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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.


Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , on September 20, 2018 by getbent57

ImgBurnAm working one some new videos projects.  One of which is playing some old PlayStation demo discs.   Need a program that would let me rip the discs in the right format so they could be played on my Raspberry Pi 3 running RetroPie.  Did some research and the one I think would work best is imgBurn.  Going to start with a *WARNING*.  If you install this like I did it will install a bunch of other junk you many not want.  That being said it is easy to uninstall that stuff.  As for the program itself, works great.  It had not trouble reading the old demo disc or making the right files, bin and cue.


Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , on April 25, 2018 by getbent57

RecalBoxHave been using RetroPie on my Raspberry Pi 3 for all most two years now.  This is an awesome program and device.  This lets you play older video games on a TV.  There is another program out there that does pretty much the same thing.  It is called RecalBox.   Have heard about a while back now.  Am very happy with RetroPie so didn’t want to setup another micro SD card to try it out.  Well I few days back watch a video on how to get RecalBox running on a PC.  I do have my old Windows Vista computer sitting round.  So thinking about giving it a try on that.  If you interested in that as well you can see that video > here.  The video is made by ETA Prime.  He has lots of videos on these retro type projects.  His videos help me setup RetroPie years ago.

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”


Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , on January 11, 2017 by getbent57

LaunchBoxWas watching one of the newest videos from Metal Jesus Rocks.  He and a friend were updating his arcade cabinet.  Which you can see > here or below.  They then showed it off working.  The software it was running has the coolest and slickest interface I have ever seen.  The program is called LaunchBox.   Not hundred percent sure but think it use the same backend as RetroPie,  which is RetroArch.  Think I will give it a try on my computer.  The website does say it can run on Vista.

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.