Archive for Raspberry Pi

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.

Twister OS

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 10, 2021 by getbent57

Twister_OSA few months ago not to try out Twister OS.  This an operating system for the Raspberry Pi 4.  What makes this one standout is that it has built in themes which look like other OS.  Like Window 95, XP, Mac and more.  It is very cool.  Well I got to try it again.  Another friend has bought a Pi 4 and he wanted to have RetroPie on it will out loosing the Raspberry Pi OS.   Then I told him about Twister.  So he went got another MicroSD card.  Then I set it up for him.  A very simple process and it has RetroPie built in.  Then set that up as well.  There is all so a way to run the games off a USB drive.  Very impressed with everything I tried.  When I do get a Pi 4 or a Pi 400 will be putting Twister OS on it.

Raspberry Pi 400

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , on December 15, 2020 by getbent57

Raspberry_Pi_400_KitFor a few months now have been watching videos on the Raspberry Pi 400.  This is a Pi 4 built into a keyboard.  Think it’s pretty cool.  You can get kits that come with everything you need.  Just need to have a monitor or a TV to hook it up to.  The kit even comes with a big beginner’s guide book.  The reason I am talking about this is because I got to try one out.  A friend has bought a kit.  Am very impressed with how well built it is and how well it works.  He even tried a few different OS on.  There is so much that can be done.  Thinking I might just get one.

Raspberry Pi 4 With Lakka

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 8, 2020 by getbent57

LakkaHave owed a Raspberry Pi 3 running RetroPie on it for years now.  When in heard about the Raspberry Pi 4 was very interested.  But wanted to wait to see when a RetroPie version was coming out for it.  Sadly there is no official release yet.  However this is good news.  A friend picked up a Pi 4 kit.  He but the OS Lakka on it.  It is pretty much a version of RetroArch.  This is all was what RetroPie is based around.  My friend had two Xbox 360 controllers hooked up to it and it worked right out of the box.  Every game we played ran great.  There is even an option to make them look better.  Tried it with Crash 2.  The game looked so much better. I am tempted to try it out with my Pi 3.

Raspberry Pi 4

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , on July 5, 2019 by getbent57

Back in June (2016) got myself a Raspberry Pi 3 kit so I could put RetroPie on it.  This program lets you play old games.  It works great and recommend one highly.  Well a few days back they announced the Raspberry Pi 4.   It has the same form factor but improved all over.  The biggest change is you can get three different models, 1GB, 2GB and 4GB.  This is pretty awesome news.  Will be keeping my eye on what they can do with the 4GB model.  Watch some YouTube channels that make videos with this.  Know at some point the will upgrade RetroPie or something like it to take advantage of the extra power.  Just may be it would run higher end games.  Would be awesome if it could.  All so if it can would buy a Pi 4 kit in a heart beat.

RetroPie + PS3 Controller

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 11, 2018 by getbent57

Have been using RetroPie running on a Raspberry Pi 3 since the summer of 2016.  Must say it was pretty easy to set up and use.  The only problem I had back then was getting my PS3 controller to work wirelessly.  Have some searches on YouTube got it working.  Well the other day decided it was time to update to the newest version of RetroPie, versions 4.3 .  You can got this through a menu screen.  For some reason it didn’t work right.  So decided to start from scratch.

It is even easier to setup now.  All so every impressed at how much faster it runs and looks.  All so even easier to get a PS3 controller setup.  Found a step by step which works perfectly.  You can read how > here.  Scroll down to the heading, “Using the RetroPie GUI to configure the PS3 Controller Bluetooth Connection”

PIXEL For PC And Mac

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 4, 2017 by getbent57

Raspberry_Pi.pngBack in June (2016) got myself a Raspberry Pi 3 kit so I could run RetroPie on it.  The Pi was designed to be a low cost computer which uses as version of Linux.  If you buy a kit it comes with what they call PIXEL pre-installed on a SD card.  Just before Christmas they announced that there is now a version of PIXEL which can run on PC or Mac.  Think it this is pretty cool.  You can run it off a UBS drive, or DVD.  However it is still prototype mode. So you can’t install in on your computer yet.  But think there is will be a full release soon.  If you want to try it out of read more about it go > here.

RetroPie + PS3 Analog Sticks

Posted in Just something to say, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 6, 2016 by getbent57

RetroPie.pngAbout a month a got bought a Raspberry Pi 3 kit so I could run RetroPie.  This kit and program lets you play old games.  Was having some trouble.  For some reason could not get the analog sticks to work with in the PlayStation emulator.  Sure its fun to play some game using the Dpad but much more fun to use the sticks to more around.  So looked it up how to get them to work with not much luck.  Well that was until I changed up my search words.  Then found a very helpful and easy fix.  All you have to do to get the sticks to work is turn on the analog option in a menu.  The thing is if you don’t know were or how to get the menus, like myself.  How would know were to look.   To get to this inner menus you just press/hold Select then the Triangle.  Then move to the Options and turn the Control from Standard to Analog.   You can see that video > here or below on how to do it.

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.