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Intellivision was working and doesn't now.

  • Pi Model: 3b+
    Power Supply used: (5.2V 2.5A)
    RetroPie Version Used: 4.4.12
    Built From: (Base image )
    USB Devices connected: 4 joysticks usually (3 joysticks and a keyboard for debugging)
    Controller used: both
    Error messages received: see below
    Log found in /dev/shm/runcommand.log :

    /opt/retropie/configs/all/ line 4: /home/pi/.attract/scripts/ Permission denied
    Executing: /opt/retropie/emulators/retroarch/bin/retroarch -L /opt/retropie/libretrocores/lr-freeintv/ --config /opt/retropie/configs/intellivision/retroarch.cfg "/home/pi/RetroPie/roms/intellivision/Defender (1983)(Atarisoft).bin" --appendconfig /dev/shm/retroarch.cfg
    [ERROR] [FREEINTV] Failed loading Executive BIOS from: /home/pi/RetroPie/roms/intellivision/exec.bin
    [ERROR] [FREEINTV] Failed loading Graphics BIOS from: /home/pi/RetroPie/roms/intellivision/grom.bin
    [INFO] [FREEINTV] Attempting to load cartridge ROM from: /home/pi/RetroPie/roms/intellivision/Defender (1983)(Atarisoft).bin
    [INFO] [FREEINTV] Intelllicart format not detected. Determining load method via database.
    [INFO][FREEINT] Cartridge fingerprint code: 12619
    [INFO] [FREEINTV] Cartridge database match: memory map 5


    It looks like my exec.bin and grom.bin are bad but they were working fine days ago and I don't know what I did to cause the emulator to not launch properly. Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated. I was messing with screen resolutions trying to get overlays to display properly and in the process lost functionality of the emulator altogether.

    Is it possible to remove all settings related to Intellivision so that I can start from scratch without losing other configurations as well?

  • Maybe you messed up some file permissions? Permission denied is showing on the one line though not sure if that is your problem. You can try changing the below directories back to user pi for ownership just to see if that makes a difference. There is also a script in retropie setup for permissions but I think it's only for the rom directories.

    sudo chown -R pi:pi /home/pi
    sudo chown -R pi:pi /opt/retropie/configs

  • @Smythius it looks like it's looking for the bios files in your ROMs folder?

  • @quicksilver So... would that be a configuration in the settings on BIOS location? It was working, and I know I have the files in my BIOS folder.

    Would anyone have Intellivision working on their RetroPie that could send me their retroarch.cfg for intellivision and the global settings retroarch.cfg for me to compare with mine?

  • @Smythius said in Intellivision was working and doesn't now.:

    I think quicksilver may have found your issue as your BIOS files should be in /home/pi/RetroPie/BIOS/ and your setup appears to want them in your roms folder. You could try copying them there if they are not already and see if it works. My Intellivision retroarch.cfg just points to the global one in /opt/retropie/configs/all/retroarch.cfg I dont have any custom values in it other than the input remapping (maybe you have something else?) in the global file you should have system_directory = "~/RetroPie/BIOS"

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