I’m not sure I get what you mean.
Did you manage to update successfully to 1.7.8?
I guess once you’ve done that, you’ll just need to either change the path that the retro emulators find retroarch, move the retroarch folder to .config, or create symbolic links.
If you have it running, in the online updater option, update assets. And add cores. Then edit the settings as needed. If you want the XMB interface, go into drivers and choose xmb in the menu driver section.
I’ll keep this thread up-to-date with RetroArch news and changes. For now, I’ll start with a guide to build an up-to-date RetroArch I assume you can SSH into your GS already. Setup First let’s setup the build environment sudo apt-get install git build-essential sudo apt-get build-dep retroarch Then let’s clone the repo git clone https://github.com/libretro/RetroArch.git retroarch Enter the directory and run the following commands cd retroarch ./configure --disable-vulkan --disable-ffmpeg…
Right. So can you please let me know what you have done? If you can give me exactly what you typed; not just what you followed, but what you typed into your command line, we can go from there.
I have a feeling that your shortcut that you have in your homescreen is directing towards the old installation. If you scroll up you can see a few solutions.
But to be honest, if you just want 1.7.8 for the XMB interface, don’t bother. We will be here for another 20 posts getting it into a useable state. The resolution really isn’t suited to it. You’ll need to change the font, interface scaling, and goodness knows what else. I just fiddle and tinker by nature, and enjoy doing so. The other benefits are also great, eg AI on screen language recognition, but again, you will have to do a lot of fiddling that is far more difficult than what it takes to move a directory; not to mention things that inevitably “break” that you will need go find your own workarounds fo fix.
You’re not missing out on any performance gains sticking to 1.7.7.
Since I assume (maybe incorrectly!) that all the XMB settings and feature settings are stored in the Retroarch configs, is it worth trying to save the configuration files from your working install, and then using those on a clean install rather than trying to document all the steps required to create those configs?
In the event that features are added/removed between versions, I’d be careful with doing that. You can inadvertently break things.
Keeping a spare copy, and comparing sections that are similar and replacing them subjectively would be the best bet. That said, it shouldn’t be that difficult to just redo your config files from scratch.
The steps documented above are actually documenting how to do a clean install, including all of the assets etc to actually use XMB and other things. They just so happen to include how to update to the latest version of retroarch. Just copying the config file over to a stock setup unfortunately won’t give you the XMB interface. Think of it like putting a Ferrari steering wheel on a VW beetle, and expecting it to go faster.
As for the settings to make XMB look nice, I guess it’s more not many people use it, since the screen resolution is honestly a bit too small. Potentially I could upload my settings, but that would also include uploading the font I used, and instructions on how to install them etc. and would no doubt not be to everyone’s liking. (I enjoy squinting at tiny UIs)
@AznableMiao If you install/update the shader assets, you can use them. The stock installation doesn’t haven’t them installed to keep it lightweight and fast, I’m assuming.