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kerflug

SNES Not Launching (NVidia Shield TV)

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First of all, I want to thank this forum for all of the info.  It was a great help in me getting things setup.

I have most things working properly but am having an issue launching SNES games, Gameboy and a few other consoles.  NES, MAME and all Sega seem to work fine.

I have tried to launch the games in Retroarch directly and they work fine.

My current setup has Hyperspin running off of a USB drive.

My log.txt doesn't seem to be updating, here is all it says, and the times haven't updated in hours.

07:00:23 AM |  HyperSpin Started 
07:00:23 AM |  Going FullScreen 
07:00:24 AM |  Checking for updates 
07:00:24 AM |  Update Check Complete 
07:00:24 AM |  Startup program: HyperSpin Startup Script.exe 
07:00:24 AM |  Startup params not set 
07:00:24 AM |  Working directory: S:\Hyperspin\Scripts\ 
07:00:24 AM |  Window State: NORMAL 
07:00:24 AM |  Launching HyperSpin Startup Script.exe 
07:00:24 AM |  Command Line is HyperSpin Startup Script.exe  
07:00:42 AM |  Playing intro video 
07:01:03 AM |  Error intializing joysticks 
07:01:03 AM |  Menu Mode is multi 
07:01:03 AM |  Loading Main Menu.xml 
07:01:04 AM |  Main Menu.xml successfully loaded 
07:01:06 AM |  Main Menu wheel loaded successfully 
07:02:27 AM |  Exit program unavailable 
07:02:27 AM |  Quiting Hyperspin 
07:02:27 AM |  Bye! 

My HyperLaunch.log says

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10:20:53 AM |  HyperLaunch v2.25c
10:20:53 AM |  System Specs:
        HyperSpin Dir: S:\Hyperspin
        OS: WIN_7
        OS Language: 0409
        OS Admin Status: No
        Monitor #1 (\\.\DISPLAY1): 1280x1024 (1280x984 work)
        HyperSpin Res: 800x600
        AHK Version: 1.1.07.03
10:20:53 AM |  HyperLaunch launched directly
10:23:02 AM |  HyperLaunch received "Super Nintendo Entertainment System" and "7th Saga, The (USA)"
10:23:03 AM |  INI Keys read
10:23:03 AM |  Checking paths
10:23:05 AM |  Cannot find: S:\Hyperspin\Modules\Super Nintendo Entertainment System\Super Nintendo Entertainment System.ahk
You do not have a HyperLaunch 2 module for Super Nintendo Entertainment System. Please create one or check HyperList.


 

I checked the Modules folder and the SNES directory contains 4 AHK files, I created a copy of the SNES9x one and renamed it just as above, wasn't sure if that would help.

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I pulled those off the USB drive that's running Hyperspin on my Nvidia Shield.

 

I followed these instructions.

**link deleted**

Instead of installing on my main 16GB drive I installed onto a USB drive.  I downloaded Retroarch and all the cores, and most of the systems seem to run just fine.

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1 minute ago, kerflug said:

I pulled those off the USB drive that's running Hyperspin on my Nvidia Shield

OK, those are from the last time you run it on a PC I guess. Not gonna help for the Shield side I'm afraid :( Logs are a pain to get on android

 

What specific issues do you have on the Shield? Click on a game and nothing happens, an error, can't get into the games list etc

Need as much specifics on the issues. One system at a time

 

Most problems are related to the .ini file for each system. Capitals in the wrong place or maybe referencing the wrong retroarch core

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Click on game and screen goes black for about 2 seconds then brings me back to the wheel.

Go to Retroarch directly and run game without issue.  I was going to try and different core, but if it runs on Retroarch I'm guessing it isn't the core.

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Here is the SNES ini file.  I thought the H:\ might be causing an issue given it's referenced as S: everywhere else, but that's the same way it's referenced in the other systems that run correctly.

 

[exe info]
path=H:\hyperspin\emulators\Super Nintendo Entertainment System\
rompath=Roms/Super Nintendo Entertainment System/roms/
userompath=true
exe=com.retroarch/com.retroarch.browser.retroactivity.RetroActivityFuture
romextension=sfc
parameters=cores/bsnes_mercury_performance_libretro_android.so
searchsubfolders=false
pcgame=false
winstate=HIDDEN
hyperlaunch=true
Per_Game_Modules=false
Skipchecks=false
Hide_Cursor=use_global
Hide_Desktop=use_global
Hide_Taskbar=use_global
CPWizard_Enabled=use_global
CPWizard_Delay=use_global
CPWizard_Params=use_global
Fade_In=use_global
Fade_Out=use_global
Fade_Color=use_global
Fade_In_Duration=use_global
Fade_Out_Duration=use_global
Fade_In_Delay=use_global
7z_Enabled=use_global
7z_Extract_Dir=use_global
7z_Delete_Temp=use_global
Keymapper_Enabled=use_global
Keymapper=use_global
MultiGame_Enabled=use_global
MultiGame_Background_Color=use_global
MultiGame_Side_Padding=use_global
MultiGame_Y_Offset=use_global
MultiGame_Image_Adjust=use_global
MultiGame_Font=use_global
MultiGame_Text_1_Options=use_global
MultiGame_Text_1_Text=use_global
MultiGame_Text_2_Options=use_global
MultiGame_Text_2_Offset=use_global
MultiGame_Use_Sound=use_global
MultiGame_Sound_Frequency=use_global
MultiGame_Exit_Effect=use_global
MultiGame_Selected_Effect=use_global
MultiGame_Use_Game_Art=use_global
MultiGame_Art_Folder=use_global

[filters]
parents_only=false
themes_only=false
wheels_only=false
roms_only=false

[themes]
use_parent_vids=false
use_parent_themes=false
animate_out_default=false
reload_backgrounds=true

[wheel]
alpha=.15
small_alpha=1
style=normal
speed=high
pin_center_width=500
horz_wheel_y=512
vert_wheel_position=right
y_rotation=center
norm_large=360
norm_small=230
vert_large=400
vert_small=240
pin_large=500
pin_small=200
horz_large=240
horz_small=150
letter_wheel_x=800
letter_wheel_y=384
text_width=700
text_font=Style4
small_text_width=260
large_text_width=400
text_stroke_size=6
text_stroke_color=0x000000
text_color1=0x00BFFD
text_color2=0xFFFFFF
text_color3=0x00BFFD
color_ratio=139
shadow_distance=0
shadow_angle=45
shadow_color=0x000000
shadow_alpha=1
shadow_blur=0

[pointer]
animated=true
x=975
y=360

[video defaults]
path=H:\hyperspin\Media\Super Nintendo Entertainment System\Video\

[sounds]
game_sounds=true
wheel_click=true

[navigation]
game_jump=50
use_indexes=false
jump_timer=400
remove_info_wheel=true
remove_info_text=true
use_last_game=false
last_game=Wario's Woods (E)
random_game=false

start_on_favorites=false
[Special Art A]
default=true
active=true
x=512
y=720
in=0.4
out=0.4
length=3
delay=0
type=normal
start=bottom

[Special Art B]
default=true
active=true
x=512
y=740
in=0.4
out=0.4
length=3
delay=0
type=fade
start=none

[Special Art C]
active=false
x=512
y=384
in=0
out=0
length=3
delay=10
type=fade
start=none

[Game Text]
game_text_active    = true
show_year           = true
show_manf           = true
show_description    = true
text_color1         = 0xFD070B
text_color2         = 0xFD070B
stroke_color        = 0x000000
text_font           = Style3
text1_textsize=26
text1_strokesize=7
text1_x=32
text1_y=610
text2_textsize=36
text2_strokesize=8
text2_x=30
text2_y=640
 

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I have one suggestion that got me recently. Are your roms in zip format? If so, make sure you specify that.

romextension=zip,sfc

Edit: Sorry, I see that was already suggested.

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No, all of them are in SFC.  I uninstalled and re-installed Retroarch, I tried both the Play Store version and 1.3.6 with no luck.  I've determined only MAME, NES, Sega MS and Sega MD work.  Everything else just launches, goes black for 2 seconds then goes back to the wheel.  All of them will play if I launch them from Retroarch.

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Not trying to be a back seat moderator but you shouldn't be linking to that site. I know you're trying to show the guide you followed but still, they give away Hyperspin content and games. You're breaking forum rules (just a friendly FYI) 

What you are describing sounds like you're trying to launch RetroArch, with a core that's not been installed. 

There are a lot of cores available in the online updater and it can be confusing. Ensure it's the bsnes Mercury performance core you installed as there is one called bsnes performance. 

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2 hours ago, Honosuseri said:

Not trying to be a back seat moderator but you shouldn't be linking to that site. I know you're trying to show the guide you followed but still, they give away Hyperspin content and games. You're breaking forum rules (just a friendly FYI)

Good catch I think that was added after I read it and reply.

I have asked if the core is installed also...seems the likely cause.

@kerflug let us know. Please post your whole SNES settings file or attach it to your next post

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Yeah saw your post, although the OP said he has that core installed I'm not convinced. I use snes9x but again that has several cores to choose from. 

The ini file has been posted and I can't see anything obviously wrong. Although I would suggest having roms only=true in the filters section. 

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Got it, I DEFINITElY didn't have that core, I had the SNES and SNES2010 installed.  So I need to go and install all cores for all systems or is there a list of cores for each system that is preferred?

 

Thanks to both of you for your patience and understanding!

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2 minutes ago, kerflug said:

Got it, I DEFINITElY didn't have that core, I had the SNES and SNES2010 installed.  So I need to go and install all cores for all systems or is there a list of cores for each system that is preferred?

 

Thanks to both of you for your patience and understanding!

No worries, that question is open to many opinions. It’s a case of just researching and finding out. For SNES there’s many people that stick to snes9x.

personally I download ALL cores. Most are small but the MAME ones are pretty hefty on storage.

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I personally wouldn't download them all, partly because some cores are rubbish. For example to do the amstrad cpc you must use caprice, the croco core is useless. 

RetroArch isn't always the way to go, some dedicated emulators are better. I don't use RA for the N64, Nintendo DS, Dreamcast and Amiga for example. Although more often than not I am using RA, as I have set a quit key which is useful. 

Cores also have a habit of disappearing from the build bot. I remember a mame core vanishing which we needed to do Cave arcade games, was quite sometime before it returned. So... 

Either do as thatman suggested and install them all or if you see a system you think you might emulate down the road, install the core. 

 

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