I altered the two files and put “retroarch=0 textmode” in both files but it still just stayed in that frozen logo situation for me. I did it at the end of the file with a line break and no space. Just one line. Is it supposed to be two lines? Anyway, I opened the thing and the gpu itself says “Nvidia MS-8878 Ver:130” and on an ic chip or whatever it says also “samsung 280” in at least one place on it. Perhaps if I load winxp on it and run cmd.exe and then winmsd.exe it’d tell me more but right now I’m burning the gigantic Batocera Linux I just was told about (six gigs decompressed???). I’ve probably ignored it as an option for me as it’s so huge but then I read it can do n64 in 32bit in it’s compatibility table and on x64 it even comes with dolphin installed unlike Lakka so it’s interesting me enough to download the gargantuan (bloatware) because I’m not intelligent enough for local repos and networking is against my religion at this point, so how else would emulators get installed on a Linux with me? Installing software on Linux is hard at times, especially if there’s no Internet that day.
But yeah, I know whatever gpu it has is okay as in winxp it runs project 64 v1.6 and Majoras Mask at full speed. It’s 32 bit of course, lots of my PC’s end up being that including the latitude 2100 I’m on right now that’s locked out of the boot order. The other experimenting computer desktop is a dell 4550 dimension by the way that I’m trying different Linux distros on.
Edit: Predictably the bloatware Linux didn’t work. It booted up but there were major video driver issues causing it to be unusable. I’m putting Ventoy and Lakka and Puppy back on it for some computer that might be able to handle that some day, for safe keeping and all. Winxp is best for that computer apparently. It’s not like I don’t have others computers anyway I just ‘needed’ to know because not knowing how well the stuff could work on x hardware bugs me. I can’t wait until this computer’s hdd breaks as then I’ll risk the cmos removal to unlock the bios and then try Lakka on the latitude 2100 as well some day of which is also a cheap old 32bit computer (though win7 and not xp and a netbook), they appeal to me as I’m always without money, such cheap computers.
For the record it had these white blocks of garbage where images were supposed to be, the batocera, but text showed up at the bottom saying start and such but I didn’t do much to try to fix it. Perhaps it could have responded and changed a setting but pressing flag/start didn’t do anything and such I don’t think and I was just waiting to give up on this old dell anyway to be honest so yeah.