Tested IMP on a clean install of latest RetroPie 4.8 on a Pi4.
Everything worked fine, but the Audio was Choppy when using the Music Over Game setting.
It looked like both mpg123 + RetroArch were using/0verworking ALSA.
I was able to resolve the choppiness by changing the Audio Driver in RetroArch from ALSA to SDL2.
...create launching images that would display the control scheme for every game (but that's way more effort than I really feel like going through).
That's exactly what I did for Arcade titles (with a copy of PhotoShop and a PC), but it's a big time investment. I did about ten/fifteen "major" games and then figured I'd get to the rest eventually.
I'm able to "re-use" some work for games that have the same controls. (e.g. Pac-Man and Ms.Pac-Man both use the "no buttons required" image) I also tried to make the button naming generic so that I can re-use images. If the buttons for "shoot" and "jump" are in the same place then I re-use the image. So far I've done early arcade titles which simpler control schemes.
Just a heads up for people who are using a vertical screen setup through the Pi. This, unfortunately, broke the code and defaulted my screen to horizontal. I'd recommend backing up first before attempting this. There could be a way to revert the changes through the code, but for my case I'm just going to look up other alternatives.
Thank you for these. Any chance you can upload them without game images on the screens? I also noticed several missing systems due to "no emulation, no theme" and I was wondering if they are a work in progress still or if this is all done?
Hey guys, yes I like that one too thanks @Stuart2773 but it sounds too much like the snes classic menu as I have the original on my Nintendo build already. I do like the one @Clyde posted but only like the start of it, I might have a play and crop and loop before it all starts going crazy haha.
@mitu Ok, now i just heard that i did have sound on my previews, even when i select games! It is just veeeeery low. The screensaver sound is still on the right volume level, so do not know why they differ, but i vill try to investigate.
that's curious now.
I just altered the bluetooth connection method to "boot" (instead of background), and the nes30 pad always immediatly reconnects after pressing the power button.
I don't even have to wait a few seconds...
I'm pretty sure I tried that mode the first time as well... with very different result.
anyhow, still don't know how to figure out which firmware version is inside my 8Bitdo gamepad.
@anassassinsblade that's just a video splash. They either disabled the ES splash or just changed it so it was a more seamless transition between the retropie boot splash and the ES splash. It's just a hack.