Archive for My Raspberry Pi 3

Raspberry Pi 3 Kit

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 23, 2021 by getbent57

Raspberry_Pi.pngWas looking though some old post and came across the one I made of the Raspberry Pi 3 kit.  It was five years ago I bought this kit off Amazon so I could run RetroPie.  Sadly I haven’t used this in a very long time.  Thought about getting a new Pi but the same thing would happen.  Would have lots of fun a first but would end up putting it aside.  Because I would get board and play more modern games on my PS4.  That being said it was well worth the price and having it.  May be some day will jump back into the old games.

Road Rash Video Games

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 10, 2016 by getbent57

Road_Rash_3Have been trying out a bunch of different game with RetroPie running on a  Raspberry Pi 3 kit.  Was trying to think of old Sega Genesis game my brother and I used to rent back in the day.  Then it hit me, Road Rash.   The one I remember most is Road Rash 3: Tour De Force.  Decided to play the first two before playing this one.  They all pretty much the same at the core.  You race a motorcycles dodging obstacles and other racers.  While trying to knock them off their motorcycles.  The first game was out in 1991 then in 92 the second one was out.  You can see a big jump in the graphics.  In 1995 the third game was out.  This third one is much more fun than the other two.  The motorcycles control better.  Another good feature it has, you can keep you weapons between races.

TOCA Championship Racing

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 5, 2016 by getbent57

TOCA_Championship_RacingA few post back talked about how I ordered a The Raspberry Pi 3 and going to use it run RetroPie.  Which is a game emulator.  Was trying to think up so old games I all ways wanted to try.  Then TOCA Championship Racing came to mind.  For many years I would collect the Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine.  This magazine run for about ten years.  Just about right up the the end it would come with a demo disc.  During the PlayStation (one) era this disc had lots of great stuff.  One that I can still remember is the TOCA demo.  Mostly because we all played it for hours.  Think it had only one track but it was fun because you can totally trash the car.  When you crashed part or parts of the car would go flying off.  So we used to just drive the track backwards to see how much chaos we could cause.

RetroPie

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 4, 2016 by getbent57

RetroPieHad some time now to tinker with RetroPie.  This programs run on a Raspberry Pi (or a computer) which lets you play old games.  Last week got a Raspberry Pi 3 kit I ordered just to use this program.  First off it is pretty easy to setup.  Their is a very helpful video on the website which you can see > here.  Once everything is put together and setup. It all works pretty well.   So had some trouble getting a few games to work most with  MAME (this plays old arcade games).  The only real problem I ran into was trying to get my PS3 controller to work over Bluetooth.  Sure you can use it just fine plugged in.  But it would be nice to sit back from the TV.  Will keep looking into that to see if there is a fix.  Over all am pretty happy how it all works.

Raspberry Pi 3 Kit

Posted in Just something to say, Pictures with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 27, 2016 by getbent57

Raspberry_Pi.pngMy Raspberry Pi 3 kit came in the mail today.  Am very excited.  Ordered it back on June 20, 2016.  So look about a week to get here.  While I was wait have be going over how to set up RetroPie.   This software turns the Pi into an emulation game system.  Below you can see some pictures of what it looks like.   Will keep posting updates on who it is going with the setup.