You're in Kiosk mode.
Input the Konami cheat code - up,up, down, down, left, right, left, right, b, a - on your controller to exit.
up,up, down, down, left, right, left, right, b, a
More info: https://retropie.org.uk/docs/Child-friendly-EmulationStation/
Those look like easyget led buttons. I found the best way to get them to work is triple check the wires to each. There is a guide in the box to make sure you wire them right.
I also used this powered USB hub to take the stress off my raspberry pi
D-Link 4-Port USB 2.0 Hub including 4 Fast Charging Ports, mini USB 2.0 Port and 5V/2.5A Power Adapter (DUB-H4) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00006B7DA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_k42mDbDJK63VA
Not sure if this will be the same fix for you, but if you have a Samsung TV connected to your RPi4 you might be able to fix it with this:
“I went in my TV settings and turned on " Settings>General>External Device Manager>Input settings Plus "
This made it so the Pi 400 could choose different HDMI video modes”
Without that setting, if I chose a 1080p video mode it’d only use the upper left part of the screen.
Retropie is a frontend. Basically it organizes everything. When you install it. You will then need tonplace your games in the appropiate folder in the Roms section. For example you want to install the arcade version of Donkey Kong. You place the game file in that folder. And the same for other systems.
As far as what types of game files this should help
For Dragins lair you will need to add the emulator. Its called Daphne.
Forgot to mention. Getting Daphne to work with a joystick is tricky.
why are you being downvoted for asking a question? this sub sucks for people doing that. also theres this but you need to get a battery for it https://www.amazon.com/Game-HAT-Raspberry-Pi-Portable/dp/B07NY34SMY
Don't take the term "building" too seriously on the pi. No, "building" your own doesn't require soldering. That canakit link is the slower and older pi3b, get the pi3b+ kit. You'll still have to put it together if you buy a kit or the parts separately, and you'll still have to wipe that card clean to install retropie. The kit is just convenient of selling the parts together.
If you want a silent case with no fan, get the flirc gen2 case. Case acts as a giant heatsink.
The only thing that's not allowed in here are links to people selling retropie pre-installed. It'll be overpriced, illegal, and no one will help you with it.
Read up on the installation and emulators https://retropie.org.uk/docs/First-Installation/
Back up the four folders available through SAMBA shares - bios, configs roms and splashscreens (this one can be ignored if using default splashscreen). More info: https://retropie.org.uk/docs/First-Installation/#samba-shares.
You can get an SD card pre-installed with NOOBS which you can use to install Raspbian and then follow the instructions for a manual install of RetroPie at: https://retropie.org.uk/docs/Manual-Installation/.
Alyernatively, you could try Pi SD Card Imager: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.redrobe.raspicardimager
If RetroPie isn't available in the app, then install Raspbian Stretch and do a manual install as above.
I had the same problem with PSX. Crash Bandicoot worked well but MGS did not boot (I got a black screen). After reading the retropie documentation https://retropie.org.uk/docs/Playstation-1/ (the bios part) it says that some games need to run with the playstation BIOS. So you just need to get from the internet the BIOS file named « SCPH1001.BIN » and put it in /home/pi/RetroPie/BIOS (make sure the name of the file is all in uppercase) after that MGS booted fine for me
> that would be okay
No it wouldn't. As per the RetroPie license even selling a system with zero ROMs and with just RetroPie it is still illegal and against their license.
>The image we provide is Raspbian Lite with RetroPie pre-installed. Much of the software included in the RetroPie image have non-commercial licences. Because of this selling a pre-installed RetroPie image is not legal – this includes “giving away” a pre-installed RetroPie with your commercial product. Including copyrighted games with RetroPie is also not allowed.
I found the audio was better for most games when changing the emulator in this guide:
I only find choppy audio now when it's a performance issue. I might try overclocking.
The release of the new image based on Stretch basically means that support for 4.3.x (based on Jessie) is going to dry up very quickly.
Having been using RetroPie for quite a while it is usually best to do a full clean install. That's what the devs recommend. But have a read through this and have a search of the forum. I'm sure people have done an upgrade and hopefully documented their experience.
To be fair I just copied my ROMs and BIOS folders and started fresh. Still a work in progress but I don't mind.
Edited to add: The 4.3 image is already gone from the website.
Did you follow everything here:
As of Raspbian 9 (Stretch) there are additional edits that need to be made to clear all boot text. It’s captured in the link above.
Hope that helps!
Same here! Just ordered one of these to help.
Memory Card Storage Case with Micro SD Reader (USB) - Swiss Army Knife Type Design with 3 Storage Blades - Fits 3X SD (SDHC/SDXC/TF) and 8X Micro SD (SDHC/SDXC/TF) Cards
I use the Pokken Tournament DX controller for my pi and I'm happy about the choice.
Pretty sure these aren’t actual shell casings. They sell functional buttons that look like shell casings. It’s just a silly design choice not making a statement about gun ownership. I also think it fits a cool Wild West theme for the wooden case. Not everyone has the same taste you don’t have to like it. Modding and creating a unique device for you is what this community is all about. Don’t hate.
it was actually really simple. i got the official raspberry pi 7 inch screen and this case.
I picked up a generic power supply from Walgreens and attatched it to the back with velcro. Just had to add "lcd_rotate=2" to the config txt to rotate the screen bc the picture is upside down after putting the screen in the case
To add to this, certain ROM extensions don't work (I'm looking at you .ecm). To convert them into usable formats use unecm.exe
Once you download unecm.exe, you have to drag the .ecm file ONTO the unecm.exe executable. This will trigger a command line prompt which will automatically convert the .ecm file into a more usable .bin file.
If your rom file didn't come with a .cue file, you have two options; write your own .cue or use a .cue file generator.
Open notepad and type the following:
FILE "******" BINARY
TRACK 01 MODE2/2352
INDEX 01 00:00:00
(replace **** with the exact filename of the .bin file you're creating the .cue file for)
Save the notepad document as a .cue file using the exact same filename (minus the .bin) of the bin file you're looking to create a .cue for.
Download cuegen from here: https://sourceforge.net/projects/cuegen/
RetroPie comes with a notice that says
> NOTICE: The RetroPie-Setup script and pre-made RetroPie SD card images are available to download for free from https://retropie.org.uk.
> The pre-built RetroPie image includes software that has non commercial licences. Selling RetroPie images or including RetroPie with your commercial product is not allowed.
> No copyrighted games are included with RetroPie.
> If you have been sold this software, you can let us know about it by emailing .
But that does not seem 100% consistent with the GPL license included with the source code. It is usually allowed to sell GPL software as long as you do not mislead the customer about the fact that it is also available for free. I don't think any merchant has ever gotten in trouble for offering an optional $5 pre-installation service for free software.
Any time an SNES case comes up, I have to pimp the Super Kintaro. It's REALLY well made. Great heat sink, buttons work... just an awesome case, and suprisingly well prices for the high quality.
No need to reinvent the wheel https://retropie.org.uk/docs/First-Installation/
Saying that, some of your instructions are redundant .
You don't need to run diskpart or disk management. SD Formatter will format all partitions. A normal user doesn't need to do this. As long as the card doesn't have any multiple partitions and it's already fat32, the writing process of the retropie image will format it.
Retropie automatically resizes partitions now when ran for the first time...for quite a while. Maybe for 2 years?
Retropie is not in an iso container.
Might make things a bit messy, but the oil wouldn't F up the electronics the same way water would since it doesn't conduct electricity.
Bonus: It will relieve your occasional constipation.
The "retro stuff that been put out in at least the last five years" you refer to are modern games made with a pixel art style used to resemble retro games and developed for modern x86 systems such as Windows.
Retro games playable in RetroPie are games released in the '80s and '90s for 8 and 16-bit systems such as NES, SNES and Megadrive. This is made possible because of the availability of emulators. Running Windows apps on Pi is near impossible, the only real way being the paid-for app, ExaGear.
The example you give, Cave Story, was released in 2004 for Windows as freeware. With the source code freely available, the game could be developed for, or ported to, other systems such as Linux. As such, Cave Story is available in RetroPie: https://retropie.org.uk/docs/Cave-Story/
For other modern games to also be available in RetroPie, the least you need to ask is is there a version available for Linux ARM, not just Linux x86, either released by the developer or through a source port.
By chance, did you download the RetroPie image from the official RetroPie website? If so, then that may be your problem. The stock RetroPie image on the website does not support the Pi 3 B+, since this new model only supports Raspbian Stretch images, and the current RetroPie image is running off of Raspbian Jessie.
That said, you can download a beta testing image of RetroPie that works with the Pi 3 B+ here:
You also need to flash the image to your SD card using Win32 DiskImager on Windows, or if you're on Mac, use ApplePi Baker. Etcher is also an excellent tool as well.
Lies. This was not a soldering job. It is a hack job.
Clip. Those. Pins.
In-depth discussion here: http://hackaday.com/2017/01/21/a-motherboard-manufacturers-take-on-a-raspberry-pi-competitor/
Likely more powerful than Pi3, but you'll probably not get the kernel support you do on the Pi.
Running a Vertical system on an old CRT.
Here is a great guide to using the 3.5mm jack - Link
[Edit] Protip: Look for the Xbox One 3.5mm A/V cable. Probably the best available with the correct plug/jacket setup for the Raspberry Pi.
Same here. Tried to be honest but Nintendo shipping 10 total minis to each store in Anchorage (insanity) pushed me over the edge. Amazon. Do it. https://www.amazon.com/CanaKit-Raspberry-Complete-Starter-Kit/dp/B01C6Q2GSY/ref=sr_1_3?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1484331052&sr=1-3&keywords=raspberry+pi+3 that's the one I ordered. Complete kit. Join the resistance
this was posted the other day from amazon but was sold out. here's the direct link.
Looks to be unavailable from both.
Edit: back in stock!
Here you go.
LPT: when something on Amazon is linked for a country you are not located in, you can change the country by changing the country code in the address. In this case OP linked to amazon.co.uk/whatever, all I did was change that to amazon.com/whatever. I don't know if it works with every country, but I do know it typically works for the US (.com), the UK (.co.uk), and Austrailia (.co.au).
Personally I use a 5.25v @ 3a power supply on my retropie build to avoid the lightning bolt. The pi voltage regulator will trim off the excess voltage and use what it needs.
Mackertop 5.25V 3A Micro USB Wall Charger AC Adapter for Raspberry Pi 3, 1.8M (5.9 ft) Power Cord
I know you are doing it differently with a battery, I don't use a battery on mine but you might want to check out Adafruit Power boost 1000 to make sure it has enough voltage.
Led Ripple Light Christmas Ocean light DJ light Party Light Disco stage Lights RGBW 14-color magic ball Remote Water wave Ripple Effect Light for Night Club Bar Pub New year Party Home Decoration https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07561DJP3/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_8W72BbEMAQ47K
You need to identify what's your os. Probably retropie, but check in the menu to make sure. If it's retropie, there's plenty of ways to add games easily (the usb method comes to mind).
Be carefull before updating retropie. Check the version first and visit their forum to educate yourself.
Are you using 3b+ or another revision? I've heard of people getting better results with the on board bluetooth if they disable the wifi or by using a dedicated USB bluetooth receiver.
Here is a link to someone that had issues with their DS3 controller and fixed them.
>For RPI users it is recommended to start from a fresh image with this update. It is possible to upgrade the system from Jessie to Stretch but there have been reports of issues by some people when doing so.
For what it's worth... I've bought a couple of different USB controllers and haven't loved them, but bought Vilros wireless controllers about 6 months ago and have found them to be GREAT. A 2 pack is only 20 bucks.
The dongles are tiny and black, so plug in nicely to my NesPi case, and they charge via microUSB, so I leave them plugged in to an outlet by the couch when not in use.
If you have a pi4, I recommend you use fbneo for most games. For the games it doesn't support, start with mame2016. If the game is too slow then try 2010 and finally 2003plus.
Keep in mind that you need a specific rom set for each arcade emulator. https://retropie.org.uk/docs/Arcade/
Here is a forum topic to help you along the way. Unless you just buy a different usb adapter which is what I would do. Or get Xbox 360 dancepads which will already be USB and conform to x input protocols.
Any moron can download a pirated image and sell it. When it has problems, no one will help you. It's not hard but it might be time consuming if you're new to all of this https://retropie.org.uk/docs/First-Installation/
I've probably typed it a thousand times on this sub, but here I go again...
Downloading random ROMs from random / sketchy websites and then trying to launch them using random MAME emulators is the road to insanity.
Decide which MAME / FBA emulator you are going to use and then obtain the correct ROM set for that emu.
I really don't get why people don't understand this. Some people like to say running MAME games is some sort of voodoo. It's not, it's simple if you take the time to understand what you need to do.
This is a very good guide (plus the official RetroPie docs, of course) https://retropie.org.uk/forum/topic/2859/how-to-use-mame-with-retropie-help-guide
pi2 can handle PSX fine. pi3 can handle the PSX enhanced resolution mode, but that has it's own issues: https://retropie.org.uk/docs/Playstation-1/#enhanced-graphics
n64 is a mixed bag on pi3. many posts on it here.
My main reason for asking is that I just got an ODROID XU4 a couple months ago and found that the N64 package (lr-mupen64plus) doesn't build properly. There are a couple of open issues in Git about it, but no resolution. That was disappointing, since that was the main reason I bought an XU4 in the first place.
I ended up downloading Lakka, which is just the official Retroarch frontend, skinned to look like a Playstation 3. It's a little more sysadmin-y than EmulationStation to get up and running, but has otherwise been (for me) a better experience.
And you're right - playing these games on a faster system is amazing. Even SNES - which runs fine on the Pi from a framerate perspective - is a couple frames more responsive to input on the XU4, let alone x86.
All too familiar, sorry man! I’ve made it into a habit to make an image backup once everything is configured and running correctly (I know too late now but for future reference).
Win 32 Diskimage for Windows
Apple Pi Baker for OSX.
I've actually done this, and my three year old loves it! Our favorite games at the moment are Bubble Bobble, Super Mario Bros, Super Mario 3, and anything with Kirby in it. More important than the games though, the magic that made this work for us was building a simple joystick. The ball joystick and the big buttons make it easier to play with the gross motor skills of a three year old. It looks really cool with big, bright, colorful, light-up buttons, it plays video games, and we made it together... so he LOVES that thing.
We used a kit from Amazon and a sturdy black cardboard box for our prototype. We chose four buttons of different colors (red, blue, yellow, green) to help him remember which button does what. We also added two smaller white buttons for start and select on the front. Most games we play together with him sitting on my lap and me helping with the controls, but lately he's been playing Bubble Bobble on his own when we play two player. It's been about six months now, and we're still using the "prototype" we built for his third birthday because it turned out so well.
I'm really happy we did it and I totally recommend it.
Here's a pic
Also burning hot temperatures. I used one on a GPD win and it got so hot you wouldn't want to touch it. Couldn't even install a game on it without it overheating and slowing down.
I ended going with the samsung Fit instead, a bit slower but it doesn't feel like it's going to burst into flames.
Same drive on amazon, read some of the reviews
I got an amazon basics case and it’s great.
Amazon Basic Case
Basically, you buy it and snap a Raspberry Pi Zero (or Raspberry Pi Zero W, but not the Raspberry Pi Zero WH) into it. You'll also need a micro SD card. I'm partial to the 32 GB Samsung Evo Plus, but most any (8GB+) will do for this setup. You also download the RetroPie OS and flash it onto the micro SD card. Then setup the Retroflag scripts and load your ROMs. The Retroflag GPI case will come with assembly instructions. The RetroPie's website has instructions for the software side of things. You'll also want a micro SD card reader and 3 AA batteries, if you don't already have.
I suspect the easiest way to load ROMs would be to do it over a network, in which case you'll want the Raspberry Pi Zero W because it has wifi built in. Just be sure to turn off the wifi when not in use to save batteries.
No support here for 3rd party builds. No one knows what was altered. It's also illegal to sell. I'd get a refund. If not, this is the only supported build here https://retropie.org.uk/download/
From the retropie legal page:
The image we provide is Raspbian Lite with RetroPie pre-installed. Much of the software included in the RetroPie image have non-commercial licences. Because of this selling a pre-installed RetroPie image is not legal – this includes “giving away” a pre-installed RetroPie with your commercial product. Including copyrighted games with RetroPie is also not allowed.
i'm afraid we don't support preloaded/installed cards: https://retropie.org.uk/about/legal/
on the official image, psx will appear once you transfer a rom of the right file extension to the right folder (see https://github.com/RetroPie/RetroPie-Setup/wiki/Playstation-1)
>RetroPie is a system to install/configure emulators on an existing OS – The RetroPie Setup Script is released under the GPL.
>If you are selling hardware that supports RetroPie you should provide a link to our site for your customers rather than including a RetroPie image with your product.
>RetroPie does not ship with any copyrighted ROMs or games and does not condone illegal activity.
The Raspberry Pi 3B+ uses a differetn image to the other Pi version. Here is a link to the Beta image for the 3b+
Yellow lightning bolt I believe means under voltage. Which means the power supply might be insufficient.
Rainbow screen during boot is normal.
Here it is: https://retropie.org.uk/forum/topic/14995/december-game-of-the-month-illusion-of-gaia
Also, I didn't realize that my post would lead to such hostile comments from others. Sorry for knowing nothing about an obscure old game.
A much more realistic scenario is to stream these games from a PC on the same network either via SteamLink or MoonLight (both of which can easily be installed on retropie)
You can buy most of the parts ready made, including the cabinet: https://www.amazon.com/Assemble-Player-Bartop-Tabletop-Cabinet/dp/B07GNK12W7.
Even a novice can build something like the above for less than $500.
If they just want to play older games (NES, SNES, Gensis), I'd say get a Raspberry Pi 0. For $33 on Amazon you can get the 0, the official Pi case, a charger, an 8gb memory card, HDMI adapter, and USB adapter.
If you really want to minimize your case, just buy a 2 pack of controllers and give each guy one of them. A 3 pack is only $16.
Your total cost per complete system would be $40.99.
There are tons of these on amazon. Seems like they're just getting the same one from china and slapping their logo on it.
Here's one with a fan: https://www.amazon.com/Super-Tinytendo-Raspberry-Model-Cooling/dp/B074JJRWHH/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1511984145&sr=1-3&keywords=raspberry+pi+snes
I'm using the 3.5 inch display that is generally used in Gameboy zero projects.
Here's a link https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0045IIZKU/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
You should give this section a look through to fix that cropping issue. Simply setting my TV to Game Mode fixed it all for me - which automagically adjusts the TV picture size on mine.
Definitely not normal. I've built a half-dozen Pi Zero's for friends & family and not had any freezing issues. Make sure you're using the official RetroPie image (the one from https://retropie.org.uk/). Try reflashing the image, and if that doesn't work a different SD card.
I have one of these. It works with Linux and RetroPie. I've only used regular PlayStation controllers with it on RetroPie but it is supposed to be compatible with dance mats. If I can find my dance mat I suppose I can try it.
The screen: 8.9 Inch Portable USB C Mini Monitor,1920 1200 Resolution IPS DisplayWith USB C/Hdmi Video Input,HDR,Buiding in Speakers for Raspberry Pi Windows 7/8/ https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07H13CLXZ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apip_MhhDCrg6clN1c
The battery: AUKEY 20000mAh Power Bank, Dual-USB Portable Charger with 5V / 2A Output Battery Pack for iPhone 8 / Plus/XS / XS Max, Samsung Galaxy Note8 / S8 and M https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075WX41D6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apip_fss3WcPTUmu2m
I have run it non-stop for a solid 5 hours and it drained the battery down to a little under half. The screen is really good quality but the included hdmi is garbage.
No, as best I know there aren't any packages specifically for retroPie available for Android. That said, the Play Store is littered with emulators (free and paid), including RetroArch, which is the same app that also powers the underlying emulation engine in retroPie. Hopefully this helps.
New hardware. Raspberry Pi 4 isn't supported yet.
>This version does NOT work on the recently released Raspberry Pi 4. We are currently working on support for this.
> I love the promise of RetroPie/Emu Station and I've tried a number of RetroPie-based distros, but they have all been hampered by too much complexity for my simple needs and a focus on more games, media and skins vs. being intuitive and stable.
it's the only one that's stable, and supported. all you need to do is add the 0.78 arcade romset
A pi2 overclocked at 1Ghz will handle most but not all ps1 games at fullspeed. You need a pi3b or pi3b+ for ps1.
This is the only retropie supported here: https://retropie.org.uk/download/
The Linux kernel that forms the basis of RetroPie 4.4 separates Dualshocks into two controllers, the Gamepad and the Motion Sensor, which is recognised as Gamepad 2. More info here.
There is a fix in this post that will disable the Motion Sensors so the second Dualshock controller will be recognised as Gamepad 2. It's worth checking the rest of the thread to see which is the correct procedure.
Also, remember to back up your image before you attempt this fix.
You need the image based on Raspbian Stretch for the 3B+ which you can download from here: https://retropie.org.uk/forum/topic/16307/retropie-4-3-17-stretch-images
You should be able to transfer your roms, configs, scraped data etc from your 2B to the 3B+ by using SAMBA shares. More info: https://retropie.org.uk/docs/Updating-RetroPie/#making-a-backup-option-2
i've just spent the last few days setting up kodi for my 13" CRT, it's not perfect but it works.
~~first off, i haven't had the chance to run this by Sakitoshi yet, but i think there might be an issue with his~~ ~~runcommand-onstart.sh script. even after making a 480i.txt~~ ~~file in configs/ports and adding all, kodi still launches in progressive mode. i was able to work around this behavior for the time being by editing the Kodi.sh file in roms/ports~~ ~~with the following:~~
~~mv /opt/retropie/configs/all/runcommand-onstart.sh /opt/retropie/configs/all/runcommand-onstart.sh.hold~~
~~"/opt/retropie/supplementary/runcommand/runcommand.sh" 0 PORT "kodi" ""~~
~~mv /opt/retropie/configs/all/runcommand-onstart.sh.hold /opt/retropie/configs/all/runcommand-onstart.sh~~
~~dirty, but it works :)~~
now as for the kodi interface, confluence is my go-to theme, and it allows you to change the font size. here is my guisettings.xml so far (subject to change). i can't remember everything i changed, so it's probably a good idea to compare it with the defaults.
kodi seems to have trouble with detecting/applying the correct aspect ratio for a lot of SD content, or mabe there's something i'm overlooking in the config file. for now, i've been using my controller's right thumbstick button to change the view mode to apply the correct AR on the fly.
best of luck. if you manage to get it set up right, i am totally willing to collaborate on a writing new wiki article for composite out to CRT. the community deserves a definitive guide for this type of setup, as it's becoming more and more popular.
edit: added strikethrough to irrelevant bits (Sakitoshi fixed the issue), awesome!
Legally there's no issue with EmulationStation and/or the emulators themselves.
As far as free legal games, there are these: http://mamedev.org/roms/. Some DOS games have been released for free but you'll need to setup controls individually. Other than that, you're limited to homebrew games and freeware ports, many of which are not "arcade-friendly".
Reading between the lines, the short answer is no. You won't find games worth playing.
whats the latest & easiest installation of a bgm script?
I was using this for awhile but I couldn't get it to stop playing music when I loaded anything that was under "Ports" (Kodi, Mario war, minecraft, etc).
If anyone knows how to fix that so I can get the one I have already running or recommend me a new superior one.
& thank you for the upload!
For those of you who love Pixel, make sure you set up these custom launching images.
And this is how you do it.
This is a fairly easy task for the pi. You can connect a button to a GPIO and ground pin, and write a simple script that monitors for a button press. The basic idea:
Depending on what you are connecting, you will need a relay, transistor circuit, or motor controller because it likely won't be able to be powered from the pi.
Your script can be set to run when the pi boots so it is always running in the background.
The Panda Wireless products, like their Bluetooth dongle work out of the box. It's what I use on my desktop PC, out of the box, plug and play, no software needs to be installed - couldn't be easier.
I love my old skool nes case for my retropie!! Hey, why don't you include a link to the product and maybe an image?! Show people how awesome this little case is.
Old Skool NES case for Raspberry Pi 3,2 and B+ https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M4OOY4U/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_PBI9ybVWN3C4N
Our store sells the Tomee SNES to USB Controller Adapter (not online so this is not a plug). i just tested it on a fresh copy of Retro Pie and it worked flawlessly with a sns-005 1991 SNES controller. I see the Tomee on Amazon for 13 bucks
>So I formatted the card now. Flashed with Etcher the latest Rasbian, ejected, reinserted card and flashed with retropi. Idk even that was the right thing to do.
This is not the right thing to do. Grab the Pi4/400 image from retropie.org.uk and flash that to your SD card with Etcher. Once it's done you can pop it into your pi.
>Would be nice to add/remove ROMs while the card is plugged into the Pi400...
As long as your pi is connected to your network, you can add roms over the network from your desktop. There's a few different ways to do this, but you won't be able to put the SD card into your computer and move them that way as the Retropie image is Linux and Windows can't read the EXT4 partition that the roms directory is located on. Check the official documentation for instructions on the different ways to add roms to your install.
>Would be nice if there's an official follow along diagram how to go from New - gaming.
In fact, the documentation will take you step by step through a basic setup, so give it a read.
>By having retropi, will I still be able to use Rasbian OS and it's included programs such as Scratch or Python?
There are ways to do this (outlined in the documentation), but it's not the recommended install method for a first-time user.
TL;DR: Read the documentation
In my experience there isn't much configuring that needs to be done and mostly everything works out of the box, with the exception of N64 and Saturn games (I don't do any computer emulation like Amiga/C64/DOS/etc so can't speak to that).
Once you add roms to your setup, you can access the RetroArch menu by loading a game and pressing hotkey+X. There you can make game-specific or emulator specific configurations. You can make changes and save them as a core override, which will apply for every game in that emulator (useful for setting console-specific controller mappings), and you can make game specific overrides which will only apply to that particular game in that particular emulator (useful for setting game specific controller mapping and tweaks that only a particular game will benefit from).
There are some tweaks that can be done to make N64 games in general run a bit smoother but N64 emulation on the Pi4 is still spotty but many games can get a consistent 30fps with minimal glitchiness.
Someone posted a comment in this subreddit a while back about tweaks to make to help the performance of N64, Saturn, and Dreamcast games but I can't seem to find it at the moment.
Some systems will require BIOS in order to load games, which you're on your own for tracking down, and some systems (particularly arcade) require a specific romset that matches the emulator in order to boot games. Specific emulator requirements and information can be found on the RetroPie wiki.
i just googled your post title and found this in a couple of seconds
>What is wrong with a non official image?
It's against the RetroPie "ToS."
As far as the community goes the only person who knows every exact thing that was edited is the person who made that image. So when an user runs into a very uncommon issue the RetroPie Support Team and Community has a negative starting point.
Instead of spending hours, days and even weeks trying to troubleshoot a non-standard RetroPie image the development team decided just to not give those images any support.
Unfortunately due to the nature of how fan subs are created not a single RetroPie developer has any Admin/Moderator privileges here. Which is extremely unfortunate. I feel if even one had Mod privileges you'd see a cut back in a lot of practice the dev. team is against.
Unfortunately, again, internet pirates seem to hold more power then the actual right and license holders. That is unless they have enough money to hire all those lawyers.
When you write the RetroPie image to your SD card, it sets up two partitions. One is fat32 which is readable by Windows, the second is ext4, which isn't readable by Windows. This is why Windows asks you to reformat the second partition. You should reflash your SD card. Afterwards, the only way to add roms to RetroPie is either scp, sftp, USB drive or Windows share.
See https://retropie.org.uk/docs/Transferring-Roms/ for more information.
3rd party images are not supported. Don't bother going further if you're using one.
Check fps by turning on the fps counter. If it hits below 60, expect popping audio. I do change the audio volume by going to the alsa-mixer and increasing it right before the line turns red.
Try building lr-snes9x2010 from source. An alternative, and what I use, is to install lr-snes9x from binary then replace it with this version: https://retropie.org.uk/forum/topic/19313/rpi-3-optimized-lr-snes9x-using-pgo
It's the latest and fastest version available for the pi3b and b+.
Overclock to 1300 if you have proper cooling.
The menu used to look like this but now it looks like it needs to be scraped. Is that just how it is now?
>For the "higher-end" games (probably Playstation 2 / GameCube / Dreamcast / PSP), will a Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (or whatever) be enough to run the games?
Absolutely not. The Raspberry Pi can barely run N64 games.
>What is the highest resolution I can run the games at? (I'm assuming it depends on the original console the game is for?)
I don't really know what you mean? That would probably depend on the emulator. This thread seems helpful.
>Which retro consoles aren't included in RetroPie's options? (I noticed Xbox isn't listed, for one)
>If I used "more powerful" hardware (such as building a PC), will it outperform the Raspberry Pi? Or are the emulators so resource-friendly that it wouldn't make a difference? Will it affect the FPS / resolution / performance?
Yes. Yes yes yes. Making a PC will be much better, if you have the budget. Raspberry Pis can run GB-GBA and NES-N64, while a PC can run pretty much anything.
However, this is all covered in the documentation. Did you read it at all?
On this list you should find pretty much all 4 player games worth playing. You should be okay to play a decent amount of PSX games with your SNES controllers. (NFL Blitz, NHL Open Ice, etc.). In terms of 4 player roms. For consoles, they are the same as the normal roms, you just need to enable the multi-tap in your emulator's settings. For Mame you will need actual 4 player roms. I hope this helps!
It is better to reflash your image. Here is a tutorial I used to copy all of my settings. All you have to do is re copy back after setup is complete. save retropie settings
That would not be legal : https://retropie.org.uk/about/legal/
> The image we provide is Raspbian Lite with RetroPie pre-installed. Much of the software included in the RetroPie image have non-commercial licences. Because of this selling a pre-installed RetroPie image is not legal – this includes “giving away” a pre-installed RetroPie with your commercial product. Including copyrighted games with RetroPie is also not allowed.
I know that naver stopped chinese manufacturers, though... ;-)
> try this & a fairly popular competitor
This isn't commercial software. There's no hard feelings if you decide to use something else. No one's job depends on it.
>it's no one's job to cater to anyone's preferences
Nothing in RetroPie is anyone's job.
>A vast majority of users really go wired in on both ethernet & usb
WiFi is easily configured with a file on the sd card.
>But Bluetooth & Wi-Fi aren't considered baseline
Until recently, the vast majority of builds were still using 2B and older boards. Which do not have WiFi or Bluetooth built-in. RetroPie has a system also supports boards other than the Raspberry Pi.
>So, i've got a working set according to dat files.
Which set do you have? Which MAME / FBA emulator are you trying to run this ROM set on?
>I know some of the pre-built images floating around, already populated with roms have specific cores listed somewhere, but where is that ?
I'm not even sure what you mean by this. Pre-loaded images including ROMs are not supported on this sub.
>I am currently into the letter "B" and doing trial and error for the correct core to use.
There is no "trial and error" if you have the correct ROM set for the core / emulator you are trying to run them on.
>I'm not a smart man, but I do want to sort this out. Thanks.
You don't have to be smart. The smart people already figured it out. What you need to do is read.
This https://retropie.org.uk/forum/topic/2859/how-to-use-mame-with-retropie-help-guide and this https://github.com/RetroPie/RetroPie-Setup/wiki/MAME
It's not official art or completely round, but this without the text might look pretty good. You could also circumscribe a circle or other rotationally-symmetrical shape around the basic "joystick pie" logo.
> How do I set controls for individual games or specific emulators?
For RetroArch emulators: https://retropie.org.uk/docs/RetroArch-Configuration/#core-input-remapping
For other emulators, check the relevant page(s) in the Docs.
> how do I use the favorites?
that's great - thank you!
i think some of the issues may come back to the raspbian issue i mentioned before, but hopefully there is something that can be done. please post on the forums: https://retropie.org.uk/forum/category/10/ideas-and-development
but please be a bit sensitive with it, because whilst retropie isn't perfect, it is still the result of 1000s of hours of difficult, unpaid and often thankless work :)
Why on earth did you install all of that? Do ot install software you do not need and software that you don't understand what it does.
This dhould fix your problem https://retropie.org.uk/forum/topic/14690/retropie-does-not-boot-to-es-shuts-down-immediately/11
Remove all partitions, create a 4GB partition and see if you can format that Fat32.
I suggest you do not worry about formatting the card and use a image writing tool to just write the RetroPie image (from RetroPie's Official site) directly to the SD card.
There are multiple ways of doing it. You can't see the partition used on the SD card if you're trying to view it in a Windows machine.
I also made a post a few days ago regarding using the SSH method which is definitely my recommendation for transferring.
There is not one reputable site that sells retropie. See:
You'll find its much more rewarding if you're able to set it up on your own, along with being able to fix it when things break.
Start with a canakit or equivalent if you just want the hardware you need (and a keyboard and or gamepads) and follow the official documentation and you'll be up and running in no time!
I'm sure the many developers of the project appreciate that you don't line the pockets of those stealing their hard work, and in return you learn something new :)
Stop stealing our work and selling it. That's a low thing to do and you should be ashamed of yourself for damaging our project with your illegal antics and ripping off our users.
Hi, I'm the author of this theme and I saw this thread so thought I should finally join reddit so I can comment.
I've updated the theme since this thread was made so it now supports the following systems:
I'd post a direct link but I saw someone else mention that links to mega weren't showing so you can find the download on my thread at the RetroPie forum. https://retropie.org.uk/forum/topic/8391/cardboard-mini-nes/49
As the previous poster stated, each version of MAME uses a different ROM set, and each ROM has a different file version depending on the ROM set that the file was created for. So, for example MAME4ALL uses the 0.37b5 ROM set, MAME2003 uses the 0.78 ROM set. This means that there is a different version of the Dig Dug file depending on whether it was made for the 0.37b5 ROM set or the 0.78 ROM set.
I have Dig Dug for both of those forementioned MAMEs, and it works just fine. You should find out what Dig Dug file you have and then see if the MAME version that you are using is the right MAME version for that file. These two posts will help get you onto the right track: