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Raspberry Pi 3 B+

SanDisk Ultra 64GB Micro SD Card

Raspberry Pi 5v 2.5 amp? Power supply ( Most Phone chargers won't work as they only put out 500ma, you'll keep getting low power warnings and crashes)

Keyboard or USB wired Game pad?

USB Drive preferably 16 GB or more 32g /64 gig

FORMATTING ??? - Official SD card formatter - :LINK

https://www.sdcard.org/downloads/formatter/

NEVER JUST UNPUG THE POWER

https://retropie.org.uk/docs/First-Installation/ .....

How to Get Retro Pie Running ......

  1. Buy a Raspberry Pie .... You want a Raspberry Pi 3 B+ ( The Raspberry Pi 1 & 2 aren't fast enough to run the SNES emulator at full speed. B+ just means it has wireless built in so you won't need dongles)
  2. Buy a branded 64GB micro SD card. I use SanDisk Ultras (Some SD cards don't work with the Raspberry Pi - See a list of compatible cards here - https://elinux.org/RPi_SD_cards)
  3. Go to https://retropie.org.uk/download/ and download the Latest Retropie Disk image for your model of Raspberry Pi
  4. Download Etcher from https://www.balena.io/etcher/ for creating the Disk Image
  5. Plug you SD card into you computer and then open etcher. Select the Disk Image you just downloaded from Retropie, Select your SD card, and then click FLASH andwait for your card to be written.
  6. When the Memory Card is done, Plug it into you Raspberry Pi and start it it up. It should boot straight into Retropie.
  7. Plug in a Keyboard (or pad) to set up the controls ( You can add more wired controllers or wireless Pads later, we just need to be able to navigate the menus for now)
SUGGESTED KEYS ?? Don't set up L & R TRIGGERS just yet (or analogue sticks)

hold down any botton to skip assigning ....

select is default hot key ..... hold select and press start to exit game

CONFIGURING NEW Controllers ….

** To skip any control i.e Analogue and L& R triggers - Hold down any button to skip
ere are the shortcuts I've seen so far:
  • Hotkey+Start = exit emulator.
  • Hotkey+Right shoulder = save state.
  • Hotkey+Left shoulder = load saved state.
  • Hotkey+Left = decrease current saved state slot number.
  • Hotkey+Right = increase current saved state slot number.
  • Hotkey+X = quick menu (with access to most of these other items)
https://www.google.com/search?q=retropie+hotkey+commands&rlz=1C1GCEU_enGB821GB821&oq=retropie+hot+ke&aqs=chrome.4.69i57j0l7.11342j0j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

Uplading New Roms

  1. Plug in the formatted USB stick and then restart the Raspberry
  2. Once it's booted up again, shut down the Raspberry Pi and remove the USB stick.
  3. Plug the USB stick into your computer and it should now be filled with empty folders for various systems
  4. place your roms in appropriate folders and then plug stick back into rasperry pie and boot up
  5. Your roms will appear when they are downloaded.

8BITDO - WIreless pads


pasting

retroflag-picase (nespi+, superpi, megapi case)

RetroFlag Pi-Case Safe Shutdown

Turn switch "SAFE SHUTDOWN" to ON.

Need to connect to wifi or plug in an eithernet cable (under the front hatch)

  1. Make sure internet connected.
  2. Make sure keyboard connected.
  3. Press F4 enter terminal.
  4. In the terminal, type the one-line command below(Case sensitive):

https://github.com/retroflag/retroflag-picase

wget -O - "https://raw.githubusercontent.com/RetroFlag/retroflag-picase/master/install.sh" | sudo bash

didnt work so used .....

https://github.com/crcerror/retroflag-picase

wget -O - "https://raw.githubusercontent.com/crcerror/retroflag-picase/master/install.sh" | sudo bash

THE LINE ---- | is SHift and \ next ot the shift key on the left

Wireless pads (Bluetooth set up_

8Bit DO PADs .. special instructions

MAME !!!!! SET UP https://github.com/RetroPie/RetroPie-Setup/wiki/MAME

1)PRESS TAB on KEYBOARD TO SET UP MAME CONTROLS .....

You can now use a pad to set the controls (X button is YES as default)

RESETTING TO DEFAULTS .... Remove config file ....https://github.com/RetroPie/RetroPie-Setup/wiki/MAME

MAME EMULATOR NOT SAVING CONFIGS .... https://www.reddit.com/r/raspberry_pi/comments/39i40g/mame_emulator_not_saving_control_config_on/

Problem solved! I just needed to add a folder in /opt/retropie/configs/mame-mame4all/ and name it "cfg" then create a blank text document inside the folder and name it "default.cfg".


KISOK (And KID) MODE >>> what it does, and how to get out of it

https://retropie.org.uk/docs/Child-friendly-EmulationStation/#ui-modes

up up down down LEFT right LEFT right B A B A - KONAMI CODE

RESOURCES

  1. GAMEBOY COLOUR CODES ( GBC & GBA / GBA SP) FOR ORIGINAL GAMEBOY GAMES
  2. ROM SUFFIXES AND WHAT THEY MEAN

How to reshell and GBA SP ...... decals link

how to reshell a GBC

how to upgrade GBC speaker

how to glass screens


If your SD card works but it boots into terminal rather than straight into the Emulation Station GUI as mine did. In the Terminal type ..

# sudo raspi-config

Here you can expand the file system so that the whole SD card is used for Retro Pie rather than just a small partition and more importantly change the boot settings ... When trying to instruct the Pi to boot straight into the GUI, You may be told to type

# sudo apt-get install lightdm

Reboot the Pi and type this into the terminal. You will need to have an ethernet cable plugged in and be connected to the internet.

You could also try ...

# sudo apt-get update

...which fetches a list of available updates. Or type ....

# sudo apt-get upgrade

to upgrade current package ...

If you have trouble un compressing the files, or the disc image (.img) files don't work, you might need to update your unzip tool ....... try unzipping the original download file using - The Unarchiver (mac)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 RetriPie - Installing additional Emulators [c64]

 

  1. Go to RetroPie Menu on main Emulator select screen
  2. Select -