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GBA freezing at the GameBoy splash screen

  • Pi Model or other hardware: (B, B+, 2 B, 3, X86 PC etc..): x86 PC running Ubuntu 16.04

    RetroPie Version Used (eg 3.6, 3.8.1, 4.1 - do not write latest): 4.4.2

    Built From: (Pre made SD Image on RetroPie website, Berryboot, or on top of existing OS etc.. - please provide the filename of any image used): On top of the OS following instructions on the RetroPie website

    USB Devices connected: Xbox 360 Wireless reciever, USB keyboard, USB flashdrive.

    Controller used: Xbox 360 Wireless controller

    Error messages received: None

    Log found in /dev/shm/runcommand.log (if relevant):

    Executing: /opt/retropie/emulators/retroarch/bin/retroarch -L /opt/retropie/lib$
    $ No such file or directory

    Guide used: (Mention if you followed a guide): Set up guide on Retropie website.

    Emulator: (Name of emulator - if applicable): Both MGBA and lr-vba-next

    Attachment of config files: (PLEASE USE PASTEBIN.COM FOR LARGE LOGS)

    GBA emulators.cfg

    lr-mgba = "/opt/retropie/emulators/retroarch/bin/retroarch -L /opt/retropie/lib$
    default = "lr-mgba"
    $opie/configs/gba/retroarch.cfg %ROM%"

    How to replicate the problem:

    1. I have placed a bios with the md5sum of a860e8c0b6d573d191e4ec7db1b1e4f6inside of the BIOS folder retropie creates

    2. Then placed the ROMs inside of the gba ROMs folder

    3. Restart EmultationStation

    4. Launch the GBA title with either MGBA or lr-vba-next

    The game freezes upon the splashscreen starting to load, but the game audio will continue to play. The only way to exit out of the game is to completely exit out of EmulationStation. I have tested the games I am trying to use on a Windows PC with VBA and they launch without issue. All other systems are launching fine in RetroPie. If there is any more information you need or any error log, I can provide it if you point me into the proper directory to find it.

  • Global Moderator

    You emulators.cfg for the gba system is corrupted. It should be:

    lr-mgba = "/opt/retropie/emulators/retroarch/bin/retroarch -L /opt/retropie/libretrocores/lr-mgba/ --config /opt/retropie/configs/gba/retroarch.cfg %ROM%"
    default = "lr-mgba"

    Replace the file with the contents I pasted above and re-try.

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