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RPis are awesome!
« on: October 05, 2017, 05:47:50 pm »
That is all, over to you PBJ :p

But seriously Piís are great lol

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« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2017, 05:49:23 pm »
So are butterflies, my brother...

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« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2017, 05:50:24 pm »
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« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2017, 06:23:07 pm »
But seriously Pi 3ís are great lol
Fixed that for you.   :laugh2:

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« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2017, 06:50:43 pm »
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« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2017, 02:11:18 am »

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« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2017, 09:57:54 am »
Got a pi zero gathering dust.  It reminds me of using a late 80's PC to try to do mid 2000's stuff. 
I suppose if you want a generic plug and play setup for use with a gamepad it's ok.


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« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2017, 10:29:53 am »
What the world needs is more Pi and PC emulation folks to cross over into the world of FPGA development!

That pi zero works great in a small container for the NES suite of games.  Great Christmas and birthday gift item.

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« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2017, 10:56:31 am »
Original hardware > FPGA > PC emulation > Pi emulation > nothing

I like having different options at my disposal and I've used each of the above depending on my needs/situation. And yes, all of those above options have their advantages and disadvantages....even original hardware.

I don't care what the hardware is and what it's called. If it works for me, then I'll use it.
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« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2017, 11:16:10 am »
They are fine for what they are -- I just wish everyone would get off the - It's only $35 bandwagon and figure out what the total cost is by the time you add the little extras that other options include that you need to actually do anything with it !!  :cheers:

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« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2017, 11:32:08 am »
What the world needs is more Pi and PC emulation folks to cross over into the world of FPGA development!

That pi zero works great in a small container for the NES suite of games.  Great Christmas and birthday gift item.

put it inside a NES case

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« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2017, 04:21:08 pm »
I built a Raspberry Pi 3 emulation station as a gift. Put it in a R2D2 Case. Going to take some lessons learned and build one for myself (I'll make a project announcement thread for kicks). The comicbook theme is tits. Total cost, not including R2, was around $85. All the controllers fit inside his body - it's storage and case all-in-one. I'm using magnets to hold his dome in place. Works better than any X86 PC emulation I've used. 

Hard to argue against the Pi's for an application like this. Pretty sure I couldn't pull this off with PC components

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« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2017, 04:22:23 pm »
They are fine for what they are -- I just wish everyone would get off the - It's only $35 bandwagon and figure out what the total cost is by the time you add the little extras that other options include that you need to actually do anything with it !!  :cheers:
Ok, 35+power supply (10 max) + sd card (10) = 55... Compared to...?

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« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2017, 04:27:43 pm »
I built a Raspberry Pi 3 emulation station as a gift. Put it in a R2D2 Case. Going to take some lessons learned and build one for myself (I'll make a project announcement thread for kicks). The comicbook theme is tits. Total cost, not including R2, was around $85. All the controllers fit inside his body - it's storage and case all-in-one. I'm using magnets to hold his dome in place. Works better than any X86 PC emulation I've used. 

Hard to argue against the Pi's for an application like this. Pretty sure I couldn't pull this off with PC components

Cool idea Lew!

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« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2017, 07:52:09 pm »
I built a Raspberry Pi 3 emulation station as a gift. Put it in a R2D2 Case. Going to take some lessons learned and build one for myself (I'll make a project announcement thread for kicks). The comicbook theme is tits. Total cost, not including R2, was around $85. All the controllers fit inside his body - it's storage and case all-in-one. I'm using magnets to hold his dome in place. Works better than any X86 PC emulation I've used. 

Hard to argue against the Pi's for an application like this. Pretty sure I couldn't pull this off with PC components

See, that's the perfect.application for a Pi. I don't think anyone is going to argue with you there.
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« Reply #15 on: October 06, 2017, 08:15:13 pm »
you should remove the pi and put SNES classic guts inside.
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« Reply #16 on: October 06, 2017, 08:39:37 pm »
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« Reply #17 on: October 06, 2017, 09:04:10 pm »
If some of you guys have never bought a pi.

You should. Hell, just to check it out. Get a raspberry Pi 3 cana kit. Setup time is measured in minutes. It plays the classics perfectly.

I still use PC's in my arcade machines, but my console emulation is all done on the pi.

Good times are here again!

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« Reply #18 on: October 06, 2017, 09:05:23 pm »
If some of you guys have never bought a pi.

You should. Hell, just to check it out. Get a raspberry Pi 3 cana kit. Setup time is measured in minutes. It plays the classics perfectly.

I still use PC's in my arcade machines, but my console emulation is all done on the pi.

Good times are here again!

It's all in fun, Lew. Seriously. I own a Pi, and a Nespi case.
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« Reply #19 on: October 06, 2017, 09:08:08 pm »
It's all in fun, Lew. Seriously. I own a Pi, and a Nespi case.

I'm totally out of the loop. Can't figure out if the Church of Pi people are impossible, or if the ol'crew is being a bunch of crabby patties.

Ok. I'm back to not caring.... even a little.

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« Reply #20 on: October 06, 2017, 09:10:45 pm »
It's all in fun, Lew. Seriously. I own a Pi, and a Nespi case.

I'm totally out of the loop. Can't figure out if the Church of Pi people are impossible, or if the ol'crew is being a bunch of crabby patties.

Ok. I'm back to not caring.... even a little.

To recap -

Dudes ask about buying the SNES. Other dudes start saying "why would you spend XXX when for YYY you can do the same thing with a Pi!!1!"

Hilarity ensues.
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« Reply #21 on: October 06, 2017, 11:10:45 pm »
It's gotten totally out of hand. I was buying a toaster at Walmart, and some dude told me a Pi would toast bread better for less money.

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« Reply #22 on: October 06, 2017, 11:29:23 pm »
I was buying a Raspberry Pi and some guy said I should buy 2 Raspberry Pis instead.

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« Reply #23 on: October 06, 2017, 11:54:21 pm »
I'm totally out of the loop. Can't figure out if the Church of Pi people are impossible, or if the ol'crew is being a bunch of crabby patties.

Ok. I'm back to not caring.... even a little.
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To recap -

Dudes ask about buying the SNES. Other dudes start saying "why would you spend XXX when for YYY you can do the same thing with a Pi!!!"

Hilarity ensues.

This -- take a look at any thread/youtube video for the Nintendo Classics and it's filled with these - But most of them never mention YYY they just say $35 !  :cheers:

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« Reply #24 on: October 07, 2017, 01:32:31 am »
I threw away my phone... and just use my Pi for all communication. I'm F'n typing on my Pi right now.  Boom!  :blowup: :blowup: :blowup: :blowup: :blowup: :blowup:
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« Reply #25 on: October 07, 2017, 05:49:08 am »
Only losers type. I implanted a Pi in my brain. I am conveying this message over the internet telepathically.

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« Reply #26 on: October 07, 2017, 05:59:28 am »
Think this classes as my first troll thread [emoji23]

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« Reply #27 on: October 07, 2017, 09:11:12 am »
I am online using an Atari 2600.  You guys all look like posers and wannabe's from my bulletin board perspective of 9600 baud and piggybacked 4K ram chips.

So this weekend's big thing is the mini arcade machines at Cracker Barrel which are supposedly running an Arduino solution. 

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« Reply #28 on: October 07, 2017, 11:53:23 am »
Haha! Pi's sux!!!









Disclosure: I bought a Pi last night from Arrow Direct. $34.99 Shipped. I have an extra NESPi case and I'm going to build one for a friend. They're awesome for that!
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« Reply #29 on: October 07, 2017, 12:39:08 pm »
My last 2 were from Arrow direct.

What controllers are you going to use?

I ordered these initially - pretty price, but work well
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XWD8QQJ

I ordered these last time and they seem to be just as good
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MYUDDCV

I've bought a ton of controllers and many were stinkers. I even posted here looking for advice. All these sucked:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002YVD3KM
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MQN9CRU
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« Reply #30 on: October 07, 2017, 02:25:00 pm »
My last 2 were from Arrow direct.

What controllers are you going to use?

I ordered these initially - pretty price, but work well
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XWD8QQJ

I ordered these last time and they seem to be just as good
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MYUDDCV

I've bought a ton of controllers and many were stinkers. I even posted here looking for advice. All these sucked:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002YVD3KM
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MQN9CRU
several from AliExpress with URL's too long to post

Thanks for the links. For my buddy, he's going to use Xbox360 controllers. I like those SNES ones you linked for mine.

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« Reply #31 on: October 07, 2017, 06:04:30 pm »
Think this classes as my first troll thread [emoji23]
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« Reply #32 on: October 07, 2017, 06:59:42 pm »
I built a Raspberry Pi 3 emulation station as a gift. Put it in a R2D2 Case. Going to take some lessons learned and build one for myself (I'll make a project announcement thread for kicks). The comicbook theme is tits. Total cost, not including R2, was around $85. All the controllers fit inside his body - it's storage and case all-in-one. I'm using magnets to hold his dome in place. Works better than any X86 PC emulation I've used. 

Hard to argue against the Pi's for an application like this. Pretty sure I couldn't pull this off with PC components

How big is that?
Could an LED projector fit inside it?

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« Reply #33 on: October 07, 2017, 07:02:58 pm »
Only losers type. I implanted a Pi in my brain. I am conveying this message over the internet telepathically.

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« Reply #34 on: October 07, 2017, 07:04:13 pm »
Now you get the spirit of this thing. :cheers:

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« Reply #35 on: October 07, 2017, 07:47:19 pm »
I built a Raspberry Pi 3 emulation station as a gift. Put it in a R2D2 Case. Going to take some lessons learned and build one for myself (I'll make a project announcement thread for kicks). The comicbook theme is tits. Total cost, not including R2, was around $85. All the controllers fit inside his body - it's storage and case all-in-one. I'm using magnets to hold his dome in place. Works better than any X86 PC emulation I've used. 

Hard to argue against the Pi's for an application like this. Pretty sure I couldn't pull this off with PC components

How big is that?
Could an LED projector fit inside it?

I considered using a pico projector and shooting out the radar lens, but there were several concerns:

  • The projectors are spendy and have poor quality
  • It would take up space in the dome and I wouldn't be able to store the controllers inside
  • Concerned with the excess heat
  • Modding this R2 would involve some drillin-n-fillin and I didn't think the results would be worth it

Ultimately, I knew this would be played on a TV in a room without light control so HDMI output seemed the obvious choice.

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« Reply #36 on: October 12, 2017, 02:27:12 pm »
Pi 4 Lyf, bishes
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« Reply #38 on: October 12, 2017, 02:34:17 pm »
Pi 4 Lyf, bishes
What happened to you, you used to be so cool.  Now you're down with the Pi crowd and it's like I don't even know you anymore.

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« Reply #39 on: October 12, 2017, 02:38:11 pm »
Pi 4 Lyf, bishes

I regret not buying that case when it popped up. But whatever
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« Reply #42 on: October 12, 2017, 02:44:20 pm »
Buy it now, sucker:

https://www.amazon.com/NESPI-CASE-Retroflag-nespi-Raspberry/dp/B073ZC4TZY
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« Reply #43 on: October 12, 2017, 02:45:46 pm »
Buy it now, sucker:

https://www.amazon.com/NESPI-CASE-Retroflag-nespi-Raspberry/dp/B073ZC4TZY

Also available for under $20 on fleabay - if you don't mind waiting for the slow boat to arrive from a certain asian country...

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« Reply #44 on: October 12, 2017, 03:40:28 pm »
Thanks! Not bad for now. If it remembered it per-game that would really be slick. With all these custom borders getting created, I'm sure it will come.

Have you considered a Pi?


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« Reply #45 on: October 12, 2017, 03:42:37 pm »
Thanks! Not bad for now. If it remembered it per-game that would really be slick. With all these custom borders getting created, I'm sure it will come.

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« Reply #47 on: October 12, 2017, 04:49:35 pm »
Itís an old monitor, what can I say?
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« Reply #48 on: October 12, 2017, 07:03:49 pm »
I have to give Lew credit. That comic book theme is actually really well done. The friend of mine who Iím building this for is a huge comic book nerd, so Iím pretty sure heíll love it.
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« Reply #49 on: October 13, 2017, 12:02:04 am »
Some themes are definitely better than others. The comic book theme is good.

Right now, Iím really liking the tronkeyfan theme. Clean, basic and looks legit.
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« Reply #50 on: October 13, 2017, 12:46:37 am »
I tried the NES mini one, but the font was way off.
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« Reply #51 on: October 13, 2017, 11:52:26 am »
Anyone interested in giving their RetroFlag case a little more authenticity, check out these Waterslide decals.

These are not stickers but rather the same decals used on airplane models etc. I havn't applied this sticker yet but from what I understand, the existing logo can easily be removed with a quick swipe of acetone. Or if you want to really be careful, you can just use a magic eraser.


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« Reply #52 on: October 13, 2017, 12:28:44 pm »
Why cant these cases be made for Intel NUCs?

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« Reply #53 on: October 13, 2017, 01:19:25 pm »
Anyone interested in giving their RetroFlag case a little more authenticity, check out these Waterslide decals.

These are not stickers but rather the same decals used on airplane models etc. I havn't applied this sticker yet but from what I understand, the existing logo can easily be removed with a quick swipe of acetone. Or if you want to really be careful, you can just use a magic eraser.




Nice!

Must admit I had thought of doing something similar myself.

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« Reply #54 on: October 13, 2017, 01:20:30 pm »
Why cant these cases be made for Intel NUCs?

There's no reason.  It just hasn't been designed yet.  Git r' done!

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« Reply #55 on: October 13, 2017, 01:20:37 pm »
Why cant these cases be made for Intel NUCs?

Just gut the NUC and put in a Pi. Duh.
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« Reply #56 on: October 13, 2017, 02:15:53 pm »
I prefer the look of NUCs to just about anything else.

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« Reply #57 on: October 13, 2017, 02:48:23 pm »
Ok so I'm weighing in here too.

For Arcade emulation.. ehh.

For console emulation up to ps1 ...  rPi all day.  You can't beat the affordability vs a PC, and the NesPI case is so high quality it's insane.  I didn't know about the stickers, but just ordered them and am psyched.  Add in a legit NES/SNES controller with the BlissBox 4-play... and it's just way too easy and awesome.

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« Reply #58 on: October 13, 2017, 03:40:36 pm »
Ugh, I had two stickers in my cart ready to go, when I realized that $5 is 1/4 to 1/5 the cost of the case itself. Just canít pull that trigger for something non-essential to gameplay.
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« Reply #59 on: October 13, 2017, 04:31:29 pm »
Just canít pull that trigger for something non-essential to gameplay.

It's like I don't know you anymore man.

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« Reply #60 on: October 13, 2017, 05:41:31 pm »
Just canít pull that trigger for something non-essential to gameplay.

It's like I don't know you anymore man.

Two stickers is like half the cost of a case, man!!!1!

I might still bite.... but it gave me pause for a second there. I still need to pick up a few items to make these usable, so $5 stickers are still Griff-richer items at this point.
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« Reply #61 on: October 13, 2017, 06:04:24 pm »
Just canít pull that trigger for something non-essential to gameplay.

It's like I don't know you anymore man.

Two stickers is like half the cost of a case, man!!!1!

Just pretend the case costs $299.00 if that makes you feel better.

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« Reply #62 on: October 13, 2017, 06:11:52 pm »
Just canít pull that trigger for something non-essential to gameplay.

It's like I don't know you anymore man.

Two stickers is like half the cost of a case, man!!!1!

Just pretend the case costs $299.00 if that makes you feel better.

Dude, thatís like half the asking price of a NES Classic on eBay!!!1!1!!
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« Reply #63 on: October 13, 2017, 09:14:47 pm »
Just canít pull that trigger for something non-essential to gameplay.

It's like I don't know you anymore man.

Two stickers is like half the cost of a case, man!!!1!

Just pretend the case costs $299.00 if that makes you feel better.

Dude, thatís like half the asking price of a NES Classic on eBay!!!1!1!!

lol


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« Reply #64 on: October 14, 2017, 02:55:51 am »
What are you running and where did you get that theme? I usually run recalbox because of its super easy setup but it only has two basic themes.


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« Reply #65 on: October 17, 2017, 11:06:01 pm »
Anyone interested in giving their RetroFlag case a little more authenticity, check out these Waterslide decals.
I used a Magic Eraser and it came out pretty good. Much more like it's supposed to look.
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« Reply #66 on: October 17, 2017, 11:30:54 pm »
Anyone interested in giving their RetroFlag case a little more authenticity, check out these Waterslide decals.
I used a Magic Eraser and it came out pretty good. Much more like it's supposed to look.

Looks great. Dammit, Iím going to spend $10 on stickers, arenít I?
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« Reply #67 on: October 18, 2017, 12:26:27 am »
Dude just buy blank decal sheets and run them through your printer....


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« Reply #68 on: October 18, 2017, 08:17:16 am »
I may agree with the sentiment that Pis are awesome after this weekend.  After fighting with an Intel NUC 3 for the past 3 years (and shelling out too much cash) to make it an all in one emulation gaming platform I broke down last weekend and bought a Pi 3.  From what I read the install should be fairly easy.  Here's to hoping...

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« Reply #69 on: October 18, 2017, 02:47:27 pm »
I may agree with the sentiment that Pis are awesome after this weekend.  After fighting with an Intel NUC 3 for the past 3 years (and shelling out too much cash) to make it an all in one emulation gaming platform I broke down last weekend and bought a Pi 3.  From what I read the install should be fairly easy.  Here's to hoping...

It's stupid easy. You are going to be pleased.
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« Reply #70 on: October 18, 2017, 02:48:23 pm »
Anyone interested in giving their RetroFlag case a little more authenticity, check out these Waterslide decals.
I used a Magic Eraser and it came out pretty good. Much more like it's supposed to look.

Looks great. Dammit, Iím going to spend $10 on stickers, arenít I?

Yep, that does look good. Thanks for posting your results.
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« Reply #71 on: October 18, 2017, 04:47:12 pm »
I may agree with the sentiment that Pis are awesome after this weekend.  After fighting with an Intel NUC 3 for the past 3 years (and shelling out too much cash) to make it an all in one emulation gaming platform I broke down last weekend and bought a Pi 3.  From what I read the install should be fairly easy.  Here's to hoping...

It's stupid easy. You are going to be pleased.

Installing is easy. Configuring is not.  You'll be at that for a long time, guaranteed. But hey if you're into flipping switches rather than playing games, all the power to you.

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« Reply #72 on: October 18, 2017, 05:25:46 pm »
I may agree with the sentiment that Pis are awesome after this weekend.  After fighting with an Intel NUC 3 for the past 3 years (and shelling out too much cash) to make it an all in one emulation gaming platform I broke down last weekend and bought a Pi 3.  From what I read the install should be fairly easy.  Here's to hoping...

It's stupid easy. You are going to be pleased.

If you find the right image it's stupid easy.  I spent maybe 5 minutes configuring mine, after that, play on.
Installing is easy. Configuring is not.  You'll be at that for a long time, guaranteed. But hey if you're into flipping switches rather than playing games, all the power to you.

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« Reply #73 on: October 18, 2017, 05:38:14 pm »
Learn to quote, mod!  >:D

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« Reply #74 on: October 18, 2017, 09:29:06 pm »
Learn to quote, mod!  >:D

Heís the third worst mod ever.
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« Reply #75 on: October 19, 2017, 06:46:14 am »
Learn to quote, mod!  >:D
Learn to quote, mod!  >:D
What are you guys talking about?
Heís the third worst mod ever.

ETA Prime has some easy to follow tutorials on utube.  I'm over fighting with my NUC.  I just want to get something set up so I can relax and play.  I was trying to modify a real NES to encase my NUC and it ended up looking like ---steaming pile of meadow muffin---.  I will achieve the look I want with the NES Pi case.  The only downfall is I can't play Gamecube or PS2 games but its no big loss.  I only wanted to play Monkey Ball on GC with my daughter but I'm sure we can find another game she and I can enjoy together.  Or just mod my Wii.  I just need to find a way to hook up a trackball to the Wii.  And RE4 was the only game I enjoyed on PS2 and I can download an HD copy on PS4.
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« Reply #76 on: October 19, 2017, 07:30:19 am »
Learn to quote, mod!  >:D
Learn to quote, mod!  >:D
What are you guys talking about?
Heís the third worst mod ever.

ETA Prime has some easy to follow tutorials on utube.  I'm over fighting with my NUC.  I just want to get something set up so I can relax and play.  I was trying to modify a real NES to encase my NUC and it ended up looking like ---steaming pile of meadow muffin---.  I will achieve the look I want with the NES Pi case.  The only downfall is I can't play Gamecube or PS2 games but its no big loss.  I only wanted to play Monkey Ball on GC with my daughter but I'm sure we can find another game she and I can enjoy together.  Or just mod my Wii.  I just need to find a way to hook up a trackball to the Wii.  And RE4 was the only game I enjoyed on PS2 and I can download an HD copy on PS4.

Please tell me you have not destroyed an original NES!? [emoji22]

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« Reply #77 on: October 19, 2017, 10:18:28 am »
Please tell me you have not destroyed an original NES!? [emoji22]

Titch I WILL NOT tell you following:

1.  The machine was already dead when purchased.
2.  It was about the 14th million NES out of the assumed 34 million produced making it as rare as a heat during the summer
3.  It was not as rare as say an original Mario Bros cabinet.
4.  You have my sincerest apologies for cutting into a piece of 5$ plastic.

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« Reply #78 on: October 19, 2017, 11:22:48 am »
Please tell me you have not destroyed an original NES!? [emoji22]

Titch I WILL NOT tell you following:

1.  The machine was already dead when purchased.
2.  It was about the 14th million NES out of the assumed 34 million produced making it as rare as a heat during the summer
3.  It was not as rare as say an original Mario Bros cabinet.
4.  You have my sincerest apologies for cutting into a piece of 5$ plastic.

 :laugh:


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« Reply #79 on: October 19, 2017, 11:39:34 am »
I may agree with the sentiment that Pis are awesome after this weekend.  After fighting with an Intel NUC 3 for the past 3 years (and shelling out too much cash) to make it an all in one emulation gaming platform I broke down last weekend and bought a Pi 3.  From what I read the install should be fairly easy.  Here's to hoping...

It's stupid easy. You are going to be pleased.

Make sure you build your Pi with a class 10 micro SD card. Like this one

I think some of the complaints people have with Pi performance is due to them using slow sd cards.
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« Reply #80 on: October 19, 2017, 12:03:18 pm »
But you did something wrong if you destroyed the outside of the case ;)

Hence me going the NES Pi route home slice.


Make sure you build your Pi with a class 10 micro SD card. Like this one

I think some of the complaints people have with Pi performance is due to them using slow sd cards.

I had one of these in my stash VW.  So I should be good...

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« Reply #81 on: October 19, 2017, 12:17:46 pm »
I had one of these in my stash VW.  So I should be good...

Yep, that one looks good!

And like you said...all the ETA prime videos on YouTube are really great for learning how to set up Retropie.

So far, the only real "issue" I have had is getting all the metadata (box art, etc) to scrape. A couple games don't seem to register with the online DB. Not a huge deal because you can manually put that data in. Just kind of annoying because they are games with common titles.

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« Reply #82 on: October 19, 2017, 12:24:43 pm »
Use Stephen Selphs scraper

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« Reply #83 on: October 19, 2017, 12:28:30 pm »
Use Stephen Selphs scraper

I looked into doing that, but quickly got annoyed with the work it took to get it set up. Then I became even more annoyed that if it worked so well, then why isn't it just built into the latest RetroPie image?

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« Reply #84 on: October 19, 2017, 12:45:33 pm »
I have no idea why its not built in but it is by far the best scraper.

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« Reply #85 on: October 19, 2017, 02:16:54 pm »
I read the following on a random web site about Selphs Scraper...

Why are there two included scrapers? Why does it take so damned long?

Emulation Station needs two things to look its best: boxart for each game, and a Ďgamelist.xmlí full of metadata for each system. ES has a built-in-scraper, but that uses your romsí filenames to identify them. That method can be pretty unpredictable.
Itís a better idea to use the included ďSteven SelphĒ scraper in the Retropie textual menus, as it uses rom hashes to provide much more accurate results.

But it takes forever.

To fix:
Note that you canít use the Selph scraper if Emulation Station is open, or its work will be overwritten. Quit from ES before scraping (If youíre logged in remotely: ďkillall emulationstationď) then get busy:
sudo ~/RetroPie-Setup/retropie_setup.sh
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The scraper will first download all your images in one big queue, and you can watch as things happen in the terminal. This takes about five minutes. Then, at the end of your queue, everything will freezeÖor will appear to. For HOURS. Donít break out of it. Let it sit and Ďdo nothingí. Even though there is no visual feedback, the current systemís gamelist.xml is being generated. A recent scrape of ~120 Genesis roms took about three ---smurfing--- hours, conservatively.

The only setting Iíd really change from the defaults is to disable ďThumbnails OnlyĒ. When I left that enabled I ended up with a bunch of low-res blurry upscales.

I agree, this slow scraping thing sucks because itís probably one of the first things youíll do when you set up your RetroPie install, and during this whole time you canít play anything. Let it run overnight.

As nice as it is to look at and use, Emulation Station seems to have been abandoned by its author with no updates in over a year. The reliance on huge, slow-to-process XML files was one of the things he had hoped to have fixed before he eventually lost interest in the project. This might get fixed someday, but for now itís best to limit your romsets to a couple hundred, rather than a couple thousand, just to keep EmulationStation running smoothly.

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Re: RPis are awesome!
« Reply #86 on: October 19, 2017, 03:43:52 pm »
Not sure why people moan its that slow.

The inbuilt one is stupidly slow but Stephens is pretty quick in my experiences of using it.

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Re: RPis are awesome!
« Reply #87 on: October 19, 2017, 04:45:56 pm »
On a related note, I'm mildly disappointed in the box-art resolution. If you have a theme that uses large box-art, then it's pixelated.

I think low-resolution box art was used to keep the dashboard snappy but I might replace all my boxart with higher rez images and see how it performs...can't be that bad.
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« Reply #88 on: October 19, 2017, 07:51:24 pm »
I totally forgot about the scraping!

What I did with my Pi was only load on the games I wanted to play. No more using every NES and SNES game, I only loaded up the games I actually played and any other games from the minis. I used the built-in scraper and I let it find everything automatically. That sucked. I erased it all and did it again, but for some reason the scraper was fast as ---steaming pile of meadow muffin---. I was able to do them all manually in about 20 minutes.

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Re: RPis are awesome!
« Reply #89 on: October 20, 2017, 06:53:20 am »
What I did with my Pi was only load on the games I wanted to play.

I could never understand people throwing every single game on their console just because they can...

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« Reply #90 on: October 20, 2017, 07:56:33 pm »
What I did with my Pi was only load on the games I wanted to play.

I could never understand people throwing every single game on their console just because they can...

Really? Ever? I thought we were all guilty of that. Since I didn't have the money to play all the games back-in-the-day I loaded them all up so I could check them out. I used to randomly check out different games, but anymore I just play games for nostalgia. Stuck on Chocolate Island 4 in Super Mario World now. Getting all kinds of pissed, lol.

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Re: RPis are awesome!
« Reply #91 on: October 20, 2017, 08:11:14 pm »
What I did with my Pi was only load on the games I wanted to play.

I could never understand people throwing every single game on their console just because they can...

Really? Ever? I thought we were all guilty of that. Since I didn't have the money to play all the games back-in-the-day I loaded them all up so I could check them out. I used to randomly check out different games, but anymore I just play games for nostalgia. Stuck on Chocolate Island 4 in Super Mario World now. Getting all kinds of pissed, lol.

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« Reply #92 on: Yesterday at 01:25:50 am »
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« Reply #93 on: Yesterday at 02:06:11 am »
Well, you have all them GBís of space why not chuck every game ever on?

Both my Segapi and Pitendo have all games on except the ones that are unplayable (light gun games etc).

But they also both have fav lists so I can quickly find the games I mostly play :)

  
 

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