How do i setup PCFX?
I have a working bios named pcfx.rom in the bios folder. I know it works because its from my pc's mednafan emulator. I placed the bin/cue files in the rom folder for pcfx. However they do not launch....what is the trick?
Any help? PLEASE!?
I can't find a mention anywhere that PC-FX titles are supported in RetroPie. Are you sure that they are?
pcfx is badly supported. When I tested I had to try about 3 different bioses. Then only a few games worked. It's also why it's in experimental.
@mediamogul Yup, they added the Emulator in 4.1
@BuZz can you tell me what games worked? and did the bios go in the "bios" folder only? and what was it named as?
I created a post about this too, before noticing yours. I am very interested in getting the PC-FX emulator to work on the raspberry pi and Retropie software.
I use the Carbon theme and it doenst have a PC-FX theme folder, so downloaded images and created all the nessessary files and pictures and added to the Carbon theme, if anyone is interested. My other post has log files and details, but I cant figure this one out yet. :-/
backstander last edited by backstander
The lr-beetle-pcfx.sh states that the PC-FX BIOS file needs to be named
pcfx.biosand it goes into the typical
/home/pi/RetroPie/BIOSdirectory. Also the bin/cue files go into the
Here's the one I got to work:
pcfx.bios CRC32 checksum = 76ffb97a
The games have shuddering audio and the video is slow (like maybe 75-85% of the intended speed). Every game I tried worked though.
I use the Carbon theme and it doenst have a PC-FX theme folder, so downloaded images and created all the nessessary files and pictures and added to the Carbon theme, if anyone is interested.
@anasazi29 do you have the link to your PC-FX theme folder.
Thanks! This should work until we got an official PC-FX theme in Carbon :)
anasazi29 last edited by BuZz
@backstander <sigh> I still cant get PC-FX emulator to load 2 different games. I downloaded a different version of the bios for PC-FX
It has 2 bios' and a rom file.
pcfxbios.bin, pcfxbios_v101.bin, and fx-scsi.rom
I renamed each of the bios' to pcfx.bios and put them each, one at a time in the bios directory but niether seem to work. I also put the fx-scsi.rom file in the bios folder and in the roms/pcfx folder, but still doesnt load either of the two games.
Game names (short version): Zenki and Zeroigar
Please edit your post and remove the download link!
To calculate CRC32 checksums of files, first install this:
sudo apt-get install libarchive-zip-perl
and if that equals
76ffb97a, then you've got the correct one.
@BuZz my bad. sorry. I really didn't mean for it to come up as a link.
@anasazi29 Doesn't matter. Even if it wasn't a link - it is against the rules to mention where to download roms from.
Post links to Download Sites and/or BIOS/ROMS/Game Images (including mentioning places to download from)
mxstar1 last edited by mxstar1
@backstander What is the size of the pcfx.bios you got to work in KB's.
I think they're all the same size.
pi@raspberrypi:~ $ ls -l /home/pi/RetroPie/BIOS/pcfx.bios -rw-r--r-- 1 pi pi 1048576 Dec 8 23:20 /home/pi/RetroPie/BIOS/pcfx.bios
@anasazi29 the size isn't going to be of use - you need to compare the checksum (eg crc32 or md5sum) as already mentioned.
i found it, and since we cant post links, ill tell you that when you go looking for it, you will find a place that offers 2 of them...its the one with the (a) at the end of it.