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New RetroFE modular installation on EmuMovies FTP


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I've uploaded a new modular RetroFE system to the EmuMovies FTP site, at /Official/Retro FE Media Pack
While it contains a README.txt as well, a bit of explanation:
- The RetroFE base xxx.zip file contains the base RetroFE installation for version xxx, with the latest executable. It's not very different from what you can find in the download section at RetroFE, except that it does not have the (nearly empty) Sega Genesis and Arcade collection.
- The MAME 0.yyy emulator.zip file contains the MAME emulator installation for version yyy. All the collections currently in the set use MAME as their emulator, and the launchers all point to this installation.
- The rest of the zip files contain collections, as complete as I have them, with launchers for Linux and Windows. Just unzip them in the RetroFE directory.
- The emulators directory contains the MAME artwork (bezels), which can you simply drag and drop as a whole into your RetroFE directory. The MAME installation mentioned above will automatically use them.

Basically, all you need to do is take the base (or use your own), unzip the MAME installation if you want, unzip the collections you want, add them to your Main collection's menu.txt file, add your games, and enjoy. :) The sets are mostly based on HyperSpin 1.0 XML files, so finding the corresponding games should be easy. :)

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RetroFE executable updates will be posted in the future, in which case the base system will be updated, and a separate update zip will be provided. For now though, 0.7.21 is the latest version.

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Is there access to the documentation without having a current membership?  Just looking for info to read before I can get my membership.

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5 hours ago, TragicallyGeek said:

Is there access to the documentation without having a current membership?  Just looking for info to read before I can get my membership.

Sure, just check http://www.retrofe.nl

You can find documentation there, but also a download of the front-end itself to play around with. Membership here is only needed if you want the movies and/or the art sets. What's on the FTP is just a convenience, not a requirement to use RetroFE. :)

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The modular system seems to have been moved to the Official section. There's a MAME update (including bezels) in the Upload section for now.

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Circo has given me write access to the Official section, so I've cleaned and updated the set there. Have a look at /Official/Retro FE Media Pack to get a nice RetroFE installation up and running very quickly.

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Updated the RetroFE base package to 0.8.0, and MAME package to 0.184.

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Bezels updated with the latest work from Krakerman, and some of ci2own's Unified Bezel project.

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Bezels updated with the latest work from Krakerman.
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Bezels updated with the latest work from Krakerman and griffin518.

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Updated the RetroFE base.zip to the latest (0.8.6) release. This also contains an update of the Aeon Nox theme to make use of some of the new features.

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Bezels updated with the latest work from Derek Moore.

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MAME set updated to 0.187 with MAME EXTRAs.

Missing wheels (no_casino_clones_mahjong_electro_utilities):

cfboy0a1
dodgeman
enmadaio
futflash
galgame3
galgame4
glpracr2
hangzo
jumpkun
kokoroj2
lastbank
micrombc
mp_gunhe
patapata
patocar
piratesh
polyplay2
revngr84
skyrobo
sonicfgt
techbowl
tekkencw
ultracin
victoryc


Missing videos (no_casino_clones_mahjong_electro_utilities):

barata
carnking
eeekk
futflash
gobyrc
jumpkun
micrombc
mp_gunhe
patapata
patocar
revngr84
scyclone
skyrobo
sushibar
techbowl
technodr
ultracin
victoryc

 

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RetroFE base pack updated to version 0.8.13.

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Bezels updated with the latest work from Krakerman (>100 bezels).

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Added nearly 80 bezels by UDb23 from the RetroPie forums.

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Bezels updated with the latest work from Krakerman and Derek Moore.

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Is it just me or are there folders missing on the ftp?

 

all i can see is:

Retro FE media pack -> Emulators -> MAME

that's all the folders in there... i'm brand new but that doesn't look right. what have i done wrong?

 

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4 hours ago, shrewduser said:

Is it just me or are there folders missing on the ftp?

all i can see is:

Retro FE media pack -> Emulators -> MAME

that's all the folders in there... i'm brand new but that doesn't look right. what have i done wrong?

 

See the OP. :)

Everything is packed into zip files; the only folder structure is a drag-and-drop set of MAME bezels that you can use.

Basically you download the RetroFE base zip file, and unpack it. This creates a RetroFE directory with all the front-end's files in it. Then, if you don't feel like setting up your own emulators, simply unpack the MAME emulator zip file in the created RetroFE directory. This sets up your emulator for all the other packages. Then unzip the system packages (e.g. Super Nintendo Entertainment System.zip) that you want, and add the name to the collections/Main/menu.txt file. This will add all the artwork for a specific console/arcade set to your RetroFE setup. Then add your roms (that's something we cannot provide for you), and you're ready to play.

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6 hours ago, shrewduser said:

Ah i understand thanks a lot :)

i might try to add retroarch and more systems.

 

Sure, give it a try, and let me know if you run into any trouble. :)

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I've started building my own cabinet and came across retrofe and emumovies.  I'm very impressed with the work done on both and currently have the retrofe media pack downloading.  

 

I have no programming experience  (will try to learn some basics to take full advatage of the software eventually) though and had some questions.  

 

When I unzip the files to the retrofe directory am I unzipping to c/retrofe?  Or somewhere else?  Do you have any tips where I can start learning command prompt as it relates to retrofe?  Could steam games be added to the front end?

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