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ODroid XU4 User running ORA 1.5, I checked everywhere on the Internet, and can't figure out why I'm just stuck with a black screen upon booting lr-Reicast.

  • Banned

    I put the BIOS files everywhere lr-Reicast supposedly looks on the XU4 (the opt folder path and the one in home/pigaming/BIOS/ is how I think it goes) and the , and the damn thing just starts with a black screen. No Dreamcast startup screen, no date/time setting that doesn't matter unless if you're playing Seaman (or some other obscure game that isn't coming to mind), nothing. I am at my wits' end. And what's dumb is that these big name Youtubers like ETA Prime, Simply Austin, and I think one of the other officially supported Youtubers by ORA don't even bother with a tutorial, because after all, if you just do everything like you're supposed to, it just works like it does in Windows, amirite? Why would someone need to maybe see how to run these games by a guy with a microphone worth jack who speaks good English, isn't stuck with an unregistered hypercam 2, has a huge following, and doesn't use that one trance song? I don't need a 30-minute tutorial, as some things just don't need explaining when it comes to the emulation/rom community (like the typical "don't pirate your roms even though people will do so anyways and I totally didn't do the same thing myself as I totally own dumping tools, guys," or people asking for links to stuff that Google does a better job of providing without someone opening themselves up to potential legal prosecution). All you need is a clear tutorial that deals with common pitfalls people may experience, for both those who are emulation enthusiasts who've been using them all of their lives, and the newcomers.

    To get the common questions out of the way, these games DID boot and play just fine on my desktop PC via nullDC and Demul, and even ReDream after a very helpful back and forth with the developer after trying out his latest version. The BIOS files DID work on those emulators. I even checked the CRC of the BIOS files, and they matched up with the official guide on Github.

    I mean, what am I doing wrong? Is Reicast just like this? Because all I remember it doing on my PC before it stopped powering on for whatever reason was crashing to the desktop.

  • Banned

    I hate to do this, but bumping for attention. The ORA site has no forums of their own, so I really am hoping to get some help here!

  • They do have a discord, you could try there. link should be on the right hand side of the page.

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