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ransom1122 24 June 2019 05:55

I'm sure it was built on a SanDisk anyway that's strange.

Anyway I'm looking at giving Ultimate Amiga a major overhaul starting July. Most likely adding C64 As well. Compatible with 3b and 3B+.

1st I need to finish my other 256gb Image project by the end of this month.

spudje 24 June 2019 08:50

Maybe have it compatible with the newly released Pi 4?

Retroplay 24 June 2019 16:27

The 4GB Pi4 seems to be out of stock everywhere. :(
On the bright side there's finally proper HEVC/x265 support, I've been waiting for that.

mac6 25 June 2019 00:21

Haha beat me to it, I was going to mention the Pi4. Although I'm not 100% convinced it's much better than for example the odroid-n2, in terms of performance. On the other hand, I think the Pi 3B+ is already fast enough. There's also the issue with lack of good cases for the Pi4, lack of readily available heatsinks and fans.

mac6 25 June 2019 00:30

Retroplay: the availability is supposed to pick up on 1st July

Retroplay 25 June 2019 01:04

Quote:

Originally Posted by mac6 (Post 1329100)
On the other hand, I think the Pi 3B+ is already fast enough.

There's no hardware accelerated x265 playback on Pi1/2/3.

mac6 25 June 2019 02:17

Retroplay: yup, sorry, good point. By the way, have you tried this:

https://electronics.semaf.at/Raspber...4GB-LPDDR4-RAM

I can add it to cart but maybe it's out of stock too. I've tried about a dozen other websites and they all say July 1st or 2nd.

invent 25 June 2019 02:26

What are peoples thoughts on the 3 versions (extra ram options). In the context of running Amiga emulation or other systems/emulators.

ransom1122 25 June 2019 02:33

Meh, not in a hurry to pi up a pi4, ill wait till retropie software catches up with the hardware first.

My Shield TV Pro can play any video file I throw at it with ease, So I mainly use my Pi for retro gaming.

mac6 25 June 2019 03:03

Quote:

Originally Posted by invent (Post 1329116)
What are peoples thoughts on the 3 versions (extra ram options). In the context of running Amiga emulation or other systems/emulators.

Go for the 4GB version, not because emulators require it, but because you'll be able to do more at the same time, maybe even run Windows 10, although the sd card interface is still sluggish and you should get a proper ssd drive or one of those fast samsung 256gb thumbdrives ($99 at jbhifi).

mac6 25 June 2019 03:06

Quote:

Originally Posted by ransom1122 (Post 1329118)
Meh, not in a hurry to pi up a pi4, ill wait till retropie software catches up with the hardware first.

My Shield TV Pro can play any video file I throw at it with ease, So I mainly use my Pi for retro gaming.

I think, if you're going to do another compilation, split it into two - retropie OS on the sd card and all the Amiga files on a separate drive (maybe just as an archive instead of a disk image). We have more options now with the new USB 3 controller.

ransom1122 25 June 2019 03:17

External Storage and Pi's can be a bit tedious when compiling an image that will be able to function for everyone with pi's. Hence why images all on one micro is the best method.

Retroplay 01 July 2019 20:29

Received my Pi4 4GB today, good news, it doesn't run as hot as my Pi3.
I've installed latest LibreELEC alpha for Pi4 and left it running playing H.264 720p/1080p stuff for five hours straight and it hasn't exceeded 62° C (waiting for a Flirc case, so should be even lower).
My Pi3 went way beyond 70° C even with heatsinks fitted and case open.

invent 02 July 2019 00:25

Nice one Retroplay, and the Flirc case has builtin heatsink https://flirc.tv/more/raspberry-pi-4-case

Let us know how your Emulation experience goes with it.

ransom1122 02 July 2019 01:16

Nice RP, didn't think you were heading into pi4 territory ;)

quantum8 03 July 2019 01:25

Quote:

Originally Posted by mac6 (Post 1328942)
Hi Ransom, just thought I'd let you know it works great on Samsung Evo Plus 128GB microSDXC but doesn't on SanDisk 128GB Ultra USB 3.0 Flash Drive (not enough space, weird). Anyway I'd thought I'd let you know because I saw a message somewhere looking for storage compatibility comments. Great job compiling this collection!


Loads of these images have the same issue on arcade punks too.



I had to mount the image in Linux and shrink the partition to be able to fit on my sandisk cards.


I wonder if the authors of these images would be able to shrink them down a few gb to fit on most cards, and then auto run a partition expander on first boot. I think it would solve a lot of the "help! My image won't fit" that I see on FB and forums quite a lot.

ransom1122 03 July 2019 09:54

I don't host on ArcadePunks. My images only come from one source. Any where else your playing with fire.

As for shrinking.. No. I don't shrink and never will. I make these images on a samsung quality micro. So I recommend these for flashing. Any other card I can't help you with, otherwise you will have to trawl through Google for solutions.

ransom1122 03 July 2019 09:57

Sandisk micros are always smaller in size vs Samsung micros hence why you have the "can't fit" issue.

Shrinking causes all sorts of confusion with newcomers to pi making them wait 2 to 3 minutes on 1st boot, then unplug and re boot pi for the 2nd time for it to work. This is a reason why shrinking is bad.

walterg74 26 July 2019 13:32

So, I guess this was never updated/gone beyond 2.0..?

ransom1122 27 July 2019 11:49

Not yet. I have it working on 3b+, but I need to update the image, 1st priority is updating all my hdfs, which I'm about 1,300 into it, after that I update UAv3


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