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Not All GBA roms upload to RetroPie (your file does not seem to be a valid rom)

  • Sorry guys, there is a lot a don't understand, but I will try my best to explain what is going on.
    I am using a Mac computer, and with it I am dropping rom files into my RetroPie through the internet (using the IP address, I don't know what this process is called)
    Most of the GBA roms I use work and when downloaded to my Mac laptop look like this.0_1541713292948_Screen Shot 2018-11-08 at 2.41.09 PM.png
    and its these roms that work. The roms that download to my Mac and look like this0_1541713344308_Screen Shot 2018-11-08 at 2.34.58 PM.png
    Do not work. I get a warning like this one 0_1541713393665_Screen Shot 2018-11-08 at 2.36.56 PM.png
    When I try to drop them into the upload box.
    What is going on here, and how can I fix the issue

  • @derf maybe its the way it transfers them. Have you tried changing them from .GBA to .gba?

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    You can transfer ROMs directly to your PI via File Shares from macOS, you don't need to go through the web page upload.

  • @edmaul69 This was honestly my first time using a forum, and my biggest fear was posting something kinda dumb, Haha, and I kinda did. Your right that was my problem. Thanks, for replying so soon it helped a ton! Now I'm playing Final fantasy and Castlevania with no problems!

  • @mitu Thanks man! I didn't know that. I will start doing that as I'm going to mess around with doom and costume images for the scraper, so all my rom hacks look pretty!

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