SSH connection:
For console options use Putty, login: root, pass: openelec, remember to mark x11
in Connection -> SSH tab.
For file transfer betwean windows and openelec use WinSCP

Extra Tools|Plugins:
tools and plugins

Retroarch and gaming in Openelec:
Installing AdVLauncher:

  1. wget
    unzip -d /
    killall -9 kodi.bin
  2. This will install Advenced Launcher in Programs menu
Installing Retroarch:
To install retroarch download Retroarch go to Settings -> addon -> Install from zip file
Add launchers in AdVLauncher menu:
Go to Programs -> Advenced Launcher 2.5.8 -> default and click on it with right button longer to get the submenu -> take Files Launcher.
Configure Launcher:
1. Patch to emulator:
  1. Root filesystem/storage/.kodi/addons/
2. Select files path:
  1. Root Home folder/emulators/roms/ or any other with roms
  2. for exemple Home folder/emulators/roms/psx por location from usb stick
3. Select roms type:
  1. here you must write rom type for exemple:
    for psx will be: iso|cue|ccd|bin
    for snes: smc|fig|sfc
    nes will: be nes
  2. | must separate file extensions
4. Application arguments:
  1. in here you must do nothing more then add emulator name to run curent games set in launcher for exemple:
    for megadrive: picodrive "%rom%"
    for PSX: pcsx1 "%rom%"
  2. Emulator name can be found in: /storage/.kodi/addons/
    Write them without!!
5. Launcher title:
  1. Write Megadrive or Playstation or Snes it depends on what system you will right now configure...
6. Select Platform from list
7. and 8. thubnails and images:
location can be a curent roms location
9. ADD new Roms:
Move them to location that you choose in step 2.
now go to curent launcher for exemple Snes click on it with right button and take ADD ITEMS option from submenu. Autoscan will find them ;)
Sound from HDMI problems:
  1. /storage/.kodi/userdata/addon_data/
    edit retroarch.cfg file
    audio_device = "hw:1,0"
    If that will not work for you go to putty connect to openelec and check aplay -l command
    **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
    card 0: audiocodec [audiocodec], device 0:
    SUNXI-CODEC sndcodec-0 []
    Subdevices: 1/1
    Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
    card 1: sndhdmi [sndhdmi], device 0: SUNXI-HDMIAUDIO sndhdmi-0 []
    Subdevices: 0/1
    Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
    "hw:card_nr,device_nr" and all will work ok :)
Bios file location for emulators:
  1. /storage/.kodi/userdata/addon_data/
F1 emulator menu
ESC exit emulator
Z & X back and select button