[ RetroArch] [1.8.4] [ HDStation4 ] program with which you can play many emulators and games

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[ RetroArch] [1.8.4] [ HDStation4 ] program with which you can play many emulators and games

Post by QNAP_Stephane » Wed Jul 06, 2016 5:17 pm

Source : http://www.libretro.com/index.php/retroarch-2/

https://www.qnapclub.eu/fr/qpkg/338

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unzip, install within HDStation menu, Enjoy

Note fully tested, dont have joystick to see if it is compatible with HDStation environment
please follow documentation for setup

About :

RetroArch is most popularly known for being a program with which you can play many emulators and games, which have all been customized and tailor-ported to the libretro API.

It is designed to be fast, lightweight, and portable. It tries to be on the cutting edge of technology in terms of technolog supported as well as trying to be as backwards compatible as possible, a paradoxical goal if any. It has features few other dedicated games / emulators have, such as:

Real-time rewinding and GGPO netplay
Libretro’s serialization support allows features such as rollback based netplay to be easily implementable. It also allows you to rewind your games in real-time.

Multi-pass shaders (up to 8-pass)

It was one of the first programs out of the gates to have frontend shader support to begin with. RetroArch has its own shader spec that is being extensively used and implemented by various other programs unrelated to RetroArch/libretro.
It is also one of the only programs of its kind that supports up to 16 shader passes along with up to 128 shader parameters supported. You can find many impressive shaders that can enhance the in-game look of a game.

Game aware shading
Remote networked sound support
A built-in GUI/OSD system
RetroArch can change its entire appearance with a few button clicks. It can turn into a low-resolution but functional UI (RGUI) into a full-fledged XMB clone, and so on.

Impeccable Linux support

RetroArch was first out of the gates in many respects with support for Wayland, DRM/KMS, and many other graphics technologies which are still not standard in many Linux programs. It is designed to be as dependency-less as possible while also making it possible for custom-made versions of RetroArch to be made with specific support for several new APIs.
Unlike many other programs, Linux is not treated as second-class citizen but as first-class citizen.
Impeccable backwards compatibility
How many other Mac programs support PowerPCs, 32bit and 64bit Intel Macs all at the same time ?
Libretro/RetroArch keeps platforms alive with new content long after they have passed their expiration date. See PlayStation3, PSP, Wii, Gamecube, etc. The list goes on.

A cross-platform game console

The goal for Retroarch is to have a game console platform unrestrained by platform boundaries and architecture differences. To this end, it strives to support as many platforms as possible.
And more…

What platforms does it support?

Linux (x86 and x86_64)
Windows (32bit/64bit)
Mac OSX (Intel/PowerPC)
Playstation 3 (PS3 SDK)
PlayStation Portable (PSP)
PlayStation Vita/TV
Xbox 1 (XDK)
Xbox 360 (XeXDK/Libxenon)
Gamecube
Wii
Nintendo 3DS
Raspberry Pi (and various other ARM hardware through Lakka)
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GCW Zero
Android
Blackberry (10/Playbook)
iOS
Javascript (ASM.js – Enscripten)
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Re: [ RetroArch] [ HDStation ] program with which you can play many emulators and games

Post by toall » Mon Aug 08, 2016 2:14 am

I just install ,play at HDSTATION but don`t show anything.

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Re: [ RetroArch] [ HDStation ] program with which you can play many emulators and games

Post by QNAP_Stephane » Mon Aug 08, 2016 2:24 am

What is your nas and hdstation version ..
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Re: [ RetroArch] [ HDStation ] program with which you can play many emulators and games

Post by toall » Mon Aug 08, 2016 2:28 am

TS-453mini with the last hdstation version and Qts

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Re: [ RetroArch] [ HDStation ] program with which you can play many emulators and games

Post by QNAP_Stephane » Mon Aug 08, 2016 2:32 am

Strange tested on ts-453pro and working here... does it showup something on your screen
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Re: [ RetroArch] [ HDStation ] program with which you can play many emulators and games

Post by toall » Thu Aug 11, 2016 6:47 pm

That's is show when run retroarch anthing more
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Re: [ RetroArch] [ HDStation ] program with which you can play many emulators and games

Post by QNAP_Stephane » Sat Aug 13, 2016 12:28 am

mmmmmmm strange need a x63 to test i will check with France Office here if possible to get one
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Re: [ RetroArch] [ HDStation ] program with which you can play many emulators and games

Post by maudrid » Sun Aug 21, 2016 7:15 am

Installed this, when I run it nothing hapens.
Looked in the terminal and saw this error on startup:
/opt/RetroArch/bin/retroarch: error while loading shared libraries: libslp.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

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Re: [ RetroArch] [ HDStation ] program with which you can play many emulators and games

Post by QNAP_Stephane » Sun Aug 21, 2016 7:09 pm

maudrid wrote:Installed this, when I run it nothing hapens.
Looked in the terminal and saw this error on startup:
/opt/RetroArch/bin/retroarch: error while loading shared libraries: libslp.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory


I will check for this issue... what is your NAS ? and HDStation version ?
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Re: [ RetroArch] [ HDStation ] program with which you can play many emulators and games

Post by maudrid » Sun Aug 21, 2016 11:11 pm

Model:TS-453A
Current firmware version:4.2.1
HS_Station 3.1.6

I messed a round witht the startup_RetroArch.sh.
One thing I find odd is that the value starts with "/". There is no opt directory in the root.
QPKG_DIR=/opt/$QPKG_NAME

Also I did not find libslp.so.1 anywhere on the system.
I downloaded it from here: https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/ut ... 1/1.2.1-10
Placed the file in about 5 different locations where I thought it would be in the library path, but I still get the same error.

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Re: [ RetroArch] [ HDStation ] program with which you can play many emulators and games

Post by QNAP_Stephane » Sun Aug 21, 2016 11:34 pm

maudrid wrote:Model:TS-453A
Current firmware version:4.2.1
HS_Station 3.1.6

I messed a round witht the startup_RetroArch.sh.
One thing I find odd is that the value starts with "/". There is no opt directory in the root.
QPKG_DIR=/opt/$QPKG_NAME

Also I did not find libslp.so.1 anywhere on the system.
I downloaded it from here: https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/ut ... 1/1.2.1-10
Placed the file in about 5 different locations where I thought it would be in the library path, but I still get the same error.


How did you checked ? you check inside the chroot ?

you can do it with openssh_HD or lilyterm...

the /opt is created inside the chroot when application is installed
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Re: [ RetroArch] [ HDStation ] program with which you can play many emulators and games

Post by maudrid » Mon Aug 22, 2016 4:50 am

You are probably right about the path existing.

I made some progress.
Found the place where the library is loaded from and copied the file there:
/share/CACHEDEV1_DATA/.qpkg/RetroArch/opt/x86_64-linux-gnu/
Next I found that the library I downloaded from the link above is 32bit so I got the 64 bit version from here:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/ut ... p1/1.2.1-9
Now this error is resolved and I have a new one:
/opt/RetroArch/bin/retroarch: error while loading shared libraries: libdnet.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

It's late now and I will have a look at downloading the missing library later.

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Re: [ RetroArch] [ HDStation ] program with which you can play many emulators and games

Post by skywalke7 » Mon Aug 22, 2016 6:47 am

I have the same version numbers as Maudrid as my RetroArch launcher is doing the same - just spinning/loading but getting no where.

I hope it's possible to get this working. I have tried so many ways in VMs and containers and in Windows and Linux and get errors relating to the graphics drivers not supporting OpenGL or Direct3D.

I noticed Supertux works in HDStation though so does this mean graphic hardware acceleration or OpenGL/D3D works in HDStation?

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Re: [ RetroArch] [ HDStation ] program with which you can play many emulators and games

Post by QNAP_Stephane » Mon Aug 22, 2016 1:54 pm

I will try to get a 53A to debug.. on my 53PRO it is launching fine

yes opengl are working
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Re: [ RetroArch] [ HDStation ] program with which you can play many emulators and games

Post by maudrid » Mon Aug 22, 2016 7:33 pm

I got it to load after adding libdnet.so.2.
I will update with more details later.

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