@mitu I was just messing around with all of this. I don't have a RP4 yet, but plan to get one. I just wanted to get familiar with the different gaming-centric OSes before I got mine. I'm running this on a laptop that's running Windows 10. I need the ability to have Windows 10 running while I play around with this RP and emu stuff for the time-being. Using VirtualBox gives me that ability. I checked the '3D Acceleration' checkbox and now RetroPie runs. However it's really slow and beyond the configuration menu, I don't see anything else. I've got a VM that only loads an SD card (no 'host' VM OS) of another gaming front-end and the speed of it is great. I'm guessing the slowness has to do with running a system in a system in a VM (or something like that). That's cool. I just wanted to see it.
@pjft i hear you but there must be a diferrence in the dev code
as 2.9.4 installed handles extensions ok
but dev not and its just the binary changed
I havent looked more into the ES dev as i have removed it when discovered the extension prob and needed to work on something else.
Latest weird thing happens now , is that video snaps dont play sound unless OMX HW is enabled. Videoscreensaver has no sound whatever i tried. I m using 2.9.3 at the moments as its the last ES that I can start the game from VSCR.
Im checking one at a time but everytime something fixed something else happens. I have latest OS updates, April FW
Ill post more. I ll put back 2.9.6 to do more testing on the sound things
PS i ll test more ES dev but that extensions prob displays rom counts and roms incorrectly
@yfzdude thank you for replying, I feel that I do have to research/find other methods of transferring ROMs to my Pi/RetroPie though than this flashdrive, because frankly I've had more flashdrives fail than MicroSDs! (blame the amount of moving parts I guess...).
Closing the thread on this. There is nothing wrong with the randomizer. While there was exactly one (1) "Little Computer People" video, there were ~100 variations of the game in the XML referencing the same video. So it's probably by design. It would seem that each game listed in XML with a valid video has the potential to play. Like throwing 100 tickets into a casino raffle drum... You're more likely to win.
Ideally each video found should act as 1 potential. Not a big problem, but since games with multiple variants that reference the same video are more likely to play, making things seem less random than they truly are.
Mystery solved after spending way too much time staring at random videos.
@YFZdude It is similar, it has also happened with games that don't have overlays, resetting works sometimes but not very often. sounds like I'll be just waiting for a update. Thanks for your Time
This stopped happening to me when I updated retropie setup to it's latest version "X.X.7" forgot the number but after you are on that version only use retroarch from BINARY and open retroarch in retropie setup.. make sure it is on version 1.8.8 and you shouldn't get this issue anymore.