The PiPiggies are BACK with a FULLY LOADED Attract Mode and Emulation Station PC pack and its a labour of hard work and love, this download is absolutely INSANE, check out the videos below to see both the Attract Mode and Emulation station versions running! This is a seriously pre-configured fully loaded answer to anyone having woes with their current front end choices!
This download assumes you are storing on an external HDD, which you’ll need to change to H:\ (this is something you MUST do in order for it work!). HERES HOW TO DO IT .
THIS IS FOR THE PC NOT PI
Romsets for various arcade, console, handheld systems (most are 100% or close to it), Emulators – RetroArch emulator for use with Attract Mode/Emulation Station and a stand alone Kodi build. Attract Mode – fully configured and ready to be used (see below), RocketLauncher – middle man launcher application between Attract Mode and emulators, Emulation Station – fully configured and ready to be used (see below).
Roms/fba (FBA 02.97.39 only)
Roms/mame-libretro (mame2003 roms only)
These two folders are NOT full sets. These two folders only contain a slimmed down selected set of roms. The included Emulation Station gamelist.xml files within these two folders only contain the information for the roms within their respective folders.
Install additional required software
Located in the Utilities folder, if the PC you are using doesn’t have a required component, they can be installed using the appropriate installer. DirectX, visual C Runtime files, etc…..
SETUP (PART 1)
One of the prerequisites for using this is RocketLauncher requires a font to be installed.
This is an easy task on a Windows PC.
Follow these instructions to install the BebasNeue font.
1. use Windows Explorer to navigate to the following folder
2. install font
Double click on the font file
Follow prompts to install the BebasNeue font.
SETUP (PART 2)
RetroArch Emulator (PC)
Since only RetroArch is currently setup, you must bind your controllers manually by launching RetroArch and doing it within the program itself.
This installation of Attract Mode/Emulation Station uses the “Roms” folder location for the rom files and associated media.
There are several included themes to chose from as well and can be changed from with the Emulation Station GUI.
By default, Emulation Station only has a keyboard configured for GUI use. You will need to configure your gamepad/controller within Emulation Station. Press the <enter> key and use the arrow keys to scroll down to Configure Input. Press the A key and then follow the prompts.
By default, Attract Mode has a keyboard and a game-pad configured for GUI use. If you wish to remap the button assignments, press the TAB key and scroll to the CONTROLS menu to re-assign different settings for keyboard or game-pad buttons.