While your at it, various heatsinks for your Pi 3 available. I don’t think it really needs these, so long as the case you choose has good ventilation but, i put them on mine because anyway because they looked cool:
^^ The Raspberry Pi 3 itself has no built-in software. If you plug it in with nothing installed, it’ll just be a blank screen. Retropie is essentially your operating system for the Pi 3, stored on your Micro SD card which is basically the PI 3’s “Hard Drive”. All the emulators come pre-packed/installed with it.
Unzip Retropie image, install Win32 Disk imager, Insert micro SD card into computer, and “install” Retropie Operating system image onto your Micro SD card using win32 Disk imager. Done.
Now before you plug everything in, for some HDTV and monitor types, Retropie has a quirk where it won’t want to output through HDMI. So once you are done installing the Retropie image, simply click on your micro SD card to inspect the installed contents, locate the “config” Text file. And add THIS into it:
^^ You can skip this step if you don’t run into this issue but, if you do, that is how it is fixed.
When finished, plug everything in, put Micro SD card into the PI3 and and turn it on.
Now the Retropie software is linux-based so it WILL NOT automatically display contents of the card when inserted into a PC or MAC. You cannot simply remove the card from your Pi 3, put it into your computer, and start adding Roms. It’s a tad more complicated than that but still easy.
USB method. Take a blank USB drive, create a yellow folder inside named Retropie and plug it into the Pi 3. The Pi 3 will create some folders inside. Unplug USB drive and plug it back into your computer. Now locate your Retropie file on the USB drive and click on it. Now you’ll see the folders for all the various emulators inside have been created. Locate the system you want, copy your games to it, unplug and plug USB drive back into the Pi 3, and it’ll automatically copy the games to the proper folder on your PI 3’s Micro SD card storage. This is the fastest method if you have many, large files to move over, like PSOne or Dreamcast games.
I actually just bought a cheap, long USB extension cable and keep that plugged into my Pi 3 at all times. Makes it easier to transfer stuff by USB whenever i want, and i don’t feel like i’m wearing out my Pi 3’s USB ports, by constantly plugging in/unplugging USB stick.
Good news is, because of the built-in WiFi on the PI 3, there is an even easier method to add games. By transferring wirelessly using an FTP manager like filzezilla, which is simple to set-up. Although not nearly as fast as the USB method for large files, this is still awesome because it makes adding/renaming/rearranging files very easy.
Great channel here, i recommend subscribing to ETA Prime. Learned everything i know about the Raspberry Pi 3 and hacking the NES Classic from this guy.
However, that’s not my point. What you implied by always needing a kb and mouse for emulation on a PC was inaccurate.
Also…can a Raspberry Pi emulate N64, PS2 and Dreamcast well? No way!
That makes BigBox even more relevant.
Besides, the issue of having to download additional emulators is really non-issue as 99.9% of those emulators are free, easily-accessible, and a cinch to install and register in LaunchBox. Installing emulators isn’t rocket science, nor is it a chore.
Depends on how you look at it. I’d argue that the SNES version of Turtles in Time is one of the only konami arcade ports that is superior to the original arcade version with all things considered (extra levels, mode-7, tighter controls, etc).
You’re not alone. Darksukul pretty much attacks anyone that disagrees with his views. He’s the quintessential troll. Like with me and my love of the NES Classic and all it’s hackable goodness, he constantly attacks me over it.
I suggest complaining to the mods if he continues and or, putting him on ignore at least.
The NES Classic is great. You should check out ETA PRIME’s vids on YouTube. Cool stuff.
As far as Darksakul being a troll, I disagree. I don’t have a problem with him, and I’m a pretty polarizing person myself (particularly online). It’s just that he has a well-developed BS detector and limited patience. That combo doesn’t always mix well.
I’m thinking it’s not what you say that sets him off–more like how it’s said. YMMV.