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Old 27 December 2021, 15:29   #1
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Pi Emulation advice - used to original hardware

Hi all, happy holidays, hope you all having a great time.
I have just built my first raspberry pi. I have wireless keyboard and both wired/wireless Xbox controller.
I’m going to set it up as a pihole next to the router but also connect it to the tv in the front room.
I have very little experience of emulation I usually use my original A1200 & 500.
Just reaching out to ask what emulator you would suggest that is easy to set up and run for a big screen tv? I was looking at Pimiga originally..
Best wishes,
Thanks for your time.
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Old 28 December 2021, 03:26   #2
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If you are going to be running Pihole while running your Amiga emulator, PiAmiga is not going to work. FS-UAE or Amiberry should work in that scenario. The latter might need a bit more work to get running. Also remember PiAmiga is not a pure Amiga emulator. As Chris says, it is an Amiga-like system which uses Scalos.
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Old 03 January 2022, 13:09   #3
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Thank u
Will look into the others.
Just ordered a large so card so will be able to fit multiple emus on it.
Amiberry looks very nice
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Old 03 January 2022, 15:12   #4
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Not sure that is good idea, to run both on the same RPi.

Pi Hole and emulation should be on 2 different devices, first one never to shutdown if you plan on using it as DNS filter.

For emulation, just get one of already pre-made setups such as RetroPie, Lakka or Batocera. SD cards are fairly cheap and you can have multiple setup for the same RPi.
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I have at least 7 pi’s doing different things. Yeah, it is an addiction…hehe
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Old 05 January 2022, 15:29   #6
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I have at least 7 pi’s doing different things. Yeah, it is an addiction…hehe

yes i can see that happening lol!!!
Will use multiple sd cards for now but will def be buying anothe Pi
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Old 06 January 2022, 22:19   #7
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They are versatile little things. I just recently did little project on RPi2 - installed software and used external WiFi card (RPi2 does not have internal WiFi) and it still works great for what I needed to do.

I had also kids setup up some and install OS for RPi (made for kids) and use them.

Just noticed I forgot to mention one of better setups for RPi4/400 - recalbox. I just updated mine on RPi400 to new version, 8.0. This one comes with some homebrew games preinstalled for many systems, so you can see how it is setup, or how it works.


Here are links for others:

RetroPie

Lakka

Batocera

Just a small note - most of those other ones are available for PCs (32 and 64 bit) and some other single board devices.

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Promote my site
https://amigang.com/software-pii/

Id recommend Amikit XE Pi it a very cool Amiga setup with added Rabbit hole features which I find very handy
https://www.amikit.amiga.sk/raspberry

Also Arcade Punks is handy site at finding some pre-made SD cards,

best of luck, I get it for many emulation wont be seen as a real Amiga, but emulation is only getting better and is handy and fun Amiga experiences
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best of luck, I get it for many emulation wont be seen as a real Amiga, but emulation is only getting better and is handy and fun Amiga experiences

When you tired of emulation, get MiSTer FPGA and try minim core.


I really like minimig, and only downside is that you can't use ipf images.
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thanks for this guys!!! loads to have a play with. just got some high endurance MSD cards for it
cheers
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Old 12 January 2022, 16:17   #11
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On my Raspberry Pi 400 I updated RecalBox to version 8. RecalBox is great setup, available for install from RPi installer (Only RetroPie and RecalBox are available as installs in gaming section from there) and comes with some PD software already setup for some of emulators.Those you can disable through menu and install your roms.

What makes recalbox different from other setups, nice and easy to use web interface that can be used to install roms, change settings or perhaps check bios.

It also comes with nice intro screens that change and provide console like feelings while OS is loading.

Standardize setup for controller allows for easy access and use, using special key + UP/DOWN ti change state number, special key + start - exit emulator, X - save state, Y - load state, A - open settings for retro arch, L1 - screenshot. You can also opt to use rewind and fast forward once you enable it.

In RetroPie I used to spend time setting this up for different controller, while here everything is already setup and ready.

Best part is use of ScreenScrapper.fr for screen scrapping, and if you donate / have an account, you can download faster and all movies, for nicer experience.

Also to mention, it comes with with KODI preinstalled and ready to be used.

I strongly suggest to test it, as it is my favorite setup for Raspberry Pie. Over weekend I will try it on an old laptop and computer.

Here is link: https://www.recalbox.com/

It took 3 minutes to find and download full bios set for version 8.

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