@dontarrestme I don't know what the other emulators use off the top of my head but N64 uses 320x240 resolution by default. If you use the -highres plugins it makes the screen look a lot sharper. I only play my games on my 46 inch TV and it looks fine to me for how large the image is stretched compared to old crt TV's
@delirium_cordia RetroPie (and the Raspberry PI and other SBCs) are all about tinkering and learning new things. No need to rush things if you're not in a hurry - ask away in the forums if you cannot find the answer in the Docs.
Mostly not at 4:3 or 5:4, as I said, because they haven't been manufactured in bulk in almost a decade. It is actively hard to find a brand new 4:3 or 5:4 LCD panel. 99% of new monitors are 16:9 or 16:10.
Switched back to VGA and uncommented 'hdmi_force_hotplug=1' and it seems to be working great! We will see how the sound is when I hook up the amp and speakers, thanks everyone for the advice! Really appreciate it!
@dsstrainer Thanks for sharing your find. I just tested it and it works fine, but only if the file is created (by touch in your example) when ES is already running. ES seems to delete the file at start up, because it's actually meant for ES' restart option, as I understand it.
Thus, to use it as an everyday fail-safe in case ES crashes you'd have to find a way to create it automatically after ES has already started (edit: and to manually delete it if you want to shut down ES for good).
Just an addition to your advice, since you don't need it yourself anymore. :)