Package Details: emulationstation-git 899.268e6c8-1

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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: 28
Popularity: 0.278891
First Submitted: 2013-06-03 15:54
Last Updated: 2017-05-13 17:31

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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.

shaggytwodope commented on 2017-02-03 16:27

@merlinux I'm going to include this patch, I'll do my best to track upstream for any possible issues. But given the length of time for any updates... yeah.

merlinux commented on 2017-02-03 12:00

I made a patch to fix ES in built scrapper which doesnt work with PSP anymore. I think this is due to a recent change of thegamesdb API platform name for the PSP... Only a guess as I have been using ES for a short time... Herdinger hasnt been merging anything on github for the last 6 months so I didnt even bother making a PR there. Best bet is to include the patch in the PKGBUILD itself.

Anyways here is the code :

--- EmulationStation/es-app/src/scrapers/GamesDBScraper.cpp 2017-02-03 20:00:35.921126370 +1000
+++ EmulationStation/es-app/src/scrapers/GamesDBScraper.cpp-new 2017-02-03 20:55:15.227773587 +1000
@@ -58,7 +58,7 @@
(PLAYSTATION_3, "Sony Playstation 3")
(PLAYSTATION_4, "Sony Playstation 4")
(PLAYSTATION_VITA, "Sony Playstation Vita")
+ (PLAYSTATION_PORTABLE, "Sony Playstation Portable")
(SUPER_NINTENDO, "Super Nintendo (SNES)")
(TURBOGRAFX_16, "TurboGrafx 16")
(WONDERSWAN, "WonderSwan")

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