Package Details: emulationstation-git 1034.99c1ddb-1

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Package Base: emulationstation-git
Description: A graphical front-end for emulators with controller navigation. Developed for the Raspbery Pi, but runs on most Linux systems.
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Licenses: MIT
Provides: emulationstation
Submitter: drewbs
Maintainer: darkshines
Last Packager: darkshines
Votes: 33
Popularity: 0.627484
First Submitted: 2013-06-03 15:54
Last Updated: 2017-10-04 08:51

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darkshines commented on 2017-10-04 08:52

I updated the PKGBUILD to not delete the src directory. That makes total sense. Thanks for the report.

FelledTreeNo9 commented on 2017-10-02 22:18

This ought not to delete the source folder at the end of package() as I've never seen a PKGBUILD do that before, and especially since the default config file subsequently tells you to look at a particular file in the source for the allowed scraping platform names.

MCMic commented on 2017-07-24 16:38

Found a way to install themes from
You just have to clone themes in /etc/emulationstation/themes.
Example: git clone

MCMic commented on 2017-07-24 16:12

A patch to use .config instead would be appreciated.

Also I get a black background and game names in blue, it’s quite ugly, it seems this package does not include any theme and the default one is buggy.
I installed emulationstation-themes but I’m not sure at which config option should be changed to use that.

aldomann commented on 2017-05-13 21:52

I think it's worth noticing that this new build uses ~/.emulationstation instead of ~/.config/emulationstation for the config files. Moving the folder (or its contents) will migrate your settings properly; there doesn't seem to be an incompatibility of any kind.

darkshines commented on 2017-05-13 04:55

I thin installing vlc is sufficient. That's quite a weird dependency.

I'll add it to the PKGBUILD later today.

aldomann commented on 2017-05-13 04:48

Managed to compile it by installing libvlcpp-git from AUR (but it installs tons of unnecessary stuff).

jazztickets commented on 2017-05-12 23:18

-- Checking for module 'libvlc>=1.0.0'
-- No package 'libvlc' found
CMake Error at CMake/Packages/FindVLC.cmake:33 (macro_ensure_version):
MACRO_ENSURE_VERSION Macro invoked with incorrect arguments for macro
Call Stack (most recent call first):
CMakeLists.txt:58 (find_package)
CMake Error at CMake/Packages/FindVLC.cmake:39 (message):
VLC library not found
Call Stack (most recent call first):
CMakeLists.txt:58 (find_package)
-- Configuring incomplete, errors occurred!

darkshines commented on 2017-05-12 18:28

Finally got the build to run. The patch is already integrated in the RetroPie fork. The crash on startup I had with some null exception is gone.

harpin commented on 2017-04-18 21:00 seems to be unactive, no commit in 9 months (as of 04/2017).
Maybe you should take a look at, the development is still active.

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