@eg500 happens to me sometimes too. I think it has to do with losing your connection to the forum between starting the message and when you send it. Switching to another app, or even just shutting off my phone screen, will cause it to lose connection. When it happens I usually copy my message text to the clipboard & refresh the page, or if that still doesn't work, open a new window & navigate back to where I was. Then I can paste the message in & send it with no interruption.
I don't think super glue would work because if it heats up anything over "kinda hot" it melts and starts to smell awful. Another bad glue to use is that stuff you use on fake fingernails. Smells bad without any heat or anything. It has toxic fumes. I once tried to attach a fan to a motor shaft with it. I turned the fan on and it started to blow a cloud of basically poison into the air. It was like hitting a wall. I started coughing, my lungs were burning, my eyes were watering, the whole nine yards. So yeah. If you need to fix your Pi with glue, hot glue is the way the go.
Finally got it working, I Had a backup of an older image I kept. Retropie 4.4.1
So I will need to check which version of reicast it is, also do you know if I choose to update the retropie script and update the OS and other emulators BESIDES reicast…. it should not effect reicast at all?
Thanks for the link to older version.. will have that as backup plan if need to.
@mediamogul That sorted the Channel F (with a bit of tweaking), cheers.
The Astrocade I'd already fixed, and it works fine for every game I've tried EXCEPT Space Fortress (unfortunately the best game on the system), which used to run fine but now goes at about 1fps. I tried using your .RC file instead, but the exact same thing happened.
The really freaky one is the Arcadia, though. I can get it to run no problem, right up to the point where I start any game, at which point it plays them by itself. No matter how I set the controls, the player ship will just lurch around, moving and shooting (or whatever) all on its own, regardless of whether I touch the controls or not.
But here's the REALLY wacky part.
If I boot up Pleiades on the Arcadia, it plays through the first three stages by itself. It's pretty good - it clears them all. So I wondered if I'd (somehow) recorded and then played back a previous game. But THEN, and only then, it gives me back control for the last stage (the one where you steer onto an airstrip dodging the parked ships). Keyboard and joystick both control the ship perfectly.
Once I've steered to the target and completed the stage, the Pi takes over and plays by itself again.
I think I found another solution--I had the same problem. I converted the videos using Handbrake on its normal preset, and now they run fine with both sound and video. They run best using the OMX Player. I only converted about 70 videos, but they all show the previews correctly now.
Something like this happened before with the videos from Stephen Selph's scraper, so I just thought I would try it and it worked!
I've done some tests recently and it seems the video_threaded = true setting is causing the black video in RetroArch.
If you're willing to give it a try, modify the setting in /opt/retropie/configs/all/retroarch.cfg or through the Advanced configuration editor and
put back gl as video driver
disable the threaded_video setting.
After the configuration is modified, you can test again any libretro ROMs/Games - no restart/reboot required.