@Unknown It will not disable them, the emulator can read both zip and 7z compressed files. If you have scraped the games already you could run into a problem with emulationstation looking for whatever-your-game-is-named.ngp instead of whatever-your-game-is-named.zip (or .7z) which can be solved by rescraping or editing the gamelist.xml for neo geo pocket.
[edit: realized I worded the first sentence very poorly...]
Hey thanks for your help, I actually have solved the problem via first installing raspbian then retropie following the video below after installing with NOObs and now I everything works as intended.
Still have no idea why the boot didn't work for me but at this point I am more interested in relaxing and playing some lovely 8bit games on my Picade. May be I can bump this later on when my curiosity kicks back in.
@retroven As recommended have a look at the docs, but here is a couple of quick answers
Most popular emulators are already installed and will show up automatically when you add roms. Optional emulators can be installed from retropie-setup if needed but for that you will need the docs
Adding artwork is easiest using a scraper such as skyscraper https://retropie.org.uk/docs/Scraper/#lars-muldjords-skyscraper
Not sure but probably. I haven't updated on my pi as it is all set up and working great
The auto-USB copy function has historically only copied NEW files from USB to Pi. It would go through the files on the USB stick and copy over anything that wasn't already on the Pi. You don't lose anything on the pi.
Thanks for the quick response. I'll try the autostart and login.
I don't have any custom tags...I just want to make sure that the redone videos aren't overwritten by the original videos. I'm not too worried about the favorite/playcount/etc stuff right now. I just want to get this all up and running. I ordered a replacement SANWA JLF-TP-8YT-SK joystick to swap into my controller. The stock stick is not very accurate, but I got it super-cheap and couldn't pass it up.
Turns out it was my charger all along . Here is what I ended up doing.
From my Pi3 I run a DC Barrel Jack to Micro-USB B Male Connector (http://a.co/d/4yVdU3c) . Then from the barrel jack I have a normal power supply (http://a.co/d/7j0vMr3) . No voltage issues at all and everything seems fine.
Assuming your controller has enough buttons to support all of the N64 buttons, all of those buttons are available by default if you configured all of the buttons on your controller during the initial gamepad detection. If you need to reconfigure it I recommend resetting your controller configuration in the Retropie system menu->Retropie Setup so that it prompts you again.
I just wanted a retro machine to play some games and now it's backfiring on me and I'm out of a lot of money
We see problems like this come up a lot with pre-made RetroPie setups found on places like EBay and Amazon. Unfortunately, the machines shipped out are usually just hanging by a thread of functionality due to the seller's lack of care/knowledge. As a result, we are unable to support these particular setups. RetroPie is actually free and runs on very inexpensive hardware. It's really important that you set the system up yourself so that you'll be more intimately acquainted with the components and better understand what may have gone wrong as problems arise. The good news is that, despite being initially scammed by an unscrupulous seller, you now own all the components necessary to begin fresh with a clean install of your own making. Should choose to do so, all the information you'll need is laid out here.