Bit of help needed with GPi case!
Lumpy last edited by
Hi folks, hope you're all doing well.
Decided to try the latest Recalbox on my GPi case. Haven't used it in ages, but wow what a fantastic OS! Absolutely stunning and running very nicely. Brilliant that it works right out of the box with no real tweaking needed. Only occasional bugs with the UI, but that's not why I'm here.
While it largely runs really well I notice that for some reason Atari 2600 runs really poorly and is very slow. Is there anything that can be done about this? I had previously thought it was because my roms are zipped but unzipping them made no difference.
Also I have a PiFBA set from ages ago, and while most of them run well I can see the Capcom stuff runs in a squished aspect ratio. Again, is there anything I can do about that too?
Thanks for your help folks. Keep it rolling!
@Lumpy I don't have this card, I have an RPi3, but, as far as I know, PiFBA is not the best of emulators, I recommend that you test the Fbneo emulator in games that don't run well on PiFBA, but, read this first:
Arcade games have a peculiarity, you need to have the ROMs in the same ROMSET (in the same version) as the emulator, in the link above you will see this.
There is no reason why Atari 2600 doesn't work well, try updating your gamelists, I recommend using external software, such as Skraper or ARRM:
- Skraper: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G388Gc6kkRs&list=PL2oNQ0AT7fx2ExiSNrfHUzga5GnogI4sh&index=22&ab_channel=Recalbox
- ARRM: https://forum.recalbox.com/topic/11850/arrm-another-recalbox-roms-manager
This video may be useful:
Lumpy last edited by
Thanks for replying!
The GPi case uses a Raspberry Pi Zero, which is nowhere near as powerful as a Pi 3. Hence why I was using PiFBA with a compatible romset. Mostly it's working OK but the Capcom stuff has the aspect ratio problem. I was hoping this was user fixable. I'll test FBN but I wouldn't expect much from it on a Pi Zero.
I do use Skraper on my desktop to get images and gamelists sets etc. I did this fresh for the Recalbox install. I did also try without any scraped info at all to see if that made any difference but it doesn't appear to affect it. On other devices the 2600 runs well, but on the GPi it runs very slowly. This is surprising as it's powerful enough to run this emulator, so it must b a config somewhere causing the issue.
FBNeo is replacing PiFBA as far as I know.
@Lumpy Very strange, no other user has reported problems with the Atari 2600.
Are you using an original class 10 SD card?
In a clean install of the latest version of Recalbox, the Atari 2600 works well on all compatible devices.