Minor update to Hatari setup guide
RetroResolution last edited by RetroResolution
I rebuilt my Pi 3's RetroPie installation relatively recently, so it's running a clean, completely up to date install of RetroPie.
Yesterday I finally got around to setting up Hatari again, and discovered that the config file, hatari.cfg, no longer auto-loads.
I found a resolution to this, which I'll outline briefly here (I ought to update the guide on my site, but due to ongoing health issues, that's unlikely to happen - hence no new posts there for two years...)
Note: using the --configfile command line option failed to resolve the issue, hence this alternative approach
Add a new entry for runcommand, allowing autoloading of hatari.cfg named e.g. 'hatari-use-hatari-cfg'.
Loads hatari.cfg from /opt/retropie/configs/atarist
Sudo nano emulators.cfg
hatari-fast = "/opt/retropie/emulators/hatari/bin/hatari --confirm-quit 0 --statusbar 0 --zoom 1 -w --compatible 0 --timer-d 1 --borders 0 %ROM%" default = "hatari-use-hatai-cfg" hatari-fast-borders = "/opt/retropie/emulators/hatari/bin/hatari --confirm-quit 0 --statusbar 0 --zoom 1 -w --compatible 0 --timer-d 1 --borders 1 %ROM%" hatari-compatible = "/opt/retropie/emulators/hatari/bin/hatari --confirm-quit 0 --statusbar 0 --zoom 1 -w --compatible 1 --timer-d 0 --borders 0 %ROM%" hatari-compatible-borders = "/opt/retropie/emulators/hatari/bin/hatari --confirm-quit 0 --statusbar 0 --zoom 1 -w --compatible 1 --timer-d 0 --borders 1 %ROM%" hatari-use-hatari-cfg = "/opt/retropie/emulators/hatari/bin/hatari %ROM%"
The new entry simply calls the emulator executable without any parameters; Hatari proceeds to load hatari.cfg if it exists. This used to occur even when params were passed (e.g as in the 'hatari-fast-borders' and other entries, above), but this no longer occurs.
If you need logging, although it didn't help with this issue, pass the following params (before the %ROM% at the end of the entry):
--log-file ~/hatariemu.log --log-level debug
(Log levels and much more can be found on the man page: http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/precise/man1/hatari.1.html)
Atari ST rom/image file support:
Add .msa .MSA file extension support (otherwise emulationstation hides these files, which are used for many Atari ST games and demos)
Add .MSA and .msa to the <extension> tag:
(Restart emulationstation or reboot for the change to take effect)
<system> <name>atarist</name> <fullname>Atari ST</fullname> <path>/home/pi/RetroPie/roms/atarist</path> <extension>.MSA .msa .st .stx .img .rom .raw .ipf .ctr .$ <command>/opt/retropie/supplementary/runcommand/runcomma$ <platform>atarist</platform> <theme>atarist</theme> </system>
Anicetus_Cer last edited by
@RetroResolution Thanks for taking the time to write this post, helped me :)