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Offline Eddie Z

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Retro pie
« on: February 03, 2019, 01:20:25 PM »
Hello fellow villagers. Has any body purchased or played one of these retro pie console games. That you plug into your TV via USB. Or H DMI I can't remember.  It has like a ton of games from different   Video game consoles.  I guess my question is is it worth buying and playing. Any info on this would be greatly appreciated thanks.
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Re: Retro pie
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2019, 09:37:23 AM »
it would be worth building one yourself :)

you can build a complete setup for < $50 and learn a lot
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Re: Retro pie
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2019, 11:20:52 PM »
or if you're lazy ;) you can find alot of pre-built SD card images that others have built. Personally, I prefer building my own so that I have my own "best" games in there, and can tweak the controls for each game to my personal preference.

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Re: Retro pie
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2019, 09:04:27 AM »
Do you mean things like a pandora box? These are pretty successful, so it should do the job.
Not for purists, and as said before you can find cheaper options with the pleasure of customed interface and DIY.
If you just to play without spending hours learning / twiching your system, it's certainly a good option, but please add a scanline generator, my eyes are bleeding when I see an 80s Mario with square pixels on a giant LCD TV  ;) ;D

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Re: Retro pie
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2019, 07:02:18 PM »
Where do you get a scan line generator because that bothers me also
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Re: Retro pie
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2019, 07:04:05 PM »
And does it work on like intellivision also or ps1
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Re: Retro pie
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2019, 02:45:08 AM »
Thanks for the help.
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Re: Retro pie
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2019, 10:35:03 AM »
or you can just turn it on in RetroPi


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Re: Retro pie
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2019, 10:57:03 AM »
There are lots of retropie image's that are pretty much plug and play. You could also use a base image to build on for custom image. I scripted the robospin theme for attract-mode that comes on a lot of the popular pi images. Also, i highly recommend batocera for older pc's that will be more powerful than the pi. It will run gamecube, dreamcast, naomi games easily with something like an I3 or core dual 3 ghz.

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Re: Retro pie
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2019, 12:14:02 PM »
I actually cant get scanlines to turn on because the version of mame I am using on mine is not a libertero version I guess.  I'll try and reimage it at some point.
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