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Getting Gamecube on retropie?



  • I did ask in a topic, I made before, in the comments but I felt like not many people would be able to see it so I decided to post it as a full question here.

    Basically, how do you get the gamecube as an emulator on the RetroPie as I used this site to put into the es_systems.cfg some lines about the gamecube which did nothing. I'm also unsure if it's possible to use moonlight to help emulate games on the Pie or if it's only possible to stream steam to the Pi, if the former is true, how would one do it? Also, I did use a video to supposedly embed moonlight into the Pie but the steam symbol that is in the video hasn't appeared as an emulator option, so I'm not sure what's going on there. Thanks in advance, I'm very new to all this so forgive me if I'm clueless to what you're talking about.



  • @AngryScotsMan Are you running this on a Pi? It's nowhere near powerful enough if you are. Some more info would be helpful...

    https://retropie.org.uk/forum/topic/3/read-this-first



  • @MARKYH444 I feel so stupid, I read the rules thing but didn't see that at the bottom of the post :(

    Pi Model or other hardware: 3 Model B
    Power Supply used: 5V, 2.5A (not sure if you're looking for like a brand etc)
    RetroPie Version Used: I assume it's 4.1 since thats the disc image file I download from the site but not 100% sure.
    Built From: Pre made SD? I assume that means where you write the file onto the MicroSD
    USB Devices connected: Keyboard, mouse and Xbox Controller
    Controller used: Xbox One
    Error messages received: Didn't have one
    Log found in /dev/shm/runcommand.log (if relevant): Not sure again
    Guide used:


    File: Not sure where to look really

    Just ask if you need any more info and I'll try my best to provide.



  • @AngryScotsMan Like i said, the GameCube emulator is not available on the Pi builds as it is not powerful enough.

    If you read the wiki on GameCube emulation, it is for x86 builds only and not Pi.



  • @markyh444 I thought you could use moonlight to boost the Pi to help with performance allowing it to run higher demanding games? I probably misread and didn't understand, sorry about that :/



  • @AngryScotsMan No Raspberry Pi for the forseeable furute will be able to run the Dolphin (Gamecuber) emulator. While it is drue that the Raspberry Pi does have hardware accelerated 3D, the diver has long been closed source. Someone did manage to get hardware acceleration working in the X windows system, but Retropie doesn't run in X-windows.

    As the Pis get faster, the GPU really hasn't changed much and it doesn't seem to be a high priority for anyone involved (Broadcom or the Pi Foundation).



  • @AngryScotsMan I can't say I'm up to speed with Moonlight in order to use a PC as the power and the Pi as the front-end. Sorry.



  • @markyh444 said in Getting Gamecube on retropie?:

    @AngryScotsMan I can't say I'm up to speed with Moonlight in order to use a PC as the power and the Pi as the front-end. Sorry.

    No worries :)

    @mrbwa1 said in Getting Gamecube on retropie?:

    @AngryScotsMan No Raspberry Pi for the forseeable furute will be able to run the Dolphin (Gamecuber) emulator. While it is drue that the Raspberry Pi does have hardware accelerated 3D, the diver has long been closed source. Someone did manage to get hardware acceleration working in the X windows system, but Retropie doesn't run in X-windows.

    As the Pis get faster, the GPU really hasn't changed much and it doesn't seem to be a high priority for anyone involved (Broadcom or the Pi Foundation).

    Do you by chance know how to use the PC as the power and the Pi as the front-end as marhyh444 said using Moonlight or even if it's entirely possible?



  • I think that @markyh444 is referring to this:

    http://www.howtogeek.com/220969/turn-a-raspberry-pi-into-a-steam-machine-with-moonlight/

    I've never done it, but I imagine its similar to Xbox One streaming to Windows 10 PCs. Only think close to that I have tried is connecting remotely to a desktop using something like VNC and the Xbox One game streaming. Neither worker that well unless I was running hardwired Gigabit Ethernet (I was streaming to a PC, not a Pi).



  • @mrbwa1 I did something to that extent but a couple of lines of codes I didn't do which weren't mentioned so I might try this website to see if I can get it working that way and if it doesn't work as I imagined, I'll move onto some over projects I could do with my Pi instead. Thanks for the help though both of you :)



  • RetroPie has Limelight in the experimental builds section (which is actually an old version of Moonlight, they changed the name). I never got Limelight to work but I have gotten Moonlight to work (there's still some games that just don't work but others that work great!).

    Basically Moonlight tricks your Windows PC with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 (or higher) GPU into thinking your Raspberry Pi is actually an NVIDIA Shield plugged into your TV. So you have to have a pretty beefy Windows PC with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 or better (only works with NVIDIA GPUs...sorry AMD and Intel!). Also best practice is to have all your games in the Steam client. Not to say that you have to purchase all your games from Steam but you can manually add non-Steam games from inside of Steam.

    If you have all the requirement listed above, maybe you can add the Gamecube emulator in Windows to Steam and use Moonlight to stream the emulated games to your Raspberry Pi?

    There is a pull request for Moonlight in RetroPie here:
    https://github.com/RetroPie/RetroPie-Setup/issues/1082



  • Yeah man, the Retro Pie team is working on a PS4 emulator. It will be available soon for the Raspberry Pi :D. Just kidding.

    The Pi isn't powerful enough to run Gamecube games. It's only for the x86 (PC) releases. Still, most computers struggle to run the games properly.



  • Yeah man, the Retro Pie team is working on a PS4 emulator. It will be available soon for the Raspberry Pi :D. Just kidding.

    Just need to get my Blu-ray drive working on my Raspberry Pi first ;-)

    The Pi isn't powerful enough to run Gamecube games. It's only for the x86 (PC) releases. Still, most computers struggle to run the games properly.

    I've tried the Gamecube emulator on my wife's i7 laptop and it has some bad sound shuttering issues. I couldn't image a $35 computer handling it any better.



  • @backstander Yh that's what the link I got sent above me said I could do, I didn't realise I had to do it like that so I'll attempt it tomorrow. I have a gtx 970 so I should be fine on graphics, just need to hopefully get the ethernet connection all ready as well to help with it streaming.



  • If you really want to play GC games, just get a modded Wii. There is a program named Nintendont for the Wii it simply unlocks Wii mode when in Gamecube mode. You can use any controller to play those games.


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