroCommodore PLUS/4 computer
vice_xscpu64_libretroCommodore 64 computer with SuperCPU enhancement cart (slow on Wii U)
vice_xvic_libretroCommodore VIC-20 computer
vitaquake2-rogue_libretroQuake 2 (first-person shooter) engine port (not an emulator)
vitaquake2-xatrix_libretroQuake 2 (first-person shooter) engine port (not an emulator)
vitaquake2-zaero_libretroQuake 2 (first-person shooter) engine port (not an emulator)
vitaquake2_libretroQuake 2 (first-person shooter) engine port (not an emulator)
x1_libretroSharp X1 computers
xrick_libretroRick Dangerous (2D platformer) engine port (not an emulator)
 
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