I have a 4K+ and upgraded to the April update yesterday. I’ve been searching for a how-to on game emulators for Kodi 18. Here’s what I have done:
I have an 8bitdo N30Pro Bluetooth controller that I was able to pair by going into the OSMC program plugin. After I paired the controller, a pop-up came up for me to “map” my controller to existing controller profiles. I wasn’t sure what I was doing at that point so I mapped a NES controller and that’s it. I have no idea how to trigger that pop-up again to initiate other controller mappings.
I reviewed a post in the Testing section that showed certain cores that work well. Specifically I was looking at the NES section and turned on QuickNES (enabled the addon).
I did some searches and found the Internet Archive Game Launcher (IAGL) addon. I installed the addon, and started up a NES file. I was able to launch, and start one of them (Super Mario Bros). However, after a few seconds of playing I got the sad face. To be specific, I hit a power up (mushroom) and right after that I got the sad face. I was able to reproduce this behavior.
I started experimenting with other NES cores. None of the other cores would even load the file.
Am I going down the right path here? Apologies for no logs since I’m at work here but I’d like to hear what other people’s experiences are. Should I not use IAGL, are there other alternatives?
I also didn’t have the games menu item, so was also installing IAGL, but after pointing the games add on to my USB stick in the Pi, it saw the roms and games played well, now just need a good controller. Having problems with DS4, DS3 seems to work best, but mine are not in best conditions.
I have had mixed results, IAGL would give unahppy face blue screen on certain cores (sega megadrive), oddly enough loading any sega MD game from my rom file also causes a reboot within 30 secs. GB + GBC work well though