It was due to bad dumps. I had bin files and a .zip romset solved the problem.
The control issue came from the 8bitdo controller. I connected it like a switch pro controller and everything is fine again.
I went further and replaced some of the original roms with dreamcast ports in order to use Redream. Really good perfs now !
@greenhawk84 Sorry currently my pc has broken down so i backed up Retropie and installed Raspbean so i could continue to work from the home office, so all i got left for gaming momentarily is my RPI0 which i turned into a Sega mini :-(
There are a few - glaring - errors in your configurations:
there is no /opt/openarena folder in a RetroPie installation, so your emulators.cfg files are wrong. You copied that from your previous installation, it's not compatible to the RetroPie installation, no wonder they don't work.
Reicast doesn't support Naomi/Atomiswave ROMs and there is no lr-reicast in RetroPie (it's the former name for lr-flycast).
If you have created custom folder for Naomi/Atomiswave ROMs, then you should install lr-flycast and then copy the emulators.cfg, from the dreamcast system to your new system configuration. Make sure you have a corresponding retroarch.cfg in each config folder, containing
Gotcha. That's essentially what I did, since I have my ROMs on a USB drive, I just copied those cfg files. I didnt realize the dingus that had created that previous installation changed the directory structure (yet another plus to abandoning it).
Well I'm on the right path now (get it?) to fix it. Thanks for the help, yet again.
@mitu I did a lot of reading around in those docs, but since I didn't require a user/pass for access I didn't know how much of that I should cut out of the line so I browsed forums until I found an example of someone doing what I was trying to.
Duly noted, though. Just another thing added to all the stuff I've learned about this stuff in the last couple months. After fixing that, Daphne works as well for me. I knew it was going to be some little minute detail. Thanks again, you're a lifesaver.
@sirhenrythe5th Any progress with this (HEX editor)?
I am facing the same exact issue with these two roms and I tried with the files generated with flycast on a PC and the result is the same (i.e. still freezing at start)...