OpenBOR 6xxx OpenBeta Testphase
@BiZzAr721 Yeah I got it working with the new version.
Only problem is that now the game opens and its just a tiny window in the bottom left corner of the screen. I keep fiddling with the resolutions but it's still tiny. Not sure what's going on with it.
construkt last edited by construkt
@julenvitoria I am having this exact problem now as well.
Ah, I fixed it. You just have to go into a game and set the resolution from there. Not in the runcommand.
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@construkt Hi!! You can try to run a game, the configuration of that game will be generated automatically, you can change some configuration parameter (for example fullscreen). Then go to /opt/retropie/configs/ports/openbor/Saves and rename the file as default.cfg... when you run any game you will get it in full screen. There are also some games that allow you to save the options as default (for all games), this games generate automatically the default.cfg with this option. One of them is Asterix and Caesar’s Challenge :)
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One of them is Asterix and Caesar’s Challenge :)
That's my default game for setting up controllers. All the controls are laid out simple. (Some games label buttons as block, throw ect vs just attack 1, attack 2, special)
@construkt glad the resolution was an easy fix. I didn't know Pi4 OpenBOR did that until yesterday.
@BiZzAr721 Yeah luckily I had noticed it a few days ago when I was poking through all the options in games setting controller configs.
The new version of OpenBOR does work better. I like that when I set up a controller in the game and set it as defaults, it doesn't ruin the keyboard controls... and of course I can launch right into games. It's nice actually being able to scrape games too. I couldn't get Skyscraper to work but Skraper works fine with .pak files.
Now I just wonder if there is a way to map controls in such a way that I can set up a kill switch to exit games immediately like you can in emulators with retroarch support.
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I ran the command:
wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/crcerror/OpenBOR-63xx-RetroPie-openbeta/master/scriptmodules/openbor-6xxx-RPi3/openbor-v6510-RPi3.sh -O- | tr -d '\r' > /home/pi/RetroPie-Setup/scriptmodules/ports/openbor-6xxx-4rpi3.sh
I see ~/RetroPie-Setup/scriptmodules/ports/openbor-6xxx-4rpi3.sh exists, but when I run retropie_setup.sh I don't see this listed in the experimental packages. I'm running RetroPie 4.6 on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. Is there something I'm missing to make the script show up?
I also see I have ~/RetroPie-Setup/scriptmodules/ports/openbor.sh, but this also does not show up in the experimental packages.
cyperghost last edited by
I've disabled it for x86
rp_module_flags="!mali !x11 !kms"
This version of OpenBOR is made for ARM. If you are on X86 it should be easy to get a version ;)
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I've compiled and used OpenBOR 6xxx for over a year, without any issues, but for about two weeks now - maybe three - trying to compile it has only been giving this message:
@cyperghost Easy to get it built into Retropie like this version is?
I'm just wondering because I'm about to switch to an x86 setup. Are there scripts around that I can run the same way I installed 6510?
cyperghost last edited by
For newest branch 6510 for RPi 4:
wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/crcerror/OpenBOR-63xx-RetroPie-openbeta/master/scriptmodules/openbor-6xxx-RPi4/openbor-v6510-RPi4.sh -O- | tr -d '\r' > /home/pi/RetroPie-Setup/scriptmodules/ports/openbor-v6510-RPi4.sh
For newest branch 6510 for RPi 3/3B+:
wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/crcerror/OpenBOR-63xx-RetroPie-openbeta/master/scriptmodules/openbor-6xxx-RPi3/openbor-v6510-RPi3.sh -O- | tr -d '\r' > /home/pi/RetroPie-Setup/scriptmodules/ports/openbor-v6510-RPi3.sh
cyperghost last edited by cyperghost
@construkt Yes it's more easy because the make parameter is just linux.
I don't know if Linux versions use the SDL part - here is the patch located that loads the additional files from command line! Try it out. If you manage to get a running version the rest as easy to setup.
I've installed 6510 on my Pi4 (based on raspbian, not ufficially Retropie)
I've copied one pak file (He-Man) on ports/openbor folder
The emulator close itself and return to selection when i open beats of rage... and module sele....
I've notice that the error is
"failed to add service, already in use?"
@roslof i ve your error
What do you mean with active directory?
roslof last edited by roslof
@construkt you may be aware that the executable is in /opt/retropie/ports/openbor-6xxx, but you may want the active directory to be different so Paks, Saves, Screenshots, etc. can exist in a different location.
For me personally (and it's not standard) I've since moved/symlinked Paks, Saves, Screenshots & Logs directories in /opt/retropie/configs/openbor. Yours might be different.
But for me, with my change, I needed to update /opt/retropie/configs/emulators.cfg (adding pushd and popd) to match my directory location:
openbor-6xxx = "pushd /opt/retropie/configs/openbor; /opt/retropie/ports/openbor-6xxx/OpenBOR %ROM%; popd"
So when you launch a rom from EmulationStation, it will launch OpenBOR correctly, but reference my configs/openbor directory to get the Paks and such...
FWIW (and again, this is not standard) my directory structure that works with my emulators.cfg contents:
/Logs --> /dev/shm (symlinked)
/Paks --> /home/pi/RetroPie/roms/openbor/ (symlinked)
@roslof Thanks a lot! the games starts
One problem... they don't save nothing, when i change resolution it returns as default next time i reload the game
same thing for controls
It doesn't generate default.cfg
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@cristiano1987 Check directory permissions/ownership, especially for the /Saves directory. Mine is owned by "pi" and set as drwxr-xr-x (or 755).
Thanks a lot @roslof , you're great!
It was a problem with user and group, correct user and group is pi
I've added a lot of titles without issues
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I'm confused why are you including that bad libgl on rpi4 , that uses gles which doesn't work unless you force dispmanx , deleting that the compiled bin works fine using the normal rpi4 desktop gl
I'm sorry, I'm terrible with this stuff.
I just installed Retropie on Ubuntu 18.04. I am a complete novice when it comes to literally anything Linux. I have absolutely zero understanding of how to install anything unless I'm handed a script and told where to put it or what to copy/paste into the terminal. From doing that a lot, I'm starting to learn some stuff, but it's really slow going for me, haha.
So, I have Retropie working on the Intel NUC and everything runs great (except for some things like being able to see the desktop whenever I try to play a game but thats a different issue). I don't however, have any idea of how to get OpenBor installed. I copied over my es_systems.cfg and all the rom folders from my Pi, so that is all set up and ready to roll. I just don't know how to get OpenBOR installed and into Retropie.
Is there a wget command I can use to install OpenBOR 6510 in Retropie for x86 so it shows up in the Retropie setup like it did on my RPi4?