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CoolCV emulator for Mac OS X, Linux, Windows and Raspberry


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On 8/17/2020 at 1:24 PM, Lord Helmet said:

I've been using coolcv for a while on my retropie box and its just fantastic! Over the weekend i upgraded to a Pi4 and I don't see it available for install. I'm assuming that its not compatible yet with the Pi4?

I just want coolcv to be compatible with pi4/400. I miss it so much. lr-bluemsx is just not the same

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19 hours ago, Jeremy Rhodes said:

I just want coolcv to be compatible with pi4/400. I miss it so much. lr-bluemsx is just not the same

The download for Retropie with Pi4 is in the first post (coolcv_retroarch)

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On 7/24/2015 at 6:42 PM, nanochess said:


That's a little more complicated :)

If not a menu at the top of the screen, perhaps a right-click pop-up menu, which pauses the emulator and lets the user select "Open ROM" in a list? You could also add "Settings" in that pop-up menu, and let the user access some configuration options.


Just my two cents.  :)


EDIT: Oops, I just realized I replied to an old post from 2015!  :rolling:

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  • 8 months later...

Being is that this is 30 pages long and I did not see in the beginning as one of the requirements, I will share my experience.


Last night, my explorer crashed after one of Microsoft's wonderful forced updates.  Me, being smarter than them has everything backed up daily to one of my two private servers.

I reinstalled windows just to find out CoolCV was the only emulator giving me issues.

First I thought it was a PAL vs NTSC thing but that did not pan out because every other emulator which ran Colecovision software worked no matter what.

So I went through the usual addon's like the VC++ libraries up until 2023 and still nothing.

Low and behold, at least as far as Windows 11, It worked properly only after I installed DirectX 9.  Now everything is back to normal.

So, that seems to be a requirement folks, just FYI.  If you have a different experience then feel free to share, I am always eager to learn.
What is concerning is that you need a library from 20 years ago to get this thing working and from what I understand, CoolCV is not being updated for Windows anytime soon.

This is not knocking the program by any means, what I am saying is that these things need to be updated for modern OS's and screen resolutions, otherwise you are going to end up running your favorite emulator inside an emulator of an old PC.

O3 Cozmos

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