This is awesome, I too started with the Atari VCS, then moved on to the Atari 400 ( membrame keyboard, took ages to type and didn't always register a keypress - good but frustrating times) Then it was Atari 800XL, and Atari ST, before I switched to an Amiga 1200.
How on earth did you get the console AND Combat game? Like hens teeth to get hold of both. Plus I am sure that an original River Raid game in it's box was sold recently for about £500!!!!
Seriously though, this is one of the best retro builds I have seen. Nice job!
@Ashpool said in CP2020 - my DIY 2Player/Trackball Control Panel:
P.S.: In my first thoughts Fire Button one would had been a red one, but somehow that looked weird to me and could have led to some confusions which ones are to be used with 6 button fighting games.
I remember the decision process for my own cabinet's button colours. I settled for the two-coloured rows mostly for aesthetic reasons, with the added bonus of proper support for Street Fighter games.
I'm using this theme with my own thumbs for the carousel, but I'm wondering if something might be possible with a bit of coding. I just wouldn't really know how to do it, unfortunately.
What I want to accomplish is having multiple images per system for the carousel. For example, say I have three Mega Drive images, one using the default provided which depicts Sonic 1, another with Earthworm Jim, and one for Ecco the Dolphin. Then, each time ES boots, it would randomize between one of those images. I would think, essentially, there would just need to be some code there to have it pick a random image from a folder with the corresponding system name, but that's a blind guess from a non-coder.
Anyone know if it would be possible to modify the theme to be able to accomplish this, or be able to point me in the right direction to figure the code out?
@sad_muso and @AdamBeGood
Most of the development of this theme as been moved other to this thread: https://retropie.org.uk/forum/topic/9211/new-comic-book-theme
I have a fork of it and development has been on and off. It can be found here: https://github.com/Zenjir0/es-theme-ComicBook
To answer your question @sad_muso, no there is no 1080p version. This is due to limitations of the RaspberryPi 1 and 2. Namely the file size of the background image needs to be below 512kb. I also do not have all of the original art assets that was originally used to render the images. Making the only way to get 1080p versions of the old backgrounds would be by upscaling them using a tool like waifu2x or A.I. Gigapixel.
I do recommend using this version of emulationstation on Windows to get the best experience with this theme.
@jdrassa I totally forgot what you said about ciuploadtool, I spent so much time trying to configure appveyor using the GUI but it never successfully ran the install and build scripts, so I gave up and just pushed the config file to my repository but I will remove it.
@ruckage I've made a post on this forum with the link because I think this feature need more input : link
Thanks for the kind comments. I'm on the home straight now, coin door to texture and fit, loom to sort out for the buttons on the coin door. The coin door I have pictured above was my first attempt. I had sprayed it outside on one of the very warm days and left it to cure in the sun. I returned half an hour later to find it had warped. I couldn't save it. So it was approximately 30 hours give or take on the 3d printer, assembly (3 parts) allowing adhesive to set for 24 hours, filler primer, sanding and more primer. Now its waiting for a coat of black bumper texture spray and then I can fit it and install the buttons and USB sockets and make a loom to attach to the Picade X HAT.
I still have to adjust the pots on the yoke as its off centre. A bit of fiddling with settings in advmame for the analog controls and we're good to go. If anyone has good tested settings for a yoke on advmame 3.9, I'd like to try them. I think I'm there but could fiddle with settings forever, a pointer in the right direction is all I'm looking for. Deliberately avoiding powering it up as its hard to resist the temptation to play!
@Imgema said in Updated EmulationStation for Windows:
I'm using this build https://github.com/fabricecaruso/EmulationStation
I see - I think @f-caruso said they're not going to support it here anymore, and use Discord to contact them. Look into their posts, you may be able to find the link.
@PlayingKarrde I have it set up, I just can't figure out how to properly call the Favorites and Last Played menus. I'm kind of fumbling around in the dark with Qt, but it is 90% functional. I'm sure you could probably recreate it, but if you would like what I've done, you are welcome to it.
@MisterB said in Retropie Installation on Ubuntu Server x64 18.04.1:
As @movisman mentioned, I now have an updated script for 20.04 that is available for testing, and it also includes many of his improvements. It's in a new branch found here: https://github.com/MizterB/RetroPie-Setup-Ubuntu/tree/LTS-20.04
A list of changes is in the README, and it seems to be working OK in a 20.04 server virtual machine that I am developing against. If others would like to test it out and provide feedback I would appreciate it! Testing of this new version against physical installs of both 20.04 and 18.04 would be helpful. Thanks!
I believe that this line needs to be updated in your README.md:
chmod +x ./retropie_setup_ubuntu.sh
sudo chmod +x ./retropie_setup_ubuntu.sh
If I don't run it as sudo I get an error.