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Old 11 June 2017, 18:01   #1
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Amibian (UAEforarm for raspberry pi) anyone ?

I recently stumbled over the Amibian (UAEforarm for the raspberry pi). It seems to be a good choice if you want to bring a raspberry pi in an old Amiga case with kerah Interface. Anyone has tried this out ? Please feel free to share your experiences. Helpful tips and information are welcome ! Chris
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Old 12 June 2017, 01:36   #2
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I am currently working on an image that boots all games from emulation station.

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Forums can be found here

https://github.com/midwan/amiberry/issues

I think Amiberry is a great emulator though still missing some features like

- cycle exact
- cdtv image support

Hopefully the next version of Amiberry has more updated features.

What I have done so far

- Added all WHDLoad games [ECS/OCS/AGA/CD32/CDTV]
- Added Amiga music playing in Emulation Station (Fades in and out when selecting games)
- Cover all done up to 2,800 games so far.
- Total of 50GB of content so far.

Working on at the moment.

- Adding All ADF games from Gamebase 2.0 which do not have WHDLoad slaves
- Add complete CD32 unofficial games
- Add my collection of HDF games I have made from Retroplays WHDLoad games
- Add Covers to games added above

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Old 12 June 2017, 13:46   #3
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That's a very nice project, once you complete your todos, it'll be just about perfect!
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Old 12 June 2017, 13:52   #4
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I notice you mention Amibian in a lot of threads you created, are you actually talking about Amiberry ?
Amibian and Amiberry are two different things. Amibian uses UAE4Arm and doesn't have emulationstation (Amiga emulator only in an all-in-one image). Amiberry is an adapted version of UAE4Arm specifically for Raspberry Pi (mainly to remove all references to the Pandora Handheld).

In your project are you also replacing the many WHDLoad games that don't work or play far too fast (because of lack of Cycle Accurate DMA/Memory Accesses on Amiberry/UAE4Arm) with ADF versions ?

The Amiberry Github is not a forum, it's for adding features and reporting bugs. I don't think there will be any updates for a while due to Midwan's unfortunate events.
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@ransom

I notice you mention Amibian in a lot of threads you created, are you actually talking about Amiberry ?
Amibian and Amiberry are two different things. Amibian uses UAE4Arm and doesn't have emulationstation (Amiga emulator only in an all-in-one image). Amiberry is an adapted version of UAE4Arm specifically for Raspberry Pi (mainly to remove all references to the Pandora Handheld).

In your project are you also replacing the many WHDLoad games that don't work or play far too fast (because of lack of Cycle Accurate DMA/Memory Accesses on Amiberry/UAE4Arm) with ADF versions ?

The Amiberry Github is not a forum, it's for adding features and reporting bugs. I don't think there will be any updates for a while due to Midwan's unfortunate events.
Correct.

What's happened with Midwan?
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Old 12 June 2017, 18:50   #6
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According to his Amiberry Facebook page :-

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Due to a sequence of tragic family events, I'm afraid that development on Amiberry will have to be paused for some time.
Work on it will resume as soon as I am able to do so...
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According to his Amiberry Facebook page :-
oh no
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Old 17 June 2017, 16:13   #8
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Amibian :)

Many thanks for the contributions so far although the topic was originally about experiences with the Amibian Image.....
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As I had a few days off I was able to check the latest Amibian release and want to share experience.
Installation very easy, just extract ready image to SD-Card. It boots directly to UAE; USB keyboards, Joysticks (here Competition pro with USB adaptor) and USB-sticks are auto-mountetd. As also the midnght commander is installed data transfer is very easy and no need for Ethernet.
Picture and sound quality is perfect and the performance on my raspberry pi 2 ist also surprisingly good, even scrolling is smooth.
But there are also 2 disadvantages:
- there is a clearly visible joytsick input lag
- .ipf are not supported (or at least I did not find out how)

The input lag destroys much of the good feeling with action games, especially when compared to the Amiga implementation on my MIST, where you have no lag at all.
I do not know if this problem would be less big if a pi 3 would be used. Perhaps I will buy and test also.
In the meantime please feel free to contribute.
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- Ipf is not supported.
- There is a slight input lag even on a PIE 3.

You cant compare a mist to a pie, 1st of all the price difference between the two is astronomical. So for the price of a Pie3 it does the job quite well IMO.
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Old 14 July 2017, 11:31   #11
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I wonder if plugging in a 9-pin joystick directly to the GPIO's will help to reduce lag?

I did fit a connector to my RPI3, but I then just it for my Bartop Arcade so did not test it much. I used the info from this website:

http://blog.thestateofme.com/2012/08...gpio-joystick/

I now have another RPI3 so could try again.
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Old 14 July 2017, 13:45   #12
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My config is Pi3 + latest Retropie + A1200 case + A1200 keyboard + Amiberry + Keyrah V2 + USB XBOX 30 Wireless Gaming Receiver and XBOX 360 PAD to gaming and all working like a charm - Still waiting for next updates for Amiberry
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I wonder if ALL emulators on Pi3 have input lag? Or only Amiberry? Has anyone tested this?
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Old 15 July 2017, 15:22   #14
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I compared the joystick input lag on the raspberry pi 2 with Amibian to WINUAE on my Laptop (no gamer laptop, grafic on board) with the game "wings of death".

WINUAE showed almost no lag while the raspberry pi 2 showed a really huge lag on joystick control, altough th game itself runs smooth.
Can aynoone explain this huge difference ?
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