@aaronc75 Could you provide more information about how you have setup Skyscraper? That path to the media looks strange. It seems you have relative paths turned on, but I don't understand why it says ./downloaded_images as the media path.
What are the permissions of the ./downloaded_images folder itself?
What exactly 'not working' means ? EmulationStation doesn't start ? Games aren't working ? Installation is not completing ?
Please add more details about your setup, including the Ubuntu version and hardware details.
I'll stick with a permanent preference for the PS2 version.
It's a game from 2000, yet the Graphics are The Tip of Everest!
Too bad PS2 Emulation is a train-wreck that's yet to be cleared up.
@barbudreadmon Fighting Layer runs at over 50FPS in Mame 2010 and is very much playable. I didn't even test frameskip. It is about about 15FPS slower in Mame 2016.
Perhaps I need to check out Mame 2003+ for system 11 and 12 compatability. Further to my previous experiments with System 246/256 (PS2) my understanding is that no version of Mame currently supports these.
I've just read this on the mamedev wiki... "The original controller for 720 Degrees was a joystick that was hardware-limited to only travel along the outermost edges in a circle. The internal mechanism for reading this control was similar to a spinner except that it had the additional benefit of knowing which direction the joystick was pointing. Because this knowledge is an important aspect of the game, the current emulation of the controller maps an analog joystick to the underlying controls instead of a spinner." I've never heard of this before! That would be hard to emulate. So does this mean that the system doesn't recognise when the joystick is central, so you always have to be facing in a direction for the game to work? I'm guessing you would have to set the controls in mame to allow this, but you wouldn't need to configure it as a spinner. I'm pretty sure your left right up down system would work as normal.
Unfortunately, setting xboxdrv up in this way is a good bit more involved than just copying a few files. The documentation page is written to cover each and every little step, but it does require that you begin with a certain understanding of how to access and edit files remotely, as well as remotely execute commands. Even afterwards, you'll likely stumble around a fair amount before you have a working understanding of the whole thing.
If this hasn't scared you away yet, then my advice to you would be to not worry about the process as a whole and only concern yourself with the first few steps. If that works out for you, keep moving forward until you need help. Whenever you do need help, just come back here and I'll be happy to answer any questions that you might have.