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PC Engine and FDS help

  • can't seem to get either system working. I have followed the github instructions to the letter and yet nothing.

    I can get to the syscard screen for PC Engine CD but then, load failed!

    for FDS, it seems to try to load but all I get is a black screen.

  • @tobas
    What is the md5sum or CRC32 of your /home/pi/RetroPie/BIOS/syscard3.pce

    md5sum /home/pi/RetroPie/BIOS/syscard3.pce
    crc32 /home/pi/RetroPie/BIOS/syscard3.pce

    As for /home/pi/RetroPie/BIOS/ is what I have:
    md5sum = ca30b50f880eb660a320674ed365ef7a
    CRC32 = 5e607dcf

    If those above md5sum and crc32 commands don't work, you can install them by typing:

    sudo apt-get install libarchive-zip-perl

  • how do I check the md5sum or crc?

  • For the fds, try downoading a rom from another site. Even if they work on something else. Also try both emulators. Lr-fceumm and lr-nestopia.

  • I've downloaded the disksys rom from two or three different places and so far nothing. the weird thing is that the disk.rom included in my image goes to a black screen instead of just kicking me back to the menu, but the other FDS bios I download are .bin files, and even when I rename them to disksys.rom, it doesn't even attempt to load the game

  • @tobas

    how do I check the md5sum or crc?

    To check the PC Engine BIOS md5sum, you type this from the command line:

    md5sum /home/pi/RetroPie/BIOS/syscard3.pce

    To check the crc32 type:

    crc32 /home/pi/RetroPie/BIOS/syscard3.pce

    To check the FDS BIOS md5sum type:

    md5sum /home/pi/RetroPie/BIOS/disksys.rom

    To check the crc32 type:

    crc32 /home/pi/RetroPie/BIOS/disksys.rom

  • oh cool thanks

  • @tobas im talking about downloading the game roms. If the game roms dont have headers they wont work on the pi.

  • my images are iso + cue files, and I think they have to be bin + cue, can you confirm?

  • @edmaul69 oooh okay

  • @tobas also you can use cue and iso. What you need to do is open up the cue file You need to make sure what it says in that file shows the correct iso file name. It has to match the iso including caps and lowercase. Even on the file extension. So for example if the iso file is called

    BoNkS aDVeNtUrE.iSo

    You need to make sure inside the cue file it says

    BoNkS aDVeNtUrE.iSo

    If it says

    Bonks Adventure.iso

    It wont work.

  • @edmaul69 oh that's really good info! I think it's possible that by converted bin + cue are the real problem

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