This video is a companion piece to RetroHandhelds and RetroGameCorp’s setup guides – I was knee deep in note taking for GarlicOS when they released their setup guides. So instead of wasting time on that, I am rather going to add some extra info that they never touched in their videos.
I still don’t recommend this for newcomers since it’s still in development and has quite a few quirks.
While stock firmware is possibly better right now in terms of ease of use, it will become the definitive OS for the RG35XX in a few weeks’ time.
Use the 2 card setup
Flash a small SD card with the main firmware (don’t bother expanding the partition)
Add your bios files to the first SD card
Then copy the ROMS folder system to a FAT32 64GB card as your ROMS SD card
Again, for a detailed setup check out those other YouTube channels.
Playstation will not work if your ROMS are in folders – I have removed all my ROMS from folders to be safe.
Only use .CHD files for Playstation.
INSTALLING BIOS FILES
Remember to put the neogeo bios file, in the NEOGEO roms folder.
Copy your bios files over to the ROMS partition on the firmware SD card (TF1). Go to CFW > retroarch > .retroarch > system and then copy all your bios files over (If you don’t see the .retroarch folder, just click on view>show>hidden items)
Usually if you’re having problems with gameplay it’s either that your bios files are in the wrong place or you have a bad ROM file.
MOST RECENT UPDATES 5 JAN 2023
Favourites are in alphabetical order now
Improvements to SNES performance (Different default core)
Integer scaling works properly now
MY INTIAL SETUP TIPS
If you want to try the Gamepad support – create a file called waitForUSB with no file extension and place it in the misc partition’s root folder.
To create a file with no file extension open Notepad, go to file>save as, type “waitForUSB” (include quotation marks) as the filename and save this to the misc partition (TF1)
If you’re having issues with performance or scaling, leave the scaling to default fullscreen mode.
GBA: turn off full screen and set it to keep aspect ratio, filter – Grid3x and remember to save override to core or folder (more detail in my video).
GB: remove fullscreen, set to integer scaling, video filter – Gameboy3x_DMG – you HAVE to save Content Directory override to avoid colouring GBC.
GBC – fullscreen off, integer scaling on, video filter Grid3x