Every game lagging in retrostone 2

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Tanuki
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Every game lagging in retrostone 2

Post by Tanuki » Wed 15 Jan 2020 05:36

Hi,
I just got my retrostone 2 and installed retrorangepi on it, but I've found that every single game I open, in any system, has stuttering audio, and I think it's also skipping frames or lagging overall too.

The audio on the screen where you choose an emulator works flawlessly.

Does anyone have any ideas?

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Re: Every game lagging in retrostone 2

Post by Admin » Wed 15 Jan 2020 10:44

Sorry about this problem. There is an issue that appeared in the latest beta that retrorangepi developper uploaded recently.

The gamepad is not working the first minute because something is troubling the boot and makes the driver load very slowly. Then the same issue makes the device lag.

We’re working on it right now. Hope it can be solved very fast.

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Re: Every game lagging in retrostone 2

Post by Geocym » Thu 16 Jan 2020 15:09

If you enable threaded video and threaded audio the performance is greatly increased. You can toggle it on the retroarch/all config menu

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Re: Every game lagging in retrostone 2

Post by Optimus6128 » Sat 18 Jan 2020 12:48

I hope there will be an update to the firmware soon please!

Just got my device yesterday and I was puzzled at first with the controls on the menu, then somehow managed to set them up, then everything had horrible hiccups and audio stuttering, even emuls and ports that were very light for the device. I used to play on much less powerful emulation devices back in time like all these opendingux low powered handhelds that could play most of the emuls without a problem. But if it's a firmware issue, I hope it's resolved, looks too bad now, I know the device can do way more than it looks.

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Re: Every game lagging in retrostone 2

Post by Sakib » Tue 21 Jan 2020 15:03

Yes , Sorry about the issue, we are working on it and fix is coming soon.

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Re: Every game lagging in retrostone 2

Post by lordpayder » Wed 12 Feb 2020 21:18

Same issue.. installed the latest version of RetrOrange Pi (5.3.13_desktop_v2) and it feels like games and sound is lagging.
Threaded Video and Audio is already active by default.

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Re: Every game lagging in retrostone 2

Post by Admin » Fri 14 Feb 2020 13:48

Retrorangepi developper told me they will soon release a new beta with more bug fixed

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Re: Every game lagging in retrostone 2

Post by Kanukanu » Sun 19 Apr 2020 19:08

Hi, same as OP. I've received my Stone2 two days ago and installed the following image: RetrOrangePi_v4.3_Armbian_Retrostone2_PRO_bionic_dev_5.3.13_desktop_v3 (which is currently the latest one available)

I've played a bunch of systems so far and, well, I know the device is not a GPDWin2 but the perfs are sadly excruciating by default. I hope this can be solved in future FW updates (kudos to the devs by the way) but I wanted to know whether there was a list of best practices to improve the audio and framerate issues from an end-user's not-that-tech-savvy standpoint (especially on SNES, N64 and PS1).
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Re: Every game lagging in retrostone 2

Post by Odonadon » Wed 29 Apr 2020 09:30

Hi,

Same issue as the OP. I am so looking forward to having this resolved, as it's nearly impossible to play platformers like Super Mario World as the stutter throws the timing way off. I have to keep audio off as the stuttering audio is difficult to listen to as well.

Once resolved I'm sure I won't be able to put the Retrostone 2 down, great form and awesome potential.

I hope there will be an update soon - is this an issue with the hardware, or the software?

Thanks,
Odonadon

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Re: Every game lagging in retrostone 2

Post by Odonadon » Tue 12 May 2020 13:09

Hi all,

FYI I have resolved the stuttering issue.

I don't understand why, but simply reflashing the SD card has fixed it for me. I've tried games for each system and they're all playing without the audio and video stuttering every 2 seconds or so like I was getting before. Go figure!

Anyway, I'm really enjoying the system now that it's working properly!

Cheers,
Odonadon

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