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RetroPlayer branch of Kodi
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RetroPlayer is a new player core for Kodi Entertainment Center. It is similar to the video player and audio visualizer, but it plays games instead of movies and music.



Design and Components
 
  • RetroPlayer: Code name of a new Kodi component that can play emulators, standalone games, and NVidia GameStream.
  • Controller support: Remote-friendly way to reconfigure controllers.

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Future Components
 
  • Game provider add-ons: Stream tens of thousands of games directly from the Internet Archive Software Collection
  • Media readers: Cartridge adapters, like the Retrode, that give Kodi access to game
  • Game save manager: Manage savestates and SRAM saves. This enables "gameplay persistence" - the game restarts right where you left off.
  • Game library: What else other than the full Kodi experience? Box art, game trailers, gameplay videos, system intros, save states, and more.
  • Network play: I fully completed a netplay add-on. It was slow and buggy and basically needs to be rewritten from scratch.
  • Shaders: Let's start brainstorming what we want and how this could work. A CRT shader would be cool.
 
Update (2017-04-07)

After over four years of development, RetroPlayer was merged into Kodi v18 "Leia".

It's recommended that you change Kodi to identify some extensions as games using http://kodi.wiki/view/Advancedsettings.xml :

Code:
<advancedsettings>
    <videoextensions>
        <remove>.bin|.img|.iso|.zip</remove>
    </videoextensions>
    <musicextensions>
        <remove>.cue|.zip</remove>
    </musicextensions>
    <pictureextensions>
        <remove>.zip</remove>
    </pictureextensions>
</advancedsettings>
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#2
I updated the scope of the project. What do you guys think?
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#3
I might suggest also listing shaders for future components. Making shaders mostly platform agnostic is probably quite a ways off, but I think the ability to emulate the look of a CRT screen might ultimately be a big positive for a lot of people.
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#4
Added shaders to the list
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#5
Very nice, garbear. Wish I could be of some use Smile
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#6
This kind of shader would be awesome:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLNfzZ-KMdI
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#7
Hey garbear, i love reading your posts and I follow your work with great anticipation - I'm really looking forward to seeing this merged. I've asked this question about a year ago so I hope you don't mind me asking again - what do you think the chances are of this being included in the next release of kodi? Smile
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#8
I don't see it in the next release, simply because we aimed for much shorter release cycles - let's see how this works out. Also next release must not introduce skin changes IIRC
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#9
(2015-01-21, 11:19)da-anda Wrote: I don't see it in the next release, simply because we aimed for much shorter release cycles - let's see how this works out. Also next release must not introduce skin changes IIRC

How much shorter are the release cycles anyway?...every 6-8 months? When can we expect the next release to be?
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#10
your efforts are the single most exciting development for me
hopefully we see the fruits of your labor soon, heck, i'd say release a kodi version just with this amazing feature
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#11
support for high resolution texture packs in addition to shaders would be awesome as well.
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#12
@Lorax texture packs for what? roms?
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#13
Yes, like what's shown in this article for Zelda.

http://lifehacker.com/bring-your-retro-g...1516605379
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(2015-01-30, 16:17)Lorax Wrote: Yes, like what's shown in this article for Zelda.

http://lifehacker.com/bring-your-retro-g...1516605379

Well that's pretty cool. Definitely seems like a v3 thing though.
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#15
Pls let #garbear concentrate on finish this thing.
Can't wait to give it a try on Kodi or 14+1. We do not want to wait until 14+2 Wink
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