@zing Thanks, this pretty much explains things, I should have some decent Duracell batteries in the house, will try those out, if that works I'll get some lithium AA's that run at the 1.5v. If that doesn't do it I'll just use a power cord to at least get past the boot and wait in case there is a fix or fit a lipo.
Thanks again for linking those and to both of you for replying.
@jerome38000 I have no way to test it, but, no other user has reported any problems like that, you are probably using a poor quality USB Disk, with low read/write speed (but I'm not sure).
Perhaps the formatting of the USB Disk can also influence.
I managed to make the game run faster buy emulating the emulator (not the Raspberry, the option in the retroach menu). Everything looks smooth and fluid EXCEPT the combat transition. The sounds become super laggy, the games runs at about 3 fps during 4 seconds. It's really anoying and messes up the experience. Any fix to this problem ?
As I don't know much about this emulator, what I can suggest is that you check your BIOS.
Also, what version of Recalbox are you using (say the version, don't say "the latest")?
Did you build your Recalbox yourself, or are you using a ready-made image from the internet as a base?
Can you test on another computer and see if the result is better?
Yeah, except there is no ORA forum last I checked on their website. The Retropie forum isn't responding with anything helpful other than a link to the ORA discord. Makes me think that the oh-so-great Raspberry Pi/SBC community isn't so great and helpful as it claims to be.
I figured maybe someone would be willing to help here, but the GIFT is in full effect here as well as everywhere else on the Internet, it seems. And people act like r/pcmasterrace is such a bad place when it at least will respond to issues people are having. I should have known that DC "support" (translation: runs OK, but with noticeable lag, is unable to be stretched to a 16:9 ratio (it's what I like, IDGAF what purists say), and only requires you to push one button to exit the emulator, which could fuck you over if you were to play a game like Shenmue 1/2, assuming those games even are playable on the XU4 to begin with!) was essentially "woo! we hit this milestone, but it's with compromises!"
For me, it's either it supports most of the games within reason all the way (I mean, I'm just expecting it to be able to play CvS1 and 2, MVC2, Ikaruga, and some others for the most part, and those aren't exactly the most demanding games on the system. I'd understand Virtua Fighter 3, Dead or Alive 2, and the Sonic Adventure games to not be working at full speed).
What also doesn't help is that Discord doesn't work like any other forum or website. You have to "Claim your Account" when all I use that account for is to ask questions about things that I run into problems with. I don't know how they made logging in and using a password so fucktarded.