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Re: Transferring ROMS using USB

Post by wermy » Wed May 11, 2016 12:07 pm

Thatbraziliann wrote:
wermy wrote:Which system are you trying to emulate? Some of them can be finicky. If it's a MAME or FBA rome for example, it'll do exactly what you're describing if the ROMs are from an unsupported rom set. You'll also get this kind of behavior if you are using something like GBA without a bios.

Also I think there *is* a power menu option for "Restart Emulationstation," isn't there? Or am I crazy?
Yeah I AM experiencing with MAME and ALL of my GBA emulators. Whats bios? I bet this is what Im missing since all my GBA games are exactly alike.

I thought I was crazy for a second but all of my Super Nintendo games work perfectly.

(sidenote/ does anyone know how to delete games off the PI0? I now have 3 pokemon fire reds trying to see if it was because of the ROM- I delete them on my USB stick but they just keep adding up on my PI- anything helps fellas!)
Ah hah. :) You probably just need the GBA bios file. I can't link to it here, it's copyrighted. But a quick google should dig it up pretty easily. It should be in .bin format. Plop it in /home/pi/RetroPie/BIOS and name it gba_bios.bin.

As for mame, you'll want to get roms from the 0.37b5 mame rom set.
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Re: Transferring ROMS using USB

Post by Thatbraziliann » Wed May 11, 2016 8:35 pm

wermy wrote:
Thatbraziliann wrote:
wermy wrote:Which system are you trying to emulate? Some of them can be finicky. If it's a MAME or FBA rome for example, it'll do exactly what you're describing if the ROMs are from an unsupported rom set. You'll also get this kind of behavior if you are using something like GBA without a bios.

Also I think there *is* a power menu option for "Restart Emulationstation," isn't there? Or am I crazy?
Yeah I AM experiencing with MAME and ALL of my GBA emulators. Whats bios? I bet this is what Im missing since all my GBA games are exactly alike.

I thought I was crazy for a second but all of my Super Nintendo games work perfectly.

(sidenote/ does anyone know how to delete games off the PI0? I now have 3 pokemon fire reds trying to see if it was because of the ROM- I delete them on my USB stick but they just keep adding up on my PI- anything helps fellas!)
Ah hah. :) You probably just need the GBA bios file. I can't link to it here, it's copyrighted. But a quick google should dig it up pretty easily. It should be in .bin format. Plop it in /home/pi/RetroPie/BIOS and name it gba_bios.bin.

As for mame, you'll want to get roms from the 0.37b5 mame rom set.
When I download the BIOS file and stick it in BIOS folder on my USB stick is it the same process as the ROMS? attach USB stick wait for it to stop blinking pull out refresh EMU station then try?

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Re: Transferring ROMS using USB

Post by wermy » Wed May 11, 2016 8:40 pm

Thatbraziliann wrote: When I download the BIOS file and stick it in BIOS folder on my USB stick is it the same process as the ROMS? attach USB stick wait for it to stop blinking pull out refresh EMU station then try?
Yep, that should do it!
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Re: Transferring ROMS using USB

Post by Thatbraziliann » Wed May 11, 2016 8:59 pm

wermy wrote:
Thatbraziliann wrote: When I download the BIOS file and stick it in BIOS folder on my USB stick is it the same process as the ROMS? attach USB stick wait for it to stop blinking pull out refresh EMU station then try?
Yep, that should do it!
Every time Ive tried ive gotten this image at the beginning and the blank blinking screen seems to continue.

Ive tried with 2 different Bios files one that was a .7z and another was .pkg

followed instructions

USB stick folder retropie/bios and dumped it there

sorry to bug man

Edit: nevermind read your earlier post should be in .bin format Cheers @wermy!!

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Re: Transferring ROMS using USB

Post by wermy » Wed May 11, 2016 9:06 pm

Thatbraziliann wrote:
wermy wrote:
Thatbraziliann wrote: When I download the BIOS file and stick it in BIOS folder on my USB stick is it the same process as the ROMS? attach USB stick wait for it to stop blinking pull out refresh EMU station then try?
Yep, that should do it!
Every time Ive tried ive gotten this image at the beginning and the blank blinking screen seems to continue.

Ive tried with 2 different Bios files one that was a .7z and another was .pkg

followed instructions

USB stick folder retropie/bios and dumped it there

sorry to bug man

Edit: nevermind read your earlier post should be in .bin format Cheers @wermy!!
Cool. :) Just to be clear, you should extract those files you described and inside somewhere should be a .bin file. That's what should go in there.
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Re: Transferring ROMS using USB

Post by Thatbraziliann » Wed May 11, 2016 9:44 pm

wermy wrote:
Thatbraziliann wrote:
wermy wrote:
Yep, that should do it!
Every time Ive tried ive gotten this image at the beginning and the blank blinking screen seems to continue.

Ive tried with 2 different Bios files one that was a .7z and another was .pkg

followed instructions

USB stick folder retropie/bios and dumped it there

sorry to bug man

Edit: nevermind read your earlier post should be in .bin format Cheers @wermy!!
Cool. :) Just to be clear, you should extract those files you described and inside somewhere should be a .bin file. That's what should go in there.
Yeah thats why It wasnt working but I accidentally double clicked on a bios file and it became bin.. *then I thought to myself why does that sound familiar.. oh duh because @wermy had already mentioned it!!! haha :lol:

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Re: Transferring ROMS using USB

Post by Thatbraziliann » Sat Jun 04, 2016 3:06 pm

@wermy @popcorn

Im scared to completely put my PI in because I have been transferring all my Roms via USB (flash Drive) will I still be able to do this later? or do I need to transfer all the games I want before I completely put the PI in? thanks again..

/sidenote could I just put them in using the SD card ? like putting it in a reader and into my computer than somehow drag and drop??

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Re: Transferring ROMS using USB

Post by wermy » Sat Jun 04, 2016 6:28 pm

Thatbraziliann wrote:@wermy @popcorn

Im scared to completely put my PI in because I have been transferring all my Roms via USB (flash Drive) will I still be able to do this later? or do I need to transfer all the games I want before I completely put the PI in? thanks again..

/sidenote could I just put them in using the SD card ? like putting it in a reader and into my computer than somehow drag and drop??
Well don't forget, if you're following the guide you'll have an external USB port, so you can continue to add roms that way. The SD card adaptor is really just an extension for the one that is on the pi itself, so it has the OS and everything on it.
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Re: Transferring ROMS using USB

Post by Ganreizu » Sat Jun 04, 2016 8:45 pm

Thatbraziliann wrote:/sidenote could I just put them in using the SD card ? like putting it in a reader and into my computer than somehow drag and drop??
I'm not sure you can add roms this way actually. I tried doing that and couldn't figure out where to put them since the filesystem is kind of strange.

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Re: Transferring ROMS using USB

Post by Kilren » Sun Jun 05, 2016 12:15 am

I realize that this is focusing on the USB, but have you thought about buying a wifi dongle? Once you get it setup (not complicated at all and $10), it is a matter of opening a file browser on windows and typing //retropie. Then doing a transfer from your computer to the roms folder. Easy as pie!

Seriously though, once I have internet set up on my pie, this is the preferred method to transfer lots of files. Plus, I can visually see the transfer.

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