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Author Topic: How to make a dedicated MAME 0.250 Appliance on a Raspberry Pi 4/Pi 400  (Read 141065 times)

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Re: How to make a dedicated MAME 0.250 Appliance on a Raspberry Pi 4/Pi 400
« Reply #400 on: March 17, 2024, 04:23:18 pm »
Hi,

Been through almost all the steps up to changing file system to read-only.
Created and executed the script:
~/scripts/read-only-rootfs.sh

After execution, Pi boots but stops at some point.
I don't have console access, neither directly with a keyboard or with putty.

Is there something I can do to correct this or revert back to rw so I don't have to start the whole process again ?
Thanks.

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Re: How to make a dedicated MAME 0.250 Appliance on a Raspberry Pi 4/Pi 400
« Reply #401 on: March 22, 2024, 11:39:31 am »
I am currently building MAME 0.262. I will upload a fresh image once the build is successfully completed.

Hi bbegin, just wondering if you have any progress you can share on the latest version of the prebuilt SD image? Any luck building the latest version yet?

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Registered here just to comment on this thread!

Love this concept and project, I hope its not dead!

I would love to see AttractMode integrated into the version checker and update scripts!

Also, I have so far been unable to use the mame-updater script successfully.

Attempts to upgrade to 0265 fail because gcc version is to old, even after a dist-upgrade.
Attempts to upgrade to 0264 get much further along, but ultimately fail (after 8 hours of compiling)


Code: [Select]
/usr/bin/ld: BFD (GNU Binutils for Raspbian) 2.35.2 assertion fail ../../bfd/elf32-arm.c:9876
/usr/bin/ld: BFD (GNU Binutils for Raspbian) 2.35.2 assertion fail ../../bfd/elf32-arm.c:9876
/usr/bin/ld: BFD (GNU Binutils for Raspbian) 2.35.2 assertion fail ../../bfd/elf32-arm.c:9876
/usr/bin/ld: BFD (GNU Binutils for Raspbian) 2.35.2 assertion fail ../../bfd/elf32-arm.c:9876
collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status
make[2]: *** [mame.make:269: ../../../../../mame] Error 1
make[1]: *** [Makefile:1111: mame] Error 2
make: *** [makefile:1300: linux] Error 2
Build time took: 8h 8m 46s.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Build FAILED.
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While I am quite comfortable with linux in general, I am not that familiar with the manual compiling and building process, so I am not sure how to best troubleshoot this.



Anywho, thanks, and I hope to see further updates!




EDIT -   I realized I only upgraded from buster to bullseye when I tried to compile 0265 and 0264, I went ahead and upgraded to bookworm, and am now compiling 0265 using mame-upgrade.sh


Hopefully it completes succsesfully!
« Last Edit: May 01, 2024, 08:13:51 pm by jametheth »

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Mame 0265 build failed on bookworm as well, same output as posted above more or less :(


Code: [Select]
/usr/bin/ld: BFD (GNU Binutils for Raspbian) 2.40 assertion fail ../../bfd/elf32-arm.c:9885
/usr/bin/ld: BFD (GNU Binutils for Raspbian) 2.40 assertion fail ../../bfd/elf32-arm.c:9885
/usr/bin/ld: BFD (GNU Binutils for Raspbian) 2.40 assertion fail ../../bfd/elf32-arm.c:9885
/usr/bin/ld: BFD (GNU Binutils for Raspbian) 2.40 assertion fail ../../bfd/elf32-arm.c:9885
collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status
make[2]: *** [mame.make:269: ../../../../../mame] Error 1
make[1]: *** [Makefile:1120: mame] Error 2
make: *** [makefile:1300: linux] Error 2
Build time took: 8h 48m 25s.
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Build FAILED.
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I am now attempting to set this up from scratch, following your guide on GitHub, and starting from a fresh bookworm image.

MAME 0265 compiling now, will find out what happens in 10 or so hours lol.
« Last Edit: May 02, 2024, 07:14:43 pm by jametheth »

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So after following the original guide, and much fiddling around, I managed to get a working install of 64bit Raspbian Lite 12 Bookworm, MAME 0265, Hypseus 2.11.2, and the latest Attract-Mode Plus 3.0.8 frontend.

I decided to share this image here to show some love to this project, not to step on the OP's toes in anyway!

I will gladly remove the link if this is problematic!




No copyrighted material is included!

rpi4b.raspios12.mame-0265.AMP.base.clean.tar.xz

Download Here
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Va3d9nI_bsQAfLi6bF8DWGdAohj6Fyoe/view?usp=sharing



I have all the same scripts that the OP included in his setup / guide, all of the original stuff applies.

My changes are;



64bit Raspbian Lite 12 "Bookworm"
MAME 0265
Hypseus 2.11.2
Attract-Mode Plus 3.0.8


No AdvancedMenu
Note - I didn't bother with AdvancedMenu, as I see it as pointless when AttractMode exists.

Attract-Mode Plus instead of Attract-Mode - https://github.com/oomek/attractplus/tree/master
Note - I changed the executable name in /usr/local/bin/ from "attractplus" to "attract" rather then change the name in all the original scripts and locations.

Launch Decorator plugin for AttractMode added. - https://github.com/matteocedroni/am-launch-decorator-plugin?tab=readme-ov-file
Note - Disabled by default.  I use this as a way to trigger a script on rom launch.  In particular I use it to trigger a TOS GRS switchable 4 to 8 way restrictor to change mode based on the game being launched.  This is configured already for this purpose if you turn it on in AttractMode, set the script directory to /home/pi/.attract/plugins/LaunchDecorator/scripts/  and script extension to .sh
If you don't have this hardware, just ignore this plugin, it causes no problems.



TOS GRS Switchable 4-to-8 way restrictor plate software located in /home/pi/roms4way/   -  https://thunderstickstudio.com/products/tos-grs-4-to-8-way-restrictor-all-in-one-kit
Note - This is used in conjunction with the Launch Decorator plugin in AttractMode.
If you don't have this hardware, just ignore this folder, it causes no problems.


GPIOnext installed for use of GPIO as buttons.  -  https://github.com/mholgatem/GPIOnext
Note - Installed, daemons running, not configured.

AttractModePlus is set up as default frontend.
Note - AttractMode auto setup the MAME emulator in AM.  It seems to be all good, though I wonder about the dir it chose for "emulator working directory".  Surely wrong, but everything seems to work.  I will play with this some more now that I have a working image.


Everything is in horizontal "non-rotated" configuration.
Note - I included the notes from the original guide for switching everything to a vertical rotation.  Located in /home/pi/notes.txt



I think that is about all I changed from the original design.


There are some differences in parts of the system and setup process when using the latest 64bit Raspbian 12 Bookworm that gave me problems, but in the end I think I got everything figured out, and all seems to be working right, though I have not tested Hypseus, nor all of the scripts in the /home/pi/scripts/ directory.

Note that in Raspbian 12, /boot/cmdline.txt and /boot/config.txt are now located in /boot/firmware/cmdline.txt and /boot/firmware/config.txt

While setting all this up, I had some issues with the RO file system setup script in particular, but I seem to have got it all sorted out.

I have shrunk this down as small as I could, this could be flashed to an 8gb sd card in a pinch.
The root partition is pretty small, but should be fine for most uses.  It might be a problem if you try to compile new versions of MAME in your home DIR or elsewhere on the root partition.


SSH is on.
Hostname is arcade.
User is pi
Password is raspberry


Don't forget to do the included "expand-data-partition.sh" script, and setup wifi, locale, hostname, etc, with raspi-config or manually as needed.

Enjoy!




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How many years on now and I MAY BE finally going to get to try this?!
And I'm Linux stupid, so a great litmus test for just how user friendly something is.

I've lost track of how long I have been trying/how many attempts I have made to get a spinner to work in AdvanceMame on the Pi4- and still haven't succeeded.

I'll try a few of these images and see what I can break first!

Relax, all right? My old man is a television repairman, he's got this ultimate set of tools! I can fix it.