Colecovision has right bios but not showing in menu.
I know this has been asked before and I researched the topic and followed instructions to no avail. But the Colecovision emulator not showing in retropie menu.
RetroPie is v4.3
This is what I have done so far
Verified the bios is installed in bio folder: coleco.rom
Installed roms with correct file name: .col
Restarted emuliation station.
Made sure parsing is off
Couple things, the retropie web manager keeps telling me that i'm missing a bios for colecovision. Yet i see the bios in the list of loaded bios.
when I ssh in i noticed i don't have a /RetroPie/BIOS/machines folder, is that normal?
Any help is appreciated.
I also verified that the bios in the BIOS folder has the right md5sum and they match.
When I go to the rom folder in the web manager I get this error
*This system requires one or more bios file that are missing from your installation:
Yet when I check the bios folder it shows that bios file in the list of loaded bios.
So not sure whats up.
@raulitob Did you install the emulator(s) for Coleco games ? Bios files come into play when you try to launch the game, so the system not showing up in Emulationstation is not something related to the bios files.
raulitob last edited by raulitob
@mitu I installed the emulator through the retropie web interface.
The bios are installed and showing in the BIOS folder on the web interface.
When I navigate to the Roms folder in the web interface it tells me that it needs the coleco.rom even tho it shows in the BIOS folder in the web interface.
The emulator does not show up in the retropie menu with the other emulators installed.
I just read somewhere that the bios file needs to be in all CAPS so i want to do that but when i SSH into my pie and go to RetroPIe/BIOS/ I don't see a machines folder.
Any idea where else they could be at?
@raulitob If the folder does not exit, you'll have to create it and copy the files there. But this is not why your ROMs don't show up. What web interface are you using ?
@mitu The built in web interface. Retropie was already preinstalled and my other emulators work fine.
So those BIOS have to be somewhere.
raulitob last edited by raulitob
pi@retropie:~/RetroPie $ ls -al
drwxr-xr-x 6 pi pi 4096 Sep 21 13:26 .
drwxr-xr-x 17 pi pi 4096 Mar 10 20:29 ..
drwxr-xr-x 5 pi pi 4096 Sep 21 13:26 BIOS
drwxr-xr-x 3 pi pi 4096 Oct 4 06:24 retropiemenu
drwxr-xr-x 39 pi pi 4096 Mar 10 17:25 roms
drwxr-xr-x 3 pi pi 4096 Jan 20 20:14 splashscreens
pi@retropie:~/RetroPie $ cd BIOS
pi@retropie:~/RetroPie/BIOS $ ls -al
drwxr-xr-x 5 pi pi 4096 Sep 21 13:26 .
drwxr-xr-x 6 pi pi 4096 Sep 21 13:26 ..
-rw-r--r-- 1 pi pi 8192 Jan 21 19:50 fast.bin
drwxr-xr-x 3 pi pi 4096 Sep 21 13:24 fba
drwxr-xr-x 3 pi pi 4096 Sep 21 13:25 mame2003
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1009534 Jan 21 19:49 NstDatabase.xml
drwxr-xr-x 2 pi pi 4096 Sep 21 13:24 palettes
-rw-r--r-- 1 pi pi 8192 Jan 21 19:50 skip.bin
-rw-r--r-- 1 pi pi 8192 Jan 21 19:50 system.bin
See no machines folder. weird.
The built in web interface
There is no default web interface that comes with the RetroPie image. Are you sure you're using a RetroPie image and not a 3rd party image ?
edmaul69 last edited by edmaul69
@raulitob Retropie manager sucks. It cockblocks you. I use winscp. I use coolcv for coleco as its the best emu for coleco and i dont even have a coleco bios in my bios folder anywhere and it plays fine. Im not sure if it looks for the one in the mame-advmame config folder or not.
@raulitob Check if you have a custom
/home/pi/.emulationstation/and rename it, then restart Emulationstation. If you have the right ROMs in
/home/pi/RetroPie/roms/coleco, then the system should show up in Emulationstation.
There is another - actively maintained - web manager for RetroPie, you should check out Webtropie.