Saturday, 22 February 2014

Border Guide & Downloads

Welcome! This guide is for adding display 'Borders' to the emulators within the Ouya app 'Retroarch'. Take a look at this video to show what results you can achieve with these borders. (Note the video contains the borders used in the older package, the newer borders use the TV correct aspect ratio of 4:3 and use a slightly larger screen area)

 

This guide is assuming you already have the games and emulators set up in Retroarch first, this guide is to only help you display the borders.

Download Retroarch Borders.

  • All Retroarch Borders - (This package contains all 28 borders & config files & Templates for handhelds and consoles as seen below) (.zip file 35.5mb)
  • Console Borders Package - (Contains the 20 console borders & config files as seen below) (Contains 4:3 ratio borders for all systems) (.zip file 19.5mb)
  • Handheld Borders Package - (Contains just the 8 handheld borders & config files as seen below) (.zip file 10.4mb)
  • Template Package - (Contains .png templates for all the systems below for you to design your own borders with!) (.zip file 1.5mb)

Instructions for loading Retroarch Borders.
  • Download the .rar file i posted above, and extract all the images and config files, place the remaining folder somewhere you will find it!
  • Firstly load a game for one of the game systems that you want to display a border for. 
  • Press the centre 'Ouya' button to bring up the retroarch menu.
  • Goto 'Settings' (don't forget 'A' is the main select button on the retroarch menus!) select 'Path Options'
  • Select 'Overlay Directory' and now pick the directory where you placed the folder you extracted. 
  • Select 'Input Options' in the 'Settings' menu, select your Overlay Preset .cfg file.
  • Return to 'Video Options' in the 'Settings' menu, click 'Integer Scale' To 'ON', 'Aspect Ratio' to 'Custom' for handheld/tabletop borders, or '4:3' for console borders, now depending on the emulator for handheld/tabletop systems, you have to change the 'Custom Ratio' to fit inside the border screen (Check the Images below for help on what settings each system should be on)
  • You can adjust the Opacity of the border and make small adjustments in the 'Input Options' menu should you need to. 

Handheld/Tabletop Borders


Nintendo Gameboy 
(Custom Setting 4x4, if you want to zoom in select 5x5 and change 'Overlay Scale' to 1.25 in 'Input Settings'

Nintendo Gameboy Color 
(Custom Setting 4x4, if you want to zoom in select 5x5 and change 'Overlay Scale' to 1.25 in 'Input Settings' 

Nintendo Gameboy Advance 
(Custom Setting 4x4, if you want to zoom in select 5x5 and change 'Overlay Scale' to 1.25 in 'Input Settings'

Atari Lynx 
(Custom Setting 6x6, if you want to zoom in select 7x7 and change 'Overlay Scale' to 1.16 in 'Input Settings'

Bandai Wonderswan/Color 
(Custom Setting 5x5, if you want to zoom in select 6x6 and change 'Overlay Scale' to 1.20 in 'Input Settings'

SNK Neo-Geo Pocket/Color 
(Custom Setting 5x5, if you want to zoom in select 6x6 and change 'Overlay Scale' to 1.25 in 'Input Settings'

Sega Game Gear 
(Custom Setting 4x4, if you want to zoom in select 5x5 and change 'Overlay Scale' to 1.25 in 'Input Settings'

Nintendo Virtual Boy 
(Custom Setting 3x3, if you want to zoom in select 4x4 and change 'Overlay Scale' to 1.33 in 'Input Settings'

Console Borders

Super Nintendo - 4:3 Ratio



Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) - 4:3 Ratio
Sony Playstation - 4:3 Ratio
 Nintendo 64 - 4:3 Ratio
Sega Megadrive - 4:3 Ratio
Sega Mega-CD - 4:3 Ratio
Sega 32X - 4:3 Ratio
NEC PC Engine - 4:3 Ratio
 Atari VCS/2600 - 4:3 Ratio
 Sega Master System - 4:3 Ratio

4 comments:

  1. Where did you find your emulator and game plzz dery1982@gmail.com

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  2. Hi I manage tu put your borders except the black one that don't show up, I mean I can't select them in overlay preset setting. My question is how to save them cause I have to reconfigure it everytime

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  3. I know computers but I am a noob to the Linux system. I currently have a Pi 3 and have loaded RetroPie successfully, I have decided to load up the N64 exclusively and have messed with the configuration settings to optimize the games. Now I very much want to install the N64 boarder, but I am very confused as to how to install your software and make it work.

    "Download the .rar file i posted above, and extract all the images and config files, place the remaining folder somewhere you will find it!"

    This was the easy part, however I did use a Windows 10 PC to download the file. Should I then transfer the unzipped files onto the Micro-SD Card?

    "Firstly load a game for one of the game systems that you want to display a border for."

    Without knowing how to properly load or place the unzipped files, Loading a game will do noting. :-(

    "Press the centre 'Ouya' button to bring up the retroarch menu."

    I know how to get into retroarch using command line but I can only assume that the above statement refers to a window pop up while in RetroPie?

    I apologize for my ignorance but please advise me as to how to properly install your software package so that I can have boarders around my N64 games.

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