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    Posted: 01 December 2017 at 1:00pm
This topic aim to publish the OpenPB4 project.

The end of this project is to make an open source repository where developers will find info for compile or porting new software to Pandora Box 4. The end is not to make an usable SD "ready to use", like for example Linux advanced users will be delegated to create their own distribution and share to others!

If you're a developer... this is the right topic! If you're not a developer continue to read and think to use a "distribution" (and, why not, contribute with a donation)

For now i made success with these part:
- working kernel
- working base armhf distribution used for compile: (debian jessie armhf)
- working retroarch (published config used for make it work)
- working emulation station, ported the RetroPie fork, with videopreview!
- working porting of lemon launcher with some "bad patch" that enable video preview
- working libretro cores
- working scummvm

experimental: patch for emulation station for rotate of 90 degree (needed for vertical screens)

still missing the joystick driver, for now the users distribution will use a blob writen by RedBox, when i will have a Pandora Box with a serial tty connected for debug purpose i will accomplish also this stuff (if someone want to make me a gift i promise to complete this task, i'm very sorry but don't know use of a solder! ;)) In my opinion that driver sucks 'cause it miss some features like debounce, the author anyway even if he stolen a GPLed driver don't want to release the source, so don't blame me, i promise to rewrite it when i will be able to do that.

Developers are welcome, here we can make a community!
Also skilled users are welcome.



for now we have the first "distribution" made by Myzar! :)
(link will be updated soon)


First to put the SD on Pandora just follow this easy step....
If you use VGA/HDMI just delete script_cga.bin from first partition and copy the script_vga.bin with the name script_cga.bin, YOU MUST DO THIS STEP WITHOUT TURN ON PANDORA, JUST AFTER CREATE THE IMAGE!!! DURING FIRST BOOT OPENPB4 INITALIZE SOME FILES!

If you don't do this you will get black screen!
After done this, if you get small screen just use Linux and delete the file /.retroarch/retroarch.cfg



I want to suggest you to check also RedBox work at:
https://github.com/sebastian404/japb_retroarch/tree/aus_pb4
https://github.com/sebastian404/japb_retroarch



Edited by zanac - 02 February 2018 at 10:19am
OpenPB4:
https://github.com/zanac/OpenPB4

AUS_PB4 by RedBox:
https://github.com/sebastian404/japb_retroarch/tree/aus_pb4
https://github.com/sebastian404/japb_retroarch
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01/12/2017 - PSX Porting done.
OpenPB4:
https://github.com/zanac/OpenPB4

AUS_PB4 by RedBox:
https://github.com/sebastian404/japb_retroarch/tree/aus_pb4
https://github.com/sebastian404/japb_retroarch
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Thank you very much zanac great work.
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This is the first openPB4 image , now your little box can play many many new games thx to retroarch and zanac's ports , this image is literally full of games, that's why is so big, what we have here is:

Optimized zanac's 0169 retroarc, optimized emulstation sql branch , full emulstation with artwork and screenshots, full romsets for many consoles:

Daphne with Dragon's lair , Space Ace & Cliff Hanger
Atari 2600 with 51 games
Nes with 768 games
Snes with 782 games
MasterSystem with 271 games
Megadrive with 784 games
Sega32X with 32 games
SegaCd with one game due to space Secret of Monkey's Island
GameBoy Advance with 102 games
PcEngine with 291 games
Msx with 217 games
Psx with 18 games
N64 with super mario 64 only , it can only play good that

It's another new world for our little box, be patient it needs one minute to load everything but is worth the waiting , you'll be amazed.

I've included a lighter emulstation version without artwork which boots fast, Lemon Spaghetti is also included. You can switch at boot pressin P1+B2

Well Enjoy !!


Fixed link:

https://mega.nz/#F!tvhHxY7K!cz0ixKz9Ts_r1azEgS64kg


Edited by myzar - 02 December 2017 at 6:01pm
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Originally posted by myzar myzar wrote:

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Well Enjoy !!


https://mega.nz/#F!h6QxSL7I!df6Q94PTxYxDC8Ct9UUZaQ


Seems like you make mistake in mega link.. These are images posted before by RedboX
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Originally posted by MadGear83 MadGear83 wrote:

Originally posted by myzar myzar wrote:

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Well Enjoy !!


https://mega.nz/#F!h6QxSL7I!df6Q94PTxYxDC8Ct9UUZaQ


Seems like you make mistake in mega link.. These are images posted before by RedboX


my bad you are right i'll fix the post too

https://mega.nz/#F!tvhHxY7K!cz0ixKz9Ts_r1azEgS64kg
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Grazie ragazzi bel lavoro !!!

Thank you bros !!! Excellent work !!!!

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Great!! Thank you myzar.. will check this out!
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Myzar thank to help the open pb 4 project! I will try your image soon!
OpenPB4:
https://github.com/zanac/OpenPB4

AUS_PB4 by RedBox:
https://github.com/sebastian404/japb_retroarch/tree/aus_pb4
https://github.com/sebastian404/japb_retroarch
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Attention

file corrupted part 14 and 16 missing
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Originally posted by Hernia Hernia wrote:

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file corrupted part 14 and 16 missing


you are faster than my upspeed , they should be there now
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ahahahah thank you ! ;)
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hi
on my Pandora Box 4x VGA Jamma, the screen of each game is small does not fill the whole screen Unhappy
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Seriously cool work guys. Repect to all of you working on this. Boy I'd love to do a dedicated arcade game on PB hardware.. it would be pretty amazing Smile
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Originally posted by Hernia Hernia wrote:

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on my Pandora Box 4x VGA Jamma, the screen of each game is small does not fill the whole screen Unhappy


We fixed your vga problem in pm by deleting .config/retroarch/retroarch.cfg and let it to to be recreated with defaults, that will fix the small screen with vga for people not able to change it from retroarch gui.

Daphne also runs in cga mode so in a small screen on vga , to fix that , make a txt file named param.txt write vga and save it in the windows sd partition



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I confirm, with your help everything works !
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Mizar Its possible to launch rgui with your release?
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Originally posted by apiso apiso wrote:

Mizar Its possible to launch rgui with your release?


I've removed it because it sucked but yes if you want.

Open /usr/myinit

find runRetro()

change

/bin/emulationstation

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/bin/retroarch

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On my Pandora 4 VGA box, I am still getting the small screen output on all emulators.  I tried deleting the config file and let it recreate, but still tiny screen in top left.  Any other ideas?


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Originally posted by Xarr Xarr wrote:

On my Pandora 4 VGA box, I am still getting the small screen output on all emulators.  I tried deleting the config file and let it recreate, but still tiny screen in top left.  Any other ideas?




deleting it should work just tried , make sure you deleted this file

.config/retroarch/retroarch.cfg

Try again if it doesn't work open it with a txt editor and make sure there's

input_driver = "sdl"
input_joypad_driver = "sdl"
video_driver = "gl"
video_window_x = "800"
video_window_y = "600"
video_windowed_fullscreen = "false"
video_fullscreen_x = "800"
video_fullscreen_y = "600"
video_fullscreen = "true"
custom_viewport_x = "0"
custom_viewport_y = "0"
custom_viewport_width = "800"
custom_viewport_height = "600"

and NOT

input_driver = "sdl"
input_joypad_driver = "sdl"
video_driver = "gl"
video_window_x = "384"
video_window_y = "224"
video_windowed_fullscreen = "false"
video_fullscreen_x = "384"
video_fullscreen_y = "224"
video_fullscreen = "true"
custom_viewport_x = "0"
custom_viewport_y = "0"
custom_viewport_width = "362"
custom_viewport_height = "224"



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