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by gameblabla
Tue 18 Jun 2019 09:53
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Useless CFW for the Retrostone (1)
Replies: 0
Views: 9

Useless CFW for the Retrostone (1)

Hello guys, i've porting around 10 emulators or so, i've decided to release an initial build of it for the Retrostone. Why make such a CFW when you already have RetrOrangePi ? Well my Useless CFW is more suited for console use and uses GMenu2x as the GUI. Each of the emulators are tweaked and made e...
by gameblabla
Wed 5 Jun 2019 02:16
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Open Source VPU driver for Allwinner
Replies: 2
Views: 86

Re: Open Source VPU driver for Allwinner

We cannot use the upstream linux kernel because upstream does not support composite output, which is what the Retrostone uses. That also means there's no way of using the open source GPU drivers as well as Cedrus, which is responsible for hardware decoding of videos. Retrostone 2 though... Well as s...
by gameblabla
Wed 29 May 2019 02:00
Forum: General Chat
Topic: PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT: TESTERS NEEDED! (was: UNIX sysadmin observations)
Replies: 13
Views: 532

Re: PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT: TESTERS NEEDED! (was: UNIX sysadmin observations)

Agreed on the downside of disabling udev, you'll see that I noted the controller issue. Actually, disabling udev causes far more problems than with the external controllers. Udev changes the permissions on the frame buffer device (which is required for the GUI to work) and it adjusts ownerships and...
by gameblabla
Wed 29 May 2019 01:45
Forum: General Chat
Topic: WIP - Opendingux-like CFW for the Retrostone
Replies: 16
Views: 684

Re: WIP - Opendingux-like CFW for the Retrostone

https://gameblabla.nl/img/retrostone.jpg Alright, so i've ported and worked on a couple more emulators. NGPCEmu is basically my own fork of libretro's beetle neopop, itself based on Mednafen Neopop. It took me like 3 days to have something put together but it works pretty good on the Retrostone and...
by gameblabla
Tue 28 May 2019 04:10
Forum: General Chat
Topic: PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT: TESTERS NEEDED! (was: UNIX sysadmin observations)
Replies: 13
Views: 532

Re: PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT: TESTERS NEEDED! (was: UNIX sysadmin observations)

It comes to no one's surprise that systemd turns out to be a major CPU hog : this is why i'm sticking with busybox for init and other stuff. Much saner & lightweight. You gonna have a bad time if you try to disable journald as systemd assumes it should be ran all the time. Expect weird crashes or fr...
by gameblabla
Mon 27 May 2019 18:49
Forum: General Chat
Topic: WIP - Opendingux-like CFW for the Retrostone
Replies: 16
Views: 684

Re: WIP - Opendingux-like CFW for the Retrostone

Actually i've realized that it was not my issue : i was pushing the headphone jack too far so it was an issue with my headphone... Tried some earbuds and it sounds pretty loud so second revision units (which should include the metal version) are good it seems as far headphone jack goes. I'm working ...
by gameblabla
Fri 24 May 2019 18:35
Forum: General Chat
Topic: WIP - Opendingux-like CFW for the Retrostone
Replies: 16
Views: 684

Re: WIP - Opendingux-like CFW for the Retrostone

iori54 wrote:
Thu 23 May 2019 21:51
Hi do you have a news for your project ?
See my May 20 post, i've only ported 4 emulators so far. (and VBA-M does not even have a menu...)
by gameblabla
Wed 22 May 2019 14:21
Forum: General Chat
Topic: WIP - Opendingux-like CFW for the Retrostone
Replies: 16
Views: 684

Re: WIP - Opendingux-like CFW for the Retrostone

Welp, looks like i'll have to bridge the 2 resistors. I thought they had fixed this already for the second revision of the Retrostone but guess not.

Unfortunately there's still a lot to do but i might do another video on it soon.
by gameblabla
Mon 20 May 2019 11:05
Forum: General Chat
Topic: WIP - Opendingux-like CFW for the Retrostone
Replies: 16
Views: 684

Re: WIP - Opendingux-like CFW for the Retrostone

https://gameblabla.nl/img/retrostone_cfw_1.jpg https://gameblabla.nl/img/retrostone_cfw_2.jpg I had to redo the Gmenu2x port, especially given that it now got updated for the RS-90 so i thought to switch to that given that GmenuNx's latest versions no longer respect the GPL... In addition to PokeMi...
by gameblabla
Tue 16 Apr 2019 01:19
Forum: General Chat
Topic: WIP - Opendingux-like CFW for the Retrostone
Replies: 16
Views: 684

Re: WIP - Opendingux-like CFW for the Retrostone

quake 3 should be possible now i think. Yeah but for now i'm mostly focusing on getting emulators for old systems working. So yeah i admit that i didn't work directly too much on it, though the base system is working now. I would like to make an early release for it, what platforms should i focus o...