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



  • Hey,
    My little feedback regarding this beta:

    • I had a hard time figuring out how to link my PS4 controller with the Recalbox. The solution was to unpair from the PS4 (go to settings, devices, then find your controller and unpair + delete it from another controller. Actually it's good to leave the console plugged so you will be sure that the controller is completely forgotten if when pressing PS button console doesn't turn on) before reseting and pair with Recalbox.
    • Wifi is working but super long (like 1'30) when SSID+key are entered and you close the menu
    • Ethernet is not working, I checked the wire, it's ok. Even with Kodi it's not recognized.

    Tested on:
    RPI 3 B +
    Samsung EVO Plus memory card 128GB
    BERLS Micro USB 5V 3000mA



  • @lexx @dalittlebosssam @kara45 I've got same issue for kodi even if you use "nfs" or "upnp" to select your storage.
    I tried first "upnp" but scrapping wasn't possible (the panel to select "The Movies Database" wasn't display)
    So I switched on a "nfs" share. Scrapping was available and start but crashed when finish.
    SSH connection is ok from my side.
    Using : RPI 3b+, 2018.12.24 Christmas.Beta, Powersupply 5V/3A, X-Box one wired pad,NAS Synology to mount "share"



  • @caxelair

    Thanks a lot for the tip, it worked for my PS4 controller ! I paired it back to my PS4, then forget it, and now it's working back on the 3B+ !


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    @caxelair @Apoc

    all controllers used on other devices MUST be reset, it's not a bug, it's not an recalbox's issue but a user's issue



  • @apoc Happy to help mate ;)

    Btw, it worked on my v1 PS4 controller, don't know if yours was a v1 or a v2 (check if you have a light bar above the touch button, if yes v2)

    @acris sure, we know but in the tuto it's not specified. Plus, I never said it was a bug ;)
    So for you to be aware that the reset buton doesn't unpair all the time. ;)

    Edit: This 4min limit between 2 posts is a pain :'(



  • @acris I hadn't any problem with the PI 3B when I did that. Only the 3B+ had this issue. I always used the reset button back of the pad to do it.

    @caxelair both are V2 pads it seems !



  • @apoc Wonderful, so it works for both versions ;)
    Thanks for your feedback.



  • As I can't edit my original post, here some new feedback:

    • the scraper is not working which is quite frustating because we have the confirmation screen that everything is OK
    • GB/GBC/MD/NES/SNES are super smooth
    • n64 a bit laggy (on Super Smash Bros)
    • no lag with the ps4 controller


  • Hello. Great work! I love my Recalboxđź•ą. Why it takes much longer than other retrogaming systems for a stable release for RP3b+? Or is it a complete revision of all code, not just only for the RPI3B+ compatibility? 🤔



  • @caxelair I only tried PSX games, mostly FF7, and I had some "little" problems of pad freezing, hotkey button changing the shaders every time I pushed it etc. All that happened only after using the retroarch menu for configuration.



  • Hi, new to the forum but I've been using RecalBox for about ~4 years. Appreciate all the hard work the devs put in!

    My comment pertains to creating backup copies of the beta OS. I've tried using Win32 Disk Imager, HDD Raw Copy, and Roadkill's Disk Image on a Win7 x64 machine.
    Flashing a SD card with the backup copy (both with Etcher and the other imagers) results in an OS that has none of the saved roms and doesn't save configuration options across reboots (e.g., toogling overscan or saving a wifi network is reverted back to it's default state after a reboot). This is the same with editing through the GUI or through terminal (recalbox.conf).
    The only successful flashing I've had is taking the base img.xz file and using Etcher. This is driving me insane as it means the only way to make copies for another device is to redo all the work I did.

    I'm not sure if this is intentional as it's a beta version so the devs don't want misc copies spread everywhere or I'm doing something wrong. If you could, please let me know the recommended process for making backup copies. Is there a known method for Windows to make img.xz backups or is that only native to Linux?



  • Hi guys, first of all thanks for this x-mas version i couldn't test during these last days (to much activities with the family ;). Here's a little feedback of my own use (excuse my poor english)
    My harware : Rpi 3b+, SanDisk SDcard 1280 Go, NespiCase+

    • 8bitdo SF30 Pro gamepad works by USB cable + BT (couldn'u use the USB cable in the last OS version)
    • All my other pads (PS3 & PS4 official DualShock) works fine
    • I could set several themes, no soucy
    • I didn' t test my wifi co, but it was connecting so i think it must be the same

    I tested several machines, no soucy.

    Concerning the Amiga (Amiberry), in the last version, i could enter the GUI while pressing "start", then i couldn't go back to the game by clicking the "resume" button, the emu always freezed. This time no freeze, but when clicking the "resume" button, the Amiberry emulator is closing and i go back to the ES menu (amiga section of course). Also, the "select" button of my SF30 Pro pad can't quit the GUI either to go back to the game or to the ES menu. It has no use.

    This is what i can say about this version for instant.

    Once again, a big thank to the devs for your great work, keep it up mates :o)



  • Bonjour,

    J'ai des problèmes pour appairer les manettes PS4 en BT sur PI 3B+ et la version xmas de recalbox.

    Plus de détails sur le problème ici : https://forum.recalbox.com/topic/15684/test-beta-pour-pi-3b-appairage-manette-dualshock-4/13



  • Tested the new build on RPi3. There are some problem with Kodi, it work fine when no library created for Movie and TV Series. But if I try to scan library, it will go back to ES. After that, everytime I try to enter Kodi, it will return ti ES. It will work again after I deleted database file for Movies and TV. I have try remapping gamepad with 1 gamepad to 4 gamepad, remapping gamepad in Kodi, using only keyboard, using backup, copy database directly, but none seems to matter. Is there anyone with the same problem? Is there a solution?
    Also tested on RPi1, after a few minutes it will go black with ES logo on the bottom. Didnt manage to get to Kodi, and PS3 shanwan controller vibrate like crazy.



  • @invincible There's an issue with the scrapper (saving the images causes it to crash I think). Not really a fix but more of a workaround, while importing the library I just deselect the options that causes it to reach out for images and renaming.
    So what you're left with is just a readout of filenames from the server. It's kind of lame but works for the time being.



  • the memory card is read-only when installing the beta



  • Bonjour Ă  tous,

    Je suis en cours de tests sur cette version beta sur un pi3 et je constate un bug sur les scrapping des jeux Megadrive. Les images sont correctement téléchargés dans le dossier downloaded_images mais le fichier gamelist.xml n'est ni créé ni modifié quand il y en a un existant.


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    @MichaelKnight
    Merci le bug du scrap a ete maintefois signalé
    Le bug a ete identifie et devrait etre resolu dans la prochaine beta.



  • et concernant le hash impossible ? ( ce qui bloque l'acces au online)



  • Hello! I bought a new Rasp 3b+ and seems to work perfect with XMas Beta

    Tried:

    1. Intellivision, everything is ok!
    2. Pokémon mini, everything is ok!
    3. Sufam Turboi, everything is ok!
    4. New Mame2003 Plus core, everything is ok! (downloaded correspondent romset)
    5. Kodi remap control, everything is ok! (I will try to install add-ons today)

    No problems with my USB PS2 clone gamepad.
    No problems with WI-FI (yesterday I used the Rasp about 10 hours transfering roms, without issues)

    Obviously I didn't try to scrap, because of the known bug, but I have a question about the double gamelist flie with .xml.xml extension, what is for?

    Thanks for the Recalbox system! Great job!



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