ARpiCADE 4.4 pre-alpha

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Re: ARpiCADE 4.4 pre-alpha

Post by kylecities » Wed Sep 07, 2022 1:01 am

Yeah, totally understood. I don't understand the inner workings, but was hoping the emulator settings wouldn't change. If the screen layout was correct, I'd be happy, but can't seem to get it to look right.

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Re: ARpiCADE 4.4 pre-alpha

Post by astro_ZOMBIE138 » Wed Sep 07, 2022 1:33 am

Same here, I was hoping there was a way to get the .elf(I think that's what it is) from 4.3 working for newer pi's. I can't load anything but 4.4 on my pi4 and it just doesn't display properly rendering it a paper weight in this scenario. I am by no means making demands or feel entitled to anything, just really wanted the 4 to work. My pi3 works great for now but the added power would be awesome. Has to be a resolution issue or something with 4.4 as my 3 runs fine on the exact same Arpicade and cabinet monitor. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication to this community dee2er, it is very much appreciated.

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Re: ARpiCADE 4.4 pre-alpha

Post by astro_ZOMBIE138 » Mon Sep 12, 2022 1:00 am

Just to document some of my findings on here if I leave resswitch as the 4.4 default I can launch most roms in 240p, it has the screen issue present. If I use the resswitch patch it will launch some games(dodonpachi, nothing else in my photo), not many and the screen issue is only present in attract. Tested in mame 230, 203, 172.
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Re: ARpiCADE 4.4 pre-alpha

Post by RaMpAgE_3007 » Tue Sep 13, 2022 6:07 am

astro_ZOMBIE138 wrote:
Thu Sep 01, 2022 1:06 am
I ran into the issue where I cannot run 4.3 on my Pi4 8gb. Tried updating eeprom and all that stuff to no avail. I can run 4.4 on my Pi and it seems to work minus one issue. My screen has a tearing, wavy or smearing effect at the top where the image is being pulled to the side. I've tested in a horizontal and Vertical setup. The Arpicade is primarily for a vertical 25" WG K7000 15khz monitor. I see it in 240p and the default low res does weird things with the image like squishing or stretching. Any suggestions or advice or is it the 4.4 build?
I have the same issue

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Re: ARpiCADE 4.4 pre-alpha

Post by RaMpAgE_3007 » Tue Sep 13, 2022 6:11 am

As above, also with a white boarder around the games, 4.3 will not work on my version of the Pi, 4.4 will boot.

I'll wait for an improvement for this version Pi, still have my Pi3b+ works great.

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Re: ARpiCADE 4.4 pre-alpha

Post by dee2eR » Mon Dec 05, 2022 6:35 am

I swapped a known good Pi4 for a new Pi4 that didn't like 4.3 and had a chance to check this new Pi4 thing out for myself. Unfortunately it is a hardware change and you cannot run older firmware on the new Pi4s to make old Pi4 software work.

Fortunately I found a (hacky) way to make newer 2022 Pi4s run 4.3... see the 4.3 release thread (bottom of first post) for the extra files required (overwrite the 4.3 originals). 480i still won't work on the newer Pi4s but everything else seems OK (so far at least). I recommend everyone that isn't using lightgun(s) to use 4.3 over 4.4, excepting 480i new Pi4s can now run it the same as older ones.

I may do a further lightgun focused release but otherwise I'm pretty sure the 4.4 branch of ARpiCADE is now dead. For now 4.3 continues to be the 'current' Pi4 release...

Thank you all for the feedback and patience.

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