No succcess with lr-Bluemsx and Retropie... :(

By LeandroCorreia

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13-10-2017, 21:21

Greetings,

Thanks to a faulty SD card, I just had to reinstall Retropie in my Raspberry PI. OK... Sadly lr-BlueMSX won't work (it tries to load the ROM but immediately goes back to the ROM selection screen). lr-fMSX works OK, but it's not as good as BlueMSX (no digital speech and FM emulation).

Googling around I saw a link ordering me to place MSX bios and similar stuff on the directory Bios/.../Shared ROMs. I tried that but no success. Any tips?

Thanks in advance! Smile

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By ren

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13-10-2017, 21:56

Last time I played around with RetroArch on Windows I had to put the Databases & Machines folders inside the ./downloads directory (Question)

this core requires the two folders named Machines/ and Databases/ from standalone blueMSX copied inside your frontend's system directory.

That indeed used to work..

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FM emulation

I do believe you need FMPAC.ROM for FM emulation to work?

By LeandroCorreia

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14-10-2017, 00:04

ren]Last time I played around with RetroArch on Windows I had to put the Databases & Machines folders inside the ./downloads directory (Question)

[quote=https://github.com/libretro/blueMSX-libretro

wrote:

this core requires the two folders named Machines/ and Databases/ from standalone blueMSX copied inside your frontend's system directory.

That indeed used to work..

What's the front end directory? I copied both folders inside the "downloads" directory, but still no success.

By ren

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14-10-2017, 13:02

I just updated RetroArch to v1.6.3 (from 1.5.0), now stuff is working as advertised again (blueMSX folders inside system directory). (For some reason the System/BIOS directory was set to <Content dir> previously.)

But of course I'm talking about RetroArch. There you can set where it looks for BIOS roms in the UI @ Settings->Directory->System/BIOS.
This corresponds to the system_directory settings inside retroarch.cfg:

system_directory = ":\system"

The blueMSX folders should be placed inside that dir.

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frontend's system directory

By frontend is meant the Libretro client, in my case RetroArch (and in your case RetroPie).

This is what I read on Reddit btw:

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Just got it working, ensure that your bios files are in /home/pi/RetroPie/BIOS/Machines/Shared Roms/ and they SHOULD work.

(Or in other words: put blueMSX's Machines and Databases folders inside RetroPie's BIOS folder.) (Though I believe as far as the BIOS roms are concerned, you only need the Machines/Shared Roms (sub) folder.)

By Sebbeug

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14-10-2017, 18:35

Try recalbox Big smile
With 4.1, blueMSX is working well (with some modifications...)

You can MP me for informations and installation Wink

By Vampier

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14-10-2017, 19:26

*boots openMSX on his pi... and never looked back at en convoluted mess of retropi*

By Sebbeug

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14-10-2017, 20:50

He probably wants to play other systems... Wink

By DiamondDH

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27-02-2018, 01:38

ok. i have researched and tried everything i can to get MSX working with Retropie on my Pi.

I installed and updated blueMSX from the retropie setup menu.
I put my roms on the msx folder in retropie
i did what a video suggested and installed bluemsx on my pc and took the 2 folders Databases and machines and put them in my bios folder of my Pi through my network.

MSX shows up and my roms show up in the msx menu. but they fail to load and bounce back out to the game list. sounds like a bios issue but i have no clue what to change or try to get them to work.