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    Default Fun with Pi - Building a RetroPie

    For those who don't know, RetroPie is software that has been conjured up by some blessed tech wizards that allows you to run emulators on a Raspberry Pi board. I just picked up all the goodies I need to set one up aside from the controllers. I was originally influenced by Nintendo's release of their classic system - and the subsequent rarity/lack of stock that seems to be the hallmark of Nintendo itself. So I said screw it, I'll build it myself.

    Any of you folks build one of these yet? Mainly looking to play just about anything before N64 - I heard it'll play some N64 games but that isn't really what I'm interested in and I doubt they'd play well anyways.

    Even not - has anybody used a Raspberry Pi before? I've been bored and looking to pick up some new skills lately and programming has caught my eye, but I learn best when I can actively apply my learning to something immediately in front of me and figured this is a good first step, and then I'll probably keep chugging on a bit.

    Put it in this section because it's more techy than general gaming. I'll toss some updates when I get this thing going in the next week or so in between my work schedule.

    https://retropie.org.uk/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Budikah View Post
    For those who don't know, RetroPie is software that has been conjured up by some blessed tech wizards that allows you to run emulators on a Raspberry Pi board. I just picked up all the goodies I need to set one up aside from the controllers. I was originally influenced by Nintendo's release of their classic system - and the subsequent rarity/lack of stock that seems to be the hallmark of Nintendo itself. So I said screw it, I'll build it myself.

    Any of you folks build one of these yet? Mainly looking to play just about anything before N64 - I heard it'll play some N64 games but that isn't really what I'm interested in and I doubt they'd play well anyways.

    Even not - has anybody used a Raspberry Pi before? I've been bored and looking to pick up some new skills lately and programming has caught my eye, but I learn best when I can actively apply my learning to something immediately in front of me and figured this is a good first step, and then I'll probably keep chugging on a bit.

    Put it in this section because it's more techy than general gaming. I'll toss some updates when I get this thing going in the next week or so in between my work schedule.

    https://retropie.org.uk/
    I have a Pi 3 running RetroPie. It's very solid. I ended up getting an NES Classic anyway though just because.

    I have 5 Pis actively running right now. We have 3 Pi 3's running XBMC for streaming on the bedroom TVs, 1 Pi 3 with XBMC and RetroPie microSDs for Streaming or Gaming on our living room TV (mainly used for RetroPie now since the Amazon Fire TV showed up), and a Pi 2 in a HeaterMeter build for my BBQ rig.

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    Just got the Pi setup, was incredibly easy off the bat. I got a nice Bluetooth 8bitdo controller to go with it. Now to just load it up with all the goodies I need. I'd like to get Kodi up and running on it too - but I need to figure out the config to get my controller working with Kodi.

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