ChaiLoveLink

BackgroundLink

ChaiLove is a framework for making 2D games with ChaiScript. ChaiLove games can be played with LibRetro/RetroArch through the ChaiLove core.

How to start the ChaiLove core:Link

  • As an example showcasing loading content with Chailove core, we will load the Floppy Bird game hosted on RetroArch's Content Downloader.

You can do this by going to RetroArch's main menu screen and selecting 'Online Updater'. From there, select 'Content Downloader'.

  • Select 'ChaiLove', then select 'Floppy Bird.chailove'. This should download and extract this file to RetroArch's Downloads directory.

  • Go back to RetroArch's main menu screen. Select 'Load Content', then 'Downloads'.

  • Select 'Floppy Bird.chailove'.

  • If you are asked which core to select, choose 'ChaiLove'.

The content should now start running!

Author/LicenseLink

The ChaiLove core has been authored by

  • Rob Loach

The ChaiLove core is licensed under

A summary of the licenses behind RetroArch and its cores have found here.

ExtensionsLink

Content that can be loaded by the ChaiLove core have the following file extensions:

  • .chai
  • .chailove

DatabasesLink

RetroArch database(s) that are associated with the ChaiLove core:

FeaturesLink

Frontend-level settings or features that the ChaiLove core respects.

Feature Supported
Restart
Screenshots
Saves
States
Rewind
Netplay
Core Options
RetroAchievements
RetroArch Cheats
Native Cheats
Controls
Remapping
Multi-Mouse
Rumble
Sensors
Camera
Location
Subsystem
Softpatching
Disk Control
Username
Language
Crop Overscan
LEDs

DirectoriesLink

The ChaiLove core's internal core name is 'ChaiLove'

The ChaiLove core saves/loads to/from these directories.

Frontend's State directory

  • 'content-name'.state# (State)

Geometry and timingLink

  • The ChaiLove core's core provided FPS is 60
  • The ChaiLove core's core provided sample rate is 44100 Hz
  • The ChaiLove core's core provided aspect ratio is game provided

Core optionsLink

The ChaiLove core has the following option(s) that can be tweaked from the core options menu. The default setting is bolded.

Settings with (Restart) means that core has to be closed for the new setting to be applied on next launch.

  • Alpha Blending [chailove_alphablending] (enabled|disabled)

    Enable or disable alpha blending (transparency).

Alpha Blending - On

Alpha Blending - Off

  • High Quality [chailove_highquality] (enabled|disabled)

    Enable or disable extra visual features.

High Quality - On

High Quality - Off

ControllersLink

The ChaiLove core supports the following device type(s) in the controls menu, bolded device types are the default for the specified user(s):

User 1 - 5 device typesLink

  • None - Doesn't disable input.
  • RetroPad - Joypad - Stay on this.
  • RetroPad w/Analog - Joypad - There's no reason to switch to this.

Controller tablesLink

JoypadLink

Attention

What the buttons do are game specific.

User 1 - 5 Remap descriptors RetroPad Inputs
B
Y
Select
Start
D-Pad Up
D-Pad Down
D-Pad Left
D-Pad Right
A
X
L
R

See alsoLink

Custom EngineLink