jwills.co.uk https://jwills.co.uk Coding, retro-gaming, and more Fri, 28 Jul 2017 14:07:02 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8 RetroPie 4.2 is released https://jwills.co.uk/2017/03/retropie-4-2-released/ https://jwills.co.uk/2017/03/retropie-4-2-released/#respond Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:06:36 +0000 https://retropie.org.uk/?p=3326 A lot has happened since 4.1, with updates to EmulationStation adding video support and fixing the dreaded white screen of death. Many packages have been updated and RetroPie 4.2 includes the latest RetroArch v1.5.0 as well as Kodi 17 (installed optionally). There are new experimental packages including lr-beetle-saturn (a Saturn emulator for x86_64 only), and ... Read more

The post RetroPie 4.2 is released appeared first on jwills.co.uk.

]]>
A lot has happened since 4.1, with updates to EmulationStation adding video support and fixing the dreaded white screen of death. Many packages have been updated and RetroPie 4.2 includes the latest RetroArch v1.5.0 as well as Kodi 17 (installed optionally).

There are new experimental packages including lr-beetle-saturn (a Saturn emulator for x86_64 only), and DraStic (Nintendo DS emulator for RPI only) amongst others.

The pre-made Raspberry Pi 1/Zero image will now work on the new Pi Zero W. RetroPie 4.2 also includes initial support for the ODroid-C2 board (installed on top of the Odroid C2 Ubuntu minimal image).

You’ll also notice that the documentation has received a much needed update at https://retropie.org.uk/docs/.

There are many other changes, including usability improvements, and bug fixes – for more details please see the changelog below.

You can download a 4.2 image from https://retropie.org.uk/download/. For first installs please follow the Installation Instructions. If updating from 4.0.x you should make a backup first then choose Update all installed packages from RetroPie-Setup main menu. Anyone upgrading from 3.x will need to update the RetroPie-Setup script first. See the upgrade instructions for more details.

You can also install RetroPie on top of an existing Raspbian set up, or on top of Ubuntu on a PC/Odroid-C1/C2. Links to the relevant instructions can be found on the Download area.

Thanks to all those who contributed to this release with a special mention to fieldofcows for his excellent EmulationStation improvements.

Changes since 4.1:

  • EmulationStation Improvements
    • Video Support
    • White Screen of Death Fix
  • Support for the ODroid-C2  (on top of the Ubuntu 16.04 minimal image).
  • Kodi 17 now installable from optional packages.
  • AdvanceMame has been updated and split into three separate packages –  0.94, 1.4 and v3.3.
  • Updated to RetroArch v1.5.0
  • To match upstream changes, lr-mupen64plus has been renamed to lr-parallel-n64, and lr-glupen64 has been renamed to lr-mupen64plus.
  • Fixed launching Pixel desktop and other X11 apps from Emulation Station.
  • Fixed problems building Zdoom, ResidualVM and Mupen64Plus and PPSSPP.
  • Doom ports will automatically add launch scripts if it finds doom1.wad, doom2.wad, tnt.wad, or plutonia.wad.
  • lr-snes9x emulator added – a libretro port of the current snes9x codebase.
  • Added Amiberry (an Amiga emulator), which is an updated fork of uae4arm, with more features.
  • Multi disk zip support for Vice (C64 emulator), fs-uae, uae4arm and Amiberry (Amiga). You can now launch Amiga disk images directly from Emulation Station with uae4arm and Amiberry.
  • Standalone version of Stella (Atari 2600 emulator) updated to v4.7.3.
  • usbromservice – support mounting of usb stick over ~/RetroPie to keep roms on USB.
  • Ability to set custom ES themes in configs/all/platforms.cfg (can override any setting in RetroPie-Setup/platforms.cfg).
  • SDL2 updated to 2.0.5. Our patched SDL2 is now used on the PC version of RetroPie, which should resolve an issue with ps3 controller mapping.
  • Sselph’s scraper updated to the latest version, and new options added. Scraper has been moved to optional packages and need to be installed before it will show up in configuration / tools.
  • Include PowerBlock and ControlBlock driver packages.
  • Input configuration script for Daphne.
  • RetroPie-Setup menus now works with all connected joysticks (mapping is still hardcoded).
  • Updated RPI detection code to support BRANCH=next firmware/kernel.
  • Overhaul of the runcommand launch script.
  • Raspbian Wheezy support removed.
  • Support Xbian on RPI,  and Devuan, Elementary OS, and Neon on X86.
  • New packages added to experimental section:
    • lr-mrboom (an 8 player bomberman clone).
    • lr-mame2016 (Arcade emulator).
    • lr-mess2016 (Multiple omputers/console emulator).
    • DraStic (Nintendo DS Emulator – RPI only).
    • lr-beetle-saturn (Sega Saturn emulator – x86_64 only).
    • Minivmac (Macintosh Plus Emulator).
    • Quasi88 (NEC PC-8801 emulator).
    • np2pi (NEC PC-9801 emulator).
    • Xm7 (FM-7 / Fujitsu Micro 7 emulator).
    • Mehstation and Attract-Mode Frontends.
    • launchingimages (a script from Meleu to generate system launch images based on installed Emulation Station themes).
  • Many other code changes and bugfixes.

The post RetroPie 4.2 is released appeared first on RetroPie.

The post RetroPie 4.2 is released appeared first on jwills.co.uk.

]]>
https://jwills.co.uk/2017/03/retropie-4-2-released/feed/ 0
Xubuntu for the O2 Joggler updated to v1.6 https://jwills.co.uk/2017/02/xubuntu-o2-joggler-updated-v1-6/ https://jwills.co.uk/2017/02/xubuntu-o2-joggler-updated-v1-6/#respond Thu, 02 Feb 2017 03:31:17 +0000 https://jwills.co.uk/?p=683 The O2 Joggler images of Xubuntu 14.04 and Ubuntu Base have been updated to v1.6. As well as Kernel and package roll-ups, this update now has OpenSSH enabled on the Xubuntu image (requested by users for easier access, as the Joggler only has a single external USB port). Make sure you change the default joggler ... Read more

The post Xubuntu for the O2 Joggler updated to v1.6 appeared first on jwills.co.uk.

]]>
The O2 Joggler images of Xubuntu 14.04 and Ubuntu Base have been updated to v1.6.

As well as Kernel and package roll-ups, this update now has OpenSSH enabled on the Xubuntu image (requested by users for easier access, as the Joggler only has a single external USB port). Make sure you change the default joggler password for security.

The f2fs image has now been dropped. The included 3.2.x backport of f2fs is very old, and last the f2fs image didn’t work – probably due to newer f2fs features that need disabling when creating the image.

Changes:

  • Kernel 3.2.84
  • Package Rollups
  • OpenSSH enabled on the Xubuntu image

Downloads and instructions are found at https://jwills.co.uk/projects/joggler-xubuntu/

The post Xubuntu for the O2 Joggler updated to v1.6 appeared first on jwills.co.uk.

]]>
https://jwills.co.uk/2017/02/xubuntu-o2-joggler-updated-v1-6/feed/ 0
RetroPie 4.1 is released https://jwills.co.uk/2016/11/retropie-4-1-released/ https://jwills.co.uk/2016/11/retropie-4-1-released/#respond Sun, 06 Nov 2016 02:48:34 +0000 https://retropie.org.uk/?p=1708 RetroPie 4.1 images are now available for download. Since 4.0.2 there have been various emulator updates including new versions of lr-mame2003 and lr-fbalpha (formerly lr-fba-next) as well as updates to other libretro cores. Some standalone emulators have also been updated such as PPSSPP (PSP), Vice (C64 et al), Fuse and Zesarux (ZX Spectrum). A port ... Read more

The post RetroPie 4.1 is released appeared first on jwills.co.uk.

]]>
RetroPie 4.1 images are now available for download.RetroPie_Logo

Since 4.0.2 there have been various emulator updates including new versions of lr-mame2003 and lr-fbalpha (formerly lr-fba-next) as well as updates to other libretro cores. Some standalone emulators have also been updated such as PPSSPP (PSP), Vice (C64 et al), Fuse and Zesarux (ZX Spectrum).

A port of Darkplaces Quake has been added which has hardware 3D (opengles) support on the Raspberry Pi.

Some new packages have been added to the experimental section for x86/x64 users, including lr-bsnes (SNES emulator), fs-uae (Amiga emulator), and pcsx2 (PS2).

Additional drivers have been added with support for the Steam controller, and mk_arcade_joystick_rpi which can be found in the drivers section.

We have also included some new Emulation Station themes for installing via RetroPie-Setup.

Some of the libretro emulators have been renamed to match their upstream names.  For further information and to see what else has changed since the 4.0.2 image, please see the change log below.

You can download a 4.1 image from: https://retropie.org.uk/download/. For first installs please follow the Installation Instructions. If updating from 4.0.x you should make a backup first then choose Update all installed packages from RetroPie-Setup main menu. Anyone upgrading from 3.x will need to update the RetroPie-Setup script first. See the upgrade instructions on the Wiki for more details.

You can also install RetroPie on top of an existing Raspbian set up, or on top of Ubuntu on a PC/Odroid-C1. Links to the relevant instructions can be found on the Download area.

If you want to support the project donations are always appreciated and can be made on our Donation Page. If 1 in 5 people who downloaded RetroPie donated £1 it would be enough to have someone working on the project full time! 🙂

Many thanks to everyone who contributed to this release, and to all those who donated to the project.

Changes since 4.0.2:

  • Updated RetroArch and many libretro cores to the latest versions.
  • Some libretro packages have been renamed to match the upstream core names:
    • lr-fba to lr-fbalpha2012
    • lr-fba-next to lr-fbalpha
    • lr-pocketsnes to lr-snes9x2002
    • lr-catsfc to lr-snes9x2005
    • lr-snes9x-next to lr-snes9x2010
  • Updated Vice (C64 emulator) to the latest version.
  • Fixed PPSSPP building on the RPI and updated it to the latest version.
  • lr-fba-next updated to fbalpha v0.2.97.39 including fixes for Irem hardware on arm (rtype / rtype 2 etc)
  • WiFi configuration – added ability to import Wifi ssid/psk from /boot/wifikeyfile.txt for set-up without a keyboard.
  • Updated Fuse (Spectrum emulator) to v1.3.0
  • Updated Zesarux (Spectrum / CPC emulator) to the latest version.
  • Include lr-glupen64 by default on image (moved from optional to main).
  • Added darkplaces-quake to optional packages. When installing/update the Quake emulators, launch scripts for any installed mission packs will be created.
  • Build ResidualVM with SDL2 + opengles support.
  • Added steam controller driver from https://github.com/ynsta/steamcontroller
  • Added mk_arcade_joystick_rpi driver from https://github.com/recalbox/mk_arcade_joystick_rpi
  • Fixed build issues on uae4arm, and kickstart removal on upgrade of uae4arm/uae4all.
  • Screensaver / Screen dimming in Emulation Station no longer stops the built in scraper.
  • Compatibility with upstream plymouth changes. Image is based on the latest upstream Raspbian Lite from 2016-09-23 with all updates.
  • New themes added to the theme installer – including pixel-meta, pixel-tft, luminous, minilumi from Rookervik and io and spare themes from Mattrixk
  • New packages added to experimental section
    • Added emulators lr-beetle-pcfx (PCFX emulator)
    • Added retropie-manager web interface (based on recalbox-manager).
    • Added pcsx2 emulator (Playstation 2 emulator – x86 / x86_64 only).
    • Added openpht  (x86 / x86_64 only).
    • Added fs-uae (Amiga emulator – x86 / x86_64 only).
    • Added lr-bsnes (Super Nintendo emulator – x86/x86_64 only)
    • Added lr-hatari (Atari ST/STE/TT/Falcon emulator)
  • Added some RetroPie-Setup function documentation to aid those contributing code – https://retropie.org.uk/retropie-setup-api/
  • Various other improvements / bugfixes

The post RetroPie 4.1 is released appeared first on RetroPie.

The post RetroPie 4.1 is released appeared first on jwills.co.uk.

]]>
https://jwills.co.uk/2016/11/retropie-4-1-released/feed/ 0
The MagPi 50th issue released https://jwills.co.uk/2016/10/magpi-50th-issue-released/ https://jwills.co.uk/2016/10/magpi-50th-issue-released/#respond Thu, 06 Oct 2016 17:43:21 +0000 https://retropie.org.uk/?p=1573 The excellent Raspberry Pi magazine The MagPi have released their 50th issue (free to download but also available to buy in print). To celebrate they feature the top 50 Raspberry Pi projects as voted for by readers and their panel of judges. We are very pleased to have been included in their top software projects ... Read more

The post The MagPi 50th issue released appeared first on jwills.co.uk.

]]>
the_magpi_50-digital-coverThe excellent Raspberry Pi magazine The MagPi have released their 50th issue (free to download but also available to buy in print).

To celebrate they feature the top 50 Raspberry Pi projects as voted for by readers and their panel of judges. We are very pleased to have been included in their top software projects as judged by Eben Upton. Thanks! 🙂

Thanks also to everyone who has contributed to the RetroPie project and to the developers of the many emulators and games that we include.

The post The MagPi 50th issue released appeared first on RetroPie.

The post The MagPi 50th issue released appeared first on jwills.co.uk.

]]>
https://jwills.co.uk/2016/10/magpi-50th-issue-released/feed/ 0
RetroPie 4.0.2 is released https://jwills.co.uk/2016/08/retropie-4-0-2-released/ https://jwills.co.uk/2016/08/retropie-4-0-2-released/#respond Tue, 30 Aug 2016 09:37:54 +0000 https://retropie.org.uk/?p=1364 RetroPie 4.0.2 images are now available. This is primarily a bug fix release, but also includes Dolphin – a GameCube / Wii emulator (only available for those running RetroPie on a x86/x86_64 machine). You can download a 4.0.2 image from: https://retropie.org.uk/download/. For first installs please follow the Installation Instructions. If updating from 4.0 you should ... Read more

The post RetroPie 4.0.2 is released appeared first on jwills.co.uk.

]]>
dolphinlogoRetroPie 4.0.2 images are now available. This is primarily a bug fix release, but also includes Dolphin – a GameCube / Wii emulator (only available for those running RetroPie on a x86/x86_64 machine).

You can download a 4.0.2 image from: https://retropie.org.uk/download/. For first installs please follow the Installation Instructions. If updating from 4.0 you should make a backup first then choose Update all installed packages from RetroPie-Setup main menu. Anyone upgrading from 3.x will need to update the RetroPie-Setup script first. See the upgrade instructions on the Wiki for more details.

You can also install RetroPie on top of an existing Raspbian set up, or on top of Ubuntu on a PC/Odroid-C1. Links to the relevant instructions can be found on the Download area.

Changes since 4.0:

  • Added Dolphin GameCube/Wii emulator to experimental (x86/x86_64 only).
  • Fixed issue that caused system retroarch configs to be reset/overwritten when they didn’t end with a complete line (ending in LF character).
  • Uae4arm – fixed issue with kickstart rom being overwritten when updating. Added missing dependency.
  • Mupen64plus – fix for The Legend of Zelda: Majoras’s Mask.
  • Wolf4SDL – launch Wolfenstein 3D shareware by default.
  • Quake3 – fixed demo files extraction path.
  • SDLPoP – fixed saving.
  • joy2key – ignore ps3 potentiometer (avoids triggering runcommand menu accidentally). Fixed joy2key not being stopped on exiting RetroPie-Setup.

The post RetroPie 4.0.2 is released appeared first on RetroPie.

The post RetroPie 4.0.2 is released appeared first on jwills.co.uk.

]]>
https://jwills.co.uk/2016/08/retropie-4-0-2-released/feed/ 0
RetroPie 4.0 is released https://jwills.co.uk/2016/08/retropie-4-0-released/ https://jwills.co.uk/2016/08/retropie-4-0-released/#respond Sat, 20 Aug 2016 01:38:04 +0000 https://retropie.org.uk/?p=1247 RetroPie 4.0 has arrived and with it come some major improvements to the software. It is now more modular than ever, and allows emulators and ports to be easily added and removed. There are also updates to included emulators, as well as improvements to the set-up tools to make configuration even easier. Highlights of this ... Read more

The post RetroPie 4.0 is released appeared first on jwills.co.uk.

]]>
retropie-2016RetroPie 4.0 has arrived and with it come some major improvements to the software. It is now more modular than ever, and allows emulators and ports to be easily added and removed. There are also updates to included emulators, as well as improvements to the set-up tools to make configuration even easier.

Highlights of this release include (full changelog below) :

  • Improved management of RetroPie components.
  • Better N64 emulation.
  • Improvements to configuration of Xbox/8Bitdo gamepad
  • Analogue support in lr-mame2003 and correct aspect ratios for games.
  • Splashscreen/Carbon Emulation Station theme updates.

You can download a 4.0 image from: https://retropie.org.uk/download/. If updating from a previous version you should make a backup first, update the RetroPie-Setup script, then choose Update all installed packages.

Installation Instructions can be found at https://github.com/RetroPie/RetroPie-Setup/wiki/First-Installation. Users of RetroPie v3.x can upgrade to the latest version by following the upgrade instructions on the Wiki.

You can also install RetroPie on top of an existing Raspbian set up, or on top of Ubuntu on a PC/Odroid-C1. Links to the relevant instructions can be found on the Download area.

NOTE: Some people have been having trouble with the XBox/XBox 360 controller driver xboxdrv on the current Raspbian Kernel. To work around this we now include the latest xpad kernel driver with the image (it is available from the Packages -> Drivers menu for those upgrading). The included xpad has been patched to map the Xbox 360 triggers to buttons, so they work out of the box with Emulation Station, without the need for xboxdrv.

Big thanks to everyone who has contributed to this release. Thanks also to our excellent web hosts Mythic-Beasts who are sponsoring us with our hosting. The performance and connection speed is great. We highly recommend them if you need a decent hosting solution backed by expert support.

Changes since 3.8.1:

  • Setup script improvements:
    • Added the ability to install/update and remove packages.
    • Added help docs to the setup script.
  • Renamed mednafen emulators to beetle to match upstream libretro repositories.
  • Renaming of ES input configuration which was causing confusion for shoulder/trigger inputs.
  • Much faster Emulation Station start-up in gamelist only mode.
  • Updated Xpad driver included with “trigger to button” enabled, so mapping of Xbox 360 / Logitech trigger buttons is easier.
  • Input configuration script to set up player 1 automatically on pifba and pisnes.
  • Configuration Editor can now help you configure player gamepad order for libretro emulators.
  • Updated PSP emulators ppsspp and lr-ppsspp with a fix for the pausing during play.
  • Autostart improvements: boot to kodi option added – (exiting kodi will take you back to emulationstation).
  • Improvements to mupen64plus Glide64 video plugin, which is now the default.
  • Added new libretro emulator based on mupen64 – lr-glupen64.
  • lr-mame2003 updates – support for mice/analogue joystick support. Fixed aspect ratio issues.
  • Updates to various other emulators including reicast, lr-fceumm, lr-nestopia, lr-snes9x-next and the RetroArch frontend.
  • SDL2 dispmanx scaling, so SDL2 software can render to a lower resolution and be scaled in hardware. This enhances performance on mupen64plus for example, without having to change the video mode.
  • Improvements to the Bluetooth module, including the ability to try and reconnect to devices in the background, and an option to switch off our mapping hack for 8bitdo, so devices with a newer firmware will map correctly for RetroArch. Fix pairing with Android phones.
  • Splashscreen improvements: New default splashscreen and a new splashscreen repository with additional splashscreens.
  • Support for configs/all/runcommand-onstart.sh  configs/all/runcommand-onend.sh user scripts
  • New experimental modules:
    • TRS-80 emulator sdltrs.
    • TI-99/4A emulator ti99sim.
    • Oric 1/Atmos emulator Oricutron.
    • Dinothawr (lr-dinothawr – standalone libretro puzzle game).
    • lr-mame2014  (Late 2014/Early 2015 version of MAME – uses 0.159 romset)
    • Alternate Virtual Gamepad by sbidolach.
  • Various other bug fixes and improvements.

The post RetroPie 4.0 is released appeared first on RetroPie.

The post RetroPie 4.0 is released appeared first on jwills.co.uk.

]]>
https://jwills.co.uk/2016/08/retropie-4-0-released/feed/ 0
Xubuntu for the O2 Joggler updated to v1.5 https://jwills.co.uk/2016/06/xubuntu-for-the-o2-joggler-updated-to-v1-5/ https://jwills.co.uk/2016/06/xubuntu-for-the-o2-joggler-updated-to-v1-5/#comments Sat, 04 Jun 2016 17:31:35 +0000 https://jwills.co.uk/?p=653 The O2 Joggler images of Xubuntu 14.04 and Ubuntu Base have been updated to v1.5. Changes include Kernel 3.2.80, Kodi 16.1 and Ubuntu package updates. Kodi 16.1 is included in our PPA, so existing users who don’t want to start from a new image can update by doing sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install kodi ... Read more

The post Xubuntu for the O2 Joggler updated to v1.5 appeared first on jwills.co.uk.

]]>
o2jogglerThe O2 Joggler images of Xubuntu 14.04 and Ubuntu Base have been updated to v1.5. Changes include Kernel 3.2.80, Kodi 16.1 and Ubuntu package updates. Kodi 16.1 is included in our PPA, so existing users who don’t want to start from a new image can update by doing sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install kodi from a terminal.

Changes:

  • Kernel 3.2.80
  • Kodi 16.1
  • Package Rollups

Downloads and instructions are found at https://jwills.co.uk/projects/joggler-xubuntu/

The post Xubuntu for the O2 Joggler updated to v1.5 appeared first on jwills.co.uk.

]]>
https://jwills.co.uk/2016/06/xubuntu-for-the-o2-joggler-updated-to-v1-5/feed/ 6
RetroPie 3.8.1 is released https://jwills.co.uk/2016/06/retropie-3-8-1-is-released/ https://jwills.co.uk/2016/06/retropie-3-8-1-is-released/#respond Sat, 04 Jun 2016 13:59:13 +0000 https://retropie.org.uk/?p=914 A few bugs slipped into RetroPie 3.8 – most notably the launch commandline for DOSBox/RPIx86 was wrong, causing it to not work when launching DOS games directly from Emulation Station. There was also a problem building the gamecon gpio driver. These issues have been fixed, along with some other changes. NOTE: There are currently problems ... Read more

The post RetroPie 3.8.1 is released appeared first on jwills.co.uk.

]]>
Retropie_SplashA few bugs slipped into RetroPie 3.8 – most notably the launch commandline for DOSBox/RPIx86 was wrong, causing it to not work when launching DOS games directly from Emulation Station. There was also a problem building the gamecon gpio driver. These issues have been fixed, along with some other changes.

NOTE: There are currently problems with the XBox/XBox 360 controller driver xboxdrv caused by a Raspbian kernel update. This can be worked around by rolling back the Kernel. More details can be found on the forum.

A RetroPie 3.8.1 image can be downloaded here: https://retropie.org.uk/download/.

Installation Instructions can be found here – https://github.com/RetroPie/RetroPie-Setup/wiki/First-Installation. Users of RetroPie v3.8 can upgrade to the latest version by following the upgrade instructions on the Wiki – https://github.com/RetroPie/RetroPie-Setup/wiki/Updating-RetroPie.

The Prebuilt images are also available directly from GitHub – https://github.com/RetroPie/RetroPie-Setup/releases/tag/3.8.1. You can also install RetroPie on top of an existing Raspbian set up – Instructions can be found at the GitHub project site.

Changes since 3.8:

  • Fix escaping in iniSet causing initial backslashes to be incorrect in ini files (Affected some +Start Scripts with spaces such as DOSBox).
  • Don’t overwrite existing configs when updating advmame.
  • SSelph’s scraper – Add option to set -append and -use_nointro_name=false flags.
  • Disable binary install on Wheezy.
  • Fix building of gamecondriver.
  • Correct Emulation Station autobooting configuration due to changes in raspi-config.
  • Added missing zip dependency for Solarus.
  • Fix c&p error with mupen64plus that broke the initial config generation.
  • Added new EmulationStation theme “material” from user lilbud.
  • Lr-nxengine – no error message was shown when required data files are missing.

The post RetroPie 3.8.1 is released appeared first on jwills.co.uk.

]]>
https://jwills.co.uk/2016/06/retropie-3-8-1-is-released/feed/ 0
RetroPie 3.8 is released https://jwills.co.uk/2016/05/retropie-3-8-is-released/ https://jwills.co.uk/2016/05/retropie-3-8-is-released/#respond Fri, 27 May 2016 19:32:09 +0000 https://retropie.org.uk/?p=857 The 3.8 image includes an important firmware/driver update to fix bluetooth lockups on the Raspberry Pi 3. Also included in the 3.8 update are an improved SDL1 dispmanx backend, updates to many of the included emulators, and enhancements to the splashscreen module. It can be downloaded here: https://retropie.org.uk/download/. Installation Instructions can be found here – ... Read more

The post RetroPie 3.8 is released appeared first on jwills.co.uk.

]]>
Retropie_SplashThe 3.8 image includes an important firmware/driver update to fix bluetooth lockups on the Raspberry Pi 3. Also included in the 3.8 update are an improved SDL1 dispmanx backend, updates to many of the included emulators, and enhancements to the splashscreen module.

It can be downloaded here: https://retropie.org.uk/download/.

Installation Instructions can be found here – https://github.com/RetroPie/RetroPie-Setup/wiki/First-Installation. Users of RetroPie-Setup v3.7 can upgrade to the latest version by following the upgrade instructions on the Wiki – https://github.com/RetroPie/RetroPie-Setup/wiki/Updating-RetroPie.

If you upgrading an older image and are using the Raspberry Pi 3 onboard Bluetooth, you should go to the Bluetooth configuration from the RetroPie-Setup script, which will make sure you have the raspberrypi-sys-mods package installed which is needed by the Bluetooth driver. If it asks you anything about the /etc/udev/rules.d/99-com.rules configuration file, type Y to overwrite.

The Prebuilt images are also available directly from GitHub – https://github.com/RetroPie/RetroPie-Setup/releases/tag/3.8. You can also install RetroPie on top of an existing Raspbian set up – Instructions can be found at the GitHub project site.

Thanks to everyone who contributed to this release.

Changes since 3.7:

  • Raspbian package/firmware rollups that fix the lockups with the Raspberry Pi 3 internal bluetooth.
  • New SDL1 dispmanx backend from Vanfanel with triple buffering which should solve some of the performance issues with the previous code. Also some additional changes are included so you can adjust the aspect ratio with env variable SDL_DISPMANX_RATIO (eg 1.33 for 4:3). The aspect ratio will be ignored if SDL_DISPMANX_IGNORE_RATIO is set and SDL1 apps will display full screen. Vice is now set to use 4:3 ratio on the Raspberry Pi.
  • Reicast (Dreamcast emulator), now supports multiplayer.
  • lr-pcsx-rearmed (PlayStation emulator) now supports 3-8 players.
  • Updated Raspberry Pi binaries for lr-fba-next, uae4arm, mupen64plus, Reicast, lr-picodrive, lr-nestopia, lr-pcsx-rearmed, lr-mgba, lr-genesis-plus-gx, lr-mame2003, and lr-fceum.
  • Added new videocore mupen64plus video plugin.
  • Improvements to Apple2 (supports automount now).
  • Added wiki viewer.
  • Improvements to the splashscreen module (added previewer, randomiser, and no longer requires a folder to be created in the splashscreen directory).
  • Various other bugfixes and minor improvements.

The post RetroPie 3.8 is released appeared first on jwills.co.uk.

]]>
https://jwills.co.uk/2016/05/retropie-3-8-is-released/feed/ 0
RetroPie 3.7 is released https://jwills.co.uk/2016/04/retropie-3-7-is-released/ https://jwills.co.uk/2016/04/retropie-3-7-is-released/#respond Thu, 14 Apr 2016 17:23:59 +0000 https://retropie.org.uk/?p=579 We are pleased to announce the release of RetroPie 3.7! We are releasing RetroPie 3.7 in celebration of the release of our new website https://retropie.org.uk/ and new forum at https://retropie.org.uk/forum/. Many experimental modules have been added. An option was added to easily install the LXDE desktop environment onto the pi (which can be launched from ... Read more

The post RetroPie 3.7 is released appeared first on jwills.co.uk.

]]>
We are pleased to announce the release of RetroPie 3.7!MystCover

We are releasing RetroPie 3.7 in celebration of the release of our new website https://retropie.org.uk/ and new forum at https://retropie.org.uk/forum/.

Many experimental modules have been added. An option was added to easily install the LXDE desktop environment onto the pi (which can be launched from the ports menu after install), and thanks to the work of Pipplware we have been able to finally include joypad support with Kodi (controller configurations for kodi still need to be done manually for now) . We also have improvements to the configuration editor, and updates to some emulators.

Please note that configuration locations for ports have moved to /opt/retropie/configs/ports – if upgrading via the RetroPie-Setup script, old configurations will be moved when doing a full binary install.

The default render resolution for libretro emulators is now the video output resolution on the RPI 2/3. This can be lowered via the runcommand launch menu, or set globally via the configuration editor if needed for performance. Default render resolution is 640×480 for the RPI zero/1, but again can be switched globally, or on a per system basis.

The “Direct Launch” functionality was removed from Emulation Station due to stability issues – Kodi will appear in “Ports” if installing from the experimental menu.

It can be downloaded here: https://retropie.org.uk/download/

Installation Instructions can be found here – https://github.com/RetroPie/RetroPie-Setup/wiki/First-Installation.

The Prebuilt images are also available at GitHub – https://github.com/RetroPie/RetroPie-Setup/releases/tag/3.7. You can also install RetroPie on top of an existing Raspbian set up – Instructions can be found at the GitHub project site.

Changes since 3.6:

  • Added new experimental modules:
    • The Ur Quan Masters  (Port of DOS game Star Control 2).
    • Xrick (Port of Rick Dangerous).
    • Tyrquake (Standalone, not libretro).
    • Solarus Engine (Homebrew Zelda Clone).
    • SDLPoP (Prince of Persia Port).
    • Cannonball (Outrun Engine).
    • Stratagus (Warcraft and Starcraft Engine).
    • OpenBOR (Beats of Rage 2d Sidescrolling Game Engine).
    • Commander Genius (Port of Commander Keen).
    • Micropolis (Open source version of Sim City Classic).
    • Aleph One (Open Source port of Marathon Series).
    • Giana’s Return (Fan-Made sequel to the Giana Sisters).
    • Lincity (Sim City Clone).
    • Simcoupe (SAM Coupé Emulator).
  • LXDE Desktop (Option in raspi-tools to reinstall the desktop environment).
  • Updated Kodi to Kodi 16 (which includes joypad support).
  • Updated PS3 Module (timeout fixed).
  • SDL2 PS3/Wii U Pro controller fixes.
  • UAE4Arm updated.
  • lr-mame2003 updated with sample/nvram support and additional core settings.
  • Mupen64plus updated with fix for black screen with rice plugin.
  • Scummvm Improvements (updated to 1.8 with OpenGL and partial Myst support).
  • Updated Config Editor (https://github.com/RetroPie/RetroPie-Setup/wiki/Configuration-Editor).
  • Updated Carbon and Pixel Themes and added default images to the RetroPie Menu.
  • Added “Other Settings” menu to Emulationstation with “save metadata on exit” and “parse gamelists only”. These options were added to mitigate the long boot and shutdown times with large romsets.
  • Various other improvements and fixes.

Thanks to BuZz, Gizmo98, Herb, Rookervik and Zerojay and all others that have contributed to this release.

The post RetroPie 3.7 is released appeared first on jwills.co.uk.

]]>
https://jwills.co.uk/2016/04/retropie-3-7-is-released/feed/ 0
New RetroPie website https://jwills.co.uk/2016/04/new-website/ https://jwills.co.uk/2016/04/new-website/#respond Sat, 09 Apr 2016 03:17:25 +0000 https://retropie.org.uk/new-website RetroPie has a brand new website – https://retropie.org.uk. Although the old site living under http://blog.petrockblock.com has served us well over the last years, the forum was becoming increasingly slow, and the project really needed its own presence. Hopefully you will like what we have come up with – a simple site with general info, and ... Read more

The post New RetroPie website appeared first on jwills.co.uk.

]]>
RetroPie has a brand new website – https://retropie.org.uk.

Although the old site living under http://blog.petrockblock.com has served us well over the last years, the forum was becoming increasingly slow, and the project really needed its own presence.

Hopefully you will like what we have come up with – a simple site with general info, and a new forum running off nodebb – which is not only fast, but also works much better on mobile devices.

The old forum posts have not been moved, as we decided it would be better to start with a fresh layout, and it would have made the migration far more complicated. You can however access the old forum via http://blog.petrockblock.com/forums/forum/retropie-project-forum/.

Thanks to our excellent hosting company Mythic-Beasts who have sponsored us by providing additional resources and bandwidth. You can find out a bit more on our Hosting Information page.

The post New RetroPie website appeared first on jwills.co.uk.

]]>
https://jwills.co.uk/2016/04/new-website/feed/ 0
RetroPie 3.6 is released https://jwills.co.uk/2016/03/retropie-3-6-is-released/ https://jwills.co.uk/2016/03/retropie-3-6-is-released/#respond Wed, 02 Mar 2016 05:00:22 +0000 https://jwills.co.uk/?p=579 This version is released a little earlier than originally planned, due to the release of the fantastic Raspberry Pi 3 – which our previous 3.5 will not boot on due to having out of date firmware. Along with Raspberry Pi 3 compatibility this release brings a bunch of interesting experimental emulators such as Daphne for ... Read more

The post RetroPie 3.6 is released appeared first on jwills.co.uk.

]]>
This version is released a little earlier than originally planned, due to the release of the fantastic Raspberry Pi 3 – which our previous 3.5 will not boot on due to having out of date firmware. Along with Raspberry Pi 3 compatibility this release brings a bunch of interesting experimental emulators such as Daphne for emulation of classic LaserDisc arcade games, a myriad of libretro cores, and a few game engines. We’ve also worked around the pesky insert coin bug that has plagued the arcade emulators.

Installation Instructions can be found here – https://github.com/RetroPie/RetroPie-Setup/wiki/First-Installation.

Prebuilt images are available GitHub – https://github.com/RetroPie/RetroPie-Setup/releases/tag/3.6. You can also install RetroPie on top of an existing Raspbian set up – Instructions can be found at the GitHub project site.

To get the Raspberry Pi 3 built-in Bluetooth working please update the RetroPie-Setup Script before using the Bluetooth configuration menu, or alternatively drop to a terminal and do

sudo apt-get install pi-bluetooth

Changes since 3.5:

  • Support for the Raspberry Pi 3
  • Added new experimental modules:
    • Daphne (Laserdisc Emulator)
    • Libretro-QuickNES
    • Libretro-Beetle PSX (x86 only)
    • Libretro-Beetle Lynx
    • GemRB engine (Baldur’s Gate, Icewind Dale, Planescape)
    • ResidualVM (Engine for Grim Fandango and Escape from Monkey Island)
    • Libretro-MESS (based on the most recent version of MAME)
    • Libretro-MAME (based on the most recent version of MAME)
  • Added EmulationStation theme Simpler Turtle Pi to the theme installer from Omnija.
  • Added version details and uninstall option to the RetroPie Setup Script.
  • Fixed insert coin not working on arcade based emulators.
  • Various other bugfixes and improvements.

The post RetroPie 3.6 is released appeared first on jwills.co.uk.

]]>
https://jwills.co.uk/2016/03/retropie-3-6-is-released/feed/ 0
XBMC4Xbox 3.5.3 is out https://jwills.co.uk/2016/02/xbmc4xbox-3-5-3-is-out-2/ https://jwills.co.uk/2016/02/xbmc4xbox-3-5-3-is-out-2/#respond Sat, 27 Feb 2016 16:12:55 +0000 https://www.xbmc4xbox.org.uk/?p=728 XBMC4Xbox 3.5.3 has been released. A smaller update again, but includes some weather and scraper fixes, and some library updates. Changes since 3.5.1 include: Improved compatibility with some Kodi addons. Fixes for the TMDB scraper. Fix for weather location search and data. Python updated to 2.7.11 (including updated SQLite3/OpenSSL) Fix for a problem with stuttering ... Read more

The post XBMC4Xbox 3.5.3 is out appeared first on jwills.co.uk.

]]>
XBMC4Xbox 3.5.3 has been released. A smaller update again, but includes some weather and scraper fixes, and some library updates. Changes since 3.5.1 include:

  • Improved compatibility with some Kodi addons.
  • Fixes for the TMDB scraper.
  • Fix for weather location search and data.
  • Python updated to 2.7.11 (including updated SQLite3/OpenSSL)
  • Fix for a problem with stuttering video.
  • FFMpeg libraries updated to 1.2.12 (the last of the 1.2 series)

Thanks

Thanks to Dom and tim619 for contributing patches. Thanks also to everyone who helps out on the forum.

If you enjoy using XBMC4Xbox and want to show your support for the ongoing development please consider making a donation to the project. Please also do join in the discussions over at our Forum.

Obtaining XBMC4Xbox

See the development page for links to the source code and the SVN repository. For binary builds, read the information on the download page. For those that want to build from source, 3.5.3 is tagged here: https://svn.exotica.org.uk:8443/xbmc4xbox/tags/3.5.3/.

The post XBMC4Xbox 3.5.3 is out appeared first on jwills.co.uk.

]]>
https://jwills.co.uk/2016/02/xbmc4xbox-3-5-3-is-out-2/feed/ 0
XBMC4Xbox 3.5.3 is out https://jwills.co.uk/2016/02/xbmc4xbox-3-5-3-is-out/ https://jwills.co.uk/2016/02/xbmc4xbox-3-5-3-is-out/#respond Sat, 27 Feb 2016 16:12:55 +0000 http://www.xbmc4xbox.org.uk/?p=728 XBMC4Xbox 3.5.3 has been released. A smaller update again, but includes some weather and scraper fixes, and some library updates. Changes since 3.5.1 include: Improved compatibility with some Kodi addons. Fixes for the TMDB scraper. Fix for weather location search and data. Python updated to 2.7.11 (including updated SQLite3/OpenSSL) Fix for a problem with stuttering ... Read more

The post XBMC4Xbox 3.5.3 is out appeared first on jwills.co.uk.

]]>
XBMC4Xbox 3.5.3 has been released. A smaller update again, but includes some weather and scraper fixes, and some library updates. Changes since 3.5.1 include:

  • Improved compatibility with some Kodi addons.
  • Fixes for the TMDB scraper.
  • Fix for weather location search and data.
  • Python updated to 2.7.11 (including updated SQLite3/OpenSSL)
  • Fix for a problem with stuttering video.
  • FFMpeg libraries updated to 1.2.12 (the last of the 1.2 series)

Thanks

Thanks to Dom and tim619 for contributing patches. Thanks also to everyone who helps out on the forum.

If you enjoy using XBMC4Xbox and want to show your support for the ongoing development please consider making a donation to the project. Please also do join in the discussions over at our Forum.

Obtaining XBMC4Xbox

See the development page for links to the source code and the SVN repository. For binary builds, read the information on the download page. For those that want to build from source, 3.5.3 is tagged here: https://svn.exotica.org.uk:8443/xbmc4xbox/tags/3.5.3/.

The post XBMC4Xbox 3.5.3 is out appeared first on jwills.co.uk.

]]>
https://jwills.co.uk/2016/02/xbmc4xbox-3-5-3-is-out/feed/ 0
RetroPie 3.5 is out https://jwills.co.uk/2016/02/retropie-3-5-is-out/ https://jwills.co.uk/2016/02/retropie-3-5-is-out/#respond Sat, 06 Feb 2016 17:00:01 +0000 https://jwills.co.uk/?p=547 We are pleased to announce the release of RetroPie 3.5. After taking into consideration the feedback from the vibrant RetroPie community, we have provided a few more functions to simplify the user experience such as automatic expansion of the filesystem on boot, less terminal text, and more configuration options for the runcommand launch menu. We ... Read more

The post RetroPie 3.5 is out appeared first on jwills.co.uk.

]]>
RetroPieLogo2015We are pleased to announce the release of RetroPie 3.5. After taking into consideration the feedback from the vibrant RetroPie community, we have provided a few more functions to simplify the user experience such as automatic expansion of the filesystem on boot, less terminal text, and more configuration options for the runcommand launch menu. We have also fixed up some bugs with Raspbian Jessie such as the USB ROM service and have added two new experimental modules – the Löve game engine and a ColecoVision emulator (CoolCV).

Installation Instructions can be found here – https://github.com/RetroPie/RetroPie-Setup/wiki/First-Installation

Prebuilt images are available from the main RetroPie website – http://blog.petrockblock.com/retropie/retropie-downloads/, or can be grabbed from GitHub – https://github.com/RetroPie/RetroPie-Setup/releases/tag/3.5. You can also install RetroPie on top of an existing Raspbian Jessie / Raspbian Wheezy set up – Instructions can be found at the GitHub project site.

Changes since 3.4:

  • Added new experimental modules, Lӧve 2D Game Engine, Colecovision (CoolCV).
  • Debian usbmount package fixed up for systemd udev compatibility, making the USB ROM service work properly again without being killed after 30 seconds. Also added ntfs support by default.
  • Added an arcade rom folder option where all arcade games can be placed.
  • Improvements to EmulationStation (Fix crash on rom delete, direct launch, symlink support, and other bug fixes).
  • Improvements to the Runcommand Launch Menu: Cleaner dialog on launch, ability to show game artwork on launch, ability to disable joystick support as well as the ability to disable the entire runcommand launch menu.
  • PS3 Controller improvements – Add multiple gasia and shanwan controller support.
  • Updated lr-mgba emulator binaries (new upstream release of mgba 0.4.0)
  • Improvements on pre-built image – disabled screen blanking, quieter boot, and filesystem automatically expanded on first boot.
  • Various other bug fixes.

The post RetroPie 3.5 is out appeared first on jwills.co.uk.

]]>
https://jwills.co.uk/2016/02/retropie-3-5-is-out/feed/ 0
RetroPie interview on the Pi Podcast https://jwills.co.uk/2016/01/retropie-interview-on-the-pi-podcast/ https://jwills.co.uk/2016/01/retropie-interview-on-the-pi-podcast/#respond Tue, 26 Jan 2016 02:10:46 +0000 https://jwills.co.uk/?p=536 The Raspberry Pi show The Pi Podcast did an interview with me and two other members of the RetroPie team for Episode #13. Big thanks to them for inviting us on the show. I was a little nervous before the interview, but it turned out fine – they did some good editing 🙂 If you ... Read more

The post RetroPie interview on the Pi Podcast appeared first on jwills.co.uk.

]]>
The Pi Podcast #13The Raspberry Pi show The Pi Podcast did an interview with me and two other members of the RetroPie team for Episode #13. Big thanks to them for inviting us on the show.

I was a little nervous before the interview, but it turned out fine – they did some good editing 🙂

If you own a Raspberry Pi or are thinking of getting one, then you should definitely check it out. They release a new show roughly every two weeks, with Raspberry Pi related news, chat and interesting interviews. It is professionally produced, and hosted by three knowledgeable and friendly Raspberry Pi enthusiasts.

 

The post RetroPie interview on the Pi Podcast appeared first on jwills.co.uk.

]]>
https://jwills.co.uk/2016/01/retropie-interview-on-the-pi-podcast/feed/ 0
RetroPie 3.4 is released https://jwills.co.uk/2016/01/retropie-3-4-is-released/ https://jwills.co.uk/2016/01/retropie-3-4-is-released/#respond Tue, 19 Jan 2016 23:31:24 +0000 https://jwills.co.uk/?p=531 Mostly fixes and improvements rather than new stuff this time folks. There were some problems with our RetroArch configuration defaults in RetroPie 3.3 which should be sorted now, and we have fixed up a few things that didn’t work correctly with Raspbian Jessie. We also have added early support for using the RetroPie-Setup script on ... Read more

The post RetroPie 3.4 is released appeared first on jwills.co.uk.

]]>
RetroPieLogo2015Mostly fixes and improvements rather than new stuff this time folks. There were some problems with our RetroArch configuration defaults in RetroPie 3.3 which should be sorted now, and we have fixed up a few things that didn’t work correctly with Raspbian Jessie. We also have added early support for using the RetroPie-Setup script on a X86/X11 desktop setup, as well as some basic support for building EmulationStation & RetroArch + cores on the ODroid-C1. For more information regarding installation on x86 see https://github.com/RetroPie/RetroPie-Setup/wiki/RetroPie-Ubuntu-15.10-x86-Flavor.

We are now using Raspbian Jessie as the base for the RetroPie image. Those using Wheezy can update by following the instructions at https://github.com/RetroPie/RetroPie-setup/wiki/Updating-RetroPie – however moving to Jessie is recommended. As it takes time to pre-build binaries, in the future we will only be providing pre-built binaries for Raspbian Jessie.

Installation Instructions can be found here – https://github.com/RetroPie/RetroPie-Setup/wiki/First-Installation

Prebuilt images are available GitHub – https://github.com/RetroPie/RetroPie-Setup/releases/tag/3.4. You can also install RetroPie on top of an existing Raspbian Jessie / Raspbian Wheezy set up – Instructions can be found at the GitHub project site.

Changes since 3.3:

  • Now using Raspbian Jessie for the RetroPie image.
  • Fixes for controller input issues with RetroArch including improved config generation to work around problems with 8bitdo controllers.
  • Fixed up Bluetooth pairing module on Jessie.
  • Improvements to the Xbox userspace driver (xboxdrv) including partial support of Xbox One controller.
  • Can now choose to exit or restart Emulation Station. Metadata will no longer be lost if choosing to shutdown or reboot.
  • Preliminary support for using the RetroPie-Setup script on x86 + X11 on Debian/Ubuntu and Ubuntu on the Odroid-C1 (building from source only).
  • $HOME/.emulationstation has relocated to /opt/retropie/configs/all/emulationstation – but is symlinked from the original location. The USB Rom Service script will backup all of /opt/retropie/configs to USB. Previously it only backed up /$HOME/.emulationstation.
  • Support for choosing RetroArch shaders and overlays from the RetroPie-Setup configuration editor.
  • Added pixel theme from Rookervik to theme installer.
  • Wonderswan and NeoGeo Pocket separated into Wonderswan/Wonderswan Colour, NeoGeo Pocket/NeoGeo Pocket Colour.
  • Various other bugfixes and improvements.

The post RetroPie 3.4 is released appeared first on jwills.co.uk.

]]>
https://jwills.co.uk/2016/01/retropie-3-4-is-released/feed/ 0
RetroPie 3.3 is released https://jwills.co.uk/2015/12/retropie-3-3-is-released/ https://jwills.co.uk/2015/12/retropie-3-3-is-released/#respond Tue, 22 Dec 2015 22:58:06 +0000 https://jwills.co.uk/?p=522 After 2 months of work, RetroPie v3.3 has been released. Highlights include beta images built on Raspbian Jessie for beta testing, PlayStation Portable and Dreamcast emulators moved out of experimental, and improved controller configurations including automatic control set up for Mupen64plus and Reicast. Installation Instructions can be found here – https://github.com/RetroPie/RetroPie-Setup/wiki/First-Installation Downloads available from the ... Read more

The post RetroPie 3.3 is released appeared first on jwills.co.uk.

]]>
RetroPieLogo2015After 2 months of work, RetroPie v3.3 has been released. Highlights include beta images built on Raspbian Jessie for beta testing, PlayStation Portable and Dreamcast emulators moved out of experimental, and improved controller configurations including automatic control set up for Mupen64plus and Reicast.

Installation Instructions can be found here – https://github.com/RetroPie/RetroPie-Setup/wiki/First-Installation

Downloads available from the main RetroPie website – http://blog.petrockblock.com/retropie/retropie-downloads/. For those who want to install on top of Raspbian Wheezy – the system can be installed directly from the GitHub project, where you can also find a detailed list of changes.

Changes since 3.2.1:

  • Mupen64plus controller configs (including hotkeys) and Reicast (Dreamcast) controller configs added to the autoconfiguration script in emulationstation. Mupen64plus is now the default n64 emulator due to compatibility.
  • AdvanceMAME 1.4 (replaces 1.2 – still based on MAME 0.106).
  • PlayStation Portable emulator ppsspp is included by default (libretro version is default, the standalone version is optional).
  • Removed cpc4rpi emulator, and added CapriceRPI which has many improvements over cpc4rpi.
  • Updated libretro binaries including lr-fba-next updated to v0.2.97.37, and an improved lr-caprice32 which is now moved out of experimental and is the default Amstrad CPC emulator.
  • Updates to Reicast emulator, which has been moved out of experimental.
  • New experimental modules: OpenTTD (open source simulation game based on Transport Tycoon Deluxe), Wolf4SDL (Port of Wolfenstein 3d), Zdoom (Enhanced Port of the official DOOM source)
  • PS3 controller improvements (added Gasia PS3 clone Support).
  • Updated OpenMSX emulator (to the dev version 0.12.0+).
  • Beta images based on Raspbian Jessie are included. They may have bugs that are not present in the Raspbian Wheezy release.
  • New themes added to the theme installer (Eudora from AmadhiX, Tronkyfran from Tronkyfran, and Retroplay Canela from InsecureSpike).
  • RetroArch joy-config tool removed (custom configs are now done through the RGUI or manually).
  • Various other bugfixes/improvements.

The post RetroPie 3.3 is released appeared first on jwills.co.uk.

]]>
https://jwills.co.uk/2015/12/retropie-3-3-is-released/feed/ 0
Updates for Xubuntu / Ubuntu Base 14.04 for the O2 Joggler https://jwills.co.uk/2015/12/updates-for-xubuntu-ubuntu-base-14-04-for-the-o2-joggler/ https://jwills.co.uk/2015/12/updates-for-xubuntu-ubuntu-base-14-04-for-the-o2-joggler/#comments Tue, 01 Dec 2015 00:41:51 +0000 https://jwills.co.uk/?p=501 The O2 Joggler images of Xubuntu 14.04 and Ubuntu Base have been updated. Along with package rollups, they now include the Linux kernel v3.2.74 and Kodi 15.2. For those that don’t want to start from a new image, Kodi 15.2 is available from my Joggler PPA and can be installed by doing sudo apt-get update; ... Read more

The post Updates for Xubuntu / Ubuntu Base 14.04 for the O2 Joggler appeared first on jwills.co.uk.

]]>
o2jogglerThe O2 Joggler images of Xubuntu 14.04 and Ubuntu Base have been updated. Along with package rollups, they now include the Linux kernel v3.2.74 and Kodi 15.2. For those that don’t want to start from a new image, Kodi 15.2 is available from my Joggler PPA and can be installed by doing sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install kodi from a terminal.

Changes:

  • Kernel 3.2.74
  • Kodi 15.2
  • Package Rollups

Downloads and instructions are found at https://jwills.co.uk/projects/joggler-xubuntu/

The post Updates for Xubuntu / Ubuntu Base 14.04 for the O2 Joggler appeared first on jwills.co.uk.

]]>
https://jwills.co.uk/2015/12/updates-for-xubuntu-ubuntu-base-14-04-for-the-o2-joggler/feed/ 6
MediaWiki::API 0.41 Released https://jwills.co.uk/2015/11/mediawikiapi-0-41-released/ https://jwills.co.uk/2015/11/mediawikiapi-0-41-released/#respond Sat, 21 Nov 2015 13:41:00 +0000 https://jwills.co.uk/?p=496 MediaWiki::API provides a Perl interface to the MediaWiki API (http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/API) which is the software behind the Wikipedia site (and my ExoticA site). Just a couple of bugfixes since 0.41: When using the max_lag configuration, if max_lag_retries was reached – the reported number tries were incorrect. Fixed up the api->list function not continuing due to lack ... Read more

The post MediaWiki::API 0.41 Released appeared first on jwills.co.uk.

]]>
MediaWiki::API provides a Perl interface to the MediaWiki API (http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/API) which is the software behind the Wikipedia site (and my ExoticA site).

Just a couple of bugfixes since 0.41:

  • When using the max_lag configuration, if max_lag_retries was reached – the reported number tries were incorrect.
  • Fixed up the api->list function not continuing due to lack of rawcontinue parameter that is needed after MediaWiki 1.26.

Thanks to Derbeth for the bug reports.

The module can be downloaded from CPAN – http://search.cpan.org/~exobuzz/MediaWiki-API/. The source code and main development is on github – https://github.com/joolswills/mediawikiapi

The post MediaWiki::API 0.41 Released appeared first on jwills.co.uk.

]]>
https://jwills.co.uk/2015/11/mediawikiapi-0-41-released/feed/ 0
RetroPie 3.2.1 update https://jwills.co.uk/2015/10/retropie-3-2-1-update/ https://jwills.co.uk/2015/10/retropie-3-2-1-update/#respond Wed, 28 Oct 2015 09:53:13 +0000 https://jwills.co.uk/?p=492 There was a set of configuration options introduced just before the release of 3.2 which didn’t get enough testing. The result is, if you installed a fresh 3.2 image, and are using a controller that lacks an analogue stick, the digital d-pad may not function. If you upgraded via updating RetroPie-Setup and re-installing from binary, ... Read more

The post RetroPie 3.2.1 update appeared first on jwills.co.uk.

]]>
There was a set of configuration options introduced just before the release of 3.2 which didn’t get enough testing. The result is, if you installed a fresh 3.2 image, and are using a controller that lacks an analogue stick, the digital d-pad may not function.

If you upgraded via updating RetroPie-Setup and re-installing from binary, then your configuration won’t have been overwritten and everything should be ok – this only affects new installs.

Downloads available from the main RetroPie website – http://blog.petrockblock.com/retropie/retropie-downloads/

If you have a 3.2 image and you want to manually fix it, load /opt/retropie/configs/all/retroarch.cfg into an editor and remove the lines at the end that look like

input_player1_analog_dpad_mode = 1
input_player2_analog_dpad_mode = 1
input_player3_analog_dpad_mode = 1
input_player4_analog_dpad_mode = 1
input_player5_analog_dpad_mode = 1
input_player6_analog_dpad_mode = 1
input_player7_analog_dpad_mode = 1
input_player8_analog_dpad_mode = 1

You can do this manually from a terminal using nano or by editing the file via the network share (configs/all/retroarch.cfg) – you can also use the configuration editor from the RetroPie-Setup script.

The post RetroPie 3.2.1 update appeared first on jwills.co.uk.

]]>
https://jwills.co.uk/2015/10/retropie-3-2-1-update/feed/ 0
RetroPie 3.2 is released https://jwills.co.uk/2015/10/retropie-3-2-is-released/ https://jwills.co.uk/2015/10/retropie-3-2-is-released/#respond Tue, 27 Oct 2015 05:46:34 +0000 https://jwills.co.uk/?p=487 Soon after the release of RetroPie 3.1, we are please to announce v3.2. Although only a few weeks have passed, there have been a fair number of improvements include some new experimental emulators, and configuration module improvements. Installation Instructions can be found here – https://github.com/RetroPie/RetroPie-Setup/wiki/First-Installation Downloads available from the main RetroPie website – http://blog.petrockblock.com/retropie/retropie-downloads/. For ... Read more

The post RetroPie 3.2 is released appeared first on jwills.co.uk.

]]>
RetroPieLogo2015Soon after the release of RetroPie 3.1, we are please to announce v3.2. Although only a few weeks have passed, there have been a fair number of improvements include some new experimental emulators, and configuration module improvements.

Installation Instructions can be found here – https://github.com/RetroPie/RetroPie-Setup/wiki/First-Installation

Downloads available from the main RetroPie website – http://blog.petrockblock.com/retropie/retropie-downloads/. For those who want to install on top of Raspbian Wheezy – the system can be installed directly from the GitHub project, where you can also find a detailed list of changes.

Full changelog

3.2 (26th Oct 2015)

  • Fixed binaries of mupen64plus and lr-tyrquake and removed mupen64plus-testing as it is now included in the default mupen64plus.
  • Updated to Hatari 1.9, and built in IPF image support.
  • Binary installs are now supported for those running under Raspbian Jessie – although there still may be bugs.
  • New experimental modules – ppsspp / lr-ppsspp (PlayStation Portable emulator), px68k (X68000 emulator – too slow to be usable on a rpi2 though), and opentyrian (a port of the DOS shoot-em-up Tyrian).
  • uae4arm is now moved from experimental.
  • Improvements to the generic bluetooth pairing module.
  • Improvements to ps3controller pairing
  • Fixed SNESDev driver building (failed on first attempt).
  • New Turtle Pi Emulation Station theme installable via the themes installer
  • Various other bugfixes.
  • GLideN64 video plugin for mupen64plus

The post RetroPie 3.2 is released appeared first on jwills.co.uk.

]]>
https://jwills.co.uk/2015/10/retropie-3-2-is-released/feed/ 0
RetroPie 3.1 is released https://jwills.co.uk/2015/10/retropie-3-1-is-released/ https://jwills.co.uk/2015/10/retropie-3-1-is-released/#respond Tue, 06 Oct 2015 20:09:07 +0000 https://jwills.co.uk/?p=481 After a couple of months of work since 3.0, we are pleased to announce the next version of RetroPie – v3.1. Changes include a new default theme called “Carbon” which is much less memory hungry than the previous, new Arcade emulators (lr-mame2003 and lr-fba-next), and new GUI configuration tools. We now also provide images for ... Read more

The post RetroPie 3.1 is released appeared first on jwills.co.uk.

]]>
RetroPieLogo2015After a couple of months of work since 3.0, we are pleased to announce the next version of RetroPie – v3.1. Changes include a new default theme called “Carbon” which is much less memory hungry than the previous, new Arcade emulators (lr-mame2003 and lr-fba-next), and new GUI configuration tools. We now also provide images for use with Berryboot. See the changelog below for more information.

Installation Instructions can be found here – https://github.com/RetroPie/RetroPie-Setup/wiki/First-Installation

Downloads available from the main RetroPie website – http://blog.petrockblock.com/retropie/retropie-downloads/. For those who want to install on top of Raspbian Wheezy – the system can be installed directly from the GitHub project, where you can also find a detailed list of changes.

Thanks to BuZz, Death259, Gizmo98, Herbfargus, PetRockBlock and Rookervik (amongst others) for their contributions to this release.

Full changelog

3.1 (6th Oct 2015)

  • Workaround for lr-snes9x-next crashes for certain games.
  • New theme installation script and excellent new theme “Carbon” which is lighter on memory than the Simple theme (no more white screen of death! – works with all systems).
  • Initial bluetooth module for pairing keyboards.
  • We now provide images for use with Berryboot.
  • Moved Super Mario War out of experimental.
  • New default lr-fba-next emulator for rpi2 owners.
  • Added lr-mame2003 (based on MAME 0.78) emulator.
  • Minor Emulation Station tweaks, reduced time to skip buttons, and improved parsing with brackets in gamelists.
  • New experimental modules – sselph’s scraper and lr-mame2010 (based on MAME 0.139)
  • Improved ps3 controller pairing.
  • Initial support for installing RetroPie manually on Raspbian Jessie and OSMC (via source only – consider this experimental for now).
  • Splashscreen improvements- can be added from samba shares, splash videos play all the way through without emulationstation cutting them off.
  • Lots of bugfixes, and improvements to the RetroPie Wiki.

The post RetroPie 3.1 is released appeared first on jwills.co.uk.

]]>
https://jwills.co.uk/2015/10/retropie-3-1-is-released/feed/ 0
Updates for the O2 Joggler Linux images https://jwills.co.uk/2015/08/updates-for-the-o2-joggler-linux-images/ https://jwills.co.uk/2015/08/updates-for-the-o2-joggler-linux-images/#respond Fri, 28 Aug 2015 20:44:38 +0000 https://jwills.co.uk/?p=459 The O2 Joggler images of Xubuntu 14.04 and Ubuntu Base / Server 14.04 have been updated. Both include package rollups and an updated 3.2.x kernel. Kodi 15.1 is now also available from my Joggler PPA and installed by default on the Xubuntu image. Changes: Kernel 3.2.71 Kodi 15.1 Package Rollups Downloads and instructions are found ... Read more

The post Updates for the O2 Joggler Linux images appeared first on jwills.co.uk.

]]>
o2jogglerThe O2 Joggler images of Xubuntu 14.04 and Ubuntu Base / Server 14.04 have been updated. Both include package rollups and an updated 3.2.x kernel. Kodi 15.1 is now also available from my Joggler PPA and installed by default on the Xubuntu image.

Changes:

  • Kernel 3.2.71
  • Kodi 15.1
  • Package Rollups

Downloads and instructions are found at https://jwills.co.uk/projects/joggler-xubuntu/

The post Updates for the O2 Joggler Linux images appeared first on jwills.co.uk.

]]>
https://jwills.co.uk/2015/08/updates-for-the-o2-joggler-linux-images/feed/ 0
RetroPie 3.0 is released https://jwills.co.uk/2015/08/retropie-3-0-is-released/ https://jwills.co.uk/2015/08/retropie-3-0-is-released/#respond Tue, 11 Aug 2015 19:50:22 +0000 https://jwills.co.uk/?p=440 After 6 months of hard work we are pleased to announce the release of RetroPie 3.0. This retro-gaming project brings together a collection of popular emulators for those computers and consoles that you grew up with from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s, all wrapped up and ready to run on the famous Raspberry Pi. From ... Read more

The post RetroPie 3.0 is released appeared first on jwills.co.uk.

]]>
After 6 months of hard work we are pleased to announce the release of RetroPie 3.0.

This retro-gaming project brings together a collection of popular emulators for those computers and consoles that you grew up with from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s, all wrapped up and ready to run on the famous Raspberry Pi. From Atari 2600, to Sega Mega Drive to Sony PlayStation, all your favourite systems are covered. What are you waiting for – get playing!

Installation Instructions can be found here – https://github.com/RetroPie/RetroPie-Setup/wiki/First-Installation

Downloads available from the main RetroPie website – http://blog.petrockblock.com/retropie/retropie-downloads/

RetroPie 3.0 Key Features

  • Automatic controller configuration for RetroArch from EmulationStation.
  • New system for single per system rom folders, default / per rom emulator switching, as well as per rom configurations.
  • Lots of configuration tools accessible from Emulation station including setting up WiFi, a configuration editor, file manager, audio settings and more.
  • Per system and per game menu to set video output and default emulator setting.
  • Basic Joypad control in RetroPie-Setup menus.
  • Option to add game roms via USB without network access
  • Now offering over 20+ emulators + ports.
  • Lots of other improvements / bug fixes from the 2.6 release.

Thanks to PetRockBlock, BuZz, gizmo98, Herb Fargus, Floob and all others who have contributed to the project.

RetroPieLogo2015

Full changelog

3.0 (11th August 2015)

  • New GUI for basic WiFi configuration and Config editing
  • Added Dragon 32 / TRS-80 (CoCo) emulator xroar
  • Added Super Mario War to ports
  • Move some emulators out of experimental – lr-bluemsx (Now default for msx), lr-mednafen-ngp, lr-mednafen-wswan, lr-mgba, lr-tgbdual, lr-vba-next
  • Added virtualgamepad to experimental which allows gamepad emulation via a mobile
  • Restarting setup script no longer needed after updating the setup script.
  • Improved support for video splashscreens and a centralised splashscreen repo (https://github.com/RetroPie/retropie-splashscreens)

3.0 RC 1: 18th July 2015

  • Input configuration improvements / fixes / optimisations
  • Basic joypad control in RetroPie-Setup / emulator prelaunch menus.
  • Make libretro Fuse default spectrum emulator (for easier joypad control)
  • Added new spectrum emulator ZEsarUX to the experimental section.
  • Added launching RetroArch with RGUI from the RetroPie menu in EmulationStation.
  • Various other bugfixes – you can follow changes as they happen on the GitHub site – https://github.com/RetroPie/RetroPie-Setup/commits/master

3.0 BETA 4: 18th June 2015

  • Work around issue with RetroArch GUI not accepting input/freezing.
  • Fixed up RetroArch control configuration via our new integrated input configuration.
  • Moved RetroArch joypad configurations to /opt/retropie/configs/all/retroarch-joypads

3.0 BETA 3: 10th June 2015

  • Integrated controls configuration for EmulationStation and RetroArch – On first start EmulationStation will ask for controls to be configured, and will then also configure RetroArch based on your choices. Note that there will be a delay after selecting OK whilst this is done – this will be improved later to give feedback so it doesn’t look as though EmulationStation has frozen.
  • New experimental modules/emulators: limelight (Networked game streamer for Steam), lr-tgbdual (gameboy color emu with link support), DXX-Rebirth port (Decent 1/2), lr-mednafen-wswan (Wonderswan emu), lr-mednafen-ngp (NeoGeo Pocket emu), uae4arm (Amiga emu), lr-fuse (ZX Spectrum emu), lr-caprice32 (Amstrad CPC emu), lr-gw (Game and Watch simulator). All modules prefixed with lr- are libretro cores for use with Retroarch.
  • New startup picture with new RetroPie logo.
  • Added additional ES theme “Color Pi”
  • Dosbox bug fixes / Ability to launch custom shell scripts.
  • Wifi configuration under RetroPie menu (wicd-curses).
  • PS3 controller setup improvements
  • Various other fixes / improvements.
  • Disabled root password by default (re-enable by typing sudo passwd root if needed)

3.0 BETA 2: 4th April 2015

  • More launch options for Hatari
  • Resize framebuffer with video mode change (and allow frame buffer res to be changed independently for terminal/X apps)
  • Improvements to minecraft-pi launch script
  • Added some experimental modules – Adventure Game Studio engine, yabause (Sega saturn), virtualjaguar (Atari Jaguar), beetle-vb (Virtualboy), mgba (game boy advance)
  • Added ProSystem (Atari 7800 emulator)
  • Fixes to mupen64plus build
  • Various other fixes / Improvements

3.0 BETA 1: 26th March 2015

  • Overhaul of emulator selection / launching – single rom folder per platform, with the facility to change default emulator per platform or per rom on launch. Also allows launch of certain emulators with specific configurations, such as render plugin for mupen64plus, and model configuration for fuse.
  • RetroArch render resolution is also configurable on launch. Video output is no longer switched by default, but can be adjusted by the user if needed.
  • New retropie menu in EmulationStation with easy access to retropie-setup, file manager, audio settings, controller settings,
  • raspi-config and so on.
  • Emulationstation entries are now sorted (by name) – should mostly match alphabetical order of rom folders.
  • Work to ensure user configurations are preserved. More configuration files moved to /opt/retropie/configs/ structure.
  • EmulationStation restarts on exit by default unless a key is pressed. Makes it easier for those that want to restart quickly and let it pick up any new roms.
  • New platforms.cfg file that contains emulator names / supported file extensions. This can be copied to /opt/retropie/configs/all to override extensions added to emulationstation (A reinstall / re-configuration of the a related emulator is needed after to update the emulation station configuration)
  • Addition of AdvanceMAME 1.2 (based on MAME 0.106) which may be useful for rpi2 owners over the 0.94 version. Framebuffer output code adjusted to work better with the Pi.
  • rpix86 is included again by default (was missing from the last image).
  • Updates to the usbromservice. If you want to sync rom folders it now requires a folder in the root of the usb stick called “retropie”. The roms will be synced from a sub folder called roms. It also can backup/restore your custom emulationstation gameslists / data.
  • RetroArch includes additional shaders and overlays
  • Various other emulator updates and fixes.

The post RetroPie 3.0 is released appeared first on jwills.co.uk.

]]>
https://jwills.co.uk/2015/08/retropie-3-0-is-released/feed/ 0