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.

The Recalbox Team.

February 2019 Beta Version

  • Staff


    To All Amiga Fellows

    Since the WIKI is not yet updated, here is a quick intro to the new Amiga emulator!

    Amiberry has been upgraded to v2.24 on Raspberry 2, 3B(+) and Odroid XU4.
    This is a big bump, and the new version supports lots of new features!


    In Recalbox, Amiga machines have been split up in 3 virtual sub-systems:

    • Amiga 600:All OCS/ECS machines from A1000 up to the latest A600
    • Amiga 1200: All AGA machines, starting from the 1200
    • Amiga CD32: The only true console from the Amiga series
      The CDTV is not yet supported, although the Recalbox theme and CDTV configurations are ready. It will be added later as a new sub-system, as soon as Amiberry fully supports it.

    Supported "roms"

    Here is a list of supported file format per sub-system:

    • Amiga600 & Amiga1200:
      ADF disks (*.adf), the most popular disk format (cannot embedd disk protections). May be zipped or 7-zipped.
      IPF disks (*.ipf), mostly used by no-intro dumps (can embedd disk protections). May be zipped.
      WHD (folders, *.lha/lzh/lzx, *.zip), the well known format for hard-drive games. WHD folders are reconized using the inner *.slave file, however it is highly recommended to keep them packed in lha or zip format. Unpacked WHD are not faster and even worst they may make EmulationStation slow as hell :)
      HDD FS, Hard drive on filesystem. Must be folders ending with ".hd" extensions. Rarely used. For true amiga fellows that backuped their Amiga HD. May be zipped, but not recommended.
      HDF (*.hdf), Hard drive images in a single file. May be zipped (R/O!)
      RP9 (*.rp9), Amiga Forever all-in-one packages

    • Amiga CD32:
      ISO (*.bin, *.iso, w/ or w/o *.cue), CD dumps. May be zipped
      Other CD image formats may be supported but haven't been tested by the recalbox team.

    When running zipped/7-zipped files, our configurator try to identify the rom type by seeking for specific extensions inside the archive. ADF/IPF/BIN/ISO are fast to identify. WHD are fast, but LHA should be prefered. HDDFS may be longer to check and may lead to some misinterpretations. If you are using HDDFS, let them as regular files & folders and make the root folder name ending with .hd for fast identification.

    Overriding configurations

    As you can see, this new Amiberry supports all amiga "rom" formats. To make things easier for everyone, we have made a huge work to auto-magically configure the emulator regarding what you want to start.
    Recalbox build a default machine configuration per sub-system, however, in some situations you may want to override the auto-generated settings.

    Recalbox generates config files in /tmp/amiga/conf. The most important is the uaeconfig.uae file, where you will find all keys defining the machine, disk drives, hard drives, etc.
    I cannot describe all keys here. If you're curious I recommend you to take a look at the appropriate Amiberry and UAE documentations.

    You have two ways to override settings:

    By system:

    Create a file named /recalbox/share/configs/<subsystem>.uae (/recalbox/share/configs/amiga1200.uae to override Amiga1200)
    Set the key you want to override.
    For example, you can make a config file with:
    to disable LED display in the bottom right corner.

    By game

    Create a file named exactly like your "rom" (or folder) but that ends with .uae.
    For exemple, in your rom folder, if you have a file named Aladdin (AGA).ipf, you may create an Aladdin (AGA).uae and override keys in this file.

    Recalbox builds the configuration in the following order:

    • Build the default config regarding the rom type and the sub-system.
    • Load /recalbox/share/configs/<subsystem>.uae if the file exists, and add/overwrite the config keys.
    • Load <game>.uae if the file exists, and add/overwrite the config keys.

    In game

    As in other emulators:
    HoyKey + START quit the emulator
    HoyKey + B run the Amiberry interface


    The new Recalbox comes with an open-source kickstart replacement, the AROS bios (2019 version).
    Our auto-magically configurator use this bios when no other BIOS is available in share/bios folder. Several games have been booted & tested successfully using the AROS bios.
    But keep in mind that this is a replacement. It is highly recommended to get the required bios. In particular if you want to run WHD games, because the Amiberry's WHDLoader may change bios settings and seek for the best available kickstart.

    Here is the list of new required kickstart:


    • kick33180.A500.rom (Kickstart v1.2 rev 33.180 (1986)(Commodore)(A500-A1000-A2000).rom)
    • kick34005.A500.rom (Kickstart v1.3 rev 34.5 (1987)(Commodore)(A500-A1000-A2000-CDTV).rom)
    • kick37175.A500.rom (Kickstart v2.04 rev 37.175 (1991)(Commodore)(A500+).rom)
    • kick39106.A1200.rom (Kickstart v3.0 rev 39.106 (1992)(Commodore)(A1200)[!].rom)
    • kick40063.A600.rom (Kickstart v3.1 rev 40.63 (1993)(Commodore)(A500-A600-A2000)[!].rom)
    • kick40068.A1200.rom (Kickstart v3.1 rev 40.68 (1993)(Commodore)(A1200).rom)
    • kick40068.A4000.rom (Kickstart v3.1 rev 40.68 (1993)(Commodore)(A4000).rom)


    • kick40060.CD32.rom (Kickstart v3.1 rev 40.60 (1993)(Commodore)(CD32).rom)
    • kick40060.CD32.ext.rom (CD32 Extended-ROM rev 40.60 (1993)(Commodore)(CD32).rom)

    Hope it helps :)

  • Staff

    @voljega Ils devraient je pense, mais je n'ai pas retesté. Sous forme de repertoires, avec un share distant sur NAS, si tu n'actives pas "gamelist only", tu as le temps d'aller te pendre 3 fois avant qu'EmulationStation ne se lance :)

  • Banned

    @bkg2k top :)

    plus de fichier .whdl complémentaire comme expliqué là en bas : https://github.com/recalbox/recalbox-os/wiki/Amiga-sur-Recalbox-(FR)

    ou la fonctionnalité est toujours là ?

  • Staff

    @voljega La fonctionnalité est toujours là, mais d'après les gars d'Amiberry, elle risque d'être retirée, donc faut plus compter dessus.

  • Banned

    @bkg2k ah mert' !

  • Unfortunately I can not launch any games. Black screen and then it goes back to the gamelist.
    I tried to remap my controller. CONTROLLERS SETTINGS -> CONFIGURE A CONTROLLER -> ecc..
    Everything works perfectly in menus outside the games, but the games don't start! :((
    My controller is a PS3 Shaman Xtreme 90304 (a clone of the original PS3 controller). This controller works perfectly with the stable version 18.07.13

  • Staff

    @maxmoro77 What hardware? What emulator? What game?
    There nothing more useless than a: "it doesn"t work"!

  • @bkg2k said in February 2019 Beta Version:

    @maxmoro77 What hardware? What emulator? What game?
    There nothing more useless than a: "it doesn"t work"!

    It's a Rasperry Pi 3B+, I only tried the games already included with recalbox. No game works.

  • Staff

    @maxmoro77 Ok, that's more useful ;)
    Can you check, while remapping your PS3 pad, that no "axis" appear in L/R/L2/R2/L3/R3 ?

  • @bkg2k said in February 2019 Beta Version:

    no "axis" appear in L/R/L2/R2/L3/R3 ?

    No, no "axis" appear in L/R ecc..
    only correct BUTTON 4, 5, 6, 7, ecc...
    I know how to access via ssh to my rpi3b+ if I can help.

  • Wow, Nice beta update! a lot of stuff to test.
    Congrats guys!

  • Other bug for me, when I restart recalbox, the pad is no longer paired with the Rpi bluetooth. I must reconnect via usb, pair again and remap.... but the games no works.

  • Staff

    @maxmoro77 support archive please.

  • I have a bug.
    Using a PC x64 version. I can't open kodi. when I start it up it black screens and then back to recalbox.

  • @acris said in February 2019 Beta Version:

    @maxmoro77 support archive please.

    I'm so sorry! I reflash my sd card and now... All work! O_O My joypad works. In next days I will try all. Thanks for now, and sorry again.

  • @yougi8000 J'ai vérifié sur mon PI3+ avec ma version SD V2018.12.24.CHRISTMAS.BETA, mes jeux PSP se lancent bien. Il s'agit bien donc d'un nouveau problème de cette version beta de février 2019.

  • Salut. Super boulot les mecs, vous avez bossés comme des mutants ! Bravo.

    Petits retours de ma version sur Pi 3b avec roms sur USB :

    • L'amiga 600 crash systématique. Il semblerait que la config prends une ROM 1.2 avec du full ECS et amiga 600. Si je sélectionne à la main une ROM 2.0, ça repart (logique :) )

    • J'ai testé quelques WHD, certains refusent de se lancer : "Volume DH0 is write protected". Rencontré sur Eliminator, Jim power, Giana sister SE pour l'instant, (je les ai compressés en ZIP) ... Pas d'explication :/

    J'ai remarqué qu'il n'y a plus d'écriture des scores, je suppose qu'on ne peut y remédier ? SNIF

    Mais encore BRAVO pour le travail abattu, Recalbox reste la distrib la plus aboutie à ce jour, et haut la main.

    Chapeau bas

  • @Bkg2k
    Thanks a lot to all dev team and to Bkg2k.

    Board : XU4
    Image : Feb 2019
    Micro SD card
    No USB Stock
    Pad a : Wired GameStop PS4 Fun Controller
    BT Controller : CSL - V4.0 USB nano Adaptateur Bluetooth avec DEL Class 4.0
    Pad b : 8bitdo SF30 Pro

    Archive support if can help : https://file.ac/CwR70QzkxB0/

    Issues with BT on 8bitdo pad.
    On the 1st boot, very difficult. So I clear and reset all BT connection on XU4, reset the pad. Then I reboot the XU4.
    I manage to pair the 8bitdo with ES. So I remapp all controls boutons.
    After a re start of Xu4, I start my 8bitdo controller with "B+Start"
    I received a viration on the pad and the led stop flasing.
    But unfortunatly no control boutonsn works ...

    I will try using 'Méthode 2b' with bluetoothctl explained here

    Issue solved with using correct driver 'BLUEZ 5' and not 'OFFICIAL'
    Please disregard this message

  • Hi guys!
    Bug report :
    Kodi failed to launch when using an external drive (black screen goes back to ES).
    Works fine when not using USB external drive.

    Conf Detail :
    RPI 3b
    Bartop - 2 Dragonrise Inc. compatible joysticks with USB interface
    22 inch Full HD screen - HDMI 2 VGA adapter (1080p conf)
    Clean February Beta Update version on a 64G SD card with echer
    No roms loaded on SD cards
    External 128 G Usb Key containing most of the systems.


  • Staff

    @maxmoro77 Great! Hope tht everything will run fine for you now :)

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