Woah! Did EVERYONE already know how to boot Atari 800 carts directly from EmuStation?
@mediamogul Well, I've been launching stuff from the 800 cartridge menu literally all day...
Bizarrely, to try to avoid uninstalling I just tried deleting the atari800.cfg file from the 5200 config folder and replacing it with the one from the atari800 folder, while changing the autosave setting to 0. Now the keyboard works properly the FIRST time I try to launch a ROM, but freezes the SECOND and all subsequent times - the exact reverse of what happened before. Game still doesn't work, though.
The Atari800 emulator in general has my vote as being the most finicky to deal with in all of RetroPie.
Blimey, more so than Intellivision and Colecovision? :D
Blimey, more so than Intellivision and Colecovision?
Those can be a pain, but they seem to be relatively free of bugs.
Game still doesn't work, though.
Try reinstalling. It's likely you need a fresh copy.
@mediamogul That's a bold call. In my experience I'd say the INTV is worst of all. Near-incomprehensible control config and SO many games don't work. It's about 1 in 50 for most emus, more like 1 in 3 for the INTV.
In my experience I'd say the INTV is worst of all. Near-incomprehensible control config and SO many games don't work.
The controls are difficult just by nature of the system it's emulating. Playing an actual Intellivision felt a bit like operating a graphing calculator at times. As for the ROMs not working, you need to set a memory map config file for the one's that appear not to. It's all covered in the docs.
@mediamogul Ooh, excellent, ta.
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@spudsmctoole also try out the new intellivision emulator that was just recently added: lr-freeintv
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@mediamogul i need to look through some old pm’s on atariage. I havent done it yet but a programmer that has worked with some pi stuff told me how to add a header to all the 5200 roms and the emulator boots them the same as the atari 800 roms. Never once have to choose the bios.
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@spudsmctoole as a beta tester for many intv games and very knowledgeable with intv on the pi i can tell you every single intellivision game works on the pi with jzintv. If you have any questions feel free to ask. I can help you with the controls too.
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@mediamogul Reinstall did the trick, ta :)
Still can't figure what the heck to do with XEX files, mind you.