Playstation wont show up on Retropie HELP
i cant seem to get ps1 games to show up at all, I'm sure its me just doing something wrong,,, I haven't had any issues with the rest of the emulators please help, ive unzipped the roms, ive even tried them being zipped and still nothing ive even drooped the bios in the bios folder ive put the ps1 roms in the psx folder but I cant get the playstation emulator to show up... and yes ive reset the pi, please help
@lovelorn88 ok couple things. Did you install lr-pcsx-rearmed? Do you have a .cue file with the .bin or .iso file? The .cue file is what emulationstation looks for. If yes and yes then you need to see if you have an es_systems.cfg located in /opt/retropie/configs/all/emulationstation/ . If you do either delete it or copy the psx section from /etc/emulationstation/es_systems.cfg
@edmaul69 heeey! So i literally just got it to show up! Only one game though. Crash Bandicoot.. in the psx folder i put in the 'bin' and the 'cue' files. Both of them... it wouldn't work with just one or the other. Had to be both... any ideas? But HEY so far ive got it doing something ☺😊
@lovelorn88 the cue file tells the emulator the bin file and the music tracks. You always need the .cue file unless you are playing .chd sega cd games or .pbp (psp psx eboots) for playstation. If you want to save space and hassle look for psx eboots instead of bin/cue files.
You need the BIN and CUE files in the same directory which is why you finally got a game to show up.
It will also read PBP files (Playstation converted files for PSP).
Also - if you use multidisc gams it will also read M3U file types.
@edmaul69 thanks for your response, I'm new to the pi, so this part was a headache thank you! so let me see if I understand, if I'm using a file that has bin or cue I need to put BOTH files in the psx folder?
@lovelorn88 yes. Always. Thats how it always is. Not just on the pi.
Here's an example of my PSX directory.
@classicgmr THANK YOU!
@classicgmr so the ps1 games HAVE to be unzipped correct? I noticed all the other systems on retropie don't, its hard to tell what kinda ps1 room I'm downloading until its already downloaded, like with re3 I couldn't bring it up, it wasn't a cue or bin file, some other kinda name seems to be random
@lovelorn88 Correct. Uncompressed.
@classicgmr for example i downloaded Tomb Raider and got 1 cue file with a tone of 'music track' files. I dont understand that
@lovelorn88 From the PSX page:
This can be easly achieved with ISOBuster (free edition) with the following procedure:
- Run ISOBuster
- Open Image File and select the .cue file of a game with multi-bin files.
- Right-Click on "CD" (the top one on tree-structure) then select Extract CD and select RAW (.bin .iso)
- Now select a path where to save the file, change from the dropdown .iso to .bin
- Rename your file and add .bin at the end of the name.
- Save the file, and you are promped to save a new cue file.
- Now you have a multi-bin game with .cue file, packed in a single .bin file plus a new .cue file.
Multiple BIN files must be "condensed" back into a single file.
I personally use Daemon Tools Lite to mount the game and IMGBurn to create the new files.
@classicgmr wow. Lol. Alright thanks. ALOT of stuff but im sure well worth it... I'll definitely need to back up all my work on the pi
@lovelorn88 I learned quickly to back up everything after a change. Until I finally got it stabilized I backed up every hour or two until I finished.
Here's another site that said the same thing only in easier terms:
"Mount CUE sheet with something like dameon tools or Alcohol 120%. Then simply use IMGBurn and choose the mounted drive to make an image from disc in the wizard option. Then choose where you want the file and it will be converted from a multi-track BIN/CUE file set to a single BIN/CUE file set."