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 Post subject: Raspberry Pi/Emulation
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 4:31 pm 
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Anyone else have one or know what they are?

I'm not tech savvy, but my wife's friend is a freakin genius. I was talking a year ago or so how I wanted to get one of those NES Classic Editions that had like, 30 classic NES games.
He was like- Why not just build one?
Of course I laughed at him but then he told me he basically builds these little computer systems (almost the size of your phone) that he can upload old games onto, and you can use your ps3 (or whatever) controller with them because they're bluetooth capable. You can also SAVE games at any point, and then reload them again. It's pretty badass.

Long story short, I have a little device that looks like this (see pic below), set up so I can play ALL of the games from Atari (both systems), Nintendo, Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis, NeoGeo, Turbo Graphix 16, and even Commodore 64. "Newer" type games on more involved systems take up a lot of room, so I keep my game library focused on the classics.

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yeah raspberry pi's are awesome and you can build almost anything with them, not just video game systems


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 Post subject: Re: Raspberry Pi's
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I want what Balki has. Everything 16 bit and older.

A long time ago, I downloaded hundreds, if not thousands, of ROMs one by one in order to create a "gaming PC." Then the hard drive crashed. I never revisited that project.

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I want what Balki has. Everything 16 bit and older.

A long time ago, I downloaded hundreds, if not thousands, of ROMs one by one in order to create a "gaming PC." Then the hard drive crashed. I never revisited that project.


The parts were like, $60. I gave him $100 and he did everything for me, and put exactly what I wanted on it. I'm POSITIVE you could find something like this for sale on e-bay or whatever. I'm in the position to have him "fix" it whenever there is a bug or hiccup or whatever, though, so it's super convenient.

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there are tutorials online to make one yourself, it's not that hard


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 Post subject: Re: Raspberry Pi's
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there are tutorials online to make one yourself, it's not that hard

I'm sure downloading the ROMs would be the worst part. Again.

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 Post subject: Re: Raspberry Pi's
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In theory, it's awesome.

In practice, not so much.

RetroPie is kinda buggy and you spend most of your time tweaking settings to get them to run correctly.


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I ended up using mine as a Linux torrent downloader connected to my NAS drive.


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 Post subject: Re: Raspberry Pi's
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I think there's already a thread for this

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 Post subject: Re: Raspberry Pi's
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Or not

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 Post subject: Re: Raspberry Pi's
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E.H. Ruddock wrote:
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I always search for existing threads to the best of my abilities

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Balki wrote:
E.H. Ruddock wrote:
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I always search for existing threads to the best of my abilities


You should be a mod.


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run2death wrote:
Balki wrote:
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I always search for existing threads to the best of my abilities


You should be a mod.


Ha...imagine that

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Balki wrote:
run2death wrote:
Balki wrote:
E.H. Ruddock wrote:
Or not


I always search for existing threads to the best of my abilities


You should be a mod.


Ha...imagine that


If you're interested in mounting a "Balki 4 mod" campaign let me know and I'd happily be your campaign manager.

I ran Dev's first campaign, and while we were ultimately unsuccessful, I was able to generate a lot of buzz.


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HeyGuys wrote:
Balki wrote:
run2death wrote:
Balki wrote:
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Or not


I always search for existing threads to the best of my abilities


You should be a mod.


Ha...imagine that


If you're interested in mounting a "Balki 4 mod" campaign let me know and I'd happily be your campaign manager.

I ran Dev's first campaign, and while we were ultimately unsuccessful, I was able to generate a lot of buzz.


I think I'd like you to get RM's pulse on something like this, Tommy. Then maybe we can discuss next steps. Do you have the keys to my secret lair?

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 Post subject: Re: Raspberry Pi's
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Now that most Chromebooks run Android apps, I'd argue that they are a better cheap option for emulation.


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 Post subject: Re: Raspberry Pi's
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Spent a big part of the day moving and setting up the family/game room today. Officially switched over to a Chromebook for emulation. I may pick up a Chromebox.

Our nearest Walmart had the Logitech F301 on sale for $11.99. I picked up two. Between those and the two Buffalo Classics, we should be good to go on controllers.

Mods or Balki, can we change the thread title to "Raspberry Pi/Emulation"?

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 Post subject: Re: Raspberry Pi/Emulation
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I'm not sure it's pee.

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