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Starting again.. New Pi image with Attract mode more recent than Floobs?

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    @jamietuley said in Starting again.. New Pi image with Attract mode more recent than Floobs?:

    Ive put in my controller inputs (My cab is using an ipac2), whats the best way from the start to get the player 2 controls in??

    Depends on how the IPAC2 is configured, does it appear as a gamepad/2 gamepads or as a keyboard ?

    I found Attract mode in Experimental packages - do I install from pre-compiled binary or Source??

    Install from binary is faster.


  • @mitu cool I'll do binary..

    My ipac is configured as default so a keyboard..

    Thanks for speedy response, helps when I'm doing the cab 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻


  • @mitu update from before.. I've installed attract mode through Binary and it did its stuff, though on the Retropie menu there is no option to enter/start attract mode? I did a reboot right after installing Attract mode... Is there something I'm not doing??

    On the note of controls it seems to have sorted itself out by default.. I started a game and the insert coin, start and controls work on my player 2 controls :)

    Its just the attract mode I need to sort!

    Again any help very appreciated

    Cheers

    Jamie

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    @jamietuley I think there's no gui/option to start AttractMode automatically, instead of EmulationStation. What you can do though, is to edit the autostart settings and manually edit the autostart file, replacing emulationstation with attract - see https://retropie.org.uk/docs/FAQ/#how-do-i-boot-to-the-desktop-or-kodi.


  • @mitu One final addition I'm afraid..

    I'm also trying to sort a sound issue out which I did before with no problems at all, the procedure is:

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    Though when try to edit the config.txt in /boot it wont let me overide the file? I'm using WinSCP.

    Cheers

    Jamie

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    One final addition I'm afraid..

    Leaving us so soon ?

    I'm also trying to sort a sound issue out which I did before with no problems at all, the procedure is:

    Though when try to edit the config.txt in /boot it wont let me overide the file? I'm using WinSCP.

    That's because the file is not writeable by the pi user, it's a protected system file. Easiest way is to plug your SDcard into your PC and modify it there.


  • @mitu Ah ok I'll do that now then..

    and no of course I'm not off yet, I'm just trying not to frustrate you too much with so many questions ;)


  • @mitu its me again :)

    So I changed the auto startup to boot into Attract mode - the attract mode is completely bare bones but to the point where its not picking up on the 3 roms I put in:

    /home/pi/RetroPie/roms/mame-libretro

    Was that the right folder to place my roms in? They are from a 0.78 set - emulation station can see them but not attract mode?

    Now I'm sure there is a stage I'm not doing here?? If you could shed some light that would be GREAT!

    Cheers

    Jamie


  • @mitu and just when I thought things were going ok my sound is not working!

    I tried to set the audio by editing the boot/config.txt as I have a USB dongle for my sound hooked upto the amp.

    I made the config look like this:

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    Just by changing on to off.

    My emulation Station sound settings look like this:

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    Following instruction from the forum (which worked on my previous build) I changed these settings:

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    I did wonder if the system volume at 0% was the issue but that's something that just wont save when I set it higher?

    As you can see I am at a loss :(

    Thanks in advance for you wise words..

    Cheers

    Jamie

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    @jamietuley said in Starting again.. New Pi image with Attract mode more recent than Floobs?:

    /home/pi/RetroPie/roms/mame-libretro
    Was that the right folder to place my roms in? They are from a 0.78 set - emulation station can see them but not attract mode?

    I can't help you with attract-mode setup, I'm not using it. I think you need to add the folder yourself and scan it for ROMs.

    I did wonder if the system volume at 0% was the issue but that's something that just wont save when I set it higher?

    If you disabled the on-board sound and your USB soundcard is the only output option, then the in EmulationStation the Audio Card should be set to 'Defaut' and the Default Device to PCM or Master (?). But the settings here affect only EmulationStation and not AttractMode or the emulators, so if you're not using EmulationStation, it's ok to leave them at defaults.

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