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Does anyone know if the shield tv and retro arch can load network stored games over Ethernet? Thanks.

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Shield TV has GRID streaming (on-demand PC gaming) and PC-streaming from your PC desktop.

 

Some Android emulators have discussed save games on dropbox but I haven't seen rom support.   Retroarch doesn't support either AFAIK.

Is this what you mean?

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My Hyperspin setup uses an SDCard on Shield portable and a USB-hard drive (with all the CDROM based systems) on Shield TV.

 

I don't think any of the emulators can find roms stored on a network share.   Retro16 (snes) can store saves on Google Drive.

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All of my Roms are on network drives.  They all launch no problem through hyperspin.  I havent tested cd based systems much.  Might be some lag there.  You just map the network drive on your pc to a normal drive letter.

 

Just realised the question was specific to sheild tv./... oops. 

Edited by FrankyRizzo

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Yeah, this is an OS feature and I don't think Android supports drive-mapping in this way (yet)

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This is a basic feature of linux (which Android is based upon) but it's not a standard Android feature so you'll need to root and follow instructions on sites like XDA.

I suggest getting a USB hard drive though.

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Okay, so I want to provide some details for anyone looking to do this and keep a persistent link from their shield for the networked drive.  This should work on other Android devices too.

 

First of all, root will be required.  I'm not going to detail the steps of gaining root access, please refer to XDA for that.

 

Here are the proper steps to set this up:

1. root your device
2. install busybox
3. create the folder that matches <folder on SDCARD> in the script below, where SDCARD is the internal memory
4. run the script on network start (I use SManager for this, and check the "Net", and "Su" options
5. go into SuperSU and make sure the "Enable su during boot" option is turned on
 
And the script:
setenforce Permissive
su --mount-master -c busybox mount -o username=<username>,password=<password>,rw,noperm -t cifs //<ipaddress>/<share> /data/media/0/<folder on SDCARD>

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Hello Loueradun,

can you do anything with this???

kickstart_rom_file=/sdcard/Download/Amiga/kick.rom

chipmem_size=1

bogomem_size=2

use_gui=no

nr_floppies=2

cpu_type=68000

cpu_speed=real

cpu_compatible=true

ntsc=false

chipset=ocs

immediate_blits=false

gfx_linemode=double

gfx_framerate=1

sound_output=normal

sound_frequency=44100

sound_channels=mixed

sound_interpol=none

show_leds=true

floppy_speed=100

gfx_center_vertical=smart

gfx_center_horizontal=smart

gfx_color_mode=16

floppy0=/sdcard/Download/Amiga/Rick Dangerous.adf

It's a (.cfg) to directly start Amiga games with the UAE core in RetroArch, can't get it to work though. All I get is a black screen :/

sample cfg.zip

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