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by romanaFive
Tue 22 Oct 2019 17:03
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Useless CFW for the Retrostone (1)
Replies: 56
Views: 5028

Re: Useless CFW for the Retrostone (1)

Those files called nlock.m (where n,m are ints ) are written by create_levelfile(). A new one is written each time you descend a level. I think they might be involved in creating the save file, too. It looks like a tangled mess in files.c and save.c. I'm not seeing any easy quick way, like disabling...
by romanaFive
Sun 20 Oct 2019 00:39
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Useless CFW for the Retrostone (1)
Replies: 56
Views: 5028

Re: Useless CFW for the Retrostone (1)

Actually using getenv() to read HOME environment variable isn't the problem. Nethack is also trying to create lock files in $CWD. Some kind of save backup scheme in case of nethack crashing, I think. I tried changing the save to /home/useless. It saves, but then when you restart the game, you discov...
by romanaFive
Fri 18 Oct 2019 17:01
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Useless CFW for the Retrostone (1)
Replies: 56
Views: 5028

Re: Useless CFW for the Retrostone (1)

Err, I looked at it again and I noticed there was an unused sdl.c file among the source files. I deleted dingoo.c from the Makefile and added sdl.c. I got the screnn working! The keys work but aren't exactly right: the top button (blue) is B, I think. Also the game tries (and fails) to save to the (...
by romanaFive
Fri 18 Oct 2019 01:20
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Useless CFW for the Retrostone (1)
Replies: 56
Views: 5028

Re: Useless CFW for the Retrostone (1)

Here's the source. I forgot where I got it from; it was a pain to find and get the buttons working on RS-97. All the files needed to run the game is in squashfs-root. I'm not sure how to proceed with your instructions: Maybe look in dingoo.c? I didn't see any calls of SDL_Flip. A screen (pScreen) is...
by romanaFive
Tue 15 Oct 2019 14:58
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Useless CFW for the Retrostone (1)
Replies: 56
Views: 5028

Re: Useless CFW for the Retrostone (1)

Ooops. You're right. Sorry about that. Too many tabs. One thing I don't understand: Installed a Linux Livesystem (Ubuntu) on a stick to access the fat32 drive and put games on it. Why do you need Linux to access a fat32 partition? Has Windows dropped support for its own FAT32 filesystem? (I wouldn't...
by romanaFive
Tue 15 Oct 2019 02:04
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Some new user questions; I've read the FAQ.
Replies: 3
Views: 131

Re: Some new user questions; I've read the FAQ.

I got ti99sim to run. I was editing the wrong copy of es_systems.cfg. (There are several: ~/es_systems.cfg, /etc/emulationstation/es_systems.cfg, and /opt/retropie/configs/all/emulationstation/es_systems.cfg.) Anyway, you want this one: /opt/retropie/configs/all/emulationstation/es_systems.cfg <syst...
by romanaFive
Mon 14 Oct 2019 21:02
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Some new user questions; I've read the FAQ.
Replies: 3
Views: 131

Re: Some new user questions; I've read the FAQ.

The only reason I tried the charger doctor was because retrostone was taking over 10 hours to charge; at first, I only used a cable and the iPod USB wall plug. The charger doctor can measure up to 2000 mA. I've used it before with ipods, ipad, etc. I remember a long time ago getting ti99sim working ...
by romanaFive
Mon 14 Oct 2019 14:01
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Useless CFW for the Retrostone (1)
Replies: 56
Views: 5028

Re: Useless CFW for the Retrostone (1)

User pi probably does not have write permission on the ~/RetroPie/roms or wherever the emu want to save the state file. The permissions probably got screwed up when you mounted the uSD card from ubuntu and wrote to it as a different user (UID). I think there is a choice on the Options/Raspiconfig me...
by romanaFive
Sun 13 Oct 2019 16:30
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Some new user questions; I've read the FAQ.
Replies: 3
Views: 131

Some new user questions; I've read the FAQ.

Am I missing some easy way get files in/out of this device? RS-97 "Retrogame" handhelds just make a big FAT32 partition which any computer can mount, assuming it has a card reader. So much simpler than all the Wifi/bluetooth, networking, permissions crap involved in retropie. Charging takes FOREVER?...
by romanaFive
Sun 13 Oct 2019 16:03
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Useless CFW for the Retrostone (1)
Replies: 56
Views: 5028

Re: Useless CFW for the Retrostone (1)

So I just got my hands on a used retrostone and downloaded the buildroot and tried to compile dingux Nethack (320x240). Compiled without any problems, but the the image is half-sized, approx. 160x120? Is something scaling the image down by 1/2? Is there a quick fix? The buttons and d-pad work, you j...