Raspberry Pi 4

For information, Recalbox IS NOT compatible with Raspberry Pi 4 yet.
Pour information, Recalbox N'EST PAS encore compatible avec le Raspberry Pi 4.

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Testers wanted: major system upgrade (Pi3b+, KODI 17 and much more ...)

  • @Zyphos

    Yes pls, i want gift a ready Recalbox to my brother on christmas.

  • Just a quick positive feedback: adding an own script in /share/system/custom.sh works flawlessly.

  • There seems to be some people who want the beta ready as a christmas gift.
    So here is what I did to get everything scraped nice and shiny:

    By the way I used the latest Beta Image on a Pi 3B + (Most N64 seems to run quite good-ish)


    • Get access to your recalbox via a FTP Tool (I used Cyberduck on a Mac) https://github.com/recalbox/recalbox-os/wiki/acces-via-cyberduck-(FR) (French but you get the clue)

    • Search for the Recalbox/Share/Roms folder and go to your system of choice.

    • if not already there copy your roms to the folder

    • restart your recalbox (or in this case only the emulationstation)

    • now scrape your system as usual (start > scraper > scrape now….) maybe only select one system at a time to keep track.

    • go back to your FTP, maybe reload. You will see there is now a folder (if it wansnt there already) called downloaded_images with all the images for the games in it.

    • The problem is the gamelist.xml is missing which tells the system where to find the images and the other game info. Or it might be there and doesnt include the right data.

    What you have to do now is to generate this xml file on your PC or Mac

    • Credit to https://github.com/recalbox/recalbox-os/wiki/Scrape-your-games-with-your-PC-(EN)
      But i did some things a bit different. Keep in mind I did this on a Mac. For PC this might be a bit different.

    • Download the Binary of sselph scraper https://github.com/sselph/scraper/releases

    • Make a Folder on your Desktop (name is not important but I call it ’dude’ for the hack of it) put the same roms in there as you put on the recalbox

    • Copy the ‘scraper’ unix file from the sselph download in the same ’dude’ folder (I think its an .exe on PC)

    • open Terminal type in ’cd’ and then a space and then you drag the ’dude’ folder also in the terminal. Now there should be ’cd the/exact/path/tothefolder/dude - press enter

    • now you are in the folder but you need the path again so drag the ’dude’ folder path again in the terminal followed by (without a space)

    /scraper -image_path="./downloaded_images/" -img_format=png -console_src=„gdb“

    • press enter and wait.

    • What you should get is again a folder with nice boxart in it and boy oh boy a nice little gamelist.xml file

    • Now ignore the images and just copy the xml file via FTP into the system Folder you are working on, right there between all the roms. (not in the image Folder)

    • Restart Recalbox

    now you should have all the Infos and the pretty little Boxart in it.

    Additional what you can do if you dont like the recalbox tryptich style of Images with Screenshot-Box-Logo you can experiment with downloading other Boxart with the sselph on your computer and replace the pngs in the downloaded_image folder. I used just screenshots I downloaded as follows. Replace the code line above with this

    /scraper -image_path="./downloaded_images/" -img_format=png -console_src="ss" -max_width 800 -console_img="s"

    Other codes you can use to personalize your scraping are listed here:
    Under Command Line Flags

    Hope that helps
    Marry Christmas

  • @kindaso I don't think that a beta test version make for good christmas present... Just get a rpi3 B and the last release of the stable Recalbox that works perfectly well no ?

  • @substring Second update URL (https://review-507-bump-b-0jn0c0-archive-review-prod.recalbox.com/) is getting 404! Please, review it.

    Thanks for your work!!

  • Staff

    @zyphos there are a bunch of better and easier to use software for scrapping than the ES Scraper. IMO, the ES Scraper should be used as a last ressource. Take a look here:


    I’d recommend Skraper at this moment.
    You can easily scrape over the network with skraper, uxs and fastscraper (sselph’s scraper script) without the need of all the stuff you did.

  • @paradadf
    Skraper looks great but is still in Beta and not available for mac so far.
    Besides that I used sselph -as I wrote- not ES. (But actually I'm not that far into what the difference is)
    I think in the end the tool you use to get the xml file is not that important. Important is to understand where to put them and what the problem is.
    Most of us are not that deep into the whole technical thingies and need an easy step by step guide to know what to do. And I couldnt find one anywhere. So I tried stuff until it worked for me.

    Keep up the great work. Looking forward for the stable. Then all this hopefully is obsolete anyway.

  • @alejandro-torres, last week @OyyoDams said :
    "Hi all,
    We're now in a migration process to prepare the future release, and the git branch for the beta has been merged, that's why the update link is down. Sorry but for now no update is possible, we'll keep you informed."

    He should have edited the original post so that everyone can see the information.
    But I think he could not do it because he may not have the rights to modify the previous moderator substring post, and he must have a lot of works :)

  • Bonjour,
    Je viens d’acquérir un Pi3b+ afin d'y installer Recalbox. Je l'ai habillé d'un SuperPi Case (J) de chez Retroflag, et l'utilise avec la manette SNES du même constructeur (vraiment TOP, au passage).
    J'ai donc installé la beta, qui fonctionne dans l'ensemble très bien.
    Je rencontre toutefois un souci avec la fonction Safe Shutdown de mon boitier. En effet, lorsque je tente d’éteindre le boitier avec le bouton power, Recalbox sort bien d’Emulation Station, la Led se met bien à clignoter, mais le Pi ne s’éteint jamais. En fait, le texte "Please DO NOT power off Recalbox, please wait !!!!" s'affiche à l'écran, et la machine reste indéfiniment allumée, m'obligeant à débrancher et rebrancher la prise usb pour l'éteindre. De même, une pression sur le bouton reset ne redémarre pas mon Pi, mais le laisse bloqué sur le même message.
    Je précise que pour activer le script, j'ai utilisé la méthode consistant à décommenter la ligne " system.power.switch=PIN356ONOFFRESET # ", et non pas celle du SSH.
    Par ailleurs, l'extinction ou redémarrage à l'aide du menu fonctionnent très bien.
    Enfin, l'appui sur le bouton reset depuis un jeu produit bien l'effet attendu: redémarrage du jeu si appui court, sortie du jeu si appui long.
    Après avoir cherché en vain un post traitant de ce problème sur ce forum ou ailleurs sur google , je me permets de poster afin de savoir si quelqu'un d'autre est touché. J'ignore totalement si ce problème est du à la dernière version de la beta, puisque je n'en ai jamais connu d'autre.
    Merci pour vos lumières.

  • Is it possible to import the sega model 2&3 emulator on raspberry pi 3b+ and the other systems?

  • @dalittlebosssam
    Hey, Not a solution for your problem but I have the same Setup with the latest beta and the shutdown script installed and it works fine for me. So I think its not a problem of the beta.

  • Staff

    @zyphos I didn’t say you used ES Scraper, but lots of people are complaining about ES Scraper not working, and that is the most ineffective Scraper availabe.
    I’m not a a programmer, coder or have anything to do with software development in my daily basis, so you only interest to learn is needed.
    And what I pointed out is that your solution is over-complicated and there are better and easier ways to scrape. Regardless of you being on mac or scraping directly from the rpi. Check the link I posted and take a look at fastscraper. There are intructions on how to use it.

  • Music frontend loop

    When I exit a game, the song loops until I change system on ES. I use own music files on music folder.

  • Cant save Favorites

    Save favorites doesnt work. If I mark games to favorites, when I reboot, Recalbox crash. I force Recalbox starts and favorites games dont be saved.

  • Hi all,

    I have make a fresh install of the beta on my Pi3b+, but when I scrap no gamelist.xml was created in the folder.

  • @toniosj said in Testers wanted: major system upgrade (Pi3b+, KODI 17 and much more ...):

    Cant save Favorites

    Save favorites doesnt work. If I mark games to favorites, when I reboot, Recalbox crash. I force Recalbox starts and favorites games dont be saved.

    Yes, I've experienced that too. Using the latest beta on a 3B+.

    ES also sometimes crashes instantly when marking favorites (while I was going through a collection of around a hundred roms and after the third or forth game I was trying to mark it crashed).

  • @toniosj same problems, Save favorites doesnt work too => recalbox crash. Beta version is not yet stable. You have to be patient :)

  • Prompt why on the Chinese gamepad analog sticks work as a simple cross? When pressing home button it on the computer and retropie all switches , recalbox not be switched. What could be the problem?0_1545464592375_f1d891ae-2082-4eff-90fd-ec6f6b8e5eb1.jpg

  • Bonjour la communauté,

    Comment dois-je exactement mettre à jour recalbox.conf pour ne pas briquer ma SD ?

    1. Stop ES.
    2. Mettre à jour le fichier recalbox.conf
    3. Start ES
    4. Lancer la mise à jour depuis le menu d'options de la recalbox

    Voici le texte que j'ai actuellement.

    ------------ G - UPDATES ------------

    Automatically check for updates at start (0,1)


    Update type : default to stable


  • hello!
    i install recalbox from direct link PI3 B+ and i edit recalbox.conf like this :

    ------------ G - UPDATES ------------

    Automatically check for updates at start (0,1)


    Update type : default to stable


    when i ran update, an error message as show. someone help me ?

    or else, reicast does not lunch, i need to replace bios from others download here DO NOT POST LINKS TO COPYRIGHTED CONTENT!!!
    now it's work.

    and last, i need to set overclock on turbo or extrem mode to have correct fps rate with n64, reicast. is it normal on rpi 3b+ ? doesn't be more powerfull than rpi2 ?

    i will test psx now ^^

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