Finally, I seem to have my Gameshell set up with pretty much everything working. I recently purchased an Odroid Go Advance, and OMG! is it awesome. Really powerful, runs some Dreamcast games pretty well and it was a delight to set up. My one runs Emuelec, so EmulationStation looks amazing once you have the games scraped. Anyway, I stole the SD card from my Gameshell to put into the OGA. Then I found another SD card and decided to put it into the Gameshell rather than leave it collecting dust. Holy sh!t, I forgot how much of a pain the Gameshell was to set up. To start off with, flashing the SD card using Etcher and the v.5 image takes hours and hours, 12 in total! It might be my PC, but when I flashed the DEOT custom image, it only took about an hour?! Anyway, back to the v.5 version. Lots broken! Some systems don’t recognize zips, or SMC or other formats. The GBA emulator uses the GB emulator rom folder and sees GB, GBC and GBA roms, so you end up with GB games on the list that don’t run on that emulator. I learned through this forum how to fix those, so thanks to those that put up the info. I never managed to get the Coleco emulator working and the N64 emulator wouldn’t install as it couldn’t find the online file. I couldn’t find a fix, so the next best thing was to flash the DEOT custom firmware. Pretty nice OS, lots of stuff installed that you don’t get with the standard OS, but some of the emulators were a bit iffy. The only way I could get full speed and no glitchy sound with the SNES emulator, was to overclock it to 1400mhz. The emulator ran much better, but I wasn’t happy with overclocking the Gameshell, so went back to v.5 again. Now after hours of tweaking, I’m finally happy with the setup. All the built in emulators now see the roms properly, non working emulators (for me it was Coleco and N64) are deleted from the OS menu. Bios files and arcade samples seem to be in the correct place and all seem to be working. The only thing I’ve just noticed I haven’t set up yet is the onscreen keyboard for fuse. I’m sure it has one, but I might be mistaking that with Fuse on my GCW Zero?!
I don’t mean to sound whingy as I know a lot of work has been put into the OS and I understand how easy it is to miss a rom format in a config, but that took a lot of reading and trial and error to get the OS to work as it should. Thankfully I’m the kind of person that likes seeing how things work, and this was fun… if a little frustrating at times.
My GCW Zero was always my goto handheld, it just runs most emulators better than the Gameshell. Now I have the OGA, it’ll probably be the one I reach for now. What about the Gameshell? As far as I’m concerned, it’s still the coolest looking out of the three, I even like the quirky offset pixel LCD display! So it’s a keeper, and when I’m not tearing about in DC Crazy Taxi on the OGA, I’ll be playing Link’s Awakening on the Gameshell.
So, Thanks to all those folks on the forum with their tips and advice.