There are some fantastic names in the retro gaming scene, 2 Play being one of the top guys up there, not only with his solid builds, but also his full rewritten front end script boxes, in this case PlayBox v2, over 2 years of development and ABSOLUTELY LOADED with TOOLs and UTILITIES, as well as a solid loaded image…
First thing you should do is hit up the Playbox v2 toolkit, and go get the image updated, any fixes, addons or anything done since release will now be bang on!
400GB+ SD or USB
FW: Min Pi4 Latest Stable FW 2020-09-03! (Use this FW with Nespi Pi4 Case)
Fan or case with fan recommended.
PlayBoxPi4-v2 @2000MHz (up to 2300MHz)
RPie Setup 4.7.3 – EmulationStation 2.96rp
RetroArch 1.9.0 (Custom compiled with Vulkan Option)
Vulkan Driver From Mesa 20.3.2 code
Attract Mode 2.6.1 (HyperPie Theme/Setup)
Default REGION set is EU/JP with Kodi.
AFTER YOU BURN:
Image to your sd/ssd, boot to expand automatically.
— 4K TV users, v2 based releases will automatically apply 1080p resolution so it can work with all exisitng themes etc
— Run Region Script in PlayBox Toolkit fixes menu to select and apply your favorite region. (Change to your liking from 4-5-6)
DO NOT UPDATE:
(below from RetroPie Setup & DON’T UPDATE ALL (RetroPie Setup Option)!!!)
— Amiberry (use PlayBox Toolkit)
— Scummvm (has unreleased v2.3.0 with Residual VM integration),
— OpenBOR (custom compiled emu).
— RetroArch (custom compiled 1.9.0 with Vulkan)
— PPSSPP (custom compile from main git source Vulkan enabled)
Above list will be updated as needed!
– SYSTEMS that show as SYMBOLIC LINKS in roms folders (when you connect via ftp or locally) DO NOT alter as they point to a relative
system of another region or name.
Example genesis/megadrive, neocdz/neogeocd etc
PLAYBOX SETUP UPDATE (PlayBox Toolkit Option):
— PlayBox-Setup update now UNLOCKED. I will fix and update things on GITHUB and you can simply click on it to get all!!!
Changelog on discord…
— UPDATE your SYSTEM & FIRMWARE: Check/update, via PlayBox Toolkit System Options Menu
PLAYBOX v2 RELATED INFO:
— New ES Systems sort order:
By company followed by model in alphabetical order.
For example now all Sega sytems are together.
— New 2Play! overlays/bezels set.
All located in \\PLAYBOX\configs\all\retroarch\overlay\PlayBox
Some systems have per game overlay as per Rick Dangerous (example atari2600, 7800, arcade, neogeocd).
To enable per game on Atari Lynx if you dont like the handheld one, go to \\PLAYBOX\configs\all\retroarch\config\Handy.OFF and renameto
Handy (without the .OFF)
— 6 New 2Play! Epic Noir Based Themes, and Updated v1 2Play! Systems and Walls Themes, plus updated OmegaDrive Theme By Rick
— Locale set to en.US.UTF8, Keyboard to En/US so it work great with international KBs
— Extra view styles to gamelists on all 2Play! themes (Option in Toolkit)
BACKGROUND MUSIC (BGM):
— Default setting: BGM mutes when video snaps play
— To DISABLE sound of video snaps, in ES menu. SOUNDS SETTINGS set ENABLE VIDEO AUDIO to OFF
— To ENABLE BOTH BGM and Video Snap sound on, , go to ES Settings menu, OTHER SETTINGS/ set OMX (HW ACCEL) to OFF.
— Three (3) different music selections
– PiKISS is DISABLED at the moment to avoid any unwanted changed to the new PB structure. I will check and enable in due time
Updated gamelists, HQ snaps & boxart.
As per Rick Dangerous & Spyro The Dragon:
PC: 45 (Hidden Atlantis due to know mouse problem in DOS)
Game n Watch: 59
Sufami Turbo: 5
DreamCast: 175 + 7 ports (182)
Sega SG-1000: 15
Sharp X68000: 20
ZX Spectrum: 130
Solarus: 10 (ESC to exit)
— N64 Select correct controller setup (in game) to your liking
— Lr-PUAE or Amiberry triple setup (toolkit or during PB update choice)
— To exit an emulator:
– Amiberry, RetroArch usual buttons
– Redream Right Thumbs Down on general controllers & BACK on PS Controllers
– PPSSPP (Select Tweak in PlayBox Toolkit to set EXIT or MENU) Right Thumbs Down on general controllers & BACK on PS Controllers
– SOLARUS, KEYBOARD ESC after you enter the games
– Some PC systems is preferable to have set also a KeyBoard and connect a mouse. Amiga was a computer with mouse. Joystick was
– Other tweaks will and be added and can be found in the APPs/TWEAKs section of PlayBox Toolkit
– PREFER lower USB3 port and if ever on any image on usb pi4 boot get stuck on black screen before splashvideo just press
CTRL+ALT+DEL to reboot it softly.
Credits and Thank you in PlayBox Toolkit!
EXPLAINERS – PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO FAMILIARISE
EXTRACT THE RAR ARCHIVE
This image is downloaded in multiple rar parts, you will need WINRAR installed to extract them (yes other programs such as 7zip may work – but this was created with the new RAR4 format which really should be handled by winrar!) – You will need to extract them by simply RIGHT clicking on the first file and EXTRACTING ALL
Download WINRAR HERE (2nd one down x64 bit 6.0)
Available on TORRENT or NZB (Usenet) – Highly advise using USENET to download this, it’ll come SCREAMING down your line if you use one of our approved UseNet suppliers – see this page for more information. Note if your usenet (nzb) client is claiming there is a password then you need to use a different client – we DO NOT share password protected archives unless otherwise informed.
PROBLEM DOWNLOADING THE TORRENT? This is a big download and some torrent clients may report unsupported torrent type, use TIXATI as your torrent download client as it will read the bigger chunks.
Title =”2Play! Presents Rick Dangerous & Spyro The Dragon on PlayBox v2 – Updated!”