[mythtv-users] MythGame and SNES emulator woes
byron at dreamtech.org
Mon Nov 21 15:45:13 EST 2005
Jesse Guardiani wrote:
> byron wrote:
>> My recent Myth project has been to get MythGame functional. My goal was
>> to get MAME, NES and SNES all working through the MythGame interface.
>> So far I've been successful in getting MAME and NES roms detected and
>> playable through MythGame. However SNES has proven to be a little
>> My problem:
>> When going into the games menu it scans for SNES games every time but
>> never updates the UI or the database as far as I can tell. Running the
>> emulators from a console works in both zsnes and snes9x. I do not see
>> any info logged to the backend log with verbose set to all, nor do I see
>> anything sent the console when running mythfrontend from the command
>> line. I have tried zipped and unzipped roms with varying permissions
>> all to no avail. I've also tried using both zsnes and snes9x without
>> Here is my config as it appears in setup
>> Dropdown: Zsnes
>> binary: /usr/games/bin/zsnes -m
>> rompath: /media/emu/snes/roms
>> screenshots: (blank)
>> The setup seems very simple I just don't see what I'm doing wrong.
>> Anyone have any ideas? Is there a way to increase logging with
> Yeah, wrap the snes9x binary with a shell script that logs command line
> options as well as
> command output.
> That's what I did. I had more trouble with xmame than snes9x though.
> I'll try to get you
> my command line later tonight.
> First, some questions:
> 1.) Why zsnes? Why not snes9x? I've had better performance, features,
> and general luck
> with snes9x 0.43. Just don't forget to make it suid root or DGA won't
> 2.) What versions are you running?
> 3.) You're running Gentoo, right?
> 4.) Which ROMs? Some don't pass their checksums, like Super Metroid, so
> won't add them.
1: No reason in particular. I vaguely remember seeing that some people
preferred zsnes. However, snes9x exhibits the same behavior. I have no
real preference either way.
2: MythTV 0.18.1
4: Roms were retrieved from Vimm's Lair http://vimm.net (if it makes any
Super Mario World
Super Mario Kart
Super Mario All-Stars
Super Mario RPG
Legend of Zelda (Link to the past)
Donkey Kong Country
Final Fantasy 3
Super Castlevania IV
I'll write up a wrapper script tonight to see if I can get some more
visibility on the matter.
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