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All Raspberry Pi Discussions - December 2020
Not with Ps/Nintendo/Sega on it which is what you were originally asking. You can get mini consoles from Sony, nintendo and sega with x amount of games on them, but you'll only get the games that come with them which is very limiting.
Pandoras box is probably the closest to what you're asking for but i'm pretty sure it doesn't emulate up to n64. Raspberry pi 4 i think is the best solution. But you'll need to purchase multiple parts and download a games image. Once you've set it up then it becomes plug and play. If you have a laptop and want some arcade games to play then just download coinops diamonds as that's amazing. The only other thing i can think of is a handheld like the Anbernic RG350M and the place i saw it advertised says it comes with a 64gb fully set up sd card but as to whether that means just emulators or they have filled it with games i'm not sure.
Maybe I’m not understanding this right, i was hoping for like a Unit (similar to the old days of a mega drive), that you just plugged into the TV?
do u have a laptop u can download emulator and games roms
This has a link to a good package that will run off a laptop with loads of games.. you just run it..
Anyone know why the Raspberry Pi deals are being removed from HKUD. Someone tried posting it again this morning
I've recently finished downloading [512gb]-Retro-Bliss-Revolution.Pi.4.RE-LOADED.Playbox.v1.5-4.5.18-VIRTUALMAN and now have to decide whether to bite the bullet and buy a Pi4 4gb and a 512gb card for it. Ultimately I'd like to build a home arcade machine with a cabinet from eBay, an old monitor/DVI tv and some quality arcade buttons and joystick. Not sure if this would be within my abilities, though, both in terms of RPi/Linux and crimping wires etc to connect the hardware to the RPi.
All I can say is it was my first go at hardware and I really enjoyed building my retro machine. Good luck!
Thanks for the reply. I am still in two minds as reviews say the casing is fiddly. I am not bold when it comes to IT assembly.
This is what I use and it works very well on HDMI to VGA. It can be cheaper to buy the Raspberry Pi, SD Card, and case etc in separate parts just depends what you require and if you can wait for delivery. Main thing is a 2 amp Power supply, good quality Micro USB cable and decent SD card.
thanks yeah that would work if i go that route because the raspberry pi kits on amazon are £59.99 now and last year i only paid around £40 for the pi3 b+ and thats why i hoping to spend low on the monitors, i just always get stuck on the brackets lol
19" monitors are usually dirt cheap to buy because nobody wants them. You often see them for less than £20 on gumtree/ebay. Trouble is, very few have HDMI inputs. One option you might want to look at is using HDMI to VGA adapters https://www.amazon.co.uk/Adapter-VicTsing-Converter-Desktop-Streaming-Black/dp/B016I341IY I use one for a 19" monitor on a HP proliant microserver and it works brilliantly.
I found this Samsung S19C450 but not sure what wall bracket to buy and not sure I can connect raspberry pi to it without it being hdmi!
Thanks for reply and it's a shame it's not hdmi as it would of been great
pi4, 4gb. the problem is the lack of images at the moment. the 3b+ has loads of amazing images. the 4 hardly any although dz is working on a 512gb one.
Cheers mate very kind of you and it’s really appreciated
I'll dig them out later and send them over.
Yes I’d really appreciate that thank you.
If that's the sort of thing your going for I'm happy send you my plans for it.
£74 includes 20% VAT thanks to our gov, US has zero to very minimal tax depending on state and online vendor.
Can someone explain plz how on earth $75 equals £74 !?!?! (confused) Not to mention export costs to US vs ship locally in mainland. (shock)
Agree, and I have 4 Raspberry Pis. I tried using my 4GB pi 4 as a sub when my main PC died and it was a horrible experience. They are oversold as desktop replacements by some people but they are nowhere near as powerful and their SD card access rates are poor. At this price point they are encroaching cheap used Intel machines (when you add in the cost of a case and PSU and storage).
As I say too expensive, raspberry pi was always about cheap easy accessible computing not 75 quid plus with more memory to tempt you to spend more
Link to £32 RPi 4 4GB? Price seems to have gone back to RRP everywhere.
I only ask that because the Pi 3 A is only about £23 is a smaller board but lacks ethernet people Usually overlook it.
Thanks for the reply. It will be used to run a 2 x 2 video matrix to watch live IP camera streams using OMX player. Ideally I would prefer to use ethernet where possible since the bandwidth use may be quite high. I'm currently using the Raspberry Pi Zero for this project but it doesn't seem powerful enough,
What are you using them for? Will you be using ethernet? also £30 ish has been the price of these for a while They launched at £27 and you can buy from farnell and the pi store for 30/32
no it’s alright I only learned by buying it and having a go. Ask away!
Cheers! Thanks for the clarification. Sorry if my questions sound lame but I am quite limited when it comes to such things
you can pretty much play everything up to and including ps1, it’ll also do PSP. N64 and Dreamcast can’t be a bit flaky, but SNES, NES, megadrive, 32x to name a few. Mortal combat is megadrive era, contra and Mario from the NES. It’ll play them.
I was just thinking of what has been said but was unsure of one thing. If I get the Pi4, will there be software that will allow me to play the games I mentioned
Thr is few ready image available online. Like 16gb, 32gb etc retro pie image. Download burn the image and play. I spend good money even bought snes case, xbox 360 wireless controller. Played free days, now getting dust. I think better to buy Xbox or ps4. In a long run more useful.
No way, that one's got metal on the SOC, this SOC doesn't even have the Broadcom branding. B+
It's a 3b+?
I mean, we might aswell make a game of it!
I would like my 2 minutes back please.
Many thanks! really appreciate your comments and patience. I dont know much about PC and other hardware. Will have a look at this for sure
No problem. I got my first Pi a year ago so I know what you’re going through. Copied from the internet - RetroPie is a software package for the Raspberry Pi that is based on the Raspbian OS, a Linux distribution. It combines a full suite of tools and utilities that will allow you to quickly and easily run retro game ROMs for various vintage gaming emulators. https://retropie.org.uk The pre-built images are a copy of somebody's version of RetroPie, including the ROMs (games) and various other things they've done to personalise their version - menus, music, etc. Watch this to see how to install RetroPie -
Thanks for your response and taking time to research on this. Alot of jargon I am not familiar with (sorry). What does one mean by image? What is a RetroPie?
You can use a PS4 controller. Setting it up via bluetooth is a bit hit and miss, but it does work. I like the 32GB Dynamo Elite image. There are several reviews on YouTube, including one on DrewTalks' channel. That image is for the Pi 3B and 3B+. I've been doing some research on the Pi 4 and from what I've read, for RetroPie, you will probably be okay with the 1GB version - https://retropie.org.uk/forum/topic/24302/raspberry-pi-4-does-ram-matter/2 https://www.reddit.com/r/RetroPie/comments/cf90sj/raspberry_pi_4_which_memory_option_to_go_for/ As m1keyp1key said, RetroPie isn't officially out for the Raspberry Pi 4 at the moment, but there are ways to install it.
Case for pi is different to case for hd. You're turning an internal 2.5" drive into external. If you've a spare external you could just use that.
I use my phone and BubbleUPNP to stream 4k films from my gdrive. Works flawlessly https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bubblesoft.android.bubbleupnp
i have one now, my 1st pi and it's so small, a baby (shock) looked bigger on the internet. i'm glad you have them all now, postage is the price you pay when over ordering i guess.
I just did multiple orders at PiHut. Postage on each one but still cheaper than everywhere else. They sent them.
back in stock at pimoroni now too: https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/raspberry-pi-zero-w?bis_id=4KzvmO&utm_campaign=stock-notification&utm_content=Raspberry Pi Zero W&utm_medium=email&utm_source=back-in-stock&variant=3147218944010
Thanks i didn't think of using an app, i'll have to use my PC or phone over the network then because i've ordered a bare board without pins (nerd) Weird that the pi hut has them in stock but pimoroni doesn't, i thought they would've been supplied at the same time. (skeptical)
I did, both just flatly ignored me. Tried their contact email, twitter and Facebook. No replies.
Just get a wii can be hacked to put all the game cube snes etc game
You think? I wasn't sure whether I should go for something faster or a more reliable brand?
Toshiba one is fine
I have my eye on this actually... https://www.amazon.co.uk/Toshiba-MicroSD-Class-100MB-Adapter/dp/B078TPK9JF/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1550415561&sr=8-6&keywords=16gb+micro+sd
I'm used to Sandisk to me honest. Is there a Sandisk alternative to this?
Some of the pandoras boxes i've seen can be used as a usb controller. But how yours is in a full size cabinet i doubt anyone will know how it's wired.
Thank you Direct link to comp post : https://twitter.com/myLondis/status/889364637950595073
thanks & good luck :)
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well thanks that did it but now for some reason it fails everytime
Can't find the command in the guide, but it probably should be systemctl ("l" at the end, not "1"). systemctl is a standard linux command.
it's the systemct1 it can't find
I used that guide although I'm at bottom where it says "sudo systemct1 start AlexaPi.service" and well it's saying command not found anyone know why
Can you enable always on now? When I did it you had to press a physical button which kinda defeated the object, might as well just use a web browser and the test site.
Thanks There is family of Hedgehogs in my Garden :)
Just need some hedgehogs. ........ <3
Thanks pjj x
Correct: in basic terms the RPZ will simply "request" a certain amount of power and the supply will provide that power, assuming it is within its power capability. The power supply will not force more power than requested.
You can't overpower it right?
Certainly surpasses the electrical specs suggested at raspberrypi.org .
Just found my trusty LG wall block - 5.0v = 1.8A with an official Amazon USB cable to go with it. This should be perfect for the Pi right?
I think I'll buy the official NES mini adapter - £9.99 delivered and then the official raspberry pi adapter FOR £7
You can run these off any old PC PSUs if you're not too bothered by PSU size.
Just try it, it'll tell you if it has low power. I run mine off a 1A phone charger. My Pi3 is the only one I bought a 2.5A supply for.
Still confusing :( Might be worth me buying one from one of the pi stores.
The recommended PSU for the Pi Zero is 1.2a, but typical usage is only 100mA, so you might be alright 850mA. The usb cable can make quite a lot of difference, well worth using a short thick cable to help prevent voltage drop https://www.raspberrypi.org/help/faqs/#powerReqs
Won't the specs of the adapter I mentioned be enough?