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Old 05 January 2020, 22:49   #1
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Dusted off my RetroPi console

Since I've been getting back into gaming I thought I'd pull my Raspberry Pi project out of storage. I've built this years ago, long before the lawsuits on the ROMs.

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Old 06 January 2020, 13:15   #2
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Retropie is the way.
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Old 06 January 2020, 21:47   #3
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Ah you have a mini-nes case, I love it I want it.
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Old 06 January 2020, 22:35   #4
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LOL. This one has a working power/reset switches. Lots of them don't so watch out for that. I built this one with active cooling system (two fans and heatsinks).

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Old 07 January 2020, 06:04   #5
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Yet another video.

The Retropie console uses SDcards for storage so I have another card with 40 consoles loaded with over 100,000 games.

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Old 07 January 2020, 14:14   #6
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I my experience Retropie becomes really shitty to use when you have tons of games in the listings, I really cherry pick the ones I want to play.
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Old 07 January 2020, 14:29   #7
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It has the option to add the games to your fav list. While different consoles have similar games they are unique in their formats.
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Old 07 January 2020, 14:32   #8
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I my experience Retropie becomes really shitty to use when you have tons of games in the listings, I really cherry pick the ones I want to play.
So, don't install all roms, just one you want to play.

I am the same way and thus reason I never downloaded/installed any of those '128GB pack' things. It just does not make sense to me to go through list where I will play couple of games out of 1000.

Favorite list is also a solution, but in my opinion, better is just to place roms you really intend to play.
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Old 07 January 2020, 16:43   #9
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I bought the SD cards already loaded so it has many many games.

Anyway it's fun to explore.
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Old 08 January 2020, 22:08   #10
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Hi Bully i think i have seen you ina post or two of Mine. Nice Project buddy. Can you point me out where you got that Keyboard from please? My Step Dad is hard of Sight and Magnifies the Screen for use but Struggles with the Keyboard he has? Plus I may Grab one for myself it Funky and I like funky. is this a Raspberri pi 4 you say?
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No, it's a 3 as it's a few years old. I got the keyboard from Amazon.

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https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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No, it's a 3 as it's a few years old. I got the keyboard from Amazon.

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You are a Gem thank you!

I have a 3 as well set up with amibian Currently I may put Retro Pi on there instead
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You're welcome mate. The keyboard's pretty cool.

I tried the Raspian OS and got online with it. Who would've thought that this little box can get you online and fairly decent at that?
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You're welcome mate. The keyboard's pretty cool.

I tried the Raspian OS and got online with it. Who would've thought that this little box can get you online and fairly decent at that?
They are Brilliant little Boards
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So, don't install all roms, just one you want to play.
"Just the ones you want to play" is pretty much the definition of "cherry picking" friendo
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They are Brilliant little Boards
It's no surprise that they sold millions of them.
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Old 20 January 2020, 23:39   #17
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I flashed a 128gb image to mine. I use it mainly to try out games I may not have heard of, forgot about or didn't spend much time playing. If I stumble across something I really enjoy then I will set out to get a copy for the original system.
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Old 20 January 2020, 23:47   #18
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It's a shame that they have lawsuits on ROMs. How else could we preserve the games? The consoles are no longer in existence except for collectors and museums.

Same for the game medias.
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Old 21 January 2020, 00:04   #19
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Love the case. I have a plan to do the same but with an Atari 2600 case I have. Thinking of using the original switches to do something, not sure what, but it would be cool to have that physical connection to the case.
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That'd be interesting. Be sure to post pics.

I have both SDcards saved to USB drive for preservation. The ROMs and the Emulators can be extracted using 7zip.
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