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Old 12-03-15, 11:00 AM   #26
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Re: Anyone build a Raspberry Pi?

I need to figure out a project for that new Raspberry Pi Zero. Five bucks!
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Old 03-20-16, 02:31 PM   #27
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Re: Anyone build a Raspberry Pi?

I've now used the Pi Zero, P B+, Pi 2, and Pi 3.

The Pi Zero will do surprisingly well for most people doing simple projects and maybe Kodi. The Pi 3 is noticeably faster than the Pi 2 so far, and both are big upgrades over the 1/Zero

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Old 08-08-16, 12:39 PM   #28
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Re: Anyone build a Raspberry Pi?

I just ordered a Pi 3 and a 8" 4:3 screen in order to build a RetroPie system. I'm going to use my old iCade as the cabinet and retain the joystick and buttons. I haven't decided on the side art yet but something like this is what I'm going for.

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Old 08-09-16, 05:57 PM   #29
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Re: Anyone build a Raspberry Pi?

I use the Pi (currently 2, eventually the 3) as a music server. I have an audio hat for it that allows me to run coax out to my DAC. Sounds fantastic.
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Old 12-21-16, 04:03 PM   #30
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Re: Anyone build a Raspberry Pi?

Bumping this, as I recently bought a RP3. I'm going to use it as a retro game emulator. The first one I received drove me nuts, as the WiFi and Bluetooth didn't seem to function, but I've got a second one on my desk that I'll play around with this weekend.
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Old 12-21-16, 08:40 PM   #31
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Re: Anyone build a Raspberry Pi?

It's funny this got bumped, because I ended up shelving my Pi. I made it into a retroPie, but then never actually used it because I couldn't get the controls quite right.

But then last week, I decided to make it into a security camera, and now I have a constant doggie cam whenever we go out.
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Old 01-05-17, 09:47 AM   #32
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Re: Anyone build a Raspberry Pi?

The replacement worked great, including controls. I've been playing through Dragon Warrior I again (one of my favorite games), and I love everything about the Pi.
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Old 01-09-17, 08:43 PM   #33
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Re: Anyone build a Raspberry Pi?

I kind of started hijacking the NES Mini thread with RPi talk, so I'll quote myself into this thread:


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Cool! I just learned about Rey's 128GB Attract Mode for RPi, so I'm really leaning towards doing that now.

The one problem I've had with emulation on my PC, though, is the controllers. I tried using a Sony DS3, but I found for old 8 & 16bit games that moving diagonally with the d-pad was almost impossible. Made games like Street Fighter 2 & MK hard to play.

I'm kind of getting excited to get a Raspberry Pi now. Seems like it would be much better than the NES Classic, other than the official controllers and nostalgic case.
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Old 01-18-17, 12:50 PM   #34
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Re: Anyone build a Raspberry Pi?

As we've been discussing in the Video Games forum, I have my Pi up and running... this Rey 128gb thing is very intriguing.
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Old 02-04-17, 11:58 PM   #35
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Re: Anyone build a Raspberry Pi?

I bought a Raspberry Pi the other day and tried to set it up tonight. I was getting no audio, so I followed some tutorials I found online. Now I have no audio and the video only fills a portion of my screen.

So far I'm just frustrated by this thing.
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Old 02-05-17, 12:28 AM   #36
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I bought a Raspberry Pi the other day and tried to set it up tonight. I was getting no audio, so I followed some tutorials I found online. Now I have no audio and the video only fills a portion of my screen.

So far I'm just frustrated by this thing.
RetroPie or something else?
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Old 02-05-17, 12:59 AM   #37
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Re: Anyone build a Raspberry Pi?

It came loaded with N00bs, but now I'm wondering if I shouldn't just start from a blank SD and use RetroPie. Emulation will be my primary use.
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Old 02-05-17, 10:28 AM   #38
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Re: Anyone build a Raspberry Pi?

yeah, I'd recommend just putting retropie on by itself. You can always just get a secondary card if you want to play around with other Pie stuff, they're easy to swap out.
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Re: Anyone build a Raspberry Pi?

Anyone have any luck running n64 on a pi? Using retropie on a 2 leads me less than stellar results.
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Old 02-06-17, 01:47 PM   #40
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Anyone have any luck running n64 on a pi? Using retropie on a 2 leads me less than stellar results.
It's possible but difficult to get results playing N64 on the Pi 2. Much easier on the Pi 3 (Playstation also runs way better on the 3, obviously enough).

You need to finagle the settings and which emulator to use.

Pi2/Pi3 n64 Best Compatibility: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...#gid=282207345 (click the tab at the bottom for Pi 2)

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Re: Anyone build a Raspberry Pi?

I'm finally joining the club. My Pi3 should arrive this evening and I have Reys 128GB Image unzipping right now.

PS3 controllers work with this thing, right?
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I'm finally joining the club. My Pi3 should arrive this evening and I have Reys 128GB Image unzipping right now.

PS3 controllers work with this thing, right?
Congrats! I went with Madlittlepixel's 128gb image, but both are solid.

PS3 controllers work great, but if you want to use them wirelessly you have to download the driver (easy to do right in the Retropie settings, look on YouTube).
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Old 02-07-17, 02:51 PM   #43
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It's possible but difficult to get results playing N64 on the Pi 2. Much easier on the Pi 3 (Playstation also runs way better on the 3, obviously enough).

You need to finagle the settings and which emulator to use.

Pi2/Pi3 n64 Best Compatibility: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...#gid=282207345 (click the tab at the bottom for Pi 2)
Thanks for the link. I got the pi mostly for the NES emulation, as I never had an N64. It would be nice to check out some of the games, however.
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Re: Anyone build a Raspberry Pi?

I could never get the sound to work, but the company I bought the Pi from (through Amazon) sent me a random email asking if I was happy with my purchase. I explained the sound issue and what I had done to try to fix it and they said they'll send me another one free of charge.

The kit I got was from CanaKit, I'll say I'm very satisfied with their service so far (assuming the sound on this second Pi works).
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Congrats! I went with Madlittlepixel's 128gb image, but both are solid.

PS3 controllers work great, but if you want to use them wirelessly you have to download the driver (easy to do right in the Retropie settings, look on YouTube).
I'm pulling down Madlittlepixel's version now to compare. So far very little problems and very easy to setup and mess with.


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I could never get the sound to work, but the company I bought the Pi from (through Amazon) sent me a random email asking if I was happy with my purchase. I explained the sound issue and what I had done to try to fix it and they said they'll send me another one free of charge.

The kit I got was from CanaKit, I'll say I'm very satisfied with their service so far (assuming the sound on this second Pi works).
For what it's worth, my kit came from CanaKit as well - no issues for me. Hope your next one works.
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I'm pulling down Madlittlepixel's version now to compare. So far very little problems and very easy to setup and mess with.




For what it's worth, my kit came from CanaKit as well - no issues for me. Hope your next one works.

How many Sega CD games does Rey's have? I'm thinking of downloading Rey's or MLP's newest, which includes Nintendo DS and Dreamcast.
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Re: Anyone build a Raspberry Pi?

I just put one together. I am using Berryboot to manage retropie, motionpie, and whatever the standard desktop is.
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How many Sega CD games does Rey's have? I'm thinking of downloading Rey's or MLP's newest, which includes Nintendo DS and Dreamcast.
Just did a check, and there are 25 Sega CD games. I saw MLP has a 200GB image out, I'll probably grab that soon, but I don't have a card that big yet. I saw a way to use an external drive as a boot image, but I don't think I want to do that.

Here's the full counts from Rey's.

Atari - 648
Atari 7800 - 59
Lynx - 76
Dreamcast - 0
D - 4148
Family Computer - 90
Game Gear - 249
Game Boy - 565
Game Boy Advance - 1098
Game Boy Color - 535
MAME - 6157
MSX - 567
Nintendo 64 - 303
NEOGEO - 142
Nintendo - 791
NEOGEO Pocket - 9
NEOGEO Pocket Color - 40
MD-DOS - 2
PC Engine - 290
Ports - 2
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RetroPie - 14
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SEGA 32X - 33
SEGA CD - 25
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Re: Anyone build a Raspberry Pi?

Thanks for the complete list! Looks like the two 128GB images are pretty similar. I learned how to add games myself (quite easy), so I might get MLPs shrunk down image and add a few that are missing myself.
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Thanks for the complete list! Looks like the two 128GB images are pretty similar. I learned how to add games myself (quite easy), so I might get MLPs shrunk down image and add a few that are missing myself.
Does MLPs image have a Commodore 64 emulator included?
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