Orange RetroPI 4.1 is out...

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Orange RetroPI 4.1 is out...

Postby brostenen » 2017-11-27 @ 12:08

Anyone tried it yet?
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Re: Orange RetroPI 4.1 is out...

Postby brostenen » 2017-11-27 @ 23:25

OK... So it took me some fiddeling in order to get the OrangePI-PC version up and running.
When the image have been written, the "boot.bmp" on the first fat partition need to be deleted.
I have not tested it that much, only had it booting for the first time.
I did not have my Opi-Pc hooked up to a network, and I think this might have corrupted the install.
So I need to write the image once again, and then I will test on the TV this time.

I will report back again...
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Re: Orange RetroPI 4.1 is out...

Postby brostenen » 2017-11-29 @ 19:50

More updates.....

I connected one of them blue dual Playstation to USB controller converter dongles. And it is working nearly flawless.
I used two of them digital-only Ps1 controllers (the original/first model) in order to get it working.
It can not use the converter with only one controller. Other than that, it just works.

Then I gave it a quick torture test. While my son was gaming space invaders, I used FileZilla on my Linux laptop,
to transfer over 2000 roms. More exact 2300 roms in one single go. It had no influence while he gamed.
Yet the game menu froze a couple of times. It would automatically wake back to life after some 25 seconds when
the file transfer was finished. I guess this is CPU related, as the software show no signs of damage.
Basically what to be expected on a OrangePI-PC, when transfering lots of data and using it on the same time.
Nothing broke. Only temporary slowdown, when a lot is going on.
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Re: Orange RetroPI 4.1 is out...

Postby brostenen » 2017-12-01 @ 12:12

Alright.... I managed to break the software/os/config files of this distribution. And I have no clue on what exactly went wrong. Though I am happy to have discovered a limit to this. Well.... It's much more stable than the previous one.That is for sure. Now. What went wrong?

I have broken the games list XML file for all emulators, in one go.
I have broken the controller configuration, so adding new controllers is impossible and remapping existing does not work anymore.

This is after having the setup turned on, so the SD card would get extremely hot. Also, I have tried a buttload of different controllers, and swapped them numerous times, and I have used a dual-Playstation-controllerport to USB converter with only one controller attached. I finally managed to break it, during test of the converter, with only one digital-only controller (the original without thumbsticks). I have done a torture test, of uploading ROMs for 4 different systems in one go. That was a little under 3000 ROMs in one go. Then scraped them (downloading artwork and description of the games) for all four emulators in one go.

So...
Either it will break during:

- Getting too damn hot, corrupting the files or filesystem on the SD card.
- Fiddling too much with the same config files. Thus revealing that you need to install controllers only once.
- Adding too many ROMs. Either too many files, making the XML file too large or just done too much before need of restart.
- Or the problem is that it can not scrape too much in one go.

I will try a new fresh installation, and see if it will act more stable with fewer games. Or something. Or it simply just need good active cooling, even on a OrangePI-PC. Either way... I have erased the SD card and give it a fresh install again.
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