I have a question about running things in RetroPie (EmulationStation).
I have what seems to be everything installed correctly. By this, I mean I have a system in EmulationStation called Pico8, and I have a list of cartridge games that boot just fine when selected.
At some point, I added a script file that appeared at the top of the Pico8 game list. When selected, this script booted straight into SPLORE, and loaded the main SPLORE browser. I had an SD Card failure, and as a result, I had to revert back to an older image of my RetroPie before I added Pico8. I have the cartridge games in my Pico8 system and they boot just fine as before, but the script I acquired beforehand has been misplaced. I can't for the life of me remember where I got it etc.
I have read tutorials (such as the one here) that demonstrate creating the script, such as +Start PICO-8.sh, and then adding code such as this:
When I run the script from the games list, Pico8 loads, but I get an error saying
COULD NOT LOAD /HOME PIE/RETROPIE/ROMS/PICO8/+START PICO-8.SH it loads SPLORE
TYPE HELP FOR HELP
If I type SPLORE and press enter, it loads the SPLORE Browser.
The script I had beforehand booted straight to the SPLORE Browser without the need to type SPLORE. I would like the script to do this as the plan is to user Pico8 without a keyboard.
Please can you help me to get a working script that sits in the games list of the Pico8 system to boot straight into the SPLORE Browser area.
I hope the above makes sense, and thanks ever so much in advance for your help.
It looks like your config is trying to run pico8 with your shell script as ROM (so 'path/to/pico8 -run path/to/script-to-start-with-splore'), which can’t work.
There are other threads about retropie config on the bbs, you should check them out to see how to do this!
Have you read the existing threads?
I think you may have to configure two systems: one with 'pico8 -run %ROM%' to see carts as games in ES and run them with pico8, and another entry just to run 'pico8 -splore'.
I haven’t used retropie or ES, but with pegasus-frontend I was able to configure a custom game ('_splore.png') in my pico8 game collection to run a special command, so in the end I see only one pico8 system but the first game lets me get splore. I don’t know if that would be possible with retropie!
Hi again merwok. Yes I have read those threads, multiple times might I add. In the end, I did configure two systems as you have suggested.
I was hoping that someone would know how to somehow have a script in the standard %ROM% command system to do this. As I said, I did have a script that I added from somewhere before the SD card failure, so I know it can be done.
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