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EmulationStation mod


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    Yeah even for me the clock would be wrong pretty often. But after having my Pi running a couple days the time finally updates. And it's glorious on Kodi to see the time. Imagine the greatness of ES.

    Also... ES uses time, already, when writing to the gamelist when you last played the game. Sooooo, there are already tons of time errors being written to disk. LOL.



  • Has anyone had any luck getting this mod to work with the latest RetroPie 4.4? It failed to start for me and complained about not having some old libraries, so I made symlinks to the ones included with 4.4, but it gave a different error message and still failed to start.

    I tried to recompile it myself using the guide, but the build always fails at around 75% when it can't seem to resolve calls to the OpenGL library (even though I have all the necessary libraries installed). I tried forcing cmake to use other versions of gcc (5.0 instead of 4.7 for example, or the latest one) before building but those all fail too for various reasons, and I'm not familiar enough with coding or what changed between Jessie and Stretch to solve the issue.

    I'm trying to avoid the need for a keyboard to connect to WiFi when I head over to friends' houses and the OSK and WiFi config this mod has would be perfect.

    Alternatively, does anyone know if the alpha Pegasus frontend includes this feature?



  • @matinatorx said in EmulationStation mod:

    Has anyone had any luck getting this mod to work with the latest RetroPie 4.4? It failed to start for me and complained about not having some old libraries, so I made symlinks to the ones included with 4.4, but it gave a different error message and still failed to start.

    I tried to recompile it myself using the guide, but the build always fails at around 75% when it can't seem to resolve calls to the OpenGL library (even though I have all the necessary libraries installed). I tried forcing cmake to use other versions of gcc (5.0 instead of 4.7 for example, or the latest one) before building but those all fail too for various reasons, and I'm not familiar enough with coding or what changed between Jessie and Stretch to solve the issue.

    I'm trying to avoid the need for a keyboard to connect to WiFi when I head over to friends' houses and the OSK and WiFi config this mod has would be perfect.

    Alternatively, does anyone know if the alpha Pegasus frontend includes this feature?

    I also tried but unfortunately I could not

    @jdrassa
    would it be possible to deploy this in the official version? Some features of the emulationstation that the recalbox contains, are quite interesting



  • @wcarvalho If someone comes along and puts in the effort, I am fairly sure that an OSK implementation would be accepted. Adding the WiFi config to ES is unlikely to be added. My understanding is that since RetroPie supports multiple frontends, config stuff like that is to remain in RetroPie-Setup.



  • @jdrassa
    Thank you



  • The emulationstation file seems a bit old now. It keeps calling for libboost 1.55 which I was unable to install.

    sudo apt-get install libboost1.55-all libboost1.55*
    

    only said that the repository doesn't exist. After searching, there seems to be no repository that has it for the arm.

    I tried symlinking the new libraries (i think 1.6x)

    locate libboost*
    ln -s (lib_new_name) (lib_old_name)
    

    to trick it into thinking I have the old and that eventually starts but I get nothing on the display, it just freezes or something.

    I have tried to build it with no luck. (renderer_graw_gl failed)

    This is all on the RetroPie 4.4
    The On-screen keyboard is really what I want since I am running a pi-zero inside a Gameboy. I don't want RecalBox because I still want the full raspbian image and the ability to run scripts for battery monitoring, etc.

    Is there any other frontend that supports a virtual keyboard or is there somewhere else that this project is updated?



  • If all you're looking for is OSK than I may be able to help you out. It's been a long time since I've done anything with ES but I can probably get the OSK to work fine with the latest version for you.



  • I've updated OSK to be flush with RetroPie's master branch. It'll compile now. You can grab it from my github



  • how can i install your ES version on retropie? i cloned it but when i run cmake . i have some errors



  • @jacobfk20 Hi there. I recently got into the RetroPie scene and I came across this thread while searching for improvements to EmulationStation. I read through each and every post in this thread and your project sounds amazing!

    You put in so many hours and I would hate to see it not live on. Is there any chance you would be willing to spend an evening bringing your EmulationStation up to date to work with RetroPie 4.5.1, please?

    Thank you for all your hard work and I hope to use the frontend soon!



  • @jacobfk20 said in EmulationStation mod:

    I've updated OSK to be flush with RetroPie's master branch. It'll compile now. You can grab it from my github

    I'm very interested in OSK. That's really the only feature I wish ES had. How do I set this up?


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