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Emulation station bugged after most recent update



  • FBA, NES, and N64 are not showing my video previews when its worked for months now.... i did a binary updated, before that i havent updated for two months. emulation station also hangs on loading screen for about 15 minutes, when before it would only take 5.

    Here is my emulationstation debug

    pi@retropie:~ $ /opt/retropie/supplementary/emulationstation/emulationstation --debug
    lvl2: EmulationStation - v2.6.2rp, built Aug 31 2017 - 18:22:40
    lvl2: Creating surface...
    lvl2: Created window successfully.
    lvl2: Added known joystick PowerA Xbox One wired controller (instance ID: 0, device index: 0)
    lvl2: Checking available OpenGL extensions...
    lvl2: ARB_texture_non_power_of_two: MISSING
    lvl2: Loading system config file /home/pi/.emulationstation/es_systems.cfg...
    lvl2: Parsing XML file "/home/pi/.emulationstation/gamelists/amstradcpc/gamelist.xml"...
    lvl1: Warning from theme "/etc/emulationstation/themes/ComicBook/amstradcpc/theme.xml"
    (from included file "/etc/emulationstation/themes/ComicBook/amstradcpc/../comic_book.xml")
    could not find file ""
    lvl1: System "amstradcpc" has no games! Ignoring it.
    lvl2: Parsing XML file "/home/pi/.emulationstation/gamelists/arcade/gamelist.xml"...
    lvl1: Warning from theme "/etc/emulationstation/themes/ComicBook/arcade/theme.xml"
    (from included file "/etc/emulationstation/themes/ComicBook/arcade/../comic_book.xml")
    could not find file ""
    lvl1: System "arcade" has no games! Ignoring it.
    lvl2: Parsing XML file "/home/pi/.emulationstation/gamelists/atari2600/gamelist.xml"...
    lvl1: Warning from theme "/etc/emulationstation/themes/ComicBook/atari2600/theme.xml"
    (from included file "/etc/emulationstation/themes/ComicBook/atari2600/../comic_book.xml")
    could not find file ""
    lvl1: System "atari2600" has no games! Ignoring it.
    lvl2: Parsing XML file "/home/pi/.emulationstation/gamelists/atari7800/gamelist.xml"...
    lvl1: Warning from theme "/etc/emulationstation/themes/ComicBook/atari7800/theme.xml"
    (from included file "/etc/emulationstation/themes/ComicBook/atari7800/../comic_book.xml")
    could not find file ""
    lvl1: System "atari7800" has no games! Ignoring it.
    lvl2: Parsing XML file "/home/pi/.emulationstation/gamelists/atarilynx/gamelist.xml"...
    lvl1: Warning from theme "/etc/emulationstation/themes/ComicBook/atarilynx/theme.xml"
    (from included file "/etc/emulationstation/themes/ComicBook/atarilynx/../comic_book.xml")
    could not find file ""
    lvl1: System "atarilynx" has no games! Ignoring it.
    lvl2: Parsing XML file "/home/pi/RetroPie/roms/fba/gamelist.xml"...
    lvl1: Warning from theme "/etc/emulationstation/themes/ComicBook/fba/theme.xml"
    (from included file "/etc/emulationstation/themes/ComicBook/fba/../comic_book.xml")
    could not find file ""
    lvl2: Parsing XML file "/home/pi/.emulationstation/gamelists/fds/gamelist.xml"...
    lvl1: Warning from theme "/etc/emulationstation/themes/ComicBook/fds/theme.xml"
    (from included file "/etc/emulationstation/themes/ComicBook/fds/../comic_book.xml")
    could not find file ""
    lvl1: System "fds" has no games! Ignoring it.
    lvl2: Parsing XML file "/home/pi/RetroPie/roms/gamegear/gamelist.xml"...
    lvl1: Warning from theme "/etc/emulationstation/themes/ComicBook/gamegear/theme.xml"
    (from included file "/etc/emulationstation/themes/ComicBook/gamegear/../comic_book.xml")
    could not find file ""
    lvl2: Parsing XML file "/home/pi/.emulationstation/gamelists/gb/gamelist.xml"...
    lvl1: Warning from theme "/etc/emulationstation/themes/ComicBook/gb/theme.xml"
    (from included file "/etc/emulationstation/themes/ComicBook/gb/../comic_book.xml")
    could not find file ""
    lvl1: System "gb" has no games! Ignoring it.
    lvl2: Parsing XML file "/home/pi/RetroPie/roms/gba/gamelist.xml"...
    lvl1: Warning from theme "/etc/emulationstation/themes/ComicBook/gba/theme.xml"
    (from included file "/etc/emulationstation/themes/ComicBook/gba/../comic_book.xml")
    could not find file ""
    lvl2: Parsing XML file "/home/pi/RetroPie/roms/gbc/gamelist.xml"...
    lvl1: Warning from theme "/etc/emulationstation/themes/ComicBook/gbc/theme.xml"
    (from included file "/etc/emulationstation/themes/ComicBook/gbc/../comic_book.xml")
    could not find file ""
    lvl2: Parsing XML file "/home/pi/.emulationstation/gamelists/mame-libretro/gamelist.xml"...
    lvl1: Warning from theme "/etc/emulationstation/themes/ComicBook/mame/theme.xml"
    (from included file "/etc/emulationstation/themes/ComicBook/mame/../comic_book.xml")
    could not find file ""
    lvl1: System "mame-libretro" has no games! Ignoring it.
    lvl2: Parsing XML file "/home/pi/.emulationstation/gamelists/mame-mame4all/gamelist.xml"...
    lvl1: Warning from theme "/etc/emulationstation/themes/ComicBook/mame/theme.xml"
    (from included file "/etc/emulationstation/themes/ComicBook/mame/../comic_book.xml")
    could not find file ""
    lvl1: System "mame-mame4all" has no games! Ignoring it.
    lvl2: Parsing XML file "/home/pi/.emulationstation/gamelists/mastersystem/gamelist.xml"...
    lvl1: Warning from theme "/etc/emulationstation/themes/ComicBook/mastersystem/theme.xml"
    (from included file "/etc/emulationstation/themes/ComicBook/mastersystem/../comic_book.xml")
    could not find file ""
    lvl1: System "mastersystem" has no games! Ignoring it.
    lvl2: Parsing XML file "/home/pi/RetroPie/roms/megadrive/gamelist.xml"...
    lvl1: Warning from theme "/etc/emulationstation/themes/ComicBook/megadrive/theme.xml"
    (from included file "/etc/emulationstation/themes/ComicBook/megadrive/../comic_book.xml")
    could not find file ""
    lvl2: Parsing XML file "/home/pi/.emulationstation/gamelists/msx/gamelist.xml"...
    lvl1: Warning from theme "/etc/emulationstation/themes/ComicBook/msx/theme.xml"
    (from included file "/etc/emulationstation/themes/ComicBook/msx/../comic_book.xml")
    could not find file ""
    lvl1: System "msx" has no games! Ignoring it.
    lvl2: Parsing XML file "/home/pi/RetroPie/roms/n64/gamelist.xml"...
    lvl1: Warning from theme "/etc/emulationstation/themes/ComicBook/n64/theme.xml"
    (from included file "/etc/emulationstation/themes/ComicBook/n64/../comic_book.xml")
    could not find file ""
    lvl2: Parsing XML file "/home/pi/.emulationstation/gamelists/neogeo/gamelist.xml"...
    lvl1: Warning from theme "/etc/emulationstation/themes/ComicBook/neogeo/theme.xml"
    (from included file "/etc/emulationstation/themes/ComicBook/neogeo/../comic_book.xml")
    could not find file ""
    lvl1: System "neogeo" has no games! Ignoring it.
    lvl2: Parsing XML file "/home/pi/RetroPie/roms/nes/gamelist.xml"...
    lvl1: Warning from theme "/etc/emulationstation/themes/ComicBook/nes/theme.xml"
    (from included file "/etc/emulationstation/themes/ComicBook/nes/../comic_book.xml")
    could not find file ""
    lvl2: Parsing XML file "/home/pi/.emulationstation/gamelists/ngp/gamelist.xml"...
    lvl1: Warning from theme "/etc/emulationstation/themes/ComicBook/ngp/theme.xml"
    (from included file "/etc/emulationstation/themes/ComicBook/ngp/../comic_book.xml")
    could not find file ""
    lvl1: System "ngp" has no games! Ignoring it.
    lvl2: Parsing XML file "/home/pi/.emulationstation/gamelists/ngpc/gamelist.xml"...
    lvl1: Warning from theme "/etc/emulationstation/themes/ComicBook/ngpc/theme.xml"
    (from included file "/etc/emulationstation/themes/ComicBook/ngpc/../comic_book.xml")
    could not find file ""
    lvl1: System "ngpc" has no games! Ignoring it.
    lvl2: Parsing XML file "/home/pi/.emulationstation/gamelists/pcengine/gamelist.xml"...
    lvl1: Warning from theme "/etc/emulationstation/themes/ComicBook/pcengine/theme.xml"
    (from included file "/etc/emulationstation/themes/ComicBook/pcengine/../comic_book.xml")
    could not find file ""
    lvl1: System "pcengine" has no games! Ignoring it.
    lvl2: Parsing XML file "/home/pi/RetroPie/roms/psp/gamelist.xml"...
    lvl1: Warning from theme "/etc/emulationstation/themes/ComicBook/psp/theme.xml"
    (from included file "/etc/emulationstation/themes/ComicBook/psp/../comic_book.xml")
    could not find file ""
    lvl2: Parsing XML file "/home/pi/RetroPie/roms/psx/gamelist.xml"...
    lvl1: Warning from theme "/etc/emulationstation/themes/ComicBook/psx/theme.xml"
    (from included file "/etc/emulationstation/themes/ComicBook/psx/../comic_book.xml")
    could not find file ""
    lvl2: Parsing XML file "/home/pi/.emulationstation/gamelists/retropie/gamelist.xml"...
    lvl1: Warning from theme "/etc/emulationstation/themes/ComicBook/retropie/theme.xml"
    (from included file "/etc/emulationstation/themes/ComicBook/retropie/../retropiemenu.xml")
    could not find file ""
    lvl2: Parsing XML file "/home/pi/RetroPie/roms/sega32x/gamelist.xml"...
    lvl1: Warning from theme "/etc/emulationstation/themes/ComicBook/sega32x/theme.xml"
    (from included file "/etc/emulationstation/themes/ComicBook/sega32x/../comic_book.xml")
    could not find file ""
    lvl2: Parsing XML file "/home/pi/.emulationstation/gamelists/segacd/gamelist.xml"...
    lvl1: Warning from theme "/etc/emulationstation/themes/ComicBook/segacd/theme.xml"
    (from included file "/etc/emulationstation/themes/ComicBook/segacd/../comic_book.xml")
    could not find file ""
    lvl1: System "segacd" has no games! Ignoring it.
    lvl2: Parsing XML file "/home/pi/.emulationstation/gamelists/sg-1000/gamelist.xml"...
    lvl1: Warning from theme "/etc/emulationstation/themes/ComicBook/sg-1000/theme.xml"
    (from included file "/etc/emulationstation/themes/ComicBook/sg-1000/../comic_book.xml")
    could not find file ""
    lvl1: System "sg-1000" has no games! Ignoring it.
    lvl2: Parsing XML file "/home/pi/RetroPie/roms/snes/gamelist.xml"...
    lvl1: Warning from theme "/etc/emulationstation/themes/ComicBook/snes/theme.xml"
    (from included file "/etc/emulationstation/themes/ComicBook/snes/../comic_book.xml")
    could not find file ""
    lvl2: Parsing XML file "/home/pi/.emulationstation/gamelists/vectrex/gamelist.xml"...
    lvl1: Warning from theme "/etc/emulationstation/themes/ComicBook/vectrex/theme.xml"
    (from included file "/etc/emulationstation/themes/ComicBook/vectrex/../comic_book.xml")
    could not find file ""
    lvl1: System "vectrex" has no games! Ignoring it.
    lvl2: Parsing XML file "/home/pi/.emulationstation/gamelists/zxspectrum/gamelist.xml"...
    lvl1: Warning from theme "/etc/emulationstation/themes/ComicBook/zxspectrum/theme.xml"
    (from included file "/etc/emulationstation/themes/ComicBook/zxspectrum/../comic_book.xml")
    could not find file ""
    lvl1: System "zxspectrum" has no games! Ignoring it.
    lvl1: Unknown platform for system "steam" (platform "steam" from list "steam")
    lvl1: Warning from theme "/etc/emulationstation/themes/ComicBook/steam/theme.xml"
    (from included file "/etc/emulationstation/themes/ComicBook/steam/../comic_book.xml")
    could not find file ""
    lvl1: Unknown platform for system "kodi" (platform "kodi" from list "kodi")
    lvl1: Warning from theme "/etc/emulationstation/themes/ComicBook/kodi/theme.xml"
    (from included file "/etc/emulationstation/themes/ComicBook/kodi/../comic_book.xml")
    could not find file ""
    lvl1: Warning from theme "/etc/emulationstation/themes/ComicBook/ports/theme.xml"
    (from included file "/etc/emulationstation/themes/ComicBook/ports/../comic_book.xml")
    could not find file ""
    lvl1: Warning from theme "/etc/emulationstation/themes/ComicBook/auto-allgames/theme.xml"
    (from included file "/etc/emulationstation/themes/ComicBook/auto-allgames/../comic_book.xml")
    could not find file ""
    lvl1: Warning from theme "/etc/emulationstation/themes/ComicBook/auto-favorites/theme.xml"
    (from included file "/etc/emulationstation/themes/ComicBook/auto-favorites/../comic_book.xml")
    could not find file ""
    lvl1: Warning from theme "/etc/emulationstation/themes/ComicBook/auto-lastplayed/theme.xml"
    (from included file "/etc/emulationstation/themes/ComicBook/auto-lastplayed/../comic_book.xml")
    could not find file ""
    lvl1: Warning from theme "/etc/emulationstation/themes/ComicBook/custom-collections/theme.xml"
    (from included file "/etc/emulationstation/themes/ComicBook/custom-collections/../comic_book.xml")
    could not find file ""
    lvl3: SystemView::getViewElements()
    !


  • Global Moderator

    @red2blue You didn't specify which version of RP are you using, but since the recent improvements in ES also added changes to themes, I suggest you also update the themes you have installed and try again.



  • @mitu rpi3, i updated themes as well. I tried multiple themes and they didnt work.



  • Version of ES ?? Oh its there in the first line of log :| Silly of me.

    Delete the theme and get it again from github. That should solve the problem.



  • @hex 2.6.2



  • See edits



  • @hex Regardless of Comic Book theme, im having problem with all themes.



  • Update, im updating "underlay kernal" as suggested in the Update all installed packages. will write back and let you know if it fixes error.

    (also, emulationstation is SUPER laggy atm, and not displaying certain emulators on emulator selection screen, just a white screen for said selection)



  • @pjft any suggestions?



  • So i took a look at my gamelists where video isnt working and.... all my <video> tags are gone on those emulators affected??? NO IDEA how this has happened, i havent touched my gamelists


  • Global Moderator

    @red2blue Updating the kernel has slight chances to fix ES. The problem comes from the theme/ES interaction.
    Same problem happens also with the default (Carbon) theme ?



  • @mitu never updated kernal until 1 hour ago :( i went thru the packages of each 4 categories to update, original theme i used was comic book when i did that... so weird..

    All fixed tho! Thank god it was something that simple.


  • Global Moderator

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  • Global Moderator

    @red2blue EmulationStation recently was updated with support for Collections - Favorites, Last played, All Games + custom collections. See https://retropie.org.uk/forum/topic/11321/theme-changes-attention-theme-makers-upcoming-game-collections-in-es
    Any theme that didn't support this new feature will probably show errors. The list of updated themes is at https://retropie.org.uk/forum/topic/11477/es-themes-ready-for-favorite-all-games-recently-played-and-custom-collections



  • Okay figured out whats editing my game lists to take off video...

    When i switch themes it removed all videos.



  • @red2blue what's removing the video tags from your gamelists?



  • @pjft idk i changed it to NES-Mini and it removed the FBA Alpha Video tags. and removed some data from my Megadrive gamelist.



  • i think i figured it out??? Save Metadata on exit was turned off.. i never touched it tho... would that be the issue?



  • How are you getting the metadata into it, namely the videos? What scraper are you using?



  • @pjft i scraped all my things months ago and everything was working perfectly until i updated from 2 months worth of updates...

    I used screenscraper but that shouldnt matter, like i mentioned earlier, Everything was working correctly.



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